Press Releases

January 9, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - A new report from the Health and Human Services Inspector General underscores the reality of security concerns surrounding the health law’s exchanges.  Marketwatch reports, “The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services aren’t taking enough precautions to ferret out fraud in electronic health record use as medical providers continue to migrate from conventional paper documents.
January 8, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 724 by a vote of 405 to 0. The bipartisan legislation amends the Clean Air Act to eliminate the redundant requirement for auto dealers to provide certification of emissions standards compliance for new light-duty motor vehicles. Clean Air Act measures already ensure that new vehicles offered for sale comply with the standards, and the Environmental Protection Agency no longer enforces this requirement. Authored by Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep.
January 8, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today spoke in support of H.R. 3527, the Poison Center Network Act. H.R. 3527 was introduced by Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE). The bipartisan legislation reauthorizes important activities related to poison control centers. Poisoning is the second most common form of unintentional death in the United States and most of these exposures will involve children under the age of six.
January 8, 2014 | 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 began seeking public input as they work to review and update the Communications Act.
January 6, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released a report on the work of the committee in 2013. The end-of-session update continues the tradition of reports issued throughout the 112th Congress and earlier this year under Chairman Upton on the committee’s legislative and oversight accomplishments under the current Republican majority.
January 6, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) is set to introduce the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act. The legislation would require the Department of Health and Human Services to notify individuals of any breach on the health care law exchanges (both state and federal) that endangers personal data and information within 2 business days. The House is expected to vote on the measure on Friday.

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