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Format: 2014-08-30
Format: 2014-08-30
11/20/2013
Bill
On February 12, 2013, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Rep. Colin Peterson (D-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 610, to establish the Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee.  The bill establishes a committee to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the Department's Lyme and other tick-borne disease activities.  This Committee would include...
11/20/2013
Bill
H.R. 3528, the "National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting (NASPER) Reauthorization Act of 2013," was introduced by Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) on November 18, 2013.  The bill extends the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) prescription drug monitoring program first authorized in 2005 and administered by the Substance Abuse...
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, as introduced by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), 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.  The bill also would remove FDA’s jurisdiction over a newly defined category of “clinical software” and “health...
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 health insurers to sell plans 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...