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Format: 2014-07-24
Format: 2014-07-24
12/05/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “Evaluating the Role of FERC in a Changing Energy Landscape.”
12/04/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “Medicare Advantage: What Beneficiaries Should Expect Under the President’s Health Care Plan.”
12/03/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade hearing scheduled for Thursday, October 24, 2013, was held Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “The FTC at 100: Where Do We Go From Here?”
12/02/2013
Floor Action
On December 2, 2013, H.R. 3588 was considered under suspension of the rules and passed the House by a roll call vote of 384 - 0. 
11/27/2013
Bill
H.R. 3204, the "Drug Quality and Security Act," helps ensure the safety of compounded drugs and our nation’s pharmaceutical supply chain.  The legislation introduced by Committee Chairman Upton and cosponsored by Committee members Reps. Waxman, Pitts, Pallone, Murphy, Dingell, Latta, DeGette, Griffith, Green, and Matheson, reflects a bipartisan, bicameral effort to...
11/27/2013
Bill
S. 252, as amended, is bipartisan and bicameral legislation comprised of the authorization or reauthorization of three different, yet pertinent health programs.   Title One of the bill reauthorizes and improves the PREEMIE Act.  This title reauthorizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research, surveillance, and prevention activities.  It also extends provider...
11/21/2013
Bill
Although it is the stated goal of H.R. 1900 to provide for “the timely consideration” of applications for natural gas pipeline projects, the legislative record clearly demonstrates that H.R. 1900 would disrupt the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) existing permitting process, which gets natural gas pipelines permitted in a timely manner.  This bill would...
11/21/2013
Bill
S. 330, updates the National Organ Transplant Act in light of current medical and scientific understanding of HIV and AIDS.  The legislation lays the foundation for HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ donation to occur in the future, first beginning with thorough research.  The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) will spearhead the development of research criteria for HIV-...
11/21/2013
Bill
H.R. 2012 was introduced by Rep. Pitts on May 16, 2013, and includes as original co-sponsors Reps. Schakowsky, Whitfield, and Eshoo.  H.R. 2012 designates the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as the independent anti-doping organization for horse races with interstate, off-track betting.  Under H.R. 2012, USADA would be given the authority to develop, publish, and maintain rules for which...
11/21/2013
Bill
H.R. 3590 opens up wilderness areas and national monuments to hunting and recreational shooting and bars EPA from regulating lead in ammunition and sportfishing equipment under the Toxic Substances Control Act. The bill was referred to the Committee on November 21, 2013.  This legislation is similar in policy to H.R. 4089 which passed the House in the 112th Congress on April 17, 2012.