WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today signed into law S.622, the Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Reauthorization Act of 2013. 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. The programs have ensured that veterinarians, livestock and poultry producers, and pet owners have access to the drugs they need to keep their animals healthy.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today welcomed the nation’s new Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, in a hearing focused on the president’s proposed FY2014 budget for the Department of Energy.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing examining the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) to gain a better understanding of this complex statute and its impacts on the economy and public heath and safety.
Health Subcommittee Examines Commonsense Reforms to Medicaid Program, Including State Flexibility to Help Provide for Most Vulnerable AmericansJune 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – As part of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s continuing efforts to reform the Medicaid program, the Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep.
Communications and Technology Subcommittee Continues Examination of Satellite Television Law and Video MarketplaceJune 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today held the second in its ongoing hearing series this Congress on the satellite television law, portions of which are set to sunset on December 31, 2014. Members today examined whether the law still serves an important function or if it is out of step with today’s video marketplace.
THE IDEA LAB: Making Medicaid Work - Protecting the Vulnerable, Offering Individualized Care, and Reducing CostsJune 12, 2013 | Press Release
Medicaid, the state-federal partnership program enacted in 1965, was designed as a safety net for the most vulnerable Americans. While the program covered just four million people in its first year, there were approximately 72 million Americans (nearly 25 percent of the population) enrolled in the program at some point in 2012 − more recipients than any other government health care program, including Medicare.