Look Ahead: Committee Announces Hearing and Vote Schedule for Week of January 13

January 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of January 13, 2014. The committee will continue its oversight of the president’s health care law, hold its opening hearing on the #CommActUpdate, and vote on legislation to help keep American electricity affordable and reliable.

On Monday, January 13, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power will begin a markup of H.R. 3826, the Electricity Security and Affordability Act. Authored by subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), this bipartisan legislation offers a reasonable alternative to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed greenhouse gas standards for new power plants and the agency’s planned regulations for existing power plants. The subcommittee will reconvene on Tuesday, January 14, to vote on the legislation. A background memo, amendments, and votes will be available on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s website here as they are posted.

On Wednesday, January 15, the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold its first hearing focused on the #CommActUpdate. Members will hear from former chairmen of the Federal Communications Commission as they assess how the Communications Act functions in today’s communications and technology sectors. The Majority Memorandum, a witness list, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.

On Thursday, January 16, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will receive testimony from Gary Cohen, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This is the first testimony from Cohen before our committee following HealthCare.gov’s botched rollout. Members will again have the opportunity to seek #ObamacareAnswers from Cohen about the decisions made throughout the implementation of this law that led to broken promises and a broken website, as well as what is next. The Majority Memorandum, a witness list, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.

Hearing Details:

Monday, January 13, 2014
4 p.m.
2123 Rayburn
Subcommittee on Energy and Power
Markup on H.R. 3826, the Electricity Security and Affordability Act (Opening Statements Only)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
10 a.m.
2123 Rayburn
Subcommittee on Energy and Power
Reconvening of Markup on H.R. 3826, the Electricity Security and Affordability Act

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
10 a.m.
2123 Rayburn
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Hearing on “#CommActUpdate: Perspectives from Former FCC Chairmen”

Thursday, January 16, 2014
9:30 a.m.
2123 Rayburn
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing on “2014: Seeking PPACA Answers”

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