WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released the following statement after President Barack Obama signed S. 710, the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act, into law. This new law will modernize the way the federal government and states track the shipment of hazardous waste by replacing the current paper-based tracking system with an electronic system. This transition to an electronic tracking system will help reduce paper work, streamline processes, and could help save over $100 million annually.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) today repeated their calls for the Department of Health and Human Services to respond to the numerous outstanding requests from members of Congress, the Republican Governors Association, and the National Association of Medicaid Directors regarding the implementation of President Obama’s health care law.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), and Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Wally Herger (R-CA) called on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to immediately suspend the distribution of incentive payments related to the Electronic Health Records (EHR) program.
WASHINGTON, DC – In an interview with ABC News on October 3, 2011, President Obama made his first public comments on the Solyndra bankruptcy, launching the administration’s China defense in attempting to explain away the failed $535 million loan guarantee to the California solar manufacturer.
President Obama issued a presidential proclamation this week declaring October 2012 “National Energy Action Month.” He stated, “I call upon the citizens of the United States to recognize this month by working together to achieve greater energy security, a more robust economy, and a healthier environment for our children.” But despite the president’s promise for an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, the president’s proclamation only heightens awareness of his admin
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan and Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today asked the Department of Health and Human Services to explain waste and what appears to be inadequate or non-existent oversight of the open-ended federal checks awarded to states to establish health care exchanges through the president's health care law. More than $1 billion has been awarded to date and revelations of questionable expenses, such as a public relations contract in California to promote the health care exchanges on primetime network television shows, continue to surface.