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DIGITAL RECAP: The Week in Review

Feb 3, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the Energy and Commerce Committee kicked off its first full week of hearings on a host of topics ranging from Medicaid to cybersecurity. Members are hard at work already and eager to deliver solutions that bring relief to patients suffering under Obamacare, strengthen Medicaid and prioritize the most vulnerable, and secure our nation’s electric grid. In the midst of this week’s five hearings, the Oregon Ducks received a shout out and the Washington Auto Show was visited. Scroll down to check out the digital recap of the committee’s week in review.

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Representatives Buddy Carter (R-GA), Mimi Walters (R-CA), Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Ryan Costello (R-PA) meet in the member room prior to Tuesday’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing.

Innovative technology is a driving force behind many of the new advancements in the auto-industry. Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH) had an opportunity to witness many of these developments at the Washington Auto Show on Wednesday.

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) gives a quick “Go Ducks” shout out before delivering his opening remarks.

Energy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) and Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) share a laugh before the start of Wednesday’s Health Subcommittee hearing.

During Wednesday’s Energy Subcommittee hearing, Representatives Billy Long (R-MO) and Bill Johnson (R-OH) listen to witness testimony on how the electricity sector is responding to cybersecurity threats.

Heath Subcommittee seatmates Buddy Carter and Chris Collins (R-NY) catch up before witnesses take their seats.

Her first time as Chairman of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) gavels into the Thursday hearing on reauthorization of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

During Thursday’s Health Subcommittee hearing, members review four pieces of legislation that would provide relief to patients from Obamacare’s collapsing health markets.

This week, the committee released a video recapping the ways Obamacare has failed the American people. Check it out here. #RepealObamacare