Press Releases

February 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sought information on steps taken by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to assess and improve upon our nation’s mental health system following previous incidences of mass violence.
February 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), and Health Subcommittee Vice Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) provided an update on the committees’ collaborative efforts to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and advance a permanent solution for the long-troubled Medicare physician payment system.
February 6, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Communications and Technology Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), yesterday held a joint hearing with the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations to discuss efforts by some countries to expand international regulation of the Internet. Dr.
February 6, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce Committees today unveiled the Obamacare Burden Tracker (#ObamacareBurden).  The Burden Tracker is a real-time online resource to help the public keep track of all of the new government mandates, rules, and red tape as a result of Obamacare.
February 5, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today kicked off its “American Energy Security and Innovation” hearing series with a discussion of America’s vast energy resources and the benefits and opportunities of the nation’s new energy boom. Over the past decade, technological advancements have transformed America’s energy landscape and economy.
February 4, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives this evening approved with bipartisa support two Energy and Commerce Committee initiatives aimed at improving children’s health care: the National Pediatric Research Network Act (H.R. 225) and the Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act (H.R. 297).