VIDEO: Fox Business Highlights Billion Dollar Bailout in Obamacare
Fox Business Highlights Billion Dollar Bailout in Obamacare
"The Latest Outrage Over Health Care"
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Committee Examines Yucca Mountain Shutdown, EPA's Overreach and Billions of Dollars in Obamacare Bailouts
CBS NEWS: Yucca Mountain: did politics trump science?
BACKGROUND: Energy and Commerce Committee Launches Investigation into Administration's Efforts to Pull the Plug on Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy notified Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko that it is launching an investigation into the decision-making process to terminate the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) are launching the...
Subcommittee Approves Bill to Return Reclaimed Stimulus Funds to Treasury
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today unanimously passed draft legislation to clarify NTIA and RUS authority to return reclaimed stimulus funds to the U.S. Treasury.
"As stewards of the taxpayers' money, I know we all want to prevent misspent funds and fraud. This legislation clarifies the administrators' responsibility to de-obligate funds when there is cause to terminate the award. Additionally, it institutes a new reporting requirement that will keep Congress apprised of relevant...
NEWS: The Washington Examiner "Uncovered: New $2 billion Bailout in Obamacare"
Investigators for the House Energy and Commerce Committee have discovered that a little-known provision in the national health care law has allowed the federal government to pay nearly $2 billion to unions, state public employee systems, and big corporations to subsidize health coverage costs for early retirees.... At the current rate of payment, the $5 billion appropriated for the program could be exhausted well before it is set to expire.
The discovery came on the eve of an oversight hearing focused on the workings of an obscure agency...
VIDEO: CBS Evening News Examines Yucca Mountain — "Shut Down, Locked Up, Caught Up in What Critics Charge is Nothing More than Pure Politics"
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BACKGROUND: Energy and Commerce Committee Launches Investigation into Administration's Efforts to Pull the Plug on Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy today notified Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko that it is launching an investigation into the decision-making process to terminate the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository.... Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) are launching the inquiry after reviewing...
Rep. Morgan Griffith in Human Events: Death By A Thousand Rules: EPA's Drive To Kill Coal
Coal is a vital domestic natural resource that powers the U.S. economy.... More than 50% of the U.S. electric supply comes from coal-fired power plants. This obviously translates into a lot of jobs:... In 2009 there were 1,400 mines in the U.S. employing over 87,000 miners.... There were also 31,000 jobs related to the transportation of coal and 60,000 jobs in coal-fired power plants....Notably, these approximately 178,000 jobs do not include the indirect employment supported by industry, estimated to be almost two million jobs.... These jobs...
President Obama Finally Acknowledges Canada Would be a Good Partner for Reliable Oil
In his speech Wednesday on U.S. energy independence, President Obama finally acknowledged that Canada might be a valuable source of oil, stating, "And when it comes to oil we import from other nations, we can partner with neighbors like Canada, Mexico, and Brazil"
Unfortunately, the President's own administration continues to block efforts to extend the Keystone Pipeline that would link Canadian oil to U.S. refineries. The Keystone XL Pipeline would give the United States access to the second largest oil reserves in the world; according to a recent...
Health Subcommittee Passes Five Bills to Eliminate Slush Fund, Limit HHS' Unprecedented Power and Restore Congress' Fiduciary Duty
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today approved five bills that repeal the Health and Human Services Secretary's unlimited tap on Treasury to fund state exchange grants, eliminate unaccountable slush funds, and restore Congress' oversight by replacing some direct mandatory spending and subjecting it to the annual appropriations process.
Section 1311(a) of PPACA provides the Secretary of Health and Human Services an unlimited amount of funds for state-based exchange grants. H.R. 1213, authored by Rep. Fred Upton...