WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of June 9. The committee will vote on several bills in the energy and health sectors, continue its 21st Century Cures initiative with a discussion of incentives for drug and device development, examine media ownership as it continues to evolve, and discuss how the president’s health care law limits access to doctors and prescription drugs.
21st Century Cures: “…has the makings of something groundbreaking…the entire health care community should be paying attention.”June 6, 2014 | ICYMI
As another hearing approaches next week, the 21st Century Cures Initiative continues to garner enthusiastic support.
The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “The President’s Health Care Law Does Not Equal Health Care Access.” Witnesses to be announced.
House Republicans Request GAO Examination of Administration Proposal Regarding the Future of the InternetJune 5, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – A group of Republican House members today wrote the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting an examination of the Obama administration’s recent proposal to transition Internet oversight to the global multi-stakeholder community.
Excerpt: In asking the multi-stakeholder community to generate a transition proposal, NTIA set forth criteria that any acceptable proposal must satisfy: 1) it must support and enhance the multi-stakeholder model; 2) it must maintain the security, stability, and resiliency of the Internet DNS; 3) it must meet the needs and expectations of the global customers and partners of the IANA services; and 4) it must maintain the openness of the Internet.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) today responded to the findings from General Motors’ internal investigation relating to the ignition switch recall. The committee leaders announced plans for a hearing in the coming weeks to review the company’s findings with GM CEO Marry Barra and author of the internal report Anton Valukas.