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September 05, 2018

E&C Presses Twitter CEO on Algorithms, Content Moderation

WHAT: The Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), held a hearing today with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to examine the company’s algorithms and content moderation process. WHY: “We have a lot of questions about Twitter’s business practices including questions about your algorithms, content management practices, and how Section 230 Safe Harbor [ READ MORE ]

September 05, 2018

SELF DRIVE Act: Setting the Record Straight on State Preemption

WASHINGTON, DC – One year ago this week, the House made history in passing the bipartisan SELF DRIVE Act, the first-of-its-kind federal safety framework for self-driving cars. It advanced by voice vote, after unanimous approval by the Energy and Commerce Committee. Since then, companion legislation has stalled in the Senate. One easily debunked criticism is [ READ MORE ]

September 04, 2018

Summertime Social: E&C Members on Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – The #OpioidCrisis has devastated communities across all 50 states, leaving no community immune. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued provisional estimates for all drug overdose deaths last year.  The numbers are even higher than years past – with more than 72,000 total drug overdose deaths, more than 49,000 [ READ MORE ]

September 04, 2018

The SELF DRIVE Act at One Year

WASHINGTON, DC – This week marks one year since the House passed the SELF DRIVE Act, making history with the first federal framework for clear rules of the road for self-driving cars. It advanced by voice vote, after unanimous approval from the Energy and Commerce Committee. Since then, companion legislation has stalled in the Senate, [ READ MORE ]

August 30, 2018

E&C Leaders Seek More Information on Role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers in Impacting Drug Prices

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent letters to various Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to better understand the role of PBMs in the drug supply chain. The letters were signed by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee [ READ MORE ]

August 03, 2018

Congressman Harper to Deliver Key Note Address, USS John C. Stennis

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Harper will deliver the keynote address for the Change of Command Ceremony on board the USS John C. Stennis today. It is fitting that this Change of Command Ceremony will be held on what would have been Senator Stennis’ 117th birthday. Congressman Harper will speak to that and talk about the [ READ MORE ]

August 03, 2018

The Washington Post: House Committee Asks Pharmaceutical Companies to Answer Questions About Opioids

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As reported Friday morning by The Washington Post, bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee leaders sent letters Thursday evening to three opioid manufacturers requesting detailed information about each manufacturer’s potential role in the opioid crisis. The individual letters highlight the complexity of the opioid crisis, which claims the lives of more than 115 Americans every [ READ MORE ]

August 03, 2018

Bipartisan E&C Leaders Press Opioid Manufacturers About their Role in Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee leaders sent letters yesterday to three opioid manufacturers requesting detailed information about each manufacturer’s role in the opioid crisis. The individual letters highlight the complexity of the opioid crisis, which claims the lives of more than 115 Americans every day. The letters were sent to: Mr. Saeed [ READ MORE ]

August 01, 2018

E&C Leaders Press 340B Contract Pharmacies for Information

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent letters to nine contract pharmacies that participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program (340B Program), requesting information about their participation in the program. The leaders cited a report issued by the Majority Staff in January 2018, which followed a two-year investigation showing that despite the [ READ MORE ]

July 23, 2018

Committee Seeks Update on 9-1-1 Fee Diversion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Gregg Harper (R-MS) today sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding 9-1-1 fee diversion and its impact on public safety. Since 2009, 21 states [ READ MORE ]

July 17, 2018

HEARING: #SubOversight to Explore Advertising and Marketing Practices of Substance Use Treatment Industry

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), announced a hearing for Tuesday, July 24, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Examining Advertising and Marketing Practices within the Substance Use Treatment Industry.” Building off the committee’s bipartisan ongoing [ READ MORE ]

June 29, 2018

Congressman Harper’s Week In Review

Dear Friend, We’ve just completed another busy week in our nation’s capital. I want to share with you a few highlights that I think you will enjoy: Legislative Victories PASSED: H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019 The House of Representatives passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 6157) on Thursday. This [ READ MORE ]

June 28, 2018

PASSED: Congressman Harper’s Bill Delivers for America’s Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper (MS-03), Chairman of the Committee on House Administration and the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6160, which amends the Wounded Warrior Medical Leave Act: “This morning, the House passed my bill, which amends the [ READ MORE ]

June 26, 2018

Chairman Harper: A Strong USCP Operation and Workforce Lead the Department toward a Stronger Future

WASHINGTON, DC  – Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) today held a hearing examining the management practices of the United States Capitol Police (USCP) and their impact on the department’s operations and workforce. Following the hearing, Chairman Harper said: “I thank Chief Matthew Verderosa, Acting Inspector General Michael Bolton, and Chairman of the [ READ MORE ]

June 19, 2018

Congressman Harper’s Statement on U.S. Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper (MS-03), Chairman of the Committee on House Administration and the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, released the following statement on U.S. immigration reform: “The Trump Administration is making the enforcement of our immigration laws a priority. President Trump made immigration a priority in his campaign [ READ MORE ]

June 08, 2018

HEARING: #SubOversight to Get Update on U.S. Public Health Biopreparedness as Congress Works to Reauthorize PAHPA

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), announced a hearing for Friday, June 15, at 9 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “The State of U.S. Public Health Biopreparedness: Responding to Biological Attacks, Pandemics, and Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks.” [ READ MORE ]

May 31, 2018

Wicker, Hyde-Smith, & Harper Welcome Raytheon Development Plans

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss. and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Congressman Gregg Harper, R-Miss., today welcomed the announcement of a planned 50,000-square-foot expansion of the Raytheon Forest Consolidated Manufacturing Center plant in Forest. The new facility will be used to develop radar equipment for the military and is expected to generate dozens of [ READ MORE ]

May 23, 2018

Harper Chairs Hearing Examining the Olympic Community’s Ability to Protect Athletes from Sexual Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), convened a hearing this morning entitled, “Examining the Olympic Community’s Ability to Protect Athletes from Sexual Abuse.” This hearing follows a months-long bipartisan investigation into the United States Olympic Committee and all 48 National Governing Bodies related to the management, [ READ MORE ]