WASHINGTON, DC – Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today announced the panel will hold a hearing on April 25, 2013, to examine the Universal Service Fund’s Lifeline program, which has tripled in size from $800 million in 2009 to $2.2 billion per year in 2012.
Communications and Technology Subcommittee Schedules Hearing to Examine Lifeline Program on April 25March 26, 2013 | Press Release
As Clock Ticks, Sweeping Bipartisan Vote in the Senate Spotlights Path Forward Toward Congressional Approval of Keystone XLMarch 26, 2013 | Blog Post
In 2009, as health care reform was being considered in Congress, Gallup asked Americans what they wanted out of potential legislation. Eighty-three percent of Americans said that it was either extremely or very important that legislation make health insurance more affordable. When asked whether expanding coverage or making health care more affordable was more important, the majority of Americans said the priority should be bringing down costs.
To read the letter to the FCC, click here. To read the letter to NARUC, click here. To read the letter from NARUC in response, click here.
Committee Examines Impact of Obama Administration’s Nuclear Export Control Policies on American Competitiveness and Nuclear SafetyMarch 26, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Strengthening its oversight of the Obama administration’s nuclear export policies, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today wrote to Energy Secretary Steven Chu seeking information to evaluate changes to federal regulations regarding the export of civilian nuclear technologies and services.
Excerpt: "We seek to examine how current policies and Administration efforts affect opportunities for enhancing or expanding U.S. manufacturing and competitiveness, both for strengthening domestic job growth and for the benefit of U.S. influence over international nuclear safety and nuclear security." To read the letter, click here.