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Format: 2014-07-30
Format: 2014-07-30
11/20/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “Examining Public Health Legislation to Help Local Communities.”  
11/20/2013
Markup
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a markup beginning on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.  The Subcommittee considered the following: • H.R. 3301, North American Energy Infrastructure Act On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, the Subcommittee convened at 4:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building for opening statements only.  It reconvened on Wednesday, November 20, at 10:00 a.m....
11/20/2013
Press Release
Tomorrow Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, co-chairs of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change, will host representatives from five of America’s major sports leagues, as well as the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), to discuss the effects of climate change on sporting activities and the work these organizations are doing to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions....
11/19/2013
Bill
H.R. 3303 would create a newly defined category of “medical software” that is not a medical device, but would require FDA to continue to regulate the "medical software" like devices.  Additionally, the bill would remove FDA’s jurisdiction over a newly defined category of “clinical software” and “health software.”
11/19/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at 10:15 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “Security of HealthCare.gov.”  
11/19/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “Examining Federal Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps and Other Health Software.”
11/19/2013
Press Release
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette, and Rep. John D. Dingell sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton and Tim Murphy to condemn the process by which the Committee is conducting the investigation into the readiness and security of the Healthcare.gov website.  Republicans on the Committee failed...
11/15/2013
Bill
H.R. 3350 was introduced on October 28, 2013, by Committee Chairman Fred Upton and a host of Republican members of the Committee.  The legislation would continue to allow plans to be sold that exclude applicants based upon pre-existing conditions, charge women a higher insurance premium for the same coverage as men, set annual caps on benefits, and raise premiums if policyholders do not use...
11/15/2013
Floor Action
On November 15, 2013, H.R. 3350 was considered under the provisions of rule H.Res. 413 by a roll call vote of 228 -189.   After one hour of general debate, as provided for in H.Res. 413, Rep. Robert Andrews moved to recommit the bill with instructions, pending a point of order.  Rep. Fred Upton raised a point of order against Rep. Andrews motion and it was sustained by the Chair.  ...
11/15/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health hearing scheduled for Thursday, October 3, 2013, was rescheduled and held on Friday, November 15, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “Reviewing FDA’s Implementation of FDASIA.”