Press Releases

July 23, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today joined dozens of members in urging the Federal Communications Commission to avoid expansive interpretation of the “program carriage” rules. The members are concerned with unnecessary government red tape saddling the video marketplace. Upton, Walden and the members wrote:
July 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced its schedule for the week of July 23, 2012. The committee will continue its commitment to sound energy policy with a hearing to examine policies and procedures at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a markup of legislation to protect taxpayers from risky bets like Solyndra.
July 19, 2012 | Press Release
Earlier this week, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a field hearing in Abingdon, Virginia, to examine the real world consequences of new EPA regulations on the nation’s coal communities. These regulations, which effectively ban construction of new coal-fired power plants, are contributing to job losses across the country.
July 19, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today approved drafts of the “U.S. Agricultural Sector Relief Act,” and the “Asthma Inhalers Relief Act.” The legislative proposals, relating to implementation of the Montreal Protocol, now move to the full committee for consideration.
July 18, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC— House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) today echoed the recent concerns expressed by governors across the nation about the uncertain future of Medicaid funding and pressed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to outline all legislative and policy specifications on the president’s Medicaid “blended rate” proposal.
July 18, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today discussed permanent solutions to replace the outdated Medicare physician payment model, the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). For the past decade, Congress has repeatedly implemented a temporary “Doc Fix” to prevent substantial Medicare reimbursement cuts, which would result in fewer physicians able to serve Medicare patients.

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