Press Releases

April 1, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) today released the following statement after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will reverse some of the Obama administration’s proposed cuts to the Medicare Advantage program. The announcement comes after members of the Energy and Commerce Committee have repeatedly urged the administration to protect these important benefits for seniors.
March 29, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Despite stubbornly high gas prices, the Obama administration today announced it is moving forward with a new regulation for gasoline that is expected to drive prices at the pump even higher. The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its new Tier 3 rule requiring ultra-low sulfur gasoline as well as new tailpipe emissions standards for cars and light trucks. The agency has stated the proposal would cost no more than one cent per gallon of gasoline, while one industry study estimates the new regulation will add 6 to 9 cents per gallon.
March 27, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today announced a hearing for Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 1 p.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building entitled “Protecting America’s Sick and Chronically Ill.” Witnesses to be announced.
March 27, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Reuters yesterday reported, “President Obama’s top health care adviser acknowledged on Tuesday that costs could rise in the individual health insurance market, particularly for men and younger people, because of provisions of the landmark 2010 health care measure due to take effect next year.” The comments echo the recent findings published in the joint
March 26, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today announced the panel will hold a hearing on April 25, 2013, to examine the Universal Service Fund’s Lifeline program, which has tripled in size from $800 million in 2009 to $2.2 billion per year in 2012.
March 26, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Strengthening its oversight of the Obama administration’s nuclear export policies, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today wrote to Energy Secretary Steven Chu seeking information to evaluate changes to federal regulations regarding the export of civilian nuclear technologies and services.