Excerpt: Given the fiscally constrained environment, ensuring efficient and effective use of federal funding is vital. Thus, we are requesting that GAO review NIH’s indirect costs and its processes for overseeing the validity of its indirect cost reimbursements to grant recipients. To read the letter to GAO, click here.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of June 24, 2013. Beginning on Wednesday, the Subcommittee on Health will continue its review of the Medicare benefit design, while the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will examine the impact of Obamacare on small businesses. Additionally, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power will continue its bipartisan review of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released a staff report entitled, “The Fight to Preserve Religious Liberty: Obamacare’s Assault on a Founding Touchstone of the United States of America.” The report outlines the current status of pending litigation related to requirements in the health care law that have drawn
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and Energy and Power today held a joint hearing to discuss the role that the recent American energy boom is having on the country’s manufacturing sector.
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today continued their investigation into the National Telecommunication and Information Administration’s (NTIA) decision to award a $100.6 million stimulus grant to the EAGLE-Net Alliance in Colorado. The grant was funded through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), a $4.7 billion program included in the president’s 2009 stimulus bill.
Excerpt: While the Committee recognizes the importance of expanding broadband access to rural areas of the country, we are concerned by reports that the EAGLE-Net project has overbuilt existing systems rather than extend service to areas of Colorado that legitimately meet the underserved/unserved eligibility requirements.