2013: The Year in Pictures

December 18, 2013

Hearings, Bill Signings, Behind the Scenes Moments, and More

This year the Energy and Commerce Committee had many memorable moments caught on camera. Our hearings featured experts from across the country as well as some of the Obama administration’s top officials; we advanced numerous bills through the House, including a special focus on those to help children with rare diseases; and our team welcomed you behind the scenes with photos capturing the everyday hustle and bustle of Capitol Hill.

Below are some of our favorite pictures of the year. More pictures on Flickr here.

Chairman Upton meets with the Kennedy girls, Brooke and Brielle, who are from Mattawan, Michigan, and have the rare disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy. This year the president signed into law the committee’s bill to help children battling rare and genetic diseases.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies before the committee in December on the health law’s botched rollout. Secretary Sebelius appeared on three occasions in 2013.

GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers speaks to reporters as Chairman Upton and GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy look on.

A committee clerk prepares for a hearing featuring Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

Chairman Upton swears in contractors before an October hearing on the botched launch of HealthCare.gov.



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