Press Releases

March 4, 2013 | Press Release
Regulating Smartphones as Medical Devices Could Affect Growth and Innovation and Trigger Obamacare Device Tax 
March 1, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its schedule for the week of March 4, 2013. On Tuesday, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will hold a bipartisan forum to explore severe mental illness and violence. Also on Tuesday the Energy and Power Subcommittee will continue its "American Energy Security and Innovation Series" with a discussion on electricity generation and on Wednesday the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee will continue its "Our Nation of Builders" series with an examination of auto manufacturing.
March 1, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. State Department today issued its Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL Presidential Permit application, which includes the proposed new route through Nebraska. The SEIS findings are similar to the Department’s FEIS issued last August, which found the pipeline will have limited adverse environmental impacts. Full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) issued the following statement in response to the SEIS:
March 1, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today announced the list of panelists invited to participate in its upcoming forum on mental health. The bipartisan forum, “After Newtown: A National Conversation on Violence and Severe Mental Illness,” will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
February 28, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – In a letter sent to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner today, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), and Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) outlined their concerns with how cuts of more than $300 billion to the Medicare Advantage (MA) program under the Patient Protection and Affordable C
February 27, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Communications and Technology Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today held a hearing to examine reports of waste and misuse in the Obama administration’s $7 billion broadband stimulus program. Although the administration widely proclaimed its 2009 stimulus program would create “shovel ready” projects, four years later, only 60 percent of the broadband funds have been put to use.