Press Releases

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.
December 6, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of December 9, 2013. The committee will continue its oversight of the president’s health care law as well as the Federal Communications Commission and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The committee will also vote on a number of bills aimed at improving public health, reducing outdated regulations, and reforming FCC process.
December 6, 2013 | Press Release
The president’s broken promise of “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan,” has been well-documented, but it’s not the only source of middle class dissactisfaction with the president’s health law. His promise that the health care law would save families an average of $2,500 per year is likewise proving false, with an especially painful financial truth in its place. In an effort to distract attention from the botched health care law, the president this week attempted a pivot to the economy.
December 6, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee investigation of the health care law’s failures has uncovered new documents that reveal the administration was aware of the need to delay the online small business (SHOP) exchanges as early as August. Despite this knowledge, the Obama administration waited to finalize the delay until November 27, as Americans across the country were off celebrating Thanksgiving with their loved ones.
December 5, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a hearing on “Evaluating the Role of FERC in a Changing Energy Landscape.” The subcommittee examined the legal and regulatory authorities of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the challenges and opportunities facing the commission as a result of America’s newfound energy abundance.
December 4, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today examined how the president’s health care law will impact the Medicare Advantage program and what beneficiaries should expect in the coming year. The health care law raided $700 billion from Medicare, including $300 billion from Medicare Advantage alone, in order to fund the new entitlement.

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