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                                                Union Calendar No. 717
114th Congress   }                                       {      Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session      }                                       {     114-906

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ACTIVITY REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE OF THE HOUSE OF 
        REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE ONE HUNDRED FOURTEENTH CONGRESS

                                _______
                                

January 3, 2017.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

         Mr. Upton, from the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                            DISSENTING VIEWS

                              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, 114th 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 
any federal grant or contract or foreign government contracts 
and payments related to the subject matter of the hearing 
received during the current calendar year or either of the two 
preceding calendar years by the witness or by an entity 
represented by the witness. The disclosure shall include (i) 
the amount and source of each Federal grant (or subgrant 
thereof) or contract (or subcontract thereof) related to the 
subject matter of the hearing; and (ii) the amount and country 
of origin of any payment or contract related to the subject 
matter of the hearing originating with a foreign government.
    (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.

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 114th 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 Power

    The power to authorize and issue subpoenas is delegated to 
the Chair of the full Committee, as provided for under clause 
2(m)(3)(A)(i) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives. The Chair shall notify the ranking minority 
member prior to issuing any subpoena under such authority. To 
the extent practicable, the Chair shall consult with the 
ranking minority member at least 72 hours in advance of a 
subpoena being issued under such authority. The chairman shall 
report to the members of the Committee on the issuance of a 
subpoena as soon as practicable but in no event later than one 
week after issuance of such subpoena.

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 FOURTEENTH CONGRESS

                    COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE

                             (Ratio 31-23)

  FRED UPTON, Michigan, Chairman

FRANK PALLONE, Jr.,                  JOE BARTON, Texas
  Ranking Member                     ED WHITFIELD, Kentucky*
BOBBY L. RUSH, Illinois              JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois
ANNA G. ESHOO, California            JOSEPH R. PITTS, Pennsylvania
ELIOT L. ENGEL, New York             GREG WALDEN, Oregon
GENE GREEN, Texas                    TIM MURPHY, Pennsylvania
DIANA DeGETTE, Colorado              MICHAEL C. BURGESS, Texas
LOIS CAPPS, California               MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee,
MICHAEL F. DOYLE, Pennsylvania         Vice Chairman
JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois       STEVE SCALISE, Louisiana
G.K. BUTTERFIELD, North Carolina     ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio
DORIS O. MATSUI, California          CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS,
KATHY CASTOR, Florida                  Washington
JOHN P. SARBANES, Maryland           GREGG HARPER, Mississippi
JERRY McNERNEY, California           LEONARD LANCE, New Jersey
PETER WELCH, Vermont                 BRETT GUTHRIE, Kentucky
BEN RAY LUJAN, New Mexico            PETE OLSON, Texas
PAUL TONKO, New York                 DAVID McKINLEY, West Virginia
JOHN A. YARMUTH, Kentucky            MIKE POMPEO, Kansas
YVETTE D. CLARKE, New York           ADAM KINZINGER, Illinois
DAVID LOEBSACK, Iowa                 H. MORGAN GRIFFITH, Virginia
KURT SCHRADER, Oregon                GUS M. BILIRAKIS, Florida
JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, Massachusetts     BILL JOHNSON, Ohio
TONY CARDENAS, California            BILLY LONG, Missouri
                                     RENEE L. ELLMERS, North Carolina
                                     LARRY BUCSHON, Indiana
                                     BILL FLORES, Texas
                                     SUSAN W. BROOKS, Indiana
                                     MARKWAYNE MULLIN, Oklahoma
                                     RICHARD HUDSON, North Carolina
                                     CHRIS COLLINS, New York
                                     KEVIN CRAMER, North Dakota

*Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY) resigned from the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce on September 6, 2016. A vacancy exists on the 
Committee and subcommittees for which he was a member, including the 
chairmanship of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
               Subcommittee Memberships and Jurisdiction


           Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade


                              (Ratio 12-8)


    MICHAEL C. BURGESS, Texas, 
             Chairman

JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois,      LEONARD LANCE, New Jersey,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
YVETTE D. CLARKE, New York           MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee
JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, Massachusetts     GREGG HARPER, Mississippi
TONY CARDENAS, California            BRETT GUTHRIE, Kentucky
BOBBY L. RUSH, Illinois              PETE OLSON, Texas
G.K. BUTTERFIELD, North Carolina     MIKE POMPEO, Kansas
PETER WELCH, Vermont                 ADAM KINZINGER, Illinois
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       GUS M. BILIRAKIS, Florida
  (Ex Officio)                       SUSAN W. BROOKS, Indiana
                                     MARKWAYNE MULLIN, Oklahoma
                                     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 18-13)


   GREG WALDEN, Oregon, Chairman

ANNA G. ESHOO, California,           ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
MICHAEL F. DOYLE, Pennsylvania       JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois
PETER WELCH, Vermont                 MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee
JOHN A. YARMUTH, Kentucky            STEVE SCALISE, Louisiana
YVETTE D. CLARKE, New York           LEONARD LANCE, New Jersey
DAVID LOEBSACK, Iowa                 BRETT GUTHRIE, Kentucky
BOBBY L. RUSH, Illinois              PETE OLSON, Texas
DIANA DeGETTE, Colorado              MIKE POMPEO, Kansas
G.K. BUTTERFIELD, North Carolina     ADAM KINZINGER, Illinois
DORIS O. MATSUI, California          GUS M. BILIRAKIS, Florida
JERRY McNERNEY, California           BILL JOHNSON, Ohio
BEN RAY LUJAN, New Mexico            BILLY LONG, Missouri
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       RENEE L. ELLMERS, North Carolina
  (Ex Officio)                       CHRIS COLLINS, New York
                                     KEVIN CRAMER, North Dakota
                                     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 18-13)


 ED WHITFIELD, Kentucky, Chairman*

BOBBY L. RUSH, Illinois,             PETE OLSON, Texas,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
JERRY McNERNEY, California           JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois
PAUL TONKO, New York                 JOSEPH R. PITTS, Pennsylvania
ELIOT L. ENGEL, New York             ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio
GENE GREEN, Texas                    GREGG HARPER, Mississippi
LOIS CAPPS, California               DAVID McKINLEY, West Virginia
MICHAEL F. DOYLE, Pennsylvania       MIKE POMPEO, Kansas
KATHY CASTOR, Florida                ADAM KINZINGER, Illinois
JOHN P. SARBANES, Maryland           H. MORGAN GRIFFITH, Virginia
PETER WELCH, Vermont                 BILL JOHNSON, Ohio
JOHN A. YARMUTH, Kentucky            BILLY LONG, Missouri
DAVID LOEBSACK, Iowa                 RENEE L. ELLMERS, North Carolina
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       BILL FLORES, Texas
  (Ex Officio)                       MARKWAYNE MULLIN, Oklahoma
                                     RICHARD HUDSON, North Carolina
                                     JOE BARTON, Texas
                                     FRED UPTON, Michigan
                                       (Ex Officio)

*Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY) resigned from the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce on September 6, 2016. A vacancy exists on the 
Committee and subcommittees for which he was a member, including the 
chairmanship of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.

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 13-9)


 JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois, Chairman

PAUL TONKO, New York,                GREGG HARPER, Mississippi,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
KURT SCHRADER, Oregon                ED WHITFIELD, Kentucky*
GENE GREEN, Texas                    JOSEPH R. PITTS, Pennsylvania
DIANA DeGETTE, Colorado              TIM MURPHY, Pennsylvania
LOIS CAPPS, California               ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio
MICHAEL F. DOYLE, Pennsylvania       DAVID McKINLEY, West Virginia
JERRY McNERNEY, California           BILL JOHNSON, Ohio
TONY CARDENAS, California            LARRY BUCSHON, Indiana
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       BILL FLORES, Texas
  (Ex Officio)                       RICHARD HUDSON, North Carolina
                                     KEVIN CRAMER, North Dakota
                                     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 18-13)


  JOSEPH R. PITTS, Pennsylvania, 
             Chairman

GENE GREEN, Texas,                   BRETT GUTHRIE, Kentucky,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
ELIOT L. ENGEL, New York             ED WHITFIELD, Kentucky*
LOIS CAPPS, California               JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois
JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois       TIM MURPHY, Pennsylvania
G.K. BUTTERFIELD, North Carolina     MICHAEL C. BURGESS, Texas
KATHY CASTOR, Florida                MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee
JOHN P. SARBANES, Maryland           CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS,
DORIS O. MATSUI, California            Washington
BEN RAY LUJAN, New Mexico            LEONARD LANCE, New Jersey
KURT SCHRADER, Oregon                H. MORGAN GRIFFITH, Virginia
JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, Massachusetts     GUS M. BILIRAKIS, Florida
TONY CARDENAS, California            BILLY LONG, Missouri
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       RENEE L. ELLMERS, North Carolina
  (Ex Officio)                       LARRY BUCHSON, Indiana
                                     SUSAN W. BROOKS, Indiana
                                     CHRIS COLLINS, New York
                                     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 14-10)


TIM MURPHY, Pennsylvania, Chairman

DIANA DeGETTE, Colorado,             DAVID McKINLEY, West Virginia,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois       MICHAEL C. BURGESS, Texas
KATHY CASTOR, Florida                MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee
PAUL TONKO, New York                 H. MORGAN GRIFFITH, Virginia
JOHN A. YARMUTH, Kentucky            LARRY BUCSHON, Indiana
YVETTE D. CLARKE, New York           BILL FLORES, Texas
JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, Massachusetts     SUSAN W. BROOKS, Indiana
GENE GREEN, Texas                    MARKWAYNE MULLIN, Oklahoma
PETER WELCH, Vermont                 RICHARD HUDSON, North Carolina
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       CHRIS COLLINS, New York
  (Ex Officio)                       KEVIN CRAMER, North Dakota
                                     JOE BARTON, Texas
                                     FRED UPTON, Michigan
                                       (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
 Karen Christian, General Counsel
 Michael Bloomquist, Deputy Staff 
             Director
   Paul Edattel, Chief Counsel, 
              Health
   Sean Bonyun, Communications 
             Director
   Thomas Hassenboehler, Chief 
     Counsel, Energy and Power
    Charles Ingebretson, Chief 
      Counsel, Oversight and 
          Investigations
    Paul Nagle, Chief Counsel, 
Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade
    David Redl, Chief Counsel, 
   Communications and Technology
  Grace Appelbe, Staff Assistant
     Jennifer Barblan, Counsel
 William Batson, Legislative Clerk
 Elena Brennan, Legislative Clerk
Adam Buckalew, Professional Staff 
              Member
  Rebecca Card, Assistant Press 
             Secretary
   Sean Corcoran, Financial and 
    Administrative Coordinator
Gerald Couri, Senior Environmental 
          Policy Advisor
James Decker, Policy Coordinator, 
Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade
Paige Decker, Executive Assistant 
        and Committee Clerk
      Jessica Donlon, Counsel
      Graham Dufault, Counsel
    Scott Dziengelski, Policy 
    Coordinator, Oversight and 
          Investigations
 Catherine ``Blair'' Ellis, Press 
 Secretary and Digital Coordinator
       Emily Felder, Counsel
     Melissa Froelich, Counsel
Theresa Gambo, Human Resources and 
       Office Administrator
 Giulia Giannangeli, Legislative 
               Clerk
  Jay Gulshen, Legislative Clerk
     Kelsey Guyselman, Counsel
  Brittany Havens, Professional 
           Staff Member
   Ann ``AT'' Johnston, Senior 
  Advisor and Professional Staff 
              Member
   Peter Kielty, Deputy General 
              Counsel
 Grace Koh, Deputy Chief Counsel, 
   Communications and Technology
      Ben Lieberman, Counsel
  Carlyle ``Carly'' McWilliams, 
     Professional Staff Member
  Brandon Mooney, Senior Policy 
              Advisor
   Mary Neumayr, Senior Energy 
              Counsel
  John Ohly, Professional Staff 
              Member
    James ``JP'' Paluskiewicz, 
     Professional Staff Member
Timothy Pataki, Senior Advisor and 
    Director of Member Services
  Mark Ratner, Policy Coordinator
      Tina Richards, Counsel
     Annelise Rickert, Counsel
    Christopher Sarley, Policy 
 Coordinator, Environment and the 
              Economy
  Dan Schneider, Press Secretary
 Jennifer Sherman, Press Secretary
 Adrianna Simonelli, Professional 
           Staff Member
Alan Slobodin, Chief Investigative 
      Counsel, Oversight and 
          Investigations
      Samuel Spector, Counsel
Peter Spencer, Professional Staff 
              Member
Heidi Stirrup, Policy Coordinator, 
              Health
        John Stone, Counsel
Timothy Torres, Deputy Information 
        Technology Director
      Sophie Trainor, Policy 
       Coordinator, Health J
    Joshua Trent, Deputy Chief 
          Counsel, Health
     Allison Trexler, Policy 
   Coordinator, Energy and Power
Olivia Trusty, Professional Staff 
              Member
  Dylan Vorbach, Assistant Press 
             Secretary
  Luke Wallwork, Staff Assistant
 Gregory Watson, Legislative Clerk
 Jessica Wilkerson, Professional 
           Staff Member
  Andy Zach, Professional Staff 
              Member

                               Detailees

   Genaro ``Gene'' Fullano, FCC
        Wayne Laufert, GPO
         David Schaub, GPO
      Christopher Wells, GPO
                        Minority Committee Staff


   Jeff Carroll, Staff Director
 Tiffany Guarascio, Deputy Staff 
 Director and Chief Health Advisor
  Rick Kessler, Staff Director, 
Energy and Environment and Senior 
          Policy Advisor
  Chris Knauer, Staff Director, 
   Oversight and Investigations
   Michelle Ash, Chief Counsel, 
  Commerce, Manufacturing, Trade
  David Goldman, Chief Counsel, 
   Communications and Technology
Lee Una, Chief Counsel, Oversight 
        and Investigations
    Tim Robinson, Chief Counsel
   Andrew Souvall, Director of 
   Communications, Outreach and 
          Member Services
  Jennifer Berenholz, Chief Clerk
 Jacqueline Cohen, Senior Counsel
  Ryan Skukowski, Senior Policy 
              Analyst
       Lisa Goldman, Counsel
      Jerry Leverich, Counsel
 Arielle Woronoff, Counsel, Health
Waverly Gordon, Professional Staff 
              Member
  Caitlin Haberman, Professional 
           Staff Member
  Elizabeth Letter, Professional 
           Staff Member
Jean Fruci, Policy Advisor, Energy 
          and Environment
  Rachel Pryor, Policy Advisor, 
              Health
    Kimberlee Trzeciak, Policy 
          Advisor, Health
  Tuley Wright, Policy Advisor, 
      Energy and Environment
 John Marshall, Policy Coordinator
   Caroline Paris-Behr, Policy 
              Analyst
 Alexander Ratner, Policy Analyst
 Samantha Satchell, Policy Analyst
    C.J. Young, Press Secretary
 Matt Schumacher, Press Assistant
  Jessica Martinez, Outreach and 
    Member Services Coordinator
David Cwiertny, Fellow, Energy and 
            Environment
  Alexandrine Debianchi, Fellow, 
   Communications and Technology
    Olivia Pham, Fellow, Health
   Elizabeth Ertel, Deputy Clerk
Edward Walker, Technology Director
  Miles Lichtman, Staff Assistant
    Dan Miller, Staff Assistant

                               Detailees

       Ryan Gottschall, GAO
        Lori Maarbjerg, FCC
         Megan Velez, FDA

                   Legislative and Oversight Activity

                    Summary of Committee Activities

Total Bills and Resolutions Referred to Committee................  1463
Public Laws......................................................    40
Bills and Resolutions Reported to the House......................    73
Hearings Held:
    Days of Hearings.............................................   185
        Full Committee...........................................     0
        Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.......    31
        Subcommittee on Communications and Technology............    29
        Subcommittee on Energy and Power.........................    37
        Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy..............    22
        Subcommittee on Health...................................    47
        Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.............    29
    Hours of Sitting 


        Full Committee...........................................  0:00
        Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade....... 59:36
        Subcommittee on Communications and Technology............ 55:38
        Subcommittee on Energy and Power......................... 89:41
        Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.............. 39:41
        Subcommittee on Health................................... 97:30
        Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations............. 57:42
Legislative Markups:
    Days of Markups..............................................    75
        Full Committee...........................................    35
        Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.......     6
        Subcommittee on Communications and Technology............    10
        Subcommittee on Energy and Power.........................     9
        Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy..............     5
        Subcommittee on Health...................................    10
    Hours of Sitting............................................. 82:04
        Full Committee........................................... 46:34
        Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.......  3:41
        Subcommittee on Communications and Technology............  5:52
        Subcommittee on Energy and Power.........................  7:50
        Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy..............  2:24
        Subcommittee on Health................................... 15:43
Business Meetings:
    Days of Meetings.............................................     1
        Full Committee...........................................     1
        Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.............     0
    Hours of Sitting.............................................  1:12
        Full Committee...........................................  1:12
        Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.............     0

           Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

                              (Ratio 12-8)

    MICHAEL C. BURGESS, Texas, 
             Chairman

JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois,      LEONARD LANCE, New Jersey,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
YVETTE D. CLARKE, New York           MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee
JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, Massachusetts     GREGG HARPER, Mississippi
TONY CARDENAS, California            BRETT GUTHRIE, Kentucky
BOBBY L. RUSH, Illinois              PETE OLSON, Texas
G.K. BUTTERFIELD, North Carolina     MIKE POMPEO, Kansas
PETER WELCH, Vermont                 ADAM KINZINGER, Illinois
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       GUS M. BILIRAKIS, Florida
  (Ex Officio)                       SUSAN W. BROOKS, Indiana
                                     MARKWAYNE MULLIN, Oklahoma
                                     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


                  Child Nicotine Poisoning Act of 2015


                 PUBLIC LAW 114-116 (S. 142, H.R. 3242)

    To require special packaging for liquid nicotine 
containers, and for other purposes.

Summary

    S. 142 establishes a requirement that liquid nicotine 
containers that are sold, manufactured for sale, distributed 
for commerce, or imported in the U.S. are packaged according to 
special packaging standards defined in the Poison Prevention 
Packaging Act of 1970

Legislative History

    On July 23, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade met in open markup session to consider 
the Discussion Draft entitled ``Child Nicotine Poisoning 
Prevention Act of 2016'' and forwarded the draft legislation to 
the full Committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    H.R. 3242 was introduced by Representative Susan Brooks 
(IN-05) on July 28, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3242 was similar to the Discussion 
Draft considered by the Subcommittee.
    On September 29 and 30, 2015, the full Committee on Energy 
and Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3242 
and ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a voice vote.
    On January 11, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3242 to the House (H. Rept. 114-394), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar. (Calendar No. 297).
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    S. 142 was introduced by Senator Bill Nelson (FL) on 
January 8, 2015, read twice, and referred to the Committee on 
Commerce, Science, and Transportation. S. 142 was the companion 
bill to H.R. 3242.
    On February 26, 2015, the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation ordered S. 142, as amended, to be favorably 
reported to the Senate.
    On April 13, 2015, Senator John Thune (SD) reported S. 142 
to the Senate with a written report (Report 114-12), and the 
bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 35).
    On December 10, 2015, S. 142 was considered in the Senate 
and passed, as amended, by unanimous consent.
    On December 11, 2015, S. 142 was received in the House and 
held at the desk.
    On January 11, 2016, S. 142 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 411 yeas and 0 nays 
(Roll Call No. 85).
    On January 19, 2016, S. 142 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on January 28, 2016 (Public 
Law 114-116).

                         E-Warranty Act of 2015


                 PUBLIC LAW 114-51 (S. 1359, H.R. 3154)

    To allow manufacturers to meet warranty and labeling 
requirements for consumer products by displaying the terms of 
warranties on Internet websites, and for other purposes.

Summary

    S. 1359 amends the Magnuson-Moss Warranty--Federal Trade 
Commission Improvement Act to require that the Federal Trade 
Commission revise its rules to allow manufacturers to satisfy 
requirements concerning the availability of written warranties 
on consumer products by making the terms accessible in a 
digital format on the manufacturer's Internet website.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3154 was introduced by Representative Markwayne Mullin 
(OK-02) on July 22, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3154 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on July 24, 2015.
    On July 23, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade met in open markup session to consider 
H.R. 3154 and forwarded the bill to the full Committee, without 
amendment, by a voice vote.
    On July 29, 2015, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3154 and ordered 
the bill favorably reported to the House, without amendment, by 
a voice vote.
    On September 8, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3154 to the House (H. Rept. 114-243), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 184).
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    S. 1359 was introduced by Senator Deb Fischer (NE) on May 
14, 2015, read twice, and referred to the Committee on 
Commerce, Science, and Transportation. S. 1359 was the 
companion bill to H.R. 3152.
    On May 20, 2015, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation ordered S. 1359, without amendment, favorably 
reported to the Senate.
    On July 7, 2015, Senator John Thune (SD) reported S. 1359 
to the Senate with a written report (Report 114-77), and the 
bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 142).
    On July 9, 2015, S. 1359 was considered in the Senate and 
passed, as amended, by unanimous consent.
    On July 13, 2015, S. 1359 was received in the House and 
referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. S. 1359 was 
referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and 
Trade on July 17, 2015.
    On September 8, 2015, S. 1359 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 388 yeas and 2 nays 
(Roll Call No. 490).
    On September 15, 2015, S. 1359 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on September 24, 
2015 (Public Law 114-51).

           Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015


                 PUBLIC LAW 114-94 (H.R. 22, H.R. 2675)

    To direct the National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration to establish a program allowing low volume motor 
vehicle manufacturers to produce a limited number of vehicles 
annually within a regulatory system that addresses the unique 
safety and financial issues associated with limited production, 
and to direct the Environmental Protection Agency to allow low 
volume motor vehicle manufacturers to install engines from 
vehicles that have been issued certificates of conformity.

Summary

    H.R. 2675 directs the Secretary of Transportation to exempt 
no more than 325 replica motor vehicles per year produced or 
imported by a low volume vehicle manufacturers from certain 
Federal motor vehicle safety standards and establishes vehicle 
emission compliance standards and engine installation 
requirements for low volume manufacturers.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2675 was introduced by Representative Markwayne Mullin 
(OK-02) on June 4, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2675 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on June 5, 2015.
    On October 21, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on H.R. 2675.
    No further action was taken on the bill. Provisions similar 
to H.R. 2675 were included in H.R. 22.
    H.R. 22 was introduced by Representative Rodney Davis (IL-
13) on January 6, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Ways 
and Means.
    On January 6, 2015, H.R. 22 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 412 yeas and 0 nays 
(Roll Call No. 7).
    On January 7, 2015, H.R. 22 was received in the Senate, and 
on January 8, 2015, the bill was read twice and referred to the 
Committee on Finance.
    On January 28, 2015, the Committee on Finance ordered H.R. 
22, without amendment, favorably reported to the Senate.
    On February 12, 2015, Senator Orrin Hatch (UT) reported S. 
22 to the Senate with a written report (Report 114-3), and the 
bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 19).
    On July 30, 2015, H.R. 22 was considered in the Senate and 
passed, as amended, by a roll call vote of 65 yeas and 35 nays 
(Roll Call No. 260).
    On November 3, November 4, and November 5, 2015, H.R. 22 
was considered in the House pursuant to the provisions of H. 
Res. 512, and the bill was passed, as amended, by a roll call 
vote of 371 yeas and 54 nays (Roll Call No. 624).
    On November 5, 2015, the House agreed to the House 
amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 22, insisted on the 
House amendment, and requested a conference with the Senate 
thereon.
    On November 5, 2015, the Speaker appointed conferees from 
the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
    On November 10, 2015, H.R. 22 was received in the Senate, 
and the Senate disagreed to the House amendment to the Senate 
amendment, agreed to the request for conference, and authorized 
the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees agreed to in Senate 
by unanimous consent.
    The Senate appointed the following conferees, Senator 
Inhofe, Senator Thune, Senator Hatch, Senator Murkowski, 
Senator Fischer, Senator Barrasso, Senator Cornyn, Senator 
Boxer, Senator Brown, Senator Nelson, Senator Wyden, Senator 
Durbin, and Senator Schumer.
    On November 17, 2015, the Speaker appointed additional 
conferees. From the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the 
Speaker appointed Representative Fred Upton (MI-06), 
Representative Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), and Representative 
Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) for consideration of sections 1109, 
1201, 1202, and 3003, Division B, sections 31101 and 31201, and 
Division F of the House amendment, and sections 11005, 11006, 
11013, 21003, and 21004, subtitles B and D of Title XXXIV, and 
sections 51101 and 51201 of the Senate amendment, and 
modifications committed to conference.
    The conference met on November 11, 2015. The conference 
report (H. Rept. 114-357) was filed on December 1, 2015.
    On December 3, 2015, the conference report was considered 
in the House pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 546, and the 
conference report was agreed to by a roll call vote of 359 yeas 
and 65 nays (Roll Call No. 673).
    The Senate agreed to the conference report by a roll call 
vote of 83 yeas and 16 nays (Roll Call No. 331).
    On December 4, 2015, H.R. 22 was presented to and signed by 
the President (Public Law 114-94).

              Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act


         PUBLIC LAW 114-94 (H.R. 22, TITLE XXIV OF DIVISION B)

    To authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety 
programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 22 includes several provisions regarding motor vehicle 
safety. The bill requires the that the National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration improve the availability of recall 
information posted on its website for consumers and submit an 
annual agenda to Congress on its activities for the upcoming 
year. H.R. 22 also extends the time period during which 
automakers and tire manufacturers must pay for defect remedies 
for motor vehicles and tires and requires auto manufacturers to 
retain safety records for 10 years. The bill also exempts motor 
vehicles introduced into interstate commerce solely for the 
purpose of testing or evaluation from certain Federal motor 
vehicle safety standards. Finally, the bill includes provisions 
that establish regulatory parity for natural gas vehicles and 
provide that guidelines issued by the Secretary cannot be used 
as the basis of an enforcement action.

Legislative History

    H.R. 22 was introduced by Representative Rodney Davis (IL-
13) on January 6, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Ways 
and Means.
    On January 6, 2015, H.R. 22 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 412 yeas and 0 nays 
(Roll Call No. 7).
    On January 7, 2015, H.R. 22 was received in the Senate, and 
on January 8, 2015, the bill was read twice and referred to the 
Committee on Finance.
    On January 28, 2015, the Committee on Finance ordered H.R. 
22 to be favorably reported, without amendment, to the Senate.
    On February 12, 2015, Senator Hatch (UT) reported H.R. 22, 
without amendment, to the Senate with a written report (Report 
114-3), and the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative 
Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 19).
    On July 30, 2015, H.R. 22 was considered in the Senate and 
passed, as amended, by a roll call vote of 65 yeas and 35 nays 
(Roll Call No. 260).
    On November 3, November 4, and November 5, 2015, H.R. 22 
was considered in the House pursuant to the provisions of 
H.Res. 512, and the bill was passed, as amended, by a roll call 
vote of 371 yeas and 54 nays (Roll Call No. 624).
    On November 5, 2015, the House agreed to the House 
amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 22, insisted on the 
House amendment, and requested a conference with the Senate 
thereon.
    On November 5, 2015, the Speaker appointed conferees from 
the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
    On November 5, 2015, Representative Huffman (CA-02). The 
motion was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 179 yeas and 
239 nays (Roll Call No. 625).
    On November 10, 2015, H.R. 22 was received in the Senate, 
and the Senate disagreed to the House amendment to the Senate 
amendment, agreed to the request for conference, and authorized 
the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees agreed to in Senate 
by unanimous consent.
    The Senate appointed the following conferees, Senator 
Inhofe, Senator Thune, Senator Hatch, Senator Murkowski, 
Senator Fischer, Senator Barrasso, Senator Cornyn, Senator 
Boxer, Senator Brown, Senator Nelson, Senator Wyden, Senator 
Durbin, and Senator Schumer.
    On November 17, 2015, the Speaker appointed additional 
conferees. From the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the 
Speaker appointed Representative Fred Upton (MI-06), 
Representative Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), and Representative 
Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) for consideration of sections 1109, 
1201, 1202, and 3003, Division B, sections 31101 and 31201, and 
Division F of the House amendment, and sections 11005, 11006, 
11013, 21003, and 21004, subtitles B and D of Title XXXIV, and 
sections 51101 and 51201 of the Senate amendment, and 
modifications committed to conference.
    The conference met on November 11, 2015. The conference 
report (H. Rept. 114-357) was filed on December 1, 2015.
    On December 3, 2015, the conference report was considered 
in the House pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 546, and the 
conference report was agreed to by a roll call vote of 359 yeas 
and 65 nays (Roll Call No. 673).
    The Senate agreed to the conference report by a roll call 
vote of 83 yeas and 16 nays (Roll Call No. 331).
    On December 4, 2015, H.R. 22 was presented to and signed by 
the President (Public Law 114-94).

        Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act of 2015


                     PUBLIC LAW 114-249 (H.R. 4665)

    To require the Secretary of Commerce to conduct an 
assessment and analysis of the outdoor recreation economy of 
the United States, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4665 directs the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the 
Department of Commerce to assess and analyze the outdoor 
recreation economy of the United States and the effects 
attributable to it on the overall U.S. economy.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4665 was introduced by Representative Donald Beyer, 
Jr. (VA-08) on March 2, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4665 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on March 4, 2016.
    On November 14, 2016, H.R. 4665 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 16, 2016, H.R. 4665 was received in Senate read 
twice, and the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative 
Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 667).
    On November 28, 2016, H.R. 4665 was considered in the 
Senate, and passed, without amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On December 1, 2016, H.R. 4665 was presented to the 
President and the President signed the bill on December 8, 2016 
(Public Law 114-249).

                  Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016


                     PUBLIC LAW 114-258 (H.R. 5111)

    To prohibit the use of certain clauses in form contracts 
that restrict the ability of a consumer to communicate 
regarding the goods or services offered in interstate commerce 
that were the subject of the contract, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5111 voids any provision of a form contract used in 
the course of selling or leasing goods or services to prohibit 
or restrict an individual who is a party to such a contract 
from engaging in written, oral, or pictorial reviews, or other 
similar performance assessments or analyses of, including by 
electronic means, the goods, services, or conduct of a person 
that is also a party to the contract.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5111 was introduced by Representative Leonard Lance 
(NJ-07) on April 28, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5111 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on April 29, 2016.
    On May 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on H.R. 5111.
    On June 8 and 9, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade met in open markup session to consider 
H.R. 5111 and forwarded the bill, without amendment, to the 
full Committee, by a voice vote.
    On July 12 and 13, 2016, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5111 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On September 9, 2016 the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5111, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 114-
731), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar 
No. 567).
    On September 12, 2016, H.R. 5111 was considered in the 
House, under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was 
passed, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On September 13, 2016, H.R. 5111 was received in the 
Senate, and read twice.
    On November 28, 2016, H.R. 5111 was considered in the 
Senate and passed, without amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On November 29, 2016, a message on Senate action was sent 
to the House.
    On December 2, 2016, H.R. 5111 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on December 8, 
2016 (Public Law 114-258).

           Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015


                               H.R. 1770

    To require certain entities who collect and maintain 
personal information of individuals to secure such information 
and to provide notice to such individuals in the case of a 
breach of security involving such information, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 1770 requires certain commercial entities and non-
profit organizations that use, access, transmit, store, dispose 
of, or collect unencrypted nonpublic personal information to 
restore the integrity, security, and confidentiality of their 
data systems following the discovery of a security breach.

Legislative History

    On March 18, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on a Discussion Draft 
entitled ``Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015.''
    On March 23 and 24, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade met in open markup session to consider 
the Discussion Draft and forwarded the Discussion Draft, as 
amended, to the full Committee, by a voice vote.
    H.R. 1770 was introduced by Representative Marsha Blackburn 
(TN-07) on April 14, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1770 was similar to the Discussion 
Draft considered by the Subcommittee.
    On April 14 and 15, 2015, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1770 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a roll call vote of 29 yeas and 20 nays.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

  Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 
                                  2015


                                H.R. 985

    To enable concrete masonry products manufacturers to 
establish, finance, and carry out a coordinated program of 
research, education, and promotion to improve, maintain, and 
develop markets for concrete masonry products.

Summary

    H.R. 985 would establish a check-off program for concrete 
masonry products and would direct the Department of Commerce to 
provide administrative support and exercise certain oversight 
controls over the program.

Legislative History

    H.R. 985 was introduced by Representative Brett Guthrie 
(KY-02) on February 13, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 985 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on February 20, 2015.
    On July 10, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on H.R. 985.
    On July 23, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade met in open markup session to consider 
H.R. 985 and forwarded the bill, as amended, to the full 
Committee, by a voice vote.
    On July 29, 2015, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 985 and ordered the 
bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, by a voice 
vote.
    On July 8, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 985, to the House (H. Rept. 114-671), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 519).
    On November 14, 2016, H.R. 985 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 355 yeas and 38 nays (Roll 
Call No. 575).
    On November 15, 2016, H.R. 985 was received in the Senate.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

             Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act of 2015


                               H.R. 2045

    To provide that certain bad faith communications in 
connection with the assertion of a United States patent are 
unfair or deceptive acts or practices, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2045 provides that it shall be an unfair or deceptive 
act or practice within the meaning of section 5(a)(1) of the 
Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 45(a)(1)) for a person, 
in connection with the assertion of a United States patent, to 
engage in a pattern or practice of sending written 
communications that state or represent that the recipients are 
or may be infringing, or have or may have infringed, the patent 
and bear liability or owe compensation to another if the 
sender, in bad faith, takes or fail to take specified actions.

Legislative History

    On April 16, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on a Discussion Draft 
entitled ``Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act of 2015.''
    On April 22, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade met in open markup session to consider 
the Discussion Draft and forwarded the Discussion Draft to the 
full Committee by a roll call vote of 10 yeas and 7 nays.
    H.R. 2045 was introduced by Representative Michael C. 
Burgess (TX-26) on April 28, 2015, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2045 was similar to the 
Discussion Draft considered by the Subcommittee.
    On April 28 and 29, 2015, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session, to consider H.R. 2045 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a roll call vote of 30 yeas and 22 nays.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

            FTC Process and Transparency Reform Act of 2016


                               H.R. 5510

    To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to establish new 
requirements relating to investigations, consent orders, and 
reporting requirements, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5510 amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to 
provide additional factors for the Federal Trade Commission 
(FTC) to consider before it may declare acts or practices to be 
unlawful on the ground that they are unfair and likely to cause 
substantial injury to consumers; set standards and time limits 
for the termination and review of consent decrees that the FTC 
enters into against alleged unfair or deceptive acts or 
practices that are unrelated to an alleged fraud; prohibit the 
FTC from recommending a legislative or regulatory action 
without publishing the economic analysis or advice prepared by 
the FTC's Bureau of Economics or indicating that no such 
analysis or advice was given; require FTC investigations 
involving civil investigative demands to terminate six months 
after the FTC sends a verifiable written communication to 
notify the subject of the investigation; and provide standards 
under which a bipartisan majority of commissioners may hold a 
non-public meeting to discuss official business.
    The bill prohibits the FTC's guidelines or general 
statements of policy from conferring rights upon any person, 
state, or locality or binding the FTC or any person, state, or 
locality to a recommended approach. In enforcement actions, the 
FTC must prove a violation of FTC-enforced law.

Legislative History

    On June 8 and 9, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade met in open markup session to consider 
the Discussion Draft entitled ``FTC Process and Transparency 
Reform Act of 2016'' and forwarded the Discussion Draft to the 
full Committee, as amended, by a roll call vote of 12 yeas and 
8 nays.
    H.R. 5510 was introduced by Representative Michael C. 
Burgess (TX-26) on June 16, 2016, and referred to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce, and to the Committee on the Judiciary, 
for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker. H.R. 
5510 was similar to the Discussion Draft considered by the 
Subcommittee.
    H.R. 5510 was referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law on June 23, 2016.
    On July 12 and 13, 2016, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5510 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a roll call vote of 30 yeas and 20 nays.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                 Better Online Ticket Sales Act of 2016


                               H.R. 5104

    To prohibit, as an unfair and deceptive act or practice in 
commerce, the sale or use of certain software to circumvent 
control measures used by Internet ticket sellers to ensure 
equitable consumer access to tickets for any given event, and 
for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5104 prohibits intentionally using or selling software 
to circumvent a security measure, access control system, or 
other control or measure on a ticket seller's Internet website 
that is used by the seller to ensure equitable consumer access 
to tickets for any given event; or selling any ticket in 
interstate commerce knowingly obtained in violation of such 
prohibition.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5104 was introduced by Representative Marsha Blackburn 
(TN-07) on April 28, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5104 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on April 29, 2016.
    On May 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on H.R. 5104.
    On June 8 and 9, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade met in open markup session to consider 
H.R. 5104 and forwarded the bill, as amended, to the full 
Committee, by a voice vote.
    On July 12, 13, and 14, 2016, the full Committee on Energy 
and Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5104 
and ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as 
amended, by a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    S. 3183 was introduced by Senator Jerry Moran (KS) on July 
13, 2016, read twice, and referred to the Committee on 
Commerce, Science, and Transportation. S. 3183 was the 
companion bill to H.R. 5104.
    On September 13, 2016, the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product 
Safety, Insurance, and Data Security held a hearing on S. 3183.
    On September 27, 2016, Senator Thune (SD) reported S. 3183, 
as amended, to the Senate without a written report, and the 
bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 648).
    On November 30, 2016, S. 3183 was considered in the Senate 
and passed, as amended, by unanimous consent.
    On December 5, 2016, Senator Thune (SD) filed a written 
report (Report No. 114-391).
    On December 1, 2016, S. 3183 was received in the House and 
held at the desk.
    On December 7, 2016, Representative Marsha Blackburn (TN-
07) asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table S. 
3183, and asked for its immediate consideration in the House. 
The bill was passed by unanimous consent.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

             Reinforcing American Made Products Act of 2016


                               H.R. 5092

    To make exclusive the authority of the Federal Government 
to regulate the labeling of products introduced in interstate 
or foreign commerce as made in the United States, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5092 amends the Violent Crime Control and Law 
Enforcement Act of 1994 to provide that the Federal Trade 
Commission's regulation of the labeling of products as ``Made 
in the U.S.A.'' or ``Made in America'' shall supersede any 
state laws regarding the extent to which a product is 
introduced, delivered, sold, advertised, or offered for sale in 
interstate or foreign commerce with such a label in order to 
represent that the product was in whole or substantial part of 
domestic origin.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5092 was introduced by Representative Gregg Harper 
(MS-03) on April 28, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5092 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on April 29, 2016.
    On May 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on H.R. 5092.
    On June 8 and 9, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade met in open markup session to consider 
H.R. 5092 and forwarded the bill, to the full Committee, 
without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    On July 12, 13, and 14, 2016, the full Committee on Energy 
and Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5092 
and ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a roll call vote of 29 yeas and 21 nays.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

        Clarifying Legality and Enforcement Action Reasoning Act


                               H.R. 5109

    To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to require annual 
reports to Congress regarding the status and disposition of 
investigations of unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or 
affecting commerce.

Summary

    H.R. 5109 requires the Federal Trade Commission to submit 
an annual report to Congress on investigations relating to 
unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5109 was introduced by Representative Brett Guthrie 
(KY-02) on April 28, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5109 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on April 29, 2016.
    On May 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on H.R. 5109.
    No further action was taken on the bill. Provisions similar 
to H.R. 5109 were included in H.R. 5510.

            Freeing Responsible and Effective Exchanges Act


                               H.R. 5116

    To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to permit a 
bipartisan majority of Commissioners to hold a meeting that is 
closed to the public to discuss official business.

Summary

    H.R. 5116 amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to permit 
a bipartisan majority of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 
commissioners to hold a nonpublic meeting to discuss official 
business if no votes or actions are taken, each person at the 
meeting is an FTC commissioner or employee, and an attorney 
from the FTC's Office of General Counsel is present. Within two 
business days after such a nonpublic meeting, the FTC must 
disclose on its website a list of persons who attended such 
meeting, and a summary of discussed matters, except for matters 
that are classified or otherwise exempt from disclosure.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5116 was introduced by Representative Pete Olson (TX-
22) on April 28, 2016, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 5116 was referred to the Subcommittee 
Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on April 29, 2016.
    On May 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on H.R. 5116.
    No further action was taken on the bill. Provisions similar 
to H.R. 5116 were included in H.R. 5510.

FTC Robust Elderly Protections and Organizational Requirements To Track 
                               Scams Act


                               H.R. 5098

    To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to require an 
annual plan and a report on elder fraud, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5098 amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to 
require the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to publish and 
submit to Congress annually the FTC's plan for the next 
calendar year, and a report on FTC enforcement actions 
involving allegations of fraud targeting individuals who are 65 
or older during the previous year.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5098 was introduced by Representative Gus Bilirakis 
(FL-12) on April 28, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5098 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on April 29, 2016.
    On May 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on H.R. 5098.
    No further action was taken on the bill. Provisions similar 
to H.R. 5098 were included in H.R. 5510.

 Solidifying Habitual and Institutional Explanations of Liability and 
                              Defenses Act


                               H.R. 5118

    To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to specify 
certain effects of guidelines, general statements of policy, 
and similar guidance issued by the Federal Trade Commission.

Summary

    H.R. 5118 amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to 
prohibit guidelines or general statements of policy issued by 
the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) from conferring rights upon 
any person, state, or locality, or binding the FTC or any 
person, state, or locality to a recommended approach. In 
enforcement actions, the FTC may not rely solely on allegations 
that acts or practices are inconsistent with guidelines or 
general policy statements unless the acts or practices violate 
a FTC-enforced law. Lastly, compliance with guidelines or 
general statements of policy may be used as evidence of 
compliance with a law under which the guidelines or statements 
were issued.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5118 was introduced by Representative Mike Pompeo (KS-
04) on April 28, 2016, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 5118 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on April 29, 2016.
    On May 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on H.R. 5118.
    No further action was taken on the bill. Provisions similar 
to H.R. 5118 were included in H.R. 5510.

            Start Taking Action on Lingering Liabilities Act


                               H.R. 5097

    To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to require the 
termination of inactive investigations after a period of six 
months.

Summary

    H.R. 5097 amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to 
require certain Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigations 
to terminate six months after the FTC sends a verifiable 
written communication to notify the subject of the 
investigation. The bill also provides an exception that allows 
such an investigation to continue beyond that six-month period 
if, before the period expires, the FTC sends an additional 
verifiable written communication, or votes to extend the 
investigation.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5097 was introduced by Representative Susan W. Brooks 
(IN-05) on April 28, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5097 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on April 29, 2016.
    On May 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on H.R. 5097.
    No further action was taken on the bill. Provisions similar 
to H.R. 5097 were included in H.R. 5510.

         Statement of Unfairness Reinforcement and Emphasis Act


                               H.R. 5115

    To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to include 
requirements for declaring an act or practice unlawful, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5115 amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to 
provide additional factors for in the Federal Trade Commission 
(FTC) to consider before it may declare acts or practices to be 
unlawful on the ground that they are unfair and likely to cause 
substantial injury to consumers.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5115 was introduced by Representative Markwayne Mullin 
(OK-02) on April 28, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5115 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on April 29, 2016.
    On May 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on H.R. 5115.
    No further action was taken on the bill. Provisions similar 
to H.R. 5115 were included in H.R. 5510.

      Technological Innovation Through Modernizing Enforcement Act


                               H.R. 5093

    To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to require a time 
limitation for certain consent orders, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5093 amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to 
require any consent order entered into by the Federal Trade 
Commission (FTC) to include a termination clause providing for 
the order to expire not later than eight years after it is 
entered into, unless it relates to alleged fraud by an entity 
subject to the order and requires a longer time limit. A 
consent order longer than five years that is unrelated to 
alleged fraud by the entity must include a clause providing for 
the FTC to review the order five years after it is entered 
into. H.R. 5093 also allows entities subject to a consent order 
that is unrelated to alleged fraud and has been effective for 
at least five years to petition the FTC to terminate the order. 
If the FTC determines that such a consent order no longer 
serves its purposes, the FTC shall terminate the order.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5093 was introduced by Representative Michael C. 
Burgess (TX-27) on April 28, 2016, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5093 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on April 29, 
2016.
    On May 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on H.R. 5093.
    No further action was taken on the bill. Provisions similar 
to H.R. 5093 were included in H.R. 5510.

             Bereaved Consumer's Bill of Rights Act of 2016


                               H.R. 5212

    To direct the Federal Trade Commission to establish rules 
to prohibit unfair or deceptive acts or practices related to 
the provision of funeral goods or funeral services.

Summary

    H.R. 5212 directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to 
prescribe rules prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or 
practices in the provision of funeral goods or services.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5212 was introduced by Representative Bobby L. Rush 
(IL-01) on May 12, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5212 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on May 13, 2016.
    On May 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on H.R. 5212.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                 Stop Online Booking Scams Act of 2016


                               H.R. 4526

    To amend the Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act to 
protect consumers from deceptive practices with respect to 
online booking of hotel reservations and to direct the Federal 
Trade Commission to conduct a study with respect to online 
shopping for hotel reservations, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4526 amends the Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence 
Act (ROSCA) to prohibit a third party online hotel reservation 
seller from charging a consumer's credit card, debit card, bank 
account, or other financial account for any good or service 
sold in an Internet transaction, unless the seller discloses 
all material terms of the transaction.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4526 was introduced by Representative Lois Frankel 
(FL-22) on February 10, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4526 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on February 12, 2016.
    On May 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on H.R. 4526.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                      Youth Sports Concussion Act


                               H.R. 4460

    To reduce sports-related concussions in youth, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4460 makes it unlawful to sell or offer for sale in 
interstate commerce, or import into the United States for such 
purposes, athletic sporting equipment for which the seller or 
importer makes any deceptive claim with respect to the safety 
benefits of such item. Violations shall be treated as unfair or 
deceptive acts or practices under the Federal Trade Commission 
Act.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4460 was introduced by Representative Bill Pascrell, 
Jr. (NJ-09) on February 4, 2016, and referred to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4460 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on February 
5, 2016.
    On May 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on H.R. 4460.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

              Protecting Consumers in Commerce Act of 2016


                               H.R. 5239

    To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to permit the 
Federal Trade Commission to enforce such Act against certain 
common carriers.

Summary

    H.R. 5239 amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to 
authorize the Federal Trade Commission to regulate common 
carriers subject to the Communications Act of 1934.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5239 was introduced by Representative Jerry McNerney 
(CA-09) on May 13, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5239 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on May 20, 2016.
    On May 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on H.R. 5239.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

   Better Oversight of Secondary Sales and Accountability in Concert 
                         Ticketing Act of 2016


                               H.R. 5245

    To direct the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe rules 
to protect consumers from unfair and deceptive acts and 
practices in connection with primary and secondary ticket 
sales, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5245 directs the Federal Trade Commission to 
promulgate rules for the primary or secondary sale, 
distribution, or pricing of tickets for sporting events, 
theater, musical performances, or places of public amusement

Legislative History

    H.R. 5245 was introduced by Representative Bill Pascrell, 
Jr. (NJ-09) on May 16, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5245 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on May 20, 2016.
    On May 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on H.R. 5245.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 To Amend the Federal Trade Commission Act To Permit the Federal Trade 
Commission To Enforce Such Act Against Certain Tax Exempt Organizations


                               H.R. 5255

    To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to permit the 
Federal Trade Commission to enforce such Act against certain 
tax-exempt organizations.

Summary

    H.R. 5255 amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to 
certain tax-exempt nonprofit charitable organizations subject 
to the authority of the Federal Trade Commission.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5255 was introduced by Representative Bobby L. Rush 
(IL-01) on May 16, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5255 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on May 20, 2016.
    On May 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on H.R. 5255.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                        ROV In-Depth Examination


                                H.R. 999

    To direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the 
National Academy of Sciences to study the vehicle handling 
requirements proposed by the Commission for recreational off-
highway vehicles and to prohibit the adoption of any such 
requirements until the completion of the study.

Summary

    H.R. 999 provides that the Consumer Product Safety 
Commission shall have no authority to (1) establish 
recreational off-highway vehicle (ROV) performance or 
configuration standards until the completion of a study, or (2) 
require ROV manufacturers to provide performance and technical 
data to prospective purchasers and to the first purchaser of an 
ROV for purposes other than resale.

Legislative History

    H.R. 999 was introduced by Representative Mike Pompeo (KS-
04) on February 13, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 999 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on February 20, 2015.
    On May 20, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on H.R. 999.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

          Improving Broadband Access for Veterans Act of 2016


                               H.R. 6394

    To require the Federal Communications Commission to submit 
to Congress a report on promoting broadband Internet access 
service for veterans.

Summary

    H.R. 6394 would require the Federal Communications 
Commission to submit to Congress a report on promoting 
broadband Internet access service for veterans, in particular 
low-income veterans and veterans residing in rural areas.

Legislative History

    H.R. 6394 was introduced by Representative Jerry McNerney 
(CA-09) on November 29, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On December 6, 2016, H.R. 6394 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 411 yeas and 4 nays 
(Roll Call No. 604).
    On December 7, 2016, H.R. 6394 was received in the Senate.
    No further action was taken on this bill.

      Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act


                            S. 253, H.R. 734

    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. 734 consolidates eight separate reports of the Federal 
Communications Commission (FCC) into a single comprehensive 
report focused on intermodal competition, deploying 
communications capabilities to unserved communities, and 
eliminating regulatory barriers. By consolidating these 
reports, H.R. 734 reduces the reporting burdens on the FCC and 
encourages the agency to analyze competition in the marketplace 
as a whole. The bill also eliminates several outdated reports, 
including references to reports made more than a decade ago.

Legislative History

    On February 4, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology met in open markup session to consider a Discussion 
Draft entitled ``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,'' and ordered the 
Discussion Draft favorably forwarded to the full Committee, as 
amended, by a voice vote.
    H.R. 734 was introduced by Representative Steve Scalise 
(LA-01) on February 4, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 734 was identical to the Discussion 
Draft considered by the Subcommittee.
    H.R. 734 was referred to the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology on February 6, 2015.
    On February 11 and 12, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 734 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a voice vote.
    On February 24, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 734 to the House (H. Rept. 114-27), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 19).
    On February 24, 2015, H.R. 734 was considered in the House 
under a motion to the suspend the Rules, and the bill was 
passed, without amendment, by a roll call vote of 411 yeas and 
0 nays (Roll Call No. 85).
    On February 25, 2015, H.R. 734 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    S. 253 was introduced by Senator Dean Heller (NV) on 
January 26, 2015, read twice, and referred to the Committee on 
Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
    On February 26, 2015, the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation ordered S. 253, as amended, to be favorably 
reported to the Senate.
    On May 22, 2015, Senator John Thune (SD) reported S. 253 to 
the Senate with a written report (Report 114-58), and the bill 
was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under General 
Orders (Calendar No. 100).
    On June 10, 2015, S. 253 was considered in the Senate and 
passed, as amended, by unanimous consent.
    On June 11, 2015, S. 253 was received in the House and held 
at the Speaker's table.
    On September 27, 2016, S. 253 passed the House, as amended, 
by unanimous consent. The short title of S. 253 was amended to 
``Communications Act Update Act of 2016.''
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                     Improving Recall Tracking Act


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

Summary

    The bill requires the Secretary of Transportation to 
establish a national database of vehicle identification numbers 
and registration information

Legislative History

    On September 25, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on the Discussion Draft 
entitled ``Improving Recall Tracking Act.''
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                 Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

Summary

    The bill would encourage automotive employees and 
contractors to disclose information about possible safety 
violations if they are concealed or go unreported.

Legislative History

    On September 25, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on the Discussion Draft 
entitled ``Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act.''
    No further action was taken on the bill. Provisions similar 
to the Discussion Draft were included in H.R. 22.

                          OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES


        What Are the Elements of Sound Data Breach Legislation?

    On January 27, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``What are the 
Elements of Sound Data Breach Legislation.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine the different state laws dealing with 
data breach notification and the laws governing commercial data 
security. The Subcommittee received testimony from Elizabeth 
Hyman, Executive Vice President, Public Policy, Tech America, 
powered by CompTIA; Jennifer Glasgow, Chief Privacy Officer, 
Acxiom Corporation; Brian Dodge, Executive Vice President, 
Communications and Strategic Initiatives, Retail Industry 
Leaders Association; and Woodrow Hartzog, Associate Professor, 
Cumberland School of Law.

