Press Releases

May 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – In recent weeks, the Energy and Commerce Committee has explored the looming rate shock that will hit when the president’s health care law takes full effect. Despite widespread evidence that significant price spikes are expected, reports from the state of California claiming potential price reductions created many new questions.
May 29, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today applauded the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recent intervention in program carriage negotiations. Upton and Walden spearheaded a bipartisan letter to the FCC in July 2012 expressing concerns with the agency's actions.
May 28, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today unveiled draft legislation to repeal the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system and replace it with a fair and stable system of physician payment in the Medicare program. The draft legislation is the latest step in the transparent process to reform the system and reward providers for delivering high-quality, efficient health care.
May 24, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) will appear on C-SPAN’s Communicators program this weekend to discuss the panel’s upcoming agenda. Click here to watch online now or on C-SPAN on Saturday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m.
May 24, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders have expanded their examination into reports that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius may have solicited funding or assistance from the health care industry to help implement the health care law.
May 23, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA), and Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO) today wrote to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting an examination of the performance, effectiveness, and management of the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Commerce (DOC-IG).

Pages