Press Releases

June 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Kicking off a new hearing series, the Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing on “Examining the Federal Government’s Response to the Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis.” Prescription drug abuse has plagued the U.S. for many years and continues to be a growing problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classified prescription painkiller abuse as a health epidemic and determined that this is the fastest growing drug problem in the U.S.
June 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) released the following statement today in response to the Obama administration’s spectrum initiative:
June 13, 2013 | Press Release
The Subcommittees on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and Energy and Power have scheduled a joint hearing for Thursday, June 20, 2013, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “A Competitive Edge for American Manufacturing: Abundant American Energy.” Witnesses to be announced.
June 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement in response to today's announcement that the main Energy and Commerce Committee hearing room will be named in honor of former Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Dingell (D-MI). House Speaker John Boehner made the announcement at today’s official congressional celebration of Rep. Dingell, who last week became the longest-serving Member of Congress in the history of the United States.
June 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today signed into law S.622, the Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Reauthorization Act of 2013. The legislation would reauthorize the Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA) and the Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act (AGDUFA) that expire at the end of Fiscal Year 2013. The programs have ensured that veterinarians, livestock and poultry producers, and pet owners have access to the drugs they need to keep their animals healthy.
June 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today welcomed the nation’s new Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, in a hearing focused on the president’s proposed FY2014 budget for the Department of Energy.

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