WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a hearing on a new legislative proposal that would protect consumers by ensuring transparency and oversight of major EPA regulations that may drive up energy costs.
Upton, Murphy Preview Next Week’s Hearing on Deadly Meningitis Outbreak – Death Toll Now at 53 and Hundreds Still SickApril 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) today previewed the subcommittee’s focus for the panel’s upcoming hearing to examine the deadly meningitis outbreak, which has resulted in 53 deaths and over 700 in
Continuing Rigorous Oversight of Obamacare, Committee Leaders Seek Answers on $54 Million to Fund New Law’s “Navigators”April 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today requested HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius provide more information on the $54 million award to fund community groups to help individuals navigate the health care law’s exchanges. This latest request continues the committee's aggressive oversight of the new health law's spending, implementation, and impact.
Excerpt: This week, news broke that the administration would award $54 million to community groups in 33 states to facilitate enrollment in the health insurance marketplaces that open for enrollment in October. These groups will serve as ‘Navigators’ for the federally-facilitated or state partnership exchanges and assist consumers in understanding their health insurance options.
WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Appropriations Committee today launched an examination into reports that the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Office of Communications and Education (OCE) spent about $45 million in FY2012, nearly double the entire amount the Food and Drug Administration spent on communications.
Excerpt: The House has demonstrated strong support for the core mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to invest in basic biomedical research that can lead to better health and cures for diseases. With increasingly tight federal budgets, every dollar invested at the NIH becomes even more precious… To read the letter, click here.