WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today held a hearing exploring “The Role of Receivers in a Spectrum Scarce World.” The subcommittee focused on how best to promote innovation and maximize spectrum efficiency in the constantly evolving wireless communications marketplace.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today examined current anti-fraud measures employed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and discussed potential new approaches to fraud prevention. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has repeatedly designated Medicare and Medicaid as being at “high risk” for fraud, abuse, and improper payments. With some estimates predicting the Medicare program could go bankrupt as soon as 2017, the committee focused on new approaches to address these substantial and ongoing threats.
WASHINGTON, DC – After once again being selected by his colleagues to serve as Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced the committee leadership he intends to appoint for the 113th Congress and commented on key priorities for the future. Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) will succeed Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) leading the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee and Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) will take the helm of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee from outgoing Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL).
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its schedule for the week of November 26. The committee will hold hearings to discuss health care fraud and the role of receivers in improving spectrum usage. The committee will also host its third Clean Air Act forum.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Republican leaders late last week requested the Food and Drug Administration provide internal documents related to the deadly meningitis outbreak by November 30, 2012. While testifying before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg repeatedly assured members her agency would provide the documents, which were originally requested one month ago, in a timely manner.
WASHINGTON, DC – Late yesterday, HHS announced states would have one more month to decide how and whether to implement Obamacare’s health exchanges. This last-minute reprieve came on the eve of the original decision deadline, an arbitrary cutoff date that states were struggling to meet because they lack basic information about this aspect of the law and how it will be implemented and regulated.