VIDEO: Rep. Michael Burgess Discusses Investigation into Closed-Door Obamacare Negotiations on America’s Newsroom
VIDEO: Chairman Fred Upton Discusses the Keystone XL Pipeline on Squawk Box
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) appeared on CNBC’s "Squawk Box" this morning to talk about the Keystone XL Pipeline and prospects for its approval. Upton is a member of the House-Senate conference committee addressing transportation and infrastructure legislation; he discussed the conference as an opportunity to provide a path forward on the pipeline, which will create jobs and strengthen America’s energy security. To watch the interview, click here.
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NEWS: Member Spotlight: Mary Bono Mack
Today’s Washington Post profiles Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) and her efforts for women, jobs, and a strong economy. As a working mom and new grandmother, Bono Mack is leading the committee’s efforts to promote manufacturing job growth and safeguard the Internet.
In an interview with Roll Call, Bono Mack gives a glimpse into her life beyond Capitol Hill. Juggling committee meetings, votes, the campaign trail, and her family, Bono Mack still finds time for a wide range of interests.
NEWS: Bipartisan Support for FDA User Fee Bill
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today approved the Food and Drug Administration user fee package with strong bipartisan support on a voice vote. The legislation ensures continuation of various FDA programs, including the Prescription Drug User Fee Act and Medical Device User Fee Act, and authorizes new user fee programs, the Generic Drug User Fee Act and Biosimilars User Fee Act, to facilitate the review and approval of life-saving and life-improving drugs and medical devices. As part of the agreement,...
OPINION: Editorials Consider EPA’s “Crucify” Episode A Cautionary Tale
Editorials in today’s Wall Street Journal and Washington Post add to the growing chorus of concern that President Obama’s EPA is an out of control agency. Al Armendariz, the agency’s now-former Regional Administrator for the energy-rich South Central Region 6, resigned earlier this week after an astonishing video resurfaced exposing his aspiration to "crucify" America’s oil and gas companies. While congressional and public outcry quickly removed Armendariz from service, he should not be soon forgotten. The committee will be continuing its oversight efforts to determine how pervasive Administrator...
NEWS: Media Outlets Report on New Committee Analysis Showing Obamacare's Consequences for Job Creators
Employers Are Advised on Dropping Health InsuranceThe Wall Street JournalBy LOUISE RADNOFSKY
Consultants have told some large employers they can save money by dropping health insurance in 2014 and funneling employees into insurance exchanges under the new health-care law, according to a report by congressional Republicans.
Staff for Republican lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked companies represented on President Barack Obama's jobs council for statements and internal presentations made about the law. Their remarks, in a report released Thursday, show that...
OPINION: Editorials Pile on Obama Administration's $8 Billion Medicare Advantage Gimmick
WASHINGTON, DC -- A new Government Accountability Office report published yesterday exposes the billions of dollars the Obama administration is spending on temporary Medicare Advantage bonuses being provided to nearly all plans, rather than focusing only on the highest-ranked plans as intended in this demonstration project. As noted in several editorials, this budget gimmick seems designed to stave off cuts to the Medicare Advantage program until after the 2012 elections. President Obama's fuzzy math is a short-term solution that doesn't address the long-term shortfalls within the Medicare Advantage...
NEWS / VIDEO: Media Outlets Report that House Republicans are Playing Offense on Gas Prices + Video of Rep. Fred Upton's Weekly Republican Address
The Washington Post reports House Republicans are turning their focus to gas prices as Congress returns to Washington. The House will vote this week on a measure to require approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, marking the fourth time the House has voted to advance the jobs and energy project. In addition, the Energy and Power Subcommittee will take up a pair of bills seeking to increase American energy production and reduce the layers of red tape contributing to higher prices at the pump....