Press Releases

May 23, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Building upon the Energy and Commerce Committee’s record of bipartisan success, the U.S. Senate yesterday approved two bills, H.R. 316 and H.R. 724, as part of the committee’s effort to advance an “all-of-the-above” energy approach and effort to modernize government and clear burdensome red tape.
May 23, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, will hold a briefing next week to highlight the committee’s recent report on its investigation of federal programs addressing severe mental illness. The report follows a more than yearlong investigation reviewing the mental health resources and programs across the federal spectrum.
May 23, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of May 26. The committee will vote on several bipartisan bills to improve the nation’s public health system, review legislation aimed at promoting America’s manufacturing renaissance, and conduct oversight of the Department of Energy. On Wednesday, May 28, the Subcommittee on Health will vote on three bipartisan bills, building on the committee’s record of success in the public health space:
May 22, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today held a hearing on draft legislation to address illegitimate patent demand letters. The legislation aims to protect businesses from abusive patent assertion entities (PAEs), or patent trolls, while preserving the ability of patent holders to legitimately protect their intellectual property.
May 22, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Senate Finance Committee, and Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions yesterday sent a letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, regarding the backlog of Medicaid applications in the states. Due to the technology failures of HealthCare.gov, many states have been forced to complete Medicaid applications by hand, creating a significant backlog.
May 22, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today voted to protect the future of the Internet by agreeing to Rep. John Shimkus’ (R-IL) amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill that mirrors language from the Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters (DOTCOM) Act of 2014.

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