November 24, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: The Committee is concerned that CMS does not have a plan to ensure that the remaining CO-OPs are financially solvent. The existing 11 CO-OPs represent over $1 billion dollars in federal loans that should be paid back to the federal treasury over the next decade. Additionally, the Committee believes that CMS should take actions to recoup federal dollars from failed CO-OPs wherever possible, in order to mitigate the loss to taxpayers.
November 24, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: For the foregoing reasons, EPA should provide a full 60-day extension, to January 17, 2016, for comment on the suite of proposed rules and guidelines announced on September 18, 2015. To the extent the BLM moves forward with the proposed methane rules, the comment period for these EPA proposed rules and guidelines should also be further extended or reopened to allow the public with at least 30 days to review the EPA and BLM regulations concurrently. 
November 20, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: The possibility that political appointees are “burrowing in” – through favoritism in the selection process, effectively taking civil positions that would otherwise be open to the public and awarded based on merit – may affect the integrity of the merit-based federal workforce.
November 19, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: Given the stakes for America’s small businesses, the FCC was right to exercise caution and grant the temporary exemption. Now is the time to recognize the disproportionate impact that the requirements would have on these ISPs and their customers and make the exemption permanent. Additionally, the commission should grant the exemption to all small businesses that meet the definitions previously set by the [Small Business Administration].
November 18, 2015 | Letter
An Act to amend the Section 301 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 361), in relation to the manufacture or the introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of a rinse-off cosmetic (including toothpaste) that contains intentionally-added plastic microbeads.
November 17, 2015 | Letter
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