WASHINGTON, D.C.— Energy and Commerce Committee members Joe Barton (R-TX), Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), and Pete Olson (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to the ruling by the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacating EPA’s disapproval of the longstanding Texas Flexible Permit Program.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Energy and Commerce Committee members today called on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to address the numerous concerns raised by members of Congress and the HHS Inspector General regarding the seemingly illegal use and waste of taxpayer dollars through the Centers for Disease Control’s
Letter to HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius Regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Communities Putting Prevention to Work ProgramAugust 13, 2012 | Letter
Excerpt: "In addition to the serious legal and compliance issues ultimately raised about the CPPW program, we have serious concerns about the integrity and effectiveness of spending in the program. The committee supports the need for preventive initiatives designed to improve health outcomes and reduce chronic disease.
Upton and Stearns Press Treasury for Plan to Recoup Millions in Taxpayer Dollars from Failed Stimulus Energy ProgramAugust 10, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today wrote to U.S.
Excerpt: “In its March 30, 2012 response to the Committee, Treasury asserted that ‘job creation is not a factor in the consideration process’ for applicants under the Section 1603 program and that Treasury ‘does not report on the number of jobs created by the program’ including, presumably, for the Thompson River Power LLC and Thermo No. 1 BE-01, LLC plants.
Excerpt: The Medicare Advantage program is an important option for seniors that allows for more covered benedits and lower out-of-pocket costs than traditional fee-for-service Medicare. We are therefore concerned about the short- and long-term implications of the QBP and the broader cuts to the program enacted through PPACA.