Archives

Format: 2014-04-16
Format: 2014-04-16
07/18/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled, “Reporting Data Breaches: Is Federal Legislation Needed to Protect Consumers?”
07/18/2013
Press Release
House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today released an updated advanced legislative framework to replace the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system with a fair and stable system of physician payment in the Medicare program. The draft legislation is the result of a careful and bipartisan process that sought and considered feedback from both lawmakers and stakeholder organizations....
07/17/2013
Bill
H.R. 83 enhances energy security and expands the renewable energy generation for the island states and U.S. territories by reducing reliance on imported fossil fuels while increasing use of clean-energy resources. 
07/17/2013
Bill
H.R. 698 is a bipartisan bill that directs the federal Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network to allow the transplantation of human organs infected with HIV, but only into individuals already infected with the HIV virus.  On November 12, 2013, the House took up the Senate version of the bill, S. 330, and passed the legislation by voice vote.  S. 330 was signed into law on...
07/17/2013
Bill
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires all companies that employ more than 50 workers to provide health benefits to their employees by 2014 or pay a penalty.  H.R. 2667 would delay this requirement until 2015.  On July 17, 2013, the House passed this bill by a vote of 264 - 161.
07/17/2013
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released a letter from some of our nation’s leading economists highlighting the importance of the individual responsibility requirement in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which is critical to expanding coverage and lowering costs.  As the letter makes clear, an individual responsibility requirement to maintain basic health insurance coverage is...
07/17/2013
Press Release
Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman spoke on the House floor today in support of the Affordable Care Act and the employer-mandate, urging a No vote on H.R. 2667, the Authority for Mandate Delay Act.
07/16/2013
Bill
H.R. 2186 was introduced on May 23, 2013, by Rep. Markey. The legislation proposes that to remain a traditional compounder, a pharmacy may not compound any amount of drug in advance of or without a prescription.  There are no exceptions. The bill introduces a new kind of compounder where they would remain as compounding pharmacies, subject to both FDA and state oversight...
07/16/2013
Bill
S. 959, the "Pharmaceutical Compounding Quality and Accountability Act," will clarify oversight of pharmaceutical compounding, leaving traditional pharmacies under the supervision of states, while enabling the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate companies that make compounded sterile drugs without prescriptions, and then ship across state lines. The Committee on Energy and...
07/16/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled, “Reforming the Drug Compounding Regulatory Framework.”