WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton today released a report on the committee’s activities from the 3rd quarter of the 2nd session of the 112th Congress. Prepared for members of the committee, this is the seventh such report detailing the committee’s work this Congress. The report highlights the committee’s legislative activities and successes in 2012.
Energy and Commerce Leaders Seek All Documents Related to FDA’s Oversight of the NECC Dating Back to 2004October 17, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today requested additional information from the Food and Drug Administration regarding its oversight of the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts, which has been linked to the recent outbreak of fungal meningitis. In December 2006, the FDA sent a warning letter detailing a list of significant violations of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
Committee Leaders Expand Investigation into Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, Seek Information from Massachusetts Pharmacy Board Responsible for Overseeing New England Compounding CenterOctober 12, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today expanded their investigation into the recent fungal meningitis outbreak linked to a contaminated injectable steroid compounded and distributed by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Massachusetts. Of the 14,000 patients injected with the drug product, fourteen people have died and at least 170 people have been sickened across the nation.
Committee Leaders Seek More Information From Massachusetts Firm Linked to Deadly Meningitis OutbreakOctober 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today requested a bipartisan briefing from the New England Compounding Center (NECC) regarding the recent multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak that has proved fatal for over a dozen individuals. Federal officials have linked the contaminated spinal steroid injections responsible for the outbreak to the NECC in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Committee Leaders Continue Working to Protect Nation's Critical Infrastructure from Growing Cyber ThreatsOctober 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Republican members on the House Energy and Commerce Committee today requested information from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding the establishment of its new Office of Energy Infrastructure Security (OEIS). Members wrote to FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff seeking answers regarding FERC’s statutory authority and OEIS’ jurisdiction, funding, and responsibilities.
Leading House and Senate Republicans Urge President to Rethink Issuing Cybersecurity Executive OrderOctober 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate today urged President Barack Obama to refrain from issuing an executive order exerting regulatory influence over the Internet in the name of cybersecurity.