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Format: 2014-04-24
Format: 2014-04-24
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.”  
07/16/2013
Markup
The Energy and Commerce Committee held a markup beginning on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.  The Committee considered the following: • H.R. 1582, Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013; • H.R. 1900, Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act; • H.R. 83, a bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to develop an action plan to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the...
07/15/2013
Press Release
In the wake of the recent Santa Monica shootings, Rep. Henry A. Waxman today convened a forum in Santa Monica to explore issues related to gun violence and mental health. 
07/15/2013
Press Release
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released new reports and an interactive map on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act in every congressional district in the country.  These reports provide the first picture of the impacts of the law in districts redrawn or newly created following the 2010 Census.   They show that millions of Americans are...
07/15/2013
Press Release
A report released today by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont), Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-Mich.) and House Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) revealed a dramatic increase in the rates of doctors ordering anatomic pathology tests and procedures when...
07/11/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled,  “Improving FCC Process.”