WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of February 24, 2014. The committee will examine how the Obama administration’s attack on the Medicare Part D program will increase costs and reduce choices for seniors. The committee will also review the ongoing and growing threat of counterfeit drugs, as well as commence a hearing series on the benefits of and challenges to energy access in the 21st century.
Next week, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments relating to the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations, and specifically whether EPA’s regulation of GHG emissions from new cars triggered GHG permitting requirements for stationary sources. At the time the Supreme Court issued its Massachusetts v. EPA decision in 2007, the court did not address regulation of GHG emissions from stationary sources, or the potentially unlimited set of new regulations EPA could seek to impose across the U.S. economy under the Clean Air Act.
In Letter to Accenture, Leaders Request Documents Regarding Terms of Contract, Role in Building Health Care Exchanges, and All Communications with HHS and White House
FCC Responds to Committee Questions on Fairness Doctrine; Upton, Walden Push for More First Amendment ProtectionFebruary 20, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today commented on the FCC’s response to the committee’s December 10, 2013, letter regarding the commission’s Critical Information Needs (CIN) study.
In Letter to Secretary Sebelius, Administrator Tavenner, Leaders Call for Administration to Withdraw Proposed Regulation
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today responded to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s announcement that the commission will be reviving network neutrality regulations.