Press Releases

July 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Expanding its investigation into the implementation of Obamacare, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders and members of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee today wrote to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the administration’s recent decision to abandon a verification process for exchanges.
July 9, 2013 | Press Release
Just days after President Obama outlined his expanded attack in the war on coal, FirstEnergy has announced that it will shut down two of its coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania, citing compliance costs with current and future environmental regulations.
July 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – On the heels of last week’s abrupt announcements by the Obama administration to delay full implementation of the health law’s employer mandate by one year and scale back verification of exchange applicants’ information, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), today announced the hearing, “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Implementation in the Wake of Administrative Delay.” The hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
July 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The decision to delay enforcement of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has created a host of new questions and concerns that need to be addressed, according to a letter sent today to President Obama from House Republican leaders.

July 8, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today continued its examination of reforms to the Medicaid program with a hearing on “Making Medicaid Work for the Most Vulnerable.” The hearing, the third of an ongoing series, builds on the subcommittee’s efforts to review Medicaid’s weaknesses and identify responsible, reasonable reforms to protect the program and deliver quality services to the vulnerable Americans who rely on it.
July 3, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of July 8, 2013. Beginning on Monday, the Subcommittee on Health will continue its review of the current Medicaid system and examine ideas for reform. On Tuesday, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power will review legislation to modernize natural gas pipeline permitting, and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will continue its examination of cyber threats and security solutions.