March 1, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), hosted a hearing today to examine the nation's growing prescription drug problem and discuss ways to fight diversion of controlled painkillers, which are now causing more deaths in this country than heroin and cocaine combined. 
March 1, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing to examine the Department of Health and Human Services' Fiscal Year 2013 budget.
February 29, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Continuing a troubling recent trend of power plant closures, leading power producer GenOn announced today it would shutter 13 percent of its generating capacity by 2015 due to new environmental regulations. The company stated it would close eight coal-fired power plants located in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, "because forecasted returns on investments necessar
February 29, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today appointed members of the subcommittee to serve on a bipartisan Communications and Technology Cybersecurity Working Group to examine the current landscape and lay the foundation for the subcommittee's efforts to address cybersecurity.
February 29, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today approved the bipartisan Medicare Decisions Accountability Act, H.R. 452, to repeal the controversial Independent Payment Advisory Board. IPAB was created by the health care law and has drawn widespread bipartisan opposition because it threatens to reduce seniors' access to treatments and services in Medicare.
February 28, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today requested additional information regarding the interference dispute between LightSquared and GPS and the actions taken by federal agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission, in approving LightSquared's terrestrial network without better addressing potentially serious interference concerns.

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