WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of April 28, 2014. The committee will examine the growing concerns regarding prescription drug and heroin abuse, continue its review of the Chemicals in Commerce Act, and discuss and how 21st century technology can benefit patients.
WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing the committee’s oversight of the safety and security of the nation’s electric grid, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders yesterday wrote to Acting Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Cheryl LaFleur seeking information relating to the agency’s management of sensitive security information.
Excerpt: The IG Management Alert raises questions concerning FERC’s management and controls of sensitive information pertaining to the integrity and security of electric grid and other critical infrastructure. In light of this report and our ongoing oversight, we write pursuant to Rules X and XI of the U.S.
Excerpt: Since the enactment of the Farm Bill, the way in which some states are misusing LIHEAP payments since the enactment of the Farm Bill may prevent families who are eligible for LIHEAP from receiving this assistance. The Congressional Research Service reports that LIHEAP funding is not sufficient to assist every household that is eligible for the program.