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Jun 7, 2023
IDC Chair Bilirakis Opening Statement on Strengthening American Leadership in Blockchain Technology

Washington, D.C. — Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce Chair Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) delivered opening remarks at today’s Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee hearing titled “Building Blockchains: Exploring Web3 and Other Applications for Distributed Ledger Technologies.”

Excerpts and highlights below:


“Cryptocurrencies and certain financial aspects of blockchains have hijacked the public’s attention when it comes to this emerging technology.

“Today’s hearing will highlight that blockchains are not just impacting Wall Street but are also changing Silicon Valley, and the internet as a whole.

“It is essential that Congress accurately understand what it is regulating before it does so.

“This is a complicated topic, which is why I’m looking forward to the superb panel of experts educating us here today.

“The core issue is about how data is organized, preserved, and protected, which is the jurisdiction of this subcommittee.

“As I understand it, a blockchain is a linked list, or ledger, of transactions stored on a network of computers.

“Blockchains are composed of building blocks of data chained together cryptographically.

“We will walk through these technical components today and discuss what it means for blockchains to be decentralized, immutable, and open.

“But to step back from these terms, what we are really discussing here is a new, foundational technology that can provide individuals and businesses new ways to access, record, and validate digital activity online.”


“Web 1.0, the original World Wide Web, lasted from roughly 1993 to 2004, and was characterized by dial up and AOL.

“It was replaced by Web 2, which is the current internet we know well, and has been characterized by smartphones and Big Tech platforms.

“Web3, which encompasses nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and other use cases, is the emerging internet built on top of blockchains and is characterized by increased user control, decentralization, and transparency.

“Using these technologies, developers are building new decentralized social media, new messaging apps, new ways to stream music, and new privacy enhancing technologies just to name a few.

“Blockchains are not a crypto casino. In fact, according to one report, despite crypto prices falling roughly $2 trillion—a 70 percent decline—blockchain developers have only declined 10 percent.

“There are respected developers who aren’t trying to make a fast buck, but rather they’re building a new evolution of the internet.

“But this technology goes beyond just Silicon Valley. Blockchains, Web3, and other distributed ledger technologies are just tools.

“Like the internet, blockchains will impact many areas of our jurisdiction and can help address challenges with our current internet ecosystem, bolster supply chains, verify information, and increase efficiency for businesses.”


“However, we shouldn’t treat this technology as a cure-all.

“There are still technical challenges such as scaling, data availability, and cybersecurity. There are also human challenges such as fraudsters and compliance with law enforcement.

“As with any new technology, scams do exist in the blockchain ecosystem.

“As this committee knows well, the number one federal regulator of scams and fraud is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and that’s where we want its focus.

“Instead of diverting resources to fight legal battles over possible competition theories, the FTC should focus on protecting Americans from fraudsters, as these bad actors migrate from older technologies to these new technologies.

“Last Congress, my bill the RANSOMWARE Act was signed into law. This legislation requires the FTC to increase cooperation with foreign law enforcement and report on Ransomware and other cyber-security-related attacks.

“When international hackers target Americans using blockchains, the FTC should take a lead role in ensuring they are made whole.

“Blockchains present an incredible opportunity, but also come with unique challenges.

“Regardless, the United States must lead on the international stage so our adversaries do not have an opportunity to set the rules of the road.

“We must lead with our values for freedom, human rights, and human dignity.

“I look forward to working with members on both sides of the aisle to ensure these technologies are anchored here in the U.S. and we are central to that discussion.”

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Jun 7, 2023

Chair Rodgers Opening Statement on Strengthening American Leadership in Blockchain Technology

