Energy and Commerce Committee

Health (115th Congress)


MEDIA ADVISORY: Walden to Join Press Conference Calling on Democrats to Stop Playing Politics with CHIP Funding

01.17.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Republicans who represent states that are about to run out of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will hold a press conference. They will call on Democrats to stop holding CHIP funding hostage and to support passage this week.

A live stream will be available on Twitter at @HouseGOP.

WHO:
Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR)
House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
House Republican members

WHEN: Approximately 5:45 p.m. ET

WHERE: Studio B, the Capitol

CONTACT: Conference Communications Office, 202-225-5107

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Walden and Burgess: “This week the House will vote once again to extend funding for CHIP…”

01.16.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Later this week, the House of Representatives will consider a Continuing Resolution (CR) that will contain a provision to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The provision will extend funding for CHIP for six years, the longest extension of CHIP in the program’s history. In recent days, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has updated its scoring of the provision, projecting a net savings over a six-year window.

“It’s long past time we advance this vital extension – kids can’t wait any longer....

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Burgess and Green Highlight GAO Recommendations for Nonbiological Complex Drugs

01.16.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today commented on a new report issued today by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report makes the case that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should update the public of its plans to issue guidance for nonbiological complex drugs. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agreed with GAO’s recommendations.

“We are encouraged by GAO’s observations that FDA has taken steps to address the unique challenges of approving generic versions of nonbiologic complex drugs. Reauthorizing the Generic...

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