WASHINGTON, DC - Today U.S. Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, wrote to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urging HHS to provide 340,000 consumers in Michigan's individual health insurance market a waiver from the onerous medical loss ratio (MLR) requirements enacted under the Democrats' health care law.
400 Days and Still No Decision on NRC Atomic Safety Board Yucca Vote - Chairman Jaczko Continues Stonewalling Tally of 5 VotesAugust 3, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Committee's Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman, Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today called on Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko to once and for all affirm the NRC vote on the Atomic Safety Licensing Board's denial of the Department of Energy's motion to withdraw the Yucca Mountain repository licensing application. The ASLB made its decision 400 days ago, on June 29, 2010, but Chairman Jaczko continues to delay the affirmation of the Commission's votes.
WASHINGTON, DC -Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission released new program carriage rules and the "Measuring Broadband America" report:
Rep. Mary Bono Mack Scores Victory for Regulatory Relief: Legislation to Protect Jobs Now Heading to PresidentAugust 2, 2011 | Press Release
In Case You Missed It Rep. Mary Bono Mack's bill on consumer product safety passes Congress http://www.mydesert.com/article/20110801/NEWS0301/110801024/Rep-Mary-Bono-Mack-s-bill-consumer-product-safety-passes-House Written by Paul C. Barton, Desert Sun Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to protect jobs and reduce onerous regulations with passage of H.R. 2715, a bill to provide the Consumer Product Safety Commission with greater authority and discretion in enforcing the consumer product safety laws. The measure passed the House with strong bipartisan support by a vote of 421 to 2.
IPAB Controversy and Confusion Continues: Committee Demands Answers from HHS Secretary on Whether Board Has Unchecked PowerAugust 1, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today called on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to explain what rights a person or entity would have to legally challenge a decision or recommendation made by the controversial Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). During a July 13 Health Subcommittee hearing, Sebelius claimed individuals would be able to challenge IPAB decisions through the courts.