WASHINGTON, DC – The subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today kicked off its “Our Nation of Builders” hearing series with a focus on the challenges currently facing American manufacturers.
Committee Leaders Request Clarification on Privacy Rules Related to Sharing Mental Health Records for Background ChecksFebruary 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA), and Subcommittee Vice Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D.
Excerpt: One matter that has been brought to the committee’s attention is the applicability of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the HIPAA Privacy Rule on the ability of state and local governments to share mental health records with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). To read the letter, click here.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), today held a hearing to discuss the current flu season, its impact on Americans and the nation’s preparedness and response efforts. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr.
Energy and Commerce Committee Leaders Comment On Executive Action on Cybersecurity, Praise House Legislation to Improve Information SharingFebruary 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today responded to President Obama’s executive order on cybersecurity and reiterated their support for legislation to improve information sharing to mitigate and respond to cyber threats.
As Part of All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy, House Overwhelmingly Approves Bill to Facilitate Increased Hydropower DevelopmentFebruary 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today overwhelmingly approved the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act, H.R. 267, bipartisan legislation authored by Energy and Commerce Committee members Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO). H.R.