Press Releases

September 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today requested additional information from AARP regarding the organization’s coordination with the White House prior to passage of President Obama’s health care law. The request is part of an ongoing investigation to determine how the health care law was crafted and what agreements were made behind closed doors instead of in front of the American people as the president promised.
September 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a legislative hearing focused on H.R. 6172, a bill to prohibit EPA from finalizing any rule imposing new standards of performance for carbon dioxide emissions from power plants until carbon capture and storage (CCS) is proven to be technologically and economically feasible. Rep.
September 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – In a week marred by news of coal layoffs and mine closures, support continues to grow for legislation the House is set to begin debating this afternoon, H.R. 3409, the Stop the War on Coal Act.
September 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today approved two health bills: one to create efficiencies in Medicare to protect seniors and taxpayers, and another to prevent job loss due to Obamacare regulations. The Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers (SMART) Act (H.R. 1063), authored by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), creates efficiencies in the Medicare Secondary Payer program to speed up the process of returning money to the Medicare Trust Fund while reducing costly legal barriers for both large and small employers.
September 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday evening, the House of Representatives approved four important pieces of legislation that will advance the treatment and research of rare diseases, create jobs for returning veterans, and provide necessary flexibility to current rules at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that will protect patients’ access to care.
September 20, 2012 | Press Release
This week, the House of Representatives will continue its fight for jobs and American energy by passing H.R. 3409, the Stop the War on Coal Act. This legislative package is comprised of a series of bills aimed to stop the Obama administration’s regulatory assault on one of the nation’s most important sources of energy. Coal has been powering our economy for decades as a source of low-cost and reliable electricity.

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