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Format: 2014-10-31
Format: 2014-10-31
01/17/2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the release of The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General: 
01/16/2014
Bill
H.R. 3362 would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue detailed weekly reports on the functioning of the health benefit exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act.   The reports would contain data on topics including the number of website visits, chat logins, account creations, any problems identified with the website or call centers, as well as actions...
01/16/2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “2014: Seeking PPACA Answers.”
01/16/2014
Press Release
Today the Democratic Staff of the Energy and Commerce Committee released a memo to Democratic members and staff comparing current Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment trends to Medicare Part D enrollment trends in 2005 and 2006.  The memo finds that Americans are signing up for health insurance under the ACA at a considerably faster rate than seniors signed up for Medicare Part D.  
01/16/2014
Press Release
Today Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr., senior Democrat of House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee and Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, sent a letter to four major broadcast networks—ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC—urging the organizations to avoid glamorizing the use of electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, and potentially influencing...
01/16/2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Ranking Member Paul D. Tonko sent a letter to Eastman Chemical Company Chief Executive Officer Mark J. Costa to request that Eastman release studies on the potential health and environmental effects of exposure to and releases of MCHM.  West Virginia state officials investigating last week’s toxic...
01/16/2014
Press Release
In August 2013, Committee leaders Reps. Upton, Waxman, Walden, and Eshoo wrote to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in request of data regarding funding distribution and reform efforts in the Universal Service Fund (USF).  Excerpt: We are writing to ask that the Commission provide an update to that earlier information request. Since the committee’s last request, the FCC has...
01/15/2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “#CommActUpdate: Perspectives from Former FCC Chairmen.”  
01/15/2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the meeting between Energy and Commerce Committee staff and representatives of the Tribune Company on the future of the Los Angeles Times: