Issues In Focus

Powering the Future

War on Coal Claims More Casualties | January 8, 2013

The high cost of EPA regulations is forcing the retirement of a string of coal-fired power plants across the state of Georgia.

The Idea Lab

OPINION: Rep. Ed Whitfield in The Hill: Time for an Energy Policy for the 21st Century | February 7, 2013
During the 1970s, fears of “peak oil” drove policymakers to rethink our nation’s energy policy. The idea that America was running out of precious energy supplies was generally accepted as fact. In response to this energy crisis, leaders in Washington implemented an energy strategy aimed at phasing out traditional energy sources and spending more on developing alternatives.

E&C Analysis

Committees Launch Obamacare Burden Tracker | February 6, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce Committees today unveiled the Obamacare Burden Tracker (#ObamacareBurden).  The Burden Tracker is a real-time online resource to help the public keep track of a

The Exam Room

Kinzinger Appears On the Record with Greta Van Susteren to Discuss HHS’ Latest Obamacare Regulations | January 31, 2013
Greta: “The costs are necessarily going to rise for everybody else so it’s not quite as cheap as everyone had, at least that the administration had said it was. Is that true?”

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Influenza: Perspective on Current Season and Update on Preparedness
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In the Committee

On Wednesday, February 13, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing entitled “Influenza: Perspective on Current Season and Update on Preparedness.” Members will hear about the facts, statistics, and circumstances surrounding this year’s flu season and discuss ongoing efforts at the federal level to prepare for and respond to future influenza outbreaks.

On the Floor

On February 12, 2013, the House approved The Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act (H.R. 235), authored by Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Lois Capps (D-CA), that would provide demonstration grants to states with a shortage of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to streamline state-licensing requirements for military veteran EMTs to prevent unnecessary duplication in training.

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