Press Releases

March 20, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Nearly three years ago, on March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law health care reforms that have changed the landscape of our nation's health care system. Since the law's passage, the Energy and Commerce Committee has conducted ongoing oversight to monitor the law's consequences for patients, providers, the economy, taxpayers, and states and make this information available to the American people.
March 19, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today kicked off the “Health Information Technologies” hearing series to discuss the critical role of technology in the health care industry and how federal regulations and taxes could impact patients, hinder innovation, and increase costs for consumers. In July 2011, the FDA proposed regulating mobile medical apps.
March 19, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today continued its American Energy Security and Innovation hearing series with a focus on natural gas and electric coordination challenges.
March 18, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Ahead of the Health Subcommittee’s hearing today on “Saving Seniors and Our Most Vulnerable from an Entitlement Crisis,” the Energy and Commerce Committee released a staff report that outlines the state of the Medicaid program today. The report offers an assessment of whether Medicaid beneficiaries get the appropriate, high-quality care their insured counterparts receive and what an expansion of Medicaid means for the program’s current gaps.
March 16, 2013 | Press Release
  U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger: We need the Keystone XL pipeline By: U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) Remember the days when the average gas price in Illinois was below $2 a gallon? Now teenage drivers cannot even fathom filling up the car for less than $3.50 a gallon.
March 15, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – A report by Bloomberg indicates that President Obama is preparing to expand red tape under the National Environmental Policy Act to block important energy and infrastructure projects. According to Bloomberg, President Obama will soon tell federal agencies that they must consider climate change impacts under NEPA before approving major projects like pipelines, highways, and new leases for drilling and mining.