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A National Framework for the Review and Labeling of Biotechnology in Food

The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, June 18, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “A National Framework for the Review and Labeling of Biotechnology in Food.” Subcommittee membe... Read Full Article

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Committee Leaders Comment on Net Neutrality Court Decision

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders to issued the following comments following the U.S. District’s Court’s decision rejecting requests for a stay of the Federal Communications Commission’s heavy-handed utility-style rules for the Internet. “The uncertainty for consumers, inn... Read Full Article

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#SubHealth Continues Work to Help 9/11 Victims and Families

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing to discuss bipartisan legislation to reauthorize crucial programs to help 9/11 victims and families. H.R. 1786, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, would provide import... Read Full Article

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“Faster Cures, More Memories”

Leukemia Lymphoma Society Advocates Share Their #CuresIn4Words At its core, the 21st Century Cures Act is about patients, their loved ones, and their future. H.R. 6 includes policies to incorporate the patient perspective into health care innovation. It embraces the advances made with personalized m... Read Full Article

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Latest Watchdog Report Highlights Additional Breakdowns In Mental Health System

WASHINGTON, DC – As part of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s ongoing efforts to improve the nation’s mental health system, the committee today released a new report from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office entitled, “Better Documentation Needed to Oversee Substance Abuse and Me... Read Full Article

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Why Incorporate the Patient Perspective?

A core component of the 21st Century Cures initiative has been incorporating the patient perspective into the process. We brought patients to the table throughout the yearlong listening phase of the initiative, and we included policies in H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, that bring patients to th... Read Full Article

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Subcommittees to Examine Effects of EPA Ozone Regulation on Jobs and Manufacturing NEXT WEEK

The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), have scheduled a joint hearing for Tuesday, June 16 at 10:15 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.... Read Full Article

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#SubCommTech Continues Bipartisan Effort to Protect the Future of the Internet

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today approved legislation to protect the future of the Internet. Last year, the administration asked the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to convene a multistak... Read Full Article

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New Government Watchdog Report Faults DOE for Oversight of Contractor Performance at Nuclear Weapons

WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing its longstanding efforts to improve safety at some of the nation’s most critical nuclear sites, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today released a report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) with important new findings about problems within ... Read Full Article

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The 21st Century Cures Act

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee recently voted 51-0 approving H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act. This nonpartisan legislation is a product of more than a year of working with patients, advocates, researchers, innovators, and health care professionals to bring our nation’s l... Read Full Article

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Health Subcommittee to Examine Landmark Mental Health Legislation Next Week

The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Examining H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act.” Subcommittee members wi... Read Full Article

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Committee Announces Agreement to Bolster FCC Field Operations, Ensure Smart Use of Taxpayer Dollars

WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced an agreement with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to amend the FCC’s plans to close FCC field offices. “Communities across America will continue to be served even as the commission becomes more... Read Full Article

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House, Senate Chairmen Request Watchdog Review of Rapid Testing Technologies for Biothreats

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) today sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office requesting a review of multiplex Point-of-Care Testing (POCT). Upton... Read Full Article

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Uniting for Patients And #Cures2015

“Congress is probably going to shock a lot of us…” Since last month’s unanimous approval of the 21st Century Cures Act, support for the landmark initiative has continued to build. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, world-renowned scientist, physician, and author Dr. Siddartha Mukherjee, and leading... Read Full Article

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BILIRAKIS: #Cures2015 “Will Be A Historic Achievement”

The 21st Century Cures Act has seen continued support of all varieties. Patient groups, researchers, members of Congress, innovators, families, even political pundits, have voiced their support for this landmark legislation. The bill will encourage innovation, support research, and bring our health ... Read Full Article

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