          Update: Patent Demand Letter Practices and Solutions

    On February 26, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Update: 
Patent Demand Letter Practices and Solutions.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine the practice of sending demand 
letters on a large scale that contain inaccuracies, 
misrepresentations, or omissions in order to extract 
unjustified payments from businesses and individuals. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Vince Malta, Liaison for 
Law and Policy, National Association of Realtors; Paul 
Gugliuzza, Associate Professor, Boston University School of 
Law; Laurie Self, Vice President and Counsel, Government 
Affairs, Qualcomm; and Vera Ranieri, Staff Attorney, Electronic 
Frontier Foundation.

     The Internet of Things: Exploring the Next Technology Frontier

    On March 24, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``The Internet 
of Things: Exploring the Next Technology Frontier.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to learn about the emerging Internet 
of Things marketplace and its role in strengthening the U.S. 
economy and improving the quality of life for consumers. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Daniel Castro, Vice 
President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; 
Brian Van Harlingen, Chief Technology Officer, Belkin 
International, Inc.; Rose Schooler, Vice President, Internet of 
Things Group and GM, IoT Strategy and Technology Office, Intel 
Corporation; and Brad Morehead, Chief Executive Officer, 
LiveWatch Security, LLC.

          Oversight of the Consumer Product Safety Commission

    On May 19, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of 
the Consumer Product Safety Commission.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine the Chairman's priorities and goal while 
discussing the relationship between the CPSC and the regulated 
communities. The subcommittee received testimony from Elliot F. 
Kaye, Chairman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission; Robert 
S. Adler, Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety 
Commission; Ann Marie Buerkle, Commissioner, U.S. Consumer 
Product Safety Commission; Joseph Mohorovic, Commissioner, U.S. 
Consumer Product Safety Commission; Cheryl Falvey, Co-Chair, 
Advertising and Product Risk Management, Crowell & Moring LLP; 
Ronald Warfield, Chief Executive Office, ATV/ROV/UTV Safety 
Consulting; Erik Pritchard, Executive Vice President and 
General Counsel, Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association; 
and, Heidi Crow-Michael, Winnsboro, Texas

          An Update on the Takata Airbag Ruptures and Recalls

    On June 2, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``An Update on 
the Takata Airbag Ruptures and Recalls.'' The purpose of this 
hearing was to review the investigations surrounding the Takata 
airbag inflator defects and learn about the new and expanded 
recalls initiated since the Subcommittee's December 2014 
hearing on this issue. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Mark Rosekind, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration; Kevin Kennedy, Executive Vice President, 
Takata; David Kelly, Project Director, Independent Testing 
Coalition; Mitch Bainwol, President and CEO, Alliance of 
Automobile Manufacturers; and John Bozzella, Chief Executive 
Officer, Global Automakers.

     EPA's Proposed Ozone Rule: Potential Impacts on Manufacturing

    On June 16, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Energy and 
Power held a joint hearing entitled ``EPA's Proposed Ozone 
Rule: Potential Impacts on Manufacturing.'' The purpose of this 
hearing was to examine the potential impacts of the 
Environmental Protection Agency's proposed ozone rule on the 
U.S. manufacturing sector. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Ross E. Eisenberg, Vice President, Energy and Resources 
Policy, National Association of Manufacturers; Erin Monroe 
Wesley, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, 
Baton Rouge Area Chamber; Michael Freeman, Division President, 
The Americas, WD-40 Company; Stacey-Ann Taylor, Director, 
Product Stewardship, Henry Company; Louis Anthony Cox, Jr., 
President, Cox Associates; Gregory B. Diette, Professor of 
Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine on behalf 
of the American Thoracic Society; and Robert L. Glicksman, J.B. 
and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, George 
Washington University School of Law.

 Vehicle to Vehicle Communications and Connected Roadways of the Future

    On June 25, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Vehicle-to-
Vehicle Communications and Connected Roadways of the Future.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to learn about vehicle-to-
vehicle (V2V) communications technology and what it means for 
safety, the future of the nation's roadways, and the U.S. 
economy. The Subcommittee received testimony from Peter 
Sweatman, Director, University of Michigan Transportation 
Research Institute; Nat Beuse, Associate Administrator, Vehicle 
Safety Research, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration; David St. Amant, President and COO, Econolite 
Group Inc.; Barry Einsig, Global Transportation Executive, 
Cisco; and Harry Lightsey, Executive Director, Global Connected 
Customer Experience, General Motors.

 The Disrupter Series: How the Sharing Economy Creates Jobs, Benefits 
                 Consumers, and Raises Policy Questions

    On September 29, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``The 
Disrupter Series: How Sharing is Faring: Growth and Adjustment 
in the Sharing Economy.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine the growth of sharing economies and the platforms that 
comprise the networks of people and services. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Alex Chriss, Vice President and General 
Manager, Intuit, Inc.; Bob Passmore, Assistant Vice President, 
Personal Lines Policy, Property Casualty Insurers Association 
of America; Luceele Smith, Driver, Partner, Uber Technologies, 
Inc.; Jon Lieber, Chief Economist, Thumbtack; Michael 
Beckerman, President and CEO, The Internet Association; and 
Dean Baker, Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy 
Research.

          Examining Ways To Improve Vehicle and Roadway Safety

    On October 21, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Examining 
Ways to Improve Vehicle and Roadway Safety.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was

             Fighting Fraud Against the Elderly, an Update

    On October 23, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Fighting 
Fraud Against the Elderly, an Update.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine how local, state, and Federal agencies 
are working together to address fraud against the elderly, and 
what enforcement challenges these agencies face in combating 
fraud. The Subcommittee received testimony from Daniel Kaufman, 
Deputy Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade 
Commission; Stacy Canan, Deputy Director, Office of Financial 
Protection for Older Americans, Consumer Financial Protection 
Bureau; Robert F. Harris, Cook County Public Guardian; Charles 
Wallace, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program 
Director, Computer Science, Michigan Technological University; 
and Tobie Stanger, Senior Editor, Consumer Reports.

  Examining the EU Safe Harbor Decision and Impacts for Transatlantic 
                               Data Flows

    On November 3, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade and Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology the held a joint hearing entitled ``Examining the EU 
Safe Harbor Decision and Impacts for Transatlantic Data 
Flows.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine the impact 
on United States' industry following the European Court of 
Justice's decision in the Schrems case in which the Court of 
Justice of the European Union ruled that the U.S.-EU Safe 
Harbor Framework is no longer available as a valid transfer 
mechanism for data between the U.S. and the EU. The 
Subcommittees received testimony from Victoria Espinel, 
President and CEO, Business Software Alliance; Joshua Meltzer, 
Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, The Brookings 
Institution; John Murphy, Senior Vice President for 
International Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and Marc 
Rotenberg, President, Electronic Privacy Information Center.

 The Disrupter Series: The Fast-Evolving Uses and Economic Impacts of 
                                 Drones

    On November 19, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``The 
Disrupter Series: The Fast-Evolving Uses and Economic Impacts 
of Drones.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine the 
commercial uses for drones and the types of drones that are 
expected to be developed in the next five years. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Joshua M. Walden, Senior 
Vice President and General Manager, New Technology Group, Intel 
Corporation; John Villasenor, Professor of Public Policy and 
Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 
Luskin School of Public Affairs; Brian Wynne, President and 
CEO, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International; 
and Margot Kaminski, Assistant Professor, Moritz School of Law, 
Ohio State University.

                 The Disrupter Series: Mobile Payments

    On December 1, 2015, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``The 
Disrupter Series: Mobile Payments.'' The purpose of the hearing 
was to examine how mobile payment options impact the 
traditional payment landscape and what hurdles exist for 
widespread consumer adoption. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from John Muller, Vice President for Global Payments 
Policy, PayPal; Sang Ahn, Chief Commercial Officer, U.S. 
Samsung Pay; Jessica Deckinger, Chief Marketing Officer, 
Merchant Customer Exchange; and Sarah Jane Hughes, University 
Scholar and Fellow in Commercial Law, Indiana University Maurer 
School of Law.

    Industry Perspectives on the Consumer Product Safety Commission

    On February 10, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Industry 
Perspectives on the Consumer Product Safety Commission.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine the voluntary standards 
setting process, the Consumer Product Safety Commission's 
(CPSC) statutory obligation to evaluate those standards prior 
to issuing mandatory standards, and how this process impacts 
industry's ability to adjust and improve standards and 
compliance activities for consumer products. Additionally, the 
hearing examined the CPSC's budget request for Fiscal Year 2017 
and whether the agency has been efficiently meeting 
Congressional directives and public safety goals. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Jonathan Gold, Vice 
President, Supply Chain and Customs Policy, National Retail 
Federation; Mark Fellin, Director of Regulatory and Legislative 
Affairs, Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association; Erik 
Pritchard, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, 
Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association; and Rachel 
Weintraub, Legislative Director and General Counsel, Consumer 
Federation of America.

                     Disrupter Series: 3D Printing

    On February 26, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``The 
Disrupter Series: 3D Printing.'' The purpose of the hearing was 
to examine the types of additive manufacturing that are poised 
to revolutionize manufacturing in use and in development, as 
well as the most significant barriers to investment in 3D 
printing technology. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Alan Amling, Vice President, Global Logistics and Marketing, 
United Parcel Service, Inc.; Edward Herderick, Additive 
Technologies Leader, GE Corporate Supply Chain and Operations; 
Neal Orringer, Vice President, Alliances and Partnerships, 3D 
Systems Corp.; and Ed Morris, Vice President and Director, 
America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation 
Institute National Center for Defense Manufacturing and 
Machining.

                   Disrupter Series: Wearable Devices

    On March 3, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``The 
Disrupter Series: Wearable Devices.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine how wearables impact consumer and 
employer engagement in commerce, data-driven innovation, 
economic growth, job creation, and obstacles to widespread 
adoption of these devices. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Doug Webster, Vice President for Service Provider 
Marketing, Cisco; Suresh Palliparambil, American Sales and 
Business Development Director, NXP; Meg Burich, Director 
Commercial Development and Marketing, Adidas Digital Sports; 
Thomas D. Bianculli, Vice President, Emerging Technology 
Office, Zebra Technologies; and Scott R. Peppet, Professor of 
Law, University of Colorado Law School.

     Disrupter Series: Digital Currency and Block Chain Technology

    On March 16, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``The 
Disrupter Series: Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to learn about blockchain 
technology and digital currencies, the regulatory environment 
for blockchain technology and digital currencies, and the 
hurtles that exist for the industry and consumer adoption. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from John A. Beccia III, 
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Circle Internet 
Financial (on behalf of the Electronic Transactions 
Association); Jerry Brito, Executive Director, Coin Center; 
Jerry Cuomo, Vice President Blockchain Technologies, IBM; 
Matthew Roszak, Chairman, Chamber of Digital Commerce, and Co-
Founder, Bloq, Inc.; Paul Snow, Chief Architect, Factom; and 
Juan Suarez, Counsel, Coinbase.

                            NHTSA Oversight

    On April 14, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``NHTSA 
Oversight.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine changes 
in vehicle technology, matters related to recent vehicle 
recalls, FAST Act implementation, advanced automotive 
technologies, Cybersecurity, and distracted driving. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Mark Rosekind, 
Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; 
Mitch Bainwol, President and CEO, Alliance of Automobile 
Manufacturers; John Bozzella, President and CEO, Global 
Automakers; Michael Wilson, CEO, Automotive Recyclers 
Association; Ann Wilson, Senior Vice President, Motor 
andEquipment Manufacturers Association; and Jackie Gillan, 
President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety.

          The Pet Medication Industry: Issues and Perspectives

    On April 29, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``The Pet 
Medication Industry: Issues and Perspectives.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine a variety of issues in the pet 
medication industry, including consumer protection issues. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Tara Koslov, Deputy 
Director, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission; 
Nathan Smith, Vice President, True Science; and John H. de 
Jong, Chair Board of Directors, American Veterinary Medical 
Association.

             Daily Fantasy Sports: Issues and Perspectives

    On May 11, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Daily 
Fantasy Sports: Issues and Perspectives.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine the current regulatory environment for 
fantasy sport operators at the Federal and state level and 
consumer protection issues. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Steve Brubaker, Executive Director, Small Business Fantasy 
Sports Trade Association; Kurt Eggert, Professor of Law, 
Chapman University Fowler School of Law; Jordan Gnat, Senior 
Vice President, Strategic Business Development, Scientific 
Games; Mark Locke, Chief Executive Officer, Genius Sports; John 
M. McManus, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and 
Secretary, MGM Resorts International; Ryan Rodenberg, Assistant 
Professor, Department of Sport Management, Florida State 
University; Peter Schoenke, President, Rotowire.com, Chairman, 
Fantasy Sports Trade Association; and Lindsay Slader, 
Operations Manager, GeoComply.

                   Disrupter Series: Health Care Apps

    On July 13, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``The 
Disrupter Series: Health Care Apps.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to define and classify health care apps and 
understand how health care apps are disrupting the way 
consumers and professionals engage in the health care system. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from Diane Johnson, North 
America Regulatory Affairs Policy and Intelligence Medical 
Devices, Johnson & Johnson; Matt Patterson, President, 
AirStrip; E. Ray Dorsey, Professor of Neurology and Director of 
the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics, University of 
Rochester Medical Center; Bettina Experton, President and CEO, 
Humetrix; Laura Ferris, Assistant Professor, University of 
Pittsburgh, Department of Dermatology; and Nicolas P. Terry, 
Hall Render Professor of Law and Executive Director of the 
William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health, 
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

                  Disrupter Series: Advanced Robotics

    On September 14, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Disrupter 
Series: Advanced Robotics.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
explore the future of advanced robotics applications, 
educational initiatives, and how the United States is 
positioned to leverage these innovations in the future. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Jeff Burnstein, President, 
Robotic Industries Association; Meg Jones, Assistant Professor, 
Communication, Culture, and Technology, Georgetown University; 
Dean Kamen, Founder, Deka Research; Sridhar Kota, Herrick 
Professor of Engineering, University of Michigan.

Midterm Review and Update on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Program 
       and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Motor Vehicles

    On September 22, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Energy and 
Power held a joint hearing entitled ``Midterm Review and Update 
on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Program and Greenhouse 
Gas Emissions Standards for Motor Vehicles.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine the status of economic and 
marketplace estimates and projections made in 2012 and the 
impact that those assumptions will have on auto manufacturers' 
ability to meet increasing fuel economy standards. Furthermore, 
the hearing explored the CAFE program's impact on economic 
growth, innovation, product development and job creation within 
the auto industry. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of 
Air and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency; Paul 
Hemmersbaugh, Chief Counsel, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration; John Bozzella, President and CEO, Global 
Automakers; Mitch Bainwol, President and CEO, Alliance of 
Automobile Manufacturers; Peter Welch, President, National 
Automobile Dealers Association; John D. Graham, Ph.D., Dean, 
School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University 
Bloomington; John German, Senior Fellow/U.S. Co-Lead, The 
International Council on Clean Transportation; and Mark Cooper, 
Director of Research, Consumer Federation of America.

                  Disrupter Series: Self-Driving Cars

    On November 15, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Disrupter 
Series: Self-Driving Cars.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine the impacts self-driving cars will have on vehicular 
travel, mobility and roadway safety. Furthermore, to examine 
NHTSA's guidance and what impacts it will have on development 
and deployment of self-driving cars. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Mark Rosekind, Administrator, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration; Mitch Bainwol, President and 
CEO, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers; Ann Wilson, Senior 
Vice President, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association; 
Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Technology 
Association; Kirk Steudle, Chief Deputy Director, Michigan 
Department of Transportation; and Laura MacCleery, Vice 
President Consumer Policy and Mobilization, Consumer Reports.

  Understanding the Role of Connected Devices in Recent Cyber Attacks

    On November 16, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology held a joint hearing entitled ``Understanding 
the Role of Connected Devices in Recent Cyber Attacks.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to review the series of connected 
device-based distributed denial of service attacks, understand 
current countermeasures, and consider future efforts to combat 
malicious actors that could target vulnerabilities in modern 
digital infrastructure. The Subcommittees received testimony 
from Dale Drew, Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer, 
Level 3 Communications; Kevin Fu, CEO, Virta Labs, and 
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and 
Computer Science, University of Michigan; and Bruce Schneier, 
Adjunct Lecturer, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard 
University, and Fellow, Berkman Klein Center, Harvard 
University.

              Mixed Martial Arts: Issues and Perspectives

    On December 8, 2016, the Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Mixed 
Martial Arts: Issues and Perspectives.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine how the structure of the MMA industry is 
different from that of other professional sports and what these 
differences mean for policymakers. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Randy Couture, President, Xtreme Couture; Lydia 
Robertson, Treasurer, Association of Boxing Commissions and 
Combative Sports; Jeff Novitzky, Vice President, Athlete Health 
and Performance, and Pathology, Alzheimer's Disease Center, 
Boston University.

                              HEARINGS HELD
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    Serial No.             Hearing Title             Hearing Date(s)
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114-4............  What are the Elements of      January 27, 2015
                    Sound Data Breach
                    Legislation? (Subcommittee
                    on Commerce, Manufacturing,
                    and Trade).
114-14...........  Update: Patent Demand Letter  February 26, 2015
                    Practices and Solution.
                    (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                    Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-21...........  Discussion Draft of H.R. __,  March 18, 2015
                    Data Security and Breach
                    Notification Act of 2015.
                    (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                    Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-26...........  The Internet of Things:       March 24, 2015
                    Exploring the Next
                    Technology Frontier.
                    (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                    Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-32...........  H.R. __, Targeting Rogue and  April 16, 2015
                    Opaque Letters (TROL) Act.
                    (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                    Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-45...........  Oversight of the Consumer     May 19, 2015
                    Product Safety Commission.
                    (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                    Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-49...........  An Update on the Takata       June 2, 2015
                    Airbag Ruptures and
                    Recalls. (Subcommittee on
                    Commerce, Manufacturing,
                    and Trade).
114-56...........  EPA's Proposed Ozone Rule:    June 16, 2015
                    Potential Impacts on
                    Manufacturing.
                    (Subcommittee on Energy and
                    Power and Subcommittee on
                    Commerce, Manufacturing,
                    and Trade).
114-60...........  Vehicle to Vehicle            June 25, 2015
                    Communications and
                    Connected Roadways of the
                    Future. (Subcommittee on
                    Commerce, Manufacturing,
                    and Trade).
114-65...........  H.R. 985, Concrete Masonry    July 10, 2015
                    Products Research,
                    Education, and Promotion
                    Act of 2015. (Subcommittee
                    on Commerce, Manufacturing,
                    and Trade).
114-78...........  Legislative Hearing on VIN    September 25, 2015
                    Database and Auto
                    Whistleblower Bills.
                    (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                    Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-80...........  The Disrupter Series: How     September 29, 2015
                    the Sharing Economy Creates
                    Jobs, Benefits Consumers,
                    and Raises Policy
                    Questions. (Subcommittee on
                    Commerce, Manufacturing,
                    and Trade).
114-87...........  Examining Ways to Improve     October 21, 2015
                    Vehicle and Roadway Safety.
                    (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                    Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-92...........  Fighting Fraud Against the    October 23, 2015
                    Elderly, an Update.
                    (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                    Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-97...........  Examining the EU Safe Harbor  November 3, 2015
                    Decision and Impacts for
                    Transatlantic Data Flows.
                    (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                    Manufacturing, and Trade
                    and Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-103..........  The Disrupter Series: The     November 19, 2015
                    Fast-Evolving Uses and
                    Economic Impacts of Drones.
                    (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                    Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-105..........  The Disrupter Series: Mobile  December 1, 2015
                    Payments. (Subcommittee on
                    Commerce, Manufacturing,
                    and Trade).
114-116..........  Industry Perspectives on the  February 10, 2016
                    Consumer Product Safety
                    Commission. (Subcommittee
                    on Commerce, Manufacturing,
                    and Trade).
114-120..........  Disrupter Series: 3D          February 26, 2016
                    Printing. (Subcommittee on
                    Commerce, Manufacturing,
                    and Trade).
114-125..........  Disrupter Series: Wearable    March 3, 2016
                    Devices. (Subcommittee on
                    Commerce, Manufacturing,
                    and Trade).
114-126..........  Disrupter Series: Digital     March 16, 2016
                    Currency and Block Chain
                    Technology. (Subcommittee
                    on Commerce, Manufacturing,
                    and Trade).
114-133..........  NHTSA Oversight.              April 14, 2016
                    (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                    Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-142..........  The Pet Medication Industry:  April 29, 2016
                    Issues and Perspectives.
                    (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                    Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-144..........  Daily Fantasy Sports: Issues  May 11, 2016
                    and Perspectives.
                    (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                    Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-148..........  Legislative Hearing on 17     May 24, 2016
                    FTC Bills. (Subcommittee on
                    Commerce, Manufacturing,
                    and Trade).
114-163..........  Disrupter Series: Health      July 13, 2016
                    Care Apps. (Subcommittee on
                    Commerce, Manufacturing,
                    and Trade).
114-169..........  Disrupter Series: Advanced    September 14, 2016
                    Robotics. (Subcommittee on
                    Commerce, Manufacturing,
                    and Trade).
114-171..........  Midterm Review and Update on  September 22, 2016
                    the Corporate Average Fuel
                    Economy Program and
                    Greenhouse Gas Emissions
                    Standards For Motor
                    Vehicles. (Subcommittee on
                    Commerce, Manufacturing,
                    and Trade and Subcommittee
                    on Energy and Power).
114-174..........  Disrupter Series: Self-       November 15, 2016
                    Driving Cars (Subcommittee
                    on Commerce, Manufacturing,
                    and Trade).
114-175..........  Understanding the Role of     November 16, 2016
                    Connected Devices in Recent
                    Cyber Attacks.
                    (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                    Manufacturing, and Trade
                    and Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-179..........  Mixed Martial Arts: Issues    December 8, 2016
                    and Perspectives
                    (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                    Manufacturing, and Trade).
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             Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

                             (Ratio 18-13)

   GREG WALDEN, Oregon, Chairman

ANNA G. ESHOO, California,           ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
MICHAEL F. DOYLE, Pennsylvania       JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois
PETER WELCH, Vermont                 MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee
JOHN A. YARMUTH, Kentucky            STEVE SCALISE, Louisiana
YVETTE D. CLARKE, New York           LEONARD LANCE, New Jersey
DAVID LOEBSACK, Iowa                 BRETT GUTHRIE, Kentucky
BOBBY L. RUSH, Illinois              PETE OLSON, Texas
DIANA DeGETTE, Colorado              MIKE POMPEO, Kansas
G.K. BUTTERFIELD, North Carolina     ADAM KINZINGER, Illinois
DORIS O. MATSUI, California          GUS BILIRAKIS, Florida
JERRY McNERNEY, California           BILL JOHNSON, Ohio
BEN RAY LUJAN, New Mexico            BILLY LONG, Missouri
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       RENEE L. ELLMERS, North Carolina
  (Ex Officio)                       CHRIS COLLINS, New York
                                     KEVIN CRAMER, North Dakota
                                     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


               Rural Health Care Connectivity Act of 2016


           PUBLIC LAW 114-182 (S. 1916, H.R. 4111, H.R. 2576)

    To include skilled nursing facilities as a type of health 
care provider under section 254(h) of the Communications Act of 
1934.

Summary

    H.R. 4111 amends the Communications Act of 1934 to include 
skilled nursing facilities among the types of health care 
providers eligible for subsidized service under the Universal 
Service Fund.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4111 was introduced by Representative Leonard Lance 
(NJ-07) on November 19, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4111 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on November 20, 2015.
    On April 13, 2016, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Legislative Hearing on 
Seven Communications Bills'' and received testimony on the 
bill.
    On April 18 and 19, 2016, the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology met in open markup session to 
consider H.R 4111 and forwarded the bill to the full Committee, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On April 26, 27, and 28, 2016 the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4111 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On May 23, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4111 to the House (H. Rept. 114-582), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 452).
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    On May 24, 2016, the House considered a Senate amendment to 
H.R. 2576, Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st 
Century Act. A motion offered by Representative John Shimkus 
(IL-15) to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2576 with an 
amendment, which included the provisions of H.R. 4111 as Title 
II, was agreed to by a roll call vote of 403 yeas and 12 nays 
(Roll Call No. 238).
    On May 24, 2016, H.R. 2576, with the House amendment to the 
Senate amendment, was received in the Senate. On June 7, 2016, 
the H.R. 2576 was considered in the Senate, and the bill was 
passed by a voice vote.
    On June 14, 2016, H.R. 2576 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on June 22, 2016 (Public Law 
114-182).

 Expressing the Sense of the House of Representatives That Protections 
 Against Cramming Should Be Improved and Consumers Should Be Empowered 
     To Stop Unwanted Third-Party Charges on Their Telephone Bills


                              H. RES. 932

    Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that 
protections against cramming should be improved and consumers 
should be empowered to stop unwanted third-party charges on 
their telephone bills.

Summary

    H. Res. 932 provides that it is the sense of the House of 
Representatives that protections against cramming should be 
improved and consumers should be empowered to stop unwanted 
third-party charges on their telephone bills.

Legislative History

    H. Res. 932 was introduced by Representative Janice D. 
Schakowsky (IL-09) on November 29, 2016, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    On December 6, 2016, H. Res. 932 was considered in the 
House under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the resolution 
was passed, without amendment, by a voice vote.

  Expressing the Sense of the House of Representatives That Access to 
 Digital Communications Tools and Connectivity is Necessary To Prepare 
   Youth in the United States To Compete in the 21st Century Economy


                              H. RES. 939

Summary

    H. Res. 939 provides that it is the sense of the House of 
Representatives that all students should have access to the 
digital tools necessary to further their education and compete 
in the 21st century economy.

Legislative History

    H. Res. 939 was introduced by Representative Peter Welch 
(VT-At Large) on November 30, 2016 and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    On December 6, 2016, H. Res. 932 was considered in the 
House under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the resolution 
was passed, without amendment, by a roll call vote of 414 yeas 
and 1 nay.

    Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters Act of 2014


                                H.R. 805

    To provide for certain requirements relating to the 
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority stewardship transition.

Summary

    On March 14, 2014, National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration (NTIA) announced its intention to 
transition its oversight of the Internet domain system's root 
zone functions, performed by the Internet Assigned Numbers 
Authority (IANA), to the global multi-stakeholder community.
    H.R. 805 prohibits the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for 
Communications and Information from allowing the National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration's role in the 
performance of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority 
functions to terminate, lapse, or otherwise cease until 30 
legislative days after the Assistant Secretary submits a report 
to Congress.
    Such report must contain the proposal relating to the 
transition of the NTIA's stewardship of the IANA functions that 
was developed in a process convened by the Internet Corporation 
for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) at the request of NTIA. 
Furthermore, the report must contain certifications by the 
Assistant Secretary that the proposal: supports and enhances 
the multistakeholder model of Internet governance; maintains 
the security, stability, and resiliency of the Internet domain 
name system; meets the needs and expectations of the global 
customers and partners of IANA services; maintains the openness 
of the Internet; and does not replace the role of NTIA with a 
government-led or intergovernmental organization solution.

Legislative History

    H.R. 805 was introduced by Representative John Shimkus (IL-
15) on February 5, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 805 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on February 6, 2015.
    On May 13, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Stakeholder Perspectives 
on the IANA Transition'' and received testimony on the bill.
    On June 10, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology met in open markup session to consider H.R. 805 and 
forwarded the bill to the full Committee, as amended, by a 
voice vote.
    On June 16 and 17, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 805 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On June 23, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 805 to the House (H. Rept. 114-75), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 130).
    On June 23, 2015, H.R. 805 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 378 yeas and 25 nays (Roll 
Call No. 377).
    On June 24, 2016, H.R. 805 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and on July 14, 2016, the bill was referred to the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

      Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2015


                               H.R. 2583

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

Summary

    H.R. 2583 amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require 
the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) to 
complete a rulemaking proceeding to adopt rules establishing: 
minimum comment and reply periods for rulemakings; policies to 
ensure that the public has sufficient notice to respond to 
comments, ex parte communications, or materials submitted near 
the end, or after, the comment period; deadlines for public 
notice; and procedures to include the specific language of 
proposed rules or amendments in proposed rulemaking notices. 
The legislation would require the FCC to establish procedures 
for publishing on the Commission's website and submitting 
reports to Congress regarding: the status of open rulemakings 
and items circulated for review; the number of pending 
petitions, applications, complaints, and other requests for 
action and the amount of time such requests have been pending; 
and pending congressional investigations of the FCC and the 
cost of such investigations.
    H.R. 2583 requires performance measures be included in 
notices of proposed rulemakings or orders that would 
substantially change a program activity, 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. The bill includes a periodic review clause requiring the 
Commission to initiate a new rulemaking proceeding every five 
years to continue its consideration of procedural rule changes. 
The legislation requires the Commission to seek public comment 
on whether the Commission should establish procedures for 
allowing a bipartisan majority of Commissioners to place an 
order or action on the agenda of an open meeting; establish 
procedures for ensuring all Commissioners have adequate time to 
review the proposed Commission decision document; and establish 
procedures for publishing the text of agenda items to be voted 
on at an open meeting in advance of the open meeting to allow 
time for the public review. The legislation also adds a new 
procedure for non-public meetings of the Commission, subject to 
disclosure requirements.
    The legislation also contains statutory requirements for 
the Commission, including a requirement to publish on its 
website information including budget and personnel data, and 
any policies or procedures that are established by the Chairman 
that relate to the FCC's function or its agenda. Finally, the 
bill requires annual reports to Congress on the FCC's 
performance in conducting its proceedings and meeting the 
deadlines established in the act.

Legislative History

    On May 20, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology met in open markup session to consider a Committee 
Print entitled ``Federal Communications Commission Process 
Reform Act of 2015'' and forwarded the Committee Print to the 
full Committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    H.R. 2583 was introduced by Representative Greg Walden (OR-
02) on May 29, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 2583 was identical to the Committee Print 
considered by the Subcommittee.
    On June 2 and 3, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2583 and ordered 
the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, by a 
voice vote.
    On October 22, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2583 to the House (H. Rept. 114-305), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 231).
    On November 16, 2015, H.R. 2583 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 17, 2015, H.R. 2583 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 A Bill To Amend the Communications Act of 1934 To Require the Federal 
 Communications Commission To Publish on Its Internet Website the Text 
of Any Item That Is Adopted by Vote of the Commission Not Later Than 24 
  Hours After Receipt of Dissenting Statements From All Commissioners 
      Wishing To Submit Such a Statement With Respect to Such Item


                               H.R. 2589

    A bill to Amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require 
the Federal Communications Commission to publish on its 
Internet website the text of any item that is adopted by vote 
of the Commission not later than 24 hours after receipt of 
dissenting statements from all Commissioners wishing to submit 
such a statement with respect to such item.

Summary

    H.R. 2589 amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require 
the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), for items adopted 
by an FCC vote, to publish on the FCC website the text of such 
items within 24 hours after the FCC Secretary has received 
dissenting statements from all Commissioners wishing to submit 
such statements.

Legislative History

    On April 30, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``FCC Reauthorization: 
Improving Commission Transparency'' and received testimony on a 
Committee Print entitled ``H.R. ----, to amend the 
Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal 
Communications Commission to publish on its Internet website 
changes to the rules of the Commission not later than 24 hours 
after adoption.''
    On May 20, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology met in open markup session to consider the Committee 
Print and forwarded the bill to the full Committee, without 
amendment, by a roll call vote of 17 yeas and 13 nays.
    H.R. 2589 was introduced by Representative Renee Ellmers 
(NC-02) on June 1, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2589 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on June 5, 2015.
    On April 26, 27, and 28, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2589 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by voice vote.
    On May 23, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2589 to the House (H. Rept. 114-581), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 451).
    On May 23, 2016, H.R. 2589 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On May 24, 2016, H.R. 2589 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

          No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act


                               H.R. 2666

    To prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from 
regulating the rates charged for broadband Internet access 
service.

Summary

    H.R. 2666 prohibits the Federal Communications Commission 
(FCC or Commission) from regulating the rates charged for 
broadband Internet access service. The bill clarifies that 
nothing in the bill shall be construed to affect the FCC's 
authority to administer the Universal Service program. The 
legislation also includes exceptions for the Commission to 
enforce regulations relating to truth-in-billing requirements 
and paid prioritization.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2666 was introduced by Representative Adam Kinzinger 
(IL-16) on June 4, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2666 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on June 5, 2015.
    On January 12, 2016, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Legislative hearing on 
Four Communications Bills'' and received testimony on the bill.
    On February 10 and 11, 2016, the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology met in open markup session to 
consider H.R. 2666 and forwarded to the full Committee, without 
amendment, by a roll call vote of 15 yeas and 11 nays.
    On March 14 and 15, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2666 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a roll call vote of 29 yeas and 19 nays.
    On March 30, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2666 to the House (H. Rept. 114-478), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 364).
    On April 15, 2016, H.R. 2666 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 672, and the bill was 
passed, as amended, by a roll call vote of 241 yeas and 173 
nays (Roll Call No. 152).
    On April 18, 2016, H.R. 2666 was received in the Senate, 
and on April 20, 2016, H.R. 2666 was read the first time and 
placed on the Senate Legislative calendar under Read the First 
Time. On April 21, 2016, H.R. 2666 was read the second time and 
placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders 
(Calendar No. 431).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

              Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act


                               H.R. 3998

    To direct the Federal Communications Commission to conduct 
a study on network resiliency during times of emergency, and 
for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3998 requires the Federal Communications Commission to 
submit to Congress and publish on its website a report on the 
technical feasibility, public safety benefits, and cost of 
providing the public with access to 9-1-1 services during times 
of emergency when mobile service is unavailable through service 
provider-owned WiFi access points, and other communications 
technologies operating on unlicensed spectrum available to the 
general public for access to 9-1-1 services during times of 
emergencies when mobile service is unavailable. The bill also 
amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act to expand the categories of essential service 
providers to include specific telecommunications services, 
including wireline or mobile telephone, Internet access, cable, 
radio or television broadcasting, or direct broadcast 
satellite.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3998 was introduced by Representative Frank Pallone, 
Jr. (NJ-06) on November 16, 2015, and referred to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period subsequently 
determined by the Speaker. H.R. 3998 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on November 20, 
2015.
    On April 13, 2016, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Legislative Hearing on 
Seven Communications Bills'' and received testimony on the 
bill.
    On April 18 and 19, 2016, the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology met in open markup session to 
consider H.R 3998 and forwarded the bill to the full Committee, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On April 26, 27, and 28, 2016 the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3998 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On May 23, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3998 to the House (H. Rept. 114-583, Part 1), and 
the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 453).
    On May 23, 2016, H.R. 3998 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill passed, as 
amended, by a roll call vote of 389 yeas and 2 nays (Roll Call 
No. 230).
    On May 24, 2016, H.R. 3998 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                         Kari's Law Act of 2016


                               H.R. 4167

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require multi-
line telephone systems to have a configuration that permits 
users to directly initiate a call to 9-1-1 without dialing any 
additional digit, code, prefix, or post-fix, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4167 prohibits businesses from manufacturing or 
selling multi-line telephone systems in the United States 
unless it is pre-configured to allow users to directly initiate 
a call to 9-1-1 without dialing any additional digit, code, 
prefix, or post-fix. The bill also prohibits businesses from 
installing or operating multi-line telephone systems without a 
direct dial 9-1-1 call configuration.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4167 was introduced by Representative Louie Gohmert 
(TX-01) on December 3, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4167 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on December 4, 2015.
    On April 13, 2016, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Legislative Hearing on 
Seven Communications Bills'' and received testimony on the 
bill.
    On April 18 and 19, 2016, the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology met in open markup session to 
consider H.R 4167 and forwarded the bill to the full Committee, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On April 26, 27, and 28, 2016 the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4167 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On May 23, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4167 to the House (H. Rept. 114-579), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 449).
    On May 23, 2016, H.R. 4167 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill passed, as 
amended, by a voice vote.
    On May 24, 2016, H.R. 4167 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                Small Business Broadband Deployment Act


                               H.R. 4596

    To ensure that small business providers of broadband 
Internet access service can devote resources to broadband 
deployment rather than compliance with cumbersome regulatory 
requirements.

Summary

    The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC or Commission) 
2015 Open Internet Order included enhanced transparency 
requirements for broadband Internet access service providers. 
Recognizing the burden these requirements placed on small 
businesses, the FCC temporarily exempted small internet service 
providers with 100,000 or fewer subscribers from these 
disclosures until December 2016. H.R. 4596 would extend the 
exemption for small businesses for five years and requires the 
Commission to submit a report to Congress with its 
recommendations on whether or not the exemption should be made 
permanent and whether the definition of ``small business'' as 
defined in the statute should be modified.

Legislative History

    On January 12, 2016, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Legislative Hearing on 
Four Communications Bills'' and received testimony on a 
Discussion Draft entitled ``Small Business Broadband Deployment 
Act.''
    On February 10 and 11, 2016, the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology met in open markup session to 
consider the Discussion Draft and forwarded the Discussion 
Draft to the full Committee, without amendment, by a voice 
vote.
    H.R. 4596 was introduced by Representative Greg Walden (OR-
02) on February 24, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4596 was identical to the Discussion 
Draft considered by the Subcommittee.
    On February 24, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4596 and ordered 
the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, by a 
voice vote.
    On March 7, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4596 to the House (H. Rept. 114-444), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 339).
    On March 10, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
filed a supplemental report to H.R. 4596 (H. Rept. 114-444, 
Part 2).
    On March 16, 2016, H.R. 4596 was considered pursuant to the 
provisions of H. Res. 640, and the bill was passed, without 
amendment, by a roll call vote of 411 yeas and 0 nays (Roll 
Call No. 124).
    On March 17, 2016, H.R. 4596 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                            Kelsey Smith Act


                               H.R. 4889

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require 
providers of a covered service to provide call location 
information concerning the telecommunications device of a user 
of such service to an investigative or law enforcement office 
in an emergency situation involving risk of death or serious 
physical injury or in order to respond to the user's call for 
emergency services.

Summary

    H.R. 4889 amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require 
a mobile or Internet voice service provider to disclose, at the 
request of a law enforcement officer, the call location 
information of a device when it has been used to call 9-1-1 for 
emergency assistance, or for a device reasonably believed to be 
in the possession of an individual who is in an emergency 
situation that involves a risk of death or serious physical 
harm. The bill would allow states to keep their current laws or 
to adopt more stringent requirements.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4889 was introduced by Representative Kevin Yoder (KS-
03) on March 23, 2016, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R 4889 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology on March 25, 2016.
    On April 13, 2016, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Legislative Hearing on 
Seven Communications Bills'' and received testimony on the 
bill.
    On April 18 and 19, 2016, the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology met in open markup session to 
consider H.R 4889 and forwarded the bill to the full Committee, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On April 26, 27, and 28, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4889 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On May 23, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4889 to the House (H. Rept. 114-580), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 452).
    On May 23, 2016, H.R. 4889 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was defeated 
by a roll call vote of 229 yeas and 158 nays (Roll Call No. 
229) (pursuant to clause 1(a) of Rule XV of the Rules of the 
House, a motion to suspend the Rules requires a vote of two-
thirds of the Members voting.).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                    Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015


                               H.R. 1301

    To direct the Federal Communications Commission to extend 
to private land use restrictions its rule relating to 
reasonable accommodation of amateur radio service 
communications.

Summary

    H.R. 1301 directs the Federal Communications Commission to 
amend regulations concerning the height and dimensions of 
station antenna structures to prohibit a private land use 
restriction from applying to amateur service communications if 
the restriction precludes such communications, fails to 
accommodate such communications, or does not constitute the 
minimum practicable restriction to accomplish the legitimate 
purpose of the private entity seeking to enforce the 
restriction.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1301 was introduced by Representative Adam Kinzinger 
(IL-16) on March 4, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1301 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on March 6, 2015.
    On January 12, 2016, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Legislative Hearing on 
Four Communications Bills'' and received testimony on the bill.
    On February 10 and 11, 2016, the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology met in open markup session to 
consider H.R. 1301 and forwarded the bill to the full 
Committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On July 12 and 13, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1301 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On September 9, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1301 to the House (H. Rept. 114-732), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 568).
    On September 12, 2016, H.R. 1301 was considered in the 
House under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was 
passed, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On September 13, 2016, H.R. 1301 was received in the 
Senate.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                       Anti-Swatting Act of 2015


                               H.R. 2031

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for 
enhanced penalties for the transmission of misleading or 
inaccurate caller identification information with the intent to 
trigger a response by a law enforcement agency.

Summary

    H.R. 2031 creates enhanced penalties for the transmission 
of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information 
with the intent of triggering a law enforcement response, 
including fines and imprisonment. The bill directs the court to 
order anyone convicted of the violation to reimburse law 
enforcement, government agencies, and any private organization 
that responds to a swatting call with emergency services for 
any expenses incurred.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2031 was introduced by Representative Eliot Engel (NY-
16) on April 27, 2015, 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. H.R. 2031 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology on May 1, 2015.
    On April 13, 2016, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Legislative Hearing on 
Seven Communications Bills'' and received testimony on the 
bill.
    On April 18 and 19, 2016, the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology met in open markup session to 
consider H.R 4111 and forwarded the bill to the full Committee, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On April 26, 27, and 28, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2031 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 A Bill To Amend the Communications Act of 1934 To Require the Federal 
 Communications Commission To Publish on the Website of the Commission 
               Documents To Be Voted on by the Commission


                               H.R. 2592

    A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require 
the Federal Communications Commission to publish on the website 
of the Commission documents to be voted on by the Commission.

Summary

    H.R. 2592 amends the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit 
the Federal Communications Commission from adopting orders, 
decision, reports, or actions by vote of the Commission unless 
the Chairman causes the text to be published on the 
Commission's website not later than either twenty-four hours 
after such text is circulated for review by the Commissioners, 
or twenty-one days before the vote. H.R. 2592 includes 
exemptions for orders, decision, report, or action if the 
publishing of such portion is likely to lead to disclosure of 
information exempt from disclosure under Federal administrative 
procedure laws.

Legislative History

    On April 30, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``FCC Reauthorization: 
Improving Commission Transparency'' and received testimony on a 
Discussion Draft entitled ``H.R. ----, to amend the 
Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal 
Communications Commission to publish on the website of the 
Commission documents to be voted on by the Commission.''
    On May 20, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology met in open markup session to consider the 
Discussion Draft and forwarded the bill to full Committee, as 
amended, by a voice vote.
    H.R. 2592 was introduced by Representative Adam Kinzinger 
(IL-16) on June 1, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. On June 5, 2015, the bill was referred to 
the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
    On April 26, 27, and 28, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2592 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a roll call vote of 30 yeas and 22 nays.
    No further action was taken on H.R. 2592.

       A Bill To Amend the Communications Act of 1934 To Require 
     Identification and Description on the Website of the Federal 
Communications Commission of Items To Be Decided on Authority Delegated 
                           by the Commission


                               H.R. 2593

    A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require 
identification and description on the website of the Federal 
Communications Commission of items to be decided on authority 
delegated by the Commission.

Summary

    H.R. 2593 amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require 
identification and description on the website of the Federal 
Communications Commission of the items to be decided at the 
bureau level by direction of the Chairman. The bill requires 
identification and description to be published on the 
Commission website at least 48 hours before the action is 
taken.

Legislative History

    On April 30, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``FCC Reauthorization: 
Improving Commission Transparency'' and received testimony on a 
Discussion Draft entitled ``H.R. ----, to amend the 
Communications Act of 1934 to require identification and 
description on the website of the Federal Communications 
Commission of items to be decided on authority delegated by the 
Commission.''
    On May 20, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology met in open markup session to consider the 
Discussion Draft and forwarded the bill to the full Committee, 
without amendment, by a roll call vote of 16 yeas and 12 nays.
    H.R. 2593 was introduced by Representative Robert E. Latta 
(OH-05) on June 1, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2593 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on June 5, 2015.
    On April 27 and 28, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2593 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                  Spectrum Challenge Prize Act of 2015


                               H.R. 4190

    To promote innovation, investment, and economic growth by 
accelerating spectrum efficiency through a challenge prize 
competition.

Summary

    H.R. 4190 requires the National Telecommunications 
Information Administration (NTIA) to conduct prize competitions 
to accelerate the development and commercialization of 
technology that improves spectrum efficiency and is capable of 
cost-effective deployment. The bill authorizes the Department 
of Commerce to enter into an agreement with a private or non-
profit entity to administer the competition and award to a 
winner up to $5,000,000 in prize compensation. The bill also 
requires the Federal Communications Commission to publish a 
technical paper on spectrum efficiency, providing criteria that 
may be used for the design of the prize competition.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4190 was introduced by Representative Doris Matsui 
(CA-06) on December 8, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4190 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on December 11, 2015.
    On April 13, 2016, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Legislative Hearing on 
Seven Communications Bills'' and received testimony on the 
bill.
    On April 18 and 19, 2016, the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology met in open markup session to 
consider H.R 4190 and forwarded the bill to the full Committee, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On April 26, 27, and 28, 2016 the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4190 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                 Federal Spectrum Incentive Act of 2015


                               H.R. 1641

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

Summary

    H.R. 1641 amends the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act to 
allow Federal entities to participate in an incentive auction 
and voluntarily relinquish their licenses to be auctioned for 
commercial use. In exchange for participation, the bill would 
allow participating Federal entities to receive a percentage of 
auction proceeds for discontinuing or relocating operations on 
those frequencies. Current law only allows for entities to be 
reimbursed for the costs of sharing with nonfederal users or 
relocating. Funds from the proceeds would be placed into a fund 
at the Office of Management and Budget, to be used by 
participating agencies to offset sequestration or relocation 
and sharing.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1641 was introduced by Representative Brett Guthrie 
(KY-02) on March 26, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Armed 
Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
Speaker. H.R. 1641 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology on March 27, 2015.
    On October 7, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Improving Federal Spectrum 
Systems'' and received testimony on the bill.
    On December 2, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1641 and 
forwarded the bill to the full Committee, without amendment, by 
a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

              End Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2016


                          H.R. 5525, H.R. 4884

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to place an annual 
cap on support provided through the Lifeline program of the 
Federal Communications Commission and to provide for certain 
other requirements relating to such program.

Summary

    The bill would place a statutory cap of $1.5 billion on the 
Lifeline fund of the Federal Communications Commission and 
would prohibit the use of the subsidy to be used towards 
devices, and eliminate the subsidy for voice-only mobile 
service. The bill would also require a GAO report on the 
effectiveness of the cap in reducing waste, fraud, and abuse in 
the Lifeline program.
    H.R. 5525 is similar to H.R. 4884 in that the bill would 
prohibit providers of commercial mobile service or commercial 
mobile service from receiving support from the Universal 
Service Fund for provision of such service through the Federal 
Communications Commission's Lifeline program.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4884, Controlling the Unchecked and Reckless 
Ballooning of Lifeline Act of 2016, was introduced by 
Representative Austin Scott (GA-08) on March 23, 2016, and 
referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4884 was 
referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology 
on March 25, 2016.
    On April 13, 2016, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Legislative Hearing on 
Seven Communications Bills'' and received testimony on the 
bill.
    On April 18 and 19, 2016, the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology met in open markup session to 
consider H.R. 4884 and forwarded the bill to the full 
Committee, as amended, by a roll call vote of 17 yeas and 11 
nays.
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    H.R. 5525, End Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2016, was 
introduced by Representative Austin Scott (GA-08) on June 16, 
2016, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    On June 21, 2016, H.R. 5525 was considered under a motion 
to suspend the Rules and the bill was defeated by a roll call 
vote of 207 yeas and 143 nays (Roll Call No. 334) (pursuant to 
clause 1(a) of Rule XV of the Rules of the House, a motion to 
suspend the Rules requires a vote of two-thirds of the Members 
voting.).

 To Provide for the Establishment of an Inventory of Federal Assets To 
  Provide Information to Entities That Construct or Operate Broadband 
Facilities or Provide Broadband Service and To Provide for the Tracking 
  of Applications To Locate or Modify Broadband Facilities on Federal 
                             Real Property


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To provide for the establishment of an inventory of Federal 
assets to provide information to entities that construct or 
operate broadband facilities or provide broadband service and 
to provide for the tracking of applications to locate or modify 
broadband facilities on Federal real property.

Summary

    The Discussion Draft would require the National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to 
establish and maintain a database of Federal assets on which 
broadband infrastructure can be attached or installed. The 
Discussion Draft requires all landholding agencies to provide 
the requisite information and a point of contact for permitting 
purposes. The Discussion Draft also requires clear 
identification of properties implicated as historic properties. 
The Discussion Draft requires timely updates to the data and 
also requires NTIA to ensure that the data is adequately 
protected from cybersecurity risks and other dangers.
    Similarly, the Discussion Draft also provides for 
discretion to determine whether the data on Federal property 
may be too sensitive to include in the database for reasons of 
national security and allows for exemptions. The Discussion 
Draft also charges the Senior Real Property Officer (SRPO) of 
each landholding agency with the responsibility of tracking the 
permit process and assessing whether the agency has fulfilled 
its obligation to improving the permitting process for 
broadband deployment. The Federal Real Property Council, which 
is comprised of all SRPOs, must provide an annual report to 
Congress, detailing the progress in improving the permitting 
process for broadband deployment.

Legislative History

    On October 28, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Breaking Down Barriers to 
Broadband Infrastructure Deployment'' and received testimony on 
the Discussion Draft entitled ``To provide for the 
establishment of an inventory of Federal assets to provide 
information to entities that construct or operate broadband 
facilities or provide broadband service and to provide for the 
tracking of applications to locate or modify broadband 
facilities on Federal real property.''
    On December 2, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology met in open markup session to consider the 
Discussion Draft entitled ``To provide for the establishment of 
an inventory of Federal assets to provide information to 
entities that construct or operate broadband facilities or 
provide broadband service and to provide for the tracking of 
applications to locate or modify broadband facilities on 
Federal real property'' and forwarded the Discussion Draft to 
the full Committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                       Anti-Spoofing Act of 2015


                               H.R. 2669

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to expand and 
clarify the prohibition on provisions of inaccurate caller 
identification information, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2669 extends provisions in the Truth in Caller ID Act 
of 2009, which prohibits entities from transmitting misleading 
or inaccurate caller identification information, to include 
text messaging as well as Voice over Internet Protocol 
services. The bill also amends the Communications Act of 1934 
to expand the prohibition of inaccurate caller identification 
information to persons outside the United States if the 
recipient is within the United States.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2669 was introduced by Representative Grace Meng (NY-
06) on June 4, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 2669 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology on June 5, 2015.
    On January 12, 2016, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Legislative Hearing on 
Four Communications Bills'' and received testimony on the bill.
    On September 12 and 13, 2016, the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology met in open markup session to 
consider H.R. 2669 and forwarded the bill, without amendment, 
to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    On September 20 and 21, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2669 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On November 14, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2669 to the House (H. Rept. 114-806), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 630).
    On November 14, 2016, 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 382 yeas and 5 nays (Roll No. 
576).
    On November 15, 2016, H.R. 2669 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2015


                               H.R. 3805

    To amend title 23, United States Code, to provide for the 
inclusion of broadband conduit installation in certain highway 
construction projects, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3805 requires the Department of Transportation, in 
conjunction with National Telecommunications Information 
Administration and the Federal Communications Commission, to 
evaluate whether broadband conduit should be installed in any 
highway construction project using Federal funds. If the 
evaluation indicates that additional broadband capacity would 
be needed in the next 15 years, the project must include the 
deployment of broadband conduit. Further, the bill states that 
broadband conduit must be made available by the states to any 
broadband provider at cost-based rates and the availability of 
the broadband conduit must be published in the National 
Broadband Map.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3805 was introduced by Representative Anna G. Eshoo 
(CA-18) on October 22, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure. H.R. 3805 was referred to 
the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit on October 23, 2015.
    On October 28, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Breaking Down Barriers to 
Broadband Infrastructure Deployment'' and received testimony on 
the bill.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

To Amend the Communications Act of 1934 To Ensure Internet Openness, To 
 Prohibit Blocking Lawful Content and Non-Harmful Devices, To Prohibit 
     Throttling Data, To Prohibit Paid Prioritization, To Require 
Transparency of Network Management Practices, To Provide That Broadband 
 Shall Be Considered To Be an Information Service, and To Prohibit the 
  Commission or a State Commission From Relying on Section 706 of the 
         Telecommunications Act of 1996 as a Grant of Authority


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure Internet 
openness, to prohibit blocking lawful content and non-harmful 
devices, to prohibit throttling data, to prohibit paid 
prioritization, to require transparency of network management 
practices, to provide that broadband shall be considered to be 
an information service, and to prohibit the Commission or a 
state commission from relying on section 706 of the 
Telecommunications Act of 1996 as a grant of authority.

