Energy and Commerce Committee

Health


E&C Announces Details for #FullCmte Hearing on #OpioidCrisis NEXT WEEK

10.18.2017

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) formally announced a hearing for Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Federal Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis: A Status Update on CARA and Other Initiatives.”

Chairman Walden announced last month in Morning Consult that the committee would hold a rare full committee hearing, the first of this Congress, on the epidemic. The hearing will provide a status update on the implementation...

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ICYMI: Time for the Top One Percent to CHIP in and Help Cover Kids

10.18.2017

American Action Forum’s newsletter, The Daily Dish, today featured commentary from its president, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, asking a simple...

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Chairman Walden Shares Agency Responses to Cut Down on Administrative Waste

10.18.2017

WASHINGTON, DC – In February of 2017, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) sent letters to the Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting information on studies and/or efforts to identify and eliminate administrative waste within the agencies.

The committee request was spurred by a Washington Post report from 2016 that revealed the Department of Defense was sitting on an analysis of back office expenditures that could have resulted in savings of $125...

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Health

Jurisdiction


The health sector broadly, including private and public health insurance (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP); biomedical research and development; hospital construction; mental health; health information technology, privacy, and cybersecurity; medical malpractice and medical malpractice insurance; the 340B drug discount program; the regulation of food, drugs, and cosmetics; drug abuse; the Department of Health and Human Services; the National Institutes of Health; the Centers for Disease Control; Indian Health Service; and all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.