WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement in response to an order issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to bolster the security of the U.S. electric grid. The order directs the North American Electric Reliability Corporation to write physical security standards for the most critical utility facilities, and comes after snipers attacked an electricity substation in California last year.
Committee Presses Administration to Keep the Promise to Seniors and Protect Popular Medicare Drug ProgramMarch 10, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Working to protect America’s seniors and most vulnerable citizens, House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans last week wrote to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator (CMS) Marilyn Tavenner calling on the administration to rescind its, “Proposed Rule for Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Benefit Programs.” The committee members are concerned the administration’s un
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of March 10, 2014. The committee will review discussion drafts of the Chemicals in Commerce Act and legislation to reauthorize the satellite television law, as well as discuss how the administration’s proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage threaten seniors’ access to care, and examine ways to improve sports safety.
Rep. Renee Ellmers: “Millions of our seniors are facing catastrophic changes to their Medicare Part D benefits and today I’m introducing a bill to stop it.”
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today continued its hearing series “Benefits of and Challenges to Energy Access in the 21st Century” with a focus on fuel supply and infrastructure. The hearing explored how rail, pipelines, and trucking are playing a key role in moving America’s growing energy supplies to markets, and also examined how inadequate infrastructure has contributed to recent high energy prices as a result of regional shortages of natural gas and propane.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today released the first discussion draft of legislation to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA), which contains provisions that will expire on December 31, 2014. The subcommittee will discuss the draft legislation at a hearing next Wednesday, March 12, 2014.