Summary

    The Discussion Draft would establish bright line rules for 
fixed and wireless forms of broadband Internet access service 
providers. The rules prohibit: blocking of lawful content; 
blocking of non-harmful devices; throttling of lawful traffic 
by selectively slowing, speeding, degrading, or enhancing 
traffic based on source, destination, or content; and bans paid 
prioritization of traffic. The bill retains and codifies the 
Federal Communications Commission's (FCC or Commission) 
requirement that broadband Internet access service providers 
disclose accurate and relevant information regarding network 
management practices, performance, and commercial terms of its 
services in plain language sufficient for consumers to make 
informed choices about their choice of providers.
    The legislation directs the FCC to enforce these 
obligations by adopting formal complaint procedures and to 
interpret and apply them by adjudicating alleged violations. 
The draft would also restore Congressional intent that section 
706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 is not a direct grant 
of authority. Finally, the Discussion Draft proposes to codify 
broadband Internet access service's classification as an 
information service.

Legislative History

    On January 21, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Protecting the Internet 
and Consumers Through Congressional Action'' and received 
testimony on a Discussion Draft entitled ``To amend the 
Communications Act of 1934 to ensure Internet openness, to 
prohibit blocking lawful content and non-harmful devices, to 
prohibit throttling data, to prohibit paid prioritization, to 
require transparency of network management practices, to 
provide that broadband shall be considered to be an information 
service, and to prohibit the Commission or a state commission 
from relying on section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 
1996 as a grant of authority.''
    No further action was taken on the Discussion Draft.

                    FCC Reauthorization Act of 2015


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to reauthorize 
appropriations for the Federal Communications Commission and to 
streamline the provisions governing the assessment of 
offsetting collections by the Commission, to provide for an 
independent Inspector General for the Commission, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    The Discussion authorizes funds for the Federal 
Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) to carry out 
functions of the Commission. The legislation also authorizes 
funds for the Commission to carry out the broadcast incentive 
auction, and funds to carry out Universal Service support 
programs.
    The reauthorization includes provisions establishing 
guidelines for the FCC on collecting application and regulatory 
fees for the purposes of offsetting the authorized 
appropriations. The bill provides flexibility for the 
Commission to adjust the schedule of application and regulatory 
fees under certain provisions, but requires the Commission to 
notify Congress immediately following any such changes. The 
Discussion Draft would also establish an independent Inspector 
General authority at the FCC.

Legislative History

    On March 19, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``FCC Reauthorization: 
Oversight of the Commission'' and received testimony on the 
Discussion Draft.''
    No further action was taken on the Discussion Draft.

 To Amend the Communications Act of 1934 To Make Certain Changes With 
 Respect to the Regulation of Pole Attachments, and for Other Purposes


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to make certain 
changes with respect to the regulation of pole attachments, and 
for other purposes.

Summary

    The Discussion Draft requires Federally owned poles to 
charge the same FCC-determined rate as investor-owned 
utilities. The Discussion Draft also applies a 
nondiscriminatory access requirement across the board to all 
pole owners. The Discussion Draft also requires states that opt 
to regulate pole attachments within their own states, certify 
that the state's regulation ensures nondiscriminatory access to 
all broadband service providers.
    The Discussion Draft also requires all pole owners to 
provide the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with rate 
data in order to allow the FCC to report on rate data annually. 
Pole owners are also required to provide the FCC with pole 
location data to facilitate an inventory of pole locations. The 
Discussion Draft also requires the FCC to conduct an inquiry 
reviewing make-ready costs the costs required to rearrange 
attachments or completely replace a pole in order to 
accommodate a new attachment. It also clarifies that pole tops, 
which are a prime location for wireless broadband attachments, 
are part of the usable space of the pole.

Legislative History

    On October 28, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Breaking Down Barriers to 
Broadband Infrastructure Deployment'' and received testimony on 
the Discussion Draft entitled ``To amend the Communications Act 
of 1934 to make certain changes with respect to the regulation 
of pole attachments, and for other purposes.''
    No further action was taken on the Discussion Draft.

  To Provide for the Streamlining and Acceleration of the Historical 
      Review of Broadband Facilities and for the Streamlining and 
  Acceleration of the Preparation of Environmental Impact Statements 
           Regarding Such Facilities, and for Other Purposes


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To provide for the streamlining and acceleration of the 
historical review of broadband facilities and for the 
streamlining and acceleration of the preparation of 
environmental impact statements regarding such facilities, and 
for other purposes.

Summary

    The Discussion Draft requires the Federal Communications 
Commission (FCC) to work to expand its Nationwide Programmatic 
Agreement (NPA) to expedite section 106 reviews for wireless 
broadband tower siting. The Discussion Draft would require 
Department of Interior, Department of Defense, and the Forest 
Service to determine whether they could also eliminate their 
reviews in favor of the FCC's section 106 evaluation. 
Additionally, the Discussion Draft requires that the FCC begin 
the process of developing an NPA for wireline projects. If an 
FCC section 106 process for wireline is adopted, the Discussion 
Draft requires Department of Homeland Security, Department of 
Interior, Department of Defense, and the Forest Service to 
evaluate whether they can eliminate their section 106 reviews 
in favor of the FCC's.
    Also, the Discussion Draft requires similar steps to be 
taken on the reviews required of agencies by the National 
Environmental Preservation Act. It first requires the Council 
on Environmental Quality to consider whether any of its 
regulations for evaluating broadband undertakings by Federal 
agencies could be streamlined or consolidated. The Discussion 
Draft then requires Federal agencies to determine whether they 
can further consolidate their own reviews in order to eliminate 
duplication of effort and delays in deployment.

Legislative History

    On October 28, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Breaking Down Barriers to 
Broadband Infrastructure Deployment'' and received testimony on 
the Discussion Draft entitled ``To provide for the streamlining 
and acceleration of the historical review of broadband 
facilities and for the streamlining and acceleration of the 
preparation of environmental impact statements regarding such 
facilities, and for other purposes.''
    No further action was taken on the Discussion Draft.

 To Provide for the Streamlining of Consideration by the Department of 
  the Interior, the Forest Service, and the Department of Defense of 
 Applications To Locate or Modify Broadband Facilities, and for Other 
                                Purposes


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To provide for the streamlining of consideration by the 
Department of the Interior, the Forest Service, and the 
Department of Defense of applications to locate or modify 
broadband facilities, and for other purposes.

Summary

    The Discussion Draft requires the Department of Interior, 
the Forest Service, and the Department of Defense to determine 
by rulemaking whether they can streamline and consolidate 
permitting requirements among their bureaus and offices. Once 
the rulemaking has been completed, the Discussion Draft 
requires the agencies to communicate and enforce the new 
processing guidelines to all field offices, or bases, in the 
case of the Department of Defense.

Legislative History

    On October 28, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Breaking Down Barriers to 
Broadband Infrastructure Deployment'' and received testimony on 
the Discussion Draft entitled ``To provide for the streamlining 
of consideration by the Department of the Interior, the Forest 
Service, and the Department of Defense of applications to 
locate or modify broadband facilities, and for other 
purposes.''
    No further action was taken on the Discussion Draft.

 To Amend the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 to 
   Establish Deadlines for the Administrator of General Services To 
 Develop Common Forms, Fees, and Master Contracts for the Location of 
    Wireless Facilities on Federal Property, and for Other Purposes


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act 
of 2012 to establish deadlines for the Administrator of General 
Services to develop common forms, fees, and master contracts 
for the location of wireless facilities on Federal property, 
and for other purposes.

Summary

    Section 6409(c) of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job 
Creation Act of 2012 directed the General Services 
Administration (GSA) to develop master forms, contracts, and 
section 6409 fee schedules. By standardizing the placement of 
wireless antennas, among other considerations, these master 
contracts would lower real estate costs and streamline local 
zoning and permitting for network infrastructure. Despite a 
deadline in 2012 deadline, GSA has only recently completed its 
task, but it lacks the authority to ensure that agencies employ 
the template documents. The Discussion Draft requires all 
landholding agencies to use these templates when leasing space 
for wireless broadband attachments.

Legislative History

    On October 28, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Breaking Down Barriers to 
Broadband Infrastructure Deployment'' and received testimony on 
the Discussion Draft entitled ``To amend the Middle Class Tax 
Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 to establish deadlines for 
the Administrator of General Services to develop common forms, 
fees, and master contracts for the location of wireless 
facilities on Federal property, and for other purposes.''
    No further action was taken on the Discussion Draft.

                          OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES


                  The Uncertain Future of the Internet

    On February 25, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology held a hearing entitled ``The Uncertain Future 
of the Internet.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine 
the legal, economic, and policy repercussions of the Federal 
Communications Commission's proposed action to reclassify 
broadband Internet access services as a telecommunications 
service subject to Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from Robert Atkinson, 
Founder and President, Information Technology and Innovations 
Foundation; Rick Boucher, Honorary Chairman, Internet 
Innovation Alliance; Larry Downes, Internet industry analyst 
and author; and Gene Kimmelman, President and CEO, Public 
Knowledge.

Reauthorization of the Federal Communications Commission: the FCC'S FY 
                          2016 Budget Request

    On March 4, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Reauthorization of the 
Federal Communications Commission: The FCC's FY 2016 Budget 
Request.'' The purpose of the hearing was to discuss and 
evaluate the Federal Communications Commission's fiscal year 
2016 budget request. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Jon Wilkins, Managing Director, Federal Communications 
Commission.

            FCC Reauthorization: Oversight of the Commission

    On March 19, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``FCC Reauthorization: 
Oversight of the Commission.'' The purpose of the hearing was 
to conduct oversight of the Federal Communications Commission's 
policy decisions and the process by which it reaches them. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Tom Wheeler, Chairman, 
Federal Communications Commission; Mignon Clyburn, 
Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; Jessica 
Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; 
Ajit Pai, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; and 
Michael O'Rielly, Commissioner, Federal Communications 
Commission.

                     Next Steps for Spectrum Policy

    On March 26, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Next Steps for Spectrum 
Policy.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine the state 
of the Federal Communications Commission's preparations for its 
planned 2016 broadcast incentive auction, Commission work to 
expand and improve the use of the 5 GHz band for unlicensed 
services, and future plans for expanding access to spectrum 
resources. The Subcommittee received testimony from Gary 
Epstein, Chair, Incentive Auction Task Force, Federal 
Communications Commission; Julius Knapp, Chief, Office of 
Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission; 
John Leibovitz, Deputy Bureau Chief, Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau and Special Advisor to the Chairman 
for Spectrum Policy; and Roger Sherman, Chief, Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau, Federal Communications Commission.

      Progress Toward a Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network

    On June 16, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Progress Toward a 
Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to conduct oversight and examine progress of 
the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), an 
independent authority within the National Telecommunications 
and Information Administration charged with creating a 
nationwide, interoperable broadband public safety network and 
applications to advance public safety communications. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from T.J. Kennedy, Acting 
Executive Director, FirstNet; and Stu Davis, State Chief 
Information Officer, Assistant Director, Ohio Department of 
Administrative Services.

                   Internet Governance After ICANN 53

    On July 8, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Internet Governance After 
ICANN 53.'' The hearing focused on the global Internet 
community's meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the Internet 
Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' fifty-third 
meeting, which continued discussing and planning for a 
transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority 
stewardship. The Subcommittee received testimony from Larry 
Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and 
Information and Administrator of the National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration; and Fadi 
Chehade, President and CEO, ICANN.

             Promoting Broadband Infrastructure Deployment

    On July 22, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Promoting Broadband 
Infrastructure Deployment.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
update the Subcommittee on the state of broadband deployment 
and to examine policies that could help encourage investment in 
and deployment of broadband infrastructure. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO, 
PCIA; Stephen Roe Lewis, Governor, Gila River Indian Community, 
Arizona; Craig Moffett, Senior Research Analyst, Moffett 
Nathanson; Michael Slinger, Director, Google Fiber Cities; and 
Deb Socia, Executive Director, Next Century Cities.

      Continued Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission

    On July 28, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Continued Oversight of the 
Federal Communications Commission.'' The purpose of the hearing 
was to examine policy decisions by the Federal Communications 
Commission and the process by which it reached them. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Tom Wheeler, Chairman, 
Federal Communications Commission; and Ajit Pai, Commissioner, 
Federal Communications Commission.

               Broadcasting Ownership in the 21st Century

    On September 25, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Broadcasting Ownership 
in the 21st Century.'' The hearing reconvened on December 3, 
2015. The purpose of the hearing was to examine broadcaster 
ownership rules and examine their relevancy in the modern media 
industry. The Subcommittee received testimony from Paul Boyle, 
Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Newspaper Association 
of America; Kim Keenan, President and CEO, Multicultural Media, 
Telecom and Internet Council; Jason Kint, CEO, Digital Content 
Next; Todd O'Boyle, Program Director, Media and Democracy 
Reform Initiative, Common Cause; Michael Scurato, Vice 
President, Policy, National Hispanic Media Coalition; and Gerry 
Waldron, Partner, Covington and Burling, on behalf of the 
National Association of Broadcasters.

     Common Carrier Regulation of the Internet: Investment Impacts

    On October 27, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Common Carrier Regulation 
of the Internet: Investment Impacts.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine economic data related to technology and 
communications sector of the United States economy following 
the Federal Communications Commission's reclassification of 
wireless and wired broadband Internet access service as 
telecommunication services in its February 26, 2015 Open 
Internet Order. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Nicholas Economides, Professor of Economics, Stern School of 
Business, New York University; Frank Louthan, Managing 
Director, Equity Research, Raymond James Financial; Michael 
Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy 
Institute; and Robert Shapiro, Co-Founder and Chairman, Sonecon 
LLC.

  Examining the EU Safe Harbor Decision and Impacts for Transatlantic 
                               Data Flows

    On November 3, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and 
Trade held a joint hearing entitled ``Examining the EU Safe 
Harbor Decision and Impacts for Transatlantic Data Flows.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine the impact on United 
States' industry following the European Court of Justice's 
decision in the Schrems case in which the Court of Justice of 
the European Union ruled that the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework 
is no longer available as a valid transfer mechanism for data 
between the U.S. and the EU. The Subcommittees received 
testimony from Victoria Espinel, President and CEO, Business 
Software Alliance; Joshua Meltzer, Senior Fellow, Global 
Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution; John 
Murphy, Senior Vice President for International Policy, U.S. 
Chamber of Commerce; and Marc Rotenberg, President, Electronic 
Privacy Information Center.

           Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission

    On November 17, 2015, the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the 
Federal Communications Commission.'' The purpose of the hearing 
was to examine the policy decisions of the Federal 
Communications Commission and the process by which it reached 
them. The Subcommittee received testimony from Tom Wheeler, 
Chairman, Federal Communications Commission; Mignon Clyburn, 
Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; Jessica 
Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; 
Ajit Pai, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; and 
Michael O'Rielly, Commissioner, Federal Communications 
Commission.

             Status of the Public Safety Broadband Network

    On February 2, 2016, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Status of the Public 
Safety Broadband Network.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
continue the Committee's oversight of the First Responder 
Network Authority's progress in the deployment of the Public 
Safety Broadband Network. The hearing also examined the Federal 
Communications Commission's progress in satisfying its 
statutory duties toward the effort. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from David Furth, Deputy Chief, Public Safety and 
Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission; 
and T.J. Kennedy, President, First Responder Network Authority.

           Privatizing the Internet Assigned Number Authority

    On March 17, 2016, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Privatizing the Internet 
Assigned Number Authority.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
continue discussing and planning for a transition of the 
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority stewardship following the 
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' fifty-
fifth meeting in Marrakech, Morocco. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Alissa Cooper, Chair, IANA Stewardship 
Transition Coordination Group; Steve DelBianco, Executive 
Director, NetChoice; David A. Gross, former U.S. Coordinator, 
International Communications and Information Policy, Wiley Rein 
LLP; Audrey Plonk, Director, Global Security and Internet 
Governance Policy, Intel Corporation; Matthew Shears, 
Representative and Director, Global Internet Policy and Human 
Rights Project, Center for Democracy and Technology; and Sally 
Shipman Wentworth, Vice President of Global Policy Development, 
Internet Society.

           Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission

    On March 22, 2016, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Federal 
Communications Commission.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine the policy decisions of the Federal Communications 
Commission and the process by which it reached them. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Tom Wheeler, Chairman, 
Federal Communications Commission; Mignon Clyburn, 
Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; Jessica 
Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; 
Ajit Pai, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; and 
Michael O'Rielly, Commissioner, Federal Communications 
Commission.

          FCC Overreach: Examining the Proposed Privacy Rules

    On June 14, 2016, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``FCC Overreach: Examining 
the Proposed Privacy Rules.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine the Federal Communications Commission's proposed rules 
on privacy requirements for broadband internet service 
providers. The Subcommittee received testimony from Doug Brake, 
Telecommunications Policy Analyst, Information Technology and 
Innovation Foundation; Jon Leibowitz, 21st Century Privacy 
Coalition; and Paul Ohm, Professor, Center on Privacy and 
Technology, Georgetown University Law Center.

           Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission

    On July 12, 2016, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Federal 
Communications Commission.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine the policy decisions of the Federal Communications 
Commission and the process by which it reached them. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Tom Wheeler, Chairman, 
Federal Communications Commission; Mignon Clyburn, 
Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; Jessica 
Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; 
Ajit Pai, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; and 
Michael O'Rielly, Commissioner, Federal Communications 
Commission.

                   Rural Call Quality and Reliability

    On September 8, 2016, the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Rural Call Quality and 
Reliability.'' The purpose of the hearing was to learn about 
issues contributing to poor call quality and reliability in 
rural areas and to discuss policies to increase transparency 
and accountability of third party intermediate routers. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Eric LeBeau, General 
Manager, Dakin Farm; and Lance Miller, President, McClure 
Telephone Company.

           Modernizing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

    On September 22, 2016, the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Modernizing the 
Telephone Consumer Protection Act.'' The purpose of the hearing 
was to consider the challenges faced by consumers and companies 
in a world where technology and consumer behavior may have 
outpaced the language of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act 
of 1991. The Subcommittee received testimony from Shaun W. 
Mock, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Snapping Shoals Electric 
Membership; Richard D. Shockey, Principal, Shockey Consulting; 
Michelle Turano, Vice President, Government Affairs and Public 
Policy, WellCare; and Spencer W. Waller, Professor, Director, 
Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, Loyola University 
Chicago.

  Understanding the Role of Connected Devices in Recent Cyber Attacks

    On November 16, 2016, the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, 
and Trade held a joint hearing entitled ``Understanding the 
Role of Connected Devices in Recent Cyber Attacks.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to review the series of connected 
device-based distributed denial of service attacks, understand 
current countermeasures, and consider future efforts to combat 
malicious actors that could target vulnerabilities in modern 
digital infrastructure. The Subcommittees received testimony 
from Dale Drew, Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer, 
Level 3 Communications; Kevin Fu, CEO, Virta Labs, and 
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and 
Computer Science, University of Michigan; and Bruce Schneier, 
Adjunct Lecturer, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard 
University, and Fellow, Berkman Klein Center, Harvard 
University.

                              HEARINGS HELD
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    Serial No.             Hearing Title             Hearing Date(s)
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114-1............  Protecting the Internet and   January 21, 2015
                    Consumers Through
                    Congressional Action.
                    (Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-12...........  The Uncertain Future of the   February 25, 2015
                    Internet. (Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-19...........  Reauthorization of the        March 4, 2015
                    Federal Communications
                    Commission: The FCC's FY
                    2016 Budget Request.
                    (Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-24...........  FCC Reauthorization:          March 19, 2015
                    Oversight of the
                    Commission. (Subcommittee
                    on Communications and
                    Technology).
114-28...........  Next Steps for Spectrum       March 26, 2015
                    Policy. (Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-37...........  FCC Reauthorization:          April 30, 2015
                    Improving Commission
                    Transparency. (Subcommittee
                    on Communications and
                    Technology).
114-41...........  Stakeholder Perspectives on   May 13, 2015
                    the IANA Transition.
                    (Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-43...........  FCC Reauthorization:          May 15, 2015
                    Improving Commission
                    Transparency Part II.
                    (Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-57...........  Progress Toward a Nationwide  June 16, 2015
                    Public Safety Broadband
                    Network. (Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-62...........  Internet Governance Progress  July 8, 2015
                    After ICANN 53.
                    (Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-68...........  Promoting Broadband           July 22, 2015
                    Infrastructure Investment.
                    (Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-70...........  Continued Oversight of the    July 28, 2015
                    Federal Communications
                    Commission. (Subcommittee
                    on Communications and
                    Technology).
114-77...........  Broadcast Ownership in the    September 25, 2015,
                    21st Century. (Subcommittee   December 3, 2015
                    on Communications and
                    Technology).
114-84...........  Improving Federal Spectrum    October 7, 2015
                    Systems. (Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-93...........  Common Carrier Regulation of  October 27, 2015
                    the Internet: Investment
                    Impacts. (Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-95...........  Breaking Down Barriers to     October 28, 2015
                    Broadband Infrastructure
                    Deployment. (Subcommittee
                    on Communications and
                    Technology).
114-97...........  Examining the EU Safe Harbor  November 3, 2015
                    Decision and Impacts for
                    Transatlantic Data Flows.
                    (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                    Manufacturing, and Trade
                    and Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-101..........  Oversight of the Federal      November 17, 2015
                    Communications Commission.
                    (Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-110..........  A Legislative Hearing on      January 12, 2016
                    Four Communications Bills.
                    (Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-112..........  Status of the Public Safety   February 2, 2016
                    Broadband Network.
                    (Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-128..........  Privatizing the Internet      1March 17, 2016
                    Assigned Number Authority.
                    (Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-129..........  Oversight of the Federal      March 22, 2016
                    Communications Commission.
                    (Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-132..........  Legislative Hearing on Seven  April 13, 2016
                    Communications Bills.
                    (Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-154..........  FCC Overreach: Examining the  June 14, 2016
                    Proposed Privacy Rules.
                    (Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-161..........  Oversight of the Federal      July 12, 2016
                    Communications Commission.
                    (Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-166..........  Rural Call Quality and        September 8, 2016
                    Reliability. (Subcommittee
                    on Communications and
                    Technology).
114-172..........  Modernizing the Telephone     September 22, 2016
                    Consumer Protection Act.
                    (Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
114-175..........  Understanding the Role of     November 16, 2016
                    Connected Devices in Recent
                    Cyber Attacks.
                    (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                    Manufacturing, and Trade
                    and Subcommittee on
                    Communications and
                    Technology).
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                    Subcommittee on Energy and Power

                             (Ratio 18-13)

 ED WHITFIELD, Kentucky, Chairman*

BOBBY L. RUSH, Illinois,             PETE OLSON, Texas,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
JERRY McNERNEY, California           JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois
PAUL TONKO, New York                 JOSEPH R. PITTS, Pennsylvania
ELIOT L. ENGEL, New York             ROBERT LATTA, Ohio
GENE GREEN, Texas                    GREGG HARPER, Mississippi
LOIS CAPPS, California               DAVID McKINLEY, West Virginia
MICHAEL F. DOYLE, Pennsylvania       MIKE POMPEO, Kansas
KATHY CASTOR, Florida                ADAM KINZINGER, Illinois
JOHN P. SARBANES, Maryland           H. MORGAN GRIFFITH, Virginia
PETER WELCH, Vermont                 BILL JOHNSON, Ohio
JOHN A. YARMUTH, Kentucky            BILLY LONG, Missouri
DAVID LOEBSACK, Iowa                 RENEE ELLMERS, North Carolina
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       BILL FLORES, Texas
  (Ex Officio)                       MARKWAYNE MULLIN, Oklahoma
                                     RICHARD HUDSON, North Carolina
                                     JOE BARTON, Texas
                                     FRED UPTON, Michigan
                                       (Ex Officio)

*Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY) resigned from the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce on September 6, 2016. A vacancy exists on the 
Committee and subcommittees for which he was a member, including the 
chairmanship of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.

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


                Energy Efficient Improvement Act of 2015


          PUBLIC LAW 114-11 (S. 535, S. 1, H.R. 906, H.R. 873)

    To promote energy efficiency.

Summary

    Title I directs various Federal agencies to take steps to 
promote energy efficiency. The General Services Administration 
(GSA) is directed to develop model commercial leasing 
provisions and best practices to encourage cost-effective 
energy efficiency and cost-effective water efficiency measures. 
The Department of Energy (DOE) is directed to study the 
feasibility of improving energy efficiency in commercial 
buildings with high performance energy efficiency measures and 
of encouraging the implementation of such measures.
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is directed to 
develop a voluntary Tenant Star program to promote energy 
efficiency in separate spaces leased by tenants or otherwise 
occupied within commercial buildings and develop methods of 
recognition for commercial building occupants that achieve 
lower levels of energy consumption. And the Energy Information 
Administration is directed to collect and publish, through its 
Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Surveys, data on 
various aspects of the property, building operation, or 
building occupancy relevant to lowering energy consumption.
    Title II establishes energy conservation standards for 
grid-enabled water heaters for use as part of an electric 
thermal storage or demand response program, including labeling, 
reporting, and other requirements.
    Title III requires that a Federal agency, when leasing 
space in a building without an Energy Star label, must include 
in its lease provisions requirements that the space's energy 
efficiency be measured against a nationally-recognized 
benchmark.
    DOE is required to study and report on various matters 
related to energy efficiency and consumption of commercial and 
multifamily buildings, and also to maintain a database for 
storing and making available public energy-related information 
on commercial and multifamily buildings.

Legislative History

    H.R. 906 was introduced by Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-
01) on February 11, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. On February 13, 2015, H.R. 906 was 
referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
    On March 19, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing on H.R. 906.
    On April 14 and 15, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 906 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On June 9, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 906 to the House (H. Rept. 114-142), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 102).
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    Provisions similar to H.R. 906 were included in S. 535.
    S. 535 was introduced by Senator Rob Portman (OH) on 
February 23, 2015, read the first time, and placed on the 
Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
    On February 24, 2015, S. 535 was read the second time and 
placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders 
(Calendar No. 23).
    On March 27, 2015, S. 535 was considered in the Senate and 
passed, without amendment, by a voice vote. On April 13, 2015, 
S. 535 was received in the House and referred to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce.
    On April 21, 2015, S. 535 was considered in the House under 
a motion to the suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On April 23, 2015, S. 535 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on April 30, 2015 (Public Law 
114-11).

            To Adapt to Changing Crude Oil Market Conditions


   PUBLIC LAW 114-113 (TITLE I OF DIVISION O OF H.R. 2029, H.R. 702)

    To adapt to changing crude oil market conditions.

Summary

    The bill amends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to 
repeal the authority of the President to restrict the export of 
coal, petroleum products, natural gas, petrochemical feedstocks 
and supplies of related materials or equipment. The bill also 
provides that no official of the Federal Government shall 
impose or enforce any restriction on the export of crude oil, 
except in specified instances, such as the declaration of a 
national emergency.

Legislative History

    H.R. 702 was introduced by Representative Joe Barton (TX-
06) on February 4, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 
Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by 
the Speaker. H.R. 702 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Energy and Power on February 6, 2015.
    On July 9, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held 
a hearing on H.R. 702.
    On September 10, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 702 and forwarded 
the bill to the full Committee, without amendment, by a voice 
vote.
    On September 17, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 702 and ordered the 
bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, by a roll 
call vote of 31 yeas and 19 nays.
    On September 25, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 702 to the House (H. Rept. 114-267, Part I), the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 203).
    On October 1, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
filed a supplemental report on H.R. 702 (H. Rept. 114-267, Part 
II).
    On October 9, 2015, H.R. 702 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 466, and the bill was 
passed by a roll call vote of 261 yeas and 159 nays (Roll Call 
No. 549).
    On October 19, 2015, H.R. 702 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, 
and Urban Affairs.
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    On December 17, 2015, H.R. 2029, Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2016, was considered in the House pursuant 
to the provisions of H. Res. 566, with specified amendments, 
including provisions similar to H.R. 702.
    On December 18, 2015, H.R. 2029 was presented to and signed 
by the President (Public Law 114-113).

To Amend the Department of Energy Organization Act and the Local Public 
Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 To Modernize Terms 
                         Relating to Minorities


                     PUBLIC LAW 114-157 (H.R. 4238)

    To amend the Department of Energy Organization Act and the 
Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 
1976 to modernize terms relating to minorities.

Summary

    H.R. 4238 revises the definitions of both ``minority'' in 
the Department of Energy Organization Act and ``minority group 
members'' in the Local Public Works Capital Development and 
Investment Act of 1976 to mean Asian American, Native Hawaiian, 
Pacific Islander, African American, Hispanic, Native American, 
or Alaska Native.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4238 was introduced by Representative Grace Meng (NY-
06) on December 11, 2015, 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. 4238 was referred 
to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power on December 18, 2015.
    On February 10 and 11, 2016, the Subcommittee on energy and 
Power met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4238 and 
forwarded the bill to the full Committee, without amendment, by 
a voice vote.
    On February 24 and 25, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4238 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a voice vote.
    On April 21, 2015, S. 535 was considered in the House under 
a motion to the suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On February 29, 2016, H.R. 4238 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 376 yeas and 0 nays 
(Roll Call No. 102).
    On March 1, 2016, H.R. 4238 was received in the Senate and 
read twice.
    On May 9, 2016, H.R. 4238 was considered in the Senate and 
passed, without amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On May 13, 2016, H.R. 4238 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on May 20, 2016 (Public Law 
114-157).

                           PIPES Act of 2016


                PUBLIC LAW 114-183 (S. 2276, H.R. 5050)

    To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide enhanced 
safety in pipeline transportation, and for other purposes.

Summary

    S. 2276 reauthorizes the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration's (PHMSA) pipeline safety program through 
fiscal year 2019 and includes mandates to increase transparency 
and accountability, complete overdue regulations, and improve 
safety.
    The most recent pipeline safety law passed by Congress, the 
``Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act 
of 2011'' (P.L. 112-90, Pipeline Safety Act of 2011), imposed 
several mandates on PHMSA, some still to be completed.
    S. 2276 contains targeted mandates for PHMSA to increase 
public transparency and accountability, which will facilitate 
the completion of overdue regulations. The legislation also 
strengthens safety standards for certain types of facilities, 
such as underground gas storage reservoirs and oil pipelines 
that cross under deep freshwater bodies and requires a number 
studies to inform Congress of emerging issues relating to 
pipeline integrity management, damage prevention, and corrosion 
control.
    S. 2276 also addresses the gas leak at the Aliso Canyon 
Underground Storage Facility in California and codifies the 
Department of Energy and PHMSA interagency task force concept 
and requires the taskforce to report to Congress on the 
incident.

Legislative History

    On March 1, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held 
a hearing on a Discussion Draft entitled the ``Pipeline Safety 
Act of 2016.''
    On March 16, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power met 
in open markup session to consider the Discussion Draft and 
forwarded the Discussion Draft to the full Committee, without 
amendment, by a voice vote.
    H.R. 5050 was introduced by Representative Fred Upton (MI-
06) on April 26, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be 
subsequently determined by the Speaker. H.R. 5050 was similar 
to the Discussion Draft considered by the Subcommittee.
    On April 26, 27, and 28, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5050 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On June 10, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5050 to the House (H. Rept. 114-617, Part I).
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    S. 2276 was introduced by Senator Deb Fischer (NE) on 
November 10, 2015, read twice, and referred to the Committee on 
Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
    On December 9, 2015, the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation ordered S. 2276, as amended, to be favorably 
reported to the Senate by a voice vote.
    On February 24, 2016, Senator John Thune (SD) reported S. 
2276 to the Senate (Rept. 114-209), and the bill was placed on 
the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders (Calendar 
No. 370).
    On March 3, 2016, S. 2276 was considered in the Senate and 
passed, as amended, by unanimous consent.
    On March 7, 2016, S. 2276 was received in the House.
    On June 8, 2016, S. 2276 was considered in the House under 
a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, with an 
amendment, by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2016, S. 2276 was considered in the Senate and 
passed, with a House amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On June 16, 2016, S. 2276 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on June 22, 2016 (Public Law 
114-183).

                   Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act


                    S. 1, H.R. 3, H.R. 873, H.R. 906

    A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Summary

    Section 2 authorizes TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. to 
construct, connect, operate, and maintain the pipeline and 
cross-border facilities specified in an application filed by 
TransCanada Corporation to the Department of State on May 4, 
2012.
    Section 3 directs the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office 
of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to act as the lead 
Federal agency for coordinating and disseminating information 
on existing Federal programs and assistance that may be used to 
help initiate, develop, and finance energy efficiency, 
renewable energy, and energy retrofitting projects for schools.
    Section 4 declares that nothing in this Act relieves the 
United States of its responsibility to consult with Indian 
nations as required under Executive Order 13175.
    Section 5 expresses the sense of the Senate that climate 
change is real and not a hoax.
    Section 6 expresses the sense of the Senate that Congress 
should approve a bill, originated by the House, to ensure that 
all forms of bitumen or synthetic crude oil derived from 
bitumen are subject to the per-barrel excise tax associated 
with the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund.
    Title I of Division B directs various Federal agencies to 
take steps to promote energy efficiency. The General Services 
Administration (GSA) is directed to develop model commercial 
leasing provisions and best practices to encourage cost-
effective energy efficiency and cost-effective water efficiency 
measures. DOE is directed to study the feasibility of improving 
energy efficiency in commercial buildings with high performance 
energy efficiency measures and of encouraging the 
implementation of such measures.
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is directed to 
develop a voluntary Tenant Star program to promote energy 
efficiency in separate spaces leased by tenants or otherwise 
occupied within commercial buildings and develop methods of 
recognition for commercial building occupants that achieve 
lower levels of energy consumption. And the Energy Information 
Administration is directed to collect and publish, through its 
Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Surveys, data on 
various aspects of the property, building operation, or 
building occupancy relevant to lowering energy consumption.
    Title II of Division B establishes energy conservation 
standards for grid-enabled water heaters for use as part of an 
electric thermal storage or demand response program, including 
labeling, reporting, and other requirements.
    Title III of Division B requires that a Federal agency, 
when leasing space in a building without an Energy Star label, 
must include in its lease provisions requirements that the 
space's energy efficiency be measured against a nationally-
recognized benchmark.
    DOE is required to study and report on various matters 
related to energy efficiency and consumption of commercial and 
multifamily buildings, and also to maintain a database for 
storing and making available public energy-related information 
on commercial and multifamily buildings.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3 was introduced by Representative Kevin Cramer (ND-
al) on January 6, 2015, 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 January 9, 2015, H.R. 3 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 19, and the bill was 
passed, without amendment, by a roll call vote of 266 yeas, 153 
nays, and 1 present (Roll Call No. 16).
    On January 12, 2015, H.R. 3 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 3).
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    S. 1 was introduced by Senator John Hoeven (ND) on January 
6, 2015, read the first time, and placed on the Senate 
Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
    On January 7, 2015, S. 1 was read the second time and 
placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders 
(Calendar No. 1).
    On January 13, 16, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, and 29, 2015, S. 
1 was considered in the Senate and passed, as amended, by a 
roll call vote of 62 yeas and 35 nays (Roll Call No. 49).
    On January 30, 2015, S. 1 was received in the House and 
held at the desk.
    On February 11, 2015, S. 1 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 100, and the bill was 
passed, without amendment, by a roll call vote of 270 yeas, 152 
nays (Roll Call No. 74).
    On February 24, 2015, S. 1 was presented to the President, 
and the President vetoed the bill.
    On February 24, 2015, the President's veto message was 
received in the Senate and held at the desk.
    On March 4, 2015, the veto message on S. 1 was considered 
in the Senate and the motion to pass S. 1, the objections of 
the President to the contrary notwithstanding, was defeated by 
a roll call vote of 62 yeas and 37 nays (Roll Call No. 68) 
(pursuant to Article 1, section 7 of the U.S. Constitution, a 
motion to override a veto must be approved by two-thirds of 
each the Senate and House).
    The provisions contained in Division B, Energy Efficiency 
Improvement, were included in S. 535 (P.L. 114-11).

  Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, 
United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection 
   Agency Relating to ``Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas 
  Emissions From New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: 
                  Electric Utility Generating Units''


                       S.J. RES. 23, H.J. RES. 71

    A Joint Resolution providing for congressional disapproval 
under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule 
submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to 
``Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from 
New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric 
Utility Generating Units''.

Summary

    The joint resolution provides, pursuant to chapter 8 of 
title 5, United States Code, that Congress disapproves the rule 
submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to 
``Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from 
New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric 
Utility Generating Units'' (published at 80 Fed. Reg. 64510 
(October 23, 2015)), and such rule shall have no force or 
effect.

Legislative History

    H.J. Res. 71 was introduced by Representative Ed Whitfield 
(KY-01) on October 26, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. On October 30, 2015, H.J. Res. 71 was 
referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
    On November 3, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
met in open markup session to consider H.J. Res. 71 and 
forwarded the joint resolution to the full Committee, without 
amendment, by a roll call vote of 15 ayes and 12 nays.
    On November 17 and 18, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.J. Res. 71, 
and ordered the joint resolution favorably reported to the 
House, without amendment, by a roll call vote of 28 ayes and 20 
nays.
    On November 19, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.J. Res. 71 to the House (H. Rept. 114-348), and the 
joint resolution was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
266).
    No further action was taken on the joint resolution, but 
H.J. Res. 71 was identical to S.J. Res. 23.
    S.J. Res. 23 was introduced by Senator Mitch McConnell (KY) 
on October 26, 2015, read twice, and referred to the Committee 
on Environment and Public Works. On November 16, 2015, the 
Committee was discharged by petition pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
802(c), and the joint resolution was placed on the Senate 
Legislative Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 293).
    On November 17, 2015, S.J. Res. 23 was considered in the 
Senate and passed, without amendment, by a roll call vote of 52 
yeas and 46 nays (Roll Call No. 307).
    On November 18, 2015, S.J. Res. 23 was received in the 
House and held at the desk.
    On November 30, 2015, S.J. Res. 23 was considered in the 
House pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 539, and the joint 
resolution was passed, without amendment, by a roll call vote 
of 235 yeas and 188 nays (Roll Call No. 651).
    On December 18, 2015, S.J. Res. 23 was presented to the 
President, and the President vetoed the joint resolution.
    On January 11, 2016, the President's veto message was 
received in the Senate and held at the desk.
    No further action was taken on the joint resolution.

  Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, 
United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection 
Agency Relating to ``Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing 
        Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units''


                       S.J. RES. 24, H.J. RES. 72

    A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval 
under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule 
submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to 
``Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary 
Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units''.

Summary

    The joint resolution provides, pursuant to chapter 8 of 
title 5, United States Code, that Congress disapproves the rule 
submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to 
``Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary 
Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units'' (published at 80 
Fed. Reg. 64662 (October 23, 2015)), and such rule shall have 
no force or effect.

Legislative History

    H.J. Res. 72 was introduced by Representative Ed Whitfield 
(KY-01) on October 26, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. On October 30, 2015, H.J. Res. 72 was 
referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
    On November 3, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
met in open markup session to consider H.J. Res. 72 and 
forwarded the joint resolution to the full Committee, without 
amendment, by a roll call vote of 15 ayes and 12 nays.
    On November 17 and 18, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.J. Res. 72, 
and ordered the joint resolution favorably reported to the 
House, without amendment, by a roll call vote of 28 ayes and 21 
nays.
    On November 19, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.J. Res. 72 to the House (H. Rept. 114-349), and the 
joint resolution was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
267).
    No further action was taken on the joint resolution, but 
H.J. Res. 72 was identical to S.J. Res. 24.
    S.J. Res. 24 was introduced by Senator Shelley Moore Capito 
(WV) on October 26, 2015, read twice, and referred to the 
Committee on Environment and Public Works. On November 16, 
2015, the Committee was discharged by petition pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 802(c), and the joint resolution was placed on the 
Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 
294).
    On November 17, 2015, S.J. Res. 24 was considered in the 
Senate and passed, without amendment, by a roll call vote of 52 
yeas and 46 nays (Roll Call No. 306).
    On November 18, 2015, S.J. Res. 24 was received in the 
House and held at the desk.
    On December 1, 2015, S.J. Res. 24 was considered in the 
House pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 539, and the joint 
resolution was passed, without amendment, by a roll call vote 
of 242 yeas and 180 nays (Roll Call No. 650).
    On December 18, 2015, S.J. Res. 24 was presented to the 
President, and the President vetoed the joint resolution.
    On January 11, 2016, the President's veto message was 
received in the Senate and held at the desk.
    No further action was taken on the joint resolution.

                Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016


                            S. 2012, H.R. 8

    To provide for the modernization of the energy policy of 
the United States, and for other purposes.

Summary

    The bill would amend current law and authorize activities--
to be administered primarily by the Department of Energy--to 
promote energy efficiency and enhance the reliability and 
security of energy-related infrastructure. The bill also would 
expand and extend Federal agencies' authority to use certain 
types of long-term contracts to invest in energy conservation 
measures and related services and specify various energy-
related goals and requirements for federal agencies.

Legislative History

    The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held hearings on 
legislation that was incorporated into the Discussion Draft 
entitled ``To modernize energy infrastructure, build a 21st 
century energy and manufacturing workforce, bolster America's 
energy security and diplomacy, promote energy efficiency and 
government accountability, and for other purposes.'' On April 
23, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing entitled ``Title II: 
21st Century Workforce.'' On April 30, 2015, the Subcommittee 
held a hearing entitled ``Strategic Petroleum Reserve 
Discussion Draft and Title IV Energy Efficiency.'' On May 13, 
2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing entitled ``Discussion 
Drafts Addressing Hydropower Regulatory Modernization and FERC 
Process Coordination under the Natural Gas Act.'' On May 19, 
2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing entitled ``Discussion 
Draft Addressing Energy Reliability and Security.'' On June 2, 
2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing entitled ``Quadrennial 
Energy Review and Related Discussion Drafts.'' On June 4, 2015, 
the Subcommittee held a hearing entitled ``Discussion Draft on 
Accountability and Department of Energy Perspectives on Title 
IV: Energy Efficiency.''
    On July 22, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power met 
in open markup session to consider the Discussion Draft 
entitled ``To modernize energy infrastructure, build a 21st 
century energy and manufacturing workforce, bolster America's 
energy security and diplomacy, promote energy efficiency and 
government accountability, and for other purposes'' and 
forwarded the Discussion Draft to the full Committee, without 
amendment, by a voice vote.
    H.R. 8 was introduced by Representative Fred Upton (MI-06) 
on September 16, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Science, 
Space, and Technology, the Committee on Education and the 
Workforce, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 
and the Committee Foreign Affairs, for a period to be 
subsequently determined by the Speaker. On September 18, 2015, 
H.R. 8 was referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
    H.R. 8 was similar to the Discussion Draft considered by 
the Subcommittee.
    On September 29 and 30, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 8 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a roll call vote of 32 yeas and 20 nays.
    On November 19, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 8 to the House (H. Rept. 114-347, Part 1), and 
the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 265).
    On December 1, 2015, H.R. 8 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 539.
    On December 2 and 3, 2015, H.R. 8 was considered in the 
House pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, and on 
December 3, 2015, the bill was passed, as amended, by a roll 
call vote of 249 yeas and 174 nays (Roll Call No. 672).
    On December 7, 2015, H.R. 8 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    On July 30, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources ordered an original bill to be favorably reported to 
the Senate.
    S. 2012 was introduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK) on 
September 9, 2015, with a written report (Report 114-138), and 
the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 218).
    On January 28, 2016, and on February 1, 2, 3, 4, 19, and 
20, 2016, H.R. S. 2012 was considered in the Senate and passed, 
as amended, by a roll call vote of 84 yeas and 12 nays (Roll 
Call No. 54).
    On April 21, 2016, S. 2012 was received in the House, and 
the bill was held at the desk.
    On May 25, 2016, S. 2012 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 744, and the bill was 
passed, as amended, by a roll call vote of 241 yeas and 178 
nays (Roll Call No. 250).
    On May 25, 2016, the House insisted upon its amendment and 
requested a conference with the Senate thereon, and the Speaker 
appointed conferees. From the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 
the Speaker appointed Representative Fred Upton (MI-06), 
Representative Joe Barton (TX-06), Representative Ed Whitfield 
(KY-01), Representative John Shimkus (IL-15), Representative 
Robert E. Latta (OH-05), Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers 
(WA-05), Representative Pete Olson (TX-22), Representative 
David B. McKinley (WV-01), Representative Mike Pompeo (KS-04), 
Representative Morgan H. Griffith (VA-09), Representative Bill 
Johnson (OH-06), Representative Bill Flores (TX-17), 
Representative Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Representative Frank 
Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Representative Bobby L. Rush (IL-01), 
Representative Lois Capps (CA-24), Representative Doris O. 
Matsui (CA-06), Representative Kathy Castor (FL-14), 
Representative John P. Sarbanes (MD-03), Representative Peter 
Welch (VT-al), Representative Ben Ray Lujan (NM-03), 
Representative Paul Tonko (NY-20), and Representative David 
Loebsack (IA-02) for consideration of the Senate bill and the 
House amendment, and modifications committed to conference.
    On July 12, 2016, the Senate disagreed to the House 
amendment to the Senate bill, agreed to the request for 
conference, and the Presiding Officer appointed the following 
conferees, Senator Murkowski (AK), Senator Barrasso (WY), 
Senator Risch (ID), Senator Cornyn (TX), Senator Cantwell (WA), 
Senator Wyden (OR), and Senator Sanders (VT).
    On September 7, 2016, Representative Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) 
was appointed as a conferee to fill the vacancy caused by the 
resignation of Representative Whitfield.
    The conference met on September 8, 2016.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                    Natural Gas Pipeline Reform Act


                                H.R. 161

    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. 161 amends the Natural Gas Act to direct the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve or deny a 
certificate of public convenience and necessity for a prefiled 
project within twelve months after receiving a complete 
application that is ready to be processed, and it requires the 
agency responsible for 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 ninety days 
after FERC issues its final environmental document regarding 
the project.

Legislative History

    H.R. 161 was introduced by Representative Mike Pompeo (KS-
04) on January 6, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 161 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Energy and Power on January 9, 2015.
    On January 21, 2015, H.R. 161 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 38, and the bill was 
passed, without amendment, by a roll call vote of 253 yeas to 
169 nays (Roll Call No. 41).
    On January 22, 2015, H.R. 161 was received in the Senate.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

             LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act


                                H.R. 351

    To provide for expedited approval of exportation of natural 
gas, and for other purposes.

Summary

    This bill directs the Department of Energy, for proposals 
that must also obtain authorization from the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission or the United States Maritime 
Administration to site, construct, expand, or operate liquified 
natural gas (LNG) export facilities, to issue a decision on an 
application for authorization to export natural gas within 
thirty days after the conclusion of the review to site, 
construct, expand, or operate the LNG facilities required by 
the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 or the date of 
enactment of this Act, whichever is later.

Legislative History

    H.R. 351 was introduced by Representative Bill Johnson (OH-
06) on January 14, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On January 28, 2015, H.R. 351 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 48, and the bill was 
passed, without amendment, by a roll call vote of 277 yeas and 
133 nays (Roll Call No. 50).
    On January 29, 2015, H.R. 351 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

         Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2015


                                H.R. 756

    To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide 
for the dissemination of information regarding available 
Federal programs relating to energy efficiency projects for 
schools, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 756 directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to 
establish a clearinghouse to disseminate information regarding 
available Federal programs and financing mechanisms that may be 
used to help initiate, develop, and finance energy efficiency, 
distributed generation, and energy retrofitting projects for 
schools.

Legislative History

    H.R. 756 was introduced by Representative Matt Cartwright 
(PA-17) on February 5, 2015, and was referred to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 756 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Energy and Power on February 6, 2015.
    On December 6, 2016, H.R. 756 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On December 7, 2016, H.R. 756 was received in the Senate.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

               Energy Efficient Government Technology Act


                               H.R. 1268

    To amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 
to promote energy efficiency via information and computing 
technologies, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 1268 would require Federal agencies to coordinate with 
the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Energy, 
and the Environmental Protection Agency to develop 
implementation strategies to purchase, use, and maintain 
energy-efficient and energy-saving information technologies. 
The bill also would direct agencies to pursue activities aimed 
at enhancing the energy efficiency of data centers and would 
impose certain administrative and reporting requirements.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1268 was introduced by Representative Anna G. Eshoo 
(CA-18) on March 4, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1268 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy and Power on March 6, 2016.
    On February 24 and 25, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1268 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On March 14, 2016, H.R. 1268 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On March 15, 2016, H.R. 1268 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                    Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015


                               H.R. 2042

    To allow for judicial review of any final rule addressing 
carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired 
electric utility generating units before requiring compliance 
with such rule, and to allow States to protect households and 
businesses from significant adverse effects on electricity 
ratepayers or reliability.

Summary

    This bill extends compliance deadlines for rules under the 
Clean Air Act that address carbon dioxide emissions from 
existing fossil fuel-fired power plants pending final judicial 
review.
    This extension applies to any final rule that succeeds 
either: (1) the proposed rule entitled ``Carbon Pollution 
Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric 
Utility Generating Units''; or (2) the supplemental proposed 
rule entitled ``Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for 
Existing Stationary Sources: EGUs in Indian Country and U.S. 
Territories; Multi-Jurisdictional Partnerships.''
    The extension period begins 60 days after the notice of 
promulgation of a final rule appears in the Federal Register 
and ends when the rule is no longer subject to judicial appeal 
or review.
    The bill urges the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 
in promulgating, implementing, or enforcing the rules, to 
address how the megawatt hours discharged from a pumped 
hydroelectric storage system will be incorporated into 
implementation plans adopted pursuant to the rules.
    Furthermore, a state is not required to submit or follow an 
implementation plan that addresses carbon dioxide emissions 
from existing power plants if it determines that the plan would 
have a significant adverse effect on: (1) the state's 
residential, commercial, or industrial ratepayers; or (2) the 
reliability of the state's electricity system.
    Finally, the EPA must treat hydropower as renewable energy 
when implementing or enforcing the rules.

Legislative History

    On April 14, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing on a Discussion Draft entitled ``Ratepayer 
Protection Act of 2015.''
    On April 22, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power met 
in open markup session to consider the Discussion Draft and 
forwarded the Discussion Draft to the full Committee, without 
amendment, by a roll call vote of 17 yeas and 12 nays.
    H.R. 2042 was introduced by Representative Ed Whitfield 
(KY-01) on April 28, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2042 was similar to the Discussion 
Draft considered by the Subcommittee.
    On April 28 and 29, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2042 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a roll call vote of 28 yeas to 22 nays.
    On June 19, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2042 to the House (H. Rept. 114-171), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 126).
    On June 24, 2015, H.R. 2042 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 333, and the bill was 
passed, as amended, by a roll call vote of 247 yeas and 180 
nays (Roll Call No. 384).
    On June 25, 2015, H.R. 2042 was received in the Senate. On 
July 14, 2015, H.R. 2042 was read twice and placed on the 
Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 
569).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 To Reinstate and Extend the Deadline for Commencement of Construction 
           of a Hydroelectric Project Involving Clark Canyon


                               H.R. 2080

    To reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of 
construction of a hydroelectric project involving Clark Canyon 
Dam.

Summary

    H.R. 2080 authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission to reinstate the construction license granted to 
Clark Canyon Hydro Company for the Clark Canyon Dam 
Hydroelectric Project located on the Beaverhead River in 
Beaverhead County, Montana.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2080 was introduced by Representative Ryan K. Zinke 
(MT-al) on April 28, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. On May 1, 2015, H.R. 2080 was referred to 
the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
    On February 2, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing on H.R. 2080. On February 10 and 11, 2016, the 
Subcommittee on Energy and Power met in open markup session to 
consider H.R. 2080 and forwarded the bill to the full 
Committee, without amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On February 24 and 25, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2080 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On March 14, 2016, H.R. 2080 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On March 15, 2016, H.R. 2080 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 392).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 To Reinstate and Extend the Deadline for Commencement of Construction 
          of a Hydroelectric Project Involving the Gibson Dam


                               H.R. 2081

    To reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of 
construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Gibson 
Dam.

Summary

    H.R. 2081 authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission to extend by six years the time period during which 
Gibson Dam Hydroelectric Company is required to commence 
construction on the Gibson Dam Hydroelectric Project located on 
the Sun River in Lewis, Clark, and Teton Counties, Montana.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2081 was introduced by Representative Ryan K. Zinke 
(MT-al) on April 28, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. On May 1, 2015, H.R. 2081 was referred to 
the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
    On February 2, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing on H.R. 2081. On February 10 and 11, 2016, the 
Subcommittee on Energy and Power met in open markup session to 
consider H.R. 2081 and forwarded the bill to the full 
Committee, without amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On February 24 and 25, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2081 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On March 14, 2016, H.R. 2081 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 410 yeas and 2 nays 
(Roll Call No. 116).
    On March 16, 2016, H.R. 2081 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 395).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 Fair Ratepayer Accountability, Transparency, and Efficiency Standards 
                                  Act


                               H.R. 2984

    To amend the Federal Power Act to provide that any inaction 
by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that allows a rate 
change to go into effect shall be treated as an order by the 
Commission for purposes of rehearing and court review.

