April 11, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing on the discussion draft of H.R. __, the Coal Ash Recycling and Oversight Act of 2013. Today’s hearing builds on the subcommittee’s work last Congress to set up a state-based regulatory program for the safe management, reuse, and disposal of coal residuals. The draft bill mirrors the text of S.
April 11, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today heard from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission on ideas for reforming the traditional Medicare benefit design.
April 11, 2013 | Press Release
For far too long, our nation’s seniors and people with disabilities have seen their health care program used as a piggy bank to fund the creation of new programs for others.  Rather than ensuring Medicare remains solvent and successful for today’s more than 50 million beneficiaries and for future generations, the Affordable Care Act diverted $716 billion from Medicare to fund the largest expansion of
April 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – As part of an ongoing effort to address mental illness following the Newtown tragedy, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO) today requested OMB provide a list of all federal mental health research, prevention, and treatment programs, including t
April 10, 2013 | Letter
Excerpt: While the vast majority of individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression are not violent, those with untreated severe mental illness are two to three times more likely to exhibit violent behavior – directed at themselves or others. The presence of such disorders in perpetrators of mass violence demands additional research, investigation, and understanding as to what went wrong.