July 29, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a hearing on “FERC Perspectives: Questions Concerning EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan and other Grid Reliability Challenges.” All five Commissioners of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission testified on EPA’s proposed rule limiting carbon dioxide emissions from the nation’s power plants, and how the rule would impact reliability and electricity markets.
July 29, 2014 | Press Release
Pitts: “Despite repeated warnings about the fiscal future of Medicare, each year we are reminded that this important social safety net will soon be unable to provide the care and peace of mind that seniors have been promised.”
July 29, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today held a hearing on “Nanotechnology: Understanding How Small Solutions Drive Big Innovation.” Nanotechnology is science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is approximately 1 to 100 nanometers (one nanometer is a billionth of a meter). This technology brings great opportunities to advance a broad range of industries, bolster our U.S.
July 28, 2014 | Press Release
UPTON: “Americans are rightfully concerned that this administration thinks it can simply ignore its own law.” WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing to review legislative solutions to protect Americans from the president’s broken health care law.
July 28, 2014 | ICYMI
The 21st Century Cures initiative has been a collaborative effort from the start. Through a series of four white papers and a number of hearings and roundtables already, the committee has sought ideas from individuals and groups all across the country. Members look forward to continuing the 21st Century Cures initiative in their districts with roundtables and events over the coming weeks.
July 28, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives this week is expected to consider three bills to improve the public health, building on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s proven record of success in this space. These bills will streamline and update sunscreen approval, help the Muscular Dystrophy community, and improve enforcement efforts regarding prescription drug diversion and abuse.

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