Pallone Blasts Oil Companies Over Profits As Consumers Suffer at the Pump
Pallone Blasts Oil Companies Over Profits As Consumers Suffer at the Pump
2022-08-03 16:05:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr., D-N.J., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee ripped into four major oil companies who reported record high profits in the first half of the year as consumers continued to suffer sticker shock... Read More

Bipartisan Data Privacy Legislation Passes Out of Committee
2022-07-20 23:19:38
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — Bipartisan legislation to protect data that “identifies or is linked or reasonably linkable” to any one person passed in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in a 53-2 vote Wednesday. “Today’s vote has been years in the... Read More

Medicare Advantage Program Slammed for High Costs and Lack of Efficiency
2022-06-29 19:08:33
by Alexa Hornbeck

WASHINGTON —A series of reports have revealed continued issues with Medicare Advantage Plans, a private-plan alternative to traditional Medicare, and now members from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce are focused on how to establish better protections for America’s... Read More

Federal Ban on ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills Coming January 1
2021-10-01 19:48:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- A ban on so-called “surprise” medical bills --  unexpected, exorbitant health care bills for out-of-network care that arrive on insured patients' doorsteps, oftentimes when they are still at their most vulnerable - is on pace to go into... Read More

House Votes to Waive PAYGO to Avoid Relief Bill-Related Cuts
2021-03-19 20:21:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – The House voted 246-175 Friday to waive mandatory, across-the-board budget cuts under the statutory PAYGO law when it comes implementing the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package signed into law last week. Budget Hawks have long pointed to PAYGO,... Read More

House Panel to Begin Heavy Lifting on Infrastructure
2021-03-15 23:19:50
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The House Energy and Commerce Committee will begin marshalling the Biden Administation's next big policy goal through Congress next Monday, with a hearing on a $312 billion infrastructure plan. The bill, called the Leading Infrastructure For Tomorrow's America... Read More

House, Senate Democrats Say Time Has Come for Internet for All
2021-03-12 14:49:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House and Senate Democrats assembled at the U.S. Capitol Thursday to unveil a new $94 billion proposal to make broadband internet more accessible and affordable nationwide, striking a blow at the digital inequalities that have become all-too-apparent during... Read More

Deal Banning Surprise Medical Bills Also Ups Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

WASHINGTON — Key House and Senate committee leaders announced a bipartisan agreement Sunday on draft legislation to prohibit surprise medical bills and raise the legal age to purchase tobacco to 21. The agreement raises the odds of Congress clearing measures... Read More

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