WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced its schedule for the week of July 23, 2012. The committee will continue its commitment to sound energy policy with a hearing to examine policies and procedures at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a markup of legislation to protect taxpayers from risky bets like Solyndra.
Earlier this week, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a field hearing in Abingdon, Virginia, to examine the real world consequences of new EPA regulations on the nation’s coal communities. These regulations, which effectively ban construction of new coal-fired power plants, are contributing to job losses across the country.
Subcommittee Approves Commonsense Measures to Protect Farmers and Patients From Product Shortages Caused By Rigid EPA RegulationsJuly 19, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today approved drafts of the “U.S. Agricultural Sector Relief Act,” and the “Asthma Inhalers Relief Act.” The legislative proposals, relating to implementation of the Montreal Protocol, now move to the full committee for consideration.
Excerpt: The Committee on Energy and Commerce is investigating the BioWatch program, the nation's first early detection and warning capability for biological attacks, and its impact on the nation's public health system. To read the letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click here.
WASHINGTON, DC— House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) today echoed the recent concerns expressed by governors across the nation about the uncertain future of Medicaid funding and pressed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to outline all legislative and policy spe
Committee Discusses Permanent Replacements for SGR Formula to Avoid Looming Physician Reimbursement Cuts, Which Threaten Seniors’ Access to CareJuly 18, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today discussed permanent solutions to replace the outdated Medicare physician payment model, the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR).