H. Rept. 113-305 - 113th Congress (2013-2014)
December 20, 2013

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House Report 113-305 - ACTIVITY REPORT of the COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES for the FIRST SESSION ONE HUNDRED THIRTEENTH CONGRESS together with MINORITY VIEWS




[House Report 113-305]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]


                                                 Union Calendar No. 223

113th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - -  - House Report 113-305
 
                            ACTIVITY REPORT

                                 of the

                    COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE

                                 of the

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                                for the

                             FIRST SESSION

                    ONE HUNDRED THIRTEENTH CONGRESS

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS

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 December 20, 2013.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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                          House of Representatives,
                          Committee on Energy and Commerce,
                                 Washington, DC, December 20, 2013.
Hon. Karen L. Haas,
Clerk, House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Ms. Haas: Pursuant to clause 1(d) of rule XI of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives, I present herewith a 
report on the activity of the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
for the first session of the 113th Congress, including the 
Committee's review and study of legislation within its 
jurisdiction and the oversight activities undertaken by the 
Committee.
            Sincerely,
                                                Fred Upton,
                                                          Chairman.









                            C O N T E N T S

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Jurisdiction.....................................................     1
Rules for the Committee..........................................     2
Membership and Organization......................................    11
Legislative and Oversight Activity...............................    19
Summary of Committee Activities..................................    19
    Full Committee...............................................    21
    Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade...........    23
    Subcommittee on Communications and Technology................    33
    Subcommittee on Energy and Power.............................    43
    Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy..................    61
    Subcommittee on Health.......................................    73
    Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.................   103
Oversight Plan for the 113th Congress............................   109
Public Laws......................................................   116
Hearings Held Pursuant to Clauses 2(n), (o), or (p) of Rule XI...   117
Printed Hearings of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.........   118
Minority Views...................................................   123
                              Jurisdiction

    The jurisdiction of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 
as prescribed by Clause 1(f) of rule X of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, is as follows:
    (1) Biomedical research and development.
    (2) Consumer affairs and consumer protection.
    (3) Health and health facilities (except health care 
supported by payroll deductions).
    (4) Interstate energy compacts.
    (5) Interstate and foreign commerce generally.
    (6) Exploration, production, storage, supply, marketing, 
pricing, and regulation of energy resources, including all 
fossil fuels, solar energy, and other unconventional or 
renewable energy resources.
    (7) Conservation of energy resources.
    (8) Energy information generally.
    (9) The generation and marketing of power (except by 
federally chartered or Federal regional power marketing 
authorities); reliability and interstate transmission of, and 
ratemaking for, all power; and siting of generation facilities 
(except the installation of interconnections between Government 
waterpower projects).
    (10) General management of the Department of Energy and 
management and all functions of the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission.
    (11) National energy policy generally.
    (12) Public health and quarantine.
    (13) Regulation of the domestic nuclear energy industry, 
including regulation of research and development reactors and 
nuclear regulatory research.
    (14) Regulation of interstate and foreign communications.
    (15) Travel and tourism.
    The committee shall have the same jurisdiction with respect 
to regulation of nuclear facilities and of use of nuclear 
energy as it has with respect to regulation of nonnuclear 
facilities and of use of nonnuclear energy.
    In addition, clause 3(e) of rule X of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives provides that the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce shall review and study on a continuing basis laws, 
programs, and Government activities relating to nuclear and 
other energy and nonmilitary nuclear energy research and 
development including the disposal of nuclear waste.

     Rules for the Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of 
                    Representatives, 113th Congress

Rule 1. General Provisions
    (a) Rules of the Committee. The Rules of the House are the 
rules of the Committee on Energy and Commerce (the 
``Committee'') and its subcommittees so far as is applicable.
    (b) Rules of the Subcommittees. Each subcommittee of the 
Committee is part of the Committee and is subject to the 
authority and direction of the Committee and to its rules so 
far as is applicable. Written rules adopted by the Committee, 
not inconsistent with the Rules of the House, shall be binding 
on each subcommittee of the Committee.
Rule 2. Meetings
    (a) Regular Meeting Days. The Committee shall meet on the 
fourth Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m., for the consideration 
of bills, resolutions, and other business, if the House is in 
session on that day. If the House is not in session on that day 
and the Committee has not met during such month, the Committee 
shall meet at the earliest practicable opportunity when the 
House is again in session. The chairman of the Committee may, 
at his discretion, cancel, delay, or defer any meeting required 
under this section, after consultation with the ranking 
minority member.
    (b) Additional Meetings. The chairman may call and convene, 
as he considers necessary, additional meetings of the Committee 
for the consideration of any bill or resolution pending before 
the Committee or for the conduct of other Committee business. 
The Committee shall meet for such purposes pursuant to that 
call of the chairman.
    (c) Notice. The date, time, place, and subject matter of 
any meeting of the Committee scheduled on a Tuesday, Wednesday, 
or Thursday when the House will be in session shall be 
announced at least 36 hours (exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, 
and legal holidays except when the House is in session on such 
days) in advance of the commencement of such meeting. The date, 
time, place, and subject matter of other meetings when the 
House is in session shall be announced to allow Members to have 
at least three days notice (exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, 
and legal holidays except when the House is in session on such 
days) of such meeting. The date, time, place, and subject 
matter of all other meetings shall be announced at least 72 
hours in advance of the commencement of such meeting.
    (d) Agenda. The agenda for each Committee meeting, setting 
out all items of business to be considered, shall be provided 
to each member of the Committee at least 36 hours in advance of 
such meeting.
    (e) Availability of Texts. No bill, recommendation, or 
other matter shall be considered by the Committee unless the 
text of the matter, together with an explanation, has been 
available to members of the Committee for three days (or 24 
hours in the case of a substitute for introduced legislation). 
Such explanation shall include a summary of the major 
provisions of the legislation, an explanation of the 
relationship of the matter to present law, and a summary of the 
need for the legislation.
    (f) Waiver. The requirements of subsections (c), (d), and 
(e) may be waived by a majority of those present and voting (a 
majority being present) of the Committee or by the chairman 
with the concurrence of the ranking member, as the case may be.

Rule 3. Hearings

    (a) Notice. The date, time, place, and subject matter of 
any hearing of the Committee shall be announced at least one 
week in advance of the commencement of such hearing, unless a 
determination is made in accordance with clause 2(g)(3) of rule 
XI of the Rules of the House that there is good cause to begin 
the hearing sooner.
    (b) Memorandum. Each member of the Committee shall be 
provided, except in the case of unusual circumstances, with a 
memorandum at least 48 hours before each hearing explaining (1) 
the purpose of the hearing and (2) the names of any witnesses.
    (c) Witnesses. (1) Each witness who is to appear before the 
Committee shall file with the clerk of the Committee, at least 
two working days in advance of his or her appearance, 
sufficient copies, as determined by the chairman of the 
Committee of a written statement of his or her proposed 
testimony to provide to members and staff of the Committee, the 
news media, and the general public. Each witness shall, to the 
greatest extent practicable, also provide a copy of such 
written testimony in an electronic format prescribed by the 
chairman. Each witness shall limit his or her oral presentation 
to a brief summary of the argument. The chairman of the 
Committee or the presiding member may waive the requirements of 
this paragraph or any part thereof.
    (2) To the greatest extent practicable, the written 
testimony of each witness appearing in a nongovernmental 
capacity shall include a curriculum vitae and a disclosure of 
the amount and source (by agency and program) of any federal 
grant (or subgrant thereof) or contract (or subcontract 
thereof) received during the current fiscal year or either of 
the two preceding fiscal years by the witness or by an entity 
represented by the witness.
    (d) Questioning. (1) The right to interrogate the witnesses 
before the Committee shall alternate between majority and 
minority members. Each member shall be limited to 5 minutes in 
the interrogation of witnesses until such time as each member 
who so desires has had an opportunity to question witnesses. No 
member shall be recognized for a second period of 5 minutes to 
interrogate a witness until each member of the Committee 
present has been recognized once for that purpose. The chairman 
shall recognize in order of appearance members who were not 
present when the meeting was called to order after all members 
who were present when the meeting was called to order have been 
recognized in the order of seniority on the Committee.
    (2) The chairman, with the concurrence of the ranking 
minority member, or the Committee by motion, may permit an 
equal number of majority and minority members to question a 
witness for a specified, total period that is equal for each 
side and not longer than thirty minutes for each side. The 
chairman with the concurrence of the ranking minority member, 
or the Committee by motion, may also permit committee staff of 
the majority and minority to question a witness for a 
specified, total period that is equal for each side and not 
longer than thirty minutes for each side.
    (3) Each member may submit to the chairman of the Committee 
additional questions for the record, to be answered by the 
witnesses who have appeared. Each member shall provide a copy 
of the questions in an electronic format to the clerk of the 
Committee no later than ten business days following a hearing. 
The chairman shall transmit all questions received from members 
of the Committee to the appropriate witness and include the 
transmittal letter and the responses from the witnesses in the 
hearing record. After consultation with the ranking minority 
member, the chairman is authorized to close the hearing record 
no earlier than 120 days from the date the questions were 
transmitted to the appropriate witness.

Rule 4. Vice Chairmen; Presiding Member

    The chairman shall designate a member of the majority party 
to serve as vice chairman of the Committee, and shall designate 
a majority member of each subcommittee to serve as vice 
chairman of each subcommittee. The vice chairman of the 
Committee or subcommittee, as the case may be, shall preside at 
any meeting or hearing during the temporary absence of the 
chairman. If the chairman and vice chairman of the Committee or 
subcommittee are not present at any meeting or hearing, the 
ranking member of the majority party who is present shall 
preside at the meeting or hearing.

Rule 5. Open Proceedings

    Except as provided by the Rules of the House, each meeting 
and hearing of the Committee for the transaction of business, 
including the markup of legislation, and each hearing, shall be 
open to the public, including to radio, television, and still 
photography coverage, consistent with the provisions of rule XI 
of the Rules of the House.

Rule 6. Quorum

    Testimony may be taken and evidence received at any hearing 
at which there are present not fewer than two members of the 
Committee in question. A majority of the members of the 
Committee shall constitute a quorum for those actions for which 
the House Rules require a majority quorum. For the purposes of 
taking any other action, one-third of the members of the 
Committee shall constitute a quorum.

Rule 7. Official Committee Records

    (a)(1) Journal. The proceedings of the Committee shall be 
recorded in a journal which shall, among other things, show 
those present at each meeting, and include a record of the vote 
on any question on which a record vote is demanded and a 
description of the amendment, motion, order, or other 
proposition voted. A copy of the journal shall be furnished to 
the ranking minority member.
    (2) Record Votes. A record vote may be demanded by one-
fifth of the members present or, in the apparent absence of a 
quorum, by any one member. No demand for a record vote shall be 
made or obtained except for the purpose of procuring a record 
vote or in the apparent absence of a quorum. The result of each 
record vote in any meeting of the Committee shall be made 
publicly available in electronic form on the Committee's 
website and in the Committee office for inspection by the 
public, as provided in rule XI, clause 2(e) of the Rules of the 
House, within 24 hours. Such result shall include a description 
of the amendment, motion, order, or other proposition, the name 
of each member voting for and each member voting against such 
amendment, motion, order, or proposition, and the names of 
those members of the committee present but not voting. The 
chairman, with the concurrence of the ranking minority member, 
may from time to time postpone record votes ordered on 
amendments to be held at a time certain during the 
consideration of legislation.
    (b) Archived Records. The records of the Committee at the 
National Archives and Records Administration shall be made 
available for public use in accordance with Rule VII of the 
Rules of the House. The chairman shall notify the ranking 
minority member of any decision, pursuant to clause 3(b)(3) or 
clause 4(b) of the Rule, to withhold a record otherwise 
available, and the matter shall be presented to the Committee 
for a determination on the written request of any member of the 
Committee. The chairman shall consult with the ranking minority 
member on any communication from the Archivist of the United 
States or the Clerk of the House concerning the disposition of 
noncurrent records pursuant to clause 3(b) of the rule.

Rule 8. Subcommittees

    (a) Establishment. There shall be such standing 
subcommittees with such jurisdiction and size as determined by 
the majority party caucus of the Committee. The jurisdiction, 
number, and size of the subcommittees shall be determined by 
the majority party caucus prior to the start of the process for 
establishing subcommittee chairmanships and assignments.
    (b) Powers and Duties. Each subcommittee is authorized to 
meet, hold hearings, receive testimony, mark up legislation, 
and report to the Committee on all matters referred to it. 
Subcommittee chairmen shall set hearing and meeting dates only 
with the approval of the chairman of the Committee with a view 
toward assuring the availability of meeting rooms and avoiding 
simultaneous scheduling of Committee and subcommittee meetings 
or hearings whenever possible.
    (c) Ratio of Subcommittees. The majority caucus of the 
Committee shall determine an appropriate ratio of majority to 
minority party members for each subcommittee and the chairman 
shall negotiate that ratio with the minority party, provided 
that the ratio of party members on each subcommittee shall be 
no less favorable to the majority than that of the full 
Committee, nor shall such ratio provide for a majority of less 
than two majority members.
    (d) Selection of Subcommittee Members. Prior to any 
organizational meeting held by the Committee, the majority and 
minority caucuses shall select their respective members of the 
standing subcommittees.
    (e) Ex Officio Members. The chairman and ranking minority 
member of the Committee shall be ex officio members with voting 
privileges of each subcommittee of which they are not assigned 
as members and may be counted for purposes of establishing a 
quorum in such subcommittees. The minority chairman emeritus 
shall be an ex officio member without voting privileges of each 
subcommittee of which the minority chairman emeritus is not 
assigned as a member and shall not be counted for purposes of 
establishing a quorum on any such subcommittee.

Rule 9. Opening Statements

    (a) Written Statements. All written opening statements at 
hearings and business meetings conducted by the committee shall 
be made part of the permanent record.
    (b) Length. (1) At full committee hearings, the chairman 
and ranking minority member shall be limited to 5 minutes each 
for an opening statement, and may designate another member to 
give an opening statement of not more than 5 minutes. At 
subcommittee hearings, the subcommittee chairman and ranking 
minority member of the subcommittee shall be limited to 5 
minutes each for an opening statement. In addition, the full 
committee chairman and ranking minority member shall each be 
allocated 5 minutes for an opening statement for themselves or 
their designees.
    (2) At any business meeting of the Committee, statements 
shall be limited to 5 minutes each for the chairman and ranking 
minority member (or their respective designee) of the Committee 
or subcommittee, as applicable, and 3 minutes each for all 
other members. The chairman may further limit opening 
statements for Members (including, at the discretion of the 
Chairman, the chairman and ranking minority member) to one 
minute.

Rule 10. Reference of Legislation and Other Matters

    All legislation and other matters referred to the Committee 
shall be referred to the subcommittee of appropriate 
jurisdiction within two weeks of the date of receipt by the 
Committee unless action is taken by the full Committee within 
those two weeks, or by majority vote of the members of the 
Committee, consideration is to be by the full Committee. In the 
case of legislation or other matter within the jurisdiction of 
more than one subcommittee, the chairman of the Committee may, 
in his discretion, refer the matter simultaneously to two or 
more subcommittees for concurrent consideration, or may 
designate a subcommittee of primary jurisdiction and also refer 
the matter to one or more additional subcommittees for 
consideration in sequence (subject to appropriate time 
limitations), either on its initial referral or after the 
matter has been reported by the subcommittee of primary 
jurisdiction. Such authority shall include the authority to 
refer such legislation or matter to an ad hoc subcommittee 
appointed by the chairman, with the approval of the Committee, 
from the members of the subcommittees having legislative or 
oversight jurisdiction.

Rule 11. Managing Legislation on the House Floor

    The chairman, in his discretion, shall designate which 
member shall manage legislation reported by the Committee to 
the House.

Rule 12. Committee Professional and Clerical Staff Appointments

    (a) Delegation of Staff. Whenever the chairman of the 
Committee determines that any professional staff member 
appointed pursuant to the provisions of clause 9 of rule X of 
the House of Representatives, who is assigned to such chairman 
and not to the ranking minority member, by reason of such 
professional staff member's expertise or qualifications will be 
of assistance to one or more subcommittees in carrying out 
their assigned responsibilities, he may delegate such member to 
such subcommittees for such purpose. A delegation of a member 
of the professional staff pursuant to this subsection shall be 
made after consultation with subcommittee chairmen and with the 
approval of the subcommittee chairman or chairmen involved.
    (b) Minority Professional Staff. Professional staff members 
appointed pursuant to clause 9 of rule X of the House of 
Representatives, who are assigned to the ranking minority 
member of the Committee and not to the chairman of the 
Committee, shall be assigned to such Committee business as the 
minority party members of the Committee consider advisable.
    (c) Additional Staff Appointments. In addition to the 
professional staff appointed pursuant to clause 9 of rule X of 
the House of Representatives, the chairman of the Committee 
shall be entitled to make such appointments to the professional 
and clerical staff of the Committee as may be provided within 
the budget approved for such purposes by the Committee. Such 
appointee shall be assigned to such business of the full 
Committee as the chairman of the Committee considers advisable.
    (d) Sufficient Staff. The chairman shall ensure that 
sufficient staff is made available to each subcommittee to 
carry out its responsibilities under the rules of the 
Committee.
    (e) Fair Treatment of Minority Members in Appointment of 
Committee Staff. The chairman shall ensure that the minority 
members of the Committee are treated fairly in appointment of 
Committee staff.
    (f) Contracts for Temporary or Intermittent Services. Any 
contract for the temporary services or intermittent service of 
individual consultants or organizations to make studies or 
advise the Committee or its subcommittees with respect to any 
matter within their jurisdiction shall be deemed to have been 
approved by a majority of the members of the Committee if 
approved by the chairman and ranking minority member of the 
Committee. Such approval shall not be deemed to have been given 
if at least one-third of the members of the Committee request 
in writing that the Committee formally act on such a contract, 
if the request is made within 10 days after the latest date on 
which such chairman or chairmen, and such ranking minority 
member or members, approve such contract.

Rule 13. Supervision, Duties of Staff

    (a) Supervision of Majority Staff. The professional and 
clerical staff of the Committee not assigned to the minority 
shall be under the supervision and direction of the chairman 
who, in consultation with the chairmen of the subcommittees, 
shall establish and assign the duties and responsibilities of 
such staff members and delegate such authority as he determines 
appropriate.
    (b) Supervision of Minority Staff. The professional and 
clerical staff assigned to the minority shall be under the 
supervision and direction of the minority members of the 
Committee, who may delegate such authority as they determine 
appropriate.

Rule 14. Committee Budget

    (a) Administration of Committee Budget. The chairman of the 
Committee, in consultation with the ranking minority member, 
shall for the 113th Congress attempt to ensure that the 
Committee receives necessary amounts for professional and 
clerical staff, travel, investigations, equipment and 
miscellaneous expenses of the Committee and the subcommittees, 
which shall be adequate to fully discharge the Committee's 
responsibilities for legislation and oversight.
    (b) Monthly Expenditures Report. Committee members shall be 
furnished a copy of each monthly report, prepared by the 
chairman for the Committee on House Administration, which shows 
expenditures made during the reporting period and cumulative 
for the year by the Committee and subcommittees, anticipated 
expenditures for the projected Committee program, and detailed 
information on travel.

Rule 15. Broadcasting of Committee Hearings

    Any meeting or hearing that is open to the public may be 
covered in whole or in part by radio or television or still 
photography, subject to the requirements of clause 4 of rule XI 
of the Rules of the House. The coverage of any hearing or other 
proceeding of the Committee or any subcommittee thereof by 
television, radio, or still photography shall be under the 
direct supervision of the chairman of the Committee, the 
subcommittee chairman, or other member of the Committee 
presiding at such hearing or other proceeding and may be 
terminated by such member in accordance with the Rules of the 
House.

Rule 16. Subpoenas and Interviews

    (a) Subpoenas. The chairman of the Committee may, after 
consultation with the ranking minority member, authorize and 
issue a subpoena under clause 2(m) of rule XI of the House. If 
the ranking minority member objects to the proposed subpoena in 
writing, the matter shall be referred to the Committee for 
resolution. The chairman of the Committee may authorize and 
issue subpoenas without referring the matter to the Committee 
for resolution during any period for which the House has 
adjourned for a period in excess of 3 days when, in the opinion 
of the chairman, authorization and issuance of the subpoena is 
necessary. The chairman shall report to the members of the 
Committee on the authorization and issuance of a subpoena 
during the recess period as soon as practicable but in no event 
later than one week after service of such subpoena.
    (b) Interviews. The chairman of the Committee may authorize 
committee staff to conduct transcribed interviews in the 
furtherance of a Committee investigation.

Rule 17. Travel of Members and Staff

    (a) Approval of Travel. Consistent with the primary expense 
resolution and such additional expense resolutions as may have 
been approved, travel to be reimbursed from funds set aside for 
the Committee for any member or any staff member shall be paid 
only upon the prior authorization of the chairman. Travel may 
be authorized by the chairman for any member and any staff 
member in connection with the attendance of hearings conducted 
by the Committee or any subcommittee thereof and meetings, 
conferences, and investigations which involve activities or 
subject matter under the general jurisdiction of the Committee. 
Before such authorization is given there shall be submitted to 
the chairman in writing the following: (1) the purpose of the 
travel; (2) the dates during which the travel is to be made and 
the date or dates of the event for which the travel is being 
made; (3) the location of the event for which the travel is to 
be made; and (4) the names of members and staff seeking 
authorization.
    (b) Approval of Travel by Minority Members and Staff. In 
the case of travel by minority party members and minority party 
professional staff for the purpose set out in (a), the prior 
approval, not only of the chairman but also of the ranking 
minority member, shall be required. Such prior authorization 
shall be given by the chairman only upon the representation by 
the ranking minority member in writing setting forth those 
items enumerated in (1), (2), (3), and (4) of paragraph (a).

Rule 18. Website

    The chairman shall maintain an official Committee website 
for the purposes of furthering the Committee's legislative and 
oversight responsibilities, including communicating information 
about the Committee's activities to Committee members and other 
members of the House. The ranking minority member may maintain 
an official website for the purpose of carrying out official 
responsibilities, including communicating information about the 
activities of the minority members of the Committee to 
Committee members and other members of the House.

Rule 19. Conferences

    The chairman of the Committee is directed to offer a motion 
under clause 1 of rule XXII of the Rules of the House whenever 
the chairman considers it appropriate.
                      Membership and Organization

                    ONE HUNDRED THIRTEENTH CONGRESS

                    COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE

                             (Ratio 30-24)

  FRED UPTON, Michigan, Chairman

HENRY A. WAXMAN, California,         RALPH M. HALL, Texas
  Ranking Member                     JOE BARTON, Texas,
JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan,             Chairman Emeritus
  Chairman Emeritus                  ED WHITFIELD, Kentucky
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois
BOBBY L. RUSH, Illinois              JOSEPH R. PITTS, Pennsylvania
ANNA G. ESHOO, California            GREG WALDEN, Oregon
ELIOT L. ENGEL, New York             LEE TERRY, Nebraska
GENE GREEN, Texas                    MIKE ROGERS, Michigan
DIANA DeGETTE, Colorado              TIM MURPHY, Pennsylvania
LOIS CAPPS, California               MICHAEL C. BURGESS, Texas
MICHAEL F. DOYLE, Pennsylvania       MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee
JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois         Vice Chairman
JIM MATHESON, Utah                   PHIL GINGREY, Georgia
G.K. BUTTERFIELD, North Carolina     STEVE SCALISE, Louisiana
JOHN BARROW, Georgia                 ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio
DORIS O. MATSUI, California          CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS, Washington
DONNA M. CHRISTENSEN, Virgin Islands GREGG HARPER, Mississippi
KATHY CASTOR, Florida                LEONARD LANCE, New Jersey
JOHN P. SARBANES, Maryland           BILL CASSIDY, Louisiana
JERRY McNERNEY, California           BRETT GUTHRIE, Kentucky
BRUCE L. BRALEY, Iowa                PETE OLSON, Texas
PETER WELCH, Vermont                 DAVID B. McKINLEY, West Virginia
BEN RAY LUJAN, New Mexico            CORY GARDNER, Colorado
PAUL TONKO, New York                 MIKE POMPEO, Kansas
JOHN A. YARMUTH, Kentucky*           ADAM KINZINGER, Illinois
                                     H. MORGAN GRIFFITH, Virginia
                                     GUS M. BILIRAKIS, Florida
                                     BILL JOHNSON, Ohio
                                     BILLY LONG, Missouri
                                     RENEE L. ELLMERS, North Carolina

*Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) resigned from the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce on July 15, 2013. Representative John A. Yarmuth 
(D-KY) was elected to the Committee on Energy and Commerce on September 
18, 2013, pursuant to H.Res. 349.

               Subcommittee Memberships and Jurisdiction


           Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade


                             (Ratio 14-11)


                  LEE TERRY, Nebraska, Chairman

LEONARD LANCE, New Jersey,              JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois,
  Vice Chairman                           Ranking Member
MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee             JOHN P. SARBANES, Maryland
GREGG HARPER, Mississippi               JERRY McNERNEY, California
BRETT GUTHRIE, Kentucky                 PETER WELCH, Vermont
PETE OLSON, Texas                       JOHN A. YARMUTH, Kentucky
DAVID B. McKINLEY, West Virginia        JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan
MIKE POMPEO, Kansas                     BOBBY L. RUSH, Illinois
ADAM KINZINGER, Illinois                JIM MATHESON, Utah
GUS M. BILIRAKIS, Florida               JOHN BARROW, Georgia
BILL JOHNSON, Ohio                      DONNA M. CHRISTENSEN, Virgin Islands
BILLY LONG, Missouri                    HENRY A. WAXMAN, California
JOE BARTON, Texas                         (Ex Officio)
FRED UPTON, Michigan                    
  (Ex Officio)

Jurisdiction: Interstate and foreign commerce, including all trade 
matters within the jurisdiction of the full committee; Regulation of 
commercial practices (the FTC), including sports-related matters; 
Consumer affairs and consumer protection, including privacy matters 
generally; Consumer product safety (the CPSC); Product liability; Motor 
vehicle safety; and, Regulation of travel, tourism, and time.

             Subcommittee on Communications and Technology


                             (Ratio 16-13)


   GREG WALDEN, Oregon, Chairman

ANNA G. ESHOO, California,           ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
MICHAEL F. DOYLE, Pennsylvania       JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois
DORIS O. MATSUI, California          LEE TERRY, Nebraska
BRUCE L. BRALEY, Iowa                MIKE ROGERS, Michigan
PETER WELCH, Vermont                 MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee
BEN RAY LUJAN, New Mexico            STEVE SCALISE, Louisiana
JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan            LEONARD LANCE, New Jersey
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       BRETT GUTHRIE, Kentucky
BOBBY L. RUSH, Illinois              CORY GARDNER, Colorado
DIANA DeGETTE, Colorado              MIKE POMPEO, Kansas
JIM MATHESON, Utah                   ADAM KINZINGER, Illinois
G.K. BUTTERFIELD, North Carolina     BILLY LONG, Missouri
HENRY A. WAXMAN, California          RENEE L. ELLMERS, North Carolina
  (Ex Officio)                       JOE BARTON, Texas
                                     FRED UPTON, Michigan
                                       (Ex Officio)

Jurisdiction: Interstate and foreign telecommunications including, but 
not limited to, all telecommunication and information transmission by 
broadcast, radio, wire, microwave, satellite, or other mode.
                    Subcommittee on Energy and Power


                             (Ratio 17-14)


 ED WHITFIELD, Kentucky, Chairman

BOBBY L. RUSH, Illinois,             STEVE SCALISE, Louisiana,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
JERRY McNERNEY, California           RALPH M. HALL, Texas
PAUL TONKO, New York                 JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois
JOHN A. YARMUTH, Kentucky            JOSEPH R. PITTS, Pennsylvania
ELIOT L. ENGEL, New York             LEE TERRY, Nebraska
GENE GREEN, Texas                    MICHAEL C. BURGESS, Texas
LOIS CAPPS, California               ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio
MICHAEL F. DOYLE, Pennsylvania       BILL CASSIDY, Louisiana
JOHN BARROW, Georgia                 PETE OLSON, Texas
DORIS O. MATSUI, California          DAVID B. McKINLEY, West Virginia
DONNA M. CHRISTENSEN, Virgin Islands CORY GARDNER, Colorado
KATHY CASTOR, Florida                MIKE POMPEO, Kansas
JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan            ADAM KINZINGER, Illinois
  (Ex Officio non-voting)            H. MORGAN GRIFFITH, Virginia
HENRY A. WAXMAN, California          JOE BARTON, Texas
  (Ex Officio)                       FRED UPTON, Michigan
                                       (Ex Officio)

Jurisdiction: National energy policy generally; Fossil energy, 
renewable energy resources and synthetic fuels, energy conservation, 
energy information; Energy regulation and utilization; Utility issues 
and regulation of nuclear facilities; Interstate energy compacts; 
Nuclear energy; The Clean Air Act and air emissions; and, All laws, 
programs, and government activities affecting such matters.

              Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy


                             (Ratio 14-11)


 JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois, Chairman

PAUL TONKO, New York,                PHIL GINGREY, Georgia,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       RALPH M. HALL, Texas
GENE GREEN, Texas                    ED WHITFIELD, Kentucky
DIANA DeGETTE, Colorado              JOSEPH R. PITTS, Pennsylvania
LOIS CAPPS, California               TIM MURPHY, Pennsylvania
JERRY McNERNEY, California           ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio
JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan            GREGG HARPER, Mississippi
JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois       BILL CASSIDY, Louisiana
JOHN BARROW, Georgia                 DAVID B. McKINLEY, West Virginia
DORIS O. MATSUI, California          GUS M. BILIRAKIS, Florida
HENRY A. WAXMAN, California          BILL JOHNSON, Ohio
  (Ex Officio)                       JOE BARTON, Texas
                                     FRED UPTON, Michigan
                                       (Ex Officio)

Jurisdiction: All matters relating to soil and water contamination; The 
regulation of solid, hazardous, and nuclear wastes; The regulation of 
industrial plant security; The regulation of drinking water; and, The 
regulation of toxic substances and noise.
                         Subcommittee on Health


                             (Ratio 17-13)


  JOSEPH R. PITTS, Pennsylvania, 
             Chairman

FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey, Ranking Member. BURGESS, Texas,
JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan              Vice Chairman
ELIOT L. ENGEL, New York             ED WHITFIELD, Kentucky
LOIS CAPPS, California               JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois
JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois       MIKE ROGERS, Michigan
JIM MATHESON, Utah                   TIM MURPHY, Pennsylvania
GENE GREEN, Texas                    MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee
G.K. BUTTERFIELD, North Carolina     PHIL GINGREY, Georgia
JOHN BARROW, Georgia                 CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS, Washington
DONNA M. CHRISTENSEN, Virgin Islands LEONARD LANCE, New Jersey
KATHY CASTOR, Florida                BILL CASSIDY, Louisiana
JOHN P. SARBANES, Maryland           BRETT GUTHRIE, Kentucky
HENRY A. WAXMAN, California          H. MORGAN GRIFFITH, Virginia
  (Ex Officio)                       GUS M. BILIRAKIS, Florida
                                     RENEE L. ELLMERS, North Carolina
                                     JOE BARTON, Texas
                                     FRED UPTON, Michigan
                                       (Ex Officio)

Jurisdiction: Public health and quarantine; hospital construction; 
mental health and research; biomedical programs and health protection 
in general, including public and private health insurance; food and 
drugs; and, drug abuse.

              Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations


                             (Ratio 14-12)


TIM MURPHY, Pennsylvania, Chairman

DIANA DeGETTE, Colorado,             MICHAEL C. BURGESS, Texas,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
BRUCE L. BRALEY, Iowa                MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee
BEN RAY LUJAN, New Mexico            PHIL GINGREY, Georgia
JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois       STEVE SCALISE, Louisiana
G.K. BUTTERFIELD, North Carolina     GREGG HARPER, Mississippi
KATHY CASTOR, Florida                PETE OLSON, Texas
PETER WELCH, Vermont                 CORY GARDNER, Colorado
PAUL TONKO, New York                 H. MORGAN GRIFFITH, Virginia
JOHN A. YARMUTH, Kentucky            BILL JOHNSON, Ohio
GENE GREEN, Texas                    BILLY LONG, Missouri
JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan            RENEE L. ELLMERS, North Carolina
  (Ex Officio non-voting)            JOE BARTON, Texas
HENRY A. WAXMAN, California          FRED UPTON, Michigan
  (Ex Officio)                         (Ex Officio)

Jurisdiction: Responsibility for oversight of agencies, departments, 
and programs within the jurisdiction of the full committee, and for 
conducting investigations within such jurisdiction.
                            COMMITTEE STAFF


                        Majority Committee Staff


    Gary Andres, Staff Director
  Michael D. Bloomquist, General 
              Counsel
   Alexa Marrero, Deputy Staff 
             Director
R. Clayton Alspach, Chief Counsel, 
              Health
   Sean Bonyun, Communications 
             Director
 Karen Christian, Chief Counsel, 
   Oversight and Investigations
   Thomas Hassenboehler, Chief 
     Counsel, Energy and Power
  David McCarthy, Chief Counsel, 
    Environment and the Economy
   John Mullan, Chief Counsel, 
Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade
    David Redl, Chief Counsel, 
   Communications and Technology
  Nick Abraham, Legislative Clerk
      Carl Anderson, Counsel
 Charlotte Baker, Press Secretary
 Ray Baum, Senior Policy Advisor, 
   Communications and Technology
    David Bell, Staff Assistant
 Matthew Bravo, Professional Staff
      Allison Busbee, Policy 
   Coordinator, Energy and Power
   Megan Capiak, Staff Assistant
 Annie Caputo, Professional Staff 
              Member
 Noelle Clemente, Press Secretary
   Sean Corcoran, Financial and 
    Administrative Coordinator
Gerald Couri, Senior Environmental 
          Policy Advisor
     Patrick Currier, Counsel
Martin Dannenfelser, Senior Policy 
  Advisor, Director of Coalitions
Brenda Destro, Professional Staff 
              Member
 Andrew Duberstein, Deputy Press 
             Secretary
 Paul Edattel, Professional Staff 
              Member
    Vincent Esposito, Fellow, 
    Environment and the Economy
Theresa Gambo, Human Resources and 
       Office Administrator
      Bradley Grantz, Policy 
    Coordinator, Oversight and 
          Investigations
     Kelsey Guyselman, Counsel
 Sydne Harwick, Legislative Clerk
Brittany Havens, Legislative Clerk
        Sean Hayes, Counsel
 Robert Horne, Professional Staff 
              Member
     Brian ``Kirby'' Howard, 
         Legislative Clerk
 Peter E. Kielty, Deputy General 
              Counsel
        Jason Knox, Counsel
        Grace Koh, Counsel
      Ben Lieberman, Counsel
    Nicolas Magallanes, Policy 
      Coordinator, Commerce, 
     Manufacturing, and Trade
     Brian McCullough, Senior 
     Professional Staff Member
  Carly McWilliams, Professional 
           Staff Member
Brandon Mooney, Policy Coordinator 
       to Chairman Emeritus
   Mary Neumayr, Senior Energy 
              Counsel
  Kathryn Novaria, Professional 
           Staff Member
 Monica Popp, Professional Staff 
              Member
 Christopher Pope, Fellow, Health
  Mark Ratner, Policy Coordinator
      Tina Richards, Counsel
   Krista Carpenter Rosenthall, 
   Counsel to Chairman Emeritus
    Christopher Sarley, Policy 
 Coordinator, Environment and the 
              Economy
 Charlotte Savercool, Legislative 
            Coordinator
  Alan M. Slobodin, Deputy Chief 
        Counsel, Oversight
      Samuel Spector, Counsel
Peter Spencer, Professional Staff 
              Member
Heidi Stirrup, Policy Coordinator, 
              Health
        John Stone, Counsel
  Tim Torres, Deputy Information 
        Technology Director
 Shannon Weinberg Taylor, Counsel
   Thomas Wilbur, Digital Media 
              Advisor
Jessica Wilkerson, Staff Assistant
    Jean Woodrow, Director of 
      Information Technology

                               Detailees

       Carrie-Lee Early, FCC
         Gene Fullano, FCC
        Wayne Laufert, GPO
      Christopher Wells, GPO
                        Minority Committee Staff


Philip S. Barnett,  Staff Director
    Karen Nelson, Deputy Staff 
         Director, Health
 Roger C. Sherman, Chief Counsel 
and Staff Director, Communications 
          and Technology
  Stacia Cardille, Chief Counsel
 Karen Lightfoot, Communications 
Director and Senior Policy Advisor
   Michelle Ash, Chief Counsel, 
  Commerce, Manufacturing, Trade
   Shawn Chang, Chief Counsel, 
   Communications and Technology
   Brian Cohen, Staff Director, 
 Oversight and Investigations and 
       Senior Policy Advisor
   Greg Dotson, Staff Director, 
      Energy and Environment
  Ruth Katz, Chief Public Health 
              Counsel
    Jeff Baran, Senior Counsel
 Tiffany Benjamin, Senior Counsel
      Alison Cassady, Senior 
     Professional Staff Member
  Amy Hall, Senior Professional 
           Staff Member
   Purvee Kempf, Senior Counsel
  Felipe Mendoza, Senior Counsel
    Rachel Sher, Senior Counsel
  Alexandra Teitz, Senior Counsel
     Jacqueline Cohen, Counsel
       Kiren Gopal, Counsel
         Bruce Ho, Counsel
 Margaret McCarthy, Professional 
           Staff Member
  Anne Morris Reid, Professional 
           Staff Member
       Matt Siegler, Counsel
 Will Wallace, Professional Staff 
              Member
  Jennifer Berenholz, Chief Clerk
   Elizabeth Ertel, Deputy Clerk
Edward Walker, Technology Director
 Elizabeth Letter, Press Secretary
     Jewel Massenberg, Online 
     Communications Assistant
     Alli Corr, Policy Analyst
 Caitlin Haberman, Policy Analyst
 Kara van Stralen, Policy Analyst
    Stephen Salsbury, Special 
             Assistant
  Ryan Skukowski, Staff Assistant
   Hannah Green, Staff Assistant
   Ziky Ababiya, Staff Assistant

                               Detailees

       Patrick Donovan, FCC
          Eric Flamm, FDA
      Kristina Friedman, EPA
        Edward Garcia, HHS
        Kaycee Glavich, GAO
                   Legislative and Oversight Activity

                    Summary of Committee Activities

Total Bills and Resolutions Referred to Committee................   732
Public Laws......................................................     8
Bills and Resolutions Reported to the House......................    22
Hearings Held:
    Days of Hearings.............................................   112
        Full Committee...........................................     4
        Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.......    17
        Subcommittee on Communications and Technology............    16
        Subcommittee on Energy and Power.........................    22
        Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy..............    14
        Subcommittee on Health...................................    26
        Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.............    17
    Hours of Sitting.............................................248:06
        Full Committee........................................... 13:29
        Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade....... 31:20
        Subcommittee on Communications and Technology............ 30:28
        Subcommittee on Energy and Power......................... 57:56
        Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.............. 29:57
        Subcommittee on Health................................... 56:46
        Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations............. 37:03
Legislative Markups:
    Days of Markups..............................................    29
        Full Committee...........................................    12
        Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.......     2
        Subcommittee on Communications and Technology............     3
        Subcommittee on Energy and Power.........................     5
        Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy..............     2
        Subcommittee on Health...................................     5
    Hours of Sitting............................................. 24:22
        Full Committee........................................... 14:45
        Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.......  0:20
        Subcommittee on Communications and Technology............  0:54
        Subcommittee on Energy and Power.........................  4:37
        Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy..............  0:56
        Subcommittee on Health...................................  2:50
Business Meetings:
    Days of Meetings.............................................     4
        Full Committee...........................................     4
        Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.............     0
    Hours of Sitting.............................................  3:16
        Full Committee...........................................  3:16
        Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.............     0
                             Full Committee

                             (Ratio 30-24)

  FRED UPTON, Michigan, Chairman

HENRY A. WAXMAN, California,         RALPH M. HALL, Texas
  Ranking Member                     JOE BARTON, Texas,
JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan,             Chairman Emeritus
  Chairman Emeritus                  ED WHITFIELD, Kentucky
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois
BOBBY L. RUSH, Illinois              JOSEPH R. PITTS, Pennsylvania
ANNA G. ESHOO, California            GREG WALDEN, Oregon
ELIOT L. ENGEL, New York             LEE TERRY, Nebraska
GENE GREEN, Texas                    MIKE ROGERS, Michigan
DIANA DeGETTE, Colorado              TIM MURPHY, Pennsylvania
LOIS CAPPS, California               MICHAEL C. BURGESS, Texas
MICHAEL F. DOYLE, Pennsylvania       MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee,
JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois         Vice Chairman
JIM MATHESON, Utah                   PHIL GINGREY, Georgia
G.K. BUTTERFIELD, North Carolina     STEVE SCALISE, Louisiana
JOHN BARROW, Georgia                 ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio
DORIS O. MATSUI, California          CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS, Washington
DONNA M. CHRISTENSEN, Virgin Islands GREG HARPER, Mississippi
KATHY CASTOR, Florida                LEONARD LANCE, New Jersey
JOHN P. SARBANES, Maryland           BILL CASSIDY, Louisiana
JERRY McNERNEY, California           BRETT GUTHRIE, Kentucky
BRUCE L. BRALEY, Iowa                PETE OLSON, Texas
PETER WELCH, Vermont                 DAVID B. McKINLEY, West Virginia
BEN RAY LUJAN, New Mexico            CORY GARDNER, Colorado
PAUL TONKO, New York                 MIKE POMPEO, Kansas
JOHN YARMUTH, Kentucky               ADAM KINZINGER, Illinois
                                     H. MORGAN GRIFFITH, Virginia
                                     GUS M. BILIRAKIS, Florida
                                     BILL JOHNSON, Ohio
                                     BILLY LONG, Missouri
                                     RENEE L. ELLMERS, North Carolina

                          OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES


                  Cyber Threats and Security Solutions

    On May 21, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce held 
a hearing to examine steps the Federal government and the 
private sector are taking to bolster the security of the 
nation's critical infrastructure and to mitigate exposure to 
cyber-attacks. The hearing also focused on the President's 
Executive Order to improve critical infrastructure 
cybersecurity, including its implementation and the 
Administration's development of a voluntary cybersecurity 
framework. The Committee received testimony from the National 
Institute of Standards and Technology; the Honorable Dave 
McCurdy, President and CEO of the American Gas Association and 
former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee; Mr. John 
M. McConnell, Vice Chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton and former 
Director of National Intelligence; Ambassador R. James Woolsey, 
Chairman of Woolsey Partners LLC and former Director of the 
Central Intelligence Agency; Northrop Grumman Information 
Systems; McAfee, Inc.; American Bankers Association; National 
Rural Electric Cooperative Association; and the United States 
Telecom Association.

                           PPACA Pulse Check

    On August 1, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
held a hearing entitled ``PPACA Pulse Check.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine the Administration's plans for 
implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and 
to help Americans to learn how they might be affected by the 
law. The Committee received testimony from the Centers for 
Medicare and Medicaid Services.

     PPACA Implementation Failures: Didn't Know or Didn't Disclose?

    On October 24, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
held a hearing entitled ``PPACA Implementation Failures: Didn't 
Know or Didn't Disclose.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
focus on the implementation of the Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges. The Committee 
received testimony from contractors involved in the creation of 
the exchanges, including CGI Federal, QSSI, Equifax Workforce 
Solutions, and Serco.

            PPACA Implementation Failures: Answers From HHS

    On October 30, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
held a hearing on the implementation of Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges. The Committee 
received testimony from the Secretary of the U.S. Department of 
Health and Human Services.

                             HEARINGS HELD

    Hearing entitled ``Cyber Threats and Security Solutions.'' 
(May 21, 2013) Serial Number 113-45.
    Hearing entitled ``PPACA Pulse Check.'' (August 1, 2013) 
Serial Number 113-78.
    Hearing entitled ``PPACA Implementation Failures: Didn't 
Know or Didn't Disclose?'' (October 24, 2013) Serial Number 
113-87.
    Hearing entitled ``PPACA Implementation Failures: Answers 
from HHS.'' (October 30, 2013) Serial Number 113-90.
           Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

                             (Ratio 14-11)

   LEE TERRY, Nebraska, Chairman

JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois,      LEONARD LANCE, New Jersey,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
JOHN P. SARBANES, Maryland           MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee
JERRY McNERNEY, California           GREGG HARPER, Mississippi
PETER WELCH, Vermont                 BRETT GUTHRIE, Kentucky
JOHN YARMUTH, Kentucky               PETE OLSON, Texas
JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan            DAVID B. McKINLEY, West Virginia
BOBBY L. RUSH, Illinois              MIKE POMPEO, Kansas
JIM MATHESON, Utah                   ADAM KINZINGER, Illinois
JOHN BARROW, Georgia                 GUS M. BILIRAKIS, Florida
DONNA M. CHRISTENSEN, Virgin Islands BILL JOHNSON, Ohio
HENRY A. WAXMAN, California          BILLY LONG, Missouri
  (Ex Officio)                       JOE BARTON, Texas
                                     FRED UPTON, Michigan
                                       (Ex Officio)

Jurisdiction: Interstate and foreign commerce, including all trade 
matters within the jurisdiction of the full committee; Regulation of 
commercial practices (the FTC), including sports-related matters; 
Consumer affairs and consumer protection, including privacy matters 
generally; Consumer product safety (the CPSC); Product liability; Motor 
vehicle safety; and, Regulation of travel, tourism, and time.

                         LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES


             Global Investment in American Jobs Act of 2013


                               H.R. 2052

    To direct the Secretary of Commerce, in coordination with 
the heads of other relevant Federal departments and agencies, 
to conduct an interagency review of and report to Congress on 
ways to increase the global competitiveness of the United 
States in attracting foreign direct investment.

Summary

    H.R. 2052 directs the Secretary of Commerce, in 
coordination with the Federal Interagency Investment Working 
Group and the heads of other relevant Federal departments and 
agencies, to conduct an interagency review of the global 
competitiveness of the United States in attracting foreign 
direct investment. H.R. 2052 also requires the Secretary of 
Commerce to report review findings to Congress and submit 
recommendations for increasing the global competitiveness of 
the United States in attracting foreign direct investment.

Legislative History

    On April 18, 2013, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on a discussion draft 
entitled the ``Global Investment in American Jobs Act of 
2013.''
    H.R. 2052 was introduced by Rep. Lee Terry on May 20, 2013, 
and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. On May 
21, 2013, H.R. 2052 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade. H.R. 2052 was substantially 
similar to the discussion draft entitled the ``Global 
Investment in American Jobs Act of 2013.''
    On May 22 and May 23, 2013, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade met in open markup session and 
forwarded H.R. 2052 to the full Committee, as amended, by a 
voice vote.
    The Committee on Energy and Commerce met in open markup 
session on July 16 and July 17, 2013, and ordered H.R. 2052 
favorably reported to the House, as amended, by unanimous 
consent. No report on H.R. 2052 was filed before the bill was 
considered in the House.
    On September 9, 2013, H.R. 2052 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a roll call vote of 379 yeas and 32 nays, 1 
present (Roll Call No. 448).
    On September 10, 2013, H.R. 2052 was received in the 
Senate, read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation.

                    Collectible Coin Protection Act


                               H.R. 2754

    To amend the Hobby Protection Act to make unlawful the 
provision of assistance or support in violation of that Act, 
and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2754 amends the Hobby Protection Act to make it 
unlawful to sell any imitation numismatic item that is not 
plainly and permanently marked ``copy.'' It also makes it 
unlawful for any person to provide substantial assistance or 
support to any manufacturer, importer or seller if that person 
knows or should know that the manufacturer, importer or seller 
is engaged in a violation of the Act. Lastly, the bill 
addresses the problem of counterfeit certificates by making the 
remedies for trademark infringement available for violations of 
the Hobby Protection Act where the violation also involves 
unauthorized use of a registered trademark.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2754 was introduced by Rep. G.K. Butterfield on July 
19, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 
H.R. 2754 was referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade on July 26, 2013.
    On July 30, 2013, H.R. 2754 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On July 31, 2013, H.R. 2754 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.

                 Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2013


                               H.R. 1518

    To amend the Horse Protection Act to designate additional 
unlawful acts under the Act, strengthen penalties for 
violations of the Act, improve Department of Agriculture 
enforcement of the Act, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 1518 amends the Horse Protection Act to direct the 
Secretary of Agriculture to prescribe regulatory requirements 
for the Department of Agriculture to license, train, assign, 
and oversee persons who are to be hired by the management of 
horse shows, exhibitions, sales, or auctions and are qualified 
to detect and diagnose sore horses or otherwise inspect horses 
at such events. H.R. 1518 also increases penalties for 
violations and mandates permanent disqualification from any 
horse show, exhibition, sale, or auction after three cited 
violations.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1518 was introduced by Rep. Ed Whitfield on April 11, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 
H.R. 1518 was referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade on April 12, 2013.
    On November 13, 2013 the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``H.R. 1518, a 
bill to amend the Horse Protection Act.''

              Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2013


                               H.R. 2012

    To improve the integrity and safety of interstate 
horseracing, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2012 designates the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as 
the independent anti-doping organization with responsibility 
for ensuring the integrity and safety of horse races that are 
the subject of interstate off-track wagers. H.R. 2012 gives 
this organization the authority to develop, publish, and 
maintain rules as to which substances, methods, and treatments 
may not be administered to horses, and to set guidelines for 
permitted substances, methods, and treatments, including 
withdrawal times before racing. The bill also establishes 
strict penalties for violations of these rules, and requires 
obtaining consent from USADA before accepting an interstate 
off-track wager or conducting a horse race that is the subject 
of an interstate off-track wager.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2012 was introduced by Rep. Joe Pitts on May 16, 2013, 
and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2012 
was referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, 
and Trade on May 17, 2013.
    On November 21, 2013, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``H.R. 2012, a 
bill to improve the integrity and safety of interstate 
horseracing, and for other purposes.''

                   Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2013


                               H.R. 2666

    To establish a program for the licensing of Internet poker 
by States and federally recognized Indian tribes, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2666 requires the Department of Commerce and the 
National Indian Gaming Commission to establish a program 
whereby qualified regulatory authorities at the state or tribal 
level may issue licenses to permit acceptance of Internet poker 
bets or wagers from eligible U.S.-located individuals. The bill 
also establishes various standards with which qualified 
regulatory authorities must comply.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2666 was introduced by Rep. Joe Barton on July 11, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce and 
in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a 
period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker. H.R. 2666 
was referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, 
and Trade on July 12, 2013.
    On December 10, 2013, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``The State of 
Online Gaming.''

                          OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES


            Our Nation of Builders: Manufacturing in America

    On February 14, 2013, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Our Nation 
of Builders: Manufacturing in America.'' This was the first in 
a series of hearings examining the domestic manufacturing 
sector. The Subcommittee reviewed the state of the 
manufacturing sector and what policies could aid the sector in 
its continuing recovery. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Fram Renewable Fuels, Block Steel Corporation, 3M, Oil 
City Iron Works, JELD-WEN, Zephyrhills, Corning Incorporated, 
and Raytheon Company.

             Our Nation of Builders: The Strength of Steel

    On March 21, 2013, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Our Nation 
of Builders: The Strength of Steel.'' This was the second in a 
series of hearings examining the domestic manufacturing sector. 
The Subcommittee examined the employment and economic trends in 
the U.S. steel industry and their impact on American 
manufacturing. The Subcommittee received testimony from the 
Honorable Tim Murphy (PA-18), the Honorable Pete Visclosky (IN-
1), Cliffs Natural Resources, Nucor Corporation, Allegheny 
Technologies Incorporated, Allied Tube and Conduit, EVRAZ North 
America, Arcelor Mittal USA, United States Steel Corporation, 
and the BlueGreen Alliance.

 Our Nation of Builders: Powering U.S. Automobile Manufacturing Forward

    On April 10, 2013, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Our Nation 
of Builders: Powering U.S. Automobile Manufacturing Forward.'' 
This was the third in a series of hearings examining the 
domestic manufacturing sector. The Subcommittee examined the 
automobile manufacturing industry's impact on the U.S. economy 
and global market. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Ford Motor Company, Robert Bosch LLC, Honda of America 
Manufacturing Incorporated, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas 
Incorporated, Magna International, the Automotive Manufacturing 
Technical Education Collaborative, American Axle & 
Manufacturing, and the Maryland Department of the Environment.

           Vacation Nation: How Tourism Benefits our Economy

    On May 7, 2013, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Vacation 
Nation: How Tourism Benefits our Economy.'' The Subcommittee 
examined the economic impact of the travel and tourism industry 
on the U.S. economy. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
the U.S. Travel Association, Marriott International 
Incorporated, Enterprise Holdings, InterContinental Hotels 
Group, the National Restaurant Association, Visit Florida, 
Chicago's North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau, Discover 
Torrance Visitors Bureau, and the U.S. Virgin Islands 
Department of Tourism, and a member of the City Council of City 
of Reno, Nevada.

    Fraud on the Elderly: A Growing Concern for a Growing Population

    On May 16, 2013, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Fraud on the 
Elderly: A Growing Concern for a Growing Population.'' The 
Subcommittee examined Federal and State government efforts to 
detect fraud perpetrated against seniors, to educate consumers 
about fraudulent schemes targeting seniors, and to take 
enforcement actions against fraudsters. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from the U.S. Government Accountability 
Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Trade 
Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the 
Attorney General of the State of Vermont.

                 Our Nation of Builders: Home Economics

    On June 4, 2013, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Our Nation 
of Builders: Home Economics.'' This was the fourth in a series 
of hearings examining the domestic manufacturing sector. The 
Subcommittee evaluated economic and employment issues bearing 
on the U.S. homebuilding industry. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from the National Association of Home Builders, 
Kohler Company, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, William Shaw and 
Associates, Phillips Manufacturing Company, Midwest Block and 
Brick, Tilson Home Corporation, NeighborWorks of Western 
Vermont, the National Apartment Association, Bovio Advanced 
Comfort and Energy Solutions, and the American Council for an 
Energy-Efficient Economy.

  U.S. Energy Abundance: Manufacturing Competitiveness and America's 
                            Energy Advantage

    On June 20, 2013, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Energy and 
Power held a joint hearing entitled ``U.S. Energy Abundance: 
Manufacturing Competitiveness and America's Energy Advantage.'' 
The Subcommittees examined how energy prices and consumption 
affect the U.S. manufacturing sector. The Subcommittees 
received testimony from Industrial Energy Consumers of America, 
AC&S Incorporated, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Marlin Steel Wire 
Products, and Sasol Limited.

 A Tangle of Trade Barriers: How India's Industrial Policy Is Hurting 
                             U.S. Companies

    On June 27, 2013, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``A Tangle of 
Trade Barriers: How India's Industrial Policy is Hurting U.S. 
Companies.'' The Subcommittee investigated India's localization 
rules and treatment of intellectual property rights, and 
considered the impact on U.S. companies, manufacturers, jobs, 
and the economy. The Subcommittee received testimony from the 
National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Chamber of 
Commerce, Pfizer Incorporated, the Solar Energy Industries 
Association, the Information Technology Industry Council, and 
Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders.

   Reporting Data Breaches: Is Federal Legislation Needed To Protect 
                               Consumers?

    On July 17, 2013, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Reporting 
Data Breaches: Is Federal Legislation Needed to Protect 
Consumers?'' The Subcommittee explored data breach trends 
occurring within the United States and whether Federal 
legislation is needed to protect consumers. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from representatives of CompTIA, CTIA--The 
Wireless Association, Symantec Corporation, and TechAmerica, as 
well as from a professor of legal studies and business ethics 
at the University of Pennsylvania and a professor of law at the 
University of Connecticut.

    The U.S.-E.U. Free Trade Agreement: Tipping Over the Regulatory 
                                Barriers

    On July 24, 2013, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``The U.S.-
E.U. Free Trade Agreement: Tipping Over the Regulatory 
Barriers.'' The Subcommittee examined the status of the 
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from the American Automotive 
Policy Council, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of 
America, American Chemistry Council, the Information Technology 
Industry Council, the Center for International Environment Law, 
and the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue.

 Keystone's Red Tape Anniversary: Five Years of Bureaucratic Delay and 
                        Economic Benefits Denied

    On September 19, 2013, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Keystone's 
Red Tape Anniversary: Five Years of Bureaucratic Delay and 
Economic Benefits Denied.'' The Subcommittee examined the 
potential economic impact of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from the Honorable Steve Daines 
(MT-AL), Rush Holt (NJ-12), the Honorable Ted Poe (TX-2), the 
Honorable John Hoeven (ND), as well as representatives of 
Welspun Tubular, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Norfolk 
(Nebraska) Area Chamber of Commerce, the Laborers' 
International Union of North America Local 1140, Energy Policy 
Research Foundation, Bold Nebraska, and the Natural Resources 
Defense Council.

      Our Nation of Builders: Training the Builders of the Future

    On November 15, 2013, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Our Nation 
of Builders: Training the Builders of the Future.'' This was 
the fifth in a series of hearings examining the domestic 
manufacturing sector. The Subcommittee discussed the need of 
U.S. manufacturers for workers with science, technology, 
engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills and some approaches 
to addressing that need. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from the Manufacturing Institute, Microsoft Corporation, 
Quality Float Works Incorporated, Township High School District 
214 of the State of Illinois, and the American Association of 
University Women.

               The FTC at 100: Where Do We Go From Here?

    On December 3, 2013, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``The FTC at 
100: Where do We Go From Here?'' The Subcommittee examined the 
Federal Trade Commission's budget, performance, mission, and 
authorities as they relate to modern governance. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from the four sitting 
Commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission.

                       The State of Online Gaming

    On December 10, 2013, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``The State of 
Online Gaming.'' The Subcommittee examined the state of 
Internet gaming in the United States following the Justice 
Department's recent reinterpretation of the Wire Act. The 
Committee also reviewed H.R. 2666, the ``Internet Poker Freedom 
Act of 2013.'' The Subcommittee received testimony from the 
Poker Players Alliance, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, American 
Gaming Association, and Stop Predatory Gambling, as well as 
from a professor of public health and health sciences at the 
University of Massachusetts and a professor of law at Chapman 
University.

                             HEARINGS HELD

    Hearing entitled ``Our Nation of Builders: Manufacturing in 
America.'' (February 14, 2013) Serial Number 113-5.
    Hearing entitled ``Our Nation of Builders: The Strength of 
Steel.'' (March 21, 2013) Serial Number 113-23.
    Hearing entitled ``Our Nation of Builders: Powering U.S. 
Automobile Manufacturing Forward.'' (April 10, 2013) Serial 
Number 113-27.
    Hearing entitled ``Discussion Draft of H.R. __, the Global 
Investment in American Jobs Act of 2013.'' (April 18, 2013) 
Serial Number 113-32.
    Hearing entitled ``Vacation Nation: How Tourism Benefits 
Our Economy.'' (May 7, 2013) Serial Number 113-39.
    Hearing entitled ``Fraud on the Elderly: A Growing Concern 
for a Growing Population.'' (May 16, 2013) Serial Number 113-
41.
    Hearing entitled ``Our Nation of Builders: Home 
Economics.'' (June 4, 2013) Serial Number 113-49.
    Hearing entitled ``U.S. Energy Abundance: Manufacturing 
Competitiveness and America's Energy Advantage.'' (June 20, 
2013) Serial Number 113-58.
    Hearing entitled ``A Tangle of Trade Barriers: How India's 
Industrial Policy Is Hurting U.S. Companies.'' (June 27, 2013) 
Serial Number 113-62.
    Hearing entitled ``Reporting Data Breaches: Is Federal 
Legislation Needed to Protect Consumers?'' (July 18, 2013) 
Serial Number 113-71.
    Hearing entitled ``The U.S.-E.U. Free Trade Agreement: 
Tipping Over the Regulatory Barriers.'' (July 24, 2013) Serial 
Number 113-75.
    Hearing entitled ``Keystone's Red Tape Anniversary: Five 
Years of Bureaucratic Delay and Economic Benefits Denied.'' 
(September 19, 2013) Serial Number 113-85.
    Hearing entitled `` H.R. 1518, the `Prevent All Soring 
Tactics Act.''' (November 13, 2013) Serial Number 113-92.
    Hearing entitled ``Nation of Builders: Training the 
Builders of the Future.'' (November 15, 2013) Serial Number 
113-97.
    Hearing entitled ``H.R. 2012, Horseracing Integrity and 
Safety Act of 2013.'' (November 21, 2013) Serial Number 113-
102.
    Hearing entitled ``FTC at 100: Where Do We Go From Here?'' 
(December 3, 2013) Serial Number 113-104.
    Hearing entitled ``The State of Internet Gaming.'' 
(December 10, 2013) Serial Number 113-107.
             Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

                             (Ratio 16-13)

   GREG WALDEN, Oregon, Chairman

ANNA G. ESHOO, California,           ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
MICHAEL F. DOYLE, Pennsylvania       JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois
DORIS O. MATSUI, California          LEE TERRY, Nebraska
BRUCE L. BRALEY, Iowa                MIKE ROGERS, Michigan
PETER WELCH, Vermont                 MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee,
BEN RAY LUJAN, New Mexico            STEVE SCALISE, Louisiana
JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan            LEONARD LANCE, New Jersey
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       BRETT GUTHRIE, Kentucky
BOBBY L. RUSH, Illinois              CORY GARDNER, Colorado
DIANA DeGETTE, Colorado              MIKE POMPEO, Kansas
JIM MATHESON, Utah                   ADAM KINZINGER, Illinois
G.K. BUTTERFIELD, North Carolina     BILLY LONG, Missouri
HENRY A. WAXMAN, California          RENEE L. ELLMERS, North Carolina
  (Ex Officio)                       JOE BARTON, Texas
                                     FRED UPTON, Michigan
                                       (Ex Officio)

Jurisdiction: Interstate and foreign telecommunications including, but 
not limited to, all telecommunication and information transmission by 
broadcast, radio, wire, microwave, satellite, or other mode.

                         LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES


  A Bill To Affirm the Policy of the United States Regarding Internet 
                               Governance


                               H.R. 1580

    To affirm the policy of the United States regarding 
Internet governance.

Summary

    H.R. 1580 declares that it is the policy of the United 
States to preserve and advance the successful multistakeholder 
model that governs the Internet and makes findings.

Legislative History

    On February 5, 2013, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a joint hearing with the Committee on Foreign 
Affairs entitled ``Fighting for Internet Freedom: Dubai and 
Beyond'' and received testimony on a Committee Print ``[t]o 
affirm the policy of the United States regarding Internet 
governance.'' The Subcommittee met in open markup session on 
April 10 and April 11, 2013, and forwarded the Committee Print 
to the full Committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    H.R. 1580 was introduced by Rep. Greg Walden on April 16, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    On April 16, 2013, H.R. 1580 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. H.R. 1580 was 
substantially similar to the Committee Print considered by the 
Subcommittee.
    On April 17, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce met 
in open markup session and ordered H.R. 1580 favorably reported 
to the House, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On May 3, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1580 to the House (H. Rept. 113-50), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 21).
    On May 14, 2013, H.R. 1580 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
without amendment, by a roll call vote of 413 yeas and 0 nays 
(Roll Call No. 145).
    On May 15, 2013, H.R. 1580 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation.

  Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2013


                               H.R. 2844

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to consolidate the 
reporting obligations of the Federal Communications Commission 
in order to improve congressional oversight and reduce 
reporting burdens.

Summary

    H.R. 2844, the Federal Communications Commission 
Consolidated Reporting Act of 2013, consolidates eight separate 
reports of the Federal Communications Commission into a single 
comprehensive report with a focus on intermodal competition, 
deploying communications capabilities to unserved communities, 
and eliminating regulatory barriers. By consolidating these 
reports, H.R. 2844 would reduce the reporting burdens on the 
FCC while encouraging the agency to analyze competition in the 
marketplace as a whole rather than based on archaic regulatory 
silos. The bill also eliminates twelve outdated reports, 
including references to reports repealed more than a decade ago 
and a report on competition between telegraph companies and 
telephone companies.

Legislative History

    On July 11, 2013, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Improving FCC Process'' 
and received testimony on a Committee Print entitled ``Federal 
Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2013.'' 
The Subcommittee met in open markup session on July 25, 2013, 
and forwarded the Committee Print to the full Committee, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    H.R. 2844 was introduced by Rep. Steve Scalise on July 26, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. On 
July 26, 2013, H.R. 2844 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology. H.R. 2844 was substantially 
similar to the Committee Print considered by the Subcommittee.
    The Committee on Energy and Commerce met in open markup 
session on July 30 and 31, 2013, and ordered H.R. 2844 
favorably reported to the House, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On September 9, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2844 to the House (H. Rept. 113-189), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 136).
    On September 9, 2013, H.R. 2844 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
by a roll call vote of 415 yeas and 0 nays (Roll Call No. 449).
    On September 10, 2013, H.R. 2844 was received in the 
Senate, read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation.

                   The Federal Spectrum Incentive Act


                               H.R. 3674

    To amend the National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration Organization Act to provide incentives for the 
reallocation of Federal Government spectrum for commercial use, 
and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3674 amends the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act 
(CSEA) to provide Federal users an additional option for 
relinquishing spectrum for commercial auction. The legislation 
would allow Federal users to relocate or terminate their 
operations and auction the relinquished spectrum, and in 
exchange receive a percentage of the net auction proceeds. 
Funds from the proceeds would be placed into a fund at the 
Office of Management and Budget to be used for relocation costs 
or to offset budget sequestration.

Legislative History

    On December 9, 2013, H.R. 3674 was introduced by Rep. Brett 
Guthrie and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    The Committee on Energy and Commerce met in open markup 
session on December 10 and 11, 2013, and ordered H.R. 3674 
favorably reported to the House, without amendment, by a voice 
vote.

        The Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act


                               H.R. 3675

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for 
greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed 
by the Federal Communications Commission.

Summary

    H.R. 3675, the Federal Communications Commission Process 
Reform Act of 2013 requires the FCC to conduct a notice and 
comment rulemaking and adopt rules to set minimum comment and 
reply comment periods for rulemaking proceedings; to establish 
policies concerning extensive comments submitted toward the end 
of a comment period; to establish policies to ensure that the 
public has time to review material submitted in a proceeding 
after the comment cycle has closed; to publish the status of 
open rulemakings as well as list the draft items the 
commissioners are currently considering; to establish deadlines 
for action on certain filings to the Commission and its 
bureaus; to establish guidelines for the disposition of 
petitions for declaratory ruling; to establish procedures for 
including the specific text of proposed rules in Commission 
NPRMs; and to require the development of performance measures 
for FCC program activities, defined as each FCC program listed 
in the Federal budget, as well as each program through which 
the FCC collects or distributes $100 million or more.
    H.R. 3675 also requires the Commission to seek public 
comment on a notice of inquiry into whether and how the 
Commission should allow a bipartisan majority of Commissioners 
to add an item to the Commission's agenda; inform Commissioners 
of all options available on a given Commission item; ensure 
that Commissioners have adequate time to review the text of 
Commission items; publish the text of items for Commission 
consideration prior to Commission vote; establish deadlines for 
the processing of applications for licenses; generate 
additional resources for the processing of applications; and, 
publish Commission decisions within 30 days of adoption.
    The legislation also contains statutory requirements for 
the Commission including a requirement to review the new 
procedural rules every five years; to publish documents in the 
Federal Register within 45 days of adoption; to publish FOIA 
compliance, budget and personnel data on the its website; and 
to report annually on performance meeting the newly required 
deadlines and guidelines.
    Finally, the legislation adds a new procedure for non-
public meetings of the Commission, subject to disclosure 
requirements and a permanent exemption from the Antideficiency 
Act for the Federal Universal Service Fund.

Legislative History

    On July 11, 2013, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Improving FCC Process'' 
and received testimony on a Committee Print entitled ``Federal 
Communications Commission Process Reform Act.'' The 
Subcommittee met in open markup session on July 25, 2013, and 
forwarded the Committee Print to the full Committee, without 
amendment, by a voice vote.
    H.R. 3675 was introduced by Rep. Greg Walden on December 9, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 
H.R. 3675, as introduced, was substantially similar to the 
Committee Print entitled ``Federal Communications Commission 
Process Reform Act.''
    The Committee on Energy and Commerce met in open markup 
session on December 10 and 11, 2013, and considered an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 3675. The 
Committee ordered H.R. 3675 favorably reported to the House, as 
amended, by voice vote.

                          OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES


            Fighting for Internet Freedom: Dubai and Beyond

    On February 5, 2013, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a joint hearing with the Committee on Foreign 
Affairs entitled ``Fighting for Internet Freedom: Dubai and 
Beyond'' The hearing examined the World Conference on 
International Telecommunications in Dubai and efforts to bring 
the Internet within the regulatory purview of the International 
Telecommunications Union. The hearing also focused on 
legislation making it the policy of the United States to 
promote a global Internet free from government control. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from the Federal Communications 
Commission, U.S. Department of State, Internet Society, and 
Public Knowledge.

                          Satellite Video 101

    On February 13, 2013, the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Satellite Video 101.'' 
This hearing, the first in a series on the subject, focused on 
the current state of the Communications Act and the Copyright 
Act regarding how satellite companies offer broadcast 
television programming. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from the Federal Communications Commission, DISH Networks, 
National Association of Broadcasters, Association of Public 
Television Stations, and the Motion Picture Association of 
America.

                   Is the Broadband Stimulus Working?

    On February 27, 2013, the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Is the Broadband 
Stimulus Working?'' The hearing focused on the $7 billion 
allocated for broadband grants and loans through the American 
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Colorado Telecommunications 
Association, FairPoint Communications, North Georgia Network, 
and MCNC.

           Oversight of FirstNet and Emergency Communications

    On March 14, 2013, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of FirstNet and 
Emergency Communications.'' The hearing examined how public 
safety officials and the public communicate in times of 
emergency. The first panel focused on FirstNet, an independent 
entity within the National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration intended to help build a nationwide, 
interoperable broadband public safety network. The second panel 
focused on the tools for communicating with the public, such as 
the 9-1-1 service and the broadcast and wireless emergency 
alert systems. The Subcommittee received testimony from the 
First Responder Network Authority, the Commonwealth of 
Virginia, the State of Maryland, Venable LLP Telecommunications 
Group, Rivada Networks, Federal Communications Commission, LIN 
Media, CTIA--The Wireless Association, and the National 
Emergency Number Association.

    Health Information Technologies: Harnessing Wireless Innovation

    On March 19, 2013, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Health Information 
Technologies: Harnessing Wireless Innovation.'' The hearing 
examined the growing market for health-related applications and 
whether or not these applications should qualify as medical 
devices or be subject to the medical device tax. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Happtique, the Phoenix 
Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public Policy Studies, 
Qualcomm, Mobile Future, mHealth Regulatory Coalition, and HLM 
Venture Partners.

                  The Lifeline Fund: Money Well Spent?

    On April 25, 2013, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``The Lifeline Fund: Money 
Well Spent?'' The hearing focused on the Universal Service 
Fund's Lifeline program and considered the growth, waste, and 
abuse that have occurred in the program and the recent Federal 
Communications Commission reforms. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from the Montana Telecommunications Association, 
National Hispanic Media Coalition, Billy Jack Gregg Universal 
Consulting, CTIA--The Wireless Association, National 
Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, and the 
Federal Communications Commission.

    Cybersecurity: An Examination of the Communications Supply Chain

    On May 21, 2013, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Cybersecurity: An 
Examination of the Communications Supply Chain.'' This hearing 
looked at challenges in securing the communications supply 
chain, what steps industry is taking, and what role standards 
organizations, public-private partnerships, and the government 
might play. The Subcommittee received testimony from Interos 
Solutions, Inc.; Juniper Networks, Inc.; U.S. Government 
Accountability Office; Electronic Warfare Associates; Ciena; 
Stewart A. Baker, former Assistant Secretary for U.S. 
Department of Homeland Security; and Information Technology 
Industry Council.

     The Satellite Television Law: Repeal, Reauthorize, or Revise?

    On June 12, 2013, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``The Satellite Television 
Law: Repeal, Reauthorize, or Revise?'' The hearing focused on 
the satellite television law and improving viewers' access to 
the content and protecting the interests of programmers and 
distributors. The Subcommittee received testimony from Schurz 
Communications, Inc., TechFreedom, DIRECTV, Disney Media 
Networks, Navigant Economics, and Bend Broadband.

          Equipping Carriers and Agencies in the Wireless Era

    On June 27, 2013, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Equipping Carriers and 
Agencies in the Wireless Era.'' The hearing focused on Federal 
agencies' spectrum usage, how to maintain and improve agencies' 
capabilities, and how to free additional spectrum for 
commercial use. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Qualcomm, CTIA--The Wireless Association, National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration, and the U.S. 
Department of Defense.

             Oversight of Incentive Auction Implementation

    On July 23, 2013, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of Incentive 
Auction Implementation.'' The hearing focused on the Federal 
Communications Commission's implementation of the broadcast 
incentive auction legislation enacted into law under the 
``Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act.'' The 
Subcommittee received testimony from the Federal Communications 
Commission, Public Knowledge, T-Mobile, National Association of 
Broadcasters, AT&T, and Expanding Opportunities for 
Broadcasters Coalition.

         Innovation Versus Regulation in the Video Marketplace

    On September 11, 2013, the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Innovation Versus 
Regulation in the Video Marketplace.'' This hearing continued 
the Subcommittee's review of the Satellite Television Extension 
and Localism Act and examined the disparities in the laws 
governing video content, specifically those affecting the 
acquisition and distribution of content to consumers. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from DISH Network, KPHO-TV, 
Suddenlink Communications, Century Link, Inc., Copyright 
Alliance, and Public Knowledge.

             The Evolution of Wired Communications Networks

    On October 23, 2013, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``The Evolution of Wired 
Communications Networks.'' The hearing focused on how the 
evolution of networks to more flexible ways of delivering 
services is impacting consumers and companies, and whether the 
laws enacted to govern these services are appropriate in an 
Internet Protocol (IP)-enabled world. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from the Public Service Board of Vermont, AT&T, 
Public Knowledge, TelNet Worldwide, and the Free State 
Foundation.

        Challenges and Opportunities in the 5 GHz Spectrum Band

    On November 13, 2013, the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Challenges and 
Opportunities in the 5 GHz Spectrum Band.'' The hearing focused 
on the potential for increased unlicensed use of spectrum in 
the 5 GHz band by the Federal Communications Commission and the 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration as a 
result of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 
2012. The Subcommittee received testimony from Cisco, Federal 
Communications Commission, Toyota Info Technology Center, and 
Comcast.

  Oversight of FirstNet and the Advancement of Public Safety Wireless 
                             Communications

    On November 21, 2013, the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of FirstNet 
and the Advancement of Public Safety Wireless Communications.'' 
This hearing examined the progress of FirstNet, an independent 
entity within the National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration intended to help build a nationwide, 
interoperable broadband public safety network and applications 
to advance public safety communications. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from First Responder Network Authority, 
Federal Communications Commission, Ohio Department of 
Administrative Services, Harris Corporation, New Mexico 
Department of Information Technology, and National Institute of 
Standards and Technology.

           Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission

    On December 12, 2013, the Subcommittee held a hearing 
entitled ``Oversight of the Federal Communications 
Commission.'' This hearing focused on the major issues before 
the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), such as, 
commercial spectrum auctions, government spectrum, universal 
service, FCC reform, and IP transition. This was the first 
hearing with the full commission since the appointment of 
Chairman Wheeler and Commissioner O'Rielly. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from FCC Chairman Wheeler, Commissioner 
Clyburn, Commissioner Rosenworcel, Commissioner Pai, and 
Commissioner O'Rielly.

                             HEARINGS HELD

    Hearing entitled ``Fighting for Internet Freedom: Dubai and 
Beyond.'' (February 5, 2013) Serial Number 113-2.
    Hearing entitled ``Satellite Video 101.'' (February 13, 
2013) Serial Number 113-4.
    Hearing entitled ``Is the Broadband Stimulus Working?'' 
(February 27, 2013) Serial Number 113-9.
    Hearing entitled ``Oversight of FirstNet and Emergency 
Communications.'' (March 14, 2013) Serial Number 113-16.
    Hearing entitled ``Health Information Technologies: 
Harnessing Wireless Innovation.'' (March 19, 2013) Serial 
Number 113-20.
    Hearing entitled ``The Lifeline Fund: Money Well Spent?'' 
(April 25, 2013) Serial Number 113-36.
    Hearing entitled ``Cybersecurity: An Examination of the 
Communications Supply Chain.'' (May 21, 2013) Serial Number 
113-46.
    Hearing entitled ``The Satellite Television Law: Repeal, 
Reauthorize, or Revise?'' (June 12, 2013) Serial Number 113-52.
    Hearing entitled ``Equipping Carriers and Agencies in the 
Wireless Era.'' (June 27, 2013) Serial Number 113-63.
    Hearing entitled ``Improving FCC Process.'' (July 11, 2013) 
Serial Number 113-69.
    Hearing entitled ``Oversight of Incentive Auction 
Implementation.'' (July 23, 2013) Serial Number 113-74.
    Hearing entitled ``Innovation Versus Regulation in the 
Video Marketplace.'' (September 11, 2013) Serial Number 113-81.
    Hearing entitled ``The Evolution of Wired Communications 
Networks.'' (October 23, 2013) Serial Number 113-86.
    Hearing entitled ``Challenges and Opportunities in the 5 
GHz Spectrum Band.'' (November 13, 2013) Serial Number 113-93.
    Hearing entitled ``Oversight of FirstNet and the 
Advancement of Public Safety Wireless Communications.'' 
(November 21, 2013) Serial Number 113-103.
    Hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Federal Communications 
Commission.'' (December 12, 2013) Serial Number 113-109.
                    Subcommittee on Energy and Power

                             (Ratio 17-14)

 ED WHITFIELD, Kentucky, Chairman

BOBBY L. RUSH, Illinois,             STEVE SCALISE, Louisiana,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
JERRY McNERNEY, California           RALPH M. HALL, Texas
PAUL TONKO, New York                 JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois
JOHN YARMUTH, Kentucky               JOSEPH R. PITTS, Pennsylvania
ELIOT L. ENGEL, New York             LEE TERRY, Nebraska
GENE GREEN, Texas                    MICHAEL C. BURGESS, Texas
LOIS CAPPS, California               ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio
MICHAEL F. DOYLE, Pennsylvania       BILL CASSIDY, Louisiana
JOHN BARROW, Georgia                 PETE OLSON, Texas
DORIS O. MATSUI, California          DAVID B. McKINLEY, West Virginia
DONNA M. CHRISTENSEN,                CORY GARDNER, Colorado
  Virgin Islands                     MIKE POMPEO, Kansas
KATHY CASTOR, Florida                ADAM KINZINGER, Illinois
JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan            H. MORGAN GRIFFITH, Virginia
  (Ex Officio non-voting)            JOE BARTON, Texas
HENRY A. WAXMAN, California          FRED UPTON, Michigan
  (Ex Officio)                         (Ex Officio)

Jurisdiction: National energy policy generally; Fossil energy, 
renewable energy resources and synthetic fuels, energy conservation, 
energy information; Energy regulation and utilization; Utility issues 
and regulation of nuclear facilities; Interstate energy compacts; 
Nuclear energy; The Clean Air Act and air emissions; and, All laws, 
programs, and government activities affecting such matters.

                         LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES


              Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013


                      PUBLIC LAW 113-23 (H.R. 267)

    To improve hydropower, and for other purposes.

Summary

    The legislation facilitates the development of new 
hydropower resources in the United States by streamlining the 
Federal licensing requirements for small hydropower projects 
and qualifying conduit hydropower facilities. The legislation 
also requires the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to study 
ways to improve Federal hydropower licensing for non-powered 
dams and closed-loop pumped storage facilities.

Legislative History

    H.R. 267 was introduced by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and 
Diana DeGette on January 15, 2013, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. On January 18, 2013, H.R. 267 
was referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
    The Committee on Energy and Commerce met in open markup 
session on January 22, 2013, and ordered H.R. 267 favorably 
reported to the House, without amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On February 4, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 267 to the House (H. Rept. 113-6), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 4).
    On February 12, 2013, H.R. 267 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and on February 13, 2013, 
the bill was passed by a roll call vote of 422 yeas and 0 nays 
(Roll Call No. 40).
    On February 14, 2013, H.R. 267 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    On April 23, 2013, the Energy and Natural Resources 
Committee held a hearing on H.R. 267.
    On May 8, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources ordered H.R. 267 favorably reported to the Senate, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On May 13, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources reported H.R. 267 to the Senate, without amendment, 
and the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative calendar 
under General Orders (Calendar No. 71).
    On June 4, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources filed a written report (Report No. 113-38).
    On August 1, 2013, H.R. 267 passed the Senate by unanimous 
consent.
    On August 6, 2013, H.R. 267 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on August 9, 2013 (Public Law 
113-23).

To Amend Title 49, United States Code, To Modify Requirements Relating 
 to the Availability of Pipeline Safety Regulatory Documents, and for 
                             Other Purposes


                     PUBLIC LAW 113-30 (H.R. 2576)

    To amend title 49, United States Code, to modify 
requirements relating to the availability of pipeline safety 
regulatory documents, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2576 revises certain minimum pipeline safety standards 
requirements to delay from January 3, 2012, to January 3, 2015, 
the requirement that the Secretary of Transportation issue a 
regulation that incorporates by reference any pipeline safety 
regulatory documents or portions only if such documents are 
made available to the public, free of charge, on an Internet 
website. H.R. 2576 eliminates (1) the prohibition against 
issuing guidance unless such requirements are met and (2) the 
restriction that such documents be made available to the public 
only on the Internet.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2576 was introduced by Rep. Jeff Denham on June 28, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce.
    On July 16, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
discharged H.R. 2576.
    On July 16, 2013, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure reported H.R. 2576 to the House (H. Rept. 113-
152, Part I).
    On July 16, 2013, H.R. 2576 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed by 
a roll call vote of 405 yeas and 2 nays (Roll Call No. 354).
    On July 17, 2013, H.R. 2576 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    On August 1, 2013, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation discharged H.R. 2576 by unanimous consent.
    On August 1, 2013, H.R. 2576 passed the Senate by unanimous 
consent.
    On August 6, 2013, H.R. 2576 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on August 9, 2013 
(Public Law 113-30).

                      Northern Route Approval Act


                                 H.R. 3

    To approve the construction, operation, and maintenance of 
the Keystone XL pipeline, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3 removes the requirement of a Presidential Permit for 
approving the Keystone XL pipeline, deems the final EIS that 
was issued in August 2011 by the U.S. Department of State to be 
sufficient in satisfying the requirements of the National 
Energy Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act, 
and issues all Federal permits necessary to construct the 
Keystone XL pipeline, including permits required by the 
Endangered Species Act, the Mineral Leasing Act, the Federal 
Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Federal Water 
Pollution Control Act, the Rivers and Harbors Appropriations 
Act of 1899, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The legislation 
also limits judicial challenges to the project.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3 was introduced by Rep. Lee Terry on March 15, 2013, 
and referred to the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce and the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period 
to be subsequently determined by the Speaker. On March 22, 
2013, H.R. 3 was referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and 
Power.
    On April 10, 2013, the Subcommittee held a hearing on H.R. 
3, and heard testimony from TransCanada, Natural Resources 
Defense Council, Delta Industrial Valves, Inc., Laborers 
International Union of North America, and a professor and 
research director at Simon Fraser University. On April 16, 
2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power met in open markup 
session and forwarded H.R. 3 to the full Committee, without 
amendment, by a roll call vote of 17 yeas and 9 nays.
    On April 17, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce met 
in open markup session and ordered H.R. 3 favorably reported to 
the House, without amendment, by a roll call vote of 30 yeas 
and 18 nays.
    On May 17, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3 to the House (H. Rept. 113-61, Part I), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 40).
    On May 22, 2013, H.R. 3 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 228, and the bill was 
passed, as amended, by a roll call vote of 241 yeas, 175 nays, 
and 1 present (Roll Call No. 179).
    On May 23, 2013, H.R. 3 was received in the Senate and read 
the first time. On June 3, 2013, H.R. 3 was read the second 
time and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 81).

    To Require the Secretary of the Interior To Assemble a Team of 
Technical, Policy, and Financial Experts To Address the Energy Needs of 
the Insular Areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States 
 Through the Development of Action Plans Aimed at Reducing Reliance on 
  Imported Fossil Fuels and Increasing Use of Indigenous Clean-Energy 
                   Resources, and for Other Purposes


                                H.R. 83

    To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team 
of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the 
energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the 
Freely Associated States through the development of action 
plans aimed at promoting access to affordable, reliable energy, 
including increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, 
and for other purposes.

Summary

    The legislation directs the Secretary of the U.S. 
Department of the Interior to establish a team of technical, 
policy, and financial experts to develop an energy action plan 
for each of the insular areas and Freely Associated States and 
to assist in the implementation of those energy action plans.

Legislative History

    H.R. 83 was introduced by Rep. Donna M. Christensen, on 
January 3, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce. On January 4, 2013, H.R. 83 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
    On July 9 and 10, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and 
Power met in open markup session and forwarded H.R. 83 to the 
full Committee, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On July 16 and 17, 2013, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session and ordered H.R. 83 
favorably reported to the House, as amended, by unanimous 
consent.

   Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act of 2013


                                H.R. 271

    To clarify that compliance with an emergency order under 
section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act may not be considered a 
violation of any Federal, State, or local environmental law or 
regulation, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 271 requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in 
issuing an order pursuant to section 202(c) of the Federal 
Power Act that may result in a conflict with a requirement of 
any Federal, State, or local environmental law or regulation, 
to ensure that the order limits the generation, delivery, or 
transmission of electricity to only those hours necessary to 
meet the emergency and serve the public interest. DOE must 
also, to the maximum extent practicable, ensure the order is 
consistent with all applicable environmental laws and 
regulations and minimizes adverse environmental impacts that 
may occur as a result of the emergency directive. In addition, 
H.R. 271 amends section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act to 
provide that if a party takes an action that is necessary to 
comply with a section 202(c) order and such action results in 
noncompliance with any Federal, State, or local environmental 
law or regulation, then such action shall not be considered a 
violation of such environmental law. H.R. 271 further amends 
section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act to require that an 
order issued pursuant to section 202(c) that may result in a 
conflict with an environmental law or regulation shall expire 
not later than 90 days after issuance.

Legislative History

    H.R. 271 was introduced by Reps. Pete Olson, Gene Green, 
Mike Doyle, Lee Terry, and Adam Kinzinger on January 15, 2013, 
and was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    On January 18, 2013, H.R. 271 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Energy and Power. On May 14 and 15, 2013, the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce met in open markup session and 
ordered H.R. 271 favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On May 20, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 271 to the House (H. Rept. 113-86), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 61).
    On May 22, 2013, H.R. 271 was considered in the House under 
a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed by a 
voice vote.
    On May 23, 2013, H.R. 271 was received in the Senate and 
read for the first time.
    On June 3, 2013, H.R. 271 was read the second time and 
placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders 
(Calendar No. 82).

              Collinsville Renewable Energy Production Act


                                H.R. 316

    To reinstate and transfer certain hydroelectric licenses 
and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of 
certain hydroelectric projects.

Summary

    H.R. 316 authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission to reinstate the license for projects numbered 10822 
and 10823, and to extend for two years the time period during 
which the licensee must commence project construction.

Legislative History

    H.R. 316 was introduced by Rep. Elizabeth Esty on January 
18, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 
On January 18, 2013, H.R. 316 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy and Power.
    On January 22, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session and ordered H.R. 316 favorably 
reported to the House, without amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On February 4, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 316 to the House (H. Rept. 113-7), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 5).
    On February 12, 2013, H.R. 316 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed by 
a voice vote.
    On February 13, 2013, H.R. 316 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    On April 16, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources' Subcommittee on Water and Power held a hearing on 
H.R. 316 and Senate Amendment 579, an amendment introduced by 
Sens. Murphy and Blumenthal on March 22, 2013.
    On May 16, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources met in open markup session and approved an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute, containing the text of Senate 
Amendment 579, and the Committee ordered H.R. 316 favorably 
reported to the Senate, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On June 27, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources reported H.R. 316 to the Senate (S. Rept. 113-69), 
and the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar 
under General Orders (Calendar No. 123).

    To Amend the Clean Air Act To Remove The Requirement for Dealer 
             Certification of New Light-Duty Motor Vehicles


                                H.R. 724

    To amend the Clean Air Act to remove the requirement for 
dealer certification of new light-duty motor vehicles.

Summary

    H.R. 724 amends the Clean Air Act to remove the requirement 
that a dealer of new light-duty motor vehicles furnish a 
certification to the purchaser that the vehicle conforms to 
applicable regulations concerning emission standards, including 
notice of warranty rights should the vehicle fail to conform to 
such regulations.

Legislative History

    H.R. 724 was introduced by Rep. Robert E. Latta on February 
14, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 
On February 15, 2013, H.R. 724 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy and Power.
    On December 10 and 11, 2013, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session and ordered H.R. 724 
favorably reported to the House, without amendment, by 
unanimous consent.

                  Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013


                               H.R. 1582

    To protect consumers by prohibiting the Administrator of 
the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating as final 
certain energy-related rules that are estimated to cost more 
than $1 billion and will cause significant adverse effects to 
the economy.

Summary

    H.R. 1582 requires the Administrator of the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, before promulgating a final 
rule that (1) regulates the production, supply, distribution, 
or use of energy and (2) is estimated by the Administrator or 
the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to impose 
aggregate costs of more than $1 billion, to submit a report to 
Congress providing information detailing certain cost, benefit, 
energy price, and job impacts. The Secretary of U.S. Department 
of Energy, in consultation with other relevant agencies, shall 
(1) conduct a review of the energy price, reliability, and 
other energy-related impacts, and (2) make a determination 
about whether the rule will cause significant adverse effects 
to the economy. H.R. 1582 prohibits the Administrator from 
promulgating any such final rule if the Secretary of Energy 
determines that such rule will cause significant adverse 
effects to the economy.

Legislative History

    On April 12, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Energy 
Consumers Relief Act.'' The Subcommittee heard testimony from 
the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, Industrial 
Energy Consumers of America, Electric Reliability Coordinating 
Council, NERA Economic Consulting, Center for Progressive 
Reform, and the American Thoracic Society.
    H.R. 1582 was introduced by Rep. Bill Cassidy on April 16, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. On 
April 19, 2013, H.R. 1582 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Energy and Power.
    The Subcommittee on Energy and Power met in open markup 
session on July 9 and 10, 2013, and forwarded H.R. 1582, as 
amended, to the full Committee by a roll call vote of 17 yeas 
and 10 nays.
    On July 17, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce met 
in open markup session and ordered H.R. 1582 favorably reported 
to the House, as amended, by a roll call vote of 25 yeas and 18 
nays.
    On July 22, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1582 to the House (H. Rept. 113-164), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 118).
    On August 1, 2013, H.R. 1582 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 315, and was passed by a 
roll call vote of 232 yeas and 181 nays (Roll Call No. 432).
    On September 9, 2013, H.R. 1582 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Public Works.

               Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act


                               H.R. 1900

    To provide for the timely consideration of all licenses, 
permits, and approvals required under Federal law with respect 
to the siting, construction, expansion, or operation of any 
natural gas pipeline projects.

Summary

    H.R. 1900 amends the Natural Gas Act to direct the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve or deny a 
certificate of public convenience and necessity within 12 
months after providing public notice of the permit application 
for a natural gas pipeline project. The bill requires the 
responsible agency issuing any Federal license, permit, or 
approval regarding the siting, construction, expansion, or 
operation of a project for which a certificate is sought, to 
approve or deny issuance of the certificate within 90 days 
after FERC issues its final environmental document regarding 
the project. H.R. 1900 further directs FERC to grant an agency 
request for a 30-day extension of the 90-day time period if the 
agency demonstrates necessity due to unforeseen circumstances 
beyond its control and states that any license, permit, or 
approval shall go into effect if the responsible agency neither 
approves nor denies its issuance within that time period.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1900 was introduced by Rep. Mike Pompeo on May 9, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    On May 10, 2013, H.R. 1900 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy and Power.
    On July 9, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held 
a hearing on H.R. 1900, and received testimony from the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission, NextEra Energy Inc., Delaware 
River Keeper Network, Pipeline Safety Trust, Distribution 
Contractors Association, and INGA. On July 9 and 10, 2013, the 
Subcommittee on Energy and Power met in open markup session and 
forwarded H.R. 1900, without amendment, to the full Committee 
by a roll call vote of 17 yeas and 9 nays.
    On July 16 and 17, 2013, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1900. The 
Committee approved an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
offered by Rep. Pompeo and ordered H.R. 1900 favorably reported 
to the House, as amended, by a roll call vote of 28 yeas and 14 
nays.
    On November 18, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1900 to the House (H. Rept. 113-269), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 192).
    On November 21, 2013, H.R. 1900 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 420, and the bill was 
passed by a roll call vote of 252 yeas and 165 nays (Roll Call 
No. 611).
    On December 9, 2013, H.R. 1900 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science 
and Transportation.

  Nuclear Regulatory Commission Reorganization Plan Codification and 
                            Complements Act


                               H.R. 3132

    To ensure orderly conduct of Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
actions.

Summary

    H.R. 3132 codifies and expands the Reorganization Plan No. 
1 of 1980, which governs the administration of the Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission (NRC). H.R. 3132 identifies approval of 
the distribution of appropriated funds according to programs 
proposed by the Executive Director for Operations, in addition 
to functions concerned with policy formulation, rulemaking, and 
orders and adjudications, as functions that remain vested in 
the Commission. In addition, H.R. 3132 revises provisions of 
the reorganization act relating to (1) the appointment of NRC 
officers and employees, (2) the role of the NRC Chairman, (3) 
the scope of the emergency authority of the NRC Chairman, and 
(4) the NRC's reporting procedures. H.R. 3132 also sets forth 
NRC policy with respect to (1) the certification of documents 
transmitted to Congress, (2) the time limits for review of 
Atomic Safety and Licensing Board decisions and actions, (3) 
the allegations of wrongdoing on the part of the NRC Chairman, 
and (4) the approval of international travel requests by NRC 
members.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3683 was introduced by Rep. Lee Terry on September 18, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    On September 20, 2013, H.R. 3132 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
    On December 12, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing on the bill and heard testimony from the entire 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Chairman Allison Macfarlane, 
Commissioner Kristine Svinicki, Commissioner George 
Apostolakis, Commissioner William Magwood, and Commissioner 
William Ostendorff.

                North American Energy Infrastructure Act


                               H.R. 3301

    To require approval for the construction, connection, 
operation, or maintenance of oil or natural gas pipelines or 
electric transmission facilities at the national boundary of 
the United States for the import or export of oil, natural gas, 
or electricity to or from Canada or Mexico, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3301 requires the Secretary of Commerce, with respect 
to oil pipelines, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 
with respect to natural gas pipelines, or the Secretary of 
Energy, with respect to electric transmission facilities, to 
approve a request for approval of construction, connection, 
operation, or maintenance unless it is not in U.S. national 
security interests. H.R. 3301 further declares that such an 
approval shall not be construed to constitute a major Federal 
action for purposes of environmental review under the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, makes conforming amendments 
to the Federal Power Act, and eliminates the requirement for 
U.S. Department of Energy approval of natural gas exports or 
imports to or from Canada or Mexico.
    The bill also provides that no Presidential permit required 
under specified executive orders shall be necessary for 
activities covered by the approval provisions. In addition, it 
provides that no approval under this bill, or under a 
Presidential permit specified by this bill, shall be required 
for modifications to facilities covered by this bill, including 
expansions and flow reversals.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3301 was introduced by Rep. Fred Upton on October 22, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and 
in addition to the Committees on Transportation and 
Infrastructure, and Natural Resources, for a period to be 
subsequently determined by the Speaker.
    On October 29, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing on H.R. 3301 and received testimony from the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Manhattan Institute, 
the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Canadian 
Electricity Association, the Association of Oil Pipelines, the 
Institute for Energy Research, and Blackcreek Environmental 
Consulting. On November 19 and 20, 2013, the Subcommittee on 
Energy and Power met in open markup session and forwarded H.R. 
3301, without amendment, to the full Committee by a roll call 
vote of 19 yeas and 10 nays.

 To Amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 To Improve 
    United States-Israel Energy Cooperation, and for Other Purposes


                               H.R. 3683

    To amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 
to improve United States-Israel energy cooperation, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3683 amends the Energy Independence and Security Act 
of 2007 to strengthen the collaboration between the United 
States and Israel on energy development and bolsters the 
existing United States-Israel energy relationship by 
encouraging increased cooperation between the two countries.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3683 was introduced by Rep. Fred Upton, Henry Waxman, 
Gus Bilirakis, Gene Green and Lee Terry on December 10, 2013, 
and referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and 
Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and 
Commerce, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently 
determined by the Speaker.
    On December 10 and 11, 2013, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session and ordered H.R. 3683 
favorably reported to the House, without amendment, by 
unanimous consent.

                          OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES


    American Energy Security and Innovation: An Assessment of North 
                       America's Energy Resources

    On February 5, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing entitled ``American Energy Security and 
Innovation: An Assessment of North America's Energy Resources'' 
to discuss America's changing energy paradigm and consider its 
implications for the American economy and the global energy 
market. The Subcommittee received testimony from the U.S. 
Energy Information Administration, IHS, World Resources 
Institute, Institute for Energy Research, and ICF 
International.

   American Energy Security and Innovation: An Assessment of Private-
  Sector Successes and Opportunities in Energy Efficient Technologies

    On February 26, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing focused on private sector innovations and 
opportunities in energy efficient technologies and examined new 
and innovative ways to reduce waste and cut costs for 
businesses and the Federal government. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK), Senator 
Jeanne Shaheen (NH), the U.S. Department of Energy, ABB Inc. on 
behalf of the National Electric Manufacturers Association and 
Industrial Energy Efficiency Coalition, Federal Performance 
Contracting Coalition, U.S. Combined Heat & Power Association, 
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, American Council for an 
Energy-Efficient Economy, and The Brookings Institution.

  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Policy and Governance Challenges

    On February 28, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
and the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a 
joint hearing focused on U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
decisions and actions relating to licensing, policy making, and 
the Commission's operating procedures. The Subcommittees 
received testimony from the Chairman and Commissioners of the 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    American Energy Security and Innovation: The Role of a Diverse 
                    Electricity Generation Portfolio

    On March 5, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held 
a hearing to examine the role of fuel diversity in the nation's 
electricity generation mix in ensuring affordable and reliable 
electricity for American consumers. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from American Electric Power, American Municipal 
Power, Inc., Entergy Wholesale Commodities, American Wind 
Energy Association, Xcel Energy, and the Nebraska Public Power 
District on behalf of the Alliance for Fuel Options, 
Reliability and Diversity.

  American Energy Security and Innovation: The Role of Regulators and 
    Grid Operators in Meeting Natural Gas and Electric Coordination 
                               Challenges

    On March 19, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing to examine the role of Federal and State 
regulators and electric grid operators in meeting the 
challenges resulting from the increased use of natural gas to 
generate electricity and the convergence of the natural gas and 
electric industries. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Railroad Commission 
of Texas, Colorado Public Utilities Commission, Public 
Utilities Commission of Ohio, Midwest Independent Transmission 
System Operator, Inc., ISO New England, Inc., and the Analysis 
Group.

                  Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013

    On April 12, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing on a discussion draft entitled the ``Energy 
Consumers Relief Act of 2013.'' The Subcommittee received 
testimony from the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, 
Industrial Energy Consumers of America, Electric Reliability 
Coordinating Council, NERA Economic Consulting, Center for 
Progressive Reform, and the American Thoracic Society.

U.S. Energy Abundance: Exports and the Changing Global Energy Landscape

    On May 7, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a 
hearing to examine the impacts of exporting U.S. energy 
resources, particularly liquefied natural gas, in the United 
States and abroad. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Johnston & Associates, the Bipartisan Policy Center, World 
Resources Institute, Truman National Security Project, 
Columbiana County Board of Commissioners, and Ms. Amy Jaffe of 
the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.

American Energy Security and Innovation: Grid Reliability Challenges in 
                  a Shifting Energy Resource Landscape

    On May 9, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a 
hearing to examine the reliability challenges and consumer 
impacts resulting from the increased use of natural gas and 
renewables in the nation's electricity generation portfolio. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from the Interstate Natural 
Gas Association of America, Electric Power Supply Association, 
Industrial Energy Consumers of America, Center for American 
Progress Action Fund, American Wind Energy Association, and 
Continental Economics, Inc.

                         The FY 2014 EPA Budget

    On May 16, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power and 
the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a joint 
hearing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 
proposed budget for fiscal year 2014. The purpose of the 
hearing was to evaluate EPA's proposed budget, which affects 
issues such as funding for activities related to the Solid 
Waste Disposal Act, hazardous materials reporting mechanisms, 
climate change, air quality programs, drinking water system 
compliance, cleanup of hazardous waste sites within the 
Superfund account, scientific research that underpins 
regulatory decision-making, and homeland security activities. 
The Subcommittees received testimony from the Acting 
Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

                         The FY 2014 DOE Budget

    On June 13, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held 
a hearing on the U.S. Department of Energy's proposed budget 
for fiscal year 2014. The purpose of the hearing was to examine 
and evaluate funding priorities, major budget changes, planned 
rulemaking, priority science and research, loans and grants, 
management and security, and enforcement activates. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from the Secretary of Energy.

U.S. Energy Abundance: Regulatory, Market, and Legal Barriers to Export

    On June 18, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held 
a hearing focused on the barriers to and issues concerning 
exporting coal and liquefied natural gas from the United 
States. The Subcommittee received testimony from the U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. 
Department of Energy, the Mayor of Seattle, WA, National Mining 
Association, National Association of Manufacturers, Climate 
Solutions, Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc., and the 
Center for Liquefied Natural Gas.

  U.S. Energy Abundance: Manufacturing Competitiveness and America's 
                            Energy Advantage

    On June 20, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power and 
the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a 
joint hearing entitled ``U.S. Energy Abundance: Manufacturing 
Competitiveness and America's Energy Advantage.'' The 
Subcommittees examined how energy prices and consumption affect 
the U.S. manufacturing industry. The Subcommittees received 
testimony from Industrial Energy Consumers of America, AC&S 
Incorporated, on behalf of the American Chemistry Council, The 
Pew Charitable Trusts, Marlin Steel Wire Products, on behalf of 
the National Association of Manufacturers, and Sasol Limited.

   Overview of the Renewable Fuel Standards: Government Perspectives

    On June 26, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held 
a hearing to examine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Members 
and witnesses discussed the implementation challenges and other 
issues associated with the RFS, including the ``blend wall'' 
and fuel compatibility issues, impacts of the RFS on energy 
markets and the agricultural sector, and environmental 
concerns. The Subcommittee received testimony from the U.S. 
Energy Information Administration, the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

   Overview of the Renewable Fuel Standard: Stakeholder Perspectives

    On July 23 and July 24, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy 
and Power held a hearing to discuss a range of issues 
associated with the Renewable Fuel Standard, including its 
potential effect on fuel and food prices, the ``blend wall'' 
and compatibility issues, and impacts on the nation's 
agricultural sector and the environment. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from the American Petroleum Institute, 
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, Renewable Fuels 
Association, Advanced Biofuel Association, Union of Concerned 
Scientists, Growth Energy, the Alliance of Automobile 
Manufacturers, Briggs & Stratton Corporation, American 
Automobile Association (AAA), the Cumberland Gulf Group, on 
behalf of the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of 
America and the National Association of Convenience Stores, 
National Biodiesel Board, National Corn Growers Association, 
National Chicken Council, Wen-Gap LLC., on behalf of the 
National Council of Chain Restaurants, Environmental Working 
Group, and Dr. Chris Hurt of Purdue University.

   The Obama Administration's Climate Change Policies and Activities

    On September 18, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing entitled ``The Obama Administration's Climate 
Change Policies and Activities.'' The purpose of the hearing 
was to examine Federal agencies' current and planned climate 
change activities, including the actions identified in the 
President's Climate Action Plan released on June 25, 2013. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from the Administrator of the 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Secretary of 
Energy.

    EPA's Proposed GHG Standards for New Power Plants and H.R. __, 
                     Whitfield-Manchin Legislation

    On November 14, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing entitled ``EPA's Proposed GHG Standards for New 
Power Plants and H.R. __, Whitfield-Manchin Legislation.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to discuss EPA's proposed greenhouse 
gas standards for new power plants and to examine a discussion 
draft authored by Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01) and Senator Joe 
Manchin (WV). The Subcommittee received testimony from Senator 
Manchin, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Attorney 
General of the State of Oklahoma, the Mayor of Fulton, 
Arkansas, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, North Carolina 
Department of Environment and Natural Resources, National 
Association of Manufacturers, Natural Resources Defense 
Council, Analysis Group, and an engineering consultant.

       Evaluating the Role of FERC in a Changing Energy Landscape

    On December 5, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing on the legal and regulatory authorities of the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the manner in which it 
has been carrying out its statutory duties under the Federal 
Power Act, Natural Gas Act, and other authorities. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from the Acting Chairman and 
Commissioners of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

    Oversight of NRC Management and the Need for Legislative Reform

    On December 12, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
and the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a 
joint hearing on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) 
management and actions to restart the Yucca mountain licensing 
process. The Subcommittees also examined legislation authored 
by Rep. Lee Terry (NE), H.R. 3132, the ``NRC Reorganization 
Plan Codification and Complements Act.'' The Subcommittees 
received testimony from the Chairman and Commissioners of the 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

              White Papers on the Renewable Fuel Standard

    The Subcommittee undertook a series of bipartisan white 
papers setting out a number of emerging issues with the 
Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and inviting stakeholder input in 
the form of answers to questions posed.
    The first white paper focused on the blend wall and fuel 
compatibility issues--the challenges related to blending the 
volumes of biofuels specified in the RFS into a fuel supply 
that has declined since 2007. Among other issues, this white 
paper addressed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 
(EPA) partial waiver to allow up to 15 percent ethanol blends 
(E-15) for model year 2001 and newer passenger vehicles, its 
mis-fueling mitigation plans applicable to fuel retailers that 
carry E-15, and the interaction between EPA's fuel economy 
standards and the RFS.
    The second white paper addressed the impacts of the RFS on 
the agricultural sector, rural economy, and food supply. It 
also addressed the State petitions to waive the RFS in response 
to the summer 2012 drought, which reduced corn yields and 
increased prices, and EPA's denial of these waiver petitions.
    The third white paper assessed the environmental 
requirements in the RFS, particularly the provisions for 
reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation 
sector.
    The fourth white paper reviewed the changing energy policy 
context of the RFS, including the post-2007 increase in 
domestic oil production and decline in consumption, as well as 
the emergence of other transportation fuel options.
    The fifth and final white paper addressed implementation 
issues with the RFS. This included EPA's annual rules setting 
out the actual percentage targets for the 4 categories of 
renewable fuels, known as renewable volume obligations, 
including those for cellulosic biofuels. This white paper also 
discussed the agency's administration of Renewable 
Identification Number (RIN) markets.

                             HEARINGS HELD

    Hearing entitled ``American Energy Security and Innovation: 
An Assessment of North America's Energy Resources.'' (February 
5, 2013) Serial Number 113-1.
    Hearing entitled ``American Energy Security and Innovation: 
An Assessment of Private-Sector Successes and Opportunities in 
Energy Efficient Technologies.'' (February 26, 2013) Serial 
Number 113-8.
    Hearing entitled ``The Nuclear Regulatory Commission: 
Policy and Governance Challenges.'' (February 28, 2013) Serial 
Number 113-11.
    Hearing entitled ``American Energy Security and Innovation: 
The Role of a Diverse Electricity Generation Portfolio.'' 
(March 5, 2013) Serial Number 113-12.
    Hearing entitled ``American Energy Security and Innovation: 
The Role of Regulators and Grid Operators in Meeting Natural 
Gas and Electric Coordination Challenges.'' (March 19, 2013) 
Serial Number 113-19.
    Hearing entitled ``H.R. 3, the `Northern Route Approval 
Act.''' (April 10, 2013) Serial Number 113-26.
    Hearing entitled ``Discussion Draft of H.R. __, `Energy 
Consumers Relief Act of 2013.''' (April 12, 2013) Serial Number 
113-30.
    Hearing entitled ``U.S. Energy Abundance: Exports and the 
Changing Global Energy Landscape.'' (May 7, 2013) Serial Number 
113-38.
    Hearing entitled ``American Energy Security and Innovation: 
Grid Reliability Challenges in a Shifting Energy Resource 
Landscape.'' (May 9, 2013) Serial Number 113-40.
    Hearing entitled ``The Fiscal Year 2014 Environmental 
Protection Agency Budget.'' (May 16, 2013) Serial Number 113-
42.
    Hearing entitled ``The Fiscal Year 2014 U.S. Department of 
Energy Budget.'' (June 13, 2013) Serial Number 113-53.
    Hearing entitled ``U.S. Energy Abundance: Regulatory, 
Market, and Legal Barriers to Export.'' (June 18, 2013) Serial 
Number 113-57.
    Hearing entitled ``U.S. Energy Abundance: Manufacturing 
Competitiveness and America's Energy Advantage.'' (June 20, 
2013) Serial Number 113-58.
    Hearing entitled ``Overview of the Renewable Fuel Standard: 
Government Perspectives.'' (June 26, 2013) Serial Number 113-
61.
    Hearing entitled ``H.R. 1900, `Natural Gas Pipeline 
Permitting Reform Act.''' (July 9, 2013) Serial Number 113-66.
    Hearing entitled ``Overview of the Renewable Fuel Standard: 
Stakeholder Perspectives.'' (July 23 and July 24, 2013) Serial 
Number 113-73.
    Hearing entitled ``The Obama Administration's Climate 
Change Policies and Activities.'' (September 18, 2013) Serial 
Number 113-82.
    Hearing entitled ``H.R. 3301, the North American Energy 
Infrastructure Act.'' (October 29, 2013) Serial Number 113-88.
    Hearing entitled ``EPA's Proposed GHG Standards for New 
Power Plants and H.R.__, Whitfield-Manchin Legislation.'' 
(November 14, 2013) Serial Number 113-94.
    Hearing entitled ``Evaluating the Role of FERC in a 
Changing Energy Landscape'' (December 5, 2013) Serial Number 
113-106.
    Hearing entitled ``Oversight of NRC Management and the Need 
for Legislative Reform.'' (December 12, 2013) Serial Number 
113-110.
              Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy

                             (Ratio 14-11)

 JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois, Chairman

PAUL TONKO, New York,                PHIL GINGREY, Georgia,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       RALPH M. HALL, Texas
GENE GREEN, Texas                    ED WHITFIELD, Kentucky
DIANA DeGETTE, Colorado              JOSEPH R. PITTS, Pennsylvania
LOIS CAPPS, California               TIM MURPHY, Pennsylvania
JERRY McNERNEY, California           ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio
JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan            GREGG HARPER, Mississippi
JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois       BILL CASSIDY, Louisiana
JOHN BARROW, Georgia                 DAVID B. McKINLEY, West Virginia
DORIS O. MATSUI, California          GUS M. BILIRAKIS, Florida
HENRY A. WAXMAN, California          BILL JOHNSON, Ohio
  (Ex Officio)                       JOE BARTON, Texas
                                     FRED UPTON, Michigan
                                       (Ex Officio)

Jurisdiction: All matters relating to soil and water contamination; The 
regulation of solid, hazardous, and nuclear wastes; The regulation of 
industrial plant security; The regulation of drinking water; and, The 
regulation of toxic substances and noise.

                         LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES


            Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013


                               H.R. 2218

    To amend subtitle D of the Solid Waste Disposal Act to 
encourage recovery and beneficial use of coal combustion 
residuals and establish requirements for the proper management 
and disposal of coal combustion residuals that are protective 
of human health and the environment.

Summary

    H.R. 2218 would provide for the management and disposal of 
coal combustion residuals (CCR) under subtitle D of the Solid 
Waste Disposal Act. H.R. 2218 would allow States to create and 
enforce their own CCR permit programs while providing the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with limited authority to 
review States' permit programs. H.R. 2218 would enable EPA to 
directly regulate CCR in States that fail to set up their own 
programs or in States where the permit program is determined to 
be deficient and is not subsequently remedied by the State.

Legislative History

    On April 11, 2013, the Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Economy held a hearing on a discussion draft entitled the 
``Coal Ash Recycling and Oversight Act of 2013.'' The 
Subcommittee received testimony from the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency; a former Assistant Administrator at the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency; the Alabama Department of 
Environmental Management; Earthjustice; the Tennessee 
Department of Environment and Conservation, on behalf of the 
Environmental Council of the States; and a Mine Safety & Health 
and Environmental Consultant.
    H.R. 2218 was introduced by Rep. David B. McKinley on June 
3, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 
On June 4, 2013, H.R. 2218 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Environment and the Economy. H.R. 2218 was substantially 
similar to the discussion draft entitled ``Coal Ash Recycling 
and Oversight Act of 2013.''
    On June 5 and 6, 2013, the Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Economy met in open markup session and forwarded H.R. 2218, 
without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    On June 18 and 19, 2013, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session and ordered H.R. 2218 
favorably reported to the House, as amended, by a roll call 
vote of 31 yeas and 16 nays.
    On July 10, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2218 to the House (H. Rept. 113-148), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 107).
    On July 25, 2013, H.R. 2218 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 315, and the bill was 
passed by a roll call vote of 265 yeas and 155 nays (Roll Call 
No. 418).
    On July 29, 2013, H.R. 2218 was received in the Senate, 
read the first time, and placed on the Senate Legislative 
Calendar under Read the First Time.
    On July 30, 2013, H.R. 2218 was read the second time and 
placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders 
(Calendar No. 153).

 Federal and State Partnership for Environmental Protection Act of 2013


                               H.R. 2226

    To amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 relating to State 
consultation on removal and remedial actions, State concurrence 
with listing on the National Priorities List, and State credit 
for contributions to the removal or remedial action, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2226 codifies existing policy and regulations to 
ensure that States have a role in response actions under the 
Compensation Environmental Response and Liability Act (CERCLA). 
It allows States to provide input regarding removal actions and 
the selection of remedial actions. The bill also allows States 
to receive in-kind credit toward State cost share requirements 
for providing goods and services that directly benefit removal 
and remedial actions. The legislation also authorizes States to 
identify a site for listing on the National Priorities List 
(NPL) every five years and ensures that States are able to 
object to the listing of sites to the NPL. The legislation also 
provides that State environmental covenant laws and other 
engineering or land use control laws and regulations are 
properly considered under CERCLA.

Legislative History

    The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Federal and State 
Partnership for Environmental Protection Act of 2013'' on May 
17 and May 22, 2013. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Earthjustice; the City Manager of Garfield, New Jersey; the 
Environmental Council of the States; the Assistant Attorney 
General of Colorado, on behalf of the Hazardous Materials and 
Waste Management Division of the Colorado Department of Public 
Health and the Environment; the U.S. Government Accountability 
Office; and the Congressional Research Service.
    H.R. 2226 was introduced by Rep. Bill Johnson on June 3, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and 
in addition to the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by 
the Speaker. On June 4, 2013, H.R. 2226 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. H.R. 2226 was 
substantially similar to the discussion draft entitled 
``Federal and State Partnership for Environmental Protection 
Act of 2013.''
    On June 5 and 6, 2013, the Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Economy met in open markup session and forwarded H.R. 2226, 
without amendment, to the full Committee by a roll call vote of 
11 yeas and 7 nays.
    On June 18 and 19, 2013, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session and ordered H.R. 2226 
favorably reported to the House, as amended, by a roll call 
vote of 27 yeas and 19 nays.
    On July 30, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2226 to the House (H. Rept. 113-178). The 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure was granted an 
extension for further consideration ending not later than 
November 1, 2013.
    On November 1, 2013, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure discharged H.R. 2226 from further consideration, 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
182).

          Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2013


                               H.R. 2279

    To amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act relating to review of 
regulations under such Act and to amend the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 
relating to financial responsibility for classes of facilities.

Summary

    H.R. 2279 removes deadlines for certain rulemaking 
activities conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) under the Solid Waste Disposal Act and the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability 
Act (CERCLA). The legislation would repeal a deadline in the 
Solid Waste Disposal Act, giving EPA greater discretion to 
prioritize, review, and, if necessary, revise its regulations. 
The legislation also requires EPA, before promulgating 
financial responsibility requirements under CERCLA, to evaluate 
existing State or other Federal financial assurance 
requirements to determine whether additional requirements are 
necessary. Should EPA determine that additional financial 
assurance requirements are necessary to prevent the United 
States from incurring response costs under section 104 of 
CERCLA, the legislation protects the existing State or Federal 
requirements by requiring that EPA accept compliance with the 
existing requirements in lieu of compliance with the new EPA 
requirements. Additionally, the legislation also requires that 
the owner or operator of a facility that stores chemicals 
listed on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Chemicals of 
Interest that are flammables or explosives above the identified 
threshold, to report the presence and amount of such chemicals 
to the State emergency response commission.

Legislative History

    The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled the ``Reducing Excessive 
Deadline Obligations Act of 2013'' on May 17 and May 22, 2013. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from Earthjustice; the City 
Manager of Garfield, New Jersey; the Environmental Council of 
the States; the Assistant Attorney General of Colorado, on 
behalf of the Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division 
of the Colorado Department of Public Health and the 
Environment; the U.S. Government Accountability Office; and the 
Congressional Research Service.
    On June 6, 2013, the Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Economy met in open markup session and forwarded the Committee 
Print entitled ``Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 
2013,'' without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice 
vote.
    On June 6, 2013, H.R. 2279 was introduced by Rep. Cory 
Gardner, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 
and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by 
the Speaker. H.R. 2279 was identical to the Committee Print 
forwarded by the Subcommittee.
    On June 6, 2013, H.R. 2279 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Environment and the Economy.
    On June 19, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce met 
in open markup session and ordered H.R. 2279 favorably reported 
to the House, as amended, by a roll call vote of 25 yeas and 18 
nays.
    On July 30, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2279 to the House (H. Rept. 113-179, Part I), and 
the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure was granted 
an extension for further consideration ending not later than 
November 1, 2013.
    On November 1, 2013, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure discharged H.R. 2279 from further consideration, 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
183).

              Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2013


                               H.R. 2318

    To amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 with respect to the 
applicability of the Act to Federal facilities, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2318 requires (1) that each department, agency, and 
instrumentality of the United States shall be subject to and 
comply with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) in the same 
manner and to the same extent, both procedurally and 
substantively, as any nongovernmental entity, and (2) that 
State laws concerning removal and remedial action, including 
State laws regarding enforcement, shall apply to removal or 
remedial action at facilities owned or operated by a 
department, agency, instrumentality of the United States. H.R. 
2318 explicitly provides that all Federal facilities, currently 
or formerly owned by the United States, are subject to all the 
same substantive and procedural requirements, including 
enforcement requirements and sanctions, as any private entity. 
The legislation also provides for the review of the response 
policies, guidance, and procedures established by Federal 
agencies that are operating pursuant to the Presidential 
delegation of response authority under CERCLA.

Legislative History

    The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled the ``Federal Facility 
Accountability Act of 2013'' on May 17 and 22, 2013. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Earthjustice; the City 
Manager of Garfield, New Jersey; the Environmental Council of 
the States; the Assistant Attorney General of Colorado, on 
behalf of the Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division 
of the Colorado Department of Public Health and the 
Environment; the U.S. Government Accountability Office; and the 
Congressional Research Service.
    On June 5 and 6, 2013, the Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Economy met in open markup session and forwarded the 
Committee Print entitled ``Federal Facility Accountability Act 
of 2013,'' without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice 
vote.
    H.R. 2318 was introduced by Rep. Robert E. Latta on June 
11, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 
and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by 
the Speaker.
    The provisions of H.R. 2318 are substantially similar to 
the Committee Print entitled ``Federal Facility Accountability 
Act of 2013,'' which was forwarded by the Subcommittee on 
Environment and the Economy to the full Committee.
    On June 18 and 19, 2013, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session and ordered H.R. 2318 
favorably reported to the House, as amended, by a roll call 
vote of 26 yeas and 18 nays.
    On July 30, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2318 to the House (H. Rept. 113-180, Part I), and 
the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure was granted 
an extension for further consideration ending not later than 
November 1, 2013.
    On November 1, 2013, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure discharged H.R. 2318 from further consideration, 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
184).

                   Community Fire Safety Act of 2013


                               H.R. 3588

    To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to exempt fire 
hydrants from the prohibition on the use of lead pipes, 
fittings, fixtures, solder, and flux.

Summary

    H.R. 3588 amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to exempt fire 
hydrants from certain prohibitions on the use of lead pipes, 
solder, and flux and directs the Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency to (1) consult with the 
National Drinking Water Advisory Council on potential changes 
to Federal regulations pertaining to lead, and (2) request the 
Council to consider sources of lead throughout drinking water 
distribution systems, including through components used to 
reroute drinking water during distribution system repairs.

