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.
Committee Leaders Ask EPA to Update its Cost-Benefit Analysis of Proposed Particulate Matter StandardsNovember 16, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are seeking further information regarding the costs and benefits of EPA’s proposed stringent new standards for fine particulate matter (PM 2.5).
WASHINGTON, DC – Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today announced all five FCC commissioners will testify on “Keeping the New Broadband Spectrum Law on Track” on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. Details will be posted here as they become available.
Committee Poses Questions to HHS Regarding Potential Conflict of Interest Concerns Surrounding Health ExchangesNovember 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today requested the Department of Health and Human Services provide information on the contract awarded to Quality Software Services, Inc. (QSSI) to support health exchanges. The QSSI contract has not been made publicly available, and the company’s recent acquisition by United Health Group has raised concerns about its role.
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) released the following statement in response to the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed plan for oil shale and oil sands leasing on Western lands. BLM published its proposal today, which will block off an additional 1.6 million acres of federal lands from leasing.