Press Releases

December 11, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today advanced a package of bipartisan, commonsense bills that will collectively help improve public health, cut red tape, and encourage energy development. The committee approved the following bills by voice vote: H.R. 3527, the Poison Center Network Act, authored by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), which will reauthorize important activities related to poison control centers.
December 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders, along with every Republican member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, today wrote to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging him to suspend the Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to conduct a field study that could lead to a revival of the Fairness Doctrine.
December 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders yesterday sent letters to the Medicaid Directors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia regarding the status of their Medicaid programs and their current ability to care for their most vulnerable populations. The health care law’s expansion of the Medicaid program will add as many as 26 million Americans to the program, adding further strain to the program.
December 9, 2013 | Press Release
Leaders Also Request Government Watchdog Examine Effectiveness of Key Cyber Security Controls Utilized By Top HHS Agencies
December 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today announced that members of the subcommittee have reached bipartisan agreements on both the FCC Process Reform Act and the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act, Both pieces of legislation are set to be considered at this week’s full committee markup.
December 6, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) and Vice Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) issued the following statements in response to the Congressional Budget Office updated estimate of H.R. 2810, the Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement Act. CBO now estimates H.R. 2810 would cost $153.2 billion over the next ten years, more than $20 billion less than previously estimated.

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