WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today held the second in its ongoing hearing series this Congress on the satellite television law, portions of which are set to sunset on December 31, 2014.
Communications and Technology Subcommittee Continues Examination of Satellite Television Law and Video MarketplaceJune 12, 2013 | Press Release
Excerpt: As the Chairman of the Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee, I have supported programs that ensure the availability of sexual risk avoidance (SRA) education. Reasearch detailed in the Committee's report on SRA, "A Better Approach to Teenage Pregnancy Prevention," shows that SRA is not only the best choice, but often the first choice of both parents and teens. Therefore, it is important that SRA education be readily available.
THE IDEA LAB: Making Medicaid Work - Protecting the Vulnerable, Offering Individualized Care, and Reducing CostsJune 12, 2013 | Press Release
Medicaid, the state-federal partnership program enacted in 1965, was designed as a safety net for the most vulnerable Americans. While the program covered just four million people in its first year, there were approximately 72 million Americans (nearly 25 percent of the population) enrolled in the program at some point in 2012 − more recipients than any other government health care program, including Medicare.
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Committee Investigates Allegations of IRS Seizure of 60 Million Medical Records, Possible Privacy ViolationsJune 11, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Acting Administrator Daniel Werfel requesting information about a March 2011 IRS search and seizure of as many as 60 million medical records from a California health care provider.
Excerpt: (T)he Committee on Energy and Commerce is investigating allegations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in the course of executing a search warrant at a California health care provider’s corporate headquarters in March 2011, improperly seized the personal medical records of millions of American citizens in possible violation of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.