Washington, D.C. —  House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered opening remarks at today’s Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee hearing titled “ Building Blockchains: Exploring Web3 and Other Applications for Distributed Ledger Technologies .” Excerpts and highlights below: ADVANCING AMERICAN TECHNOLOGICAL LEADERSHIP “This committee plays a vital role in advancing American competitiveness and global technological leadership with our values as you stated, Mr. Chairman, freedom, human rights, and human dignity. “Blockchains, web3, and other applications of distributed ledger technologies represent a new technological shift comparable to the breakthrough of the internet. “We need to ensure that America—not China or Europe—is charting our path to lead in the deployment and standard setting of these technologies. “Our mission on Energy and Commerce is to help foster and promote innovation and American technological leadership. “We led on passing the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which was foundational to the evolution of the internet. “The innovation and entrepreneurship that followed represented some of the greatest accomplishments in American history, and the world. “We must ensure we can lead the next era of American innovation and entrepreneurship with a regulatory environment that keeps pace with the constantly evolving tech sector. “That’s especially true with blockchains.” E&C CONTINUES TO LEAD IN BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGIES “For this reason, in 2016, the Energy and Commerce Committee held one of the first Congressional hearings on blockchains. “In the years since, the technology has continued to advance as entrepreneurs have found new and exciting applications. “Additionally, at the end of 2020, my legislation, the American COMPETE Act, was signed into law which required the Department of Commerce to study ways the U.S. can advance several emerging technologies. “Part of the legislation in the package, led by Representatives Guthrie and Soto requires a study on blockchains and ways the Federal government could promote American leadership and adoption. “We continue to wait for this forthcoming report from the Biden administration to provide the Committee with pro-innovation recommendations. “Unfortunately, the report is now far beyond its statutory deadline, as well as the requested extension we allowed.” LOSING GROUND TO OUR ADVERSARIES “As with any new technology, we must move quickly. “While the U.S. led in the creation of the internet, we could easily fall behind with web3, the next generation of the internet. “According to public filing data, less than 40 percent of blockchain companies are headquartered in the U.S., and that number continues to decline. “As we saw with Huawei and 5G, when we don’t lead, our adversaries fill the void.” STRENGTHENING PRIVACY PROTECTIONS “It is critical that America leads, especially given the implications of these new technologies. “Big Tech has developed tools that interact to track Americans both online and offline. “Technologies like distributed ledgers can align with the goals of comprehensive data privacy legislation, by enabling people to reclaim control over their personal online data and limiting any one company’s ability to control and collect the information that we share online.” PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESSES “As these technologies are deployed, and the U.S. develops standards to regulate them, we also have a responsibility to ensure entrepreneurs and small businesses can continue to thrive. We’ve often celebrated they’re the engine of our economy. “While larger companies can navigate complicated regulations, like GDPR in Europe or a patchwork of state laws, smaller businesses cannot afford the high compliance costs. “Embracing innovation, entrepreneurship, and free markets is what’s made America a global technological leader, not overly prescriptive regulations. “While securities and commodities are just one of the many use cases of blockchain technologies, there is a reason the Gramm Leach Bliley Act doesn’t regulate, nor should it, the use of Americans’ personal information outside of the financial sector. “Congress needs to have a conversation about what blockchains are, and are not, to ensure the heavy hand of government regulation doesn’t force blockchain startups to re-evaluate if America is the best location to begin their business. “When this committee worked on the Telecom Act, we never could have predicted the power of the Internet. “Now, as then, we do not know how powerful blockchain technologies will be, but we do know America should lead the way. “I look forward to an informative discussion today.”

Jun 7, 2023

Health Subcommittee Chair Guthrie: “The CDC Needs to Address its Failures with Openness and Humility”

