Press Releases

March 24, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce and House Ways and Means Committees today introduced H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, to permanently replace Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). The agreement builds upon H.R.
March 24, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) issued the following comment after USTelecom and Alamo Broadband each filed Monday to appeal the FCC’s Depression-era net neutrality rules.
March 23, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today unveiled a discussion draft of the Ratepayer Protection Act, which would empower states to protect households and businesses from the harmful effects of EPA’s proposed rule regulating carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The subcommittee will examine the legislation at a hearing on April 14, 2015. Details and witnesses will be announced.
March 20, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and markup schedule for the week of March 23. Members will discuss the 340B drug pricing program, Internet-connected products and technology, prescription drug and opioid abuse, and U.S. spectrum policy. The committee will also advance drafts of its coal ash legislation and data security legislation.
March 20, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today bipartisan leaders from the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees released a working summary outlining the broader framework of an agreement being negotiated to permanently replace the broken Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula with a system that rewards quality, efficiency, and innovation. Committee leaders continue to make progress negotiating a comprehensive agreement that would further strengthen Medicare, extend vital health provisions, and extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
March 20, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement in response to the administration’s regulations on hydraulic fracturing on federal lands:

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