Press Releases

March 5, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Joe Pitts, Sen. Chuck Grassley, Sen. Michael Enzi, and Sen. Orrin Hatch today asked a wide range of stakeholders for a detailed accounting of how they operate the 340B program, a discount drug program that's meant to supply federally funded grantees and other safety net health care providers but whose exploding growth raises questions about program integrity.
March 1, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), hosted a hearing today to examine the nation's growing prescription drug problem and discuss ways to fight diversion of controlled painkillers, which are now causing more deaths in this country than heroin and cocaine combined. 
March 1, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing to examine the Department of Health and Human Services' Fiscal Year 2013 budget. Members focused on how the government takeover of our nation's health care system is exacerbating our nation's record-high debt and the administration's lack of transparency and accountability in establishing the new health care mandates on individuals, states, and job creators.
February 29, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today approved the bipartisan Medicare Decisions Accountability Act, H.R. 452, to repeal the controversial Independent Payment Advisory Board. IPAB was created by the health care law and has drawn widespread bipartisan opposition because it threatens to reduce seniors' access to treatments and services in Medicare.
February 29, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Continuing a troubling recent trend of power plant closures, leading power producer GenOn announced today it would shutter 13 percent of its generating capacity by 2015 due to new environmental regulations. The company stated it would close eight coal-fired power plants located in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, "because forecasted returns on investments necessary to comply with environmental regulations are insufficient." 
February 29, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today appointed members of the subcommittee to serve on a bipartisan Communications and Technology Cybersecurity Working Group to examine the current landscape and lay the foundation for the subcommittee's efforts to address cybersecurity.

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