Summary

    H.R. 2984 amends the Federal Power Act to provide that any 
failure by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue an 
order related to a proposed change in rates or other terms 
would be considered an order to allow such changes, and any 
affected parties could seek a rehearing and appellate review of 
the changes.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2984 was introduced by Representative Joseph P. 
Kennedy, III (MA-04) on July 8, 2015, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2984 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Energy and Power on July 10, 2015.
    On February 2, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing on H.R. 2984. On February 10 and 11, 2016, the 
Subcommittee on Energy and Power met in open markup session to 
consider H.R. 2984 and forwarded the bill to the full 
Committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On February 24 and 25, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2984 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a voice vote.
    On March 14, 2016, H.R. 2984 was reported to the House by 
the Committee on Energy and Commerce (H. Rept. 114-452), and 
placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 347).
    H.R. 2984 was considered in the House under a motion to 
suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, without amendment, 
by a voice vote.
    On March 15, 2016, H.R. 2984 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 To Reinstate and Extend the Deadline for Commencement of Construction 
       of a Hydroelectric Project Involving the W. Kerr Scott Dam


                               H.R. 3447

    To reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of 
construction of a hydroelectric project.

Summary

    H.R. 3447 authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission to extend by six years the time period during which 
Wilkesboro Hydroelectric Company is required to commence 
construction on the W. Kerr Scott Hydropower Project located on 
the Yadkin River in Wilkes County, North Carolina.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3447 was introduced by Representative Virginia Foxx 
(NC-05) on September 8, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3447 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy and Power on September 8, 2015.
    On February 2, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing on H.R. 3447. On February 10 and 11, 2016, the 
Subcommittee on Energy and Power met in open markup session to 
consider H.R. 3447 and forwarded the bill to the full 
Committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On February 24 and 25, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3447 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a voice vote.
    On March 14 and 15, 2015, H.R. 3447 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 406 yeas and 
3 nays (Roll Call No. 117).
    On March 16, 2016, H.R. 3447 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 396).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

        Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment Acts


                               H.R. 3797

    To establish the bases [sic] by which the Administrator of 
the Environmental Protection Agency shall issue, implement, and 
enforce certain emission limitations and allocations for 
existing electric utility steam generating units that convert 
coal refuse into energy.

Summary

    H.R. 3797 would require the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) to provide greater flexibility to certain power plants 
that are subject to emissions limitations under EPA's Cross-
State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) and the Mercury and Air Toxics 
Standards for Power Plants (MATS). Affected power plants 
generate electricity by burning coal as their primary fuel 
source. The bill would require EPA to allocate to plants using 
coal refuse in 2017, and subsequent years, the same number of 
emissions allowances for sulfur dioxide that have been 
previously allocated to those plants, rather than reducing 
allowances for those plants.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3797 was introduced by Representative Keith J. Rothfus 
(PA-12) on October 22, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. On October 23, 2015, H.R. 3797 was 
referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
    On February 3, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing on H.R. 3797. On February 10 and 11, 2016, the 
Subcommittee on Energy and Power met in open markup session to 
consider H.R. 3797, and forwarded the bill to the full 
Committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On February 24 and 25, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3797 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a roll call vote of 29 yeas and 22 nays.
    On March 7, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3797 to the House (H. Rept. 114-445), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 340).
    On March 15, 2016, H.R. 3797 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 640, and the bill was 
passed, as amended, by a roll call vote of 231 yeas and 183 
nays (Roll Call No. 123).
    On March 16, 2016, H.R. 3797 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Public Works.

To Extend Deadline for Commencement of Construction of a Hydroelectric 
                                Project


                               H.R. 4411

    To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of 
a hydroelectric project.

Summary

    H.R. 4411 authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission to extend by six years the time period during which 
Jordan Hydroelectric Limited Partnership is required to 
commence construction on the Gathright Hydroelectric Project 
located in Alleghany County, Virginia.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4411 was introduced by Representative Morgan H. 
Griffith (VA-09) on February 1, 2016, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. On February 5, 2016, H.R. 
4411 was referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
    On February 24 and 25, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4411 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On March 14, 2016, H.R. 4411 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On March 15, 2016, H.R. 4411 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

To Extend Deadline for Commencement of Construction of a Hydroelectric 
                                Project


                               H.R. 4412

    To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of 
a hydroelectric project.

Summary

    H.R. 4412 authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission to extend by six years the time period during which 
Jordan Hydroelectric Limited Partnership is required to 
commence construction on the Flannagan Dam and Reservoir 
Hydroelectric Project located in Dickenson County, Virginia.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4412 was introduced by Representative Morgan H. 
Griffith (VA-09) on February 1, 2016, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. On February 5, 2016, H.R. 
4412 was referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
    On February 24 and 25, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4412 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On March 14, 2016, H.R. 4412 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On March 15, 2016, H.R. 4412 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 To Reinstate and Extend the Deadline for Commencement of Construction 
     of a Hydroelectric Project Involving the Jennings Randolph Dam


                               H.R. 4416

    To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of 
a hydroelectric project.

Summary

    H.R. 4416 authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission to extend by six years the time period during which 
Fairlawn Hydroelectric Company is required to commence 
construction on the Jennings Randolph Hydroelectric Project 
located on the North Branch of the Potomac River in Garrett 
County, Maryland, and Mineral County, West Virginia.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4416 was introduced by Representative David B. 
McKinley (WV-01) on February 1, 2016, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. On February 1, 2016, H.R. 
4416 was referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
    On February 2, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing on H.R. 4416. On February 10 and 11, 2016, the 
Subcommittee on Energy and Power met in open markup session to 
consider H.R. 4416, and forwarded the bill to the full 
Committee, without amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On February 24 and 25, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4416 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On March 14 and 16, 2016, H.R. 4416 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 418 yeas and 
2 nays (Roll Call No. 125).
    On March 17, 2016, H.R. 4416 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

             To Amend Section 203 of the Federal Power Act


                               H.R. 4427

    To amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act.

Summary

    H.R. 4427 would amend the Federal Power Act to specify that 
only mergers and consolidations involving facilities valued at 
more than $10 million would require Federal Energy Regulatory 
Act approval.

Legislative History

    On February 2, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing on a Discussion Draft entitled ``To amend 
section 203 of the Federal Power Act.''
    H.R. 4427 was introduced by Representative Mike Pompeo (KS-
04) on February 2, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4427 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy and Power on February 5, 2016. H.R. 4427 was 
identical to the Discussion Draft reviewed by the Subcommittee 
at the February 2 hearing.
    On February 10 and 11, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and 
Power met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4427, and 
forwarded the bill to the full Committee, without amendment, by 
a voice vote.
    On February 24 and 25, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4427 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On March 14, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4427 to the House (H. Rept. 114-451), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 346).
    On March 14, 2016, H.R. 4427 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 To Reinstate and Extend the Deadline for Commencement of Construction 
       of a Hydroelectric Project Involving the Cannonsville Dam


                               H.R. 4434

    To reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of 
construction of a hydroelectric project.

Summary

    H.R. 4434 authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (FERC), upon the request of the licensee for FERC 
project numbered 13287 (Cannonsville Hydroelectric Project, New 
York), to extend the time period during which the licensee is 
required to commence the construction of the project for up to 
four consecutive two-year periods from the date of the 
expiration of the extension originally issued by FERC.

Legislative History

    On February 2, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing on a Discussion Draft entitled ``To extend the 
deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric 
project.''
    H.R. 4434 was introduced by Representative Christopher P. 
Gibson (NY-19) on February 2, 2016, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. On February 5, 2016, H.R. 
4434 was referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
    On February 10 and 11, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and 
Power met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4434, and 
forwarded the bill to the full Committee, without amendment, by 
unanimous consent.
    On February 24 and 25, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4434 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On March 14 and 16, 2016, H.R. 4434 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 417 yeas and 
2 nays (Roll Call No. 126).
    On March 17, 2016, H.R. 4434 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                      EPS Improvement Act of 2016


                               H.R. 4444

    To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to exclude 
power supply circuits, drivers, and devices designed to be 
connected to, and power, light-emitting diodes or organic 
light-emitting diodes providing illumination from energy 
conservation standards for external power supplies, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4444 amends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to 
exclude from energy conservation standards for external power 
supplies any power supply circuit, driver, or device designed 
to power certain light-emitting diodes or to power ceiling fans 
using direct current motors. The Department of Energy may 
prescribe energy conservation standards for that equipment no 
earlier than one year after the date on which a test procedure 
has been prescribed by using its authority to improve the 
energy efficiency of electric motors, pumps, and other 
industrial equipment.

Legislative History

    On January 12, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing on a Discussion Draft entitled ``EPS Improvement 
Act of 2016.''
    H.R. 4444 was introduced by Representative Renee Ellmers 
(NC-02) on February 3, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4444 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy and Power on February 3, 2016.
    On February 10 and 11, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and 
Power met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4444, and 
forwarded the bill to the full Committee, without amendment, by 
a voice vote.
    On February 24 and 25, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4444 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a voice vote.
    On February 29, 2016, H.R. 4444 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On March 1, 2016, H.R. 4444 was received in the Senate, and 
on July 7, 20016, the bill was read twice, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

        Blocking Regulatory Interference From Closing Kilns Act


                               H.R. 4557

    To allow for judicial review of any final rule addressing 
national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for 
brick and structural clay products or for clay ceramics 
manufacturing before requiring compliance with such rule.

Summary

    H.R. 4557 would extend compliance dates for entities 
affected by any final rule addressing national emission 
standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) under the Clean 
Air Act for brick, structural clay, and ceramic products 
manufactured in kilns. The bill would extend compliance dates 
for manufacturers to allow for resolution of the judicial 
review process. Manufacturers would not need to comply with the 
rule until a specified period of time after a judgement becomes 
final (and would no longer be subject to further appeal or 
review) for all legal actions filed during the 60 days after 
the final rule is published in the Federal Register.

Legislative History

    On February 3, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing on a Discussion Draft entitled ``Blocking 
Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act of 2016.''
    On February 10 and 11, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and 
Power met in open markup session to consider the Discussion 
Draft and forwarded the Discussion Draft to the full Committee, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    H.R. 4557 was introduced by Representative Bill Johnson 
(OH-06) on February 12, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4557 was similar to the Discussion 
Draft considered by the Subcommittee.
    On February 24 and 25, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4557 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a roll call vote of 28 yeas and 22 nays.
    On February 29, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4557 to the House (H. Rept. 114-439), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 336).
    On March 3, 2016, H.R. 4557 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 635, and the bill was 
passed by a roll call vote of 238 yeas and 163 nays (Roll Call 
No. 109).
    On March 7, 2016, H.R. 4557 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

      To Promote a 21st Century Energy and Manufacturing Workforce


                               H.R. 4583

    To promote a 21st century energy and manufacturing 
workforce.

Summary

    H.R. 4583 directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to 
prioritize education and training for energy and manufacturing-
related jobs in order to increase the number of skilled workers 
trained to work in those fields.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4583 was introduced by Representative Bobby L. Rush 
(IL-01) on February 23, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently 
determined by the Speaker.
    On February 24 and 25, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4583 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a voice vote.
    On February 29, 2016, H.R. 4583 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On March 1, 2016, H.R. 4583 was received in the Senate, and 
on July 7, 2016, the bill was read twice, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

               Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016


                               H.R. 4775

    To facilitate efficient State implementation of ground-
level ozone standards, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4775 would delay the implementation of the final rule 
promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 
2015 related to ambient-air-quality standards for ozone 
emissions. That rule, published in the Federal Register on 
October 26, 2015, requires states to determine whether 
different geographical areas in the states are in compliance 
with federal limits on ozone pollution and to submit plans to 
reduce ozone emissions to EPA starting in 2020. The legislation 
would delay the requirement for states to submit those plans 
until 2026. The bill also would require EPA to make several 
changes to its process for reviewing National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards for ozone and other pollutants. The bill 
would extend the review cycle for certain pollutants from 5 to 
10 years and would allow EPA to consider technological 
feasibility when setting standards for safe levels of those 
pollutants.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4775 was introduced by Representative Pete Olson (TX-
22) on March 17, 2016, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 4775 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Energy and Power on March 18, 2016.
    On April 14, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing on H.R. 4775. On May 11 and 12, 2016, the 
Subcommittee on Energy and Power met in open markup session to 
consider H.R. 4775 and forwarded the bill to the full 
Committee, without amendment, by a roll call vote of 15 yeas 
and 13 nays.
    On May 17 and 18, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4775 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a roll call vote of 30 yeas and 23 nays.
    On May 27, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4775 to the House (H. Rept. 114-598), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 464).
    On June 7, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce filed 
a supplemental report to H.R. 4775 (H. Rept. 114-598, Part II).
    On June 8, 2016, H.R. 4775 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 767, and the bill was 
passed, as amended, by a roll call vote of 234 yeas and 177 
nays (Roll Call No. 282). On June 9, 2016, H.R. 4775 was 
received in the Senate, read twice, and referred to the 
Committee on Environment and Public Works.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

          Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Act of 2016


                               H.R. 4979

    To foster civilian research and development of advanced 
nuclear energy technologies and enhance the licensing and 
commercial deployment of such technologies.

Summary

    H.R. 4979 would direct the Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC) to report to the Congress on existing Federal activities 
related to testing and demonstrating advanced reactors with 
significant design improvements over existing commercial 
reactors. The bill also would require the NRC to submit to the 
Congress, within one year of enactment, a plan for establishing 
a framework for licensing such reactors. Finally, the bill 
would specify that any funding provided to the NRC prior to 
fiscal year 2021 to develop a regulatory framework for advanced 
reactors would be excluded from the portion of its budget that 
is offset by fees.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4979 was introduced by Representative Robert E. Latta 
(OH-05) on April 18, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 
Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently 
determined by the Speaker. H.R. 4979 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Energy and Power on April 22, 2016.
    On April 29, 2016, the Subcommittee held a hearing on H.R. 
4979. On May 11 and 12, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and 
Power met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4979 and 
forwarded the bill to the full Committee, without amendment, by 
a voice vote.
    On May 17 and 18, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4979 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On September 12, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4979 to the House (H. Rept. 114-737, Part I), and 
the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 573).
    On September 12, 2016, H.R. 4979 was considered in the 
House under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was 
passed, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On September 12, 2016, H.R. 4979 was received in the 
Senate, read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Natural Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                         Air Survey Act of 2015


                               H.R. 3021

    To amend the Natural Gas Act to allow the use of aerial 
survey data for certain applications, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3021 amends the Natural Gas Act to accept data 
collected by aerial survey in lieu of ground survey data for 
the purposes of completing any prefiling process established to 
facilitate the formal application process for obtaining a 
certificate of public convenience and necessity for a natural 
gas transportation facility, or an application associated with 
a Federal authorization concerning a certificate application.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3021 was introduced by Representative Mike Pompeo (KS-
04) on July 10, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. On July 17, 2015, H.R. 3021 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
    On May 11 and 12, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and 
Power met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3021 and 
forwarded the bill to the full Committee, without amendment, by 
a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                 Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act


                               H.R. 6375

    To provide for consideration of the extension under the 
Energy Policy and Conservation Act of nonapplication of No-Load 
Mode energy efficiency standards to certain security or life 
safety alarms or surveillance systems.

Summary

    H.R. 6375 directs the Department of Energy to decide by 
2021 whether standards for class A external power supply (EPS) 
should be amended, and any such amendments would apply to 
products manufactured after July 1, 2023. No-Load Mode 
standards provided under current law shall not apply to EPS 
manufactured before the effective date of such amendments. 
Finally, the Department may treat EPS designed to be connected 
to a security or life safety alarm or surveillance system as a 
separate product class or may extend available non-application 
provisions.

Legislative History

    H.R. 6375 was introduced by Representative Mike Pompeo (KS-
04) on November 17, 2016, and was referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On December 6, 2016, H.R. 6375 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On December 7, 2016, H.R. 6375 was received in the Senate.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

           Nuclear Utilization of Keynote Energy Policies Act


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

Summary

    The Discussion Draft would address licensing, budgeting, 
and the regulatory process at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
to help the existing nuclear fleet, foster investments in new 
plants, and ensure safety and protect public health.

Legislative History

    On April 29, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing on a Discussion Draft entitled ``Nuclear 
Utilization of Keynote Energy Policies Act.''
    No further action was taken on the Discussion Draft.

                          OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES


            The Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Energy Budget

    On February 11, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing entitled ``The Fiscal Year 2016 Department of 
Energy Budget.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine and 
evaluate funding priorities, major budget changes, energy-
related rulemakings, priority science and research, loans and 
grants, and management and security reforms at the Department 
of Energy. The Subcommittee received testimony from Ernest J. 
Moniz, Secretary, Department of Energy.

                    The Fiscal Year 2016 EPA Budget

    On February 25, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
and the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a 
joint hearing entitled ``The Fiscal Year 2016 EPA Budget.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine the President's proposed 
budget of $8.59 billion for EPA in Fiscal Year 2016. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Gina McCarthy, 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency.

21st Century Energy Markets: How the Changing Dynamics of World Energy 
             Markets Impact Our Economy and Energy Security

    On March 3, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held 
a hearing entitled ``21st Century Energy Markets: How the 
Changing Dynamics of World Energy Markets Impact our Economy 
and Energy Security.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
discuss how changing global energy markets affect the U.S. 
economy, energy security, and foreign diplomacy. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from the U.S. Energy 
Information Administration, McGraw Hill Financial Global 
Institute, the Executive Director for Energy and Sustainability 
at University of California--Davis, Pioneer Natural Resources, 
American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufactures, Delta Airlines, 
AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council.

 21st Century Electricity Challenge: Ensuring a Secure, Reliable, and 
                       Modern Electricity System

    On March 4, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held 
a hearing entitled ``The 21st Century Electricity Challenge: 
Ensuring a Secure, Reliable, and Modern Electricity System.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to examine barriers to the 
deployment of advanced grid technologies and changing consumer 
expectations associated with new grid technologies. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Adam Sieminski, 
Administrator, Energy Information Administration; John 
Kingston, President, McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute; 
Amy Jaffe, Executive Director, Energy and Sustainability, 
University of California, Davis; Scott Sheffield, Chairman and 
CEO, Pioneer Natural Resources; Charles Drevna, President, 
American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers; Graeme Burnett, 
Senior Vice President for Fuel Optimization, Delta Airlines; 
and Brad Markell, Executive Director, AFL-CIO Industrial Union 
Council.

 EPA's Proposed 111(d) Rule for Existing Power Plants: Legal and Cost 
                                 Issues

    On March 17, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing entitled ``EPA's Proposed 111(d) Rule for 
Existing Power Plants: Legal and Cost Issues.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine matters related to the Environmental 
Protection Agency's proposed 111(d) rule for existing power 
plants referred to by the agency as the Clean Power Plan. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Laurence H. Tribe, Carl M. 
Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law, 
Harvard Law School; Richard L. Revesz, Lawrence King Professor 
of Law, Dean Emeritus, Director, Institute for Policy 
Integrity, New York University School of Law; Allison D. Wood, 
Partner, Hunton and Williams LLP; Art Graham, Chairman, Florida 
Public Service Commission; Kelly Speakes-Backman, Commissioner, 
Maryland Public Service Commission, and Chair, Board of 
Directors, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc.; Craig 
Butler, Director, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency; and 
Donald van der Vaart, Secretary, North Carolina Department of 
Environment and Natural Resources.

   EPA's Proposed 111(d) Rule for Existing Power Plants and H.R. __, 
                        Ratepayer Protection Act

    On April 14, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing entitled ``EPA's Proposed 111(d) Rule for 
Existing Power Plants, and H.R. _, Ratepayer Protection Act.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to consider matters related to 
the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed 111(d) rule for 
existing power plants. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of 
Air and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency; Eugene M. 
Trisko, Energy Economist and Attorney on behalf of the American 
Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity; Lisa D. Johnson, CEO and 
General Manager, Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc., on behalf 
of National Rural Electric Cooperative Association; Kevin 
Sunday, Manager, Government Affairs, Pennsylvania Chamber of 
Business and Industry; Paul Cicio, President, Industrial Energy 
Consumers of America; Susan F. Tierney, Senior Advisor, 
Analysis Group; and Melissa A. Hoffer, Chief, Energy and 
Environment Bureau, Office of the Attorney General, 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

        Quadrennial Energy Review and Related Discussion Drafts

    On June 2, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held 
a hearing entitled ``Quadrennial Energy Review and Related 
Discussion Drafts.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine 
the Department of Energy's Quadrennial Energy Review findings. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from Ernest J. Moniz, 
Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy; Rudolf Dolzer, Advisory 
Board Member, Association of International Petroleum 
Negotiators; Professor of International Law, University of 
Bonn; Jason Grumet, President, Bipartisan Policy Center; Scott 
Martin, Commissioner, Lancaster County, PA; Gerald Kepes, Vice 
President, Upstream Research and Consulting, IHS; Alison 
Cassady, Director of Domestic Energy Policy, Center for 
American Progress; and Emily Hammond, Professor of Law, George 
Washington University Law School.

                       EPA's Proposed Ozone Rule

    On June 12, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held 
a hearing entitled ``EPA's Proposed Ozone Rule.'' The purpose 
of the hearing was to examine costs, feasibility, and impacts 
associated with the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed 
ozone rule. The Subcommittee received testimony from Janet 
McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator, Air and Radiation, 
Environmental Protection Agency.

     EPA's Proposed Ozone Rule: Potential Impacts on Manufacturing

    On June 16, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power and 
the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a 
joint hearing entitled ``EPA's Proposed Ozone Rule: Potential 
Impacts on Manufacturing.'' The purpose of this hearing was to 
examine the potential impacts of the Environmental Protection 
Agency's proposed ozone rule on the U.S. manufacturing sector. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from Ross E. Eisenberg, 
Vice President, Energy and Resources Policy, National 
Association of Manufacturers; Erin Monroe Wesley, Executive 
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Baton Rouge Area 
Chamber; Michael Freeman, Division President, The Americas, WD-
40 Company; Stacey-Ann Taylor, Director, Product Stewardship, 
Henry Company; Louis Anthony Cox, Jr., President, Cox 
Associates; Gregory B. Diette, Professor of Medicine, Johns 
Hopkins University School of Medicine on behalf of the American 
Thoracic Society; and Robert L. Glicksman, J.B. and Maurice C. 
Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, George Washington 
University School of Law.

 Oversight of Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation 
                     Act of 2011 and Related Issues

    On July 14, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held 
a hearing entitled ``Oversight of Pipeline Safety, Regulatory 
Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011 and Related Issues.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to examine the Pipeline and 
Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA) 
implementation of the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, 
and Job Creation Act of 2011 and pipeline safety issues raised 
by recent pipeline failures. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Stacy Cummings, Interim Executive Director, 
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration; Stan 
Wise, Commissioner, Georgia Public Service Commission, on 
behalf of the National Association of Regulatory Utility 
Commissioners; Donald Santa, President and CEO, Interstate 
Natural Gas Association of America; Ron Bradley, Vice President 
of Gas Operations, PECO Energy, on behalf of the American Gas 
Association; Andrew Black, President and CEO, Association of 
Oil Pipe Lines; Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline 
Safety Trust; and Dianne Black, Assistant Director of Planning 
and Development, County of Santa Barbara, California.

             Oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    On September 9, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
and the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a 
joint hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine the 
Commission's budget development, resource planning, proposed 
rulemaking, and ongoing activities relating to the storage, 
transportation, and disposal of high-level radioactive material 
and spent nuclear fuel. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Stephen Burns, Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission; Kristine Svinicki, Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission; William Ostendorff, Commissioner, Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission; and Jeff Baran, Commissioner, Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission.

        EPA's CO2 Regulations for New and Existing Power Plants

    On October 7, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing entitled ``EPA's CO2 Regulations for New and 
Existing Power Plants.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine matters related to the Environmental Protection 
Agency's proposed rules for CO2 emissions from new and existing 
fossil fuel-fired power plants. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator, 
Air and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency.

    EPA's CO2 Regulations for New and Existing Power Plants: Legal 
                              Perspectives

    On October 22, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing entitled ``EPA's CO2 Regulations for New and 
Existing Power Plants: Legal Perspectives.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to discuss the legal issues raised by the 
Environmental Protection Agency's CO2 regulations for new and 
existing power plants. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Elbert Lin, Solicitor General of West Virginia; Allison D. 
Wood, Partner, Hunton and Williams, LLP; Raymond L. Gifford, 
Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP; Richard L. Revesz, 
Lawrence King Professor of Law, Dean Emeritus, Director, 
Institute for Policy Integrity, New York University School of 
Law; and Emily Hammond, Associate Dean for Public Engagement, 
Professor of Law, George Washington University School of Law.

         Oversight of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

    On December 1, 2015, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine potential impacts of the Environmental Protection 
Agency's Clean Power Plan on electricity markets, the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission's oversight of organized wholesale 
electricity markets, grid security challenges, integration of 
distributed generation resources, and natural gas pipeline 
permitting. The Subcommittee received testimony from Norman C. 
Bay, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Cheryl A. 
LaFleur, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; 
Tony Clark, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; 
and Colette D. Honorable, Commissioner, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission.

                      Fiscal Year 2017 DOE Budget

    On March 2, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held 
a hearing entitled ``Fiscal Year 2017 DOE Budget.'' The purpose 
of the hearing was to examine Department of Energy's funding 
priorities, major budget changes, energy-related rulemakings, 
loans and grants, and research activities. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Ernest J. Moniz, Secretary, U.S. 
Department of Energy.

                      Fiscal Year 2017 EPA Budget

    On March 22, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power and 
the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held joint 
hearing entitled ``Fiscal Year 2017 EPA Budget.'' The purpose 
of the hearing was to examine the President's proposed budget 
of $8.267 billion for EPA in Fiscal Year 2017. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Gina McCarthy, Administrator, 
Environmental Protection Agency.

         Fiscal Year 2017 Nuclear Regulatory Commission Budget

    On April 20, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power and 
the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a joint 
hearing entitled ``Fiscal Year 2017 Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission Budget.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine 
the Commission budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2017. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Stephen Burns, 
Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Kristine Svinicki, 
Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission; William 
Ostendorff, Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission; and 
Jeff Baran, Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

  Home Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards Under the Department of 
                    Energy--Stakeholder Perspectives

    On June 10, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held 
a hearing entitled ``Home Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards 
Under the Department of Energy--Stakeholder Perspectives.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to discuss the Department of 
Energy's implementation of the energy conservation standards 
program for appliances in the Energy Policy and Conservation 
Act, potential updates and improvements to the appliance 
standard-setting process, and the current status of the Energy 
Star Program. The Subcommittee received testimony from Joseph 
M. McGuire, President and CEO, Association of Home Appliance 
Manufacturers; Kevin J. Cosgriff, President and CEO, National 
Electrical Manufacturers Association; Stephen Yurek, President 
and CEO, Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute; 
Sofie E. Miller, Senior Policy Analyst, The George Washington 
University Regulatory Studies Center; Elizabeth Noll, 
Legislative Director, Energy and Transportation, Natural 
Resources Defense Council; and Thomas Eckman, Director, Power 
Division, Northwest Power and Conservation Council.

           The Renewable Fuel Standard--Implementation Issues

    On June 22, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held 
a hearing entitled ``The Renewable Fuel Standard--
Implementation Issues.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine the current status of and emerging issues with the 
Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) implementation. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency; Howard 
Gruenspecht, Deputy Administrator, Energy Information 
Administration; Chet Thompson, President, American Fuel and 
Petrochemical Manufacturers; Bob Dinneen, President and CEO, 
Renewable Fuels Association; Todd Teske, Chairman, President 
and CEO, Briggs and Stratton Corporation; Brooke Coleman, 
Executive Director, Advanced Biofuels Business Council; Collin 
O'Mara, President and CEO, National Wildlife Federation; Anne 
Steckel, Vice President of Federal Affairs, National Biodiesel 
Board; and Tim Columbus, General Counsel, National Association 
of Convenience Stores and Society of Independent Gasoline 
Marketers Association of America.

A Review of EPA's Regulatory Activity During the Obama Administration: 
                     Energy and Industrial Sectors

    On July 6, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held 
a hearing entitled ``A Review of EPA's Regulatory Activity 
During the Obama Administration: Energy and Industrial 
Sectors.'' The purpose of the hearing was to review the impact 
of the Environmental Protection Agency's major rules issued 
since 2009 on the energy and industrial sectors. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Janet McCabe, Acting 
Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, 
Environmental Protection Agency; Travis Kavulla, President, 
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, Vice-
Chairman, Montana Public Service Commission; David J. Porter, 
Chairman, Railroad Commission of Texas; Lynn D. Helms, 
Director, North Dakota Industrial Commission, Department of 
Mineral Resources; Charles D. McConnell, Executive Director, 
Energy and Environment Initiative, Rice University, former 
Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Department of Energy; 
and Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen.

 The Department of Energy's Role in Advancing the National, Economic, 
                and Energy Security of the United States

    On September 15, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing entitled ``The Department of Energy's Role in 
Advancing the National, Economic, and Energy Security of the 
United States.'' The purpose of the hearing was to review the 
evolution of electricity markets policy. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Clifford M. Naeve, former Commissioner, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Partner, Skadden, Arps, 
Slate, Meagher, and Flom LLP; Linda Stuntz, former Deputy 
Secretary, Department of Energy, Partner, Stuntz, Davis, and 
Staffier, P.C.; Susan Tomasky, former General Counsel, Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission, former President, AEP 
Transmission of American Electric Power Corporation; and Doug 
Smith, former General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, Partner, Van Ness Feldman, LLP.

Midterm Review and Update on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Program 
       and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Motor Vehicles

    On September 22, 2016, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
held a hearing entitled ``Midterm Review and Update on the 
Corporate Average Fuel Economy Program and Greenhouse Gas 
Emissions Standards For Motor Vehicles.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine the status of economic and marketplace 
estimates and projections made in 2012 and the impact that 
those assumptions will have on auto manufacturers' ability to 
meet increasing fuel economy standards. Furthermore, the 
hearing explored the CAFE program's impact on economic growth, 
innovation, product development and job creation within the 
auto industry. The Subcommittee received testimony from Janet 
McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air 
and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency; Paul 
Hemmersbaugh, Chief Counsel, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration; John Bozzella, President and CEO, Global 
Automakers; Mitch Bainwol, President and CEO, Alliance of 
Automobile Manufacturers; Peter Welch, President, National 
Automobile Dealers Association; John D. Graham, Ph.D., Dean, 
School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University 
Bloomington; John German, Senior Fellow/U.S. Co-Lead, The 
International Council on Clean Transportation; and Mark Cooper, 
Director of Research, Consumer Federation of America.

                              HEARINGS HELD
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          Serial No.                 Hearing Title       Hearing Date(s)
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114-10........................  The Fiscal Year 2016    February 11,
                                 Department of Energy    2015
                                 Budget. (Subcommittee
                                 on Energy and Power).
114-11........................  The Fiscal Year 2016    February 25,
                                 EPA Budget.             2015
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Environment and the
                                 Economy and
                                 Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-16........................  21st Century Energy     March 3, 2015
                                 Markets: How the
                                 Changing Dynamics of
                                 World Energy Markets
                                 Impact our Economy
                                 and Energy Security.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-18........................  The 21st Century        March 4, 2015
                                 Electricity
                                 Challenge: Ensuring a
                                 Secure, Reliable, and
                                 Modern Electricity
                                 System. (Subcommittee
                                 on Energy and Power).
114-20........................  EPA's Proposed 111(d)   March 17, 2015
                                 Rule for Existing
                                 Power Plants: Legal
                                 and Cost Issues.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-23........................  H.R. 906, to Modify     March 19, 2015
                                 the Efficiency
                                 Standards for Grid-
                                 Enabled Water
                                 Heaters.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-29........................  EPA's Proposed 111(d)   April 14, 2015
                                 Rule for Existing
                                 Power Plants, and
                                 H.R. __, Ratepayer
                                 Protection Act.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-33........................  Title II: 21st Century  April 23, 2015
                                 Workforce.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-36........................  Strategic Petroleum     April 30, 2015
                                 Reserve Discussion
                                 Draft and Title IV
                                 Energy Efficiency.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-40........................  Discussion Drafts       May 13, 2015
                                 Addressing Hydropower
                                 Regulatory
                                 Modernization and
                                 FERC Process
                                 Coordination under
                                 the Natural Gas Act.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-44........................  Discussion Draft        May 19, 2015
                                 Addressing Energy
                                 Reliability and
                                 Security.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-47........................  Quadrennial Energy      June 2, 2015
                                 Review and Related
                                 Discussion Drafts.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-50........................  Discussion Draft on     June 3, 2015
                                 Accountability and     June 4, 2015
                                 Department of Energy
                                 Perspectives on Title
                                 IV: Energy
                                 Efficiency.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-53........................  EPA's Proposed Ozone    June 12, 2015
                                 Rule. (Subcommittee
                                 on Energy and Power).
114-56........................  EPA's Proposed Ozone    June 16, 2015
                                 Rule: Potential
                                 Impacts on
                                 Manufacturing.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power and
                                 Subcommittee on
                                 Commerce,
                                 Manufacturing, and
                                 Trade).
114-64........................  H.R. 702, Legislation   July 9, 2015
                                 to Prohibit
                                 Restrictions on the
                                 Export of Crude Oil.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-67........................  Oversight of Pipeline   July 14, 2015
                                 Safety, Regulatory
                                 Certainty, and Job
                                 Creation Act of 2011
                                 and Related Issues.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-71........................  Oversight of the        September 9,
                                 Nuclear Regulatory      2015
                                 Commission.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Environment and the
                                 Economy and
                                 Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-83........................  EPA's CO2 Regulations   October 7, 2015
                                 for New and Existing
                                 Power Plants.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-90........................  EPA's CO2 Regulations   October 22, 2015
                                 for New and Existing
                                 Power Plants: Legal
                                 Perspectives.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-104.......................  Oversight of the        December 1, 2015
                                 Federal Energy
                                 Regulatory
                                 Commission.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-109.......................  H.R. __, the EPS        January 12, 2016
                                 Improvement Act of
                                 2016 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-111.......................  Legislative Hearing on  February 2, 2016
                                 Eight Energy
                                 Infrastructure Bills.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-113.......................  H.R. 3797, the          February 3, 2016
                                 Satisfying Energy
                                 Needs and Saving the
                                 Environment (SENSE)
                                 Act and H.R. __, the
                                 Blocking Regulatory
                                 Interference from
                                 Closing Kilns (BRICK)
                                 Act. (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-121.......................  Legislative Hearing to  March 1, 2016
                                 Examine Pipeline
                                 Safety
                                 Reauthorization.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-123.......................  The Fiscal Year 2017    March 2, 2016
                                 DOE Budget.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-130.......................  Fiscal Year 2017 EPA    March 22, 2016
                                 Budget. (Subcommittee
                                 on Environment and
                                 the Economy and
                                 Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-134.......................  H.R. 4775, Ozone        April 14, 2016
                                 Standards
                                 Implementation Act of
                                 2016. (Subcommittee
                                 on Energy and Power).
114-138.......................  Fiscal Year 2017        April 20, 2016
                                 Nuclear Regulatory
                                 Commission Budget.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Environment and the
                                 Economy and
                                 Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-141.......................  H.R. 4979, the          April 29, 2016
                                 Advanced Nuclear
                                 Technology
                                 Development Act of
                                 2016 and H.R. __, the
                                 ``Nuclear Utilization
                                 of Keynote Energy
                                 Policies Act.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-152.......................  Home Appliance Energy   June 10, 2016
                                 Efficiency Standards
                                 Under the Department
                                 of Energy--
                                 Stakeholder
                                 Perspectives.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-155.......................  The Renewable Fuel      June 22, 2016
                                 Standard--Implementat
                                 ion Issues.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-156.......................  A Review of EPA's       July 6, 2016
                                 Regulatory Activity
                                 During the Obama
                                 Administration:
                                 Energy and Industrial
                                 Sectors.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-164.......................  Federal Power Act:      September 7,
                                 Historical              2016
                                 Perspectives.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-170.......................  The Department of       September 15,
                                 Energy's Role in        2016
                                 Advancing the
                                 National, Economic,
                                 and Energy Security
                                 of the United States.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
114-171.......................  Midterm Review and      September 22,
                                 Update on the           2016
                                 Corporate Average
                                 Fuel Economy Program
                                 and Greenhouse Gas
                                 Emissions Standards
                                 for Motor Vehicles.
                                 (Subcommittee on
                                 Commerce,
                                 Manufacturing, and
                                 Trade and
                                 Subcommittee on
                                 Energy and Power).
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              Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy

                              (Ratio 13-9)

 JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois, Chairman

PAUL TONKO, New York,                GREGG HARPER, Mississippi,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
KURT SCHRADER, Oregon                ED WHITFIELD, Kentucky*
GENE GREEN, Texas                    JOSEPH R. PITTS, Pennsylvania
DIANA DeGETTE, Colorado              TIM MURPHY, Pennsylvania
LOIS CAPPS, California               ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio
MICHAEL F. DOYLE, Pennsylvania       DAVID McKINLEY, West Virginia
JERRY McNERNEY, California           BILL JOHNSON, Ohio
TONY CARDENAS, California            LARRY BUCSHON, Indiana
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       BILL FLORES, Texas
  (Ex Officio)                       RICHARD HUDSON, North Carolina
                                     KEVIN CRAMER, North Dakota
                                     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


                     Drinking Water Protection Act


                      PUBLIC LAW 114-45 (H.R. 212)

    To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to provide for the 
assessment and management of the risk of cyanotoxins in 
drinking water, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 212 amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to direct the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and submit to 
Congress a strategic plan for assessing and managing risks 
associated with algal toxins in drinking water provided by 
public water systems.
    The bill also requires the Government Accountability Office 
to inventory and report to Congress on Federal spending, 
between Fiscal Years 2010 and 2014, on both Federal analyses 
and public health efforts concerning cyanobacteria and algae.

Legislative History

    H.R. 212 was introduced by Representative Robert E. Latta 
(OH-05) on January 8, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 212 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Environment and the Economy on January 9, 2015.
    On February 5, 2015, the Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Economy held a hearing on H.R. 212. On February 5, 2015, 
the Subcommittee also met in open markup session to consider 
H.R. 212 and forwarded the bill, as amended, to the full 
Committee by a voice vote.
    On February 11 and 12, 2015, the full Committee on Energy 
and Commerce met in open markup session and ordered H.R. 212 
reported to the House, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On February 24, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 212 to the House (H. Rept. 114-26), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 18).
    On February 24, 2015, H.R. 212 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 375 yeas and 37 nays (Roll 
Call No. 84).
    On February 25, 2015, H.R. 212 was received in the Senate 
and read twice.
    On August 5, 2015, H.R. 212 was considered in the Senate 
and passed, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On August 6, 2015, H.R. 212 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on August 7, 2015 (Public Law 
114-45).

   Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act


                 PUBLIC LAW 114-98 (S. 611, H.R. 2853)

    A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to reauthorize 
technical assistance to small public water systems, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    S. 611 amends section 1442(e) of the Safe Drinking Water 
Act to reauthorize a program administered by the Environmental 
Protection Agency to provide technical assistance to small 
public water systems for complying with national primary 
drinking water regulations.

Legislative History

    S. 611 was introduced by Senator Roger F. Wicker (MS) on 
February 27, 2015, read twice, and referred to the Committee on 
Environment and Public Works.
    On April 29, 2015, the Committee on Environment and Public 
Works ordered S. 611, without amendment, to be favorably 
reported to the Senate.
    On May 18, 2015, Senator James M. Inhofe (OK) reported S. 
611 to the Senate with a written report (Report 114-47), and 
the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 83). On June 9, 2015, S. 611 was 
considered in the Senate and passed, without amendment, by 
unanimous consent.
    On June 10, 2015, S. 611 was received in the House and 
referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. S. 611 was 
referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy on 
June 12, 2015.
    On October 22, 2015, the Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Economy held a hearing on S. 611.
    On October 28, 2015, the Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Economy met in open markup session to consider S. 611 and 
ordered the bill favorably forwarded the bill to the full 
Committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On November 17 and 18, 2015, the full Committee on Energy 
and Commerce met in open markup session to consider S. 611 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a voice vote.
    On November 19, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported S. 611 to the House (H. Rept. 114-346) and was placed 
on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 264).
    On November 30, 2015, S. 611 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On December 2, 2015, S. 611 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on December 11, 2015 (Public 
Law 114-98).

                     TSCA Modernization Act of 2015


                     PUBLIC LAW 114-182 (H.R. 2576)

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

Summary

    H.R. 2576 authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) to order new testing for those chemicals found to present 
an unreasonable risk and (2) to order testing of certain 
chemicals under certain circumstances regardless of whether an 
unreasonable risk is presented by the chemical.
    The bill also requires EPA to determine whether a new 
chemical or new use of an existing chemical does or may pose an 
unreasonable risk and may require the mitigation of any such 
risk before the chemical or new use go to market.
    For existing chemicals, the bill bifurcates the process of 
evaluating and managing the risk to human health and the 
environment based on the chemical's intended conditions of use. 
The risk evaluation phase focuses on hazard and exposure 
considerations and may not consider economic factors. Existing 
chemicals determined to pose an unreasonable risk must be 
subject to risk management regulation. When regulating, EPA 
must consider the risk posed by the intended condition of use, 
the social and economic costs of EPA action on this use, the 
cost-effectiveness of a particular regulation, and the 
availability of alternatives. Under this measure, EPA no longer 
must impose only ``least burdensome'' restrictions on 
commercially active chemicals.
    H.R. 2576 requires EPA to update its inventory of all 
chemicals in domestic commerce since 1976 and amends the 
requirements on EPA and chemical manufacturers and processors 
regarding the protection of confidential business information 
submitted to EPA under the Act.
    The bill imposes specific scientific standards to inform 
substantive decisions in sections 4, 5, and 6 of Toxic 
Substances Control Act and requires EPA to rely on the weight 
of the scientific evidence in carrying out those sections.
    Finally, the bill amends the scope and type of Federal 
preemption of state and local chemical regulation laws, makes 
clarifying amendments to the Mercury Export Ban Act, and 
institutes a cancer cluster registry.

Legislative History

    On April 14, 2015, the Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Economy held a hearing entitled ``H.R. __, the TSCA 
Modernization Act.''
    On May 14, 2015, the Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Economy met in open markup session to consider the Discussion 
Draft and forwarded the Discussion Draft to the full Committee, 
as amended, by a roll call vote of 21 yeas and 0 nays.
    H.R. 2576 was introduced by Representative John Shimkus 
(IL-15) on May 26, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On June 2 and 3, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2576, and ordered 
the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, by a roll 
call vote of 47 yeas, 0 nays, and 1 present.
    On June 23, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2576 to the House (H. Rept. 114-176) and bill was 
placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 131).
    On June 23, 2015, H.R. 2576 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 398 yeas and 1 nay (Roll 
Call No. 378).
    On June 24, 2015, H.R. 2576 was received in the Senate.
    On July 8, 2015, H.R. 2576 was read twice, and was placed 
on Senate Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 143).
    On December 17, 2015, H.R. 2576 was considered in the 
Senate and passed, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On May 24, 2015, H.R. 2576 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 742, and the bill was 
passed, as amended, by a roll call vote of 403 yeas and 12 nays 
(Roll Call No. 238).
    On June 7, 2016, H.R. 2576, was agreed to in the Senate and 
passed by a voice vote.
    On June 14, 2016, H.R. 2576 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on June 22, 2016 (Public Law 
114-182).

          Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act


                 PUBLIC LAW 114-322 (S. 612, TITLE II)

Summary

    Title II of S. 612 would improve our nation's drinking 
water infrastructure and helps communities meet the 
requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act, while also 
authorizing the state regulation of coal ash.

Legislative History

    S. 612 was introduced by Senator John Cornyn (TX) on 
February 27, 2015, read twice, and referred to the Committee on 
Environment and Public Works.
    On April 19, 2015, the Committee on Environment and Public 
Works ordered S. 612 to be favorably reported, without 
amendment, to the Senate.
    On May 4, 2015, Senator Inhofe (OK) reported S. 612, 
without amendment, to the Senate without a written report, and 
the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 65).
    On May 21, 2015, S. 612 was considered in the Senate and 
passed, without amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On May 22, 2015, S. 612 was received in the House, and 
referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
    On December 8, 2016, S. 612 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 949, and the bill was 
passed, as amended, by a roll call vote of 360 yeas and 61 nays 
(Roll Call No. 622).
    On December 8, 2016, S. 612 was received in the Senate, and 
on December 9, 10, and 12, 2016, S. 612 was considered in the 
Senate and a motion to concur in the House amendment was 
passed, by a roll call vote of 78 yeas and 81 nays (Roll Call 
No. 163).
    On December 14, 2016, S. 612 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on December 16, 
2016 (Public Law 114-322).

       Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015


                               H.R. 1734

    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. 1734 would establish state permit programs for coal 
ash and would incorporate the technical standards and 
requirements that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
developed in the final rule regarding of human health and the 
environment. A state that chooses to adopt a coal ash program 
would be given sole enforcement authority, and EPA would be 
required to implement a program if a state does not implement a 
program that fails to meet these criteria.

Legislative History

    On March 18 and 24, 2015, the Subcommittee on Environment 
and the Economy held a hearing on a Discussion Draft entitled 
``Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015.''
    On March 24 and 25, 2015, the Subcommittee on Environment 
and the Economy met in open markup session to consider the 
Discussion Draft and forwarded the bill, without amendment, to 
the full Committee by a roll call vote of 16 yeas and 5 nays.
    On April 13, 2015, Representative David McKinley (WV-01) 
introduced H.R. 1734, which was similar to the Discussion Draft 
considered by the Subcommittee.
    On April 14 and 15, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1734, and 
the bill was ordered favorably reported, without amendment, to 
the House by a roll call vote of 32 yeas and 19 nays.
    On June 9, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1734 to the House (H. Rept. 114-143), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 103).
    On July 22, 2015, H.R. 1734 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 742, and the bill was 
passed, as amended by a roll call vote of 258 yeas and 166 nays 
(Roll Call No. 458).
    On July 23, 2015, H.R. 1734 was received in the Senate.
    On July 14, 2016, H.R. 1734 was read twice and referred to 
the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                          OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES


   EPA's 2014 Final Rule: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From 
                           Electric Utilities

    On January 22, 2015, the Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Economy held a hearing entitled ``EPA's 2014 Final Rule: 
Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric 
Utilities.'' The purpose of the hearing was to review the 
Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) final rule concerning 
the disposal of coal combustion residuals. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant 
Administrator for Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 
Environmental Protection Agency; Thomas Easterly, Commissioner, 
Indiana Department of Environmental Management, on behalf of 
the Environmental Council of States and the Indiana Department 
of Environmental Management; Michael Forbeck, Environmental 
Program Manager, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental 
Protection, Bureau of Waste Management, on behalf of the 
Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management 
Officials; Lisa Johnson, Chief Executive Officer and General 
Manager, Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc., on behalf of 
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and Seminole 
Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Thomas Adams, Executive Director, 
American Coal Ash Association; James Roewer, Executive 
Director, Utilities Solid Waste Activities Group, on behalf of 
USWAG, Edison Electric Institute, and the American Public Power 
Association; Eric Schaeffer, Director, Environmental Integrity 
Project; and Frank Holleman, Senior Attorney, Southern 
Environmental Law Center.

                   The Fiscal Year of 2016 EPA Budget

    On February 25, 2015, the Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Economy and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a 
joint hearing entitled ``The Fiscal Year 2016 EPA Budget.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine the President's proposed 
budget of $8.59 billion for EPA in Fiscal Year 2016. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Gina McCarthy, 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency.

  The Needs of Drinking Water Systems in Rural and Smaller Communities

    On February 27, 2015, the Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Economy held a hearing entitled ``The Needs of Drinking 
Water Systems in Rural and Smaller Communities.'' The purpose 
of the hearing was to examine the challenges faced by smaller 
and rural communities, including managing, replacing, or 
upgrading aging and obsolete drinking water systems. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from J. Alfredo Gomez, 
Director, Natural Resources and Environment, Government 
Accountability Office; Joseph Keegan, Castleton On Hudson, New 
York, on behalf of New York Rural Water Association; K.T. 
Newman, on behalf of the National Rural Water Association; 
Bobby Selman, on behalf of the Mississippi Rural Water 
Association; and Robert Stewart, Executive Director, Rural 
Community Assistance Partners.

     Update on the Current State of Nuclear Waste Management Policy

    On May 15, 2015, the Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Economy held a hearing entitled ``Update on the Current State 
of Nuclear Waste Management Policy.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine the current status of the Federal 
Government's efforts relating to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from Andrew Fitz, Senior 
Counsel, Office of the Attorney General, State of Washington; 
Josephine Piccone, Director, Yucca Mountain Directorate, 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Greg R. White, Commissioner, 
Michigan Public Service Commission, on behalf of the National 
Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, Chairman, 
Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues--Waste Disposal; Stephen 
Kuczynski, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, 
Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Geoffrey H. Fettus, Senior 
Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council; and Einar 
Ronningen, Manager, Rancho Seco Assets, Decommissioning Plant 
Coalition.

             Oversight on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    On September 9, 2015, the Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Economy and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a 
joint hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine the 
Commission's budget development, resource planning, proposed 
rulemaking, and ongoing activities relating to the storage, 
transportation, and disposal of high-level radioactive material 
and spent nuclear fuel. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Stephen Burns, Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Kristine Svinicki, Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, William Ostendorff, Commissioner, Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, and Jeff Baran, Commissioner, Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission.

           Oversight of Federal Facility Cleanup Under CERCLA

    On September 11 and 16, 2015, the Subcommittee on 
Environment and the Economy held a hearing entitled ``Oversight 
of Federal Facility Cleanup under CERCLA.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine the Environmental Protection Agency's 
(EPA) efforts to identify and clean up contaminated sites. On 
September 11, 2015, the Subcommittee received testimony from 
Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator for the Office of 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Environmental Protection 
Agency; Mark Whitney, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Environmental Management, Department of Energy; John Conger, 
performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for 
Energy, Installations, and Environment, Department of Defense; 
and Alfredo Gomez, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, 
Government Accountability Office. On September 16, 2015, the 
Subcommittee received testimony from Elizabeth Dieck, Director 
of Environmental Affairs, South Carolina Department of Health 
and Environmental Control, on behalf of Environmental Council 
of the States; and Bonnie Buthker, Chief of Southwest District 
Office, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, on behalf of the 
Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management 
Officials.

    Transporting Nuclear Materials: Design, Logistics, and Shipment

    On October 1, 2015, the Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Economy held a hearing entitled ``Transporting Nuclear 
Materials: Design, Logistics, and Shipment.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine current efforts to transport nuclear 
material and program recommendations for DOE. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Christopher Kouts, Managing Partner, 
Kouts Consulting; Edward R. Hamberger, President and Chief 
Executive Officer, Association of American Railroads; Kelly 
Horn, Co-Chairman, Midwestern Radioactive Materials 
Transportation Committee; Robert Quinn, Vice President, Cask 
and Container Technology, EnergySolutions; Chairman, Spent Fuel 
Transportation Task Force, U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council; 
Franklin Rusco, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, 
Government Accountability Office; and Kevin Kamps, Radioactive 
Waste Watchdog, Beyond Nuclear.

                E-Manifest: An Update on Implementation

    On October 9, 2015, the Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Economy held a hearing entitled ``E-manifest: An Update on 
Implementation.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine 
Environmental Protection Agency's implementation of section 
3024 of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, which requires the 
creation and deployment of an electronic manifest system to 
assure that hazardous waste designated for treatment, storage, 
or disposal arrives at the treatment, storage, or disposal 
facility for which a permit has been issued. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Barnes Johnson, Director, Office of 
Resource Conservation and Recovery, Office of Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, Environmental Protection Agency.

