Press Releases

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.” 
July 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The senior Republicans on the U.S. Senate and House health policy committees and subcommittees today pressed the White House to release data it has collected on health insurance premiums in 34 states, after the administration released a report last week highlighting premium information in just 11 states.  
July 19, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of July 22, 2013. Beginning on Monday and continuing Tuesday, the Subcommittee on Health will hold a markup to consider an updated bipartisan draft legislative proposal for Medicare physician payment reform. On Tuesday, the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will continue its ongoing efforts to boost innovation and create jobs through spectrum incentive auctions by holding a hearing to review the FCC’s progress in implementing the law.

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