Press Releases

October 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.
October 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.
October 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.
October 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.
October 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.
October 10, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to U.S. Comptroller General and head of the Government Accountability Office Gene Dodaro requesting a study of federal spending used to support energy-related technologies. Full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) are requesting the study in response to concerns over the dramatic growth of spending and subsidies in energy markets.

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