         Update on Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Issues

    On October 28, 2015, the Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Economy held a hearing entitled ``Update on Low-Level 
Radioactive Waste Disposal Issues.'' The purpose of the hearing 
was to examine issues associated with implementing the Low-
Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Mark Whitney, Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Environmental Management, Department of Energy; 
Michael Weber, Deputy Executive Director of Operations for 
Materials, Waste, Research, State, and Compliance Programs, 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Jennifer Opila, Director, 
Organization of Agreement States; Leigh Ing, Executive 
Director, Texas Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact 
Commission; and Chuck Smith, Council Member, Aiken County, 
South Carolina, Chairman, Energy Communities Alliance.

     The Nuclear Waste Fund: Budgetary, Funding, and Scoring Issues

    On December 3, 2015, the Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Economy held a hearing entitled ``The Nuclear Waste Fund: 
Budgetary, Funding, and Scoring Issues.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine issues associated with the establishment 
and implementation of the Nuclear Waste Fund, and the budgetary 
treatment of the nuclear waste fee and the Nuclear Waste Fund. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from David Bearden, 
Specialist in Environmental Policy, Congressional Research 
Service; Kim P. Cawley, Chief of Natural and Physical Resources 
Cost Estimates Unit, Congressional Budget Office; and Travis 
Kavulla, Commissioner, Montana Public Service Commission, 
President, National Association of Regulatory Utility 
Commissioners.

                      Fiscal Year 2017 EPA Budget

    On March 22, 2016, the Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Economy and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a joint 
hearing entitled ``Fiscal Year 2017 EPA Budget.'' The purpose 
of the hearing was to examine the President's proposed budget 
of $8.267 billion for EPA in Fiscal Year 2017. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Gina McCarthy, Administrator, 
Environmental Protection Agency.

            Flint Water Crisis: Impacts and Lessons Learned

    On April 13, 2016, the Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Economy and the Subcommittee on Health held a joint hearing 
entitled ``Flint Water Crisis: Impacts and Lessons Learned.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to review matters related to the 
elevated amounts of lead in the drinking water of Flint, 
Michigan. The Subcommittee received testimony from Joel 
Beauvais, Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of 
Water, Environmental Protection Agency; Nicole Lurie, Assistant 
Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department for Health 
and Human Services; Keith Creagh, Director, Michigan Department 
of Environmental Quality; Nick Lyon, Director, Michigan 
Department of Health and Human Services; Mona Hanna-Attisha, 
Program Director Pediatric Residency, Hurley Children's 
Hospital at Hurley Medical Center, Assistant Professor of 
Pediatrics, Michigan State University College of Human 
Medicine; Joan Alker, Executive Director at the Center for 
Children and Families, Georgetown University; Steve Estes-
Smargiassi, Director of Planning and Sustainability, 
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority; June Swallow, 
President and Administrator, Rhode Island Drinking Water 
Program, Rhode Island Department of Health; and Mae Wu, Senior 
Attorney, Health and Environment Program, Natural Resources 
Defense Council.

         Fiscal Year 2017 Nuclear Regulatory Commission Budget

    On April 20, 2016, the Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Economy and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a joint 
hearing entitled ``Fiscal Year 2017 Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission Budget.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine 
the Commission budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2017. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Stephen Burns, 
Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Kristine Svinicki, 
Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, William 
Ostendorff, Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and 
Jeff Baran, Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

EPA's Brownfields Program: Empowering Cleanup and Encouraging Economic 
                             Redevelopment

    On April 21, 2016, the Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Economy held a hearing entitled ``The EPA Brownfields Program: 
Empowering Cleanups and Encouraging Economic Redevelopment.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to examine the Environmental 
Protection Agency's Brownfields Program. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant 
Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, Environmental Protection Agency; Mead Anderson, 
Brownfields Program Manager, Virginia Department of 
Environmental Quality, on behalf of the Association of State 
and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials; J. Christian 
Bollwage, Mayor, City of Elizabeth, New Jersey; Clark Henry, 
Owner, CIII Associates, LLC; Amy Romig, Partner, Plews Shadley 
Racher and Braun, LLP; and Veronica Eady, Vice President and 
Director, Conservation Law Foundation.

 Federal, State, and Local Agreements and Economic Benefits for Spent 
                         Nuclear Fuel Disposal

    On July 7, 2016, the Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Economy held a hearing entitled ``Federal, State, and Local 
Agreements and Economic Benefits for Spent Nuclear Fuel 
Disposal.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine issues 
associated with the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Representative Mark E. Amodei (NV-02), 
Representative Dina Titus (NV-01), Representative Cresent Hardy 
(NV-04), Representative Robert J. Dold (IL-10); Dan Schinhofen, 
County Commissioner, Nye County, Nevada; Joseph Hardy, State 
Senator, State of Nevada; and Gene Humphrey, President, 
International Test Solutions, Inc.

                   Oversight of CERCLA Implementation

    On July 13, 2016, the Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Economy held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of CERCLA 
Implementation.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine the 
Environmental Protection Agency's implementation of 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
Liability Act of 1980 (CERLCA. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Ann Wagner (MO-02); Lacy Clay (MO-01); Mathy 
Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Land and 
Emergency Management, Environmental Protection Agency; Amy 
Brittain, Environmental Programs Manager, Site Remediation 
Section, Land Protection Division at the Oklahoma Department of 
Environmental Quality, on behalf of the Association of State 
and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials; Steve Nadeau, 
Partner, Honigman; Marianne Horinko, President, The Horinko 
Group; and Robert Spiegel, Executive Director, Edison Wetlands 
Association.

                              HEARINGS HELD
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     Serial No.             Hearing Title             Hearing Date(s)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
114-3..............  EPA's 2014 Final Rule:       January 22, 2015
                      Disposal of Coal
                      Combustion Residuals from
                      Electric Utilities.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-7..............  H.R. 212, the Drinking       February 5, 2015
                      Water Protection Act.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-11.............  The Fiscal Year 2016 EPA     February 25, 2015
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy and Subcommittee
                      on Energy and Power).
114-15.............  The Needs of Drinking Water  February 27, 2015
                      Systems in Rural and
                      Smaller Communities.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-22.............  H.R. __, Improving Coal      March 18, 2015
                      Combustion Residuals        March 24, 2015
                      Regulation Act of 2015.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-30.............  H.R. __, the TSCA            April 14, 2015
                      Modernization Act of 2015.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-42.............  Update on the Current State  May 15, 2015
                      of Nuclear Waste
                      Management Policy.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-71.............  Oversight of the Nuclear     September 9, 2015
                      Regulatory Commission.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy and Subcommittee
                      on Energy and Power).
114-73.............  Oversight of Federal         September 11, 2015
                      Facility Cleanup under      September 16, 2015
                      CERCLA. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-82.............  Transporting Nuclear         October 1, 2015
                      Materials: Design,
                      Logistics, and Shipment.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-89.............  Technical Assistance for     October 22, 2015
                      Rural Water Systems: S.
                      611, the Grassroots Rural
                      and Small Community Water
                      Systems Assistance Act.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-94.............  E-manifest: An Update on     October 27, 2015
                      Implementation.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-96.............  Update on Low-Level          October 28, 2015
                      Radioactive Waste Disposal
                      Issues. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-106............  The Nuclear Waste Fund:      December 3, 2015
                      Budgetary, Funding, and
                      Scoring Issues.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-130............  Fiscal Year 2017 EPA         March 22, 2016
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy and Subcommittee
                      on Energy and Power).
114-131............  Flint Water Crisis: Impacts  April 13, 2016
                      and Lessons Learned.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy and Subcommittee
                      on Health).
114-138............  Fiscal Year 2017 Nuclear     April 20, 2016
                      Regulatory Commission
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy and Subcommittee
                      on Energy and Power).
114-140............  EPA's Brownfields Program:   April 21, 2016
                      Empowering Cleanup and
                      Encouraging Economic
                      Redevelopment.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-157............  Federal, State, and Local    July 7, 2016
                      Agreements and Economic
                      Benefits for Spent Nuclear
                      Fuel Disposal.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-162............  Oversight of CERCLA          July 13, 2016
                      Implementation.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
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                         Subcommittee on Health

                             (Ratio 18-13)

  JOSEPH R. PITTS, Pennsylvania, 
             Chairman

GENE GREEN, Texas,                   BRETT GUTHRIE, Kentucky,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
ELIOT L. ENGEL, New York             ED WHITFIELD, Kentucky*
LOIS CAPPS, California               JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois
JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois       TIM MURPHY, Pennsylvania
G.K. BUTTERFIELD, North Carolina     MICHAEL C. BURGESS, Texas
KATHY CASTOR, Florida                MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee
JOHN P. SARBANES, Maryland           CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS,
DORIS O. MATSUI, California            Washington
BEN RAY LUJAN, New Mexico            LEONARD LANCE, New Jersey
KURT SCHRADER, Oregon                H. MORGAN GRIFFITH, Virginia
JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, Massachusetts     GUS M. BILIRAKIS, Florida
TONY CARDENAS, California            BILLY LONG, Missouri
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       RENEE L. ELLMERS, North Carolina
  (Ex Officio)                       LARRY BUCHSON, Indiana
                                     SUSAN W. BROOKS, Indiana
                                     CHRIS COLLINS, New York
                                     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


                         21st Century Cures Act


                  PUBLIC LAW 114-255 (H.R. 34, H.R. 6)

    To accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of 
21st century cures, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 34 would include funding for an innovation fund to 
help fund key biomedical research projects at the National 
Institutes of Health (NIH). It also would include key reforms 
at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help streamline 
the development of new therapies. Additionally, the legislation 
included various delivery reforms in the Medicare space.
    H.R. 34 would change the way disease is treated by 
addressing three key areas; discovery, development and 
delivery. The bill would help fund key research in the 
``discovery'' phase by providing $4.8 billion in NIH funding. 
The development of new therapies would be advanced through 
streamlining regulation at the FDA and modernizing clinical 
trials, among other important activities. The bill would help 
speed the delivery of these new innovations by improving 
interoperability of health records and improving education for 
health care providers.
    In addition, the bill includes language from H.R. 2646, the 
Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, which was a 
comprehensive effort to advance meaningful mental health 
reforms. This legislation represents the most significant 
reforms to the mental health system in more than a decade. The 
bill also includes various Medicare Part A reforms that would 
increase choice, access, and quality in health care for all 
Americans.

Legislative History

    H.R. 6 was introduced by Representative Fred Upton (MI-06) 
on May 19, 2015, 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 May 19, 2015 and May 21, 2015, the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 6 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a roll call vote of 51 yeas and 0 nays.
    On July 7, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 6 to the House (H. Rept. 114-190, Part I), and 
the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 142).
    On July 9 and 10, 2015, H.R. 6 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 350, and the bill was 
passed, as amended, by a roll call vote of 344 yeas and 77 nays 
(Roll Call No. 433).
    On July 13, 2015, H.R. 6 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    H.R. 34, Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 
2015, was introduced by Representative Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) 
on January 6, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Science, 
Space, and Technology.
    On January 7, 2015, H.R. 34 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On January 8, 2015, H.R. 34 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    On February 26, 2015, the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation ordered H.R. 34 to be favorably reported, as 
amended, to the Senate.
    On September 22, 2015, Senator John Thune (SD) reported 
H.R. 34, as amended, to the Senate with a written report 
(Report 114-146), and the bill was placed on the Senate 
Legislative Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 237).
    On October 6, 2015, H.R. 34 was considered in the Senate 
and passed, as amended, by unanimous consent.
    On November 30, 2016, motion to concur in the Senate 
amendment to H.R. 34, with an amendment, was considered in the 
House pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 934, and the bill 
was passed by a roll call vote of 392 yeas and 26 nays (Roll 
Call No. 592). The text of the amendment to the Senate 
amendment to H.R. 34 reflected an agreement between the House 
and Senate to resolve their differences on the policy contained 
in H.R. 6.
    On December 5, 6, and 7, 2016, the House amendment to the 
Senate amendment to H.R. 34 was considered in the Senate and 
passed by unanimous consent.
    On December 3, 4, 2016, H.R. 34 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on December 13, 
2016 (Public Law 114-255).

          Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015


                       PUBLIC LAW 114-10 (H.R. 2)

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal 
the Medicare sustainable growth rate and strengthen Medicare 
access by improving physician payments and making other 
improvements, to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance 
Program, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2 would make numerous changes to Medicare, Medicaid, 
and other health care and related programs. The bill would 
replace the SGR formula with new systems for establishing the 
annual updates to payment rates for physicians' services in 
Medicare. The bill also would temporarily extend the Children's 
Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and a number of other expiring 
provisions related to Medicare, Medicaid, and certain grant 
programs. In addition, it would make permanent a subsidy of 
Part B premiums for certain low-income Medicare beneficiaries 
and the availability of up to one year of additional Medicaid 
benefits for certain low-income families who would otherwise 
lose such coverage. H.R. 2 would partially offset the budgetary 
cost of those provisions--largely by reducing updates to 
Medicare's payment rates for services furnished by hospitals 
and providers of post-acute care and by increasing premiums 
paid by Medicare enrollees who have relatively high income.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2 was introduced by Representative Michael C. Burgess 
(TX-26) on March 25, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways 
and Means, Committee on the Judiciary, Committee on 
Agriculture, Committee on Natural Resources, and Committee on 
the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
Speaker. On September 9, 2014, H.R. 2 was considered in the 
House under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was 
passed, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On March 26, 2015, H.R. 2 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 173, and the bill was 
passed by a roll call vote of 392 yeas and 37 nays (Roll Call 
No. 144).
    On September 26, 2015, H.R. 2 was received in the Senate, 
and read twice.
    On April 14, 2015, H.R. 2 was considered in the Senate and 
passed, as amended, by roll call vote of 92 yeas and 8 nays 
(Roll Call No. 144).
    On April 16, 2015, S. 1359 was presented to and signed by 
the President (Public Law 114-10).

     Medicare Independence at Home Medical Practice Demonstration 
                        Improvement Act of 2015


                       PUBLIC LAW 114-39 (S. 971)

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide 
for an increase in the limit on the length of an agreement 
under the Medicare independence at home medical practice 
demonstration program.

Summary

    S. 971 amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security 
Act to increase from a three-year to a five-year period the 
length of an agreement with an independence at home medical 
practice under the Medicare Independence at Home Medical 
Practice Demonstration Program.

Legislative History

    S. 971 was introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (OR) on April 
16, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    On April 22, 2015, S. 971 was considered in the Senate and 
passed, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On April 22, 2015, S. 971 was received in the House, and 
referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to 
the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be 
subsequently determined by the Speaker. S. 971 was referred to 
the Subcommittee on Health on April 24, 2015.
    On June 23, 2015, the Committee on Ways and Means reported 
S. 971 to the House (H. Rept. 114-172, Part 1), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 127).
    On July 15, 2015, S. 971 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 22, 2015, S. 971 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on July 30, 2015 (Public Law 
114-39).

                       Steve Gleason Act of 2015


                       PUBLIC LAW 114-40 (S. 984)

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide 
Medicare beneficiary access to eye tracking accessories for 
speech generating devices and to remove the rental cap for 
durable medical equipment under the Medicare Program with 
respect to speech generating devices.

Summary

    S. 984 amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security 
Act to cover as durable medical equipment any eye tracking and 
gaze interaction accessories for speech generating devices 
furnished to individuals with a demonstrated medical need for 
them.

Legislative History

    S. 984 was introduced by Senator David Vitter (LA) on April 
16, 2015, read the first time, and placed on the Senate 
Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
    On April 20, 2015, S. 984 was read the second time and 
placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders 
(Calendar No. 59).
    On April 22, 2015, S. 984 was considered in the Senate and 
passed, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On April 22, 2015, S. 984 was received in the House, 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. S. 984 was referred to 
the Subcommittee on Health on April 27, 2015.
    On June 24, 2015, the Committee on Ways and Means reported 
S. 984 to the House (H. Rept. 114-178, Part I), and on July 15, 
2015, S. 984 was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
154).
    On July 15, 2015, S. 984 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 22, 2015, S. 984 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on July 30, 2015 (Public Law 
114-40).

                               NOTICE Act


                      PUBLIC LAW 114-42 (H.R. 876)

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require 
hospitals to provide certain notifications to individuals 
classified by such hospitals under observation status rather 
than admitted as inpatients of such hospitals.

Summary

    H.R. 876 amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social 
Security Act to require a hospital or critical access hospital 
with an agreement with the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to give each individual who receives observation 
services as an outpatient for more than 24 hours an adequate 
oral and written notification within 36 hours after beginning 
to receive that includes an explanation of the individual's 
status as an outpatient and not as an inpatient and the reasons 
why; an explanation of the implications of that status on 
services furnished (including those furnished as an inpatient), 
in particular the implications for cost-sharing requirements 
and subsequent coverage eligibility for services furnished by a 
skilled nursing facility; and appropriate additional 
information. The notification must be written and formatted 
using plain language and made available in appropriate 
languages and signed by the individual or a person acting on 
the individual's behalf (representative) to acknowledge receipt 
of the notification, or if the individual or representative 
refuses to sign, the written notification is signed by the 
hospital staff who presented it.

Legislative History

    H.R. 876 was introduced by Representative Lloyd Doggett 
(TX-35) on February 11, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
Speaker. H.R. 876 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on 
February 13, 2015.
    On March 13, 2015, the Committee on Ways and Means reported 
H.R. 876 to the House (H. Rept. 114-39, Part I), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 25).
    On March 16, 2015, H.R. 876 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 395 yeas and 0 nays (Roll 
No. 115).
    On March 17, 2015, H.R. 876 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee Finance.
    On July 27, 2015, H.R. 876 was considered in the Senate and 
passed, without amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On July 29, 2015, H.R. 876 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on August 6, 2015 (Public Law 
114-42).

            Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act


                     PUBLIC LAW 114-60 (H.R. 1624)

    To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable 
Care Act and title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to 
revise the definition of small employer.

Summary

    H.R. 1624 amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
Act (PPACA) and Public Health Service Act to include employers 
with 51 to 100 employees as large employers for purposes of 
health insurance markets and gives states the option to treat 
these employers as small employers.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1624 was introduced by Representative Brett Guthrie 
(KY-02) on March 25, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1624 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on March 27, 2015.
    On September 9, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 1624.
    On September 28, 2015, H.R. 1624 was considered in the 
House under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was 
passed, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On September 29, 2015, H.R. 1624 was received in the Senate 
and read twice.
    On October 1, 2015, H.R. 1624 was considered in the Senate 
and passed, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On October 5, 2015, H.R. 1624 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on October 7, 2015 
(Public Law 114-60).

             Ensuring Access to Clinical Trials Act of 2015


                       PUBLIC LAW 114-63 (S. 139)

    To permanently allow an exclusion under the Supplemental 
Security Income program and the Medicaid program for 
compensation provided to individuals who participate in 
clinical trials for rare diseases or conditions.

Summary

    S. 139 amends the Improving Access to Clinical Trials Act 
of 2009 to repeal the sunset of the exclusion from resources 
under titles XVI (Supplemental Security Income) and XIX 
(Medicaid) of the Social Security Act, for eligibility 
purposes, of compensation in the amount of the first $2,000 per 
year received by individuals who participate in clinical trials 
for rare diseases or conditions.

Legislative History

    S. 139 was introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (OR) on January 
8, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    On July 16, 2015, S. 1557 was considered in the Senate and 
passed, without amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On July 20, 2015, S. 1557 was received in the House, and 
referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, in addition 
to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be 
subsequently determined by the Speaker. S. 139 was referred to 
the Subcommittee on Health on July 24, 2015.
    On September 28, 2015, S. 139 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On September 30, 2015, S. 1557 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on October 7, 2015 
(Public Law 114-63).

 A Bill To Amend Title XI of the Social Security Act To Clarify Waiver 
  Authority Regarding Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly 
                            (PACE Programs)


                      PUBLIC LAW 114-85 (S. 1362)

    To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to clarify 
waiver authority regarding programs of all-inclusive care for 
the elderly (PACE programs).

Summary

    S. 1362 amends Part A (General Provisions) of title XI of 
the Social Security Act to authorize the Department of Health 
and Human Services (HHS) to waive applicable general and 
Medicaid requirements of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for 
the Elderly (PACE) in order to conduct demonstration projects 
through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS 
Innovation Center) that involve PACE.

Legislative History

    S. 1362 was introduced by Senator Thomas R. Carper (DE) on 
May 18, 2015, read twice, and referred to the Committee on 
Finance.
    On July 30, 2015, Senator Orrin Hatch (UT) reported H.R. 
1362, as amended, to the Senate with a written report (Report 
114-108), and the bill was placed on Senate Legislative 
Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 187).
    On August 5, 2015, S. 1362 was considered in the Senate and 
passed, as amended, by unanimous consent.
    On September 8, 2015, S. 1362 was received in the House, 
and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in 
addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period 
to be subsequently determined by the Speaker. S. 1362 was 
referred to the Subcommittee on Health on September 11, 2015.
    On October 21, 2015, S. 1362 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On October 26, 2015, S. 1362 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on November 5, 
2015 (Public Law 114-85).

    Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act


                      PUBLIC LAW 114-89 (H.R. 639)

    To amend the Controlled Substances Act with respect to drug 
scheduling recommendations by the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services, and with respect to registration of manufacturers and 
distributors seeking to conduct clinical testing.

Summary

    H.R. 639 would modify the administrative procedures 
followed by the Department of Justice in regulating new drugs 
that are already approved by the Food and Drug Administration 
and in authorizing drugs to be used in clinical trials. The 
legislation would aim to streamline the current review and 
approval process.

Legislative History

    On January 27, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 4229, Improving Regulatory Transparency for New 
Medical Therapies Act, which was introduced during the 113th 
Congress.
    H.R. 639 was introduced by Representative Joseph R. Pitts 
(PA-16) on February 2, 2015, 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. H.R. 639 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on 
February 6, 2015. H.R. 639 was similar to H.R. 4229.
    On February 4, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 639 and forwarded the bill to 
the full Committee, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On February 11 and 12, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 639 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On March 16, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 639 to the House (H. Rept. 114-41, Part I), and 
the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 26).
    On March 16, 2015, H.R. 639 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On March 17, 2015, H.R. 639 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    On October 26, 2015, H.R. 639 was considered in the Senate 
and passed, as amended, by unanimous consent.
    On November 16, 2015, Rep. H. Morgan Griffith (VA-09) asked 
unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table H.R. 639, 
with the Senate amendment thereto, and concur in the Senate 
amendment. The bill was passed by unanimous consent.
    On November 19, 2015, H.R. 639 was presented to the 
President, and signed by the President on November 25, 2015 
(Public Law 114-89).

        Breast Cancer Research Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2015


                      PUBLIC LAW 114-99 (S. 1170)

    To amend title 39, United States Code, to extend the 
authority of the United States Postal Service to issue a 
semipostal to raise funds for breast cancer research, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    The Stamp Out Breast Cancer Act (Public Law 105-41) 
authorized a special postage stamp for first-class mail. The 
price of this stamp is 60 cents, 11 cents above the current 
rate of 49 cents. The authority to issue the stamp expires on 
December 31, 2015. After accounting for the Postal Service's 
administrative costs, amounts above the regular postal rate 
collected from sales of the special stamp are transferred to 
the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense 
to spend on breast cancer research. S. 1170 would extend this 
program until December 31, 2019.

Legislative History

    S. 1170 was introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) on 
April 30, 2015, read twice and referred to the Committee on 
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
    On July 29, 2015, the Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs ordered S. 1170, without amendment, to be 
favorably reported to the Senate.
    On September 17, 2015, Senator Ron Johnson (WI) reported S. 
1170 to the Senate with a written report (Report 114-144), and 
the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 233).
    On September 22, 2015, S. 1170 was considered in the Senate 
and passed, without amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On September 24, 2015, S. 1170 was received in the House, 
and referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government 
Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce, and the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to 
be subsequently determined by the Speaker. S. 1170 was referred 
to the Subcommittee on Health on September 25, 2015.
    On November 30, 2015 and December 1, 2015, S. 1170 was 
considered in the House under a motion to suspend the Rules, 
and the bill was passed, without amendment, by a vote of 422 
yeas and 1 nay (Roll Call No. 648).
    On December 3, 2015, S. 1170 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on December 11, 
2015 (Public Law 114-99).

     Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2015


                     PUBLIC LAW 114-104 (H.R. 2820)

    To reauthorize the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act 
of 2005, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2820 amends the Public Health Service Act and the Stem 
Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005 to revise and extend 
through Fiscal Year 2020 the C.W. Bill Young Cell 
Transplantation Program and the National Cord Blood Inventory 
program. The bill also revises requirements for Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS) contracts under the Stem Cell 
Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005 and requires HHS to 
determine whether to include peripheral blood stem cells and 
umbilical cord blood in the definition of human organ.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2820 was introduced by Representative Christopher H. 
Smith (NJ-04) on June 18, 2015, and referred to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2820 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on June 19, 2015.
    On July 23, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 2820 and forwarded the bill to 
the full Committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On June 25, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 2820.
    On July 29, 2015, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2820 and ordered 
the bill favorably reported to the House, without amendment, by 
a voice vote.
    On September 8, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2820 to the House (H. Rept. 114-242), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 183).
    On September 8, 2015, H.R. 2820 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On September 9, 2015, H.R. 2820 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    On November 18, 2015, the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions ordered H.R. 2820, as amended, favorably 
reported to the Senate.
    On December 3, 2015, Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) reported 
H.R. 2820 to the Senate without a written report, and the bill 
was placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders 
(Calendar No. 311).
    On December 9, 2015, H.R. 2820 was considered in the Senate 
and passed, as amended, by unanimous consent.
    On December 16, 2015, the Senate amendment to H.R. 2820 was 
considered in the House under a motion to suspend the Rules, 
and the bill was agreed to by a roll call vote of 421 yeas and 
0 nays (Roll Call No. 685).
    On December 18, 2015, H.R. 2820 was presented to and signed 
by the President (Public Law 114-104).

           Securing Fairness in Regulatory Timing Act of 2015


                     PUBLIC LAW 114-106 (H.R. 3831)

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend 
the annual comment period for payment rates under Medicare 
Advantage.

Summary

    H.R. 3831 amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social 
Security Act to extend from 45 days to 60 days the annual 
notice period for the announcement of payment rates under 
Medicare Advantage (MA). MA organizations will have at least 30 
days to comment on proposed changes.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3831 was introduced by Representative Kevin Brady (TX-
08) on October 26, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Ways 
and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce. H.R. 3831 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on October 30, 2015.
    On December 10, 2015, H.R. 3831 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On December 14, 2015, H.R. 3831 was received in the Senate 
and read twice. On December 16, 2015, H.R. 3831 was considered 
in the Senate and passed, without amendment, by unanimous 
consent.
    On December 18, 2015, H.R. 3831 was presented to and signed 
by the President (Public Law 114-106).

 A Bill To Provide for the Extension of the Enforcement Instruction on 
    Supervision Requirements for Outpatient Therapeutic Services in 
         Critical Access and Small Rural Hospitals Through 2015


                      PUBLIC LAW 114-112 (S. 1461)

    To provide for the extension of the enforcement instruction 
on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services 
in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2015.

Summary

    S. 1461 directs the Department of Health and Human Services 
to continue to apply through calendar years 2014 and 2015 the 
enforcement instruction described in the notice of the Centers 
for Medicare and Medicaid Services entitled ``Enforcement 
Instruction on Supervision Requirements for Outpatient 
Therapeutic Services in Critical Access and Small Rural 
Hospitals for CY 2013,'' dated November 1, 2012 (providing for 
an exception to the restatement and clarification under the 
final rulemaking changes to the Medicare hospital outpatient 
prospective payment system and calendar year 2009 payment rates 
(published in the Federal Register on November 18, 2008, 73 
Fed. Reg. 68702 through 68704) with respect to requirements for 
direct supervision by physicians for therapeutic hospital 
outpatient services).

Legislative History

    S. 1461 was introduced by Senator John Thune (SD) on May 
22, 2015, read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    On June 24, 2015, the Committee on Finance ordered S. 1461 
to be favorably reported, as amended, to the Senate.
    On July 30, 2015, Senator Orrin Hatch (UT) reported S. 
1461, as amended, to the Senate with a written report (Report 
114-109), and the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative 
Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 188).
    On September 10, 2015, S. 1461 was considered in the Senate 
and passed, as amended, by unanimous consent.
    On September 11, 2015, S. 1461 was received in the House 
and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, in 
addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be 
subsequently determined by the Speaker. S. 1461 was referred to 
the Subcommittee on Health on September 18, 2015.
    On December 8, 2015, S. 1461 passed the House, without 
amendment, by unanimous consent. On December 9, 2015, S. 1461 
was presented to the President, and the President signed the 
bill on December 18, 2015 (Public Law 114-112).

                   Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015


                     PUBLIC LAW 114-114 (H.R. 1321)

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
prohibit the manufacture and introduction or delivery for 
introduction into interstate commerce of rinse-off cosmetics 
containing intentionally added plastic microbeads.

Summary

    H.R. 1321 amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 
to ban rinse-off cosmetics that contain intentionally-added 
plastic microbeads beginning on January 1, 2018, and to ban 
manufacturing of these cosmetics beginning on July 1, 2017. 
These bans are delayed by one year for cosmetics that are over-
the-counter drugs.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1321 was introduced by Representative Frank Pallone, 
Jr. (NJ-06) on March 4, 2015, and referred to Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1321 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on March 6, 2015.
    On May 1, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 1321.
    On November 17 and 18, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1321 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On December 7, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1321 to the House (H. Rept. 114-371), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 283).
    On December 7, 2015, H.R. 1321 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On December 8, 2015, H.R. 1321 was received in the Senate, 
and read twice.
    On December 18, 2015, H.R. 1321 was considered in the 
Senate, and was passed, without amendment, by unanimous 
consent.
    On December 22, 2015, H.R. 1321 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on December 28, 
2015 (Public Law 114-114).

    Adding Zika Virus to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act


                      PUBLIC LAW 114-146 (S. 2512)

    To expand the tropical disease product priority review 
voucher program to encourage treatments for Zika virus.

Summary

    S. 2512 amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
add Zika Virus Disease to the list of tropical diseases under 
the priority review voucher program, which awards a voucher to 
the sponsor of a new drug or biological product that is 
approved to prevent or treat a tropical disease.

Legislative History

    S. 2512 was introduced by Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) on 
February 8, 2016, and referred to the Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions.
    On March 9, 2016, the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions ordered S. 2512 to be favorably reported, 
as amended, to the Senate.
    On March 15, 2016, Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) reported S. 
2512, as amended, without a written report, and the bill was 
placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders 
(Calendar No. 389).
    On March 17, 2016, S. 2512 was considered in the Senate and 
passed, as amended, by unanimous consent.
    On March 21, 2016, S. 2512 was received in the House and 
referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. S. 2512 was 
referred to the Subcommittee on Health on March 25, 2016.
    On April 12, 2016, S. 2512 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On April 14, 2016, S. 2512 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on April 19, 2016 (Public Law 
114-146).

                       Advancing Hope Act of 2016


                      PUBLIC LAW 114-229 (S.1878)

    To extend the pediatric priority review voucher program.

Summary

    S. 1878 amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
extend the priority review voucher program for rare pediatric 
disease products. The sponsor of a human drug application shall 
notify the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human 
Services not later than 90 days prior to submission of the 
application that is the subject of a priority review voucher of 
an intent to submit the application, and the sponsor of such an 
application that provides notification of the intent to use the 
voucher for human drug application may transfer the voucher 
after such notification is provided, if such sponsor has not 
yet submitted the human drug application described in the 
notification. The Secretary may not award such priority review 
vouchers after December 31, 2016. The bill also directs the 
Government Accountability Office to study and report to 
Congress on the effectiveness of awarding priority review 
vouchers in providing incentives for the development of drugs 
that treat or prevent rare pediatric diseases that would not 
otherwise have been developed.

Legislative History

    S. 1878 was introduced by Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (PA) 
on July 28, 2015, read twice, and referred to the Committee on 
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
    On March 9, 2016, the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions ordered S. 1878 to be favorably reported, 
as amended, to the Senate.
    On April 5, 2016, Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) reported S. 
1878, as amended, to the Senate, without a written report, and 
the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 415).
    On September 22, 2016, S. 1878 was considered in the Senate 
and passed, as amended, by unanimous consent.
    On September 22, 2016, S. 1878 was received in the House 
and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    On September 27, 2016, Representative Greg Walden (OR-02) 
asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce be discharged from further consideration of S. 1878, 
and asked for its immediate consideration in the House. The 
Committee was discharged and the bill was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On September 29, 2016, S. 1878 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on September 30, 
2016 (Public Law 114-229).

No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure 
                              Act of 2015


                                 H.R. 7

    To prohibit taxpayer funded abortions.

Summary

    H.R. 7 would prohibit federal funds, including funds in the 
budget of the District of Columbia, from being expended for 
abortion or health coverage that includes coverage of abortion. 
Abortions are eligible for federal funding only in cases of 
rape or incest, or where a physical condition endangers a 
woman's life unless an abortion is performed. Health care 
provided in a federal health care facility or by a federal 
employee may not include abortions that are ineligible for 
federal funding.
    The bill also would disallow premium assistance tax credits 
or health insurance tax credits for qualified health plans that 
cover abortions ineligible for federal funding and would 
require the Office of Personnel Management to ensure that 
multi-state qualified health plans offered on health insurance 
exchanges do not cover abortions ineligible for federal 
funding.
    Finally, the bill would require health plan disclosure of 
the costs attributable to the coverage of abortions.

Legislative History

    H.R. 7 was introduced by Representative Christopher H. 
Smith (NJ-04) on January 21, 2015, and referred to the 
Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to Committee on 
Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Ways and Means, for a 
period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.
    On January 22, 2015, H.R. 7 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 42, and the bill was 
passed, without amendment, by a roll call vote of 242 yeas and 
179 nays (Roll Call No. 45).
    On January 26, 2015, H.R. 7 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

         Prevent Interruptions in Physical Therapy Act of 2015


                                H.R. 209

    To permanently allow an exclusion under the Supplemental 
Security Income program and the Medicaid program for 
compensation provided to individuals who participate in 
clinical trials for rare diseases or conditions.

Summary

    H.R. 209 would strike sunset provision in the Improving 
Access to Clinical Trials Act of 2009, which allows patients 
with rare diseases to receive up to $2,000 in compensation for 
participating in clinical trials without that compensation 
counting towards income eligibility limits.

Legislative History

    H.R. 209 was introduced by Representative Lloyd Doggett 
(TX-35) on January 8, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
Speaker. H.R. 209 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on 
January 9, 2015.
    On September 18, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 209.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

       Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act of 2015


                                H.R. 398

    To provide for the development and dissemination of 
evidence-based best practices for health care professionals to 
recognize victims of a severe form of trafficking and respond 
to such individuals appropriately, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 398 requires the Agency for Healthcare Research and 
Quality to award one medical or nursing school a grant to 
develop best practices for health care professionals to 
recognize and respond appropriately to victims of severe forms 
of human trafficking. This bill also requires the grantee to: 
(1) develop methods or materials to train health care 
professionals on best practices, (2) make a subgrant to one 
entity in each of the 10 administrative regions of the 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create a pilot 
program to test the best practices and training, and (3) 
analyze the results of the pilot programs and determine which 
best practices are evidence-based. H.R. 398 additionally 
directs HHS to disseminate evidence-based best practices on 
their website and to health care profession schools.

Legislative History

    H.R. 398 was introduced by Representative Renee L. Ellmers 
(NC-02) on January 16, 2015, and referred to Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 398 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on January 23, 2015.
    On January 27, 2015, H.R. 398 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On January 28, 2015, H.R. 398 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

   Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015


                                H.R. 471

    To improve enforcement efforts related to prescription drug 
diversion and abuse, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 471 would modify certain administrative procedures 
followed by the Department of Justice in regulating legitimate 
uses of controlled substances. In addition, within one year of 
enactment, the bill would require the Department of Health and 
Human Services to assess the effect of law enforcement 
activities on access to medications, examine potential benefits 
to patients from collaborations between governments and 
stakeholders, and report to the Congress on these matters.

Legislative History

    H.R. 471 was introduced by Representative Tom Marino (PA-
10) on January 22, 2015, 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. H.R. 471 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on 
January 23, 2015.
    On February 4, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 471 and forwarded the bill to 
the full Committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On February 11 and 12, 2015, the full Committee met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 471 and ordered the bill 
favorably reported to the House, without amendment, by a voice 
vote.
    On April 20, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 471 to the House (H. Rept. 114-85), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (No. 63).
    On April 21, 2015, H.R. 471 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On April 22, 2015, H.R. 471 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                          ACE Kids Act of 2015


                                H.R. 546

    To amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to 
provide States with the option of providing services to 
children with medically complex conditions under the Medicaid 
program and Children's Health Insurance Program through a care 
coordination program focused on improving health outcomes for 
children with medically complex conditions and lowering costs, 
and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 546 would allow states to provide medical assistance 
for items and services furnished to eligible children with 
medically complex conditions enrolled in a Medicaid Children's 
Care Coordination (MCCC) program.

Legislative History

    H.R. 546 was introduced by Representative Joe Barton (TX-
06) on January 27, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 546 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on January 30, 2015.
    On July 7, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on a Discussion Draft entitled ``Advancing Care for Exceptional 
Kids Act.'' The Discussion Draft was similar to H.R. 546.
    No further action was taken on H.R. 546.

         Prevent Interruptions in Physical Therapy Act of 2015


                                H.R. 556

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to add 
physical therapists to the list of providers allowed to utilize 
locum tenens arrangements under Medicare, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 556 would amend the Social Security Act to require 
physical therapists furnishing outpatient physical therapy 
services to use specified locum tenens arrangements for payment 
purposes in the same manner as such arrangements are used to 
apply to physicians furnishing substitute physicians services 
for other physicians.

Legislative History

    H.R. 556 was introduced by Representative Gus M. Bilirakis 
(FL-12) on January 27, 2015, 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.
    H.R. 556 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on 
January 30, 2015,
    On October 1, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 556.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

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


                                H.R. 596

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

Summary

    H.R. 596 repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
Act and the health care provisions of the Health Care and 
Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. The repeal is effective 
180 days after enactment of this Act. Provisions of law amended 
by the repealed provisions are restore

Legislative History

    H.R. 596 was introduced by Representative Bradley Byrne 
(AL-01) on January 28, 2015, 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. H.R. 596 
was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on January 30, 2015.
    On February 3, 2015, H.R. 596 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 70, and the bill was 
passed, without amendment, by a roll call vote of 239 yeas and 
186 nays (Roll Call No. 58).
    On February 4, 2015, H.R. 596 was received in the Senate, 
read the first time, and placed on the Senate Legislative 
Calendar under Read the First Time.
    On February 5, 2015, H.R. 596 was read the second time and 
placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders (No. 
14).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

        Access to Life-Saving Trauma Care for All Americans Act


                                H.R. 647

    To amend title XII of the Public Health Service Act to 
reauthorize certain trauma care programs, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 647 amends the Public Health Service Act to 
reauthorize grants for certain trauma centers and grants to 
states for trauma centers through Fiscal Year 2020. The 
categorization of certain trauma centers is revised. The 
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response is given the 
authority to administer these grants.

Legislative History

    On January 27, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a Discussion Draft entitled ``Access to Life-Saving 
Trauma Care for All Americans Act.''
    H.R. 647 was introduced by Representative Michael C. 
Burgess (TX-26) introduced on February 2, 2015, and referred to 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 648 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on February 6, 2015. H.R. 647 was 
similar to the Discussion Draft reviewed by the Subcommittee.
    On March 16, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 648 to the House (H. Rept. 114-42), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 27).
    On March 16, 2015, H.R. 647 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
by a roll call vote of 389 yeas and 10 nays (Roll Call No. 
113).
    On March 17, 2015, H.R. 647 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Emergency Care Reauthorization 
                                  Act


                                H.R. 648

    To amend title XII of the Public Health Service Act to 
reauthorize certain trauma care programs, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 648 would amend the Public Health Service Act to 
authorize funding for public and private entities that provide 
trauma and emergency care services and for the administration 
of the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical 
Services (FICEMS). The bill also would require states that 
receive grant aid to comply with national standards and 
requirements for designating burn centers. Finally, the bill 
would require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to 
submit a report to the Congress on federal and state activities 
associated with trauma and emergency care services.

Legislative History

    On January 27, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a Discussion Draft entitled ``Trauma Systems and 
Regionalization of Emergency Care Reauthorization Act.'' On 
February 4, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health met in open markup 
session to consider the Discussion Draft and forwarded the bill 
to the full Committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    H.R. 648 was introduced by Representative Michael C. 
Burgess (TX-26) introduced on February 2, 2015, and referred to 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 648 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on February 6, 2015. H.R. 648 was 
similar to the Discussion Draft considered by the Subcommittee.
    On February 11, and 12, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 648 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On March 16, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 648 to the House (H. Rept. 114-43), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 28).
    On March 16, 2015, H.R. 648 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
by a roll call vote of 382 yeas and 15 nays (Roll Call No. 
114).
    On March 17, 2015, H.R. 648 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

       Special Needs Trust Fairness and Medicaid Improvement Act


                                H.R. 670

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend the 
Medicaid rules regarding supplemental needs trusts for Medicaid 
beneficiaries to trusts established by those beneficiaries, and 
for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 670 would amend title XIX of the Social Security Act 
to make various changes to the Medicaid program. The bill would 
permit qualified individuals to establish their own special 
needs trusts; extend access to tobacco cessation services to 
mothers of newborns; eliminate federal matching funds for 
prescription drugs used for cosmetic purposes; and provide 
funding for the program's improvement fund.

Legislative History

    H.R. 670 was introduced by Representative Glenn Thompson 
(PA-05) on February 3, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 670 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on February 6, 2015.
    On September 18, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 670.
    On July 12, 13 and 14, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 670 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On September 9, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 670 to the House (H. Rept. 114-734), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 570).
    On September 20, 2016, H.R. 670 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 383 yeas and 22 nays (Roll 
No. 521).
    On September 21, 2016, H.R. 670 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

             Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2016


                                H.R. 921

    To provide protections for certain sports medicine 
professionals who provide certain medical services in a 
secondary state.

Summary

    H.R. 921 would allow licensed athletic trainers and other 
sports medicine professionals to provide medical services when 
traveling with athletic teams without obtaining licenses to 
practice in other states. The bill also would require insurers 
to cover the liability of those professionals when they provide 
medical services for their athletes outside of their home 
state.

Legislative History

    H.R. 921 was introduced by Representative Brett Guthrie 
(KY-02) on February 12, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and the Committee on the Judiciary, for a 
period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker. H.R. 921 
was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on February 13, 
2015.
    On December 9, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 921.
    On June 7 and 8, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health met in 
open markup session to consider H.R. 921 and forwarded the bill 
to the full Committee, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On July 12, 13 and 14, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 921 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On September 12, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 921 to the House (H. Rept. 114-736, Part I), and 
the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 572).
    On September 12, 2016, H.R. 921 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On September 13, 2016, H.R. 921 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

           Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2015


                               H.R. 1190

    To repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment 
Advisory Board.

Summary

    H.R. 1190 repeals sections of the Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act (and restores provisions of law amended by 
those sections) related to the establishment of an Independent 
Payment Advisory Board to develop proposals to reduce the per 
capita rate of growth in spending under title XVIII (Medicare) 
of the Social Security Act.
    H.R. 1190 also rescinds specified appropriations to the 
Prevention and Public Health Fund for Fiscal Year 2017 to 
Fiscal Year 2026 and each fiscal year thereafter.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1190 was introduced by Representative David P. Roe 
(TN-01) on March 2, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Ways 
and Means, in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
and the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently 
determined by the Speaker. H.R. 1190 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on March 6, 2015.
    On June 12, 2015, the Committee on Ways and Means reported 
H.R. 1190 to the House (H. Rept. 114-150, Part I), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 108).
    On April 15, 2016, H.R. 2666 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 672, and the bill was 
passed, as amended, by a roll call vote of 241 yeas and 173 
nays (Roll Call No. 152).
    On June 18 and 23, 2015, H.R. 1190 was considered in the 
House pursuant to the provisions H. Res. 319, and the bill was 
passed, as amendment, by a roll call vote of 244 yeas and 154 
nays (Roll Call No. 376).
    On June 24, 2015, H.R. 1190 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

             National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act


                               H.R. 1192

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to foster more 
effective implementation and coordination of clinical care for 
people with pre-diabetes, diabetes, and the chronic diseases 
and conditions that result from diabetes.

Summary

    H.R. 1192 would establish a National Clinical Care 
Commission within the Department of Health and Human Services. 
The Commission would evaluate and recommend solutions regarding 
better coordination and leveraging of programs within the 
Department of Health and Human Services and other Federal 
agencies that relate to supporting appropriate clinical care 
for individuals with a complex metabolic or autoimmune disease, 
a disease resulting from insulin deficiency or resistance, or 
complications by any such disease.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1192 was introduced by Representative Pete Olsen (TX-
22) on March 2, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 1192 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health on March 6, 2015.
    On September 8, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 1192.
    On September 12 and 13, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1192 and forwarded 
the bill to the full Committee, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On September 20 and 21, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1192 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On November 14, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1192 to the House (H. Rept. 114-801), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 625).
    On November 20, 2016, H.R. 1192 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 15, 2016, H.R. 1192 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                 Improving Access to Maternity Care Act


                               H.R. 1209

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the 
designation of maternity care health professional shortage 
areas.

Summary

    H.R. 1209 would direct the Secretary of the Department of 
Health and Human Services, acting through the Administrator of 
the Health Resources and Services Administration, to identify 
maternity health professional target areas. These are to be 
geographic areas within existing primary care health 
professional shortage areas that have a shortage of maternity 
health care professionals.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1209 was introduced by Representative Michael C. 
Burgess (TX-26) on March 3, 2015, and referred to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1209 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on March 6, 2015.
    On December 9, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 1209.
    On September 12 and 13, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1209 and forwarded 
the bill to the full Committee, without amendment, by a voice 
vote.
    On September 20 and 21, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1209 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On November 14, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1209 to the House (H. Rept. 114-801), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 626).
    On November 14, 2016, H.R. 1209 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 15, 2016, H.R. 1209 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                First Responder Anthrax Preparedness Act


                               H.R. 1300

    To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to make 
anthrax vaccines and antimicrobials available to emergency 
response providers, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 1300 requires the Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS), in coordination with the Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS), for the purpose of domestic preparedness for 
and collective response to terrorism, to establish a program to 
provide anthrax vaccines from the strategic national stockpile 
that will be nearing the end of their labeled dates of use at 
the time such vaccines are to be administered to emergency 
response providers who are at high risk of exposure to anthrax 
and who voluntarily consent to such administration. In 
establishing the program, DHS, in coordination with HHS, is 
required to carry out a pilot program to provide anthrax 
vaccines to emergency response providers as so authorized. The 
duration of the pilot program shall be 24 months from the date 
the initial vaccines are administered to participants.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1300 was introduced by Representative Peter T. King 
(NY-02) on March 4, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
Speaker. H.R. 1300 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on March 6, 2015.
    On March 19, 2015, the Committee on Homeland Security 
referred H.R. 1300 to the Subcommittee on Emergency 
Preparedness, Response, and Communications.
    On July 22, 2015, the Committee on Homeland Security 
reported H.R. 1300 to the House (H. Rept. 114-222, Part I), and 
the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 168).
    On July 27, 2015, H.R. 1300 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 424 yeas, 0 nays (Roll Call 
No. 485).
    On July 30, 2015, H.R. 1300 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security 
and Governmental Affairs.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

          Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2015


                               H.R. 1344

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize a 
program for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment regarding 
deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns, infants, and young children.

Summary

    H.R. 1344 would amend the Public Health Service Act to 
authorize research and public health activities related to 
early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of hearing loss in 
newborns, infants, and young children.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1344 was introduced by Representative Brett Guthrie 
(KY-02) on March 10, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1344 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on March 13, 2015.
    On June 25, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 1344.
    On July 23, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 1344 and forwarded the bill to 
the full Committee, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On July 29, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce met 
in open markup session to consider H.R. 1344 and ordered the 
bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, by a voice 
vote.
    On September 8, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1344 to the House (H. Rept. 114-241), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 182).
    On September 8, 2015, H.R. 1344 was also considered in the 
House under suspension of the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On September 9, 2015, H.R. 1344 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                     Medicaid HOME Improvement Act


                               H.R. 1361

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to eliminate 
the State option to reduce the home equity exemption amount for 
purposes of eligibility for long-term care assistance under 
Medicaid, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 1361 would amend the Social Security Act with respect 
to the denial of an individual's eligibility for nursing 
facility services or other long-term care services if the 
individual's equity interest in his or her home exceeds 
$500,000. And to eliminate the state option to increase such 
threshold amount to $750,000

Legislative History

    H.R. 1361 was introduced by Representative Brett Guthrie 
(KY-02) on March 13, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1361 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on March 20, 2015.
    On November 3, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 1361.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                           BACPAC Act of 2015


                               H.R. 1458

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide 
bundled payments for post-acute care services under parts A and 
B of Medicare, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 1458 would amend the Social Security Act to require a 
single bundled payment for post-acute care services under 
Medicare. This bill also would direct the Secretary of Health 
and Human Services to study the feasibility of integrating 
(bundling) all payments under the Medicare program for post-
acute care services with payments for acute care inpatient 
hospital services, and places a moratorium on inpatient 
prospective payment system payment rate in certain cases.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1458 was introduced by Representative David B. 
McKinley (WV-01) on March 19, 2015, and referred to the 
Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently 
determined by the Speaker. H.R. 1458 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on March 20, 2015.
    On April 16, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 1458.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                   Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015


                               H.R. 1462

    To combat the rise of prenatal opioid abuse and neonatal 
abstinence syndrome.

Summary

    H.R. 1462 would authorize the Department of Health and 
Human Services to plan and coordinate activities related to 
prenatal opioid abuse and neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). 
In addition, the bill would require the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention to expand data collection and 
surveillance activities and would require the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality to study and recommend 
treatments for prenatal opioid abuse and NAS.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1462 was introduced by Representative Katherine M. 
Clark (MA-05) on March 19, 2015, and referred to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1462 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on March 20, 2015.
    On June 25, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 1462.
    On July 23, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 1462 and forwarded the bill to 
the full Committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On July 29, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce met 
in open markup session to consider H.R. 1462 and ordered the 
bill favorably reported to the House, without amendment, by a 
voice vote.
    On September 8, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1462 to the House (H. Rept. 114-244), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 185).
    On September 8, 2015, H.R. 1462 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On September 9, 2015, H.R. 1462 was received in the Senate.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

      Medicaid and CHIP Territory Transparency and Information Act


                               H.R. 1570

    To provide for greater transparency and information with 
respect to Federal expenditures under the Medicaid and CHIP 
programs in the territories of the United States, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 1570 would direct the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to publish and update periodically on the Centers for 
Medicare and Medicaid Services' website information on the 
Medicaid program and the Children's Health Insurance Program 
that are carried out in the U.S. territories.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1570 was introduced by Representative Gus M. Bilirakis 
(FL-12) on March 24, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1570 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on March 27, 2015.
    On September 11, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 1570.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

              Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015


                               H.R. 1599

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with 
respect to food produced from, containing, or consisting of a 
bioengineered organism, the labeling of natural foods, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 1599 would establish a program, to be administered by 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to certify 
genetically engineered food. The bill also would prohibit an 
unregulated plant that is genetically engineered from being 
introduced into interstate commerce for use in food unless it 
was certified to be safe by the Food and Drug Administration. 
USDA would be required to publish information about certain 
genetically engineered plants intended for use in food on a 
public website. Finally, the bill would establish labeling 
requirements for genetically engineered and natural foods.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1599 was introduced by Representative Mike Pompeo (KS-
04) on March 25, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 
for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker. H.R. 
1599 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on March 27, 
2015.
    On July 16, 2015, the Committee on Agriculture reported 
H.R. 1599 to the House (H. Rept. 114-208, Part I). On July 21, 
2016, the Committee on Agriculture filed a supplemental report 
to H.R. 1599 (H. Rept. 114-208, Part II).
    On July 23, 2015, H.R. 1599 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 369, and the bill was 
passed, as amended, by a vote of 275 yeas and 150 nays (Roll 
Call No. 462).
    On July 24, 2015, H.R. 1599 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, 
Nutrition, and Forestry.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

    Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Reauthorization Act


                               H.R. 1717

    To provide for programs and activities with respect to the 
prevention of underage drinking.

