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June 8, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today continued its efforts to fight Medicare fraud, holding a hearing on “Medicare Contractors’ Efforts to Fight Fraud - Moving Beyond ‘Pay and Chase.’” Medicare fraud costs taxpayers untold billions of dollars each year. To fight fraud, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contracts with a number of private entities to conduct program integrity activities such as preventing, detecting, and recovering fraudulent Medicare payments.
June 7, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), today continued its efforts to create jobs by approving two legislative proposals to help promote the growth and competitiveness of manufacturing in the United States. The subcommittee approved H.R. 5865, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act and H.R. 5859, a bill to repeal an obsolete provision in title 49, United States Code, requiring motor vehicle insurance cost reporting.
June 7, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today approved a pair of commonsense energy bills, adding to a long list of measures approved by the subcommittee. The panel advanced the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act and the Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act by voice vote. Both measures now move to the full committee for consideration.
June 7, 2012 | Press Release
SHOT:  ”The problem we’ve had in the past with energy issues” overall, Reid said, is that Republicans “don’t want to get anything done.”  Harry Reid to reporters on conference call, as reported by POLITICO Pro, June 6, 2012 CHASER: Overwhelming Bipartisan Majority Votes 326 to 81 toBoost Funding for Yucca Mountain License Review
June 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee members are seeking answers after former Regional Administrator for EPA Region 6 Al Armendariz abruptly canceled his planned appearance at today’s Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing just hours before he was scheduled to testify. 
June 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to propose retention of its current standards for fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) to allow for a proper and full review of alternatives available in EPA’s proposed new rule.

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