WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: "Defending the president's health care law is a punishing assignment, and our committee has never hesitated to ask the tough questions of Secretary Sebelius and the other officials involved in its implementation. She may be finished in her role overseeing the law, but our efforts to get answers and relief for the American people will continue." ###
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Communications and Technology Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today advanced H.R. 4342, the Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters (DOTCOM) Act of 2014. The legislation, authored by Rep.
New Nonpartisan Analysis Raises Questions Surrounding Legality of Administration’s Pivot to Subsidize Health Plans Outside of Federal ExchangeApril 9, 2014 | Press Release
Decision to Allow Subsidies for Plans Off of Health Law Exchanges Contradicts Statute
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power today approved H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, by a vote of 15 to 11. Authored by Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), the legislation would cut through the red tape blocking exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG). H.R. 6 grants immediate approval of complete export applications currently filed with the Department of Energy and modifies the process moving forward to ensure exports to our allies are no longer subject to unnecessary delays.
Health Subcommittee Reviews Several Bills Aimed At Improving Public Health and Increasing TransparencyApril 8, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health this week reviewed several bills that aim to improve the public health and increase transparency. The Health Subcommittee has a strong record of bipartisan success in the public health sphere with eleven public laws championed by this committee in the 113th Congress. At hearings this week over a two-day span the subcommittee reviewed legislation aimed at improving the predictability and transparency in regulations at the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Food and Drug Administration.
WASHINGTON, DC –The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today held a hearing on “Trolling for a Solution: Ending Abusive Patent Demand Letters.” The panel heard from stakeholders about abusive patent demand letters and explored ways to address this growing problem that is costing small businesses and threatening innovation.