Summary

    H.R. 1717 would amend the Public Health Service Act to 
reauthorize the program to reduce underage drinking for Fiscal 
Year 2016 to 2020, revise reporting requirements for state 
programs on underage drinking, and specify additional 
requirements for the development of the national media campaign 
to prevent underage drinking.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1717 was introduced by Representative Lucille Roybal-
Allard (CA-40) on March 26, 2015, and referred to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1717 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on March 27, 2015.
    On September 8, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 1717.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

       National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting 
                      Reauthorization Act of 2015


                               H.R. 1725

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

Summary

    H.R. 1725 would reauthorize funding for grants to states 
and territories to establish, improve, or maintain an 
electronic database system for monitoring the dispensing of 
controlled substances. The bill also would require the 
Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to 
monitor the states' efforts to achieve interoperability of the 
database systems for the purpose of sharing information with 
bordering states and with other systems such as those for 
electronic health records.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1725 was introduced by Representative Ed Whitfield 
(KY-01) on March 26, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1725 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on March 27, 2015.
    On May 1, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 1725.
    On July 23, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 1725 and forwarded the bill to 
the full committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On July 29, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce met 
in open markup session to consider H.R. 1725 and ordered the 
bill favorably reported, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On September 8, 2015, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1725 to the House (H. Rept. 114-245), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 186).
    On September 8, 2015, H.R. 1725 was considered in the House 
under suspension of the Rules, and the bill was passed, as 
amended, by a voice vote.
    On September 9, 2015, H.R. 1725 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

  To Amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act To Count Portions of 
  Income From Annuities of a Community Spouse as Income Available to 
   Institutionalized Spouses for Purposes of Eligibility for Medical 
                   Assistance, and for Other Purposes


                               H.R. 1771

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to count 
portions of income from annuities of a community spouse as 
income available to institutionalized spouses for purposes of 
eligibility for medical assistance, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 1771 would amend the Social Security Act with respect 
to the payment of income from a qualifying annuity in 
determining the Medicaid eligibility of an institutionalized 
spouse. One-half of the income from such an annuity made either 
solely or partly in the name of the community spouse would be 
considered available to the institutionalized spouse. If 
payment of income is made in the name of the community spouse 
and another person or persons, one-half of the proportion of 
the community spouses' interest in that income shall also be 
considered available to the institutionalized spouse.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1771 was introduced by Representative Markwayne Mullin 
(OK-02) on April 14, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1771 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on April 17, 2015.
    On September 11, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 1771.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

     James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act


                               H.R. 1786

    To reauthorize the World Trade Center Health Program and 
the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 1786 would amend the Public Health Service Act to 
extend the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Fund 
indefinitely and index appropriations to the medical care 
component of the consumer price index for urban consumers. This 
bill would also amend the Air Transportation Safety and System 
Stabilization Act to make individuals (or relatives of deceased 
individuals) who were injured or killed in the rescue and 
recovery efforts after the aircraft crashes of September 11, 
2001, eligible for compensation under the September 11th Victim 
Compensation Fund of 2001. Finally, H.R. 1786 would allow 
individuals to file claims for compensation under the September 
11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 any time after 
regulations are updated based on the James Zadroga 9/11 Health 
and Compensation Act of 2010.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1786 was introduced by Representative Carolyn B. 
Maloney (NY-12) on April 14, 2015, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the 
Committee on the Budget and the Committee on the Judiciary, for 
a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.
    H.R. 1786 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on 
April 17, 2015.
    On June 11, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 1786.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 Sickle Cell Disease Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment 
                              Act of 2015


                               H.R. 1807

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize a 
sickle cell disease prevention and treatment demonstration 
program and to provide for sickle cell disease research, 
surveillance, prevention, and treatment.

Summary

    H.R. 1807 would amend the Public Health Service Act to 
require the Department of Health and Human Services to make 
grants to states to collect data on the prevalence and 
distribution of sickle cell disease, conduct sickle cell 
disease public health initiatives to improve access to care and 
health outcomes, and identify and evaluate strategies for 
prevention and treatment of sickle cell disease complications.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1807 was introduced by Representative Danny K. Davis 
(IL-07) on April 15, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1807 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on April 17, 2015.
    On September 8, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 1807.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

        Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2016


                               H.R. 1818

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

Summary

    H.R. 1818 would direct the Secretary of the Department of 
Health and Human Services to award demonstration grants to 
states to streamline procedures for licensing and certifying 
emergency medical technicians who received similar 
certifications while serving in the armed forces.

Legislative History

    On January 27, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 235, Veteran Emergency Medical Technician 
Support Act of 2013, which was introduced during the 113th 
Congress.
    H.R. 1818 was introduced by Representative Adam Kinzinger 
(IL-16) on April 15, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1818 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on April 17, 2015. H.R. 1818 was similar to H.R. 235.
    On April 20, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 1818 and forwarded the bill to 
the full Committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On April 26, 27, and 28, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1818 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On May 10, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1818 to the House (H. Rept. 114-552), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 426).
    On May 12, 2016, H.R. 1818 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 415 yeas and 1 nay (Roll No. 
188).
    On May 16, 2016, H.R. 1818 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                  Mental Health First Aid Act of 2016


                               H.R. 1877

    To amend section 520J of the Public Health Service Act to 
authorize grants for mental health first aid training programs.

Summary

    H.R. 1877 amends the Public Health Service Act to revise 
and extend through Fiscal Year 2021 training grants for mental 
health awareness. The bill makes additional categories of 
individuals eligible to be trained to identify and respond to 
individuals with a mental illness. Programs funded by these 
grants must provide education on: (1) recognizing the signs and 
symptoms of mental illness, and (2) either the availability of 
relevant resources or safe de-escalation of crisis situations 
involving individuals with a mental illness.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1877 was introduced by Representative Lynn Jenkins 
(KS-02) on April 16, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1877 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health April 17, 2015.
    On September 12 and 13, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1877 and forwarded 
the bill to the full Committee, without amendment, by a voice 
vote.
    On September 20 and 21, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1877 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On September 26, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1877 to the House (H. Rept. 114-786), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 614).
    On September 26, 2016, H.R. 1877 was considered in the 
House under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was 
passed, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On September 27, 2016, H.R. 1877 was received in the 
Senate, read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                 Cancer Care Payment Reform Act of 2015


                               H.R. 1934

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to 
establish a national Oncology Medical Home Demonstration 
Project under the Medicare program for the purpose of changing 
the Medicare payment for cancer care in order to enhance the 
quality of care and to improve cost efficiency, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 1934 would amend the Social Security Act to direct the 
Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to 
establish an Oncology Medical Home Demonstration Project.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1934 was introduced by Representative Cathy McMorris 
Rodgers (WA-05) on April 22, 2015, 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. H.R. 1934 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on April 24, 2015.
    On October 1, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 1934.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

             Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015


                               H.R. 2017

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
improve and clarify certain disclosure requirements for 
restaurants and similar retail food establishments, and to 
amend the authority to bring proceedings under section 403A.

Summary

    H.R. 2017 would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics 
Act to revise the information certain restaurants and retail 
food establishments must disclose about nutrition to the 
consumer.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2017 was introduced by Representative Cathy McMorris 
Rodgers (WA-05) on April 23, 2015, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2017 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on April 24, 2015.
    On June 4, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 2017.
    On November 3 and 4, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health met 
in open markup session to consider H.R. 2017 and forwarded the 
bill to the full Committee, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On November 17 and 18, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2017 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a roll call vote of 36 yeas, 12 nays, and 1 
present.
    On February 2, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2017 to the House (H. Rept. 114-413), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 315).
    On February 12, 2016, H.R. 2017 was also considered in the 
House pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 611, and the bill 
was passed, as amended, by a roll call vote of 266 yeas, 144 
nays, and 1 present (Roll Call No. 81).
    On February 22, 2016, H.R. 2017 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

Improving Oversight and Accountability in Medicaid Non-DSH Supplemental 
                              Payments Act


                               H.R. 2151

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to improve 
the calculation, oversight, and accountability of non-DSH 
supplemental payments under the Medicaid program, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2151 would amend title the Social Security Act to 
direct the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human 
Services to issue guidance to states that identifies 
permissible methods for calculation of non-DSH 
(disproportionate share) supplemental payments to providers, 
establish annual reporting requirements for states making non-
DSH supplemental payments, and establish requirements for 
states making non-DSH supplemental payments to conduct and 
submit to the Secretary an annual independent certified audit.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2151 was introduced by Representative Chris Collins 
(NY-27) on April 30, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2151 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on May 1, 2015.
    On November 3, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 2151.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

To Amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act To Clarify the Treatment 
 of Lottery Winnings and Other Lump Sum Income for Purposes of Income 
     Eligibility Under the Medicaid Program, and for Other Purposes


                               H.R. 2339

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to clarify 
the treatment of lottery winnings and other lump sum income for 
purposes of income eligibility under the Medicaid program, and 
for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2339 amends the Social Security Act with respect to 
the treatment of certain lottery winnings and income received 
as a lump sum in determining income eligibility for the 
Medicaid program.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2339 was introduced by Representative Joseph R. Pitts 
(PA-16) on May 14, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2339 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on May 15, 2015.
    On September 11, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 2339.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

  To Amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act To Require the Use of 
  Electronic Visit Verification for Personal Care Services Furnished 
           Under the Medicaid Program, and for Other Purposes


                               H.R. 2446

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require 
the use of electronic visit verification for personal care 
services furnished under the Medicaid program, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2446 amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social 
Security Act to require states to have in place a system for 
the electronic verification of visits conducted as part of 
personal care services or else have their federal medical 
assistance percentage reduced by specified amounts.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2446 was introduced by Representative Brett Guthrie 
(KY-02) on May 19, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2446 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on May 22, 2015.
    On September 11, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 2446.
    On November 3 and 4, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health met 
in open markup session to consider H.R. 2446 and forwarded the 
bill to the full Committee, as amended, by a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

          Medicare Advantage Coverage Transparency Act of 2015


                               H.R. 2505

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require 
the annual reporting of data on enrollment in Medicare 
Advantage plans.

Summary

    H.R. 2505 would require the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to submit to the Congress data on enrollment in the 
Medicare Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D programs by zip 
code, congressional district, and state. The Secretary would be 
required to submit the data not later than May 1st of each 
calendar year beginning with 2016.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2505 was introduced by Representative Mike Kelly (PA-
03) on May 21, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Ways and 
Means, in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for 
a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker. H.R. 
2505 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on June 22, 
2015.
    On June 12, 2015, the Committee on Ways and Means reported 
H.R. 2505 to the House (H. Rept. 114-152, Part I), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 110).
    On June 17, 2015, H.R. 2505 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On June 18, 2015, H.R. 2505 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No other action was taken on the bill.

               Increasing Regulatory Fairness Act of 2015


                               H.R. 2507

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to 
establish an annual rulemaking schedule for payment rates under 
Medicare Advantage.

Summary

    H.R. 2507 would change the schedule by which the Secretary 
of Health and Human Services announces proposed and final 
updates to program rules for the Medicare Advantage and 
Medicare Part D programs. Under current law, the Secretary is 
required to announce final program rules for the following 
calendar year not later than the first Monday in April. The 
Secretary also is required to issue an advance notice of 
proposed changes at least 45 days before making the final 
announcement.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2507 was introduced by Representative Kevin Brady (TX-
08) on May 21, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Ways and 
Means, in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for 
a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker. H.R. 
2507 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on May 22, 
2015.
    On June 16, 2015, the Committee on Ways and Means reported 
H.R. 2507 to the House (H. Rept. 114-159, Part I), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 115).
    On June 17, 2015, H.R. 2507 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On June 18, 2015, H.R. 2507 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No other action was taken on the bill.

            Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act


                               H.R. 2536

    To provide access to medication-assisted therapy, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2536 would amend the Controlled Substances Act to 
increase the number of patients that a qualifying practitioner 
dispensing narcotic drugs for maintenance or detoxification 
treatment is initially allowed to treat, and would allow a 
qualifying physician, after one year, to request approval to 
treat an unlimited number of patients under specified 
conditions.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2536 was introduced by Representative Brian Higgins 
(NY-26) on May 21, 2015, 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.
    H.R. 2536 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on May 
22, 2015.
    On October 8, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 2536.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 Strengthening Medicare Advantage Through Innovation and Transparency 
                          for Seniors of 2015


                               H.R. 2570

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with 
respect to the treatment of patient encounters in ambulatory 
surgical centers in determining meaningful EHR use, establish a 
demonstration program requiring the utilization of Value-Based 
Insurance Design to demonstrate that reducing the copayments or 
coinsurance charged to Medicare beneficiaries for selected 
high-value prescription medications and clinical services can 
increase their utilization and ultimately improve clinical 
outcomes and lower health care expenditures, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2570 amends Medicare with respect to criteria for 
qualifying as a meaningful user of electronic health records 
(meaningful EHR user). For any payment year after 2015, any 
patient encounter of an eligible professional occurring at an 
eligible ambulatory surgical center shall not be treated as one 
in determining whether an eligible professional qualifies as a 
meaningful EHR user.
    The bill also directs Department of Health and Human 
Services to establish a three-year demonstration program to 
test the use of value-based insurance design methodologies 
under the eligible Medicare Advantage (MA) plans.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2570 was introduced by Representative Diane Black (TN-
06) on May 22, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Ways and 
Means, in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for 
a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker. H.R. 
2570 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on June 29, 
2015.
    On June 17, 2015, H.R. 2570 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On June 18, 2015, H.R. 2570 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No other action was taken on the bill.

                 Securing Care for Seniors Act of 2015


                               H.R. 2579

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve 
the risk adjustment under the Medicare Advantage program, and 
for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2579 would require the Secretary of the Department of 
Health and Human Services to revise the risk adjustment system 
used in the Medicare Advantage program to account for the 
number of chronic conditions with which a beneficiary has been 
diagnosed. The legislation would also require the Secretary to 
evaluate the effects of other changes to the risk adjustment 
system including using two years of diagnosis data and removing 
certain information related to chronic kidney disease, and 
report on the results of the evaluation.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2579 was introduced by Representative Diane Black (TN-
06) on May 29, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Ways and 
Means, in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for 
a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker. H.R. 
2579 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on June 5, 
2015.
    On June 16, 2015, the Committee on Ways and Means reported 
H.R. 2579 to the House (H. Rept. 114-160, Part 1), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 116).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

  Preservation of Access for Seniors in Medicare Advantage Act of 2015


                               H.R. 2581

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to 
establish a 3-year demonstration program to test the use of 
value-based insurance design methodologies under eligible 
Medicare Advantage plans, to preserve Medicare beneficiary 
choice under Medicare Advantage, to revise the treatment under 
the Medicare program of infusion drugs furnished through 
durable medical equipment, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2581 would establish a demonstration program in the 
Medicare Advantage program, modify the open enrollment period 
for that program, and change payment rates for prescription 
drugs that are administered through items of durable medical 
equipment.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2581 was introduced by Representative Kevin Brady (TX-
08) on May 29, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Ways and 
Means, in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for 
a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker. H.R. 
2579 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on June 5, 
2015.
    On June 16, 2015, the Committee on Ways and Means reported 
H.R. 2579 to the House (H. Rept. 114-161, Part 1), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 117).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

            Seniors' Health Care Plan Protection Act of 2015


                               H.R. 2582

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to delay 
the authority to terminate Medicare Advantage contracts for MA 
plans failing to achieve minimum quality ratings, to make 
improvements to the Medicare Adjustment risk adjustment system, 
and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2582 prohibits the Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) from terminating a contract with respect to the 
offering of an MA plan by an MA organization solely because the 
plan has failed to achieve a minimum quality rating under the 
five-star rating system through the end of plan year 2018. In 
addition, the bill amends Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) 
to direct HHS to revise for 2017, and periodically afterwards, 
the system for risk adjustments to payments to Medicare+Choice 
organizations so that an individual's risk score takes into 
account the number of chronic conditions with which the 
individual has been diagnosed.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2582 was introduced by Representative Vern Buchanan 
(FL-16) on May 29, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Ways 
and Means, in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 
for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker. H.R. 
2582 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on June 5, 
2015.
    On June 17, 2015, H.R. 2582 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On June 18, 2015, H.R. 2582 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No other action was taken on the bill.

          Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016


                               H.R. 2646

    To make available needed psychiatric, psychological, and 
supportive services for individuals with mental illness and 
families in mental health crisis, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2646 updates and provides the Substance Abuse and 
Mental Health Services Administration with a more evidence-
based focus when considering the hundreds of millions of 
dollars that go out of their door in grants every year. The 
bill also codifies a provision from recent Medicaid managed 
care regulations on payments for short term stays for adults in 
institutions for mental diseases (IMD) and extends the 
availability of the full range of early and periodic screening, 
diagnostic, and treatment (EPSDT) services to Medicaid children 
receiving services in an IMD. In addition, the bill requires 
the use of electronic visit verification systems for Medicaid-
provided personal care services and home health services and 
directs the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human 
Services to undertake a rule making to clarify guidance 
regarding when disclosure to families and loved ones are 
allowed under HIPAA. The bill also authorizes select grant 
programs. Finally, the proposal provides improvements for 
mental health payment parity through better compliance guidance 
and disclosure support. Inter-agency officials must meet with 
public stakeholders--including patient advocates and third-
party groups--to build a strategy for improving mental health 
parity and addiction equity requirements.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2646 was introduced by Representative Tim Murphy (PA-
18) on June 4, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce, in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 
and the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period 
to be subsequently determined by the Speaker. H.R. 2646 was 
referred to the Subcommittee on Health on June 5, 2015.
    On June 16, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 2646.
    On November 3 and 4, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health met 
in open markup session to consider H.R. 2646 and forwarded the 
bill to the full Committee, as amended, by roll call vote of 18 
yeas and 12 nays.
    On June 14 and 15, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2646 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a roll call vote of 53 yeas and 0 nays.
    On July 6, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2646 to the House, as amended (H. Rept. 114-667, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 517).
    On July 6, 2016, H.R. 2646 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 422 yeas and 2 nays (Roll 
No. 355).
    On July 7, 2016, H.R. 2646 was received in the Senate, and 
on July 14, 2016, it was read twice, and referred to the 
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

        Including Families in Mental Health Recovery Act of 2015


                               H.R. 2690

    To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to 
promulgate regulations clarifying the circumstances under 
which, consistent with the standards governing the privacy and 
security of individually identifiable health information 
promulgated by the Secretary under sections 262(a) and 264 of 
the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 
1996, health care providers and covered entities may disclose 
the protected health information of patients with a mental 
illness, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2690 amends the HITECH Act to direct the Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS) to promulgate regulations 
clarifying the circumstances under which health care providers 
and covered entities may disclose the protected health 
information of patients with a mental illness. The bill also 
directs HHS to develop and disseminate model programs for 
training health care providers, lawyers and others in the legal 
profession, and patients and their families on matters related 
to the protection of health information of patients with mental 
illness.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2690 was introduced by Representative Dorris O. Matsui 
(CA-06) on June 9, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On June 12, 2015, H.R. 2690 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health.
    On June 16, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 2690.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

        Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2015


                               H.R. 2713

    To amend title VIII of the Public Health Service Act to 
extend advanced education nursing grants to support clinical 
nurse specialist programs, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2713 would support advanced education nursing grants 
and reauthorize loan repayment and scholarship programs, a 
nurse faculty loan program, and a comprehensive geriatric 
education program within title VIII of the Public Health 
Service Act.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2713 was introduced by Representative Lois Capps (CA-
24) on June 10, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 2713 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health on June 12, 2015.
    On December 9, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 2713.
    On September 12 and 13, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2713 and forwarded 
the bill to the full Committee, without amendment, by a voice 
vote.
    On September 20 and 21, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2713 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On November 14, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2713 to the House (H. Rept. 114-803), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 627).
    On November 14, 2016, H.R. 2713 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 15, 2016, H.R. 2713 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

    Heroin and Prescription Opioid Abuse Prevention, Education, and 
                        Enforcement Act of 2015


                               H.R. 2805

    To address prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.

Summary

    H.R. 2805 would require the Department of Health and Human 
Services to convene a Pain Management Best Practices Inter-
Agency Task Force to develop and study best practices for pain 
management and prescription of pain medication. This bill also 
would amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend 
through Fiscal Year 2020 the controlled substance monitoring 
program, extend the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance 
Grant Program through Fiscal Year 2020, require the Department 
of Health and Human Services to advance education and awareness 
of the risk of abuse of prescription opioids, require the 
Office of National Drug Control Policy to establish a national 
drug awareness campaign that emphasizes the similarities 
between heroin and prescription opioids, and authorize the 
Attorney General to make grants to state, local, or tribal 
governments to create demonstration programs to allow first 
responders to prevent opioid overdose death by administering an 
opioid overdose reversal drug.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2805 was introduced by Representative Susan W. Brooks 
(IN-05) on June 17, 2015, 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.
    H.R. 2805 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on 
June 19, 2015.
    On October 8, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 2805.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

    To Provide for the Extension of the Enforcement Instruction on 
    Supervision Requirements for Outpatient Therapeutic Services in 
         Critical Access and Small Rural Hospitals Through 2015


                               H.R. 2878

    To provide for the extension of the enforcement instruction 
on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services 
in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2015.

Summary

    H.R. 2878 would require the Department of Health and Human 
Services to continue to instruct Medicare contractors not to 
enforce requirements for direct physician supervision of 
outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small 
rural hospitals through 2015.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2878 was introduced by Representative Lynn Jenkins 
(KS-02) on June 24, 2015, 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.
    H.R. 2878 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on 
June 26, 2015.
    On November 3, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 2878.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

        Medical Controlled Substances Transportation Act of 2015


                               H.R. 3014

    To amend the Controlled Substances Act to authorize 
physicians, pursuant to an agreement with the Attorney General, 
to transport controlled substances from a practice setting to 
another practice setting or to a disaster area.

Summary

    H.R. 3014 amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow a 
physician to transport controlled substances to another 
practice setting or disaster area if the physician is 
registered to dispense, or conduct research with, controlled 
substances listed on schedules II, III, IV, or V, and the 
physician enters into a specific agreement with the Drug 
Enforcement Administration (DEA). The agreement must require a 
physician to provide advance notification to the DEA, limit the 
duration of transport to 72 hours, and maintain records of the 
controlled substances dispensed.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3014 was introduced by Representative Pete Sessions 
(TX-32) on July 9, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, in addition to the Committee on the 
Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
Speaker. H.R. 3014 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on July 10, 2015.
    On October 8 and 20, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held 
a hearing on H.R. 3014.
    On November 3 and November 4, 2015, the Subcommittee on 
Health met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3014 and 
forwarded the bill to the full Committee, without amendment, by 
a voice vote.
    On November 17 and 18, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3014 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

    To Amend Title XI of the Social Security Act To Clarify Waiver 
  Authority Regarding Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly 
                            (Pace Programs)


                               H.R. 3243

    To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to clarify 
waiver authority regarding programs of all-inclusive care for 
the elderly (PACE programs).

Summary

    H.R. 3243 would amend the Social Security Act to authorize 
the Department of Health and Human Services to waive applicable 
general and Medicaid requirements of the Program of All-
Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in order to conduct 
demonstration projects through the Center for Medicare and 
Medicaid Innovation that involve PACE.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3243 was introduced by Representative Christopher H. 
Smith (NJ-04) on July 28, 2015, and referred to the Committee 
on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
Speaker.
    H.R. 3243 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on 
July 31, 2015.
    On September 18, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 3243.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                    DXM Abuse Prevention Act of 2015


                               H.R. 3250

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
prevent the abuse of dextromethorphan, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3250 would prohibit the sale of certain over-the-
counter drug products containing dextromethorphan (DXM) to 
individuals under the age of 18 and would restrict the 
distribution of unfinished DXM.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3250 was introduced by Representative Bill Johnson 
(OH-06) on July 28, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3250 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on July 31, 2015.
    On April 20, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 3250 and forwarded the bill to 
the full Committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On April 26, 27, and 28, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3250 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a voice vote.
    On July 8, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3250 to the House (H. Rept. 114-672), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 520).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

       Strengthening Public Health Emergency Response Act of 2016


                               H.R. 3299

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to ensure 
preparedness for chemical, radiological, biological, and 
nuclear threats, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3299 would establish an incentive program that awards 
vouchers for priority review to companies that obtain approval 
from the Food and Drug Administration for certain drugs that 
can be used to counter the effects of biological, chemical, 
radiological, or nuclear agents. The bill also would make 
several changes to the processes used to procure medical 
countermeasures in the Department of Health and Human Services. 
Finally, the Government Accountability Office would be required 
to report on programs to improve state, local, and hospital 
preparedness.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3299 was introduced by Representative Susan W. Brooks 
(IN-05) on July 29, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3299 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on July 31, 2015.
    On May 19, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 3299.
    On June 7 and 8, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health met in 
open markup session to consider H.R. 3299 and forwarded the 
bill to the full Committee, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On July 12, 13, and 14, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3299 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a roll call vote of 36 yeas and 15 nays.
    On September 9, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3299 to the House (H. Rept. 114-735), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 571).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                       Childhood Cancer Star Act


                               H.R. 3381

    To maximize discovery, and accelerate development and 
availability, of promising childhood cancer treatments, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3381 amends the Public Health Service Act to permit 
the National Institutes of Health to provide support to collect 
the medical specimens and information of children, adolescents, 
and young adults with cancer to improve the understanding of 
these cancers and of the effects of treatment. Additionally, 
the national childhood cancer registry is reauthorized through 
Fiscal Year 2020 and revised to require the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention to award grants to states to improve 
tracking of childhood cancers. This bill also amends the 
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require manufacturers 
and distributors of investigational drugs to publish policies 
for compassionate use of the drugs.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3381 was introduced by Representative Michael T. 
McCaul (TX-10) on July 29, 2015, and referred to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3318 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on July 31, 2015.
    On December 6, 2016, H.R. 3381 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On December 7, 2016, H.R. 3381 was received in the Senate, 
and read twice.
    No further action was taken on the bill

             Accurate Education for Prenatal Screenings Act


                               H.R. 3441

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish 
education programs for patients and health care providers 
regarding cell-free DNA prenatal screening, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3441 would direct the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention to develop, implement, and maintain programs to 
educate patients and health care providers regarding cell-free 
DNA prenatal screening.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3441 was introduced by Representative Jaime Herrera 
Beutler (WA-03) on August 4, 2015, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3441 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on September 11, 2015.
    On December 9, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 3441.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

            Medicaid and CHIP Territory Fraud Prevention Act


                               H.R. 3444

    To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to reduce 
Medicaid and CHIP fraud in the territories of the United 
States, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3444 would amend the Social Security Act to exclude 
certain payments from ceilings on the amounts of Medicaid 
payments made to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the 
Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3444 was introduced by Representative Joseph R. Pitts 
(PA-16) on September 8, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3444 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on September 11, 2015.
    On September 11, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 3444.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                Aligning Children's Dental Coverage Act


                               H.R. 3463

    To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to 
clarify the treatment of pediatric dental coverage in the 
individual and group markets outside of Exchanges established 
under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3463 would amend the Public Health Service Act to ease 
restrictions on health insurance plans without pediatric dental 
benefits to allow such insurance to be offered in any state 
where a dental plan in the individual or small group market 
provides pediatric dental benefits, even in states where the 
dental plan is not offered on the health insurance exchange.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3463 was introduced by Representative Morgan H. 
Griffith (VA-09) on September 9, 2015, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3463 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on September 11, 2015.
    On June 10, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 3463.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                   Protecting Infants Born Alive Act


                               H.R. 3494

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide 
greater clarity for States with respect to excluding providers 
whose actions a State suspects causes termination of fetuses 
born alive, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3494 would amend the Social Security Act to provide 
that, under a state plan for medical assistance, a state may 
not be required to provide medical assistance for services by 
any individual or entity whose services or actions are 
suspected by the state of causing the termination of a human 
fetus classified as an infant born alive. In addition, a 
provider of such an abortion may neither receive payment under 
the Medicaid program nor participate in any federal or state 
health care program.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3494 was introduced by Representative Marsha Blackburn 
(TN-07) on September 11, 2015, 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. H.R. 3494 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on September 18, 2015.
    On September 17, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 3494.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                  Women's Public Health and Safety Act


                               H.R. 3495

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow for 
greater state flexibility with respect to excluding providers 
who are involved in abortions.

Summary

    H.R. 3495 would provide that under a state plan for medical 
assistance under the Medicaid program, a state, at its option, 
may establish criteria with respect to the participation under 
the state plan (or under a waiver of the plan) of an 
institution, agency, entity, or person who performs, or 
participates in the performance of, abortions. H.R. 3495 would 
not apply to an abortion if the pregnancy is the result of an 
act of rape or incest; or in the case where a woman suffers 
from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness 
that would, as certified by a physician, place the woman in 
danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a 
life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from 
the pregnancy itself.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3495 was introduced by Representative Sean P. Duffy 
(WI-07) on September 11, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3495 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on September 18, 2015.
    On September 28, 2015, H.R. 3495 was considered in the 
House pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 444, and the bill 
was passed, as amended, by a roll call vote of 236 yeas and 193 
nays (Roll Call No. 524).
    On September 30, 2015, H.R. 3495 was received in the 
Senate, and on July 14, 2016, H.R. 3495 was read twice, and 
referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

              Dangerous Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2016


                               H.R. 3537

    To amend the Controlled Substances Act to add certain 
synthetic substances to schedule I, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3537 amends the Controlled Substances Act to add 
certain synthetic opioids, hallucinogens, and cannabinoids to 
schedule I.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3537 was introduced by Representative Charles W. Dent 
(PA-15) on September 17, 2015, 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. H.R. 3537 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on September 18, 2015.
    On November 3 and 4, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health met 
in open markup session to consider H.R. 3537 and forwarded the 
bill to the full Committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On September 20 and 21, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3537 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On September 26, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3537 to the House (H. Rept. 114-787, Part I), and 
the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 615).
    On September 26, 2016, H.R. 3537 was considered in the 
House under H. Res. 369, and the bill was passed, without 
amendment, by a vote of 258 yeas and 101 nays (Roll Call No. 
557).
    On September 27, 2016, H.R. 3537 was received in the 
Senate, read twice and referred to the Committee on the 
Judiciary.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

             Co-Prescribing To Reduce Overdoses Act of 2016


                               H.R. 3680

    To provide for the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
to carry out a grant program for co-prescribing opioid overdose 
reversal drugs.

Summary

    H.R. 3680 permits the Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) to establish a grant program to support 
prescribing opioid overdose reversal drugs, such as naloxone, 
for patients at an elevated risk of overdose, including 
patients prescribed an opioid. (Opioids are drugs with effects 
similar to opium, such as heroin and certain pain medications.)
    This bill will grant recipients may use the funds to 
purchase opioid overdose reversal drugs, establish a program 
for prescribing such drugs, train health care providers and 
pharmacists, track patients and outcomes, offset patient cost 
sharing, conduct community outreach, and connect patients to 
treatment.
    HHS may provide information to prescribers in federally 
qualified health centers and Indian Health Service facilities 
on best practices for prescribing opioid overdose reversal 
drugs for patients at an elevated risk of overdose.
    H.R. 3680 amends the Public Health Service Act to reduce, 
as an offset, the authorization of appropriations for Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention facilities for Fiscal Year 
2018.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3680 was introduced by Representative John P. Sarbanes 
(MD-03) on October 1, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3680 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on October 2, 2015.
    On October 8, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 3680.
    On April 20, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 3680 and forwarded the bill to 
the Full Committee, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On April 25, 26, 27, and 28, 2016, the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3680 
and ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a voice vote.
    On May 10, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3680 to the House, as amended (H. Rept. 114-553), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
427).
    On May 11, 2016, H.R. 3680 was also considered in the House 
under a suspension of the rules, and the bill was passed, as 
amended, by a voice vote.
    On May 12, 2016, H.R. 3680 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

   Improving Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women Act of 2016


                               H.R. 3691

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the 
residential treatment programs for pregnant and postpartum 
women and to establish a pilot program to provide grants to 
state substance abuse agencies to promote innovative service 
delivery models for such women.

Summary

    H.R. 3691 amends the Public Health Service Act to extend 
support for residential substance abuse treatment programs for 
pregnant and postpartum women through Fiscal Year 2021. The 
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment must carry out a pilot 
program to make grants to state substance abuse agencies to 
support services for pregnant and postpartum women who have a 
primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder, including opioid 
use disorders (opioids are drugs with effects similar to opium, 
such as heroin and certain pain medications). The Center for 
Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality must fund an 
evaluation of the pilot program. As an offset, the bill reduces 
the authorization of appropriations for Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention facilities for Fiscal Year 2017.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3691 was introduced by Representative Ben Ray Lujan 
(NM-03) on October 6, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3691 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on October 9, 2015.
    On October 8 and 20, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held 
a hearing on H.R. 3691.
    On April 20, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 3691 and forwarded the bill to 
the full Committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On April 26, 27, and 28, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3691 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a voice vote.
    On May 10, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3691 to the House, as amended (H. Rept. 114-554), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
428).
    On May 11, 2016, H.R. 3691 was also considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On May 12, 2016, H.R. 3691 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

           Ensuring Access to Quality Medicaid Providers Act


                               H.R. 3716

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require 
states to provide to the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
certain information with respect to provider terminations, and 
for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3716 would assist states in identifying health care 
providers who are ineligible to participate in their state 
Medicaid or Children's Health Insurance Program programs 
because the provider was terminated from participating in 
another state's programs or in the Medicare program.

Legislative History

    On September 11, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a Discussion Draft entitled ``Ensuring Terminated 
Providers are Removed from Medicaid and CHIP Act.''
    H.R. 3716 was introduced by Representative Larry Bucshon 
(IN-08) on October 8, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3716 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on October 9, 2015. H.R. 3716 was similar to the 
Discussion Draft reviewed by the Subcommittee.
    On November 3 and 4, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health met 
in open markup session to consider H.R. 3716 and forwarded the 
bill to the full Committee, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On November 17 and 18, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3716 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On February 23, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3716 to the House (H. Rept. 114-427), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 326).
    On March 6, 2016, H.R. 3716 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 632, and the bill was 
passed, as amended, by a roll call vote of 406 yeas, and 0 nays 
(Roll Call No. 105).
    On March 3, 2016, H.R. 3716 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                            Medicaid DOC Act


                               H.R. 3821

    To amend title XIX to require the publication of a provider 
directory in the case of states providing for medical 
assistance on a fee-for-service basis or through a primary care 
case-management system, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3821 would require state Medicaid agencies to publish 
on public websites a directory of certain medical care 
providers who provided care to Medicaid enrollees in the prior 
12 months.
    The directory would be limited to providers who had been 
reimbursed on a fee-for-service basis or had received a primary 
care case management fee. In addition to the names of the 
providers, the directories would include the following 
information: the medical specialty of the provider, the address 
of the provider, and the contact information of the provider. 
For providers who had received a primary care case management 
fee, the directory would also need to include whether the 
provider is accepting new Medicaid patients and the provider's 
cultural and linguistic capabilities, including languages 
spoken. States maintaining such directories would have to 
update them at least annually.

Legislative History

    On September 18, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a Discussion Draft entitled ``Medicaid Directory of 
Caregivers Act'' or ``Medicaid DOC Act.''
    H.R. 3821 was introduced by Representative Chris Collins 
(NY-27) on October 23, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3821 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on October 30, 2015. H.R. 3821 was similar to the 
Discussion Draft reviewed by the Subcommittee.
    On November 3 and 4, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health met 
in open markup session to consider H.R. 3821 and forwarded the 
bill to the full Committee, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On November 17 and 18, 2015, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3821 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On February 23, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3821 to the House (H. Rept. 114-426), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 325).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

          Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act of 2015


                               H.R. 3952

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to coordinate 
Federal congenital heart disease research efforts and to 
improve public education and awareness of congenital heart 
disease, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3952 would amend the Public Health Service Act to 
replace the authorization for a National Congenital Heart 
Disease Surveillance System with a requirement for the Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to enhance and expand 
research and surveillance infrastructure, and plan and 
implement a public outreach and education campaign. In 
addition, the bill would authorize grants for a National 
Congenital Heart Disease Cohort Study and a Congenital Heart 
Disease Awareness Campaign. Finally, the National Heart, Lung, 
and Blood Institute would be required to report on its ongoing 
research efforts regarding congenital heart disease, future 
plans for such research, and areas of greatest need for such 
research.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3952 was introduced by Representative Gus M. Bilirakis 
(FL-12) on November 5, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3952 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on November 6, 2015.
    On September 8, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 3952.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                  Cardiac Arrest Survival Act of 2015


                               H.R. 4152

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to clarify liability 
protections regarding emergency use of automated external 
defibrillators.

Summary

    H.R. 4152 would amend the Public Health Service Act to 
expand immunity from civil liability related to automated 
external defibrillator devices.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4152 was introduced by Representative Pete Olson (TX-
22) on December 2, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4152 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on December 4, 2015.
    On December 9, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 4152.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

           Educating To Prevent Eating Disorders Act of 2015


                               H.R. 4153

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a pilot 
program to test the impact of early intervention on the 
prevention, management, and course of eating disorders.

Summary

    H.R. 4153 would authorize the Secretary of the Department 
of the Health and Human Services, through the Director of the 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, to establish a 
pilot program, for a period of three consecutive school years, 
to test the impact of providing students in eligible schools 
with interventions to prevent, identify, intervene, and manage 
eating disorders. Under such pilot program, the Secretary shall 
award grants to eligible schools, and not later than 6 months 
after the last day of the pilot program, each eligible school 
participating in the pilot program shall submit to the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services a report evaluating the 
process and the outcomes of the pilot program, with respect to 
such school, during the period of the program.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4153 was introduced by Representative Renee L. Ellmers 
(NC-02) on December 2, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4153 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on December 4, 2015.
    On December 9, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 4153.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

        Transparency and Accountability of Failed Exchanges Act


                               H.R. 4262

    To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable 
Care Act to require that a State awarded a Federal grant to 
establish an Exchange and that terminates the State operation 
of such an Exchange provide for an audit of the use of grant 
funds and return funds to the Federal Government, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4262 would require the Department of Health and Human 
Services, for certain states awarded a grant to establish a 
health insurance exchange, to report on how awarded amounts 
were used and rescind unobligated amounts. This applies to any 
state that terminates operation of its exchange or transfers 
operation to another entity. Such a state must provide to the 
General Services Administration any property acquired through 
the grant and refer matters involving fraud, waste, and abuse 
of funds issued pursuant to PPACA to the Department of Justice. 
Funds rescinded must be retained for federal budget deficit 
reduction.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4262 was introduced by Representative Rick W. Allen 
(GA-12) on December 18, 2015, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4262 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on December 18, 2015.
    On June 10, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 4262.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

               Patient Opportunity Protection Act of 2015


                               H.R. 4299

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to prevent the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services from limiting access to 
excepted benefits, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4299 would amend the Public Health Service Act to 
prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from 
imposing additional conditions on excepted benefits, which are 
health benefits that are not subject to requirements applicable 
to group health plans or individual health insurance. In the 
individual health insurance market, HHS may not condition the 
treatment of fixed indemnity insurance as an excepted benefit 
on the beneficiary satisfying the requirement for minimum 
essential coverage.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4299 was introduced by Representative Rod Blum (IA-01) 
on December 18, 2015, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 4299 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health on December 18, 2015.
    On January 27, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 4299.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

     Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2016


                               H.R. 4365

    To amend the Controlled Substances Act with regard to the 
provision of emergency medical services.

Summary

    H.R. 4365 would amend section 303 of the Controlled 
Substances Act to provide emergency medical services (EMS) 
agencies an option of a single registration with the Drug 
Enforcement Administration in each State where the EMS agency 
administers controlled substances. Further, the bill would 
clarify that EMS professionals are permitted to administer 
controlled substances pursuant to standing or verbal orders if 
certain conditions are met.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4365 was introduced by Representative Richard Hudson 
(NC-08) on January 12, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and the Committee on the Judiciary, for a 
period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker. H.R. 4365 
was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on January 15, 2016.
    On July 12, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 4365.
    On September 12 and 13, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4365 and ordered 
the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, by a 
voice vote.
    On September 20 and 21, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4365 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On November 14, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4365 to the House (H. Rept. 114-804, Part 1), and 
the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 627).
    On November 14, 2016, H.R. 4365 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 15, 2016, H.R. 4365 was received in the Senate.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                               Lali's Law


                               H.R. 4586

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants 
to states for developing standing orders and educating health 
care professionals regarding the dispensing of opioid overdose 
reversal medication without person-specific prescriptions, and 
for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4586 would allow the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) to provide grants to states to enable and 
encourage pharmacies to dispense medications that reverse 
opioid overdoses pursuant to a standing order. A standing order 
is a prescription that permits another person to acquire, 
dispense, or administer medication without the prescription 
specifying who will be treated with the medication. The grants 
would be limited to $500,000 per state. The bill also would 
allow states to use the grant funds to implement best practices 
and to develop training materials on the purpose, 
administration, and availability of those medications. H.R. 
4586 would authorize the appropriation of a total of $5 million 
of fiscal years 2017 through 2019 to carry out these 
activities.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4586 was introduced by Representative Robert J. Dold 
(IL-10) on February 23, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4586 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on February 26, 2016.
    On April 20, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 4586 and forwarded the bill to 
the full Committee, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On April 26, 27, and 28, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4586 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On May 10, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4586 to the House (H. Rept. 114-555), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 429).
    On May 12, 2016, H.R. 4586 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 415 yeas and 4 nays (Roll 
No. 189).
    On May 16, 2016, H.R. 4586 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                Reducing Unused Medications Act of 2016


                               H.R. 4599

    To amend the Controlled Substances Act to permit certain 
partial fillings of prescriptions.

Summary

    H.R. 4599 would permit pharmacists to fill only part of a 
prescription for drugs that are listed in Schedule II of the 
Controlled Substances Act upon the request of the prescribing 
physician or the patient.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4599 was introduced by Representative Katherine M. 
Clark (MA-05) on February 24, 2016, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4599 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on February 26, 2016.
    On April 20, 2016 the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 4599 and forwarded the bill to 
the full Committee, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On April 26, 27, and 28, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4599 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On May 10, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4599 to the House (H. Rept. 114-556), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 430).
    On May 11, 2016, H.R. 4599 was considered in the House 
under suspension of the Rules, and the bill was passed, as 
amended, by a voice vote.
    On May 12, 2016, H.R. 4599 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

   To Provide for the Establishment of an Inter-Agency Task Force To 
   Review, Modify, and Update Best Practices for Pain Management and 
          Prescribing Pain Medication, and for Other Purposes


                               H.R. 4641

    To provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task 
force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain 
management and prescribing pain medication, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4641 would require the Secretary of the Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a task force to 
review and modify best practices for the treatment of pain. The 
task force would issue a report to Congress on its findings, 
which would include a strategy for disseminating information to 
relevant medical professionals about best practices in pain 
management.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4641 was introduced by Representative Susan W. Brooks 
(IN-05) on February 26, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4641 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on March 4, 2016.
    On April 20, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 4641 and forwarded the bill to 
the full Committee, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On April 26, 27, and 28, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4641 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On May 3, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4641 to the House (H. Rept. 114-536), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 412).
    On May 11, 2016, H.R. 4641 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of rule H. Res. 720, and the bill 
was passed, as amended, by a roll call vote of 412 yeas and 4 
nays (Roll Call No. 184).
    On May 12, 2016, H.R. 4641 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                  Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act


                               H.R. 4695

    To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to improve the 
quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the 
Medicaid and CHIP programs by developing maternity care quality 
measures and supporting maternity care quality collaboratives.

Summary

    H.R. 4695 would direct the direct the Department of Health 
and Human Services (HHS) to identify and publish a recommended 
core set of maternal and infant quality measures for women and 
children, publish an initial core set of any such measures 
applicable to mothers and infants eligible under Medicaid or 
the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), establish a 
Maternal and Infant Quality Measurement Program, and establish 
an online clearinghouse of resources for entities working to 
improve maternity and infant care quality. The bill also would 
authorize HHS to award maternity and infant care related 
grants.

Legislative History

    On November 3, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a Discussion Draft entitled ``Quality Care for Moms 
and Babies Act.''
    H.R. 4695 was introduced by Representative Eliot L. Engel 
(NY-16) on March 3, 2016, 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.
    H.R. 4695 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on 
March 4, 2016.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                    Common Sense Savings Act of 2016


                               H.R. 4725

    To reduce the Federal deficit through reforms in spending 
under Medicaid, CHIP, and the Prevention and Public Health 
Fund.

Summary

    H.R. 4725 would make changes to Medicaid and the Children's 
Health Insurance Program that would reduce the federal medical 
assistance percentages for certain enrolled individuals. The 
bill would also limit states' ability to tax health care 
providers and require states to include lottery winnings or 
lump sum income in determining eligibility for Medicaid. 
Lastly, the bill would repeal the Prevention and Public Health 
Fund, which provides grants to carry out prevention, wellness, 
and public health activities.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4725 was introduced by Representative Joseph R. Pitts 
(PA-16) on March 10, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4725 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on March 11, 2016.
    On March 14 and 15, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4725 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a roll call vote of 29 yeas to 19 nays.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                     John Thomas Decker Act of 2016


                               H.R. 4969

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide for 
informational materials to educate and prevent addiction in 
teenagers and adolescents who are injured playing youth sports 
and subsequently prescribed an opioid.

Summary

    H.R. 4969 would direct the Secretary of the Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and disseminate 
educational materials to teens and adolescents who play youth 
sports and may be prescribed opioids following a sports injury. 
These materials would include information regarding the dangers 
of opioid use and misuse, the different treatment options for 
sport injuries, and how to obtain treatment for opioid 
addiction. In addition, the bill would require the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention to produce a report on the 
availability of this information.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4969 was introduced by Representative Patrick Meehan 
(PA-07) on April 15, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4969 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on April 15, 2016.
    On April 20, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 4969 and forwarded the bill to 
the full Committee, as amended, by a voice vote.
    On April 26, 27, and 28, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4969 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On May 10, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4969 to the House (H. Rept. 114-558), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 432).
    On May 11, 2016, H.R. 4969 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On May 12, 2016, H.R. 4969 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                Opioid Review Modernization Act of 2016


                               H.R. 4976

    To require the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to seek 
recommendations from an advisory committee of the Food and Drug 
Administration before approval of certain new drugs that are 
opioids without abuse-deterrent properties, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4976 would require the Food and Drug Administration 
(FDA) to seek recommendations from an expert advisory committee 
before approving any new drug that contains an opioid that does 
not have abuse-deterrent properties. The bill would also 
require that the Pediatric Advisory Committee recommend 
labeling information for opioid use by children. In addition, 
the bill would require FDA to develop recommendations for 
educating prescribers of opioids and to publish final guidance 
on evaluating efforts to deter abuse of generic opioid drugs.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4976 was introduced by Representative Sean Patrick 
Maloney (NY-18) on April 18, 2016, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4976 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on April 18, 2016.
    On April 20, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 4976 and forwarded the bill to 
the full Committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On April 26, 27, and 28, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4976 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, without 
amendment, by a voice vote.
    On May 10, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4976 to the House, as amended (H. Rept. 114-557), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
431).
    On May 11, 2016, H.R. 4976 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On May 12, 2016, H.R. 4976 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                         NAS Healthy Babies Act


                               H.R. 4978

    To require the Government Accountability Office to submit 
to Congress a report on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in 
the United States and its treatment under Medicaid, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4978 would exclude formulations of prescription drugs 
that include abuse deterrents from Medicaid's requirement that 
new drug formulations pay additional rebates. The bill also 
would prevent the disclosure of algorithms used to detect 
fraud, provide additional funding to the Medicaid Improvement 
Fund, and require the Government Accountability Office to 
submit a report to the Congress on neonatal abstinence syndrome 
in the United States.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4978 was introduced by Representative Evan H. Jenkins 
(WV-03) on April 18, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4978 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on April 18, 2016.
    On April 20, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R 4978 and forwarded the bill to 
the full Committee, without amendment, by a voice vote.
    On April 26, 27, and 28, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4978 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On May 10, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4978 to the House (H. Rept. 114-559), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 433).
    On May 11, 2016, H.R. 4978 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On May 12, 2016, H.R. 4978 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

     Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Expansion and Modernization Act


                               H.R. 4981

    To amend the Controlled Substances Act to improve access to 
opioid use disorder treatment.

Summary

    H.R. 4981 would permit nurse practitioners and physician 
assistants who meet certain criteria to apply for waivers 
administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration (SAMHSA). Those waivers would allow them to 
prescribe buprenorphine products to patients with opioid 
dependency. In addition, the bill would permit pharmacists to 
fill only part of a prescription for certain drugs upon the 
request of the prescribing physician or the patient.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4981 was introduced by Representative Larry Bucshon 
(IN-08) on April 18, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, in addition to the Committee on the 
Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
Speaker.
    On April 20, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider a Discussion Draft entitled ``Opioid 
Use Disorder Treatment Expansion and Modernization Act'' and 
forwarded the bill to the full Committee, as amended, by a 
voice vote.
    H.R. 4981 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on 
April 22, 2016. H.R. 4981 was similar to the Discussion Draft 
considered by the Subcommittee.
    On April 26, 27, and 28, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4981 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On May 10, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4981 to the House (H. Rept. 114-561, Part I), and 
the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 435).
    On May 11, 2016, H.R. 4981 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On May 12, 2016, H.R. 4981 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

         Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act of 2016


                               H.R. 4982

    To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to 
evaluate and report on the in-patient and outpatient treatment 
capacity, availability, and needs of the United States.

Summary

    H.R. 4982 would direct the Government Accountability Office 
(GAO) to conduct an evaluation of the infrastructure for 
treating opioid and other substance abuse in the United States. 
The bill would require GAO to submit a report to the Congress 
on the evaluation no later than 24 months after the date of 
enactment.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4982 was introduced by Representative Bill Foster (IL-
11) on April 18, 2016, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. On April 20, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health met 
in open markup session to consider a Discussion Draft entitled 
``Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act of 2016'' and 
forwarded the bill to the full Committee, without amendment, by 
a voice vote.
    H.R. 4982 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on 
April 22, 2016.
    H.R. 4982 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on 
April 22, 2016. H.R. 4981 was similar to the Discussion Draft 
considered by the Subcommittee.
    On April 26, 27, and 28, 2016, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4982 and 
ordered the bill favorably reported to the House, as amended, 
by a voice vote.
    On May 10, 2016, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4982 to the House (H. Rept. 114-560), and the 
bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 434).
    On May 11, 2016, H.R. 4982 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On May 12, 2016, H.R. 4982 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                        HHS Data Protection Act


                               H.R. 5068

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish the 
Office of the Chief Information Security Officer within the 
Department of Health and Human Services.

Summary

    H.R. 5068 amends the Public Health Service Act to create 
the position of Chief Information Security Officer of the 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Office of 
the Assistant Secretary for Administration and transfer to this 
position the functions, personnel, assets, and liabilities of 
the Chief Information Security Officer in the Office of the 
Chief Information Officer of HHS.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5068 was introduced by Representative Billy Long (MO-
07) on April 26, 2016, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 5068 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health on April 29, 2016.
    On May 25, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 5068.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 To Prohibit Further Action on the Proposed Rule Regarding Testing of 
                Medicare Part B Prescription Drug Models


                               H.R. 5122

    To prohibit further action on the proposed rule regarding 
testing of Medicare part B prescription drug models.

Summary

    H.R. 5122 prohibits the Department of Health and Human 
Services from taking any action to finalize, implement, or 
enforce the proposed rule entitled ``Medicare Program; Part B 
Drug Payment Model'' (81 Fed. Reg. 13230 (March 11, 2016)).

Legislative History

    H.R. 5122 was introduced by Representative Larry Bucshon 
(IN-08) on April 29, 2016, 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. H.R. 5122 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on May 6, 2016.
    On May 17, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 5122.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                               PADME Act


                               H.R. 5210

    To improve access to durable medical equipment for Medicare 
beneficiaries under the Medicare program, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5210 continues the 50-50 blend of old and new payment 
rates for Medicaid services for an additional 3 months and 
requires the Department of Health and Human Service to report 
to Congress on any access issues caused by the blended rate 
before the full rate change can go into effect.
    In addition, the bill would ensure health care providers 
terminated from Medicare or one state's Medicaid program for 
reasons of fraud, integrity, or quality are also terminated 
from other state Medicaid programs. The bill also requires 
state Medicaid programs to provide beneficiaries served under 
fee-for-service or primary care case management programs an 
electronic directory of physicians participating in the 
program.
    Finally, the bill ensures that payments made under a state 
eugenics compensation program cannot be considered as income in 
determining eligibility for any Federal public benefit, 
preventing any funds from such a compensation program to be 
counted as income for purposes of receiving any Federal 
benefits.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5210 was introduced by Representative Tom Price (GA-
06) on May 12, 2016, 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. H.R. 5210 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on May 13, 2016.
    On July 5, 2016, H.R. 5210 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill was passed, 
as amended, by a voice vote.
    On July 6, 2016, H.R. 5210 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                            CAH Act of 2016


                               H.R. 5613

    To provide for the extension of the enforcement instruction 
on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services 
in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2016.