Legislative History

    On November 21, 2013, H.R. 3588 was introduced by Reps. 
Bill Johnson and Paul Tonko, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On December 2, 2013, H.R. 3588 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed by 
a roll call vote of 384 yeas and 0 nays (Roll Call No. 613).
    On December 9, 2013, H.R. 3588 was received by the Senate 
and read twice.
    On December 17, 2013, H.R. 3588 passed the Senate by 
Unanimous Consent.

                    Chemical Safety Improvement Act


                                S. 1009

    To reauthorize and modernize the Toxic Substances Control 
Act, and for other purposes.

Summary

    S. 1009 would authorize the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) to require manufacturers to develop new data and 
information on chemical substances and assign either a high or 
low priority to that substance for risk assessment purposes.
    S. 1009 would require EPA to issue regulations for chemical 
substances where an ``unreasonable risk of harm to human health 
or the environment will result from exposure'' under its 
intended conditions of use. S. 1009 would preempt similar State 
and local chemical specific control laws for a chemical 
identified as high or low priority.
    S. 1009 would evaluate the existing inventory of chemicals 
in U.S. commerce since 1976 to allow for delineation between 
legacy chemicals and those currently produced and used in the 
United States. The bill specifies types of information 
protected as confidential business information, and adds new 
parties who may obtain this information.

Legislative History

    On May 22, 2013, S. 1009 was introduced by Sen. Frank R. 
Lautenberg, and referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Public Works.
    On July 31, 2013, Committee on Environment and Public Works 
held a hearing entitled ``Strengthening Public Health 
Protections by Addressing Toxic Chemical Threats,'' and 
reviewed S. 1009. The Committee heard testimony from the Office 
of the Attorney General of the State of California, West 
Virginia Department of Environmental Protection; Washington 
State Department of Ecology; Natural Resource Defense Council; 
a professor of law from the University of Texas at Austin, 
DuPont, a counsel from Squire Sanders, LLP, Asbestos Disease 
Awareness Organization, a counsel from Weitz & Luzxenberg, a 
principal from Beveridge & Diamond, PC, Environmental Working 
Group, Breast Cancer Fund, Dignity Health, a partner from 
Alston + Bird, LLP, a clinical professor of epidemiology and 
public health from Yale School of Medicine, We Act for 
Environmental Justice, Mossville Environmental Action Now, Toy 
Industry Association, Inc., and Center for Environmental 
Health.
    On November 13, 2013, the Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Economy held a hearing on S. 1009 and heard testimony from 
Senator David Vitter (LA), Senator Tom Udall (NM), the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, the American Chemistry 
Council, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Information 
Technology Industry Council, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, 
the American Cleaning Institute, and a professor from the 
University of Texas School of Law.

                          OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES


 The Role of the States in Protecting the Environment Under Current Law

    On February 15, 2013, the Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Economy held a hearing on the role State officials play in 
protecting the environment and public health under several 
Federal laws within the Subcommittee's jurisdiction, including 
the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Resource Conservation and 
Recovery Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Arkansas Department of the Environmental 
Quality, on behalf of the Environmental Council of States; the 
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, on behalf 
of the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators; the 
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, on behalf of the 
Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management 
Organizations; the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, 
on behalf of the Ground Water Protection Council; the Michigan 
Department of Environmental Quality, on behalf of the 
Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission; North Carolina 
Representative Pricey Harrison, on behalf of the National 
Caucus of Environmental Legislators; and Gaithersburg City 
Councilman Michael Sesma, on behalf of the National League of 
Cities.

  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Policy and Governance Challenges

    On February 28, 2013, the Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Economy and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a 
joint hearing focused on U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
decisions and actions relating to licensing, policymaking, and 
the Commission's operating procedures. The Subcommittees 
received testimony from the Chairman and Commissioners of the 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

  The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program--A Progress 
                                 Update

    On March 14, 2013, the Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Economy held a hearing to afford the U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security the opportunity to update Members on the 
progress of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards 
(CFATS) Program in helping facilities attain each program 
milestone, and to explain how its risk assessment process 
compares to the process set out in the National Infrastructure 
Protection Plan, with its own regulations, and with 
expectations of the regulated facility owners and operators. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from the U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, 
Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates, the Dow 
Chemical Company, on behalf of the American Chemistry Council, 
and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers.

                         The FY 2014 EPA Budget

    On May 16, 2013, the Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Economy and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a joint 
hearing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 
proposed budget for fiscal year 2014. The purpose of the 
hearing was to evaluate EPA's proposed budget, which affects 
issues such as funding for activities related to the Solid 
Waste Disposal Act, hazardous materials reporting mechanisms, 
climate change, air quality programs, drinking water system 
compliance, cleanup of hazardous waste sites within the 
Superfund account, scientific research that underpins 
regulatory decisionmaking, and homeland security activities. 
The Subcommittees received testimony from the Acting 
Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Titie I of the Toxic Substances Control Act: Understanding Its History 
                        and Reviewing Its Impact

    On June 13, 2013, the Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Economy held a hearing to examine the Toxic Substances Control 
Act of 1976 to gain a better understanding of the statute, its 
implementation, its impacts on the economy and public health 
and safety, and ongoing efforts to mitigate risks posed by 
unsafe chemicals. The Subcommittee received testimony from the 
U.S. Government Accountability Office, B&C Consortia 
Management, LLC, Boron Specialties, LLC, former Director of the 
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics at EPA, Charles M. 
Auer & Associates, LLC, the Breast Cancer Fund, and the Natural 
Resources Defense Council.

   Regulation of New Chemicals, Protection of Confidential Business 
                      Information, and Innovation

    On July 11, 2013, the Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Economy held a hearing focused on two areas of the Toxic 
Substances Control Act: section 5, the regulation of new 
chemicals and section 14, the protection of proprietary 
business information. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Momentive Performance Materials Holding, LLC, on behalf of the 
American Chemistry Council, Procter and Gamble, Semiconductor 
Industry Association, Environmental Working Group, and Dr. 
Rainer Lohmann of the University of Rhode Island.

  Oversight of DOE's Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used 
             Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste

    On July 31, 2013, the Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Economy held a hearing to discuss the U.S. Department of 
Energy's ``Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used 
Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste'' issued in 
January of 2013, and focused on the Department's new strategy 
for nuclear waste storage. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from the Secretary of Energy.

         Implementing the Nuclear Waste Policy Act--Next Steps

    On September 10, 2013, the Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Economy held a hearing focusing on the Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission's (NRC) efforts to implement the August 13, 2013, 
writ of mandamus issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 
District of Columbia Circuit to resume NRC's review of the 
Department of Energy's (DOE) license application to construct a 
repository at Yucca Mountain, pursuant to the Nuclear Waste 
Policy Act. The hearing also considered DOE actions to 
cooperate with NRC and with the Court's decision. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from the Chair of the U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of 
Energy.

  Regulation of Existing Chemicals and the Role of Pre-Emption Under 
         Sections 6 and 18 of the Toxic Substances Control Act

    On September 18, 2013, the Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Economy held a hearing on two sections of the Toxic 
Substances Control Act: section 6, EPA's authority to regulate 
the manufacture, processing, distribution in commerce, use and 
disposal of chemical substances; and section 18, the Federal 
pre-emption of State law. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from the Vermont Agency for Natural Resources, on behalf of the 
Environmental Council of the States, Greenwood Environmental 
Counsel PLLC, Latham & Watkins, LLP, Alliance of Automobile 
Manufacturers, the Environmental Protection Bureau of the 
Office of the New York State Attorney General, and the Asbestos 
Disease Awareness Organization.

    Oversight of NRC Management and the Need for Legislative Reform

    On December 12, 2013, the Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Economy and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a 
joint hearing on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) 
management and actions to restart the Yucca Mountain licensing 
process. The Subcommittees also reviewed legislation authored 
by Rep. Lee Terry (NE), H.R. 3132, the ``NRC Reorganization 
Plan Codification and Complements Act.'' The Subcommittees 
received testimony from the Chair and Commissioners of the U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

                             HEARINGS HELD

    Hearing entitled ``The Role of the States in Protecting the 
Environment Under Current Law.'' (February 15, 2013) Serial 
Number 113-7.
    Hearing entitled ``The Nuclear Regulatory Commission: 
Policy and Governance Challenges.'' (February 28, 2013) Serial 
Number 113-11.
    Hearing entitled ``The Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism 
Standards (CFATS) Program: A Progress Update.'' (March 14, 
2013) Serial Number 113-15.
    Hearing entitled ``Discussion Draft of H.R. __, the `Coal 
Ash Recycling and Oversight Act of 2013.''' (April 11, 2013) 
Serial Number 113-29.
    Hearing entitled ``The Fiscal Year 2014 Environmental 
Protection Agency Budget.'' (May 16, 2013) Serial Number 113-
42.
    Hearing entitled ``Three legislative proposals entitled the 
`Federal and State Partnership for Environmental Protection Act 
of 2013;' the `Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 
2013;' and the `Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2013.''' 
(May 17 and May 22, 2013) Serial Number 113-43.
    Hearing entitled ``Title I of the Toxic Substance Control 
Act: Understanding its History and Reviewing its Impact.'' 
(June 13, 2013) Serial Number 113-54.
    Hearing entitled ``Regulation of New Chemicals, Protection 
of Confidential Business Information, and Innovation.'' (July 
11, 2013) Serial Number 113-68.
    Hearing entitled ``Oversight of DOE's Strategy for the 
Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level 
Radioactive Waste.'' (July 31, 2013) Serial Number 113-77.
    Hearing entitled ``Implementing the Nuclear Waste Policy 
Act--Next Steps.'' (September 10, 2013) Serial Number 113-79.
    Hearing entitled ``Regulation of Existing Chemicals and the 
Role of Pre-Emption under Sections 6 and 18 of the Toxic 
Substances Control Act.'' (September 18, 2013) Serial Number 
113-83.
    Hearing entitled ``S. 1009, The Chemical Safety Improvement 
Act.'' (November 13, 2013) Serial Number 113-92.
    Hearing entitled ``Oversight of NRC Management and the Need 
for Legislative Reform.'' (December 12, 2013) Serial Number 
113-110.
                         Subcommittee on Health

                             (Ratio 17-13)

  JOSEPH R. PITTS, Pennsylvania, 
             Chairman

FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey,      MICHAEL C. BURGESS, Texas,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan            ED WHITFIELD, Kentucky
ELIOT L. ENGEL, New York             JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois
LOIS CAPPS, California               MIKE ROGERS, Michigan
JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois       TIM MURPHY, Pennsylvania
JIM MATHESON, Utah                   MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee
GENE GREEN, Texas                    PHIL GINGREY, Georgia
G.K. BUTTERFIELD, North Carolina     CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS,
JOHN BARROW, Georgia                   Washington
DONNA M. CHRISTENSEN,                LEONARD LANCE, New Jersey
  Virgin Islands                     BILL CASSIDY, Louisiana
KATHY CASTOR, Florida                BRETT GUTHRIE, Kentucky
JOHN P. SARBANES, Maryland           H. MORGAN GRIFFITH, Virginia
HENRY A. WAXMAN, California          GUS M. BILIRAKIS, Florida
  (Ex Officio)                       RENEE L. ELLMERS, North Carolina
                                     JOE BARTON, Texas
                                     FRED UPTON, Michigan
                                       (Ex Officio)

Jurisdiction: Public health and quarantine; hospital construction; 
mental health and research; biomedical programs and health protection 
in general, including public and private health insurance; food and 
drugs; and, drug abuse.

                         LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES


   Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013


                      PUBLIC LAW 113-5 (H.R. 307)

    To reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health 
Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with 
respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness 
and response, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 307 amends the Public Health Service Act and Federal 
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to facilitate the development of 
chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) medical 
countermeasures (MCM) and bolster the nation's preparedness 
infrastructure to better prepare for and respond to public 
health emergencies, whether naturally-occurring or caused by 
CBRN attacks. Among other provisions, H.R. 307: (1) makes 
improvements to the National Health Security Strategy on public 
health emergency preparedness and response that will be 
submitted to the relevant congressional committees in 2014; (2) 
clarifies that the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and 
Response has lead policy and coordination responsibilities 
within the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) with 
respect to emergency preparedness and response; (3) authorizes 
the HHS Secretary to approve a request from a state, territory 
or tribal organization to temporarily reassign public health 
personnel funded by appropriate programs authorized under the 
Public Health Service Act for the purpose of immediately 
addressing a public health emergency in such state, territory 
or tribe; (4) amends the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) 
current Emergency Use Authorization authority to enable FDA to 
authorize the distribution, stockpiling and use of MCMs before 
an actual emergency; (5) reauthorizes the Project BioShield 
Special Reserve Fund and Biomedical Advanced Research and 
Development Authority. Programs are authorized for fiscal years 
2014 through 2018.

Legislative History

    H.R. 307 was introduced by Rep. Mike J. Rogers of Michigan 
on January 18, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' 
Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
Speaker. On January 18, 2013, H.R. 307 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health.
    On January 22, 2013, H.R. 307 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed by 
a roll call vote of 395 yeas and 29 nays (Roll Call No. 24).
    On January 23, 2013, H.R. 307 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions. On February 13, 2013, the Committee on 
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions ordered H.R. 307 
reported to the Senate, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute, and on February 14, 2013, the Committee of Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions reported H.R. 307 to the Senate, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and without a 
written report. On February 14, 2013, H.R. 307 was placed on 
the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders (Calendar 
No. 14).
    On February 27, 2013, H.R. 307 passed the Senate, as 
amended, by unanimous consent.
    A message on the Senate action was sent to the House on 
February 28, 2013.
    On March 4, 2013, the Senate amendment to H.R. 307 was 
considered in the House under a motion to suspend the Rules, 
and the bill was passed, as amended, by a roll call vote of 370 
yeas and 28 nays (Roll Call No. 56).
    H.R. 307 was presented to the President on March 5, 2013, 
and the President signed the bill on March 13, 2013 (Public Law 
113-5).

  Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Reauthorization Act of 
                                  2013


            PUBLIC LAW 113-14 (S. 622, H.R. 1407, H.R. 1408)

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
reauthorize user fee programs relating to new animal drugs and 
generic new animal drugs.

Summary

    H.R. 1407 amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 
to extend the authority of the U.S. Food and Drug 
Administration to collect animal drug user fees, specifically, 
new animal drug application fees, supplemental animal drug 
application fees, animal drug product fees, animal drug 
establishment fees, and animal drug sponsor fees.

Legislative History

    On April 9, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Reauthorization of Animal Drug User Fees: ADUFA and 
AGDUFA'' to consider discussion drafts entitled ``Animal Drug 
User Fee Amendments of 2013'' and ``Animal Generic Drug User 
Fee Amendments of 2013.''
    H.R. 1407 was introduced by Rep. John Shimkus introduced on 
April 9, 2013, and referred to Committee on Energy and 
Commerce. On April 12, 2013, H.R. 1407 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health. H.R. 1407 was substantially similar to 
the discussion draft entitled ``Animal Drug User Fee Amendments 
of 2013.''
    H.R. 1408 was introduced by Rep. Cory Gardner on April 9, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. On 
April 12, 2013, H.R. 1408 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health. H.R. 1408 was substantially similar to the discussion 
draft entitled ``Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 
2013.''
    On May 7, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session and forwarded H.R. 1407 to the full Committee, 
as amended, by a voice vote. The amendment adopted by the 
Subcommittee included legislation substantially similar to H.R. 
1408.
    On May 14 and 15, 2013, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session and ordered H.R. 1407 
favorably reported to the House, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On August 2, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1407 to the House (H. Rept. 113-188), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 135).
    No further action was taken on either H.R. 1407 of H.R. 
1408.
    S. 622 was introduced by Sen. Tom Harkin on March 20, 2013. 
On March 20, 2013, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, 
and Pensions reported S. 622 to the Senate without a written 
report, and the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative 
Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 31).
    On May 8, 2013, S. 622 passed the Senate, without 
amendment, by unanimous consent. S. 622 was received in the 
House on May 9, 2013.
    On June 3, 2013, S. 622 was considered in the House under a 
motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed by a roll 
call vote of 390 yeas and 12 nays (Roll Call No. 185). The 
provisions of S. 622, as adopted by the House, were 
substantially similar to H.R. 1407, as reported to the House by 
the Committee on Energy and Commerce (which included the 
provisions of H.R. 1408).
    On June 6, 2013, S. 622 was presented to the President, and 
the President signed the bill on June 13, 2013 (Public Law 113-
14).

               School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act


                     PUBLIC LAW 113-48 (H.R. 2094)

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the 
preference given, in awarding certain asthma-related grants, to 
certain States (those allowing trained school personnel to 
administer epinephrine and meeting other related requirements).

Summary

    H.R. 2094 amends the Public Health Service Act, with 
respect to asthma-related grants for child health services, to 
give an additional preference to a State that: (1) maintains an 
emergency supply of epinephrine; (2) permits trained personnel 
of the school to administer epinephrine; (3) has a plan for 
ensuring trained personnel are available to administer 
epinephrine during all school hours; and (4) makes a 
certification concerning the adequacy of the State's civil 
liability protection law to protect trained school personnel 
who may administer epinephrine to a student reasonably believed 
to be having an anaphylactic reaction.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2094 was introduced by Rep. David P. Roe on May 22, 
2013 and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. On 
May 24, 2013, H.R. 2094 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health.
    The Committee on Energy and Commerce met in open markup on 
July 16 and 17, 2013, and ordered H.R. 2094 favorably reported 
to the House by unanimous consent.
    On July 30, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2094 to the House (H. Rept. 113-182), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 130).
    On July 30, 2013, H.R. 2094 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules and passed by a voice vote.
    On July 31, 2013, H.R. 2094 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    On October 30, 2013, the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions ordered H.R. 2094 favorably reported, 
without amendment, and Sen. Harkin reported the bill without a 
written report.
    On October 30, 2013, H.R. 2094 was placed on the Senate 
Legislative Calendar under General Orders. (Calendar No. 229).
    H.R. 2094 was considered by the Senate on October 31, 2013, 
and the bill was passed, without amendment, by unanimous 
consent.
    On November 6, 2013, H.R. 2094 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on November 13, 
2013 (Public Law 113-48).

                      HIV Organ Policy Equity Act


                  PUBLIC LAW 113-51 (S. 330, H.R. 698)

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish 
safeguards and standards of quality for research and 
transplantation of organs infected with human immunodeficiency 
virus (HIV).

Summary

    H.R. 698 amends the Public Health Service Act to lift the 
ban on the transplantation of organs infected with the human 
immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and allow the Organ Procurement 
and Transplantation Network to adopt and use standards of 
quality with respect to organs infected with HIV, provided that 
any such standards ensure that organs infected with HIV may be 
transplanted only into individuals who are infected with such 
virus before receiving such organ and following research on 
such transplants.

Legislative History

    H.R. 698 was introduced by Rep. Lois Capps on February 14, 
2013, and was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 
and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary. On February 
15, 2013, H.R. 698 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health. 
On July 16 and 17, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session and ordered H.R. 698 favorably 
reported to the House by unanimous consent.
    On July 30, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 698 to the House (H. Report 113-181), the 
Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 698, and the bill was placed on the Union 
Calendar (Calendar No. 129).
    No further action was taken on H.R. 698.
    S. 330 was introduced by Sen. Barbara Boxer on February 14, 
2013. On February, 14, 2013, the bill was read twice and 
referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
Pensions. On March 20, 2013, the Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions ordered S. 330 favorably 
reported, as amended. On May 21, 2013, Sen. Harkin reported S. 
330, as amended, to the Senate without a written report, and 
the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 75).
    On June 17, 2013, S. 330 passed the Senate, as amended, by 
unanimous consent.
    S. 330 was received in the House on June 18, 2013, and 
referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in 
addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be 
subsequently determined by the Speaker. On June 21, 2013, the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce referred S. 330 to the 
Subcommittee on Health.
    On November 12, 2013, S. 330 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed by 
a voice vote. The provisions of S. 330 were substantially 
similar to H.R. 698, as reported to the House by the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce.
    On November 14, 2013, S. 330 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on November 21, 
2013 (Public Law 113-51).

           Safeguarding America's Pharmaceuticals Act of 2013


          PUBLIC LAW 113-54 (H.R. 3204, H.R. 1919, H.R. 3089)

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with 
respect to the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain, and 
for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3204 addresses two important issues affecting the 
quality and security of America's drug supply. It protects 
traditional pharmacies, clarifies laws related to human drug 
compounding in response to the nationwide meningitis outbreak, 
and strengthens the prescription drug supply chain in order to 
protect Americans against counterfeit drugs.

Legislative History

    On April 25, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Securing Our Nation's Prescription Drug 
Supply Chain'' and considered a discussion draft entitled ``To 
amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to 
the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain, and for other 
purposes.''
    The Subcommittee on Health met in open markup session on 
May 7 2013, and forwarded the Committee Print, ``To amend the 
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the 
pharmaceutical distribution supply chain, and for other 
purposes'' to the full Committee, as amended, by a voice vote. 
The Committee Print was substantially similar to the discussion 
draft entitled ``To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic 
Act with respect to the pharmaceutical distribution supply 
chain, and for other purposes.''
    H.R. 1919 was introduced by Rep. Robert E. Latta on May 9, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. On 
May 10, 2013, H.R. 1919 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health.
    H.R. 1919, as introduced, was substantially similar to the 
Committee Print, ``To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and 
Cosmetic Act with respect to the pharmaceutical distribution 
supply chain, and for other purposes,'' as amended by the 
Subcommittee on Health.
    The Committee on Energy and Commerce met in open markup 
session on May 14 and 15, 2013, and ordered H.R. 1919 favorably 
reported to the House, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On June 3, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1919 to the House, as amended (H. Rept. 113-93), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
65).
    On June 3, 2013, H.R. 1919 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed by 
a voice vote.
    On June 4, 2013, H.R. 1919 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on H.R. 1919.
    H.R. 3204 was introduced by Rep. Fred Upton on September 
27, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 
H.R. 3204 included provisions substantially similar to H.R. 
1919, as passed the House, and H.R. 3089, which was introduced 
by H. Morgan Griffith and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce.
    On September 28, 2013, H.R. 3204 was considered in the 
House under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was 
passed by a voice vote.
    On September 30, 2013, H.R. 3204 was received in the 
Senate.
    On November 4, 2013, H.R. 3204 was read the first time and 
placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First 
Time. On November 5, 2013, H.R. 3204 was read the second time 
and placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. 
(Calendar No. 236).
    H.R. 3204 was considered by the Senate on November 18, 
2013, and the bill was passed by a voice vote.
    On November 21, 2013, H.R. 3204 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on November 27, 
2013 (Public Law 113-54).

                      PREEMIE Reauthorization Act


        PUBLIC LAW 113-55 (S. 252, H.R. 541, S. 1561, H.R. 225)

    To reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of 
pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, 
and to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    Title I of S. 252, as enacted (PREEMIE Act 
Reauthorization), amends the Prematurity Research Expansion and 
Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early Act to revise 
and reauthorize requirements for research on prematurity and 
preterm births.
    Title I also authorizes the Director of the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to: (1) conduct 
epidemiological studies (as currently required) on the 
clinical, biological, social, environmental, genetic, and 
behavioral factors related to prematurity, as appropriate; (2) 
conduct activities to improve national data to facilitate 
tracking preterm births; and (3) continue efforts to prevent 
preterm birth through the identification of opportunities for 
prevention and the assessment of their impact.
    In addition, Title I requires the Secretary to give 
preference in awarding grants to an eligible entity that 
proposes to use the grant funds to develop plans for, or to 
establish, telehealth networks that provide prenatal care for 
high-risk pregnancies.
    Title I revises and reauthorizes through fiscal year 2017 
the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
(HHS) to conduct demonstration projects related to preterm 
births. Title I includes as activities under such projects 
programs to test and evaluate various strategies to provide 
information and education to health care providers and the 
public on: (1) the core risk factors for preterm labor and 
delivery, medically indicated deliveries before full term, (2) 
the importance of preconception and prenatal care, (3) 
treatments and outcomes for premature infants, (4) meeting the 
informational needs of families during the stay of an infant in 
a neonatal intensive care unit, and (5) utilization of 
evidence-based strategies to prevent birth injuries.
    Title I authorizes other activities including the repeal of 
the Interagency Coordinating Council on Prematurity and Low 
Birthweight, the establishment of the Advisory Committee on 
Infant Mortality, the coordination of existing studies on 
hospital readmissions of preterm infant, and a report to 
Congress.
    Title II of S. 252, as enacted (National Pediatric Research 
Network), amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the 
Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in 
consultation with the Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver 
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to 
provide for the establishment of a National Pediatric Research 
Network.
    Title II also authorizes the Director of the Institute to 
award funding to public or private nonprofit entities for 
providing support for pediatric research consortia for basic, 
clinical, behavioral, or translational research and the 
training of researchers in pediatric research techniques. Each 
consortium shall be formed from a collaboration of cooperating 
institutions, coordinated by a lead institution, agree to 
disseminate scientific findings, and meet requirements 
prescribed by the Director of NIH.
    In addition, Title II requires the Director of NIH to 
provide for the coordination of activities among the consortia 
and to require the periodic preparation and submission of 
reports on their activities. Each pediatric research consortium 
receiving an award is required to assist the CDC in the 
establishment or expansion of patient registries and other 
surveillance systems as appropriate and upon request by the 
CDC.
    Title II requires the Director of NIH to ensure that an 
appropriate number of such awards are awarded to consortia that 
agree to: (1) consider pediatric rare diseases or conditions; 
and (2) conduct or coordinate multi-site clinical trials of 
therapies for, or approaches to, the prevention, diagnosis, or 
treatment of pediatric rare diseases or conditions.
    Title III of S. 252, as enacted (CHIMP Act Amendments), 
amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize funding for 
the care of NIH chimpanzees.
    Title III strikes the limitation providing that funds may 
not be reserved for a fiscal year unless the amount 
appropriated for such year equals or exceeds the amount 
appropriated.
    Title III also provides that the Secretary may make grants 
or contracts to entities operating facilities that, as 
determined by the Secretary in consultation with the board of 
directors, provide for the retirement of chimpanzees in 
accordance with the same standards that apply to the sanctuary 
system.
    Finally, Title III provides for a study by the U.S. 
Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding chimpanzees 
owned or supported by the NIH and a Biennial report to 
Congress.

Legislative History

    S. 252 was introduced by Sen. Lamar Alexander on February 
7, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions. On February 14, 2013, Sen. Harkin reported 
S. 252 without a written report, and the bill was placed on the 
Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 
13).
    On September 26, 2013, S. 252 was received in the House and 
referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and on 
September 27, 2013, the bill was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health.
    On November 12, 2013, S. 252 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On November 13, 2013, S. 252, as amended by the House, was 
received in the Senate.
    On November 14, 2013, the Senate agreed to the House 
amendments to S. 252 by unanimous consent.
    On November 21, 2013, S. 252 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on November 27, 
2013 (Public Law 113-55).

                   Pathway for SGR Reform Act of 2013


                       DIVISION B OF H.J. RES. 59

            DIVISION B--MEDICARE AND OTHER HEALTH PROVISIONS

Summary

    Division B of H.J. Res. 59 prevents the 20.1 percent cut in 
reimbursement to doctors who treat Medicare patients on January 
1, 2014, and replaces it with a 0.5 percent increase until 
April 1, 2014. Division B of H.J. Res. 59 also includes other 
health extenders that Congress traditionally has passed.

Legislative History

    H.J. Res. 59 was introduced by Rep. Hal Rogers on September 
10, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and 
Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently 
determined by the Speaker.
    On September 20, 2013, H.J. Res. 59 was considered in the 
House pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 352, and the joint 
resolution was passed by a roll call vote of 230 yeas and 189 
nays (Roll Call No. 478).
    On September 23, 2013, H.J. Res. 59 was received in the 
Senate, read twice, and placed on Senate Legislative Calendar 
under General Orders (Calendar No. 195).
    On September 26 and 27, 2013, H.J. Res. 59 was considered 
in the Senate, and the joint resolution was passed, as amended, 
by a roll call vote of 54 yeas and 44 nays (Recorded Vote No. 
209).
    On September 27, 2013, a message on Senate action was sent 
to the House.
    On September 28 and 29, 2013, H.J. Res. 59, as amended by 
the Senate, was considered in the House pursuant to the 
provisions of H. Res. 366, and the joint resolution was passed, 
with amendment 1, by a roll call vote of 248 yeas and 174 nays 
(Roll Call No. 497), and with amendment 2, by a vote of 231 
yeas and 192 nays (Roll Call No. 498).
    On September 29, 2013, a message on House action was 
received in the Senate.
    On September 30, 2013, H.J. Res. 59 was laid before the 
Senate by unanimous consent, and a motion to table the House 
amendments to Senate amendment was agreed to by a roll call 
vote of 54 yeas and 46 nays (Record Vote No. 210).
    On September 30, 2013, a message on Senate action was sent 
to the House.
    On September 30, 2013, H.J. Res. 59, as amended by the 
Senate on September 27, 2013, was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 367, and the joint 
resolution, as amended by the Senate, was passed with an 
amendment by the House, by a roll call vote of 228 yeas and 201 
nays (Roll Call No. 504).
    On September 30, 2013, a message on House action was 
received in the Senate.
    On September 30, 2013, a motion to table to the House 
amendment to H.J. Res. 59, as amended by the Senate on 
September 27, 2013, was passed by a roll call vote of 54 yeas 
and 46 nays (Record Vote No. 211).
    On September 30, 2013, a message on Senate action was sent 
to the House.
    On October 1, 2013, the Speaker appointed conferees for 
consideration of the Senate amendment, the House amendment, and 
modifications committed to conference.
    On October 1, 2013, a message on House action was received 
in the Senate, and a motion to table the message from the House 
was passed by the Senate by a roll call vote of 54 yeas and 46 
nays (Record Vote No. 212).
    On October 1, 2013, a message on Senate action was sent to 
the House.
    On December 12, 2013, H.J. Res. 59, as amended by the 
Senate on September 27, 2013, was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 438, and the joint 
resolution, as amended by the Senate, was passed, with an 
amendment by the House, by a roll call vote of 332 yeas and 94 
nays (Roll Call No. 640).
    On December 12, 2013, a message on House action was 
received in the Senate.
    On December 18, 2013, was considered in the Senate, and the 
Senate agree to the House amendment to the Senate amendment by 
a roll call vote of 64 yeas and 36 nays (Recorded Vote No. 
281).
    On December 19, 2013, H.J. Res. 59 was presented to the 
President.

  To Repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health 
Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation 
                              Act of 2010


                                H.R. 45

    To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 
and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and 
Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

Summary

    H.R. 45 repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
Act and the health care provisions of the Health Care and 
Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

Legislative History

    H.R. 45 was introduced by Rep. Michele Bachmann on January 
3, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 
and in addition to the Committee on Education and the 
Workforce, Committee on Ways and Means, Committee on the 
Judiciary, Committee on Natural Resources, Committee on Rules, 
Committee on House Administration, Committee on Appropriations, 
and Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently 
determined by the Speaker. On January 4, 2013, H.R. 45 was 
referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
    On May 16, 2013, H.R. 45 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 215, and the bill was 
passed by a roll call vote of 229 yeas and 195 nays (Roll Call 
No. 154).
    On May 20, 2013, H.R. 45 was received in the Senate. On May 
21, 2013, H.R. 45 was read the first time and placed on Senate 
Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time, and on May 22, 
2013, H.R. 45 was read the second time and placed on Senate 
Legislative Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 78).

            National Pediatric Research Network Act of 2013


                                H.R. 225

    To amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act to 
provide for a National Pediatric Research Network, including 
with respect to pediatric rare diseases or conditions.

Summary

    H.R. 225 amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize 
the Director of the National Institutes of the Health (NIH) to 
provide for the establishment of a National Pediatric Research 
Network and to award funding to public or private nonprofit 
entities that form pediatric research consortia.

Legislative History

    H.R. 225 was introduced by Rep. Lois Capps on January 14, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. On 
January 18, 2013, H.R. 225 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health.
    The Committee on Energy and Commerce met in open markup 
session on January 22, 2013, and ordered H.R. 225 reported to 
the House, without amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On February 4, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 225 to the House (H. Rept. 113-4), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 2).
    On February 4, 2013, H.R. 225 was considered in the House 
under the suspension of the Rules, and the bill was passed by a 
roll call vote of 375 yeas and 27 nays (Roll Call No. 31).
    On February 7, 2013, H.R. 225 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on H.R. 225, but see. S. 252 
for further action related to H.R. 225.

        Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2013


                                H.R. 235

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to 
States to streamline State requirements and procedures for 
veterans with military emergency training to become civilians 
emergency medical technicians.

Summary

    H.R. 235 amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the 
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
to establish a demonstration program to streamline State 
requirements and procedures to assist veterans who have 
completed military emergency medical technicians (EMT) training 
while serving in the Armed Forces. The program is authorized 
for fiscal years 2014 through 2018.

Legislative History

    H.R. 235 was introduced by Rep. Adam Kinzinger on January 
14, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 
On January 18, 2013, H.R. 235 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health.
    The Committee on Energy and Commerce met in open markup 
session on January 22, 2013, and ordered H.R. 235 reported to 
the House, without amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On February 4, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 235 to the House (H. Rept. 113-5), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 3)
    On February 12, 2013, H.R. 235 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed by 
a voice vote.
    On February 13, 2013, H.R. 235 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.

      Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2013


                                H.R. 297

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize 
support for graduate medical education programs in children's 
hospitals.

Summary

    H.R. 297 amends the Public Health Service Act to 
reauthorize appropriations for payments to children's hospitals 
for expenses associated with operating approved graduate 
medical residency training programs. The program is 
reauthorized for fiscal years 2013 through 2017.

Legislative History

    H.R. 297 was introduced by Rep. Joseph R. Pitts on January 
15, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 
On January 18, 2013, H.R. 297 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health.
    The Committee on Energy and Commerce met in open markup 
session on January 22, 2013, and ordered H.R. 297 reported to 
the House, without amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On February 4, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 297 to the House (H. Rept. 113-3), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 1).
    On February 4, 2013, H.R. 297 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed by 
a roll call vote of 352 yeas and 50 nays (Roll Call No. 32).
    On February 7, 2013, H.R. 297 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.

 To Provide for the Establishment of the Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory 
                               Committee


                                H.R. 610

    To provide for the establishment of the Tick-Borne Diseases 
Advisory Committee.

Summary

    H.R. 610 establishes the Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory 
Committee within the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services. The Committee shall 
advise the Secretary and Assistant Secretary for Health 
regarding the manner in which the Department can: (1) ensure 
interagency coordination and communication and minimize overlap 
regarding efforts to address tick-borne diseases, (2) identify 
opportunities to coordinate efforts with other federal agencies 
and private organizations addressing such diseases, (3) ensure 
interagency coordination and communication with constituency 
groups, (4) ensure that a broad spectrum of scientific 
viewpoints is represented in public health policy decisions and 
that information disseminated to the public and physicians is 
balanced, and (5) advise relevant federal agencies on 
priorities related to Lyme and tick-borne diseases. The program 
is reauthorized for fiscal years 2013 through 2017.

Legislative History

    H.R. 610 was introduced by Rep. Christopher Smith on 
February 12, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce. On February 15, 2013, H.R. 610 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health.
    On November 20, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining Public Health Legislation to Help 
Local Communities'' and examined H.R. 610.

       Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act


                                H.R. 669

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the 
health of children and help better understand and enhance 
awareness about unexpected sudden death in early life.

Summary

    H.R. 669 amends the Public Health Service Act to require 
the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention, to award grants and provide 
technical assistance on matters related to sudden unexpected 
infant death, sudden unexplained death in childhood, and 
stillbirth.

Legislative History

    H.R. 669 was introduced by Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. on 
February 13, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce. On February 15, 2013, H.R. 669 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health.
    On November 20, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining Public Health Legislation to Help 
Local Communities'' and examined H.R. 669.

 To Amend Part B of Title XVIII of the Social Security Act To Exclude 
 Customary Prompt Pay Discounts From Manufacturers to Wholesalers From 
    the Average Sales Price for Drugs and Biologicals Under Medicare


                                H.R. 800

    To amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act 
to exclude customary prompt pay discounts from manufacturers to 
wholesalers from the average sales price for drugs and 
biologicals under Medicare.

Summary

    H.R. 800 amends Part B of title XVIII of the Social 
Security Act (Medicare) to exclude from the average sales price 
in calculating Medicare payments for drugs and biologicals any 
customary prompt pay discounts from manufacturers to 
wholesalers.

Legislative History

    H.R. 800 was introduced by Rep. Ed Whitfield on February 
15, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 
and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a 
period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker. On 
February 15, 2013, H.R. 800 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health.
    On June 28, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Examining Reforms to Improve the Medicare Part B 
Drug Program for Seniors'' and examined H.R. 800.

           Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act of 2013


                               H.R. 1098

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize 
certain programs relating to traumatic brain injury and to 
trauma research.

Summary

    H.R. 1098 reauthorizes U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services' programs related to traumatic brain injury (TBI), 
including surveillance activities at the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention and grants for services and supports for 
people experiencing a TBI and their families (including 
protection and advocacy services). TBI activities are 
reauthorized for fiscal years 2014 to 2018.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1098 was introduced by Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. on 
March 12, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce. On March 15, 2013, H.R. 1098 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health.
    On November 20, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining Public Health Legislation to Help 
Local Communities'' and discussed H.R. 1098.
    On December 10, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health met in 
open markup session and forwarded H.R. 1098 to the full 
Committee, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On December 10 and 11, 2013, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session and ordered H.R. 1098 
favorably reported to the House, as amended, by a voice vote.

       Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013


                               H.R. 1281

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize 
programs under part A of title XI of such Act.

Summary

    H.R. 1281 extends and revises a grant program for 
screening, counseling, and other services related to heritable 
disorders and expands eligible grantees to include a health 
professional organization and an early childhood health system. 
H.R. 1281 also extends a grant program to evaluate the 
effectiveness of screening, counseling, or health care services 
in reducing the morbidity and mortality caused by heritable 
disorders in newborns and children.
    Finally, H.R. 1281 reauthorizes the Advisory Committee on 
Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children; a clearinghouse 
of newborn screening information; laboratory quality standards; 
an Interagency Coordinating Committee; a national contingency 
plan for newborn screening activities in the event of a public 
health emergency; and NIH research program. The newborn 
screening activities are reauthorized for fiscal years 2014 
through 2018.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1281 was introduced by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard on 
March 20, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce. On March 22, 2013, H.R. 1281 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health.
    On November 20, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining Public Health Legislation to Help 
Local Communities'' and examined H.R. 1281.

                 Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2013


                               H.R. 1416

    To terminate application of sequestration to payment for 
certain physician-administered drugs under Part B of the 
Medicare program.

Summary

    H.R. 1416 provides that, notwithstanding the presidential 
order issued on March 1, 2013, the budgetary resources 
sequestered for payments for drugs and biologicals under 
section 1847A of the Social Security Act shall be available for 
obligation for drugs and biologicals furnished on or after 
enactment of this Act in the same amount and manner as if such 
order had not been issued. The bill also provides that, 
notwithstanding the presidential order issued on March 1, 2013, 
the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services shall make such payments under Part B of the Social 
Security Act as may be required to reimburse for the reduction 
in payments made under such order for drugs and biologicals 
furnished on or after April 1, 2013, and before enactment of 
this Act.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1416 was introduced by Rep. Renee L. Ellmers on April 
9, 2013, and referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in 
addition to the Committee on Ways and Means and the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently 
determined by the Speaker. On April 12, 2013, H.R. 1416 was 
referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
    On June 28, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Examining Reforms to Improve the Medicare Part B 
Drug Program for Seniors'' and examined H.R. 1416.

  Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant 
                          Patients Act of 2013


                               H.R. 1428

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide 
Medicare entitlement to immunosuppressive drugs for kidney 
transplant recipients.

Summary

    H.R. 1428 amends title II of the Social Security Act to 
extend the months of coverage for immunosuppressive drugs for 
kidney transplant patients.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1428 was introduced by Rep. Michael C. Burgess on 
April 9, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 
for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker. On 
April 12, 2013, H.R. 1428 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health.
    On June 28, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Examining Reforms to Improve the Medicare Part B 
Drug Program for Seniors'' and examined H.R. 1428.

                     Helping Sick Americans Now Act


                               H.R. 1549

    To amend Public Law 111-148 to transfer fiscal year 2013 
through fiscal year 2016 funds from the Prevention and Public 
Health Fund to carry out the temporary high risk health 
insurance pool program for individuals with preexisting 
conditions, and to extend access to such program to such 
individuals who have had creditable coverage during the 6 
months prior to application for coverage through such program.

Summary

    H.R. 1549 amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
Act to require the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health 
and Human Services to transfer any unobligated funds from the 
Prevention and Public Health Fund to carry out the temporary 
high risk health insurance pool program. H.R. 1549 also 
eliminates the eligibility requirement for the temporary high 
risk pool, which prohibits an individual from having creditable 
coverage for six months before applying for coverage through 
the pool.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1549 was introduced by Rep. Joseph R. Pitts on April 
15, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 
On April 16, 2013, H.R. 1549 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health.
    The Committee on Energy and Commerce met in open markup 
session on April 17, 2013, and ordered H.R. 1549 favorably 
reported to the House, as amended, by a roll call vote of 27 
yeas and 20 nays.
    On April 19, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1549 to the House, as amended (H. Rept. 113-45), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
28).

                Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act


                               H.R. 2019

    To eliminate taxpayer financing of political party 
conventions and reprogram savings to provide for a 10-year 
pediatric research initiative through the Common Fund 
administered by the National Institutes of Health, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2019 terminates funding from the Presidential Election 
Campaign Fund for political party conventions and authorizes 
that funding to be spent on pediatric biomedical research 
activities through the Common Fund at the National Institutes 
of Health. The bill directs that additional spending on 
pediatric research be drawn from the new Pediatric Research 
Initiative Fund, but requires an advance appropriations measure 
for this new spending to occur. The Pediatric Research 
Initiative Fund is authorized for fiscal years 2014 through 
2023.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2019 was introduced by Rep. Gregg Harper on May 16, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and 
in addition to the Committees on House Administration and Ways 
and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
Speaker. On May 17, 2013, H.R. 2019 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health.
    On December 11, 2013, H.R. 2019 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed by 
a roll call vote of 295 yeas and 103 nays (Roll Call No. 632).

              Family Health Care Accessibility Act of 2013


                               H.R. 2703

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide liability 
protections for volunteer practitioners at health centers under 
section 330 of such Act.

Summary

    H.R. 2703 deems a health professional volunteer providing 
health services eligible for funding under section 330 of the 
Public Health Service Act to an individual at a community 
health center facility or program or event sponsored by the 
health center to be an employee of the Public Health Service 
for purposes of medical malpractice coverage through the 
Federal Tort Claims Act. H.R. 2703 also sets forth additional 
conditions for such liability protection.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2703 was introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy on July 17, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. On 
July 19, 2013, H.R. 2703 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health. On November 20, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining Public Health Legislation to Help 
Local Communities'' and examined H.R. 2703.

To Condition the Provision of Premium and Cost-Sharing Subsidies Under 
  the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Upon a Certification 
That a Program To Verify Household Income and Other Qualifications for 
         such Subsidies Is Operational, and for Other Purposes


           (Retitled ``Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014'')


                               H.R. 2775

Summary

    H.R. 2775, as enacted, makes continuing appropriations for 
fiscal year 2014. H.R. 2775, as introduced, provides that no 
premium tax credits or reductions in cost-sharing for the 
purchase of qualified health benefit plans under the Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) shall be allowed 
before the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services certifies to Congress that there is a program in 
place, consistent with PPACA requirements, that verifies the 
household income and coverage requirements of individuals 
applying for such credits and cost-sharing reductions.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2775 was introduced by Rep. Diane Black on July 22, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and 
in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to 
be subsequently determined by the Speaker. On July 26, 2013, 
H.R. 2775 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
    On September 12, 2013, H.R. 2775 was considered in the 
House pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 339, and the bill 
was passed by a roll call vote of 235 yeas and 191 nays (Roll 
Call No. 458).
    On September 16, 2013, H.R. 2775 was received in the 
Senate, and on September 17, 2013, H.R. 2775 was read the first 
time and placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the 
First Time. On September 18, 2013, H.R. 2775 was read the 
second time and placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 193).
    On October 16, 2013, H.R. 2775 was laid before the Senate 
by unanimous consent and passed the Senate, as amended, by a 
roll call vote of 81 yeas and 18 nays (Roll Call No. 219), and 
a message on Senate action was sent to the House.
    On October 16, 2013, the Senate amendment to H.R. 2775 was 
considered in the House pursuant to a previous special order, 
and the bill was passed by a roll call vote of 285 yeas and 144 
nays (Roll Call No. 550).
    H.R. 2775, as amended, was presented to the President on 
October 16, 2013, and the President signed the bill on October 
17, 2013 (Public Law 113-46).
    The provisions of H.R. 2775, as introduced and passed by 
the House on September 12, 2013, were struck by the Senate 
amendment and replaced by provisions related to the continuing 
appropriations for fiscal year 2014.

      Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement Act of 2013


                               H.R. 2810

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reform 
the sustainable growth rate and Medicare payment for 
physicians' services, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2810 amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to 
repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) methodology from the 
determination of annual conversion factors in the formula for 
payment for physicians' services and prescribes an update to 
the single conversion factor for 2014 through 2018 of 0.5%.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2810 was introduced by Rep. Michael C. Burgess on July 
24, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 
and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means and the 
Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently 
determined by the Speaker. On July 25, 2013, H.R. 2810 was 
referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
    The Subcommittee on Health met in open markup session on 
July 22 and 23, 2013, and forwarded H.R. 2810 to the full 
Committee, as amended, by a voice vote.
    The Committee on Energy and Commerce met in open markup 
session on July 30 and 31, 2013, and ordered H.R. 2810 
favorably reported to the House, as amended, by a roll call 
vote of 51 yeas and 0 nays.
    On November 12, 2013, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2810 to the House (H. Rept. 113-57, Part I).

Sensible Oversight for Technology Which Advances Regulatory Efficiency 
                              Act of 2013


                               H.R. 3303

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
provide for regulating medical software, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3303 amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 
(FFDCA) by defining the following terms ``Medical Software,'' 
``Clinical Software,'' and ``Health Software.'' The bill also 
provides: that the provisions of the FFDCA shall apply to 
medical software to the same extent and in the same manner as 
such provisions apply with respect to devices, that ``clinical 
software'' and ``health software'' shall not be subject to 
regulation under the FFDCA, and excludes the terms ``Medical 
Software,'' ``Clinical Software,'' and ``Health Software'' from 
the definition of the term ``Device.'' The bill also includes a 
Sense of Congress regarding clinical software and health 
software.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3303 was introduced by Rep. Marsha Blackburn on 
October 22, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce.
    On November 19, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining Federal Regulation of Mobile 
Medical Apps and Other Health Software'' and examined H.R. 
3303.

                   Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013


                               H.R. 3350

    To authorize health insurance issuers to continue to offer 
for sale current individual health insurance coverage in 
satisfaction of the minimum essential health insurance coverage 
requirement, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3303 permits a health insurance issuer that has in 
effect health insurance coverage in the individual market as of 
January 1, 2013, to continue after such date to offer such 
coverage for sale during 2014 in such market outside of an 
Exchange established under section 1311 or 1321 of the Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18031, 18041). 
The bill also provides that such health insurance coverage 
shall be treated as a grandfathered health plan for purposes of 
the amendment made by section 1501(b) of the Patient Protection 
and Affordable Care Act.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3350 was introduced by Rep. Fred Upton on October 28, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and 
in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to 
be subsequently determined by the Speaker.
    On November 15, 2013, H.R. 3350 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 413, and the bill was 
passed by a roll call vote of 261 yeas and 157 nays (Roll Call 
No. 587).
    On November 18, 2013, H.R. 3350 was received in the Senate.

                  Exchange Information Disclosure Act


                               H.R. 3362

    To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to 
require transparency in the operation of American Health 
Benefit Exchanges.

Summary

    H.R. 3362 directs the U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Service to submit a report to Congress on consumer interactions 
with the Internet website maintained by the Federal Government 
for health insurance coverage and any efforts undertaken to 
remedy problems that impact taxpayers and consumers. The report 
also shall include a detailed description of the problems 
identified with website functionality and the actions that have 
been taken to resolve those problems.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3362 was introduced by Rep. Lee Terry on October 29, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and 
in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to 
be subsequently determined by the Speaker.
    On November 14, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Obamacare Implementation Problems: More than 
Just a Broken Website'' and examined H.R. 3362.

                       Poison Center Network Act


                               H.R. 3527

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the 
poison center national toll-free number, national media 
campaign, and grant program, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3527 reauthorizes the national toll-free number, 
national media campaign, and grant program of the poison 
control centers. These activities are reauthorized for fiscal 
years 2015 through 2019.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3527 was introduced by Rep. Lee Terry on November 18, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    On November 20, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining Public Health Legislation to Help 
Local Communities'' and examined H.R. 3527.
    The Subcommittee on Health met in open markup session on 
December 10, 2013, and forwarded H.R. 3527 to the full 
Committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    The Committee on Energy and Commerce met in open markup 
session on December 10 and 11, 2013, and ordered H.R. 3527 
favorably reported to the House, without amendment, by a voice 
vote.

       National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting 
                      Reauthorization Act of 2013


                               H.R. 3528

    To amend and reauthorize the controlled substance 
monitoring program under section 399O of the Public Health 
Service Act.

Summary

    H.R. 3528 reauthorizes the controlled substance monitoring 
program under section 399O of the Public Health Service Act. 
The program is reauthorized for fiscal years 2014 through 2018.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3528 was introduced by Rep. Ed Whitfield on November 
18, 2013, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    On November 20, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining Public Health Legislation to Help 
Local Communities'' and examined H.R. 3528.

                      CHIMP Act Amendments of 2013


                                S. 1561

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve 
provisions relating to the sanctuary system for surplus 
chimpanzees.

Summary

    S. 1561 amends the Public Health Service Act, with respect 
to the lifetime care of chimpanzees used in Federally conducted 
or supported medical research, to: (1) require the Secretary of 
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to 
reserve appropriations through fiscal year 2023 for the 
sanctuary system and other compliant facilities, and (2) allow 
the reservation of funds beyond a total of $30 million if the 
Secretary determines that doing so would enable the National 
Institutes of Health to operate more efficiently and 
economically by decreasing the overall Federal cost of 
supporting and maintaining chimpanzees from fiscal years 2014 
through 2023. The bill requires such a determination to be 
reported to Congress and include biennial updates regarding the 
care and maintenance of the chimpanzees and related costs.
    S. 1561 also removes construction and renovation of 
sanctuary system facilities as a purpose of expenditure of the 
reserved funds. The use of funds for other compliant facilities 
must be determined by the Secretary (rather than, as under 
current law, by the board of directors of the nonprofit entity 
operating the facility).
    Finally, the bill requires the U.S. government 
Accountability Office to evaluate: (1) the research status of 
NIH-owned or supported chimpanzees, (2) the cost for the care 
and maintenance of such chimpanzees, (3) the extent to which 
requirements that a nonprofit private entity match funding have 
been met, and (4) any options for cost savings for support and 
maintenance that may be identified.

Legislative History

    S. 1561 was introduced by Sen. Tom Harkin on September 30, 
2013, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions. On October 30, 2013, the bill was ordered 
to be favorably reported, with an amendment, and Sen. Harkin 
reported S. 1561 without a written report. S. 1561 was placed 
on the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders 
(Calendar No. 228).
    On October 31, 2013, S. 1561 passed the Senate, with an 
amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On November 12, 2013, S. 1561 was received in the House and 
referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and on 
September 27, 2013.
    No further action was taken on S. 1561, but see. S. 252 for 
further action related to S. 1561.

                          OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES


 SGR: Data, Measures and Models; Building a Future Medicare Physician 
                             Payment System

    On February 14, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``SGR: Data, Measures and Models; Building a 
Future Medicare Physician Payment System.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to discuss the Sustainable Growth Rate model. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from the Medicare Payment 
Advisory Commission, Network for Regional Healthcare 
Improvement, Maine Health Management Coalition, Urban 
Institute, and Pardee RAND Graduate School.

  Fostering Innovation to Fight Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Health Care

    On February 27, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Fostering Innovation to Fight Waste, Fraud 
and Abuse in Health Care.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid 
programs. The Subcommittee received testimony from the Centers 
for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the U.S. Government 
Accountability Office, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, 
and Greene LLP.

                       Obamacare's Impact on Jobs

    On March 13, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Obamacare's Impact on Jobs.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to analyze the impact of the Patient Protection 
and Affordable Care Act on job availability and employer-
sponsored health coverage. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from the Manhattan Institute, the National Restaurant 
Association, and the Urban Institute.

   Unaffordable: Impact of Obamacare on Americans' Health Insurance 
                                Premiums

    On March 15, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Unaffordable: Impact of Obamacare on 
Americans' Health Insurance Premiums.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to review analyses and estimates of the impact of 
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on 
health insurance premiums. The hearing also examined how the 
law will affect the affordability of health insurance premiums 
in State individual and small group markets, as well as the 
cost of health coverage in newly formed exchanges authorized by 
PPACA. The Subcommittee received testimony from the American 
Action Forum, Oliver Wyman, and the Center for Public 
Integrity.

  Saving Seniors and Our Most Vulnerable Citizens from an Entitlement 
                                 Crisis

    On March 18, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Saving Seniors and Our Most Vulnerable 
Citizens from an Entitlement Crisis.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to hear from key experts on the fiscal health and 
long-term sustainability of Medicare and Medicaid. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from the Ethics and Public 
Policy Center, the Pioneer Institute, and Georgetown Public 
Policy Institute.

   Health Information Technologies: How Innovation Benefits Patients

    On March 20, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Health Innovation Technologies: How 
Innovation Benefits Patients.'' The purpose of the hearing was 
to focus on how innovative technologies will benefit American 
patients and what steps need to be taken to foster this 
innovation. The Subcommittee received testimony from West 
Health Institute, McKesson Health Solutions, the Newborn 
Coalition, the National Partnership for Women and Families, and 
the University of Utah School of Medicine.

             Protecting America's Sick and Chronically Ill

    On April 3, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Protecting America's Sick and Chronically Ill.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine the Patient Protection 
and Affordable Care Act's Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan 
and to explore ways to help Americans with pre-existing 
conditions obtain affordable health coverage. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from the State of Ohio, the American 
Enterprise Institute, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 
Families USA, and The Commonwealth Fund.

  Strengthening Medicare for Seniors: Understanding the Challenges of 
                 Traditional Medicare's Benefit Design

    On April 11, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Strengthening Medicare for Seniors: 
Understanding the Challenges of Traditional Medicare's Benefit 
Design.'' The purpose of the hearing was to review the 
challenges with the current Medicare benefit design and examine 
ways to improve the program. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from members of the Medicare Payment Advisory 
Commission.

 A Financial Review of the Department of Health and Human Services and 
                           Its FY 2014 Budget

    On April 18, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``A Financial Review of the Department of 
Health and Human Services and Its FY 2014 Budget.'' The purpose 
of the hearing was to examine the President's proposed fiscal 
year 2014 Budget for the Department of Health and Human 
Services and the Department's activities related to 
implementing the new health care law. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health 
and Human Services.

          Securing Our Nation's Prescription Drug Supply Chain

    On April 25, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Securing Our Nation's Prescription Drug 
Supply Chain.'' The purpose of the hearing was to focus on the 
importance of securing the downstream pharmaceutical supply 
chain, which includes manufacturers, wholesale distributors, 
pharmacies, re-packagers, and third-party logistics providers. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from the U.S. Food and Drug 
Administration, Healthcare Distribution Management Association, 
Generic Pharmaceutical Association, Johnson and Johnson Health 
Care Systems, Inc., National Community Pharmacists Association, 
The Pew Charitable Trusts, and the National Association of 
Boards of Pharmacy.

                       Examining Drug Compounding

    On May 23, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Examining Drug Compounding.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to better understand the current state of drug 
compounding in America. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the American 
Enterprise Institute, National Community Pharmacist 
Association, Migliaccio Consulting, the National Association of 
Boards of Pharmacy, and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

           The Need for Medicaid Reform: A State Perspective

    On September 19, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled, ``The Need for Medicaid Reform: A State 
Perspective.'' The purpose of the hearing was to review the 
Medicaid program's current weaknesses and identify reasonable 
reforms. The Subcommittee received testimony from SVC, Inc., 
South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and the 
Arkansas Center for Health Improvement.

 Examining the Federal Government's Response to the Prescription Drug 
                              Abuse Crisis

    On June 14, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Examining the Federal Government's Response to the 
Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis.'' The purpose of the hearing 
was to provide the Subcommittee with an opportunity to hear 
from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Substance 
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and 
the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) on the 
current Federal efforts to fight prescription drug abuse. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from the FDA, SAMHSA, and 
ONDCP.

A 21st Century Medicare: Bipartisan Proposals to Redesign the Program's 
                       Outdated Benefit Structure

    On June 26, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``A 21st Century Medicare: Bipartisan Proposals to 
Redesign the Program's Outdated Benefit Structure.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to review the current Medicare 
benefit design and examine ways to improve the program. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from the Department of Health 
Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, 
the American Enterprise Institute, and the Henry J. Kaiser 
Family Foundation.

              Making Medicaid Work for the Most Vulnerable

    On July 8, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Making Medicaid Work for the Most Vulnerable.'' The 
purpose of this hearing was to continue reviewing the Medicaid 
program's current weaknesses and provide reasonable reforms. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from the Heritage 
Foundation, the Foundation for Government Accountability, and 
the National Academy for State Health Policy.

                       PPACA Pulse Check: Part 2

    On September 10, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``PPACA Pulse Check: Part 2.'' The purpose of 
this hearing was to focus on the readiness and implementation 
issues surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
Act. The Subcommittee received testimony from Equifax Workforce 
Solutions, Serco, CGI Federal, QSSI, Leavitt Partners, 
Employers for Flexibility in Health Care Coalition, and 
Pennsylvania Health Access Network.

   Obamacare Implementation Problems: More Than Just a Broken Website

    On November 14, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Obamacare Implementation Problems: More than 
Just a Broken Website.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
focus on the implementation of the Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, the Washington 
Policy Center, Georgetown University, Camden Bible Tabernacle, 
and a former commissioner of the Social Security 
Administration.

                Reviewing FDA's Implementation of FDASIA

    On November 15, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Reviewing FDA's Implementation of FDASIA.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to focus on the U.S. Food and 
Drug Administration's implementation of the Food and Drug 
Administration Safety and Innovation Act. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 Examining Federal Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps and Other Health 
                                Software

    On November 19, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining Federal Regulation of Mobile 
Medical Apps and Other Health Software.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to focus on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's 
final medical app guidance published in September 2013, and to 
examine H.R. 3303, Sensible Oversight for Technology which 
Advances Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 
McKesson Technology Solutions, Newborn Coalition, IBM Research, 
Qualcomm Incorporated, and the American Cancer Society.

    Medicare Advantage: What Beneficiaries Should Expect Under the 
                      President's Health Care Plan

    On December 4, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Medicare Advantage: What Beneficiaries 
Should Expect Under the President's Health Care Plan.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine the impact of the 
Affordable Care Act on the Medicare Advantage program and its 
beneficiaries. The Subcommittee received testimony from the 
American Action Forum, the California Association of Physician 
Groups, Boston Consulting Group, Medicare Rights Center, and 
Mathematica Policy Research.

               PPACA Implementation Problems: What's Next

    On December 11, 2013, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``PPACA Implementation Problems: What's 
Next?'' The purpose of the hearing was to focus on the 
implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
Act. The Subcommittee received testimony from the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services.

