Press Releases

September 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today will vote on legislation to streamline Federal Communications Commission reporting requirements by reducing the number of reports the commission is obligated to produce. Authored by Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) along with Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA), the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act, H.R.
September 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives will vote today on H.R. 2052, the Global Investment in American Jobs Act of 2013. The bill, authored by Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) and Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), seeks to increase the United States’ share of foreign direct investment and create jobs. The legislation enjoys broad bipartisan support and was approved unanimously by both the subcommittee and full committee.
September 6, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing schedule for the week of September 9, 2013. The committee will continue its extensive work on three important policy issues - the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository, the readiness of the health law ahead of October 1 enrollment, and the changing landscape of America’s video marketplace.
September 6, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders yesterday sent a letter to Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner requesting an update on the agency’s efforts to reform the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) program.
August 29, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), and Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) today released the first paper in a series examining the flaws in the existing Medicare program and outlining opportunities for reform.
August 26, 2013 | Press Release
According to an Executive Order, approval of the Keystone XL pipeline’s permit requires a finding that the project “would serve the national interest.” The State Department, which is tasked with making this determination, has been reviewing the project now for over 1,800 days. And after nearly five years of review, it is clear the Keystone XL pipeline is in the national interest. What makes this project in the nation’s interest? Let’s examine the facts: