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2013-09-17 23:01:50

The Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement Act of 2013, passed 51-0 by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on July 31, calls for an end to the current Medicare payment formula, which doctors say has underpaid them for years. The Act, also known as House of Representatives bill 2810, aims to increase payments to doctors serving Medicare patients beginning in 2014. - MedicareMall.com San Marcos, Texas (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Unanimous passage of U.S. House of Representatives...

Congress To Investigate Listeria Outbreak
2011-10-22 05:04:06

A bipartisan group of Congressional Representatives is planning to investigate the ongoing Listeria outbreak that has killed 25 and resulted in at least one miscarriage, Roberta Rampton of Reuters reported on Friday. Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have written to Ryan and Eric Jensen, the owners of Jensen Farms, the Colorado farm where the cantaloupes responsible for the outbreak originated. The lawmakers asked the Jensens "to brief committee staff and preserve...

2011-02-10 10:00:00

New Poll Data Reveal Similar Findings in Districts of 8 Other House Energy & Commerce Committee Members; Voters Want Experts to Make the Calls, Not Politicians WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-two percent of House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton's constituents oppose a bill he is sponsoring to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to reduce carbon dioxide and other pollutants, a new poll reveals. The Public Policy Polling...

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2010-08-17 09:50:00

A group of Democratic congressmen is calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move forward with their own Net Neutrality rules rather than accept a proposal from Google and Verizon, various media outlets are reporting. Four members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee-- Ed Markey of Massachusetts, Anna Eshoo of California, Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania and Jay Inslee of Washington--sent a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on Monday, asking him to "maintain a free...

2010-07-08 11:22:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google's WiSpy snooping could have sucked up and recorded communications from members of Congress, some of whom are involved in national security issues, an investigation by Consumer Watchdog's InsideGoogle.com has found. Rep. Jane Harman, D-CA, chair of the Intelligence Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee and former member of the Intelligence Committee has at least one wireless network in her Washington, D.C., home that could...

2008-07-21 18:00:46

NEW YORK, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), ardent protectors of medical privacy (http://www.apsa.org/Default.aspx?TabName=ESSENTIAL+PRIVACY+PRINCIPLES), are today urging Members of House Energy and Commerce Committee to recognize and protect the right to health information privacy by voting NO on the PRO(TECH)T Act (http://energycommerce.house.gov/HealthIT_2008/index.shtml) unless it recognizes and protects the patient's right to privacy for...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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