WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce announced its hearing schedule for the week of May 20, 2013. Following this week’s release of a new committee report, “The Looming Premium Rate Shock,” the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will kick off its hearing schedule with an examination of health insurance premium increases under the president’s health care law.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement today in response to the Department of Energy’s announcement that it has conditionally authorized the Freeport LNG Expansion and FLNG Liquefaction to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement.
Subcommittee Examines Legislation to Modernize Federal Environmental Law and Increase State AuthorityMay 17, 2013 | Press Release
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 three legislative proposals: the Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act, the Federal and State Partnership for Environmental Protection Act, and the Federal Facility Accountability Act. These three bills seek to modernize existing federal law and increase state authority under CERCLA.
WASHINGTON, DC – Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee today voiced their support to fully repeal the president’s health care law. Since the reforms became law three years ago, the committee has conducted rigorous oversight to educate the American people on the law’s impact on patients, providers, the economy, and states. With each day that passes, the committee continues to discover more consequences as a result of the law’s mandates, fees, policies, and taxes.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittees on Energy and Power and Environment and the Economy today held a joint hearing to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget request. Members questioned EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe on a range of issues before the agency, including pending rulemakings and regulatory activities and transparency issues.
Committee Seeks More Details on Sebelius’ Efforts to Support “Enroll America,” Joins Request for GAO to Conduct an InvestigationMay 16, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today continued their examination into reports that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius may have solicited funding or assistance from the health care industry to help implement the health care law. According to The New York Times, an HHS spokesperson said Secretary Sebelius suggested health care executives and others to support the work of Enroll America, a private nonprofit group dedicated to assisting the implementation of the health care law.