WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today wrote to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe requesting information about the methodology used by the agency to estimate the cost impacts of its rulemakings.
Excerpt: Many economically significant Clean Air Act regulations issued by EPA in recent years affect far more than just the directly regulated industry sectors. The regulations’ compliance costs include price effects and other costs that ripple through the U.S. economy. Yet EPA does not typically report these costs to the wider economy in its public Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIAs).
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WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a hearing to discuss H.R. 1900, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act. The bipartisan legislation, authored by Rep.
WASHINGTON, DC – Expanding its investigation into the implementation of Obamacare, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders and members of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee today wrote to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the administration’s recent decision to abandon a verification process for exchanges.
Excerpt: Both the HHS final rule and the Treasury announcement raise troubling questions about the status of the administration’s efforts to implement the PPACA and to what extent the exchanges will be operational by the time enrollment begins on October 1, 2013. The administration has had three years to implement the PPACA, yet in the span of just three days, two agencies have used administrative actions to significantly change fundamental requirements of the law.