Summary

    H.R. 5613 would require the Secretary of the Department of 
Health and Human Services to continue to apply an exception to 
the requirement that certain outpatient therapeutic services be 
provided under the direct supervision of a physician when they 
are furnished in critical access and small rural hospitals. 
This exception would apply through calendar year 2016.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5613 was introduced by Representative Lynn Jenkins 
(KS-02) on July 1, 2016, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and the Committee on Ways and Means, for a 
period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.
    On July 21, 2016, the Committee on Ways and Means reported 
H.R. 5613 to the House (H. Rept. 114-696, Part I).
    On September 20 and 21, 2016, H.R. 5613 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 420 yeas and 0 nays 
(Roll Call No. 531).
    On September 22, 2016, H.R. 5613 was received in the 
Senate, read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                        ESRD Choice Act of 2016


                               H.R. 5659

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with 
respect to expanding Medicare Advantage coverage for 
individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

Summary

    H.R. 5659 amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social 
Security Act to allow individuals with end-stage renal disease 
(ESRD) to be eligible for Medicare Advantage (MA).

Legislative History

    H.R. 5659 was introduced by Representative Jason Smith (MO-
08) on July 7, 2016, and referred 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 September 19, 2016, the Committee on Ways and Means 
reported H.R. 5659 to the House (H. Rept. 114-751, Part I) and 
the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 583).
    On September 20 and 21, 2016, H.R. 5659 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 423 yeas and 0 nays 
(Roll Call No. 529).
    On September 22, 2016, H.R. 5659 was received in the 
Senate, read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

     Sustaining Healthcare Integrity and Fair Treatment Act of 2016


                               H.R. 5713

    To provide for the extension of certain long-term care 
hospital Medicare payment rules, clarify the application of 
rules on the calculation of hospital length of stay to certain 
moratorium-excepted long-term care hospitals, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5713 would modify Medicare's payments to Long-Term 
Care Hospitals and would prohibit Medicare from paying for 
items or services furnished by certain newly enrolled providers 
in select areas of the country.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5713 was introduced by Representative Patrick J. 
Tiberi (OH-12) on July 11, 2016, and referred 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 September 20, 2016, the Committee on Ways and Means 
reported H.R. 5713 to the House (H. Rept. 114-761, Part I) and 
the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 594).
    On September 20 and 21, 2016, H.R. 5713 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 420 yeas and 3 nays 
(Roll Call No. 530).
    On September 22, 2016, H.R. 5713 was received in the 
Senate, read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                          OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES


            A Permanent Solution to the SGR: The Time Is Now

    On January 21, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``A Permanent Solution to the SGR: The Time Is 
Now.'' The purpose of the hearing was to discuss the need to 
advance a permanent legislative solution to the broken Medicare 
physician reimbursement formula known as the Sustainable Growth 
Rate (SGR). The Subcommittee received testimony from former 
United States Senator Joseph I. Lieberman; Alice Rivlin, Co-
Chair, Bipartisan Policy Center, Delivery System Reform 
Initiative, Director, Engelberg Center for Health Reform, The 
Brookings Institution; Marilyn Moon, Institute Fellow, American 
Institutes for Research; Richard Umbdenstock, President and 
Chief Executive Officer, American Hospital Association; Alan 
Speir, Medical Director of Cardiac Surgical Services for Inova 
Health System, Chair, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform and 
Advocacy, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons; Eric Schneidewind, 
President-Elect, AARP; Geraldine O'Shea, First Vice President, 
American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees, Medical 
Director, Foothills Women's Medical Center in California; 
Barbara McAneny, Chair, American Medical Association Board of 
Trustees, Chief Executive Officer, New Mexico Oncology 
Hematology Consultants, Ltd.; and Ken P. Miller, Board 
President, American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

                    Examining ICD-10 Implementation

    On February 11, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining ICD-10 Implementation.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to review U.S. preparedness to adopt 
ICD-10. The Subcommittee received testimony from Edwin M. 
Burke, Beyer Medical Group; Rich Averill, Director of Public 
Policy, 3M Health Information Systems; Sue Bowman, Senior 
Director, Coding Policy and Compliance, American Health 
Information Management Association; Kristi A. Matus, Chief 
Financial and Administrative Officer, Athena Health; William 
Jefferson Terry, Mobile Urology Group; Carmella Bocchino, 
Executive Vice President of Clinical Affairs and Strategic 
Planning, America's Health Insurance Plans; and John Hughes, 
Professor of Medicine, Yale University.

                    Examining the FY 2016 HHS Budget

    On February 26, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining the FY 2016 HHS Budget.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine the President's proposed 
budget for the Department of Health and Human Services in 
Fiscal Year 2016. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, Department of Health and Human 
Services.

                Examining the 340B Drug Pricing Program

    On March 24, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining the 340B Drug Pricing Program.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to review the 340B Drug Pricing 
Program and its impacts on patients, providers, manufacturers, 
and other stakeholders. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Diana Espinosa MPP, Deputy Administrator, Health Resources 
and Series Administration, Department of Health and Human 
Services; accompanied by Krista M. Pedley, Director, Office of 
Pharmacy Affairs, Health Resources and Services Administration; 
Debbie Draper, Director, Health Care, Government Accountability 
Office; and Ann Maxwell, Assistant Inspector General for 
Evaluation and Inspections, Office of Inspector General, 
Department of Health and Human Services.

      Medicare Post Acute Care Delivery and Options To Improve It

    On April 16, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Medicare Post Acute Care Delivery and 
Options to Improve It.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
review the state of Medicare's post-acute care system and 
opportunities to improve the delivery and access to these 
services for seniors. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Mark E. Miller, Executive Director, Medicare Payment Advisory 
Commission; Steven Landers, President and Chief Executive 
Officer, Visiting Nurse Association Health Group; Samuel 
Hammerman, Chief Medical Officer, LTACH Hospital Division, 
Select Medical Corporation; Melissa Morley, Program Manager, 
Health Care Financing and Payment, RTI International; and 
Leonard Russ, Principal Partner, Bayberry Health Care, 
Chairman, American Health Care Association.

 A National Framework for the Review and Labeling of Biotechnology in 
                                  Food

    On June 18, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled, ``A National Framework for the Review and Labeling of 
Biotechnology in Food.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
learn about the role genetic engineering plays in our nation's 
food supply and state-specific labeling regulations. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Rick Blasgen, President 
and Chief Executive Officer, Council of Supply Chain Management 
Professionals; Todd W. Daloz, Assistant Attorney General, 
Office of the Vermont Attorney General; John Reifsteck, 
Chairman of the Board and President, GROWMARK, Inc.; Gregory 
Jaffe, Biotechnology Project Director, Center for Science in 
the Public Interest; and L. Val Giddings, Senior Fellow, 
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

   Examining the Administration's Approval of Medicaid Demonstration 
                                Projects

    On June 24, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Examining the Administration's Approval of Medicaid 
Demonstration Projects.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
fully examine the Medicaid demonstrations process. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Katherine Iritani, 
Director Government Accountability Office; Haley Barbour, 
former Governor of the State of Mississippi; Matt Salo, 
Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors; 
and Joan Alker, Executive Director, Georgetown University 
Center for Children and Families.

        Medicaid at 50: Strengthening and Sustaining the Program

    On July 8, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Medicaid at 50: Strengthening and Sustaining the 
Program.'' The purpose of this hearing was to examine potential 
reforms to improve Medicaid. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Vikki Wachino, Director, Center for Medicaid and 
CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; 
Carolyn Yocom, Director, Health Care, Government Accountability 
Office; and Anne Schwartz, Executive Director, Medicaid and 
CHIP Payment and Access Commission.

     Strengthening Medicaid Program Integrity and Closing Loopholes

    On September 11, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Strengthening Medicaid Program Integrity and 
Closing Loopholes.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine 
vulnerabilities in the Medicaid program and how to address 
them. The Subcommittee received testimony from John Hagg, 
Director of Medicaid Audits, Office of Inspector General, 
Department of Health and Human Services; Nico Gomez, Chief 
Executive Officer, Oklahoma Health Care Authority; and Patricia 
Riley, Commissioner, Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access 
Commission.

  Examining the Medicare Part D Medication Therapy Management Program

    On October 21, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining the Medicare Part D Medication 
Therapy Management Program.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
review on the Medication Therapy Management program. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Tim Gronniger, Director of 
Delivery System Reform, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 
Services; Lawrence Kocot, Principal and National Leader, Center 
for Healthcare Regulatory Insight, KPMG LLP; Jesse McCullough, 
Director, Field Clinical Services, Rite Aid Corporation; and 
Richard Thomas Benson, Associate Director of Stroke, MedStar 
Washington Hospital Center.

      Reviewing the Accuracy of Medicaid and Exchange Eligibility 
                             Determinations

    On October 23, 2015, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Reviewing the Accuracy of Medicaid and 
Exchange Eligibility Determinations.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine Medicaid and exchange eligibility 
controls and coordination. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Seto Bagdoyan, Director, Audit Services, Forensic and 
Investigative Service, Government Accountability Office; and 
Carolyn Yocom, Director, Health Care, Government Accountability 
Office.

    Examining Implementation of the Biologics Price Competition and 
                             Innovation Act

    On February 4, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining Implementation of the Biologics 
Price Competition and Innovation Act.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to provide members an opportunity to hear about the 
ongoing implementation of the Biologics Price Competition Act. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from Janet Woodcock, 
Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and 
Drug Administration; and Sean Cavanaugh, Deputy Administrator 
and Director, Center for Medicare, Centers for Medicare and 
Medicaid Services.

  Examining Medicaid and CHIP's Federal Medical Assistance Percentage

    On February 10, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining Medicaid and CHIP's Federal 
Medical Assistance Percentage.'' The purpose of the hearing was 
to review that status of the FMAP system. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Alison Mitchell, Health Care Financing 
Analyst, Congressional Research Service; Carolyn Yocom, 
Director, Health Care, Government Accountability Office; Anne 
Schwartz, Executive Director, Medicaid and CHIP Payment and 
Access Commission; and John Hagg, Director of Medicaid Audits, 
Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human 
Services.

                    The Fiscal Year 2017 HHS Budget

    On February 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``The Fiscal Year 2017 HHS Budget.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine the President's proposed 
budget for the Department of Health and Human Services in 
Fiscal Year 2017. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, Department of Health and Human 
Services.

   Examining the Financing and Delivery of Long-Term Care in the U.S.

    On March 1, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Examining the Financing and Delivery of Long-Term 
Care in the U.S.'' The purpose of the hearing was to review the 
state of long-term care in the U.S. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Alice Rivlin, Co-Chair, Long-Term Care 
Initiative, Bipartisan Policy Center; William J. Scanlon, 
Consultant, West Health Institute and National Health Policy 
Forum; and Anne Tumlinson, Chief Executive Officer, Anne 
Tumlinson Innovations.

    Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015: Examining 
               Implementation of Medicare Payment Reforms

    On March 17, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act 
of 2015: Examining Implementation of Medicare Payment 
Reforms.'' The purpose of the hearing was to discuss the 
implementation of the Medicare payment reforms. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Patrick Conway, Deputy 
Administrator for innovation and Quality, Centers for Medicare 
and Medicaid Services.

            Flint Water Crisis: Impacts and Lessons Learned

    On April 13, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Flint Water Crisis: Impacts and Lessons 
Learned.'' The purpose of the hearing was to discuss the 
elevated levels of lead in the water system of Flint, Michigan. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from Joel Beauvais, Deputy 
Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, Environmental 
Protection Agency; Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for 
Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human 
Services; Keith Creagh, Director, Michigan Department of 
Environmental Quality; Nick Lyon, Director, Michigan Department 
of Health and Human Services; Mona Hanna-Attisha, Program 
Director, Pediatric Residency, Hurley Children's Hospital, 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Michigan State University 
College of Human Medicine; Joan Alker, Executive Director, 
Georgetown Center for Children and Families; Steve Estes-
Smargiassi, Director of Planning and Sustainability, 
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority; June Swallow, Chief, 
Office of Drinking Water Quality, Rhode Island Department of 
Health; and Mae Wu, Senior Attorney, Health and Environment 
Program, Natural Resources Defense Council.

    Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015: Examining 
       Physician Efforts To Prepare for Medicare Payment Reforms

    On April 19, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act 
of 2015: Examining Physician Efforts to Prepare for Medicare 
Payment Reforms.'' The purpose of the hearing was to review the 
efforts of physician organizations to prepare for the 
implementation of the Medicare payment reforms under MACRA. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Robert McLean, on behalf 
of American College of Physicians; Robert Wergin, Board Chair, 
American Academy of Family Physicians; Barbara L. McAneny, on 
behalf of American Medical Association; and Jeffery W. Bailet, 
Aurora Health Care Medical Group.

 The Obama Administration's Medicare Drug Experiment: The Patient and 
                           Doctor Perspective

    On May 17, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``The Obama Administration's Medicare Drug Experiment: 
The Patient and Doctor Perspective.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine Medicare Part B, and CMS' proposed rule 
regarding Part B drug reimbursement. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Joe Baker, President, Medicare Rights Center; 
Heather Block, Patient Advocate; Marcia Boyle, President and 
Founder, Immune Deficiency Foundation; Debra Patt, Vice 
President, Texas Oncology; and Michael Schweitz, National 
Advocacy Chair, Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations.

            Examining Cybersecurity Responsibilities at HHS

    On May 25, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Examining Cybersecurity Responsibilities at HHS.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to examine the organizational 
alignment of the Chief Information Officer and Chief 
Information Security Officer at the Department of Health and 
Human Services. The Subcommittee received testimony from the 
Joshua Corman, Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic 
Council; Mac McMilan, Chief Executive Officer, CynergisTek, 
Inc.; Samantha Burch, Senior Director, Congressional Affairs, 
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society North 
America; and Marc Probst, Vice President and Chief Information 
Officer, Intermountain Healthcare, on behalf of College of 
Healthcare Information Management Executives.

      Advancing Patient Solutions for Lower Costs and Better Care

    On June 10, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Advancing Patient Solutions for Lower Costs and 
Better Care.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine 
patient-focused reforms that embrace three goals: pre-existing 
condition protections, lower costs and more choices, and market 
stability without mandates. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from the Grace-Marie Turner, Founder, President, and Trustee, 
Galen Institute; Doug Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action 
Forum; and Sara Collins, Vice President of Health Coverage and 
Access, Commonwealth Fund.

                Strengthening Our National Trauma System

    On July 12, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health and the 
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a joint 
hearing entitled ``Strengthening our National Trauma System.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to discuss the findings of the 
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report 
entitled ``A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military 
and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths 
After Injury.'' The Subcommittee received testimony from Jorie 
Klein, BSN, RN, Director, Rees-Jones Trauma Center at Parkland; 
David Marcozzi, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of 
Maryland; C. William Schwab, Professor of Surgery, Penn 
Presbyterian Medical Center; Craig Manifold, Committee Chair, 
American College of Emergency Physicians; and Brent Myers, 
President-Elect, National Association of EMS Physicians.

  An Examination of Federal Mental Health Parity Laws and Regulations

    On September 9, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``An Examination of Federal Mental Health 
Parity Laws and Regulations.'' The purpose of the hearing was 
to examine Federal laws and policies related to mental health 
and substance abuse disorder parity laws. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Michael A. Trangle, Senior Medical 
Director, Behavioral Health Division, HealthPartners Medical 
Group; Pamela Greenberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, 
Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness; and Matt Selig, 
Executive Director, Health Law Advocates, Inc.

      Waste and Duplication in the USDA Catfish Inspection Program

    On December 7, 2016, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Waste and Duplication in the USDA Catfish 
Inspection Program.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine 
the catfish inspection program at the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture. The Subcommittee received testimony from William 
Jones, Deputy Director, Office of Food Safety, Food and Drug 
Administration; Steve Morris, Acting Director, Natural 
Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office; 
Kim Gorton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Slade Gorton 
& Co., Inc.; Bart Farrell, Director of Food and Beverage, 
Clyde's Restaurant Group; Justin Conrad, Chief Executive 
Officer, Bay Hill Seafood, President, Libby Hill Seafood; and 
Steve Otwell, Seafood Safety and Technology Emeritus, UF Food 
and Science and Human Nutrition, Aquatic Food Products Lab, 
University of Florida.

                              HEARINGS HELD
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    Serial No.             Hearing Title             Hearing Date(s)
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114-2............  A Permanent Solution to the   January 21, 2015,
                    SGR: The Time Is Now.        January 22, 2015
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-5............  Examining Public Health       January 27, 2015
                    Legislation to Help
                    Patients and Local
                    Communities. (Subcommittee
                    on Health).
114-9............  Examining ICD-10              February 11, 2015
                    Implementation.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-13...........  Examining the FY 2016 HHS     February 26, 2015
                    Budget. (Subcommittee on
                    Health).
114-25...........  Examining the 340B Drug       March 24, 2015
                    Pricing Program.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-31...........  Medicare Post Acute Care      April 16, 2015
                    Delivery and Options to
                    Improve It. (Subcommittee
                    on Health).
114-35...........  Legislative Hearing on 21st   April 30, 2015
                    Century Cures.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-39...........  Examining Microbeads in       May 1, 2015
                    Cosmetic Products.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-51...........  Examining H.R. 2017, the      June 4, 2015
                    Common Sense Nutrition
                    Disclosure Act of 2015.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-52...........  Examining H.R. 1786, James    June 11, 2015
                    Zadroga 9/11 Health and
                    Compensation
                    Reauthorization Act.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-55...........  Examining H.R. 2646, the      June 16, 2015
                    Helping Families in Mental
                    Health Crisis Act.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-58...........  A National Framework for the  June 18, 2015
                    Review and Labeling of
                    Biotechnology in Food.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-59...........  Examining the                 June 24, 2015
                    Administration's Approval
                    of Medicaid Demonstration
                    Projects. (Subcommittee on
                    Health).
114-61...........  Examining Public Health       June 25, 2015
                    Legislation: H.R. 2820,
                    H.R. 1344, and H.R. 1462.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-63...........  Medicaid at 50:               July 8, 2015
                    Strengthening and
                    Sustaining the Program.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-72...........  Protecting Affordable         September 9, 2015
                    Coverage for Employees.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-74...........  Strengthening Medicaid        September 11, 2015
                    Program Integrity and
                    Closing Loopholes.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-75...........  Protecting Infants: Ending    September 17, 2015
                    Taxpayer Funding for
                    Abortion Providers Who
                    Violate the Law.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-76...........  Improving the Medicaid        September 18, 2015
                    Program for Beneficiaries.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-81...........  Examining Potential Ways to   October 1, 2015
                    Improve the Medicare
                    Program (Subcommittee on
                    Health).
114-86...........  Examining Legislative         October 8, 2015,
                    Proposals to Combat our      October 20, 2015
                    Nation's Drug Abuse Crisis.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-88...........  Examining the Medicare Part   October 21, 2015
                    D Medication Therapy
                    Management Program.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-91...........  Reviewing the Accuracy of     October 23, 2015
                    Medicaid and Exchange
                    Eligibility Determinations.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-98...........  Examining Legislation to      November 3, 2015
                    Improve Medicare and
                    Medicaid. (Subcommittee on
                    Health).
114-100..........  Examining the Regulation of   November 17, 2015
                    Diagnostic Tests and
                    Laboratory Operations.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-108..........  Examining Legislation to      December 9, 2015
                    Improve Health Care and
                    Treatment. (Subcommittee on
                    Health).
114-114..........  Examining Implementation of   February 4, 2016
                    the Biologics Price
                    Competition and Innovation
                    Act. (Subcommittee on
                    Health).
114-115..........  Examining Medicaid and        February 10, 2016
                    CHIP's Federal Medical
                    Assistance. (Subcommittee
                    on Health).
114-118..........  The Fiscal Year 2017 HHS      February 24, 2016
                    Budget. (Subcommittee on
                    Health).
114-122..........  Examining the Financing and   March 1, 2016
                    Delivery of Long-Term Care
                    in the U.S. (Subcommittee
                    on Health).
114-127..........  Medicare Access and CHIP      March 17, 2016
                    Reauthorization Act of
                    2015: Examining
                    Implementation of Medicare
                    Payment Reforms.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-131..........  Flint Water Crisis: Impacts   April 13, 2016
                    and Lessons Learned.
                    (Subcommittee on
                    Environment and the Economy
                    and Subcommittee on Health).
114-137..........  Medicare Access and CHIP      April 19, 2016
                    Reauthorization Act of
                    2015: Examining Physician
                    Efforts to Prepare for
                    Medicare Payment Reforms.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-143..........  Health Care Solutions:        May 11, 2016
                    Increasing Patient Choice
                    and Plan Innovation.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-146..........  The Obama Administration's    May 17, 2016
                    Medicare Drug Experiment:
                    The Patient and Doctor
                    Perspective. (Subcommittee
                    on Health).
114-147..........  Examining H.R. 3299,          May 19, 2016
                    Strengthening Public Health
                    Response Act. (Subcommittee
                    on Health).
114-150..........  Examining Cybersecurity       May 25, 2016
                    Responsibilities at HHS.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-151..........  Advancing Patient Solutions   June 10, 2016
                    for Lower Costs and Better
                    Care. (Subcommittee on
                    Health).
114-158..........  Examining the Advancing Care  July 7, 2016
                    for Exceptional Kids Act.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-160..........  Strengthening our National    July 12, 2016
                    Trauma System.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-165..........  Examining Legislation to      September 8, 2016
                    Improve Public Health.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-167..........  An Examination of Federal     September 9, 2016
                    Mental Health Parity Laws
                    and Regulations.
                    (Subcommittee on Health).
114-168..........  The Affordable Care Act on    September 14, 2016
                    Shaky Ground: Outlook and
                    Oversight. (Subcommittee on
                    Health and Subcommittee on
                    Oversight and
                    Investigations).
114-176..........  Examining the United States   November 30, 2016
                    Preventive Services Task
                    Force. (Subcommittee on
                    Health).
114-178..........  Waste and Duplication in the  December 7, 2016
                    USDA Catfish Inspection
                    Program. (Subcommittee on
                    Health).
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              Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

                             (Ratio 14-10)

TIM MURPHY, Pennsylvania, Chairman

DIANA DeGETTE, Colorado,             DAVID McKINLEY, West Virginia,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois       MICHAEL C. BURGESS, Texas
KATHY CASTOR, Florida                MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee
PAUL TONKO, New York                 H. MORGAN GRIFFITH, Virginia
JOHN A. YARMUTH, Kentucky            LARRY BUCSHON, Indiana
YVETTE D. CLARKE, New York           BILL FLORES, Texas
JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, Massachusetts     SUSAN W. BROOKS, Indiana
GENE GREEN, Texas                    MARKWAYNE MULLIN, Oklahoma
PETER WELCH, Vermont                 RICHARD HUDSON, North Carolina
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       CHRIS COLLINS, New York
  (Ex Officio)                       KEVIN CRAMER, North Dakota
                                     JOE BARTON, Texas
                                     FRED UPTON, Michigan
                                       (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.

                ACTIVITIES PERTAINING TO HEALTH MATTERS


    Examining the U.S. Public Health Response to Seasonal Influenza

    On February 3, 2015, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examining the U.S. 
Public Health Response to Seasonal Influenza.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine the role of U.S. public health 
agencies in protecting the U.S. population from the spread of 
seasonal influenza. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Anne Schuchat, Director, National Center for Immunization and 
Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention; Karen Midthun, Director, Center for Biologics 
Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; 
Robin Robinson, Director, Biomedical Advanced Research and 
Development Authority, Office of the Assistant Secretary for 
Preparedness and Response; and Anthony Fauci, Director, 
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National 
Institutes of Health.

   Federal Efforts on Mental Health: Why Greater Leadership Is Needed

    On February 11, 2015, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Federal Efforts on 
Mental Health: Why Greater Leadership is Needed.'' The purpose 
of the hearing was to examine the findings in the U.S. 
Government Accountability Office's report entitled ``Mental 
Health: HHS Leadership Needed to Coordinate Federal Efforts 
Related to Serious Mental Illness.'' The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Linda T. Kohn, Director, Health Care, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office; and Richard G. Frank, 
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of 
Health and Human Services, accompanied by Pamela S. Hyde, 
Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration.

 Examining the Growing Problems of Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse: 
                      State and Local Perspectives

    On March 26, 2015, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examining the Growing 
Problems of Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse: State and Local 
Perspectives.'' The purpose of the hearing was to identify the 
successes states and local communities have had in addressing 
prescription drug and heroin abuse that could be applied at the 
national level and to review the effectiveness of Federal 
programs aimed at reducing prescription drug and heroin 
overdoses. The Subcommittee received testimony from Fred Wells 
Brason II, Executive Director, Project Lazarus; Sarah T. 
Melton, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Gatton 
College of Pharmacy, East Tennessee State University, Chair of 
the Board of Directors, OneCare of Southwest Virginia; Stefan R 
Maxwell, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, WVU School of 
Medicine, MEDNAX Medical Group, Medical Director, NICU, Women 
and Children's Hospital; Rachelle Gardner, Chief Operating 
Officer, Hope Academy; Michael Griffin, Narcotics Unit 
Supervisor--K9 Handler, Special Investigations Division, Tulsa 
Police Department; Caleb Banta-Green, Senior Research 
Scientist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of 
Washington; and Victor Fitz, Prosecutor, Cass County, Michigan, 
President, Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan.

    Combatting the Opioid Abuse Epidemic: Professional and Academic 
                              Perspectives

    On April 23, 2015, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Combatting the Opioid 
Abuse Epidemic: Professional and Academic Perspectives.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to hear from professionals and 
academic experts on opioid abuse. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Robert L. DuPont, President, Institute For 
Behavior and Health; Marvin D. Seppala, Chief Medical Officer, 
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation; Laurence M. Westreich, 
President, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry; Anna 
Lembke, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral 
Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center, Psychiatry 
Department; Adam Bisaga, Columbia University Medical Center, 
NYS Psychiatric Institute; and Patrice Harris, American Medical 
Association.

    What Is the Federal Government Doing To Combat the Opioid Abuse 
                               Epidemic?

    On May 1, 2015, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``What is the Federal 
Government Doing to Combat the Opioid Abuse Epidemic?'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to hear from Federal agencies 
regarding their efforts to combat the opioid abuse epidemic. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from Michael Botticelli, 
Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy; Richard G. 
Frank, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 
Department of Health and Human Services; Nora D. Volkow, 
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes 
of Health; Douglas Throckmorton, Deputy Director, Center for 
Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug 
Administration; Debra Houry, Director, National Center for 
Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention; Pamela S. Hyde, Administrator, Substance Abuse and 
Mental Health Services Administration; and Patrick Conway, 
Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and CMS Chief 
Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

    What Are the State Governments Doing To Combat the Opioid Abuse 
                               Epidemic?

    On May 21, 2015, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``What Are the State 
Governments Doing to Combat the Opioid Abuse Epidemic?'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to hear from state health officials 
regarding their ongoing efforts to combat opioid abuse. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Jerome Adams, Health 
Commissioner, Indiana State Department of Health; Monica 
Bharel, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public 
Health; Mark Stringer, Director, Division of Behavioral Health, 
Missouri Department of Mental Health; and Larry Wolk, Executive 
Director and Chief Medical Officer, Colorado Department of 
Public Health and Environment.

   Medicaid Program Integrity: Screening Out Errors, Fraud, and Abuse

    On June 2, 2015, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Medicaid Program 
Integrity: Screening Out Errors, Fraud, and Abuse.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine the findings of the U.S. 
Government Accountability Office's report entitled ``Medicaid: 
Additional Actions Needed to Help Improve Provider and 
Beneficiary Fraud Controls.'' The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Seto J. Bagdoyan, Director, Audit Services, 
Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office; and Shantanu Agrawal, Deputy 
Administrator and Director, Center for Program Integrity, 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of 
Health and Human Services.

    Medicare Part D: Measures Needed To Strengthen Program Integrity

    On July 14, 2015, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Medicare Part D: 
Measures Needed to Strengthen Program Integrity.'' The purpose 
of the hearing was to examine the findings of Department of 
Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General reports 
entitled ``Ensuring the Integrity of Medicare Part D'' and 
``Questionable Billing and Geographic Hotspots Point to 
Potential Fraud and Abuse in Medicare Part D.'' The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Ann Maxwell, Assistant 
Inspector General, Evaluation and Inspections, Office of 
Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services; and 
Shantanu Agrawal, Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for 
Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 
Department of Health and Human Services.

 Continuing Concerns With the Federal Select Agent Program: Department 
                  of Defense Shipments of Live Anthrax

    On July 28, 2015, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Continuing Concerns 
with the Federal Select Agent Program: Department of Defense 
Shipments of Live Anthrax.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine the Federal Select Agent Program. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from D. Christian Hassell, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense, 
Department of Defense; Dan Sosin, Deputy Director, Office of 
Public Health Preparedness and Response, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention; Gregory Demske, Counsel to the 
Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, Department of 
Health and Human Services; and Marcia Crosse, Director, 
Healthcare, U.S. Government Accountability Office.

  An Overdue Checkup: Examining the ACA's State Insurance Marketplaces

    On September 29, 2015, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``An Overdue Checkup: 
Examining the ACA's State Insurance Marketplaces.'' The purpose 
of the hearing was to examine the challenges state exchanges 
face and how Federal grant dollars have been spent. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Peter V. Lee, Executive 
Director, Covered California, State of California; Jim 
Wadleigh, Jr., CEO, Access Health CT, State of Connecticut; 
Jeff M. Kissel, Executive Director, Hawaii Health Connector, 
State of Hawaii; Louis Gutierrez, Executive Director, 
Massachusetts Health Connector, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; 
Allison O'Toole, Interim Chief Executive Officer, MNsure, State 
of Minnesota; and Patrick Allen, Director, Department of 
Consumer and Business Services, State of Oregon.

   Examining the Costly Failures of Obamacare's CO-OP Insurance Loans

    On November 5, 2015, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examining the Costly 
Failures of Obamacare's CO-OP Insurance Loans.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine the implementation of the Consumer 
Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) established by the Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Ben Sasse, United States Senator (Nebraska); 
Julie McPeak, Insurance Commissioner, State of Tennessee; James 
Donelon, Insurance Commissioner, State of Louisiana; Peter 
Beilenson, Board of Directors, National Alliance of State 
Health CO-OPs; John Morrison, Vice Chair, Montana Health CO-OP; 
Mandy Cohen, Chief of Staff, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 
Services; and Gloria L. Jarmon, Deputy Inspector General for 
Audit Services, Office of Inspector General, Department of 
Health and Human Services.

    U.S. Public Health Preparedness for Seasonal Influenza: Has the 
                           Response Improved?

    On November 19, 2015, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``U.S. Public Health 
Preparedness for Seasonal Influenza: Has the Response 
Improved?'' The purpose of the hearing was to better understand 
the challenges in flu vaccine development and review 
recommended actions to improve seasonal influenza preparedness. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from Anne Schuchat, 
Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention; Karen Midthun, Director, Center for Biologics 
Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; 
Robin Robinson, Director, Biomedical Advanced Research and 
Development Authority, Office of the Assistant Secretary for 
Preparedness and Response; and Carole Heilman, Director, 
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Division 
of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of 
Health.

    An Overdue Checkup Part II: Examining the ACA's State Insurance 
                              Marketplaces

    On December 8, 2015, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``An Overdue Checkup 
Part II: Examining the ACA's State Insurance Marketplaces.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to examine the challenges state 
exchanges are facing and to examine how Federal grant dollars 
have been spent. The Subcommittee received testimony from Andy 
Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and 
Medicaid Services.

    Outbreaks, Attacks, and Accidents: Combatting Biological Threats

    On February 12, 2016, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Outbreaks, Attacks, 
and Accidents: Combatting Biological Threats.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to learn about the threat of biological attacks 
against the United States and our preparedness for such an 
event. The Subcommittee received testimony from Donna Shalala, 
Panel Member, Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense; James 
Greenwood, Panel Member, Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense; 
Tara O'Toole, Senior Fellow and Executive Vice President, In-Q-
Tel; and Gerald Parker, Associate Vice President, Public Health 
Preparedness and Response, Center for Innovation in Advanced 
Development and Manufacturing, Texas A&M; University.

      Examining the U.S. Public Health Response to the Zika Virus

    On March 2, 2016, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examining the U.S. 
Public Health Response to the Zika Virus.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to learn about the spread of the Zika virus and the 
public health response. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and 
Response, Department of Health and Human Services; Thomas 
Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 
Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and 
Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health; Luciana 
Borio, Acting Chief Scientist, U.S. Food and Drug 
Administration; Timothy Persons, Chief Scientist, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office; Peter Hotez, Dean, National 
School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 
President, Sabin Vaccine Institute, and Texas Children's 
Hospital Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics; Lawrence O. 
Gostin, Linda D. and Timothy J. O'Neill Professor of Global 
Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center; Joseph Conlon, 
Technical Advisor, American Mosquito Control Association; and 
Jeanne Sheffield, Director, Division of Maternal-Fetal 
Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

    Unlawful Reinsurance Payments: CMS Diverting $3.5 Billion From 
                  Taxpayers to Pay Insurance Companies

    On April 15, 2016, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Unlawful Reinsurance 
Payments: CMS Diverting $3.5 Billion from Taxpayers to Pay 
Insurance Companies.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine why the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 
diverted funds intended for the U.S. Treasury to insurance 
companies as reinsurance payments. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for 
Medicare and Medicaid Services.

 How Secure Are U.S. Bioresearch Labs? Preventing the Next Safety Lapse

    On April 20, 2016, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``How Secure are U.S. 
Bioresearch Labs? Preventing the Next Safety Lapse.'' The 
purpose of this hearing was to examine the conclusions of a 
U.S. Government Accountability Office report on high 
containment laboratories. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from John Neumann, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, 
U.S. Government Accountability Office; Lawrence A. Tabak, 
Principal Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health; Steve 
Monroe, Associate Director for Laboratory Science and Safety, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Segaran Pillai, 
Director, Office of Laboratory Science and Safety, Office of 
Commissioner, Office of Chief Scientist, U.S. Food and Drug 
Administration; and Brian C. Lein, Commanding General, U.S. 
Army Medical Research and Material Command and Fort Detrick and 
Deputy for Medical Systems to the Assistant Secretary of the 
Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, Department of 
the Army, Department of Defense.

    Concussions in Youth Sports: Evaluating Prevention and Research

    On May 13, 2016, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Concussions in Youth 
Sports: Evaluating Prevention and Research.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine issues related to research and 
prevention of concussions in youth sports. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Kelli Jantz, the mother of Jake 
Snakenberg and Concussion Advocate; Karen Zegel, the mother of 
Patrick Risha and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy advocate; 
Eugene F. (Buddy) Teevens III, Head Football Coach, Dartmouth; 
Andrew Gregory, Member, Medical Advisory Committee, USA 
Football; Associate Professor, Orthopedics, Neurology, and 
Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Kevin 
Margarucci, Manager, Player Safety, USA Hockey; Steve 
Stenersen, President and CEO, US Lacrosse; Terry O'Neil, 
Founder, Practice Like Pros; Dawn Comstock, Associate 
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of 
Public Health; and Thomas Talavage, Professor, School of 
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Weldon School of 
Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University.

 Medicare and Medicaid Program Integrity: Combatting Improper Payments 
                        and Ineligible Providers

    On May 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Medicare and Medicaid 
Program Integrity: Combatting Improper Payments and Ineligible 
Providers.'' The purpose of the hearing was to explore the 
integrity of Medicare and Medicaid programs. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Ann Maxwell, Assistant Inspector 
General, Office of Evaluation and Inspections, Office of 
Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services; 
Seto J. Bagdoyan, Director, Audit Services, Forensic Audits and 
Investigative Service, U.S. Government Accountability Office; 
and Shantanu Agrawal, Deputy Administrator and Director, Center 
for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 
Services, Department of Health and Human Services.

   Combatting Superbugs: U.S. Public Health Responses to Antibiotic 
                               Resistance

    On June 14, 2016, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Combatting Superbugs: 
U.S. Public Health Responses to Antibiotic Resistance.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to hear testimony from U.S. public 
health officials on the status of and response to antibiotic-
resistant bacteria. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Beth Bell, Director, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic 
Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control; Janet 
Woodcock, Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and 
Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Richard Hatchett, 
Acting Director, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development 
Authority; and Dennis Dixon, Division of Microbiology and 
Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and 
Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

    The ACA'S Cost Sharing Reduction Program: Ramifications of the 
 Administration's Decision on the Source of Funding for the CSR Program

    On July 8, 2016, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``The ACA's Cost Sharing 
Reduction Program: Ramifications of the Administration's 
Decision on the Source of Funding for the CSR Program.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine the Administration's 
decisions to fund the cost sharing reduction program in the 
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from the permanent 
appropriation for tax refunds and credits. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Doug Badger, Senior Fellow, Galen 
Institute; Tom Miller, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise 
Institute; Morton Rosenberg, Legislative Consultant; and Simon 
Lazarus, Senior Counsel, The Constitutional Accountability 
Center.

                 ACTIVITIES PERTAINING TO CYBER ISSUES


 Understanding the Cyber Threat and Implications for the 21st Century 
                                Economy

    On March 3, 2015, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Understanding the 
Cyber Threat and Implications for the 21st Century Economy.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to provide an overview of 
cybersecurity, history, evolution, and future threats. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Herbert Lin, Senior 
Research Scholar, Center for International Security and 
Cooperation, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford 
University; Richard Bejtlich, Chief Security Strategist, 
FireEye, Incorporated; and Gregory Shannon, Chief Scientist, 
CERT Program, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon 
University.

 Deciphering the Debate Over Encryption: Industry and Law Enforcement 
                              Perspectives

    On April 19, 2016, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Deciphering the Debate 
Over Encryption: Industry and Law Enforcement Perspectives.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to examine the benefits of 
strong encryption and challenges for law enforcement and 
intelligence communities. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Amy Hess, Executive Assistant Director for Science and 
Technology, Federal Bureau of Investigations; Thomas Galati, 
Chief, Intelligence Bureau, New York Police Department; Ron 
Hickman, Sheriff, Harris County Sheriff's Office, on behalf of 
the National Sheriff's Association; Charles Cohen, Commander, 
Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force; Bruce 
Sewell, General Counsel, Apple, Inc.; Amit Yoran, President, 
RSA Security LLC; Daniel Weitzner, Director and Principal 
Research Scientist, Computer Science and Artificial 
Intelligence Laboratory Decentralized Information Group, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Matthew Blaze, 
Associate Professor, Computer and Information Science, School 
of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania.

               ACTIVITIES RELATING TO THE ENERGY MATTERS


  Oversight Failures Behind the Radiological Incident at DOE's Waste 
                         Isolation Pilot Plant

    On June 12, 2015, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Oversight Failures 
Behind the Radiological Incident at DOE's Waste Isolation Pilot 
Plant.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine the Federal 
oversight failures that contributed to a radiological incident 
in 2014 that shut down the Department of Energy's Waste 
Isolation Pilot Plant. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Madelyn R. Creedon, Principal Deputy Administrator, National 
Nuclear Security Administration; Mark Whitney, Acting Assistant 
Secretary for Environmental Management, Department of Energy, 
accompanied by Theodore A. Wyka, Chairperson, Accident 
Investigation Board and Chief Nuclear Safety Officer, 
Environmental Management; and Allison B. Bawden, Acting 
Director, Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office.

 DOE for the 21st Century: Science, Environment, and National Security 
                                Missions

    On February 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``DOE for the 21st 
Century: Science, Environment, and National Security 
Missions.'' The purpose of the hearing was to discuss two 
advisory panels' reports on findings and recommendations 
concerning the governance, management, and accountability 
necessary for Department of Energy to perform its national 
security mission. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Norman R. Augustine, Co-Chairman, Congressional Advisory Panel 
on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise; Richard 
W. Mies, Co-Chairman, Congressional Advisory Panel on the 
Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise; Jared L. Cohon, 
Co-Chairman, Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the 
National Energy Laboratories; and TJ Glauthier, Co-Chairman, 
Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy 
Laboratories.

              ACTIVITIES PERTAINING TO ENVIRONMENT ISSUES


     Volkswagen's Emissions Cheating Allegations: Initial Questions

    On October 8, 2015, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Volkswagen's Emissions 
Cheating Allegations: Initial Questions.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine the available facts, initial compliance, 
and consumer issues stemming from Volkswagen AG's reported use 
of engine software that would reduce the effectiveness of 
emissions control systems in certain passenger vehicles in the 
United States. The Subcommittee received testimony from Michael 
Horn, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America; 
Christopher Grundler, Director, Office of Transportation and 
Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation; and Phillip Brooks, 
Director, Air Enforcement Division, Office of Enforcement and 
Compliance Assurance, Environmental Protection Agency.

     Volkswagen's Emissions Cheating Allegations: Initial Questions

    On October 6, 2016, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Volkswagen's Emissions 
Cheating Allegations: Questions Concerning ZEV Program 
Implementation.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine 
questions concerning EPA's role in the implementation of the 
two supplemental agreements appended to the partial consent 
decree--one to facilitate investments in infrastructure for 
Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs), and one to fund projects to 
mitigate emissions of nitrous oxides. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Cynthia Giles, Assistant Administrator, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, and Janet McCabe, 
Acting Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, 
Environmental Protection Agency.

                              HEARINGS HELD
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     Serial No.             Hearing Title             Hearing Date(s)
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114-6..............  Examining the U.S. Public    February 3, 2015
                      Health Response to
                      Seasonal Influenza.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-8..............  Federal Efforts on Mental    February 11, 2015
                      Health: Why Greater HHS
                      Leadership is Needed.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-17.............  Understanding the Cyber      March 3, 2015
                      Threat and Implications
                      for the 21st Century
                      Economy. (Subcommittee on
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-27.............  Examining the Growing        March 26, 2015
                      Problems of Prescription
                      Drug and Heroin Abuse:
                      State and Local
                      Perspectives.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-34.............  Combatting the Opioid Abuse  April 23, 2015
                      Epidemic: Professional and
                      Academic Perspectives.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-38.............  What is the Federal          May 1, 2015
                      Government Doing to Combat
                      the Opioid Abuse Epidemic?
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-46.............  What are the State           May 21, 2015
                      Governments Doing to
                      Combat the Opioid Abuse
                      Epidemic? (Subcommittee on
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-48.............  Medicaid Program Integrity:  June 2 , 2015
                      Screening Out Errors,
                      Fraud, and Abuse.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-54.............  Oversight Failures Behind    June 12, 2015
                      the Radiological Incident
                      at DOE's Waste Isolation
                      Pilot Plant. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-66.............  Medicare Part D: Measures    July 14, 2015
                      Needed to Strengthen
                      Program Integrity.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-69.............  Continuing Concerns with     July 28, 2015
                      the Federal Select Agent
                      Program: Department of
                      Defense Shipments of Live
                      Anthrax. (Subcommittee on
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-79.............  An Overdue Checkup:          September 29, 2015
                      Examining the ACA's State
                      Insurance Marketplaces.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-85.............  Volkswagen Emissions         October 8, 2015
                      Cheating Allegations:
                      Initial Questions.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-99.............  Examining the Costly         November 5, 2015
                      Failures of Obamacare's CO-
                      OP Insurance Loans.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-102............  U.S. Public Health           November 19, 2015
                      Preparedness for Seasonal
                      Influenza: Has the
                      Response Improved?
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-107............  An Overdue Checkup Part II:  December 8, 2015
                      Examining the ACA's State
                      Insurance Marketplaces.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-117............  Outbreaks, Attacks, and      February 12, 2016
                      Accidents: Combatting
                      Biological Threats.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-119............  DOE for the 21st Century:    February 24, 2016
                      Science, Environment, and
                      National Security
                      Missions. (Subcommittee
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-124............  Examining the U.S. Public    March 2, 2016
                      Health Response to the
                      Zika Virus. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-135............  Unlawful Reinsurance         April 15, 2016
                      Payments: CMS Diverting
                      $3.5 Billion from
                      Taxpayers to Pay Insurance
                      Companies. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-136............  Deciphering the Debate Over  April 19, 2016
                      Encryption: Industry and
                      Law Enforcement
                      Perspectives.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-139............  How Secure are U.S.          April 20, 2016
                      Bioresearch Labs?
                      Preventing the Next Safety
                      Lapse. (Subcommittee on
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-145............  Concussions in Youth         May 13, 2016
                      Sports: Evaluating
                      Prevention and Research.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-149............  Medicare and Medicaid        May 24, 2016
                      Program Integrity:
                      Combatting Improper
                      Payments and Ineligible
                      Providers. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-153............  Combatting Superbugs: U.S.   June 14, 2016
                      Public Health Responses to
                      Antibiotic Resistance.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-159............  The ACA's Cost Sharing       July 8, 2016
                      Reduction Program--
                      Ramifications of the
                      Administration's Decision
                      on the Source of Funding
                      for the CSR Program.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-168............  The Affordable Care Act on   September 14, 2016
                      Shaky Ground: Outlook and
                      Oversight. (Subcommittee
                      on Health and Subcommittee
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-173............  Bioresearch Labs and         September 27, 2016
                      Inactivation of Dangerous
                      Pathogens. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-177............  Volkswagen's Emissions       December 6, 2016
                      Cheating Settlement:
                      Questions Concerning ZEV
                      Program Implementation.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
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Oversight Plan for the Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of 
                    Representatives, 114th Congress

    During the 114th 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

    One year after the opening of the State and Federal 
exchanges, the Committee in the 114th Congress will continue to 
examine issues related to the Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) 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 operation of the State and 
Federal health insurance exchanges, and oversight of these 
exchanges by the Federal government. The Committee will also 
continue to examine the law's effects on individuals as well as 
the regulations and requirements imposed on both small and 
large businesses, including reporting requirements.
    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 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, including the provision of subsidies 
and cost-sharing reductions.

               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 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, including those 
posed by illegal drug supply chains and economically-motivated 
adulteration. The Committee will examine whether FDA's 
reorganization efforts are improving the effectiveness of 
product reviews, or worsening delays and inefficiency in 
decision-making. The Committee will review FDA's efforts to 
improve and modernize import-safety screening, and the 
management of its foreign inspection program.

                             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 and the United States' response to the Ebola 
epidemic and other emerging infectious disease threats from 
abroad. The Committee will evaluate the Federal response to 
Ebola and other public health emergencies to better understand 
the operation and efficacy of key public health programs and to 
address broader concerns about national all-hazards 
preparedness and response capacity. Further, the Committee will 
monitor related spending to ensure the appropriate and 
efficient use of Federal tax dollars.

                     ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT ISSUES

                         NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY

    During the 114th Congress, the Committee will examine 
issues relating to national energy policy, including U.S. 
policies that relate to the exploration, production, 
distribution, and consumption of electricity, oil and natural 
gas, coal, hydroelectric power, nuclear power, and renewable 
energy. The Committee will examine the impact of government 
policies and programs on the efficient exploration, production, 
storage, supply, marketing, pricing, and regulation of domestic 
energy resources, including issues relating to the nation's 
energy infrastructure. The Committee will 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. It will also 
continue to examine the activities of the DOE and FERC with 
respect to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations 
affecting the electricity sector, including regulatory 
requirements that may impact consumer prices and reliability of 
the electricity grid.

  MANAGEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ITS NATIONAL LABORATORIES

    The Committee will continue to oversee the governance, 
management, and operations issues at DOE, including oversight, 
management, and operations of the National Nuclear Security 
Administration (NNSA) and the national laboratories. The 
Committee's oversight work will include 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 continue to examine the actions of DOE 
and the NRC in connection with obligations of these agencies 
under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, including licensing 
activities for the Yucca Mountain repository.

                   DOE ENERGY GRANT AND LOAN PROGRAMS

    The Committee will continue to review management and 
implementation of clean energy and advanced technology grant 
and loan programs authorized under the Energy Policy Act of 
2005 and other statutes; the development of new technologies, 
products, and businesses including clean energy, advanced coal, 
nuclear, and other technologies; and the impact of DOE grant, 
cost-sharing, and loan spending on the domestic supply, 
manufacture and commercial deployment of clean and advanced 
energy products and other technologies.

                   THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

    The Committee will continue to 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 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, industrial, 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 EPA's 
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. The 
Committee will also continue to review EPA's implementation of 
the Renewable Fuel Standard.

                             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 DOE, 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 continue 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 and the use of chemical risk 
analysis in environmental assessment programs and the Toxic 
Substances Control Act. In addition, the Committee will review 
the government's activities in hydraulic fracturing research 
and regulation.

                  COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY ISSUES

        A MODERN COMMUNICATIONS FRAMEWORK FOR THE INNOVATION AGE

    The Committee will continue to 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 to ensure its citizen enjoy cutting edge 
services and the economic benefits they bring.

                   FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

    During the 114th 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 ensure compliance with 
existing processes, improve FCC procedures, and promote 
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 was 
intended to make more spectrum available for mobile broadband 
services, as well as raise billions in spectrum auction 
proceeds to help build a nationwide, interoperable public 
safety broadband network, fund other Committee priorities, and 
reduce the deficit.

                       AVAILABILITY OF BROADBAND

    The Committee will investigate whether regulatory policies 
are helping or hindering broadband deployment. For example, the 
Committee will conduct oversight of the $9 billion per year 
Universal Service Fund. In particular, the Committee will 
examine what procedures are in place to control waste, fraud, 
and abuse, whether the funds are appropriately targeted, and 
the impact of the funding on jobs and the economy.

                                INTERNET

    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 domestic regulation and 
international multilateral institutions.

                      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 
examine the progress being made by the First Responder Network 
Authority (FirstNet) in carrying out the mandates of the Middle 
Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. Specifically, 
the progress made in establishing FirstNet, in coordinating 
with State and local law enforcement, and in finding private 
sector partners to develop an interoperable public safety 
broadband network. 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 114th 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 
activities affect e-commerce.

                             MANUFACTURING

    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.

                                 TRADE

    The Committee will examine trade negotiations to ensure 
that foreign governments are not imposing non-tariff trade 
barriers, such as regulations or requirements, that harm U.S. 
businesses, their competitiveness and their ability to support 
jobs in the United States.

            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 Consumer 
Product Safety Commission and its implementation and 
enforcement of laws and regulations relating to the safety of 
consumer products, including the agency's implementation of 
Public Law 112-28 and determination of priorities to ensure 
that it is efficiently and effectively protecting consumers.

                    NHTSA MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS

    The Committee intends to continue oversight of the National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, including the 
effectiveness of agency's structure, regulations, research 
activities, investigations, and enforcement actions pertaining 
to motor vehicle safety. The committee will be particularly 
concerned with the way the Administration processes information 
and its ability to effectively oversee ever advancing safety 
technologies.

           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 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. In 
doing so, the Committee will explore current cybersecurity 
threats and strategies to address those threats. The Committee 
will also examine government initiatives to improve 
cybersecurity both in the public and private sectors.

                 BIOTERRORISM PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

    The Committee will continue its examination of the roles of 
HHS agencies in assisting the nation's detection, warning 
capability, and response to potential biological attacks. In 
addition, the Committee will evaluate the potential impact and 
preparedness of the nation's public health system. 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, especially 
as it relates to Project Bioshield.

         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. 
The Committee will continue its oversight into issues raised by 
the improper storage and handling of Federal select agents at 
CDC, NIH, and FDA labs. The Committee will also follow-up on 
ongoing efforts coordinated by the White House to improve 
oversight and management of Federal laboratories handling 
select agents.

            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 Public Law 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 114th 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 Government Accountability Office, and 
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 is to identify 
critical assets and assess their vulnerabilities and risks due 
to loss or natural disaster. During the 114th 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. The Committee will also examine the activities of 
the Department of Energy, FERC, and other Federal agencies 
related the physical and cyber security of the nation's energy 
infrastructure. Further, the Committee will examine the roles 
and responsibilities of the private sector, which owns and 
operates the bulk of the nation's critical infrastructure 
assets.

