WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved with bipartisan support several key Energy and Committee initiatives that help children with rare pediatric and genetic diseases, support pediatric medical residency programs, and improve the nation’s preparedness infrastructure, fostering the development of medical countermeasures to better respond to terrorist attacks.
House Passes Bipartisan Committee Legislation on Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education, Pediatric Diseases, and Bioterrorism PreparednessDecember 19, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency today announced its final new rule for fine particulate matter, revising the National Ambient Air Quality Standard from 15 micrograms per cubic meter to a more stringent level of 12 micrograms per cubic meter. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) issued the following statement in response to EPA’s announcement:
In Closing Days of 112th Congress, Rare Opportunity Emerges to Pass Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement on Coal AshDecember 14, 2012 | Press Release
As the 112th Congress comes to a close, Americans are looking for solutions to provide certainty in the new year. While there are plenty of issues where a consensus has not yet emerged, there is at least one remaining question where a bipartisan agreement has already been reached – how to best regulate coal ash. After the House approved Rep.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health today heard from federal and state officials on the “State of Uncertainty: Implementation of PPACA's Exchanges and Medicaid Expansion.” Nearly 1,000 days after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law, states and members of Congress are still in the dark regarding the implementation and regulation of the health exchanges and Medicaid expansion established in the law, despite numerous
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce leaders today commended Ambassador Terry Kramer, Ambassador Philip Verveer and the rest of the U.S. Delegation’s decision not to sign an international telecommunications treaty that would expand the role for the UN on Internet issues. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI), Greg Walden (R-OR), Mary Bono Mock (R-CA), Lee Terry (R-NE), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Bob Latta (R-OH) issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) today sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the administration's major policy reversal on the Medicaid blended rate proposal. The members specifically expressed concern regarding the administration's failure to address the one of the biggest contributors to federal spending and current budget deficits.