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.
The Potential Gas Committee (PGC) this week released the results of its latest assessment of America’s natural gas reserves, estimating the United States’ total recoverable resource base at 2,384 trillion cubic feet. This is the highest resource evaluation in the 48-year history of the Potential Gas Committee, a group of experts based at the Colorado School of Mines who conduct this assessment on a biennial basis.
After four years of waiting for Keystone’s jobs and energy supplies, union workers are rallying in support of the project which will create thousands of jobs and bring greater energy security to America.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today advanced legislation to promote a global Internet free from government control. The bill, approved by voice vote, contains the same language that unanimously passed the House and Senate last year, elevating it to official U.S policy rather than merely a sense of the Congress in light of continued international efforts to regulate the Internet.