                             HEARINGS HELD

    Hearing entitled ``SGR: Data, Measures and Models; Building 
a Future Medicare Physician Payment System.'' (February 14, 
2013) Serial Number 113-6.
    Hearing entitled ``Fostering Innovation to Fight Waste, 
Fraud and Abuse in Health Care.'' (February 27, 2013) Serial 
Number 113-10.
    Hearing entitled ``Obamacare's Impact on Jobs.'' (March 13, 
2013) Serial Number 113-14.
    Hearing entitled ``Unaffordable: Impact of Obamacare on 
Americans' Health Insurance Premiums.'' (March 15, 2013) Serial 
Number 113-17.
    Hearing entitled ``Saving Seniors and Our Most Vulnerable 
Citizens from an Entitlement Crisis.'' (March 18, 2013) Serial 
Number 113-18.
    Hearing entitled ``Health Information Technologies: How 
Innovation Benefits Patients.'' (March 20, 2013) Serial Number 
113-21.
    Hearing entitled ``Protecting America's Sick and 
Chronically Ill.'' (April 3, 2013) Serial Number 113-24.
    Hearing entitled ``Reauthorization of Animal Drug User 
Fees: ADUFA and AGDUFA.'' (April 9, 2013) Serial Number 113-25.
    Hearing entitled ``Strengthening Medicare for Seniors: 
Understanding the Challenges of Traditional Medicare's Benefit 
Design.'' (April 11, 2013) Serial Number 113-28.
    Hearing entitled ``A Financial Review of the Department of 
Health and Human Services and Its FY 2014 Budget.'' (April 18, 
2013) Serial Number 113-33.
    Hearing entitled ``Securing Our Nation's Prescription Drug 
Supply Chain.'' (April 25, 2013) Serial Number 113-35.
    Hearing entitled ``Examining Drug Compounding.'' (May 23, 
2013) Serial Number 113-48.
    Hearing entitled ``Reforming SGR: Prioritizing Quality in a 
Modernized Physician Payment System.'' (June 5, 2013) Serial 
Number 113-50.
    Hearing entitled ``The Need for Medicaid Reform: A State 
Perspective.'' (June 12, 2013) Serial Number 113-51.
    Hearing entitled ``Examining the Federal Government's 
Response to the Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis.'' (June 14, 
2013) Serial Number 113-55.
    Hearing entitled ``A 21st Century Medicare: Bipartisan 
Proposals to Redesign the Program's Outdated Benefit 
Structure.'' (June 26, 2013) Serial Number 113-59.
    Hearing entitled ``Examining Reforms to Improve the 
Medicare Part B Drug Program for Seniors.'' (June 28, 2013) 
Serial Number 113-64.
    Hearing entitled ``Making Medicaid Work for the Most 
Vulnerable.'' (July 8, 2013) Serial Number 113-65.
    Hearing entitled ``Reforming the Drug Compounding 
Regulatory Framework.'' (July 16, 2013) Serial Number 113-70.
    Hearing entitled ``PPACA Pulse Check: Part 2.'' (September 
10, 2013) Serial Number 113-80.
    Hearing entitled ``Obamacare Implementation Problems: More 
than Just a Broken Website.'' (November 14, 2013) Serial Number 
113-95.
    Hearing entitled ``Reviewing FDA's Implementation of 
FDASIA.'' (November 15, 2013) Serial Number 113-98.
    Hearing entitled ``Examining Federal Regulation of Mobile 
Medical Apps and Other Health Software.'' (November 19, 2013) 
Serial Number 113-99.
    Hearing entitled ``Examining Public Health Legislation to 
Help Local Communities.'' (November 20, 2013) Serial Number 
113-101.
    Hearing entitled ``Medicare Advantage: What Beneficiaries 
Should Expect Under the President's Health Care Plan.'' 
(December 4, 2013) Serial Number 113-105.
    Hearing entitled ``PPACA Implementation Failures: What's 
Next?'' (December 11, 2013) Serial Number 113-108.
              Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

                             (Ratio 14-12)

TIM MURPHY, Pennsylvania, Chairman

DIANA DeGETTE, Colorado,             MICHAEL C. BURGESS, Texas,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman 
BRUCE L. BRALEY, Iowa                MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee
BEN RAY LUJAN, New Mexico            PHIL GINGREY, Georgia
JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois       STEVE SCALISE, Louisiana
G.K. BUTTERFIELD, North Carolina     GREGG HARPER, Mississippi
KATHY CASTOR, Florida                PETE OLSON, Texas
PETER WELCH, Vermont                 CORY GARDNER, Colorado
PAUL TONKO, New York                 H. MORGAN GRIFFITH, Virginia
JOHN YARMUTH, Kentucky               BILL JOHNSON, Ohio
GENE GREEN, Texas                    BILLY LONG, Missouri
JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan            RENEE L. ELLMERS, North Carolina
  (Ex Officio non-voting)            JOE BARTON, Texas
HENRY A. WAXMAN, California          FRED UPTON, Michigan
  (Ex Officio)                         (Ex Officio)

Jurisdiction: Responsibility for oversight of agencies, departments, 
and programs within the jurisdiction of the full committee, and for 
conducting investigations within such jurisdiction.

   HEARINGS AND INVESTIGATIVE ACTIVITIES PERTAINING TO HEALTH MATTERS


  Influenza: Perspective on Current Season and Update on Preparedness

    On February 13, 2013, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Influenza: Perspective 
on Current Season and Update on Preparedness.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to provide perspective on this year's flu 
season and address ongoing efforts at the Federal level to 
prepare for and respond to future influenza outbreaks. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 
and the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

    Health Information Technologies: Administration Perspectives on 
                       Innovation and Regulation

    On March 21, 2013, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Health Information 
Technologies: Administration Perspectives on Innovation and 
Regulation.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine the 
positions of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
(HHS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on new 
and emerging technologies and the regulatory regimes necessary 
to address them. The Subcommittee received testimony from HHS 
and FDA.

  A Continuing Investigation into the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak and 
                  Whether It Could Have Been Prevented

    On April 16, 2013, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``A Continuing 
Investigation into the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak and Whether 
It Could Have Been Prevented.'' The purpose of the hearing was 
to continue the Subcommittee's examination of the facts 
surrounding the 2012 outbreak of fungal meningitis caused by 
contaminated steroids made and distributed by the New England 
Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Massachusetts. The 
Subcommittee examined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's 
(FDA) history with drug compounding, and with NECC and its 
sister company, Ameridose. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from FDA.

  The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight and the 
    Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

    On April 24, 2013, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``The Center for 
Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight and the 
Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
Act.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine the 
implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
Act. The Subcommittee received testimony from the Center for 
Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight.

       Does HIPAA Help or Hinder Patient Care and Public Safety?

    On March 5, 2013, the Subcommittee hosted a bipartisan 
public forum, ``After Newtown: A National Conversation on 
Violence and Severe Mental Illness.'' During that forum, 
parents and psychiatrists raised concerns that the Health 
Information Portability and Accountability Act's (HIPAA) 
privacy rule may interfere with the timely and continuous flow 
of health information between health care providers, patients, 
and families, impeding patient care, and in some cases, public 
safety.
    On April 26, 2013, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Does HIPAA Help or 
Hinder Patient Care and Public Safety?'' The purpose of this 
hearing was to explore how HIPAA may interfere with patient 
care and public safety, either through misunderstanding or 
proper application, of the law. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
Office of Civil Rights, the University of Louisville's School 
of Medicine's Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law, 
Primary Children's Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry 
and Behavioral Health, United Hospital Fund, the Center for 
Democracy and Technology, and families impacted by HIPAA.

 Health Insurance Premiums Under the Patient Protection and Affordable 
                                Care Act

    On May 20, 2013, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Health Insurance 
Premiums under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
Act.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine the Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act's impact on health insurance 
premiums. The Subcommittee received testimony from the American 
Academy of Actuaries, Oliver Wyman Group, America's Health 
Insurance Plans, and the Center for American Progress.

Examining SAMHSA's Role in Delivering Services to the Severely Mentally 
                                  Ill

    On May 22, 2013, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examining SAMHSA's 
Role in Delivering Services to the Severely Mentally Ill.'' The 
hearing examined the role of Substance Abuse and Mental Health 
Services Administration, focusing on the Center for Mental 
Health Services and grants and programs that address serious 
mental illness (SMI). The Subcommittee received testimony from 
the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 
the Treatment Advocacy Center, American Enterprise Institute, 
Missouri's Department of Mental Health, and the father of a son 
with severe mental illness.

 Continuing Concerns Over Biowatch and the Surveillance of Bioterrorism

    On June 18, 2013, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Continuing Concerns 
Over BioWatch and the Surveillance of Bioterrorism.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine the effectiveness and 
efficiency of BioWatch, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS) program, and its relationship with the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention, and State and local public 
health authorities. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
the DHS' Office of Health Affairs and the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention's National Center for Emerging and 
Zoonotic Infections Diseases' Division of Preparedness and 
Emerging Infections.

Challenges Facing America's Businesses Under the Patient Protection and 
                          Affordable Care Act

    On June 26, 2013, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Challenges Facing 
America's Businesses under the Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's impact 
on America's businesses. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Ruby Falls, LLC, Hamill Manufacturing Company, Sparkle and 
Shine Cleaning Services, Inc., Hobby Works, the National Retail 
Federation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National 
Restaurant Association, and Main Street Alliance.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Implementation in the Wake 
                        of Administrative Delay

    On July 18, 2013, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act: Implementation in the Wake of 
Administrative Delay.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine the Administration's announcements regarding the 
employer mandate and eligibility verification requirements 
contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from the U.S. Department of 
Treasury.

            Two Weeks Until Enrollment: Questions for CCIIO

    On September 19, 2013, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Two Weeks Until 
Enrollment: Questions for CCIIO.'' The purpose of the hearing 
was to examine the impending start of enrollment for the 
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 
Services' Center for Consumer Information and Insurance 
Oversight.

                       Security of Healthcare.gov

    On November 19, 2013, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Security of 
HealthCare.gov.'' The purpose of the hearing was to focus on 
the issues surrounding the implementation of the Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act's (PPACA) health insurance 
exchanges and the security of HealthCare.gov. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 
Services, Foreground Security, Inc., Creative Computing 
Solutions, Inc., and MITRE Corporation.

   HEARINGS AND INVESTIGATIVE ACTIVITIES PERTAINING TO ENERGY MATTERS


DOE Management and Oversight of Its Nuclear Weapons Complex: Lessons of 
                       the Y-12 Security Failure

    On March 13, 2013, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``DOE Management and 
Oversight of Its Nuclear Weapons Complex: Lessons of the Y-12 
Security Failure.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine 
the management and oversight deficiencies identified in the 
wake of the July 28, 2012, security breakdown at the Y-12 
National Security Complex to help determine what is necessary 
to maintain the highest standards for safe and secure 
operations at Department of Energy nuclear weapons laboratories 
and production sites. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
the U.S. Department of Energy, Carnegie Institution of Science, 
Air Force, U.S. Government Accountability Office, and a former 
representative of the National Nuclear Security Administration.

 Department of Energy Oversight: What Is Necessary To Improve Project 
                  Management and Mission Performance?

    On July 24, 2013, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Department of Energy 
Oversight: What is Necessary to Improve Project Management and 
Mission Performance?'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine the Secretary of Energy's plans for reorganizing the 
U.S. Department of Energy's management structure, with a focus 
on how proposed changes will address key management and 
performance challenges that confront the agency. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from the Department of Energy 
and the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

   HEARINGS AND INVESTIGATIVE ACTIVITIES PERTAINING TO CYBERSECURITY 
                                MATTERS


    Cyber Espionage and the Theft of U.S. Intellectual Property and 
                               Technology

    On July 9, 2013, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Cyber Espionage and 
the Theft of U.S. Intellectual Property and Technology.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine the steps taken by the 
Federal government and the private sector to identify and 
mitigate the effects of cyber espionage on American companies. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from the Commission on the 
Theft of American Intellectual Property, the U.S.-China 
Economic and Security Review Commission, the Center for 
Strategic and International Studies' Technology and Public 
Policy Program, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

   HEARINGS AND INVESTIGATIVE ACTIVITIES PERTAINING TO JOBS AND THE 
                                ECONOMY


 The Impact of Patent Assertion Entities on Innovation and the Economy

    On November 14, 2013, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``The Impact of Patent 
Assertion Entities on Innovation and the Economy.'' The purpose 
of the hearing was to investigate the recent trends in patent 
assertion practices to gain a better understanding of their 
impact on businesses, both large and small, and on fostering an 
innovative marketplace. The hearing focused on the perspective 
of companies that had received demand letters from patent 
assertion entities and highlighted their related experiences in 
advance of litigation. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association, Newegg, Inc., Public 
Knowledge, University of California Hastings College of the 
Law, White Castle System, Inc., and FindTheBest.com.

    HEARINGS AND INVESTIGATIVE ACTIVITIES PERTAINING TO ENERGY AND 
                           ENVIROMENT MATTERS


         EPA's Regulatory Threat to Affordable, Reliable Energy

    On October 29, 2013, the Subcommittee held a hearing 
entitled ``EPA's Regulatory Threat to Affordable, Reliable 
Energy: The Perspective of Coal Communities.'' The Subcommittee 
received testimony from private citizens, the Boilermakers 
Local 154, Citizens for Coal, the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance, 
the Mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania, and the Center for 
American Progress Action Fund.

                             HEARINGS HELD

    Hearing entitled ``Influenza: Perspective on Current Season 
and Update on Preparedness.'' (February 13, 2013) Serial Number 
113-3.
    Hearing entitled ``DOE Management and Oversight of Its 
Nuclear Weapons Complex: Lessons of the Y-12 Security 
Failure.'' (March 13, 2013) Serial Number 113-13.
    Hearing entitled ``Health Information Technologies: 
Administration Perspectives on Innovation and Regulation.'' 
(March 21, 2013) Serial Number 113-22.
    Hearing entitled ``A Continuing Investigation into the 
Fungal Meningitis Outbreak and Whether It Could Have Been 
Prevented.'' (April 16, 2013) Serial Number 113-31.
    Hearing entitled ``The Center for Consumer Information and 
Insurance Oversight and the Implementation of the Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act.'' (April 24, 2013) Serial 
Number 113-34.
    Hearing entitled ``Does HIPAA Help or Hinder Patient Care 
and Public Safety?'' (April 26, 2013) Serial Number 113-37.
    Hearing entitled ``Health Insurance Premiums Under the 
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.'' (May 20, 2013) 
Serial Number 113-44.
    Hearing entitled ``Examining SAMHSA's Role in Delivering 
Services to the Severely Mentally Ill.'' (May 22, 2013) Serial 
Number 113-47.
    Hearing entitled ``Continuing Concerns Over BioWatch and 
the Surveillance of Bioterrorism.'' (June 18, 2013) Serial 
Number 113-56.
    Hearing entitled ``Challenges Facing America's Businesses 
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.'' (June 
26, 2013) Serial Number 113-60.
    Hearing entitled ``Cyber Espionage and the Theft of U.S. 
Intellectual Property and Technology.'' (July 9, 2013) Serial 
Number 113-67.
    Hearing entitled ``Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
Act: Implementation in the Wake of Administrative Delay.'' 
(July 18, 2013) Serial Number 113-72.
    Hearing entitled ``Department of Energy Oversight: What is 
Necessary to Improve Project Management and Mission 
Performance?'' (July 24, 2013) Serial Number 113-76.
    Hearing entitled ``Two Weeks Until Enrollment: Questions 
for CCIIO.'' (September 19, 2013) Serial Number 113-84.
    Hearing entitled ``EPA's Regulatory Threat to Affordable, 
Reliable Energy: The Perspective of Coal Communities.'' 
(October 29, 2013) Serial Number 113-89.
    Hearing entitled ``The Impact of Patent Assertion Entities 
on Innovation and the Economy.'' (November 14, 2013) Serial 
Number 113-96.
    Hearing entitled ``Security of HealthCare.gov.'' (November 
19, 2013) Serial Number 113-100.

Oversight Plan for the Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of 
                    Representatives, 113th Congress

    During the 113th Congress, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce will hold hearings and conduct rigorous oversight over 
matters within its jurisdiction. The Committee will conduct 
thorough oversight, reach conclusions based on an objective 
review of the facts, and treat witnesses fairly. The Committee 
will request information in a responsible manner that is 
calculated to be helpful to the Committee in its oversight 
responsibilities. The Committee's oversight functions will 
focus on: 1) cutting government spending through the 
elimination of waste, fraud, and abuse and 2) ensuring laws are 
adequate to protect the public interest or are being 
implemented in a manner that protects the public interest, 
without stifling economic growth.

                      HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE ISSUES


               PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

    In the 113th Congress, the Committee will continue to 
examine issues related to the Department of Health and Human 
Services implementation of Public Law 111-148, The Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the related 
Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public 
Law 111-152. This will include the numerous provisions 
contained within the law that affect the private insurance 
market in the United States, the creation of health insurance 
exchanges, and the operation of those exchanges by either the 
states or the federal government. The Committee will also 
examine the regulations and requirements imposed on both small 
and large businesses, and the law's effects on individuals.
    The Committee will also evaluate what controls are in place 
to prevent bias, waste, fraud, and abuse in the management of 
PPACA and its programs. The Committee will monitor deadlines 
imposed on HHS by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
Act and examine what procedures HHS has in place for meeting 
those deadlines and/or complying with missed deadlines. The 
Committee will examine what programs HHS has in place to 
improve the availability of reliable, consumer-oriented 
information on the cost and quality of health care goods, 
services, and providers. The Committee will also examine the 
status and future of employer-sponsored health care plans as 
well as the effects of PPACA's enactment on the states. The 
Committee will examine the impact of PPACA and its implementing 
regulations on the economy, consumers, and the health care 
industry as well as the process by which those regulations are 
drafted.

               CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES

    The Committee will review the management, operations, and 
activity of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 
(CMS) and the programs it administers. The Committee will 
examine and review Medicare and Medicaid management and 
activity as it relates to ongoing Committee efforts to prevent 
bias, waste, fraud, and abuse in federal health care programs, 
particularly in the implementation of PPACA. The Committee will 
investigate the process by which CMS implements statutory 
formulas to set prices for Medicare payment, as well as the 
effectiveness of those formulas. The Committee will evaluate 
the competitive bidding process for durable medical equipment 
and examine ways to use similar programs in Medicare and 
Medicare Advantage plans. The Committee will examine the 
effects that the Medicaid expansion included in PPACA will have 
on state budgets, the budgets of individuals and families, the 
budgets of providers currently providing uncompensated care, 
and the impact it may have on access to health insurance and 
health care. The Committee will investigate the processes by 
which CMS prevents bias, waste, fraud, and abuse in the award 
of government contracts.

              FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION AND DRUG SAFETY

    The Committee will review whether the Food and Drug 
Administration (FDA) is ensuring that regulated drugs are safe, 
effective, and available to American patients in an expeditious 
fashion. The Committee will also explore the interplay between 
these policies and drug innovation, both in the United States 
and abroad. Further, the Committee will examine FDA's 
enforcement of current drug safety laws and the issues involved 
in protecting the nation's supply chains against economically 
motivated and other forms of adulteration. The Committee will 
continue its investigation of FDA's handling of the 2012 fungal 
meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated, compounded drugs.

                             PUBLIC HEALTH

    The Committee will examine the roles of various federal 
agencies involved in insuring and protecting the public health, 
including the implementation and management of these programs. 
In particular, the Committee will review federal efforts on 
mental health and pandemic preparedness, including influenza 
preparedness.

                                TOBACCO

    The Committee will examine the implementation of the 2009 
Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, including 
regulatory actions by the Food and Drug Administration.

                     ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT ISSUES


                         NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY

    During the 113th Congress, the Committee will examine 
issues relating to national energy policy, including U.S. 
policies that relate to production, supply, and consumption of 
electricity, oil and natural gas, coal, hydroelectric power, 
nuclear power, hydraulic fracturing, and renewable energy. The 
Committee will examine the impact of government policies and 
programs on the exploration, production, and development of 
domestic energy resources, including issues relating to the 
nation's current energy infrastructure. The Committee will also 
continue to examine safety and security issues relating to 
energy exploration, production and distribution.

                          ELECTRICITY MARKETS

    The Committee will review federal electricity policies of 
the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission (FERC) to ensure that those policies 
promote competitive wholesale power markets, transmission, and 
generation infrastructure upgrades, and compliance with 
relevant statutes. It will also examine the activities of the 
DOE and FERC relating to electric industry restructuring, 
protection of consumers, and the development of efficient and 
vigorous wholesale markets for electricity.

  MANAGEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ITS NATIONAL LABORATORIES

    The Committee will oversee management and operations issues 
at the Department of Energy (DOE), including oversight, 
management, and operations of the National Nuclear Security 
Administration (NNSA) and the national laboratories. The 
Committee's oversight work will include a review of the 
implementation of security and safety reforms at NNSA and DOE 
facilities, ongoing safety and security matters, the Office of 
Environmental Management's cleanup program, and DOE's 
implementation of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act.

                             YUCCA MOUNTAIN

    The Committee will examine the financial and other 
implications of DOE's decision to abandon licensing for Yucca 
Mountain as a nuclear waste repository, and the potential 
impact of this action on the future of nuclear energy in the 
United States. The Committee will also continue to examine the 
actions of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in 
connection with its obligations under the Nuclear Waste Policy 
Act.

                   THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

    The Committee will review the activities of the Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission. The Committee will examine NRC's budget 
requests and conduct oversight of the manner in which the 
Commission discharges its various responsibilities, including 
licensing activity, the safety and security of nuclear power 
facilities, and the agency's post-Fukushima regulatory changes.

                             CLEAN AIR ACT

    The Committee will continue to review significant 
rulemakings under the Clean Air Act and the potential economic 
and job impacts of those rulemakings on the energy, 
manufacturing and construction industries and other critical 
sectors of the U.S. economy, as well as any public health and 
environmental benefits of the regulations. The Committee's 
review will include oversight of the Environmental Protection 
Agency's (EPA) decisions, strategies and actions to meet Clean 
Air Act standards, and the current role of cost, employment and 
feasibility considerations in Clean Air Act rulemakings.

                             CLIMATE CHANGE

    The Committee will continue to monitor international 
negotiations on efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions in 
connection with concerns about global climate change. In 
addition, the Committee will examine the EPA's efforts to 
regulate domestic greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air 
Act based on its endangerment finding. The Committee will 
consider whether such agreements and regulatory efforts are 
scientifically well grounded. The Committee will also review 
the activities undertaken in this area by the Department of 
Energy (DOE), the Department of Health and Human Services 
(HHS), and other agencies within the Committee's jurisdiction, 
including efforts to prepare for and respond to weather events 
and natural disasters in the future.

                     EPA MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS

    The Committee intends to conduct general oversight of the 
EPA, including review of the agency's funding decisions, 
resource allocation, grants, research activities, enforcement 
actions, relations with State and local governments, public 
transparency, and respect for economic, procedural, public 
health, and environmental standards in regulatory actions. The 
oversight will also include EPA program management and 
implementation, including efforts to reduce fraud and abuse in 
the renewable fuels program.

                 INVESTMENT IN THE GREEN ENERGY SECTOR

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, or the 
stimulus) provided $84.6 billion in new spending for the green 
energy sector, as well as $21.6 billion in tax credits for 
energy, transport, and climate science. The Committee will 
continue to review how this money was spent; the development of 
new technologies, products, and businesses focused on green 
energy; and how this spending has impacted the domestic 
suppliers or manufacturers of alternative energy products.

                  COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY ISSUES


        A MODERN COMMUNICATIONS FRAMEWORK FOR THE INNOVATION AGE

    The Committee will exercise its jurisdiction over wired and 
wireless communications to ensure our nation's policies 
governing voice, video, audio and data services are promoting 
investment, innovation and job creation. The country's current 
regulatory regime takes a siloed approach in which different 
technological platforms--such as wireline, wireless, broadcast, 
cable, and satellite--are regulated differently based on 
regulations that may be decades old. As we move deeper into the 
Internet era, however, providers are increasingly using these 
platforms to offer the same or similar services. The committee 
will examine whether these regulations should be updated to 
better meet the communications needs of the country and ensure 
its citizens enjoy cutting edge services, as well as the 
economic benefits they bring.

                   FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

    During the 113th Congress, the Committee will conduct 
oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 
including the effect of the FCC's decisions on innovation and 
the U.S. economy. Among other things, the Committee will 
evaluate the impact generally of FCC actions on voice, video, 
audio, and data services, and on public safety. The Committee 
will pay particular attention to whether the FCC conducts cost-
benefit and market analyses before imposing regulations. The 
Committee will also conduct oversight to improve FCC procedures 
and transparency.

                          SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT

    The Committee will conduct oversight of the Federal 
Communications Commission's and the National Telecommunications 
and Information Administration's (NTIA) management and 
allocation of the nation's spectrum for commercial and 
government use. Spectrum is increasingly being used to provide 
voice, video, audio, and data services to consumers. The 
Committee will evaluate spectrum-management policies to ensure 
efficient use of the public airwaves for innovative 
communications services. The Committee will also examine 
whether plans for allocating spectrum maximizes broadband 
deployment and encourages investment. The Committee will pay 
particular attention to FCC and NTIA implementation of the 
Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, which is 
intended to make more spectrum available for mobile broadband 
services as well as raise as much as $7 billion in spectrum 
auction proceeds to help build a nationwide, interoperable 
public safety broadband network.

                               BROADBAND

    The Committee will investigate whether regulatory policies 
are helping or hindering broadband deployment. For example, the 
Committee will conduct oversight of the $7 billion dollars 
allocated by the ARRA to the National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration and the Rural Utility Service (RUS) 
for broadband grants and loans. In particular, the Committee 
will examine what procedures are in place to control waste, 
fraud, and abuse of broadband stimulus funds, whether the funds 
were appropriately targeted, and the impact of the funding on 
jobs and the economy.

                          INTERNET GOVERNANCE

    The Committee will exercise its jurisdiction over wired and 
wireless communications to ensure continued growth and 
investment in the Internet. In particular, the Committee will 
monitor efforts to replace the successful multi-stakeholder 
model of Internet governance--in which non-governmental 
entities develop best practices for the management of Internet 
networks and content--with regulation.

                      PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS

    The Committee will examine whether the communications needs 
of first responders are being met. The Committee will examine 
the progress being made to ensure that first responders have 
interoperable communications capabilities with local, state, 
and federal public safety officials. The Committee will also 
consider whether first responders have an adequate amount of 
spectrum for voice, video, and data transmissions. In addition, 
the Committee will conduct oversight regarding the 
implementation of legacy 911 and Next Generation 911 (NG911) 
services. NG911 relies on IP-based architecture rather than the 
PSTN-based architecture of legacy 911 to provide an expanded 
array of emergency communications services that encompass both 
the core functionalities of legacy E911 and additional 
functionalities that take advantage of the enhanced 
capabilities of IP-based devices and networks.

               COMMERCE, MANUFACTURING, AND TRADE ISSUES


                       PRIVACY AND DATA SECURITY

    In the 113th Congress, the Committee will examine issues 
relating to the privacy and security of information and data 
collected by businesses about consumers and the potential for 
improving protection without undercutting innovative uses that 
benefit consumers and the economy. Further, the Committee will 
continue to review the manner in which fraud and other criminal 
issues affect e-commerce.

                        MANUFACTURING AND TRADE

    The Committee will explore the state of manufacturing in 
the United States to identify factors that are hampering or 
furthering U.S. competitiveness. The Committee will review the 
issues presented by the globalization of production and 
manufacturing networks, including the integrity of products and 
components assembled overseas and the impact on national 
security.

            DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS

    The Committee will conduct oversight of the Commerce 
Department and complementary or conflicting federal efforts to 
promote U.S. manufacturing, exports, and trade, including 
efforts to lower or eliminate non-tariff barriers and harmonize 
regulation of products sold internationally where other 
countries share our health, safety, and consumer protection 
goals.

      CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS

    The Committee will continue oversight of the CPSC and its 
implementation and enforcement of laws and regulations relating 
to the safety of consumer products, including the agency's 
implementation of Public Law No. 112-28 and determination of 
priorities.

                    NHTSA MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS

    The Committee intends to conduct oversight of the National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, including the costs and 
benefits of its regulations, research activities, 
investigations, and enforcement actions pertaining to motor 
vehicle and motor coach safety.

           FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS

    The Committee will conduct oversight of the Federal Trade 
Commission's management and operations, including the impact of 
its decisions and actions on the general public and the 
business community, its determination of priorities and the 
need, if any, for refinement of its authorities.

                             MISCELLANEOUS


                             CYBERSECURITY

    The Committee will exercise its jurisdiction over 
cybersecurity to ensure the country is well protected while at 
the same time avoiding one-size-fits all approaches that hinder 
the flexibility of commercial and governmental actors need to 
combat the rapidly evolving threats. The Committee will also 
review the efforts of agencies within its jurisdiction to 
secure their networks consistent with the Homeland Security Act 
of 2002. This Act included a separate legislative provision 
entitled the Federal Information Security Management Act, which 
reauthorized and enhanced a government-wide cyber security 
program under the direction of the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB).

                           STIMULUS SPENDING

    In the 113th Congress, the Committee will continue to 
monitor issues of waste, fraud, abuse, and effectiveness of 
spending related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment.

                 BIOTERRORISM PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

    The Committee continues its investigation of the BioWatch 
program, the nation's first early detection and warning 
capability for biological attacks, and its impact on the 
nation's public health system. Among the goals of this 
investigation are to determine how the BioWatch program is 
performing and whether it is meeting public protection goals. 
The Committee will continue to review the implementation of the 
Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and 
Response Act of 2002 by HHS, and the extent of the coordination 
between HHS and the Department of Homeland Security.

         FEDERAL OVERSIGHT OF HIGH-CONTAINMENT BIO LABORATORIES

    The Committee will examine issues related to high-
containment bio laboratories, which handle some of the world's 
most exotic and dangerous diseases, including anthrax, 
smallpox, foot and mouth disease and Ebola virus. Among the 
issues under review are whether Federal plans or efforts to 
oversee high-containment bio laboratories are adequate, and 
whether some of these efforts are duplicative and overlapping.

            ANTI-TERRORISM SECURITY FOR CHEMICAL FACILITIES

    The Committee will continue its oversight of the Department 
of Homeland Security's implementation of the Chemical 
Facilities Anti-Terrorism Program, originally authorized in 
Section 550 of P.L. 109-295, the Homeland Security 
Appropriations Act of 2007. The Committee will continue to 
examine whether taxpayer funds are spent prudently and the 
extent to which the Department is advancing the purpose of 
securing chemical facilities against terrorist threats.

           GOVERNMENT SCIENTIFIC AND RISK ASSESSMENT PROGRAMS

    During the 113th Congress, the Committee will examine 
issues relating to the numerous federal science programs 
assessing public health risks, including the Integrated Risk 
Information System at the Environmental Protection Agency, the 
Report on Carcinogens produced by the National Toxicology 
Program at the Department of Health and Human Services, and 
assessments proposed or ongoing in other federal departments 
and agencies. The Committee will review programs to assess the 
objectives, transparency, and integrity of scientific 
assessments that inform regulatory and public health policies.

