Press Releases

June 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of June 10, 2013. Beginning on Wednesday, the Subcommittee on Health will continue its Medicaid reform efforts, and the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will continue its examination of the satellite television law.
June 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing its bipartisan review of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the House Energy and Commerce Committee today released the fourth in a series of white papers examining a number of issues emerging with the current system. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ranking Member Henry A.
June 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton issued the following statement in honor and recognition of his friend, Michigan colleague, and former Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Dingell, who today became the longest-serving Member of Congress in the history of the United States.
June 6, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today approved a group of commonsense bills that seek to improve environmental regulations and increase state authority in certain regulatory programs. The Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act, the Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act, and the Federal Facility Accountability Act were all approved by voice vote. The Federal and State Partnership for Environmental Protection Act was approved by a vote of 11-7.
June 5, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing on “Reforming SGR: Prioritizing Quality in a Modernized Physician Payment System.” The hearing comes on the heels of a draft legislative framework released last week by the Energy and Commerce Committee to repeal the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system and replace it with a fair and stable system of physician payment in the Medicare program.
June 4, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today further expanded their examination into reports that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius may have solicited funding or assistance from the health care industry to help implement the president’s health care law.

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