Press Releases

June 4, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – This morning, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), held the fourth hearing in its Our Nation of Builders series with a focus on the state of America’s homebuilding sector. The subcommittee heard from senior executives representing different businesses in the homebuilding industry about the challenges they face and opportunities for increasing growth and job creation.
June 3, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – This evening, the House of Representatives passed S.622, the Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Reauthorization Act of 2013 by a vote of 390 to 12. The legislation would reauthorize the Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA) and the Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act (AGDUFA) that expire at the end of Fiscal Year 2013.
June 3, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – This afternoon, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1919 the Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceuticals Act of 2013, by voice vote. The bipartisan legislation, authored by Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH), would enhance the security of the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain for America’s patients while preventing duplicative federal and state requirements from being imposed on drug manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and pharmacies.
June 3, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) today introduced a new version of coal ash legislation in the House of Representatives. H.R 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013, builds on bipartisan, bicameral work from last Congress to set up a state-based regulatory program that will ensure the safe management and disposal of coal combustion residuals and encourage beneficial reuse by removing the stigma associated with EPA’s proposed rule.
May 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) responded to today’s release of the 2013 Medicare and Social Security Trustees Report. The Trustees are forecasting that Medicare will go bankrupt in 2026 and Social Security will not be able to fully pay benefits in 2033.
May 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing schedule for the week of June 3, 2013. Beginning on Monday, June 3, the House of Representatives will vote on two committee priorities – legislation to reauthorize new and generic animal drug user fee programs and a bill to secure America’s prescription drug supply chain.

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