                          CONTROLLING SPENDING

    The Committee will examine Departments and agencies under 
its jurisdiction to assure adequate and prompt implementation 
of recommendations from the Administration, the Offices of 
Inspectors General, the GAO or other sources to achieve cost 
savings or eliminate wasteful spending.

                        CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

    In June 2006, the Bush Administration issued a National 
Infrastructure Protection Plan. This plan created a process by 
which the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is to identify 
critical assets and assess their vulnerabilities and risks due 
to loss or natural disaster. During the 113th Congress, the 
Committee will review the Department's activities with respect 
to identifying high-priority assets and implementing plans to 
protect these assets in areas within the Committee's 
jurisdiction.

                           NUCLEAR SMUGGLING

    The Committee will continue to monitor Federal government 
and private sector efforts at border crossings, seaports, and 
mail facilities. The Committee's review will analyze and assess 
Customs' and DOE's efforts and the utility of equipment aimed 
at detecting and preventing the smuggling of dangerous 
commerce, particularly nuclear and radiological weapons of mass 
destruction.

                              PUBLIC LAWS

    This list includes: (1) legislation on which the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce acted directly, (2) legislation 
developed through Committee participation in House-Senate 
conferences, and (3) legislation which included provisions 
within the Committee's jurisdiction, including legislation 
enacted by reference as part of other legislation.

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              Public Law                    Date Approved                 Bill                    Title
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
113-5................................  3/13/2013..............  H.R. 307...............  Pandemic and All-
                                                                                          Hazards Preparedness
                                                                                          Reauthorization Act of
                                                                                          2013.
113-14...............................  6/13/2013..............  S. 622/H.R. 1407, H.R.   Animal Drug and Animal
                                                                 1408.                    Generic Drug User Fee
                                                                                          Reauthorization Act of
                                                                                          2013.
113-23...............................  8/9/2013...............  H.R. 267...............  Hydropower Regulatory
                                                                                          Efficiency Act of
                                                                                          2013.
113-48...............................  11/6/2013..............  H.R. 2094..............  School Access to
                                                                                          Emergency Epinephrine
                                                                                          Act.
113-51...............................  11/21/2013.............  S.330/H.R. 698.........  HIV Organ Policy Equity
                                                                                          Act.
113-54...............................  11/21/2013.............  H.R. 3204, H.R. 1919,    Drug Quality and
                                                                 H.R. 3089.               Security Act,
                                                                                          Safeguarding America's
                                                                                          Pharmaceuticals Act of
                                                                                          2013, Compounding
                                                                                          Clarity Act of 2013.
113-55...............................  11/27/2013.............  S.252/H.R. 541, S.       PREEMIE Reauthorization
                                                                 1561, H.R. 225.          Act, CHIMP Act
                                                                                          Amendments of 2013,
                                                                                          National Pediatric
                                                                                          Research Network Act
                                                                                          of 2013.
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     HEARINGS HELD PURSUANT TO CLAUSES 2(n), (o), OR (p) OF RULE XI
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          Serial No.                 Hearing Title       Hearing Date(s)
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113-6.........................  SGR: Data, Measures     February 14,
                                 and Models; Building    2013
                                 a Future Medicare
                                 Physician Payment
                                 System. (Subcommittee
                                 on Health).
113-9.........................  Is the Broadband        February 27,
                                 Stimulus Working?       2013
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Communications and
                                 Technology).
113-10........................  Fostering Innovation    February 27,
                                 To Fight Waste, Fraud   2013
                                 and Abuse in Health
                                 Care. (Subcommittee
                                 on Health).
113-13........................  DOE Management and      March 13, 2013
                                 Oversight of Its
                                 Nuclear Weapons
                                 Complex: Lessons of
                                 the Y-12 Security
                                 Failure.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Oversight and
                                 Investigations).
113-15........................  The Chemical            March 14, 2013
                                 Facilities Anti-
                                 Terrorism Standards
                                 (CFATS) Program: A
                                 Progress Update.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Environment and the
                                 Economy).
113-16........................  Oversight of FirstNet   March 14, 2013
                                 and Emergency
                                 Communications.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Communications and
                                 Technology).
113-28........................  Strengthening Medicare  April 11, 2013
                                 for Seniors:
                                 Understanding the
                                 Challenges of
                                 Traditional
                                 Medicare's Benefit
                                 Design. (Subcommittee
                                 on Health).
113-35........................  Securing Our Nation's   April 25, 2013
                                 Prescription Drug
                                 Supply Chain.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-36........................  The Lifeline Fund:      April 25, 2013
                                 Money Well Spent?
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Communications and
                                 Technology).
113-45........................  Cyber Threats and       May 21, 2013
                                 Security Solutions.
                                 (Full Committee).
113-46........................  Cybersecurity: An       May 21, 2013
                                 Examination of the
                                 Communications Supply
                                 Chain. (Subcommittee
                                 on Communications and
                                 Technology).
113-50........................  Reforming SGR:          June 5, 2013
                                 Prioritizing Quality
                                 in a Modernized
                                 Physician Payment
                                 System. (Subcommittee
                                 on Health).
113-51........................  The Need for Medicaid   June 12, 2013
                                 Reform: A State
                                 Perspective.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-54........................  Title I of the Toxic    June 13, 2013
                                 Substance Control
                                 Act: Understanding
                                 Its History and
                                 Reviewing Its Impact..
113-55........................  Examining the Federal   June 14, 2013
                                 Government's Response
                                 to the Prescription
                                 Drug Abuse Crisis.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-56........................  Continuing Concerns     June 18, 2013
                                 Over BioWatch and the
                                 Surveillance of
                                 Bioterrorism.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Oversight and
                                 Investigations).
113-59........................  A 21st Century          June 26, 2013
                                 Medicare: Bipartisan
                                 Proposals to Redesign
                                 the Program's
                                 Outdated Benefit
                                 Structure.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-64........................  Examining Reforms To    June 28, 2013
                                 Improve the Medicare
                                 Part B Drug Program
                                 for Seniors.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-65........................  Making Medicaid Work    July 8, 2013
                                 for the Most
                                 Vulnerable.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-67........................  Cyber Espionage and     July 9, 2013
                                 the Theft of U.S.
                                 Intellectual Property
                                 and Technology.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Oversight and
                                 Investigations).
113-68........................  Regulation of New       July 11, 2013
                                 Chemicals, Protection
                                 of Confidential
                                 Business Information,
                                 and Innovation.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Environment and the
                                 Economy).
113-82........................  The Obama               September 18,
                                 Administration's        2013
                                 Climate Change
                                 Policies and
                                 Activities.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
113-83........................  Regulation of Existing  September 18,
                                 Chemicals and the       2013
                                 Role of Pre-Emption
                                 Under Sections 6 and
                                 18 of the Toxic
                                 Substances Control
                                 Act. (Subcommittee on
                                 Environment and the
                                 Economy).
113-103.......................  Oversight of FirstNet   November 21,
                                 and the Advancement     2013
                                 of Public Safety
                                 Wireless
                                 Communications.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Communications and
                                 Technology).
113-105.......................  Medicare Advantage:     December 4, 2013
                                 What Beneficiaries
                                 Should Expect Under
                                 the President's
                                 Health Care Plan.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
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        PRINTED HEARINGS OF THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE
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          Serial No.                 Hearing Title       Hearing Date(s)
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113-1.........................  American Energy         February 5, 2013
                                 Security and
                                 Innovation: An
                                 Assessment of North
                                 America's Energy
                                 Resources.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
113-2.........................  Fighting for Internet   February 5, 2013
                                 Freedom: Dubai and
                                 Beyond..
113-3.........................  Influenza: Perspective  February 13,
                                 on Current Season and   2013
                                 Update on
                                 Preparedness.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Oversight and
                                 Investigations).
113-4.........................  Satellite Video 101.    February 13,
                                 (Subcommittee on        2013
                                 Communications and
                                 Technology).
113-5.........................  Our Nation of           February 14,
                                 Builders:               2013
                                 Manufacturing in
                                 America.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Commerce,
                                 Manufacturing, and
                                 Trade).
113-6.........................  SGR: Data, Measures     February 14,
                                 and Models: Building    2013
                                 a Future Medicare
                                 Physician Payment
                                 System. (Subcommittee
                                 on Health).
113-7.........................  The Role of the States  February 15,
                                 in Protecting the       2013
                                 Environment Under
                                 Current Law.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Environment and the
                                 Economy).
113-8.........................  American Energy         February 26,
                                 Security and            2013
                                 Innovation: An
                                 Assessment of Private-
                                 Sector Successes and
                                 Opportunities in
                                 Energy Efficient
                                 Technologies.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
113-9.........................  Is the Broadband        February 27,
                                 Stimulus Working?       2013
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Communications and
                                 Technology).
113-10........................  Fostering Innovation    February 27,
                                 To Fight Waste, Fraud   2013
                                 and Abuse in Health
                                 Care. (Subcommittee
                                 on Health).
113-11........................  The Nuclear Regulatory  February 28,
                                 Commission: Policy      2013
                                 and Governance
                                 Challenges.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Environment and the
                                 Economy and
                                 Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
113-12........................  American Energy         March 5, 2013
                                 Security and
                                 Innovation: The Role
                                 of a Diverse
                                 Electricity
                                 Generation Portfolio.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
113-13........................  DOE Management and      March 13, 2013
                                 Oversight of Its
                                 Nuclear Weapons
                                 Complex: Lessons of
                                 the Y-12 Security
                                 Failure.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Oversight and
                                 Investigations).
113-14........................  Obamacare's Impact on   March 13, 2013
                                 Jobs. (Subcommittee
                                 on Health).
113-15........................  The Chemical            March 14, 2013
                                 Facilities Anti-
                                 Terrorism Standards
                                 (CFATS) Program: A
                                 Progress Update.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Environment and the
                                 Economy).
113-16........................  Oversight of FirstNet   March 14, 2013
                                 and Emergency
                                 Communications.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Communications and
                                 Technology).
113-17........................  Unaffordable: Impact    March 15, 2013
                                 of Obamacare on
                                 Americans' Health
                                 Insurance Premiums.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-18........................  Saving Seniors and Our  March 18, 2013
                                 Most Vulnerable
                                 Citizens from an
                                 Entitlement Crisis.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-19........................  American Energy         March 19, 2013
                                 Security and
                                 Innovation: The Role
                                 of Regulators and
                                 Grid Operators in
                                 Meeting Natural Gas
                                 and Electric
                                 Coordination
                                 Challenges.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
113-20........................  Health Information      March 19, 2013
                                 Technologies:
                                 Harnessing Wireless
                                 Innovation.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Communications and
                                 Technology).
113-21........................  Health Information      March 20, 2013
                                 Technologies: How
                                 Innovation Benefits
                                 Patients.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-22........................  Health Information      March 21, 2013
                                 Technologies:
                                 Administration
                                 Perspectives on
                                 Innovation and
                                 Regulation.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Oversight and
                                 Investigations).
113-23........................  Our Nation of           March 21, 2013
                                 Builders: The
                                 Strength of Steel.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Commerce,
                                 Manufacturing, and
                                 Trade).
113-24........................  Protecting America's    April 3, 2013
                                 Sick and Chronically
                                 Ill. (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-25........................  Reauthorization of      April 9, 2013
                                 Animal Drug User
                                 Fees: ADUFA and
                                 AGDUFA. (Subcommittee
                                 on Health).
113-26........................  H.R. 3, the ``Northern  April 10, 2013
                                 Route Approval Act.''
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
113-27........................  Our Nation of           April 10, 2013
                                 Builders: Powering
                                 U.S. Automobile
                                 Manufacturing
                                 Forward.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Commerce,
                                 Manufacturing, and
                                 Trade).
113-28........................  Strengthening Medicare  April 11, 2013
                                 for Seniors:
                                 Understanding the
                                 Challenges of
                                 Traditional
                                 Medicare's Benefit
                                 Design. (Subcommittee
                                 on Health).
113-29........................  H.R. __, the ``Coal     April 11, 2013
                                 Ash Recycling and
                                 Oversight Act of
                                 2013.'' (Subcommittee
                                 on Environment and
                                 the Economy).
113-30........................  Discussion Draft of     April 12, 2013
                                 the Energy Consumers
                                 Relief Act of 2013.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
113-31........................  A Continuing            April 16, 2013
                                 Investigation Into
                                 the Fungal Meningitis
                                 Outbreak and Whether
                                 It Could Have Been
                                 Prevented.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Oversight and
                                 Investigations).
113-32........................  Discussion Draft of     April 18, 2013
                                 H.R. __, the Global
                                 Investment in
                                 American Jobs Act of
                                 2013. (Subcommittee
                                 on Commerce,
                                 Manufacturing, and
                                 Trade).
113-33........................  A Financial Review of   April 18, 2013
                                 the Department of
                                 Health and Human
                                 Services and Its FY
                                 2014 Budget.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-34........................  The Center for          April 24, 2013
                                 Consumer Information
                                 and Insurance
                                 Oversight and the
                                 Implementation of the
                                 Patient Protection
                                 and Affordable Care
                                 Act. (Subcommittee on
                                 Oversight and
                                 Investigations).
113-35........................  Securing Our Nation's   April 25, 2013
                                 Prescription Drug
                                 Supply Chain.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-36........................  The Lifeline Fund:      April 25, 2013
                                 Money Well Spent?
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Communications and
                                 Technology).
113-37........................  Does HIPAA Help or      April 26, 2013
                                 Hinder Patient Care
                                 and Public Safety?
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Oversight and
                                 Investigations).
113-38........................  U.S. Energy Abundance:  May 7, 2013
                                 Exports and the
                                 Changing Global
                                 Energy Landscape.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
113-39........................  Vacation Nation: How    May 7, 2013
                                 Tourism Benefits Our
                                 Economy.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Commerce,
                                 Manufacturing, and
                                 Trade).
113-40........................  American Energy         May 9, 2013
                                 Security and
                                 Innovation: Grid
                                 Reliability
                                 Challenges in a
                                 Shifting Energy
                                 Resource Landscape.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
113-41........................  Fraud on the Elderly:   May 16, 2013
                                 A Growing Concern for
                                 a Growing Population.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Commerce,
                                 Manufacturing, and
                                 Trade).
113-42........................  The Fiscal Year 2014    May 16, 2013
                                 Environmental
                                 Protection Agency
                                 Budget. (Subcommittee
                                 on Environment and
                                 the Economy and
                                 Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
113-43........................  Three legislative       May 17, 2013,
                                 proposals entitled     May 22, 2013
                                 the ``Federal and
                                 State Partnership for
                                 Environmental
                                 Protection Act of
                                 2013;'' the
                                 ``Reducing Excessive
                                 Deadline Obligations
                                 Act of 2013;'' and
                                 the ``Federal
                                 Facility
                                 Accountability Act of
                                 2013.'' (Subcommittee
                                 on Environment and
                                 the Economy).
113-44........................  Health Insurance        May 20, 2013
                                 Premiums Under the
                                 Patient Protection
                                 and Affordable Care
                                 Act. (Subcommittee on
                                 Oversight and
                                 Investigations).
113-45........................  Cyber Threats and       May 21, 2013
                                 Security Solutions.
                                 (Full Committee).
113-46........................  Cybersecurity: An       May 21, 2013
                                 Examination of the
                                 Communications Supply
                                 Chain. (Subcommittee
                                 on Communications and
                                 Technology).
113-47........................  Examining SAMHSA's      May 22, 2013
                                 Role in Delivering
                                 Services to the
                                 Severely Mentally
                                 Ill. (Subcommittee on
                                 Oversight and
                                 Investigations).
113-48........................  Examining Drug          May 23, 2013
                                 Compounding.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-49........................  Our Nation of           June 4, 2013
                                 Builders: Home
                                 Economics.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Commerce,
                                 Manufacturing, and
                                 Trade).
113-50........................  Reforming SGR:          June 5, 2013
                                 Prioritizing Quality
                                 in a Modernized
                                 Physician Payment
                                 System. (Subcommittee
                                 on Health).
113-51........................  The Need for Medicaid   June 12, 2013
                                 Reform: A State
                                 Perspective.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-52........................  The Satellite           June 12, 2013
                                 Television Law:
                                 Repeal, Reauthorize,
                                 or Revise?
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Communications and
                                 Technology).
113-53........................  The Fiscal Year 2014    June 13, 2013
                                 U.S. Department of
                                 Energy Budget.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
113-54........................  Title I of the Toxic    June 13, 2013
                                 Substance Control
                                 Act: Understanding
                                 Its History and
                                 Reviewing Its Impact.
113-55........................  Examining the Federal   June 14, 2013
                                 Government's Response
                                 to the Prescription
                                 Drug Abuse Crisis.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-56........................  Continuing Concerns     June 18, 2013
                                 Over BioWatch and the
                                 Surveillance of
                                 Bioterrorism.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Oversight and
                                 Investigations).
113-57........................  U.S. Energy Abundance:  June 18, 2013
                                 Regulatory, Market,
                                 and Legal Barriers to
                                 Export. (Subcommittee
                                 on Energy and Power).
113-58........................  U.S. Energy Abundance:  June 20, 2013
                                 Manufacturing
                                 Competitiveness and
                                 America's Energy
                                 Advantage.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Commerce,
                                 Manufacturing, and
                                 Trade and
                                 Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
113-59........................  A 21st Century          June 26, 2013
                                 Medicare: Bipartisan
                                 Proposals To Redesign
                                 the Program's
                                 Outdated Benefit
                                 Structure.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-60........................  Challenges Facing       June 26, 2013
                                 America's Businesses
                                 Under the Patient
                                 Protection and
                                 Affordable Care Act.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Oversight and
                                 Investigations).
113-61........................  Overview of the         June 26, 2013
                                 Renewable Fuel
                                 Standard: Government
                                 Perspectives.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
113-62........................  A Tangle of Trade       June 27, 2013
                                 Barriers: How India's
                                 Industrial Policy Is
                                 Hurting U.S.
                                 Companies.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Commerce,
                                 Manufacturing, and
                                 Trade).
113-63........................  Equipping Carriers and  June 27, 2013
                                 Agencies in the
                                 Wireless Era.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Communications and
                                 Technology).
113-64........................  Examining Reforms To    June 28, 2013
                                 Improve the Medicare
                                 Part B Drug Program
                                 for Seniors.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-65........................  Making Medicaid Work    July 8, 2013
                                 for the Most
                                 Vulnerable.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-66........................  H.R. 1900, Natural Gas  July 9, 2013
                                 Pipeline Permitting
                                 Reform Act.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
113-67........................  Cyber Espionage and     July 9, 2013
                                 the Theft of U.S.
                                 Intellectual Property
                                 and Technology.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Oversight and
                                 Investigations).
113-68........................  Regulation of New       July 11, 2013
                                 Chemicals, Protection
                                 of Confidential
                                 Business Information,
                                 and Innovation.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Environment and the
                                 Economy).
113-69........................  Improving FCC Process.  July 11, 2013
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Communications and
                                 Technology).
113-70........................  Reforming the Drug      July 16, 2013
                                 Compounding
                                 Regulatory Framework.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-71........................  Reporting Data          July 18, 2013
                                 Breaches: Is Federal
                                 Legislation Needed To
                                 Protect Consumers?
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Commerce,
                                 Manufacturing, and
                                 Trade).
113-72........................  Patient Protection and  July 18, 2013
                                 Affordable Care Act:
                                 Implementation in the
                                 Wake of
                                 Administrative Delay.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Oversight and
                                 Investigations).
113-73........................  Oversight of Incentive  July 23, 2013
                                 Auction
                                 Implementation.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Communications and
                                 Technology).
113-74........................  Overview of the         July 23-24, 2013
                                 Renewable Fuel
                                 Standard: Stakeholder
                                 Perspectives.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
113-75........................  The U.S.-E.U. Free      July 24, 2013
                                 Trade Agreement:
                                 Tipping Over the
                                 Regulatory Barriers.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Commerce,
                                 Manufacturing, and
                                 Trade).
113-76........................  Department of Energy    July 24, 2013
                                 Oversight: What Is
                                 Necessary To Improve
                                 Project Management
                                 and Mission
                                 Performance?
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Oversight and
                                 Investigations).
113-77........................  Oversight of DOE's      July 31, 2013
                                 Strategy for the
                                 Management and
                                 Disposal of Used
                                 Nuclear Fuel and High-
                                 Level Radioactive
                                 Waste. (Subcommittee
                                 on Environment and
                                 the Economy).
113-78........................  PPACA Pulse Check.      August 1, 2013
                                 (Full Committee).
113-79........................  Implementing the        September 10,
                                 Nuclear Waste Policy    2013
                                 Act--Next Steps.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Environment and the
                                 Economy).
113-80........................  PPACA Pulse Check:      September 10,
                                 Part 2. (Subcommittee   2013
                                 on Health).
113-81........................  Innovation Versus       September 11,
                                 Regulation in the       2013
                                 Video Marketplace.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Communications and
                                 Technology).
113-82........................  The Obama               September 18,
                                 Administration's        2013
                                 Climate Change
                                 Policies and
                                 Activities.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
113-83........................  Regulation of Existing  September 18,
                                 Chemicals and the       2013
                                 Role of Pre-Emption
                                 Under Sections 6 and
                                 18 of the Toxic
                                 Substances Control
                                 Act. (Subcommittee on
                                 Environment and the
                                 Economy).
113-84........................  Two Weeks Until         September 19,
                                 Enrollment: Questions   2013
                                 for CCIIO.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Oversight and
                                 Investigations).
113-85........................  Keystone's Red Tape     September 19,
                                 Anniversary: Five       2013
                                 Years of Bureaucratic
                                 Delay and Economic
                                 Benefits Denied.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Commerce,
                                 Manufacturing, and
                                 Trade).
113-86........................  The Evolution of Wired  October 23, 2013
                                 Communications
                                 Networks.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Communications and
                                 Technology).
113-87........................  PPACA Implementation    October 24, 2013
                                 Failures: Didn't Know
                                 or Didn't Disclose?
                                 (Full Committee).
113-88........................  H.R. 3301, the ``North  October 29, 2013
                                 American Energy
                                 Infrastructure Act.''
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
113-89........................  EPA's Regulatory        October 29, 2013
                                 Threat to the
                                 Affordable, Reliable
                                 Energy: The
                                 Perspective of Coal
                                 Communities.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Oversight and
                                 Investigations).
113-90........................  PPACA Implementation    October 30, 2013
                                 Failures: Answers
                                 From HHS. (Full
                                 Committee).
113-91........................  H.R. 1518, a bill to    November 13,
                                 amend the Horse         2013
                                 Protection Act.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Commerce,
                                 Manufacturing, and
                                 Trade).
113-92........................  S. 1009, Chemical       November 13,
                                 Safety Improvement      2013
                                 Act. (Subcommittee on
                                 Environment and the
                                 Economy).
113-93........................  Challenges and          November 13,
                                 Opportunities in the    2013
                                 5GHz Spectrum Band.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Communications and
                                 Technology).
113-94........................  EPA's Proposed GHG      November 14,
                                 Standards for New       2013
                                 Power Plants and H.R.
                                 __, Whitfield-Manchin
                                 Legislation.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
113-95........................  Obamacare               November 14,
                                 Implementation          2013
                                 Problems: More than
                                 Just a Broken
                                 Website.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-96........................  The Impact of Patent    November 14,
                                 Assertion Entities on   2013
                                 Innovation and the
                                 Economy.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Oversight and
                                 Investigations).
113-97........................  Our Nation of           November 15,
                                 Builders: Training      2013
                                 the Builders of the
                                 Future. (Subcommittee
                                 on Commerce,
                                 Manufacturing, and
                                 Trade).
113-98........................  Reviewing FDA's         November 15,
                                 Implementation of       2013
                                 FDASIA. (Subcommittee
                                 on Health).
113-99........................  Examining Federal       November 19,
                                 Regulation of Mobile    2013
                                 Medical Apps and
                                 Other Health
                                 Software.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-100.......................  Security of             November 19,
                                 HealthCare.gov.         2013
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Oversight and
                                 Investigations).
113-101.......................  Examining Public        November 20,
                                 Health Legislation To   2013
                                 Help Local
                                 Communities.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-102.......................  H.R. 2012, a bill to    November 21,
                                 improve the integrity   2013
                                 and safety of
                                 interstate
                                 horseracing, and for
                                 other purposes.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Commerce,
                                 Manufacturing, and
                                 Trade).
113-103.......................  Oversight of FirstNet   November 21,
                                 and the Advancement     2013
                                 of Public Safety
                                 Wireless
                                 Communications.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Communications and
                                 Technology).
113-104.......................  The FTC at 100: Where   December 3, 2013
                                 Do We Go From Here?
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Commerce,
                                 Manufacturing, and
                                 Trade).
113-105.......................  Medicare Advantage:     December 4, 2013
                                 What Beneficiaries
                                 Should Expect Under
                                 the President's
                                 Health Care Plan.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Health).
113-106.......................  Evaluating the Role of  December 5, 2013
                                 FERC in a Changing
                                 Energy Landscape.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
113-107.......................  The State of Online     December 10,
                                 Gaming. (Subcommittee   2013
                                 on Commerce,
                                 Manufacturing, and
                                 Trade).
113-108.......................  PPACA Implementation    December 11,
                                 Failures: What's        2013
                                 Next? (Subcommittee
                                 on Health).
113-109.......................  Oversight of the        December 12,
                                 Federal                 2013
                                 Communications
                                 Commission.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Communications and
                                 Technology).
113-110.......................  Oversight of NRC        December 12,
                                 Management and the      2013
                                 Need for Legislative
                                 Reform. (Subcommittee
                                 on Environment and
                                 the Economy and
                                 Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
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                             MINORITY VIEWS

    The Energy and Commerce Committee is the oldest standing 
legislative committee in the House and possesses the broadest 
jurisdiction of any Congressional authorizing committee. The 
work of the Committee can impact the lives of every American. 
Unfortunately, in two key areas, the majority of the Committee 
has pursued a partisan agenda that will negatively impact the 
country.

                          AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

    In this session, the Committee held three full committee 
hearings and twelve subcommittee hearings in the Subcommittees 
on Health and Oversight and Investigations on the Affordable 
Care Act. The Committee also considered five pieces of 
legislation affecting the Affordable Care Act, including one of 
which sought to repeal the law entirely. In each of these 
cases, the majority vociferously expressed their opposition to 
the law. But not once did the majority propose or markup 
legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act.
    Three pieces of legislation listed in the activity report 
made adjustments to the Affordable Care Act without repealing 
it. Only one of these bills--H.R. 1549, the ``Helping Sick 
Americans Now Act''--was marked up in Committee. This 
legislation did not receive a vote on the House Floor. The 
other two bills--H.R. 3350, the ``Keep Your Health Plan Act of 
2013'' and H.R. 2775, originally titled the ``No Subsidies 
Without Verification Act''--were not marked up in Committee. 
The Democratic members and the Administration made clear that 
these two bills would have significantly undermined the 
Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces.

                    ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

    The majority continued from the previous Congress its one-
sided, unbalanced approach to energy and environmental issues. 
In its legislative activity, most of the Subcommittee on Energy 
and Power's attention focused on bills that would have, if 
enacted, curtailed environmental protections, allowed more 
pollution, and increased harm to public health. These included 
bills to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of the 
authority to regulate carbon pollution from coal-fired power 
plants; to allow the Secretary of Energy to block significant 
regulations under any of the environmental protection laws 
administered by the Environmental Protection Agency; to approve 
the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline; and to eliminate the 
consideration of public health, safety, or environmental 
impacts in the permitting of cross-border oil pipelines. For 
additional detail on each of the legislative attempts to weaken 
the nation's laws that protect public health and the 
environment, please see the dissenting views for each piece of 
legislation.
    The Subcommittee on Energy and Power also considered 
several bills that could appropriately be characterized as 
solutions in search of a problem. These included a bill to 
modify the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's process for 
permitting natural gas pipelines, and a bill to reorganize the 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Testimony received in hearings 
on these bills did not demonstrate the need for legislation in 
these areas or the particular changes proposed.
    The only other bills considered by the Subcommittee on 
Energy and Power were a few narrowly focused bills that were 
broadly supported on a bipartisan basis. While these bills 
would make incremental improvements in various matters relating 
to energy, they would not strengthen environmental protections 
or reduce pollution.
    The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy considered 
troubling, and at times puzzling, legislative proposals. The 
majority's description of H.R. 2218, the ``Coal Residuals Reuse 
and Management Act of 2013,'' fails to mention that EPA 
currently has statutory authority to establish rules that 
provide for the safe disposal of coal ash pursuant to the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. H.R. 2218 would 
permanently block EPA from exercising this authority. 
Additionally, the majority's description of the ``Reducing 
Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2013,'' neglected to 
mention that the bill would repeal a deadline that was the 
basis for litigation to end EPA's delay in promulgating rules 
to ensure the safe disposal of coal ash. Finally, it should be 
noted that the ``Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 
2013,'' the ``Federal and State Partnership for Environmental 
Protection Act of 2013,'' and the ``Federal Facilities 
Accountability Act of 2013,'' were not based on any oversight 
record before the Committee. This might explain the confused 
basis for these bills and general lack of support for them by 
stakeholders. For additional detail on the deficiencies of 
these proposals, please see the dissenting views for each piece 
of legislation.
    The majority's oversight activities also continued the 
approach of the previous Congress, focusing on critiquing 
Administration policies, decrying environmental regulation, 
promoting fossil fuels, and calling for approval of the 
Keystone XL pipeline. One exception was the majority's effort 
to review the Renewable Fuel Standard, which was conducted on a 
bipartisan and more balanced basis.
    As in previous years, the majority continued its 
fundamental dereliction of its duties by denying and ignoring 
climate change, arguably the most dangerous threat to the 
health and well-being of the American people within the 
jurisdiction of the Subcommittees. The only climate-related 
activities undertaken by the majority were oversight hearings 
and consideration of bills that aimed to block the 
Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of carbon 
pollution or mandate approval of projects that would exacerbate 
carbon pollution. This reckless approach to climate change was 
also displayed in regard to the majority's handling of the 
Administration's guidance for calculating the benefits to 
society of cutting carbon pollution. In this case, a member of 
the Committee took the unusual approach of waiting until a bill 
reported by the Committee was considered on the House floor to 
offer a counterfactual amendment requiring the government to 
assume that carbon pollution has no negative impacts at all. 
The majority continued to ignore or deny numerous minority 
requests for oversight hearings on new scientific findings and 
other developments related to climate change.

                                                   Henry A. Waxman.