Press Releases

April 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today requested HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius provide more information on the $54 million award to fund community groups to help individuals navigate the health care law’s exchanges. This latest request continues the committee's aggressive oversight of the new health law's spending, implementation, and impact.
April 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Appropriations Committee today launched an examination into reports that the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Office of Communications and Education (OCE) spent about $45 million in FY2012, nearly double the entire amount the Food and Drug Administration spent on communications.
April 12, 2013 | Press Release
The Potential Gas Committee (PGC) this week released the results of its latest assessment of America’s natural gas reserves, estimating the United States’ total recoverable resource base at 2,384 trillion cubic feet. This is the highest resource evaluation in the 48-year history of the Potential Gas Committee, a group of experts based at the Colorado School of Mines who conduct this assessment on a biennial basis. This year’s estimates rose a stunning 22.1 percent since 2010.
April 11, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today advanced legislation to promote a global Internet free from government control. The bill, approved by voice vote, contains the same language that unanimously passed the House and Senate last year, elevating it to official U.S policy rather than merely a sense of the Congress in light of continued international efforts to regulate the Internet.
April 11, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing on the discussion draft of H.R. __, the Coal Ash Recycling and Oversight Act of 2013. Today’s hearing builds on the subcommittee’s work last Congress to set up a state-based regulatory program for the safe management, reuse, and disposal of coal residuals. The draft bill mirrors the text of S. 3512 in the 112th Congress, which was introduced in the Senate with strong bipartisan support, and is similar to Rep. David McKinley’s (R-WV) legislation, H.R.
April 11, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today heard from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission on ideas for reforming the traditional Medicare benefit design. Many of the Commission’s recommendations for reform represent policy ideas that carry long-standing bipartisan support from a wide range of policymakers, health experts, and economists.

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