Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), chairman of the powerful Senate Commerce Committee, wants the Federal Communications Commission to hold off on approving any big television deals until a report on consolidation in the broadcasting industry is released.
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV has asked FCC chairman Tom Wheeler to delay ruling on upcoming station group mergers until the Government Accountability Office can complete its report on shared service agreements. The...Show More Summary
By Jack Spencer | Michigan Capitol Confidential A new bill giving public safety employees a carve out from a key labor reform is in the House Commerce Committee. Public Act 54 of 2011 banned seniority-based automatic pay raises for individual government employees when a union contract has expired and no replacement has been negotiated. Before...
New documents obtained by the Energy and Commerce Committee reveal that the Obama Administration was warned in April that the Obamacare website was not ready for rollout. This revelation contradicts statements by Health and Human Services...Show More Summary
Thirty-two Democrats helped kill a GOP amendment to explicitly allow people to keep their current health-care plans in a July 2009 House Energy and Commerce Committee vote. “Nothing in this division shall prevent or limit individuals from keeping their current health benefit plan,” the amendment, offered by former Representative Cliff Stearns, said. Show More Summary
The House of Representatives passed the "Keep Your Health Plan Act" introduced by House Republican Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) on Friday afternoon by a 261 to 157 margin. Thirty-nine Democrats crossed party lines to vote in favor of the bill. Show More Summary
Oh, this should provide hours of amusement. House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today unveiled a series of documents provided by the Department of Health and Human Services from July 2013 that reveal the administration internally voicing serious concerns about the progress of the HealthCare.gov website. Show More Summary
S-3030, the Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 II, advanced from the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday, November 14th. Part of a larger economic growth package, Section 3 would cap appeal bonds at $50 million. New Jersey law requires a defendant to post an appeal bond at least equal to the full amount of the judgment. Show More Summary
The House Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today had a hearing today titled “ChallengesRead the Rest...
A proposed online video bill by Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) called Consumer Choice in Online Video Act has potential, but industry watchers are quick to point out that it will face protest from incumbent cable operators and the broadcast industry.
On Friday the House will take up a bill sponsored by Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (yes, he's Kate's uncle) that purports to let people who have health insurance polices keep them regardless of the ACA and HHS...
What and when: November 13, 2013 10 a.m. — United States Congress, House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade hearing on the PAST Act to End Soring Will the PAST Act finally bring an end...Show More Summary
To: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy I am writing to express serious concerns about the Chemical Safety Improvement Act, in advance of tomorrow's hearing, S. Show More Summary
Congress gets back to work today, and the major item on the agenda in the House is H.R. 3350, the “Keep Your Health Plan Act,” sponsored by House Committee on Energy & Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Michigan). The bill attempts to solve the problem caused by the non-renewal of existing health insurance policies in the [...]
Sen. Jay D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee, is introducing a bill aimed at giving a boost to new digital video services that are trying to compete against established pay-television distributor...
As I watched Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius being grilled by members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week, it was immediately clear to me just how many of them are in the pockets of the industry I used to work for. Former colleagues of mine undoubtedly had a hand in writing the members' comments and questions. Show More Summary
On Oct. 8, Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) introduced H.R. 3301, a bipartisan bill to make integrated North American energy infrastructure a reality. Without the certainty of law,...Show More Summary
Yesterday, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee and testified under oath that she did not know if Obamacare paid for abortions. Can we seriously believe that? We know Sebelius to be a radical abortion activist who, as Kansas Governor, invested the better part of her two terms covering up […]
One of the congressmen who quizzed Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said something truly revealing at Wednesday’s hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Representative John Sarbanes (D., Md.), who shares a father with the Sarbanes-Oxley...Show More Summary
Click here to view this media HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius was hammered with a bunch of extremely ridiculous and inane questions from Republicans for the better part of the over three hour House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing this Wednesday, but she did not give a correct answer to MO Rep. Show More Summary