WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today selected Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitefield (R-KY) to serve on the Conference Committee that will negotiate a House and Senate agreement on transportation legislation.
WASHINGTON, DC - Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA) today launched a bipartisan Federal Spectrum Working Group to examine how the federal government can use the nation's airwaves more efficiently.
WASHINGTON, DC - Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a letter to Marilyn Tavenner, the Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, seeking more information about the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) program.
WASHINGTON, DC -- A new Government Accountability Office report published yesterday exposes the billions of dollars the Obama administration is spending on temporary Medicare Advantage bonuses being provided to nearly all plans, rather than focusing only on the highest-ranked plans as intended in this demonstration project. As noted in several editorials, this budget gimmick seems designed to stave off cuts to the Medicare Advantage program until after the 2012 elections.
WASHINGTON, DC - Continuing their investigation into the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's management, members of the Energy and Commerce Committee sent NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko a letter yesterday seeking information related to the NRC's governance, including the chairman's role as principal executive officer.
Letter to CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner Regarding the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP)April 24, 2012 | Letter
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