WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today approved H.R. 4450, the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act, by voice vote. The bipartisan bill, introduced by Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Peter Welch (D-VT), reauthorizes funding for Brand USA, a public-private partnership originally created by the Travel Promotion Act of 2009 that helps market U.S. destinations to international travelers at no cost to taxpayers. Bilirakis’ bill also includes important reforms to increase transparency and accountability in the program.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) praised today’s announcement by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding the creation of a “Strike Force” to combat waste and fraud within the Universal Service Fund:
Committee Memo Chronicles Ziploc Bags and Unlocked Refrigerators Among Latest Revelations Regarding Recent Anthrax Incident at CDCJuly 14, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), this week will continue its investigation of recent incidents involving the mishandling of anthrax and other dangerous agents the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of July 14. The committee will investigate the anthrax lab incident and the CDC’s adherence to safety protocol measures. The committee will also vote on a series of bipartisan public health and job creating bills and examine innovative technology for 21st Century Cures. On Monday, July 14, the Energy and Commerce Committee will convene for opening statements in preparation for a vote on the following bills:
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) will address the U.S. Energy Information Administration 2014 Energy Conference on Tuesday afternoon to share his vision for America’s energy policy – the Architecture of Abundance. Chairman Upton will outline the policies needed to construct this new architecture that will allow us to harness the benefits of America’s growing energy resources. Who: House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton What: 2014 EIA Energy Conference
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing in the 21st Century Cures initiative to incorporate the patient perspective in the #Path2Cures process. Witnesses shared their suggestions and recommendations to bring more cures and treatments to patients more quickly.