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Committee activity related to implementation of the Affordable Care Act; health insurance company practices; Medicare and Medicaid; prescription drugs; chronic and infectious diseases; reproductive and women’s health; and the safety of America’s food supply. 

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Nov 17, 2017 Press Release
House Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Pallone and Senate Finance Ranking Member Wyden's joint statement in response to the Trump administration’s release of a woefully inadequate supplemental funding request for hurricane affected areas, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Nov 17, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee members today sent a series of letters to departments of six state governments, requesting information and staff briefings on allegations of patient brokering, when men and women have been recruited often to out-of-state facilities through offers for free travel, rent, cigarettes, and even manicures.
Nov 14, 2017 Press Release
E&C Democrats sent a letter to National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. raising questions over reports that NIH has quietly discontinued dedicated funding for gun violence research since President Trump came into office.
Nov 14, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's statement on the individual mandate repeal being added to the GOP tax bill.
Nov 13, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Pallone's statement following news that President Trump has nominated Alex Azar for Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Nov 9, 2017 Press Release

Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GA

Nov 9, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a study examining the epidemiology of antibiotic resistant bacteria, commonly known as “superbugs.”
Nov 8, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “MACRA and Alternative Payment Models: Developing Options for Value-based Care.” 

 

Nov 8, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Health hearing on, “MACRA and Alternative Payment Models: Developing Options for Value-based Care.”
Nov 7, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's statement in response to CMS Administrator Verma’s announcement that the agency intends to make drastic changes to the Medicaid program.