WASHINGTON, DC – After once again being selected by his colleagues to serve as Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced the committee leadership he intends to appoint for the 113th Congress and commented on key priorities for the future. Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) will succeed Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) leading the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee and Rep.
WASHINGTON, DC – Each click of the mouse Americans make while shopping, booking travel with family, or any of the myriad other activities handled online this holiday season is a reminder of how an Internet free from government regulation has made our lives easier and more productive. American consumers and innovators know the Internet is about more than just funny cat videos and Cyber Monday deals.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its schedule for the week of November 26. The committee will hold hearings to discuss health care fraud and the role of receivers in improving spectrum usage. The committee will also host its third Clean Air Act forum.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Republican leaders late last week requested the Food and Drug Administration provide internal documents related to the deadly meningitis outbreak by November 30, 2012. While testifying before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg repeatedly assured members her agency would provide the documents, which were originally requested one month ago, in a timely manner.
Excerpt: In order to effectively and responsibly address the question of clarifying or enhancing FDA’s authority over compounding pharmacies, the committee must identify what happened at the New England Compounding Center (NECC), and why FDA did not use its authority to take enforcement action against NECC until October 2012, after the meningitis outbreak.
Letter to EPA on Proposed Revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate MatterNovember 16, 2012 | Letter
Excerpt: We write regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter, published on June 29, 2012, at 77 Fed. Reg. 38890. In particular, we seek further information regarding the estimated compliance costs and public health benefits for the proposed new standards. To read the letter, click here.