Press Releases

September 26, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Senate Finance Committee today sent letters to organizations representing Medicaid health plans seeking input on best practices related to access to and quality of care. The leaders hope to gain a better understanding of the role of managed care plans in Medicaid and learn from innovative methods used to serve different populations covered under the program.
September 23, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee is continuing its investigation into whether certain federal agency decisions concerning clean coal technology have complied with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct05). The committee has been particularly interested in whether or not EPA adhered to this statute when the agency was developing its proposed greenhouse gas standards for new power plants.
September 23, 2014 | Press Release
Committee Continues to Closely Monitor the Situation
September 19, 2014 | Press Release
Today marks six years since the application to build the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline was first submitted. For the past six years, the project has been extensively studied and debated, but President Obama has yet to make a decision on whether or not to approve the Presidential Permit needed to allow construction of the cross-border pipeline.
September 19, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing to review the growing threat of antibiotic resistance and discuss ways to foster new drug development. Members heard from the Director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Dr. Janet Woodcock and important health leaders and stakeholders to gain input on the global health crisis as part of the committee’s ongoing 21st Century Cures initiative.
September 18, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today approved H.R. 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), is a broad energy package that brings together American energy solutions previously approved by the House, including several bills authored by Energy and Commerce Committee members. H.R.