Press Releases

July 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The decision to delay enforcement of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has created a host of new questions and concerns that need to be addressed, according to a letter sent today to President Obama from House Republican leaders.

July 8, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today continued its examination of reforms to the Medicaid program with a hearing on “Making Medicaid Work for the Most Vulnerable.” The hearing, the third of an ongoing series, builds on the subcommittee’s efforts to review Medicaid’s weaknesses and identify responsible, reasonable reforms to protect the program and deliver quality services to the vulnerable Americans who rely on it.
July 3, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of July 8, 2013. Beginning on Monday, the Subcommittee on Health will continue its review of the current Medicaid system and examine ideas for reform. On Tuesday, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power will review legislation to modernize natural gas pipeline permitting, and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will continue its examination of cyber threats and security solutions.
July 3, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today wrote to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, requesting documents and information regarding the administration’s decision to delay full implementation of the health care law’s employer mandate for one year. The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, chaired by Rep.
July 2, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the administration’s decision to delay Obamacare’s employer mandate for one year:
July 1, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced several changes to the committee's communications and technology staff, outlined an expanded cross-subcommittee staff portfolio, and also welcomed a new press secretary. Upton congratulated departing staff on new opportunities and highlighted the experienced staff leadership that will continue going forward.

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