WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of February 11, 2013. Beginning on Tuesday, the committee will reconvene its business meeting to consider the oversight plan for the 113th Congress. In hearings, the committee will examine influenza preparedness and reforming the physician payment system under Medicare.
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), will launch its new hearing series, “Our Nation of Builders,” next Thursday, February 14, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The series will explore ways to make American manufacturing more competitive in the global marketplace and create jobs.
Health Subcommittee Outlines 2013 Agenda, Panel Announces First Hearing will be on Medicare Physician PaymentFebruary 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today outlined a number of the panel’s priorities for the 113th Congress. In an ongoing effort to improve the quality of our nation’s health care system, Pitts announced the subcommittee will continue to monitor the implementation of the health care law, examine ways to provide states with more flexibility to manage Medicaid programs, continue efforts to ensure America remains the leader in medical innovation, and modernize and strengthen Medicare for future generations.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee is continuing its investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency’s management of fraud in the production and trade of Renewable Identification Numbers, which serve as renewable fuel credits under EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard regulations. Since November 2011, the agency has identified over 140 million invalid or fraudulently created RINs.
WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sought information on steps taken by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to assess and improve upon our nation’s mental health system following previous incidences of mass violence.
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), Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), and Health Subcommittee Vice Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) provided an update on the committees’ collaborative efforts to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and advance a permanent solution for the long-troubled Medicare physician payment system.