                           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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 Serial No.      Date Approved           Bill                Title
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114-10......  4/16/2015.........  H.R. 2............  Medicare Access
                                                       and CHIP
                                                       Reauthorization
                                                       Act of 2015.
114-11......  4/30/2015.........  S. 535............  Energy Efficiency
                                                       Improvement Act
                                                       of 2015.
114-21......  5/29/2015.........  H.R. 2353.........  Highway and
                                                       Transportation
                                                       Funding Act of
                                                       2015.
114-39......  7/30/2015.........  S. 971............  Medicare
                                                       Independence at
                                                       Home Medical
                                                       Practice
                                                       Demonstration
                                                       Improvement Act
                                                       of 2015.
114-40......  7/30/2015.........  S. 984............  Steve Gleason Act
                                                       of 2015.
114-41......  7/31/2015.........  H.R. 3236.........  Surface
                                                       Transportation
                                                       and Veterans
                                                       Health Care
                                                       Choice
                                                       Improvement Act
                                                       of 2015.
114-42......  8/6/2015..........  H.R. 876..........  NOTICE Act.
114-45......  8/7/2015..........  H.R. 212..........  To amend the Safe
                                                       Drinking Water
                                                       Act to provide
                                                       for the
                                                       assessment and
                                                       management of the
                                                       risk of algal
                                                       toxins in
                                                       drinking water,
                                                       and for other
                                                       purposes.
114-51......  9/24/2015.........  S. 1359...........  E-Warranty Act of
                                                       2015.
114-60......  10/7/2015.........  H.R. 1624.........  Protecting
                                                       Affordable
                                                       Coverage for
                                                       Employees Act.
114-63......  10/7/2015.........  S. 139............  Ensuring Access to
                                                       Clinical Trials
                                                       Act of 2015.
114-73......  10/29/2015........  H.R. 3819, H.R.     Surface
                                   3996.               Transportation
                                                       Extension Act of
                                                       2015.
114-74......  11/2/2015.........  H.R. 1314.........  Bipartisan Budget
                                                       Act of 2015.
114-85......  11/5/2015.........  S. 1362...........  A bill to amend
                                                       title XI of the
                                                       Social Security
                                                       Act to clarify
                                                       waiver authority
                                                       regarding
                                                       programs of all-
                                                       inclusive care
                                                       for the elderly.
114-87......  11/20/2015........  H.R. 3996, H.R.     Surface
                                   3819.               Transportation
                                                       Extension Act of
                                                       2015, Part II.
114-89......  11/25/2015........  H.R. 639..........  Improving
                                                       Regulatory
                                                       Transparency for
                                                       New Medical
                                                       Therapies Act.
114-91......  11/25/2015........  S. 799............  Protecting Our
                                                       Infants Act of
                                                       2015.
114-94......  12/04/2015........  H.R. 22...........  FAST Act.
114-97......  12/11/2015........  S. 599............  Improving Access
                                                       to Emergency
                                                       Psychiatric Care
                                                       Act.
114-98......  12/11/2015........  S. 611............  Grassroots Rural
                                                       and Small
                                                       Community Water
                                                       Systems
                                                       Assistance Act.
114-99......  12/11/2015........  S. 1170...........  Breast Cancer
                                                       Research Stamp
                                                       Reauthorization
                                                       Act of 2015.
114-104.....  12/18/2015........  H.R. 2820.........  Stem Cell
                                                       Therapeutic and
                                                       Research
                                                       Reauthorization
                                                       Act of 2015.
114-106.....  12/18/2015........  H.R. 3831.........  Securing Fairness
                                                       in Regulatory
                                                       Timing Act of
                                                       2015.
114-112.....  12/18/2015........  S. 1461, H.R. 3861  A bill to provide
                                                       for the extension
                                                       of the
                                                       enforcement
                                                       instruction on
                                                       supervision
                                                       requirements for
                                                       outpatient
                                                       therapeutic
                                                       services in
                                                       critical access
                                                       and small rural
                                                       hospitals through
                                                       2015.
114-113.....  12/18/2015........  H.R. 2029.........  Consolidated
                                                       Appropriations
                                                       Act of 2016.
114-114.....  12/28/2015........  H.R. 1321.........  Microbead-Free
                                                       Waters Act of
                                                       2015.
114-116.....  1/28/2016.........  S. 142............  Child Nicotine
                                                       Poisoning
                                                       Prevention Act of
                                                       2015.
114-145.....  4/19/2016.........  S. 483............  Ensuring Patient
                                                       Access and
                                                       Effective Drug
                                                       Enforcement Act
                                                       of 2016.
114-146.....  4/19/2016.........  S. 2512...........  Adding Zika Virus
                                                       to the FDA
                                                       Priority Review
                                                       Voucher Program
                                                       Act.
114-154.....  5/16/2016.........  S. 32.............  Transnational Drug
                                                       Trafficking Act
                                                       of 2015.
114-157.....  5/20/2016.........  H.R. 4238.........  To amend the
                                                       Department of
                                                       Energy
                                                       Organization Act
                                                       and the Local
                                                       Public Works
                                                       Capital
                                                       Development and
                                                       Investment Act of
                                                       1976 to modernize
                                                       terms relating to
                                                       minorities.
114-182.....  6/22/2016.........  H.R. 2576, H.R.     Frank R.
                                   4111.               Lautenberg
                                                       Chemical Safety
                                                       for the 21st
                                                       Century Act.
114-183.....  6/22/2016.........  S. 2276...........  PIPES Act of 2016.
114-198.....  7/22/2016.........  S. 524............  Comprehensive
                                                       Addiction and
                                                       Recovery Act of
                                                       2016.
114-221.....  9/23/2016.........  S. 1579...........  NATIVE Act.
114-229.....  9/30/2016.........  S. 1878...........  Advancing Hope Act
                                                       of 2016.
114-236.....  10/7/2016.........  H.R. 5578.........  Survivors' Bill of
                                                       Rights Act of
                                                       2016.
114-249.....  12/8/2016.........  H.R. 4665.........  Outdoor Recreation
                                                       Jobs and Economic
                                                       Impact Act of
                                                       2016.
114-274.....  12/14/2016........  S. 3183, H.R. 5104  BOTS Act of 2016.
114-255.....  12/13/2016........  H.R. 34, H.R. 6...  21st Century Cures
                                                       Act.
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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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114-6..............  Examining the U.S. Public    February 3, 2015
                      Health Response to
                      Seasonal Influenza.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-8..............  Federal Efforts on Mental    February 11, 2015
                      Health: Why Greater HHS
                      Leadership is Needed.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-9..............  Examining ICD-10             February 11, 2015
                      Implementation.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-10.............  The Fiscal Year 2016         February 11, 2015
                      Department of Energy
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy and Power).
114-11.............  The Fiscal Year 2016 EPA     February 25, 2015
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy and Subcommittee
                      on Energy and Power).
114-13.............  Examining the FY 2016 HHS    February 26, 2015
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
114-19.............  Reauthorization of the       March 4, 2015
                      Federal Communications
                      Commission: The FCC's FY
                      2016 Budget Request.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-24.............  FCC Reauthorization:         March 19, 2015
                      Oversight of the
                      Commission. (Subcommittee
                      on Communications and
                      Technology).
114-25.............  Examining the 340B Drug      March 24, 2015
                      Pricing Program.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-30.............  H.R. _, the TSCA             April 14, 2015
                      Modernization Act of 2015.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-37.............  FCC Reauthorization:         April 30, 2015
                      Improving Commission
                      Transparency.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-42.............  Update on the Current State  May 15, 2015
                      of Nuclear Waste
                      Management Policy.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-45.............  Oversight of the Consumer    May 19, 2015
                      Product Safety Commission.
                      (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-48.............  Medicaid Program Integrity:  June 2 , 2015
                      Screening Out Errors,
                      Fraud, and Abuse.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-54.............  Oversight Failures Behind    June 12, 2015
                      the Radiological Incident
                      at DOE's Waste Isolation
                      Pilot Plant. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-59.............  Examining the                June 24, 2015
                      Administration's Approval
                      of Medicaid Demonstration
                      Projects. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
114-63.............  Medicaid at 50:              July 8, 2015
                      Strengthening and
                      Sustaining the Program.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-66.............  Medicare Part D: Measures    July 14, 2015
                      Needed to Strengthen
                      Program Integrity.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-67.............  Oversight of Pipeline        July 14, 2015
                      Safety, Regulatory
                      Certainty, and Job
                      Creation Act of 2011 and
                      Related Issues.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power).
114-69.............  Continuing Concerns with     July 28, 2015
                      the Federal Select Agent
                      Program: Department of
                      Defense Shipments of Live
                      Anthrax. (Subcommittee on
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-70.............  Continued Oversight of the   July 28, 2015
                      Federal Communications
                      Commission. (Subcommittee
                      on Communications and
                      Technology).
114-71.............  Oversight of the Nuclear     September 9, 2015
                      Regulatory Commission.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy and Subcommittee
                      on Energy and Power).
114-73.............  Oversight of Federal         September 11, 2015
                      Facility Cleanup under      September 16, 2015
                      CERCLA. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-74.............  Strengthening Medicaid       September 11, 2015
                      Program Integrity and
                      Closing Loopholes.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-76.............  Improving the Medicaid       September 18, 2015
                      Program for Beneficiaries.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-79.............  An Overdue Checkup:          September 29, 2015
                      Examining the ACA's State
                      Insurance Marketplaces.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-81.............  Examining Potential Ways to  October 1, 2015
                      Improve the Medicare
                      Program (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
114-82.............  Transporting Nuclear         October 1, 2015
                      Materials: Design,
                      Logistics, and Shipment.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-84.............  Improving Federal Spectrum   October 7, 2015
                      Systems. (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-88.............  Examining the Medicare Part  October 21, 2015
                      D Medication Therapy
                      Management Program.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-91.............  Reviewing the Accuracy of    October 23, 2015
                      Medicaid and Exchange
                      Eligibility
                      Determinations.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-94.............  E-manifest: An Update on     October 27, 2015
                      Implementation.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-98.............  Examining Legislation to     November 3, 2015
                      Improve Medicare and
                      Medicaid. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
114-99.............  Examining the Costly         November 5, 2015
                      Failures of Obamacare's CO-
                      OP Insurance Loans.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-100............  Examining the Regulation of  November 17, 2015
                      Diagnostic Tests and
                      Laboratory Operations.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-101............  Oversight of the Federal     November 17, 2015
                      Communications Commission.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-102............  U.S. Public Health           November 19, 2015
                      Preparedness for Seasonal
                      Influenza: Has the
                      Response Improved?
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-104............  Oversight of the Federal     December 1, 2015
                      Energy Regulatory
                      Commission. (Subcommittee
                      on Energy and Power).
114-106............  The Nuclear Waste Fund:      December 3, 2015
                      Budgetary, Funding, and
                      Scoring Issues.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-107............  An Overdue Checkup Part II:  December 8, 2015
                      Examining the ACA's State
                      Insurance Marketplaces.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-112............  Status of the Public Safety  February 2, 2016
                      Broadband Network.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-114............  Examining Implementation of  February 4, 2016
                      the Biologics Price
                      Competition and Innovation
                      Act. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
114-115............  Examining Medicaid and       February 10, 2016
                      CHIP's Federal Medical
                      Assistance. (Subcommittee
                      on Health).
114-116............  Industry Perspectives on     February 10, 2016
                      the Consumer Product
                      Safety Commission.
                      (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-118............  The Fiscal Year 2017 HHS     February 24, 2016
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
114-119............  DOE for the 21st Century:    February 24, 2016
                      Science, Environment, and
                      National Security
                      Missions. (Subcommittee
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-123............  The Fiscal Year 2017 DOE     March 2, 2016
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy and Power).
114-124............  Examining the U.S. Public    March 2, 2016
                      Health Response to the
                      Zika Virus. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-127............  Medicare Access and CHIP     March 17, 2016
                      Reauthorization Act of
                      2015: Examining
                      Implementation of Medicare
                      Payment Reforms.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-129............  Oversight of the Federal     March 22, 2016
                      Communications Commission.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-130............  Fiscal Year 2017 EPA         March 22, 2016
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy and Subcommittee
                      on Energy and Power).
114-133............  NHTSA Oversight.             April 14, 2016
                      (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-135............  Unlawful Reinsurance         April 15, 2016
                      Payments: CMS Diverting
                      $3.5 Billion from
                      Taxpayers to Pay Insurance
                      Companies. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-137............  Medicare Access and CHIP     April 19, 2016
                      Reauthorization Act of
                      2015: Examining Physician
                      Efforts to Prepare for
                      Medicare Payment Reforms.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-138............  Fiscal Year 2017 Nuclear     April 20, 2016
                      Regulatory Commission
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy and Subcommittee
                      on Energy and Power).
114-139............  How Secure are U.S.          April 20, 2016
                      Bioresearch Labs?
                      Preventing the Next Safety
                      Lapse. (Subcommittee on
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-140............  EPA's Brownfields Program:   April 21, 2016
                      Empowering Cleanup and
                      Encouraging Economic
                      Redevelopment.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-146............  The Obama Administration's   May 17, 2016
                      Medicare Drug Experiment:
                      The Patient and Doctor
                      Perspective. (Subcommittee
                      on Health).
114-149............  Medicare and Medicaid        May 24, 2016
                      Program Integrity:
                      Combatting Improper
                      Payments and Ineligible
                      Providers. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-150............  Examining Cybersecurity      May 25, 2016
                      Responsibilities at HHS.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-153............  Combatting Superbugs: U.S.   June 14, 2016
                      Public Health Responses to
                      Antibiotic Resistance.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-154............  FCC Overreach: Examining     June 14, 2016
                      the Proposed Privacy
                      Rules. (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-155............  The Renewable Fuel           June 22, 2016
                      Standard--Implementation
                      Issues. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy and Power).
114-156............  A Review of EPA's            July 6, 2016
                      Regulatory Activity During
                      the Obama Administration:
                      Energy and Industrial
                      Sectors. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy and Power).
114-157............  Federal, State, and Local    July 7, 2016
                      Agreements and Economic
                      Benefits for Spent Nuclear
                      Fuel Disposal.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-159............  The ACA's Cost Sharing       July 8, 2016
                      Reduction Program--
                      Ramifications of the
                      Administration's Decision
                      on the Source of Funding
                      for the CSR Program.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-161............  Oversight of the Federal     July 12, 2016
                      Communications Commission.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-162............  Oversight of CERCLA          July 13, 2016
                      Implementation.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-167............  An Examination of Federal    September 9, 2016
                      Mental Health Parity Laws
                      and Regulations.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-168............  The Affordable Care Act on   September 14, 2016
                      Shaky Ground: Outlook and
                      Oversight. (Subcommittee
                      on Health and Subcommittee
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-170............  The Department of Energy's   September 15, 2016
                      Role in Advancing the
                      National, Economic, and
                      Energy Security of the
                      United States.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power).
114-171............  Midterm Review and Update    September 22, 2016
                      on the Corporate Average
                      Fuel Economy Program and
                      Greenhouse Gas Emissions
                      Standards For Motor
                      Vehicles. (Subcommittee on
                      Commerce, Manufacturing,
                      and Trade and Subcommittee
                      on Energy and Power).
114-173............  Bioresearch Labs and         September 27, 2016
                      Inactivation of Dangerous
                      Pathogens. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-176............  Examining the United States  November 30, 2016
                      Preventive Services Task
                      Force (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
114-178............  Waste and Duplication in     December 7, 2016
                      the USDA Catfish
                      Inspection Program
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
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     Serial No.             Hearing Title             Hearing Date(s)
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114-1..............  Protecting the Internet and  January 21, 2015
                      Consumers Through
                      Congressional Action.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-2..............  A Permanent Solution to the  January 21, 2015,
                      SGR: The Time Is Now.       January 22, 2015
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-3..............  EPA's 2014 Final Rule:       January 22, 2015
                      Disposal of Coal
                      Combustion Residuals from
                      Electric Utilities.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-4..............  What are the Elements of     January 27, 2015
                      Sound Data Breach
                      Legislation?(Subcommittee
                      on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-5..............  Examining Public Health      January 27, 2015
                      Legislation to Help
                      Patients and Local
                      Communities. (Subcommittee
                      on Health).
114-6..............  Examining the U.S. Public    February 3, 2015
                      Health Response to
                      Seasonal Influenza.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-7..............  H.R. 212, the Drinking       February 5, 2015
                      Water Protection Act.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-8..............  Federal Efforts on Mental    February 11, 2015
                      Health: Why Greater HHS
                      Leadership is Needed.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-9..............  Examining ICD-10             February 11, 2015
                      Implementation.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-10.............  The Fiscal Year 2016         February 11, 2015
                      Department of Energy
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy and Power).
114-11.............  The Fiscal Year 2016 EPA     February 25, 2015
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy and Subcommittee
                      on Energy and Power).
114-12.............  The Uncertain Future of the  February 25, 2015
                      Internet. (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-13.............  Examining the FY 2016 HHS    February 26, 2015
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
114-14.............  Update: Patent Demand        February 26, 2015
                      Letter Practices and
                      Solution. (Subcommittee on
                      Commerce, Manufacturing,
                      and Trade).
114-15.............  The Needs of Drinking Water  February 27, 2015
                      Systems in Rural and
                      Smaller Communities.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-16.............  21st Century Energy          March 3, 2015
                      Markets: How the Changing
                      Dynamics of World Energy
                      Markets Impact our Economy
                      and Energy Security.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power).
114-17.............  Understanding the Cyber      March 3, 2015
                      Threat and Implications
                      for the 21st Century
                      Economy. (Subcommittee on
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-18.............  The 21st Century             March 4, 2015
                      Electricity Challenge:
                      Ensuring a Secure,
                      Reliable, and Modern
                      Electricity System.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power).
114-19.............  Reauthorization of the       March 4, 2015
                      Federal Communications
                      Commission: The FCC's FY
                      2016 Budget Request.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-20.............  EPA's Proposed 111(d) Rule   March 17, 2015
                      for Existing Power Plants:
                      Legal and Cost Issues.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power).
114-21.............  Discussion Draft of H.R. _,  March 18, 2015
                      Data Security and Breach
                      Notification Act of 2015.
                      (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-22.............  H.R. _, Improving Coal       March 18, 2015,
                      Combustion Residuals        March 24, 2015
                      Regulation Act of 2015.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-23.............  H.R. 906, to Modify the      March 19, 2015
                      Efficiency Standards for
                      Grid-Enabled Water
                      Heaters. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy and Power).
114-24.............  FCC Reauthorization:         March 19, 2015
                      Oversight of the
                      Commission. (Subcommittee
                      on Communications and
                      Technology).
114-25.............  Examining the 340B Drug      March 24, 2015
                      Pricing Program.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-26.............  The Internet of Things:      March 24, 2015
                      Exploring the Next
                      Technology Frontier.
                      (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-27.............  Examining the Growing        March 26, 2015
                      Problems of Prescription
                      Drug and Heroin Abuse:
                      State and Local
                      Perspectives.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-28.............  Next Steps for Spectrum      March 26, 2015
                      Policy. (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-29.............  EPA's Proposed 111(d) Rule   April 14, 2015
                      for Existing Power Plants,
                      and H.R. _, Ratepayer
                      Protection Act.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power).
114-30.............  H.R. _, the TSCA             April 14, 2015
                      Modernization Act of 2015.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-31.............  Medicare Post Acute Care     April 16, 2015
                      Delivery and Options to
                      Improve It. (Subcommittee
                      on Health).
114-32.............  H.R. _, Targeting Rogue and  April 16, 2015
                      Opaque Letters (TROL) Act.
                      (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-33.............  Title II: 21st Century       April 23, 2015
                      Workforce. (Subcommittee
                      on Energy and Power).
114-34.............  Combatting the Opioid Abuse  April 23, 2015
                      Epidemic: Professional and
                      Academic Perspectives.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-35.............  Legislative Hearing on 21st  April 30, 2015
                      Century Cures.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-36.............  Strategic Petroleum Reserve  April 30, 2015
                      Discussion Draft and Title
                      IV Energy Efficiency.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power).
114-37.............  FCC Reauthorization:         April 30, 2015
                      Improving Commission
                      Transparency.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-38.............  What is the Federal          May 1, 2015
                      Government Doing to Combat
                      the Opioid Abuse Epidemic?
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-39.............  Examining Microbeads in      May 1, 2015
                      Cosmetic Products.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-40.............  Discussion Drafts            May 13, 2015
                      Addressing Hydropower
                      Regulatory Modernization
                      and FERC Process
                      Coordination under the
                      Natural Gas Act.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power).
114-41.............  Stakeholder Perspectives on  May 13, 2015
                      the IANA Transition.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-42.............  Update on the Current State  May 15, 2015
                      of Nuclear Waste
                      Management Policy.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-43.............  FCC Reauthorization:         May 15, 2015
                      Improving Commission
                      Transparency Part II.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-44.............  Discussion Draft Addressing  May 19, 2015
                      Energy Reliability and
                      Security. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy and Power).
114-45.............  Oversight of the Consumer    May 19, 2015
                      Product Safety Commission.
                      (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-46.............  What are the State           May 21, 2015
                      Governments Doing to
                      Combat the Opioid Abuse
                      Epidemic? (Subcommittee on
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-47.............  Quadrennial Energy Review    June 2, 2015
                      and Related Discussion
                      Drafts. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy and Power).
114-48.............  Medicaid Program Integrity:  June 2 , 2015
                      Screening Out Errors,
                      Fraud, and Abuse.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-49.............  An Update on the Takata      June 2 , 2015
                      Airbag Ruptures and
                      Recalls. (Subcommittee on
                      Commerce, Manufacturing,
                      and Trade).
114-50.............  Discussion Draft on          June 3, 2015
                      Accountability and          June 4, 2015
                      Department of Energy
                      Perspectives on Title IV:
                      Energy Efficiency.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power).
114-51.............  Examining H.R. 2017, the     June 4, 2015
                      Common Sense Nutrition
                      Disclosure Act of 2015.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-52.............  Examining H.R. 1786, James   June 11, 2015
                      Zadroga 9/11 Health and
                      Compensation
                      Reauthorization Act.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-53.............  EPA's Proposed Ozone Rule.   June 12, 2015
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power).
114-54.............  Oversight Failures Behind    June 12, 2015
                      the Radiological Incident
                      at DOE's Waste Isolation
                      Pilot Plant. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-55.............  Examining H.R. 2646, the     June 16, 2015
                      Helping Families in Mental
                      Health Crisis Act.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-56.............  EPA's Proposed Ozone Rule:   June 16, 2015
                      Potential Impacts on
                      Manufacturing.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power and Subcommittee
                      on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-57.............  Progress Toward a            June 16, 2015
                      Nationwide Public Safety
                      Broadband Network.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-58.............  A National Framework for     June 18, 2015
                      the Review and Labeling of
                      Biotechnology in Food.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-59.............  Examining the                June 24, 2015
                      Administration's Approval
                      of Medicaid Demonstration
                      Projects. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
114-60.............  Vehicle to Vehicle           June 25, 2015
                      Communications and
                      Connected Roadways of the
                      Future. (Subcommittee on
                      Commerce, Manufacturing,
                      and Trade).
114-61.............  Examining Public Health      June 25, 2015
                      Legislation: H.R. 2820,
                      H.R. 1344, and H.R. 1462.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-62.............  Internet Governance          July 8, 2015
                      Progress After ICANN 53.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-63.............  Medicaid at 50:              July 8, 2015
                      Strengthening and
                      Sustaining the Program.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-64.............  H.R. 702, Legislation to     July 9, 2015
                      Prohibit Restrictions on
                      the Export of Crude Oil.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power).
114-65.............  H.R. 985, Concrete Masonry   July 10, 2015
                      Products Research,
                      Education, and Promotion
                      Act of 2015. (Subcommittee
                      on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-66.............  Medicare Part D: Measures    July 14, 2015
                      Needed to Strengthen
                      Program Integrity.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-67.............  Oversight of Pipeline        July 14, 2015
                      Safety, Regulatory
                      Certainty, and Job
                      Creation Act of 2011 and
                      Related Issues.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power).
114-68.............  Promoting Broadband          July 22, 2015
                      Infrastructure Investment.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-69.............  Continuing Concerns with     July 28, 2015
                      the Federal Select Agent
                      Program: Department of
                      Defense Shipments of Live
                      Anthrax. (Subcommittee on
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-70.............  Continued Oversight of the   July 28, 2015
                      Federal Communications
                      Commission. (Subcommittee
                      on Communications and
                      Technology).
114-71.............  Oversight of the Nuclear     September 9, 2015
                      Regulatory Commission.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy and Subcommittee
                      on Energy and Power).
114-72.............  Protecting Affordable        September 9, 2015
                      Coverage for Employees.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-73.............  Oversight of Federal         September 11, 2015,
                      Facility Cleanup under      September 16, 2015
                      CERCLA. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-74.............  Strengthening Medicaid       September 11, 2015
                      Program Integrity and
                      Closing Loopholes.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-75.............  Protecting Infants: Ending   September 17, 2015
                      Taxpayer Funding for
                      Abortion Providers Who
                      Violate the Law.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-76.............  Improving the Medicaid       September 18, 2015
                      Program for Beneficiaries.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-77.............  Broadcast Ownership in the   September 25, 2015,
                      21st Century.               December 3, 2015
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-78.............  Legislative Hearing on VIN   September 25, 2015
                      Database and Auto
                      Whistleblower Bills.
                      (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-79.............  An Overdue Checkup:          September 29, 2015
                      Examining the ACA's State
                      Insurance Marketplaces.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-80.............  The Disrupter Series: How    September 29, 2013
                      the Sharing Economy
                      Creates Jobs, Benefits
                      Consumers, and Raises
                      Policy Questions.
                      (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-81.............  Examining Potential Ways to  October 1, 2015
                      Improve the Medicare
                      Program (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
114-82.............  Transporting Nuclear         October 1, 2015
                      Materials: Design,
                      Logistics, and Shipment.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-83.............  EPA's CO2 Regulations for    October 7, 2015
                      New and Existing Power
                      Plants. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy and Power).
114-84.............  Improving Federal Spectrum   October 7, 2015
                      Systems. (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-85.............  Volkswagen Emissions         October 8, 2015
                      Cheating Allegations:
                      Initial Questions.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-86.............  Examining Legislative        October 8, 2015
                      Proposals to Combat our     October 20, 2015
                      Nation's Drug Abuse
                      Crisis. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
114-87.............  Examining Ways to Improve    October 21, 2015
                      Vehicle and Roadway
                      Safety. (Subcommittee on
                      Commerce, Manufacturing,
                      and Trade).
114-88.............  Examining the Medicare Part  October 21, 2015
                      D Medication Therapy
                      Management Program.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-89.............  Technical Assistance for     October 22, 2015
                      Rural Water Systems: S.
                      611, the Grassroots Rural
                      and Small Community Water
                      Systems Assistance Act.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-90.............  EPA's CO2 Regulations for    October 22, 2015
                      New and Existing Power
                      Plants: Legal
                      Perspectives.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power).
114-91.............  Reviewing the Accuracy of    October 23, 2015
                      Medicaid and Exchange
                      Eligibility
                      Determinations.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-92.............  Fighting Fraud Against the   October 23, 2015
                      Elderly, an Update.
                      (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-93.............  Common Carrier Regulation    October 27, 2015
                      of the Internet:
                      Investment Impacts.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-94.............  E-manifest: An Update on     October 27, 2015
                      Implementation.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-95.............  Breaking Down Barriers to    October 28, 2015
                      Broadband Infrastructure
                      Deployment. (Subcommittee
                      on Communications and
                      Technology).
114-96.............  Update on Low-Level          October 28, 2015
                      Radioactive Waste Disposal
                      Issues. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-97.............  Examining the EU Safe        November 3, 2015
                      Harbor Decision and
                      Impacts for Transatlantic
                      Data Flows. (Subcommittee
                      on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade
                      and Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-98.............  Examining Legislation to     November 3, 2015
                      Improve Medicare and
                      Medicaid. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
114-99.............  Examining the Costly         November 5, 2015
                      Failures of Obamacare's CO-
                      OP Insurance Loans.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-100............  Examining the Regulation of  November 17, 2015
                      Diagnostic Tests and
                      Laboratory Operations.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-101............  Oversight of the Federal     November 17, 2015
                      Communications Commission.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-102............  U.S. Public Health           November 19, 2015
                      Preparedness for Seasonal
                      Influenza: Has the
                      Response Improved?
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-103............  The Disrupter Series: The    November 19, 2015
                      Fast-Evolving Uses and
                      Economic Impacts of
                      Drones. (Subcommittee on
                      Commerce, Manufacturing,
                      and Trade).
114-104............  Oversight of the Federal     December 1, 2015
                      Energy Regulatory
                      Commission. (Subcommittee
                      on Energy and Power).
114-105............  The Disrupter Series:        December 1, 2015
                      Mobile Payments.
                      (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-106............  The Nuclear Waste Fund:      December 3, 2015
                      Budgetary, Funding, and
                      Scoring Issues.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-107............  An Overdue Checkup Part II:  December 8, 2015
                      Examining the ACA's State
                      Insurance Marketplaces.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-108............  Examining Legislation to     December 9, 2015
                      Improve Health Care and
                      Treatment. (Subcommittee
                      on Health).
114-109............  H.R. _, the EPS Improvement  January 12, 2016
                      Act of 2016 (Subcommittee
                      on Energy and Power).
114-110............  A Legislative Hearing on     January 12, 2016
                      Four Communications Bills.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-111............  Legislative Hearing on       February 2, 2016
                      Eight Energy
                      Infrastructure Bills.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power).
114-112............  Status of the Public Safety  February 2, 2016
                      Broadband Network.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-113............  H.R. 3797, the Satisfying    February 3, 2016
                      Energy Needs and Saving
                      the Environment Act
                      (SENSE) Act and H.R. _,
                      the Blocking Regulatory
                      Interference from Closing
                      Kilns (BRICK) Act.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power).
114-114............  Examining Implementation of  February 4, 2016
                      the Biologics Price
                      Competition and Innovation
                      Act. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
114-115............  Examining Medicaid and       February 10, 2016
                      CHIP's Federal Medical
                      Assistance. (Subcommittee
                      on Health).
114-116............  Industry Perspectives on     February 10, 2016
                      the Consumer Product
                      Safety Commission.
                      (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-117............  Outbreaks, Attacks, and      February 12, 2016
                      Accidents: Combatting
                      Biological Threats.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-118............  The Fiscal Year 2017 HHS     February 24, 2016
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
114-119............  DOE for the 21st Century:    February 24, 2016
                      Science, Environment, and
                      National Security
                      Missions. (Subcommittee
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-120............  Disrupter Series: 3D         February 26, 2016
                      Printing. (Subcommittee on
                      Commerce, Manufacturing,
                      and Trade).
114-121............  Legislative Hearing to       March 1, 2016
                      Examine Pipeline Safety
                      Reauthorization.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power).
114-122............  Examining the Financing and  March 1, 2016
                      Delivery of Long-Term Care
                      in the U.S. (Subcommittee
                      on Health).
114-123............  The Fiscal Year 2017 DOE     March 2, 2016
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy and Power).
114-124............  Examining the U.S. Public    March 2, 2016
                      Health Response to the
                      Zika Virus. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-125............  Disrupter Series: Wearable   March 3, 2016
                      Devices. (Subcommittee on
                      Commerce, Manufacturing,
                      and Trade).
114-126............  Disrupter Series: Digital    March 16, 2016
                      Currency and Block Chain
                      Technology. (Subcommittee
                      on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-127............  Medicare Access and CHIP     March 17, 2016
                      Reauthorization Act of
                      2015: Examining
                      Implementation of Medicare
                      Payment Reforms.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-128............  Privatizing the Internet     March 17, 2016
                      Assigned Number Authority.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-129............  Oversight of the Federal     March 22, 2016
                      Communications Commission.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-130............  Fiscal Year 2017 EPA         March 22, 2016
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy and Subcommittee
                      on Energy and Power).
114-131............  Flint Water Crisis: Impacts  April 13, 2016
                      and Lessons Learned.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy and Subcommittee
                      on Health).
114-132............  Legislative Hearing on       April 13, 2016
                      Seven Communications
                      Bills. (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-133............  NHTSA Oversight.             April 14, 2016
                      (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-134............  H.R. 4775, Ozone Standards   April 14, 2016
                      Implementation Act of
                      2016. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy and Power).
114-135............  Unlawful Reinsurance         April 15, 2016
                      Payments: CMS Diverting
                      $3.5 Billion from
                      Taxpayers to Pay Insurance
                      Companies. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-136............  Deciphering the Debate Over  April 19, 2016
                      Encryption: Industry and
                      Law Enforcement
                      Perspectives.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-137............  Medicare Access and CHIP     April 19, 2016
                      Reauthorization Act of
                      2015: Examining Physician
                      Efforts to Prepare for
                      Medicare Payment Reforms.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-138............  Fiscal Year 2017 Nuclear     April 20, 2016
                      Regulatory Commission
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy and Subcommittee
                      on Energy and Power).
114-139............  How Secure are U.S.          April 20, 2016
                      Bioresearch Labs?
                      Preventing the Next Safety
                      Lapse. (Subcommittee on
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-140............  EPA's Brownfields Program:   April 21, 2016
                      Empowering Cleanup and
                      Encouraging Economic
                      Redevelopment.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-141............  H.R. 4979, the Advanced      April 29, 2016
                      Nuclear Technology
                      Development Act of 2016
                      and H.R. _, the ``Nuclear
                      Utilization of Keynote
                      Energy Policies Act.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power).
114-142............  The Pet Medication           April 29, 2016
                      Industry: Issues and
                      Perspectives.
                      (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-143............  Health Care Solutions:       May 11, 2016
                      Increasing Patient Choice
                      and Plan Innovation.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-144............  Daily Fantasy Sports:        May 11, 2016
                      Issues and Perspectives.
                      (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-145............  Concussions in Youth         May 13, 2016
                      Sports: Evaluating
                      Prevention and Research.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-146............  The Obama Administration's   May 17, 2016
                      Medicare Drug Experiment:
                      The Patient and Doctor
                      Perspective. (Subcommittee
                      on Health).
114-147............  Examining H.R. 3299,         May 19, 2016
                      Strengthening Public
                      Health Response Act.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-148............  Legislative Hearing on 17    May 24, 2016
                      FTC Bills. (Subcommittee
                      on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-149............  Medicare and Medicaid        May 24, 2016
                      Program Integrity:
                      Combatting Improper
                      Payments and Ineligible
                      Providers. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-150............  Examining Cybersecurity      May 25, 2016
                      Responsibilities at HHS.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-151............  Advancing Patient Solutions  June 10, 2016
                      for Lower Costs and Better
                      Care. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
114-152............  Home Appliance Energy        June 10, 2016
                      Efficiency Standards Under
                      the Department of Energy
                      Stakeholder Perspectives.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power).
114-153............  Combatting Superbugs: U.S.   June 14, 2016
                      Public Health Responses to
                      Antibiotic Resistance.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-154............  FCC Overreach: Examining     June 14, 2016
                      the Proposed Privacy
                      Rules. (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-155............  The Renewable Fuel           June 22, 2016
                      Standard--Implementation
                      Issues. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy and Power).
114-156............  A Review of EPA's            July 6, 2016
                      Regulatory Activity During
                      the Obama Administration:
                      Energy and Industrial
                      Sectors. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy and Power).
114-157............  Federal, State, and Local    July 7, 2016
                      Agreements and Economic
                      Benefits for Spent Nuclear
                      Fuel Disposal.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-158............  Examining the Advancing      July 7, 2016
                      Care for Exceptional Kids
                      Act. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
114-159............  The ACA's Cost Sharing       July 8, 2016
                      Reduction Program--
                      Ramifications of the
                      Administration's Decision
                      on the Source of Funding
                      for the CSR Program.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-160............  Strengthening our National   July 12, 2016
                      Trauma System.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-161............  Oversight of the Federal     July 12, 2016
                      Communications Commission.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-162............  Oversight of CERCLA          July 13, 2016
                      Implementation.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment and the
                      Economy).
114-163............  Disrupter Series: Health     July 13, 2016
                      Care Apps. (Subcommittee
                      on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-164............  Federal Power Act:           September 7, 2016
                      Historical Perspectives.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power).
114-165............  Examining Legislation to     September 8, 2016
                      Improve Public Health.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-166............  Rural Call Quality and       September 8, 2016
                      Reliability. (Subcommittee
                      on Communications and
                      Technology).
114-167............  An Examination of Federal    September 9, 2016
                      Mental Health Parity Laws
                      and Regulations.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-168............  The Affordable Care Act on   September 14, 2016
                      Shaky Ground: Outlook and
                      Oversight. (Subcommittee
                      on Health and Subcommittee
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-169............  Disrupter Series: Advanced   September 14, 2016
                      Robotics. (Subcommittee on
                      Commerce, Manufacturing,
                      and Trade).
114-170............  The Department of Energy's   September 15, 2016
                      Role in Advancing the
                      National, Economic, and
                      Energy Security of the
                      United States.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy
                      and Power).
114-171............  Midterm Review and Update    September 22, 2016
                      on the Corporate Average
                      Fuel Economy Program and
                      Greenhouse Gas Emissions
                      Standards For Motor
                      Vehicles. (Subcommittee on
                      Commerce, Manufacturing,
                      and Trade and Subcommittee
                      on Energy and Power).
114-172............  Modernizing the Telephone    September 22, 2016
                      Consumer Protection Act.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-173............  Bioresearch Labs and         September 27, 2016
                      Inactivation of Dangerous
                      Pathogens. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
114-174............  Disrupter Series: Self-      November 15, 2016
                      Driving Cars (Subcommittee
                      on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
114-175............  Understanding the Role of    November 16, 2016
                      Connected Devices in
                      Recent Cyber Attacks.
                      (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade
                      and Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
114-176............  Examining the United States  November 30, 2016
                      Preventive Services Task
                      Force (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
114-177............  Volkswagen's Emissions       December 6, 2016
                      Cheating Settlement:
                      Questions Concerning ZEV
                      Program Implementation.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
114-178............  Waste and Duplication in     December 7, 2016
                      the USDA Catfish
                      Inspection Program
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
114-179............  Mixed Martial Arts: Issues   December 8, 2016
                      and Perspectives
                      (Subcommittee on Commerce,
                      Manufacturing, and Trade).
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                                ADDENDUM

   Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce

                      Membership and Organization

                    ONE HUNDRED FOURTEENTH CONGRESS

                              (Ratio 8-6)

   MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee, 
             Chairman

JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois,      JOSEPH R. PITTS, Pennsylvania
  Ranking Member                     DIANE BLACK, Tennessee
JERROLD NADLER, New York             LARRY BUCSHON, Indiana
DIANA DeGETTE, Colorado              SEAN P. DUFFY, Wisconsin
JACKIE SPEIER, California            ANDY HARRIS, Maryland
SUZAN K. DelBENE, Washington         VICKY HARTZLER, Missouri
BONNIE WATSON COLEMAN,               MIA B. LOVE, Utah
  New Jersey

                    SELECT INVESTIGATIVE PANEL STAFF
                             Majority Staff

  March Bell, Staff Director and 
           Chief Counsel
  Rachel Collins, Investigative 
   Counsel and Legislative Clerk
  Maureen Condic, Senior Science 
              Advisor
  Chuck Flint, Policy Coordinator
Mary Harned, Investigative Counsel
  Emily Johns, Research Assistant
 Emily Lataif, Research Assistant
   Mike Reynard, Communications 
             Director
      Frank Scaturro, Senior 
       Investigative Counsel
   Matthew Tallmer, Investigator

                               Detailees

         Pierre Kamga, GAO

                             Minority Staff

  Heather Sawyer, Staff Director
   Zachary Baron, Senior Counsel
Vanessa Cramer, Professional Staff 
              Member
  Karen Lightfoot, Communication 
      Director/Senior Advisor
                         Summary of Activities

Total Bills and Resolutions Referred to Committee................     0
Public Laws......................................................     0
Bills and Resolutions Reported to the House......................     0
Hearings Held:
    Days of Hearings.............................................     2
        Select Investigative Panel...............................     2
    Hours of Sitting.............................................  6:33
        Select Investigative Panel...............................  6:33
Business Meetings:
    Days of Meetings.............................................     1
        Select Investigative Panel...............................     1
    Hours of Sitting............................................. 00:57
        Select Investigative Panel............................... 00:57

    On October 7, 2015, H. Res. 461 was considered in the 
House, and the resolution was passed, without amendment, by a 
roll call vote of 242 yeas and 184 nays (Roll Call No. 538). 
The resolution provided:

          Resolved, That there is hereby established a Select 
        Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and 
        Commerce (hereinafter ``select panel''). Sec. 2. (a) 
        The select panel shall be composed of not more than 14 
        Members, Delegates, or the Resident Commissioner 
        appointed by the Speaker, of whom not more than six 
        shall be appointed on the recommendation of the 
        minority leader. Any vacancy in the select panel shall 
        be filled in the same manner as the original 
        appointment. (b) Each member appointed to the select 
        panel shall be treated as though a member of the 
        Committee on Energy and Commerce for purposes of the 
        select panel. (c) No member may serve on the select 
        panel in an ex officio capacity. (d) The Speaker shall 
        designate as chair of the select panel a member elected 
        to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Sec. 3. (a) 
        The select panel is authorized and directed to conduct 
        a full and complete investigation and study and issue a 
        final report of its findings (and such interim reports 
        as it may deem necessary) regarding--(1) medical 
        procedures and business practices used by entities 
        involved in fetal tissue procurement; (2) any other 
        relevant matters with respect to fetal tissue 
        procurement; (3) Federal funding and support for 
        abortion providers; (4) the practices of providers of 
        second and third trimester abortions, including partial 
        birth abortion and procedures that may lead to a child 
        born alive as a result of an attempted abortion; (5) 
        medical procedures for the care of a child born alive 
        as a result of an attempted abortion; and (6) any 
        changes in law or regulation necessary as a result of 
        any findings made under this subsection. (b) The chair 
        of the Committee on Energy and Commerce shall cause any 
        such report to be printed and made publicly available 
        in electronic form. Sec. 4. Rule XI and the rules of 
        the Committee on Energy and Commerce shall apply to the 
        select panel in the same manner as a subcommittee 
        except as follows: (1) The chair of the select panel, 
        consistent with the notification, consultation, and 
        reporting requirements of rule 16 of the rules of the 
        Committee on Energy and Commerce, may authorize and 
        issue subpoenas pursuant to clause 2(m) of rule XI in 
        the investigation and study conducted pursuant to 
        section 3, including for the purpose of taking 
        depositions. (2) The chair of the select panel, upon 
        consultation with the ranking minority member, may 
        order the taking of depositions, under oath and 
        pursuant to notice or subpoena, by a member of the 
        select panel or a counsel of the select panel. Such 
        depositions shall be governed by the regulations issued 
        by the chair of the Committee on Rules pursuant to 
        section 3(b)(2) of House Resolution 5, One Hundred 
        Fourteenth Congress, and printed in the Congressional 
        Record. The select panel shall be deemed to be a 
        committee for purposes of such regulations. (3) The 
        chair of the select panel may, after consultation with 
        the ranking minority member, recognize--(A) members of 
        the select panel to question a witness for periods 
        longer than five minutes as though pursuant to clause 
        2(j)(2)(B) of rule XI; and (B) staff of the select 
        panel to question a witness as though pursuant to 
        clause 2(j)(2)(C) of rule XI. Sec. 5. Service on the 
        select panel shall not count against the limitations in 
        clause 5(b)(2)(A) of rule X. Sec. 6. The select panel 
        shall cease to exist 30 days after filing the final 
        report required under section 3.

                                HEARINGS

    On March 2, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing entitled 
``Bioethics and Fetal Tissue.'' The purpose of the hearing was 
to focus upon ethical issues raised as a result of information 
recently made public about fetal tissue donations, transfer of 
fetal tissue, and use of fetal tissue by research institutions. 
The Select Investigative Panel received testimony from R. Alta 
Charo, Professor of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin 
at Madison; Paige Comstock Cunningham, Executive Director, The 
Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity; Gerard Kevin Donovan, 
Senior Clinical Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, 
Georgetown University; Lawrence S.B. Goldstein, Distinguished 
Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, 
Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San 
Diego School of Medicine; Patrick Lee, Professor, Center for 
Bioethics, Franciscan University of Steubenville; and Kathleen 
M. Schmainda, Professor, Center for Imaging Research, Medical 
College of Wisconsin.
    On April 20, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing entitled ``The 
Pricing of Fetal Tissue.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
focus upon the issues raised as a result of information the 
Select Investigative Panel has learned about the fetal tissue 
industry. The Select Investigative Panel received testimony 
from Benjamin Sasse, Senator, United States Senate; Jeanne 
Shaheen, Senator, United States Senate; Kenneth Sukhia, Sukhia 
Law Group; Michael Norton, Thomas N. Scheffel and Associates, 
P.C.; Catherine Glenn Foster, Charlotte Lozier Institute, Sound 
Legal; Brian Lennon, Warner, Norcross, and Judd; Fay Clayton, 
Robinson, Curley, and Clayton, P.C.; and Robert Raben, 
President and Founder, The Raben Group.

                            BUSINESS MEETING

    On September 21, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of 
the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a business meeting to 
consider a report of the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce recommending that the U.S. 
House of Representatives find StemExpress, LLC, and Catherine 
Spears Dyer, founder and Chief Executive Officer of 
StemExpress, LLC, in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply 
with subpoenas duly issued by the Select Investigative Panel of 
the Committee on Energy and Commerce. A motion to order the 
Report approved was agreed to by a by a roll call vote of 8 
yeas and 0 nays.

                           DOCUMENT REQUESTS

    On December 17, 2015, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce sent document request letters 
to 4 entities.
    On December 18, 2015, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce sent document request letters 
to 5 entities.
    On January 6, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce sent document request letters 
to 3 entities.
    On January 20, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce sent a document request letter 
to 1 entity.
    On January 21, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce sent document request letters 
to 17 entities.
    On January 28, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce sent a document request letter 
to 1 entity.
    On February 12, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce sent a document request letter 
to 1 entity.
    On March 30, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce sent document request letters 
to 4 entities.
    On May 18, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce sent a document request to 1 
entity.
    On May 19, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce sent document requests to 21 
entities.
    On May 25, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce sent a document request to 1 
entity.
    On November 2, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce sent document requests to 3 
entities.

                               SUBPOENAS

    On February 16, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce issued 3 subpoenas.
    On March 29, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce issued 12 subpoenas.
    On April 29, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce issued 9 subpoenas.
    On May 5, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce issued 12 subpoenas.
    On November 2, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce issued 4 subpoenas.
    On November 3, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce issued 1 subpoena.

                              DEPOSITIONS

    On May 6, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce conducted a deposition.
    On May 11, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce conducted a deposition.

                         TRANSCRIBED INTERVIEWS

    On July 21, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce conducted a transcribed 
interview.
    On October 6, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce conducted a transcribed 
interview.
    On October 19, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce conducted a transcribed 
interview.
    On November 1, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce conducted a transcribed 
interview.
    On November 17, 2016, the Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce conducted a transcribed 
interview.

                                 REPORT

    Please refer to the final report of the Select 
Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce for 
additional information.

                              HEARINGS HELD
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     Serial No.             Hearing Title             Hearing Date(s)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
114-A..............  Bioethics and Fetal Tissue.  March 2, 2016
                      (Select Investigative
                      Panel).
114-A..............  The Pricing of Fetal         April 20, 2016
                      Tissue. (Select
                      Investigative Panel).
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                            DISSENTING VIEWS

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats exercise 
their right under House Rule XI to submit these dissenting 
views to this Energy and Commerce Committee end-of-114th 
Congress, legislative and oversight activity report (Activity 
Report).
    House Rule XI gives the majority party authority and 
responsibility to set our committee's agenda and to determine 
the scope and scrutiny of its oversight and investigative 
actions.
    While there were significant bipartisan accomplishments 
this Congress of the Committee, unfortunately, there were too 
many missed opportunities. During this Congress, Committee 
Republicans focused a great deal of their attention on a trio 
of topics relating to their opposition of the Affordable Care 
Act (ACA), climate change, and EPA regulation of fossil-fuels 
and greenhouse gas emissions.
    The attack of the ACA and its implementation of the Act 
continued for the third straight Congress to be the 
Republicans' top political target. Committee Activity Report 
statistics, coupled with the more than 60 votes taken in our 
committee and on the House floor to repeal or defund the ACA, 
affirm this widely-held observation. For example, the Health 
subcommittee held 47 days of hearings and its Members sat for 
almost 16 hours of legislative markup time in the 114th 
Congress. That was more than one-third of the committee's total 
sitting time at markups (46.5 hours). Unfortunately, the 
Republican Majority's agenda was not focused on how to enhance 
the ACA, but instead on how to undermine it wherever possible.
    The majority's oversight of the ACA resulted in zero 
solutions to provide more affordable, quality health care 
coverage to Americans. On the other hand, the majority's health 
agenda included pursuits of unsubstantiated claims of fraud and 
abuse in the Marketplaces and the Medicaid program.
    The ACA's successes are clear. Over 20 million individuals 
now have health insurance because of the ACA and the uninsured 
rate is at a historic low. The majority of people with 
Marketplace plans are satisfied with their coverage. The ACA 
protects all Americans from being denied insurance coverage or 
charged a higher premium based on a pre-existing condition. 
Americans now have access to free preventive services, kids can 
stay on their parents' plan up to age 26, and there are no 
lifetime or annual limits on coverage. Since the enactment of 
the ACA, the solvency of the Medicare Trust Fund has been 
extended by 13 years. In addition, unnecessary hospital 
readmissions in Medicare have fallen for the first time on 
record, resulting in 100,000 fewer readmissions in 2015 alone. 
None of the health reform plans released by the majority in 
this session would provide coverage to as many individuals, 
offer better benefits, or protect individuals with preexisting 
conditions more than the ACA already does.
    Committee Republicans also targeted the EPA's Clean Power 
Plan and a series of carbon, methane, and fracking regulations, 
wrongly labelled and caricaturized by Republicans as so-called 
``job-killers.''\1\ The Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
convened for 37 days of hearings and nine days of markup 
activity. Energy and Power subcommittee members also spent more 
than 89 hours in hearings and nearly eight hours in legislative 
markup sessions. Committee time would have been more productive 
if the Republican Majority accepted the scientific fact that 
climate change exists, and worked in a bipartisan fashion with 
Democrats to modernize our energy infrastructure and to make it 
cleaner, cheaper, and healthier, all while creating more 
American jobs.
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    \1\Committee Activity Report statistics for the 114th Congress 
could be construed as measuring even higher on these counts. It could 
be claimed, for instance, that the hourly and daily amounts spent by 
the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on (and in preparing 
for) ACA-health, greenhouse gas emissions, and environmental protection 
related hearings and oversight and investigative activity are also 
revealing indicators of committee engagement on the trio of topics.
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    In fact, most of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power's 
attention focused on bills that would have curtailed 
environmental protections, diminished public participation and 
transparency, allowed more pollution, increased harm to public 
health and disregarded well established science. At the same 
time, it rejected Democratic efforts to provide actual funding 
for sorely needed electric grid and gas pipeline infrastructure 
modernization. Similarly, the Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Economy continued to pursue partisan legislation on coal 
ash disposal, despite strong opposition from Subcommittee 
Democrats and the Obama Administration.
    The Subcommittee on Energy and Power also considered 
several bills designed to undermine critical protections in the 
Clean Air Act. These included a bill that would give opponents 
of the EPA's Brick and Clay rule the ability to put off much-
needed reduction in toxic air pollution; a bill that would give 
waste coal-burning power plants a free pass on EPA's Mercury 
and Cross-State rules, allowing them to emit more than their 
fair share of pollution; and a bill that would eviscerate the 
health-based air quality standards at the heart of the Clean 
Air Act, undermining decades of progress on cleaning up 
pollution and protecting public health from all criteria 
pollutants--not just ozone. Testimony received in hearings on 
these bills did not demonstrate the need for legislation or 
justify the particular policy changes proposed. In reality, 
these bills were thinly veiled attempts by House Republicans at 
dismantling one of the most successful public health laws.
    Unfortunately, this Congress, Committee chairmen afforded 
their Republican colleagues an unwarranted abundance of chances 
and platforms to attack these Republican-targeted laws, 
programs, and agency regulators. Consequently, the committee 
did not have time to take up and address other important 
problems that are hurting American workers, consumers, and 
business owners. For example, the Subcommittee on Environment 
and the Economy continued to ignore major threats to public 
health, including our deteriorating drinking water 
infrastructure and the risks posed by climate change to 
drinking water, Superfund cleanups, and waste disposal sites. 
These were lost opportunities to focus on building a stronger 
economy that creates more good paying jobs and protects 
consumers.
    Our overall consumer economy, including the American 
workforce, rely and depend heavily on a highly functioning and 
productive Congress and Energy and Commerce Committee. 
Accordingly, the majority party should have set an agenda that 
is focused on strengthening our economy and consumer 
protections, not on partisan gamesmanship.
                                Frank Pallone, Jr.,
                                            Ranking Member,
                               House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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