WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today requested the Department of Health and Human Services provide information on the contract awarded to Quality Software Services, Inc. (QSSI) to support health exchanges. The QSSI contract has not been made publicly available, and the company’s recent acquisition by United Health Group has raised concerns about its role.
Committee Poses Questions to HHS Regarding Potential Conflict of Interest Concerns Surrounding Health ExchangesNovember 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) released the following statement in response to the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed plan for oil shale and oil sands leasing on Western lands. BLM published its proposal today, which will block off an additional 1.6 million acres of federal lands from leasing.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Greg Walden (R-OR) today issued the following statements after AT&T announced plans to invest $14 billion to expand its broadband network:
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), after consultation with Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), today issued a subpoena for Barry Cadden, New England Compounding Center Co-owner and Managing Pharmacist, to appear before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on November 14, 2012, to testify about the deadly meningitis outbreak. Through his counsel, Cadden has declined to appear voluntarily.
WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing its investigation of the deadly meningitis outbreak, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today announced that the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will convene a hearing on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg is scheduled to testify. The subcommittee has also invited James Coffey, Director of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy, and Barry Cadden, Director of Pharmacy and owner of the New England Compounding Center.
Despite Promises of Transparency, Obama Administration Suppresses Report That Would Detail Rise in Welfare DependenceOctober 25, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – A day after his inauguration, President Obama promised his administration would be defined by its openness and transparency, proudly declaring, "I will also hold myself, as president, to a new standard of openness….Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency." Sadly, the Obama administration has failed to live up to