Press Releases

October 1, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) today wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy seeking additional information about the presence of harmful algae blooms in the Great Lakes and the threat to drinking water supplies. In August, elevated levels of Microcystin, a bacteria released from algae blooms, was found in the water supply of Toldeo, Ohio, resulting in a temporary tap water ban.
October 1, 2014 | Press Release
And More to Come from Second Open Enrollment Period
September 30, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the confirmed case of Ebola in the United States. The committee has been receiving regular, bipartisan briefings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the last several weeks and will hold a hearing on the issue in the coming weeks.
September 30, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The bipartisan 21st Century Cures initiative has encouraged a rich, robust discussion over the past several months, with multiple hearings and roundtables in both Washington and around the country. Next week, the effort will continue with a roundtable in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) will host the event on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Dr.
September 30, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office today issued a legal opinion demonstrating that the administration lacks a congressional appropriation to use taxpayer dollars to cover insurance company losses in 2015 under the health law’s risk corridor program. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-AL) requested the report.
September 29, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee continues to build upon its bipartisan #RecordOfSuccess. On Friday, President Obama signed into law H.R. 594, the Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments of 2014. Health Subcommittee Vice Chairman Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Rep.

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