WASHINGTON, DC - In the ongoing effort to fight Medicare fraud, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are seeking the annual data collected on fraud investigations and an explanation of procedures employed by three top contractors hired by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Full Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Henry A.
Energy and Commerce and Ag Committee Leaders Seek Answers from Obama EPA on Availability of Crop Fumigant for American FarmersJuly 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the House Committee on Agriculture today wrote to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson regarding the agency’s current plans for ensuring the continued availability of the crop fumigant methyl bromide in the United States, and expressed concerns about the effect of a shortfall on the U.S. agriculture industry.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of July 9. The committee will hold six hearings that assess a wide range of issues, including an examination of alternative fuels, legislation to help veterans transition to EMT jobs, and oversight of the Federal Communications Commission’s regulatory process and its impact on taxpayers and job creation. The committee also continues its work to protect taxpayer dollars from fraud as well as ensure risky bets like Solyndra never happen again.
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today released a new staff analysis of adolescent risk taking and the most effective approaches to prevent unintended teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. The report analyzes Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA), an abstinence-centered approach to sex education, along with Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE), an alternative type of sex education that takes a value-neutral approach with a core message of risk reduction.
FLASHBACK: July 3, 2010: President Obama Unveils $400 Million Loan Guarantee for Abound Solar During National Weekly AddressJuly 3, 2012 | Press Release
Exactly two years ago, during his weekly address to the nation, President Obama proudly announced that his administration was awarding Abound Solar a $400 million stimulus loan guarantee. The announcement, in the midst of the Obama administration’s much hyped “Recovery Summer,” was part of the president’s address entitled, “A Solar Recovery.” Fast forward to today, the stimulus failed to create the jobs that were promised, the nation is in the midst of 40 consecutive months of hig
Appearing on Sunday's CNN’s State of the Union, White House Chief of Staff and former OMB Director Jack Lew called the Obama administration the “most transparent ever.” Lew’s surprising declaration whitewashes the Obama administration’s stonewall on Solyndra, including his own starring role as the recipient of the committee’s first Solyndra subpoena.