Press Releases

July 24, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce leaders from the Health and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittees today sent a letter to the President and Chief Executive Office of Smithfield Foods, Inc., C.
July 23, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – This afternoon, the Subcommittee on Health approved an advanced legislative framework to transform the Medicare physician payment system. The bill repeals the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) system and replaces it with a fair, stable, and simplified system of payments. Instead of looming annual cuts, physicians will be rewarded for the quality of care they provide to America’s seniors.
July 23, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives is set to vote this week on H.R. 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act, sponsored by Rep. David McKinley (R-WV).
July 23, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced that the full committee will hold a hearing August 1, 2013, to question the Obama administration on the details and status of the implementation of the health care law. Just two months before the deadline for health care exchanges to be operational, the Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Marilyn Tavenner, will provide testimony and answer questions from committee members.
July 23, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today advanced a draft, bipartisan proposal to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and replace it with a fair, stable, simplified system of physician payment in the Medicare program. After more than two and a half years of transparent and bipartisan work, today’s advancement brings Congress closer than ever to establishing a system that rewards physicians for delivering quality care to seniors with measures determined with the help of expert medical organizations.
July 22, 2013 | Press Release
“As the Chairmen responsible for authorizing and funding CFATS, we are convinced the program should not continue in its present condition.”