To read EPA's February 1, 2013, response, click here. To read the committee's December 12, 2012, letter, click here.
Pitts, Cassidy, Grassley, Hatch, Alexander, Enzi Seek Details of Long-overdue Attention to Federal Discount Prescription Drug ProgramJanuary 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Reps. Joe Pitts and Bill Cassidy and Sens. Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Lamar Alexander and Michael Enzi today sought details of the federal government’s long-overdue attention to the qualification of the participants in a federal discount prescription drug program.
Excerpt: By its inaction, HRSA essentially turned a blind eye to entities who no longer should have been participating in the 340B program, allowing them to improperly reap the benefits of deeply discounted 340B drugs. Only last year did HRSA finally begin to ensure that participants continued to be eligible. … Maintaining the integrity of the 340B program is of the upmost importance, and we trust that you share our concerns.
To read the letter, click here.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Commerce Department this week announced that the U.S. economy is contracting, reporting that U.S. GDP fell 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012. This economic slump means even more bad news for employment seekers.
An Unhappy Anniversary: With 15 Years of Broken Promises, Nuclear Waste and Liability Costs Continue to Pile UpJanuary 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today marks 15 years since the federal government has defaulted on its legal responsibility to store our nation’s nuclear waste. According to the law, the Department of Energy was supposed to begin accepting nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain by January 31, 1998. Since then, 76 lawsuits have been filed over DOE’s failure to meet its obligation, costing taxpayers over $1.6 billion dollars.