WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of March 10, 2014. The committee will review discussion drafts of the Chemicals in Commerce Act and legislation to reauthorize the satellite television law, as well as discuss how the administration’s proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage threaten seniors’ access to care, and examine ways to improve sports safety.
Rep. Renee Ellmers: “Millions of our seniors are facing catastrophic changes to their Medicare Part D benefits and today I’m introducing a bill to stop it.”
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today continued its hearing series “Benefits of and Challenges to Energy Access in the 21st Century” with a focus on fuel supply and infrastructure. The hearing explored how rail, pipelines, and trucking are playing a key role in moving America’s growing energy supplies to markets, and also examined how inadequate infrastructure has contributed to recent high energy prices as a result of regional shortages of natural gas and propane.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today released the first discussion draft of legislation to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA), which contains provisions that will expire on December 31, 2014. The subcommittee will discuss the draft legislation at a hearing next Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and other members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today introduced bipartisan legislation to help expedite the export of U.S. liquefied natural gas to our global allies, including Ukraine and other Eastern European nations currently at the mercy of Russian energy supplies. Consistent with the committee’s conclusions from its recent report, H.R.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 3826, the Electricity Security and Affordability Act, by a vote of 229 to 183. The bipartisan legislation will protect an affordable and diverse electricity portfolio by providing a reasonable alternative to EPA’s greenhouse gas rules for power plants.