EDITORIAL: An Ounce of Obamacare Prevention April 23, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are concerned with a Department of Justice filing suggesting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should limit participation in spectrum auctions authorized by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act.
Excerpt: When Congress authorized the Commission in the Spectrum Act to conduct an incentive auction of broadcast spectrum, we had several goals in mind. We certainly wanted the Commission to design an auction that would make more spectrum available to wireless carriers to meet soaring demand for mobile broadband use.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its schedule for the week of April 22, 2013. Beginning on Wednesday, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee continues its rigorous oversight of Obamacare with an examination of the health care law’s implementation.
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OPINION: Helping Sick Americans Now Act Targets Obamacare Implementation Slush Fund, Prioritizes Funding for Vulnerable Americans, and Cuts the Deficit by Nearly $1 BillionApril 19, 2013 | ICYMI
On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the Helping Sick Americans Now Act (H.R. 1549) by a vote of 27 to 20. The legislation, authored by Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) and Vice Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), along with Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO), would defund an unaccountable spending pool in the health care law and use a share of the funds instead to immediately help provide health care coverage to individuals with pre-existing health conditions.