WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today expanded their investigation into the recent fungal meningitis outbreak linked to a contaminated injectable steroid compounded and distributed by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Massachusetts. Of the 14,000 patients injected with the drug product, fourteen people have died and at least 170 people have been sickened across the nation.
Committee Leaders Expand Investigation into Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, Seek Information from Massachusetts Pharmacy Board Responsible for Overseeing New England Compounding CenterOctober 12, 2012 | Press Release
Committee Leaders Seek More Information From Massachusetts Firm Linked to Deadly Meningitis OutbreakOctober 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today requested a bipartisan briefing from the New England Compounding Center (NECC) regarding the recent multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak that has proved fatal for over a dozen individuals. Federal officials have linked the contaminated spinal steroid injections responsible for the outbreak to the NECC in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Committee Leaders Continue Working to Protect Nation's Critical Infrastructure from Growing Cyber ThreatsOctober 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Republican members on the House Energy and Commerce Committee today requested information from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding the establishment of its new Office of Energy Infrastructure Security (OEIS). Members wrote to FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff seeking answers regarding FERC’s statutory authority and OEIS’ jurisdiction, funding, and responsibilities.
Leading House and Senate Republicans Urge President to Rethink Issuing Cybersecurity Executive OrderOctober 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate today urged President Barack Obama to refrain from issuing an executive order exerting regulatory influence over the Internet in the name of cybersecurity.
WASHINGTON, DC – Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to U.S. Comptroller General and head of the Government Accountability Office Gene Dodaro requesting a study of federal spending used to support energy-related technologies. Full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) are requesting the study in response to concerns over the dramatic growth of spending and subsidies in energy markets.
Committee Leaders Probe DOE's Knowledge of Loan Recipient's Faulty Solar Panels – Now-Bankrupt Abound Awarded $400 Million Loan Guarantee from Same Program as SolyndraOctober 10, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are continuing their investigation into the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program, seeking information regarding the department’s $400 million stimulus loan guarantee awarded to now-bankrupt solar panel manufacturer Abound Solar. Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL), and Rep.