Press Releases

December 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders yesterday sent letters to the Medicaid Directors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia regarding the status of their Medicaid programs and their current ability to care for their most vulnerable populations. The health care law’s expansion of the Medicaid program will add as many as 26 million Americans to the program, adding further strain to the program.
December 9, 2013 | Press Release
Leaders Also Request Government Watchdog Examine Effectiveness of Key Cyber Security Controls Utilized By Top HHS Agencies
December 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today announced that members of the subcommittee have reached bipartisan agreements on both the FCC Process Reform Act and the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act, Both pieces of legislation are set to be considered at this week’s full committee markup.
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 The committee will also vote on a number of bills aimed at improving public health, reducing outdated regulations, and reforming FCC process.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.

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