Washington, D.C. —  Subcommittee on Health Chair Brett Guthrie (R-KY) delivered the following opening statement at today’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing titled “ Looking Back Before Moving Forward: Assessing CDC's Failures in Fulfilling its Mission .” Excerpts and highlights below: HOLDING THE CDC ACCOUNTABLE “Today’s hearing will focus on understanding the scope of what is wrong at the CDC so that we can begin to fix it. “This is not about villainizing the CDC, it’s about accountability. “Accountability for children kept out of school, who are dealing with mental, social, and emotional health issues, small business owners who watched their life’s work dry up, for people who lost their jobs because of vaccine mandates. “The CDC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic created a crisis in confidence in the agency. “The pandemic made it overwhelmingly clear that the CDC has serious, foundational problems and the roots, in many cases, span multiple administrations.” RECKONING WITH THE SCOPE OF CDC’S COVID-19 FAILURES “From the start of the pandemic, it was clear how challenging the novel coronavirus would be to contain, which was made even more difficult because of how underprepared CDC was to respond to the emerging threat. “No doubt that a virus as transmissible as SARS-CoV-2 was always going to be difficult. But in the earliest days of the pandemic, the CDC’s faulty test kits set us back. “Without testing we could not effectively slow the spread of the virus when cases amounted to just a few embers. “People also counted on the CDC to provide timely and clear guidance based on the best available science to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. “Yet, time and again CDC’s guidance failed to meet this expectation and instead consistently issued guidance that lacked clarity and the best available science. “More consequentially, CDC’s guidance reflected the agency’s preferred policy outcomes or political considerations. “At its worst, CDC released guidance that was influenced by teachers’ unions and was a significant signal to states that they weren’t fully confident in schools’ ability to return to school safely, despite earlier versions of the guidance suggesting otherwise. “Our children are paying a terrible price academically, physically, and emotionally for the CDC’s shortcomings. “Bad science in CDC guidance, when used to justify mandates, destroyed lives. “CDC public communications on COVID-19 vaccines were just as bad. Simply put, CDC overpromised when it should have known better. “CDC leadership told the public that vaccines prevented transmission while the agency was receiving reports of breakthrough infections among the vaccinated. “CDC downplayed the existence of adverse events while it was receiving reports of post-vaccination myocarditis in young men. “The CDC’s decades of experience running mass vaccination programs should have prepared it to manage the administration of COVID-19 vaccines. “The CDC knows only 30 to 40% of people get an annual flu shot—that vaccine hesitancy did not just begin with the COVID-19 vaccine.” THE PATH FORWARD FOR THE CDC “It is going to be a long road to rebuild this trust—and the agency cannot go it alone. “Many of the CDC’s COVID-19 failures have their roots in longstanding problems at the agency. “The CDC needs to address its failures with openness and, frankly, humility. “I am deeply worried that CDC’s insular, academic culture will prevent it from learning the right lessons. “Outgoing Director Walensky launched a reorganization of the CDC. Whether it survives her departure is unclear. “Whether the reorganization would address CDC’s foundational problems is also unclear. “This committee intends on conducting oversight to ensure the agency gets back on track. “The CDC still hasn’t provided this Committee with the information needed to independently assess the reorganization. “As Chairman Griffith noted, a conclusory letter sent to us the night before a hearing isn’t sufficient, but I do look forward to obtaining more details from the agency about this restructuring plan in the coming weeks.” THE NEED TO AUTHORIZE THE CDC “I’ll close by noting that Congress is not without blame for the current state of the CDC. “The CDC has never been authorized, Congress has never—in a single voice—told the CDC what its mission is and is not. That must be fixed. “This Committee’s majority is committed to working on CDC reform. “Today’s hearing, Dr. Miller-Meeks’ RFI, and our ongoing oversight of CDC’s reorganization are the first steps towards getting the agency back on track. “In addition to this work, I look forward to our health legislative hearing next week to reauthorize immediate preparedness and response programs. “It is critical we come together to assure the American people the federal government is equipped for the immediate response for all types of public health hazards—such as a pandemic, or a chemical, nuclear, radiological, biological or cyber-attack.”

Jun 7, 2023
Press Release

Chairs Rodgers, Guthrie Announce Subcommittee Legislative Hearing on Improving Access to Care for Patients and Supporting Research for Rare Diseases

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Subcommittee on Health Chair Brett Guthrie (R-KY) today announced a subcommittee legislative hearing titled “Examining Proposals that Provide Access to Care for Patients and Support Research for Rare Diseases.”  "The committee is working to reauthorize key programs that provide access to care for mothers, children, cancer patients and first responders, as well as support research for rare diseases. This legislative hearing will give our members a chance to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs and discuss legislation to continue them,” said Chairs Rodgers and Guthrie.   The Chairs also added, “It is critical to protect young children from being subjected to experimental procedures that can cause irreversible damage, require medical care for life, and lead to permanent infertility. Funding for teaching programs at children’s hospitals should not go to institutions that conduct such procedures, which other countries are abandoning after reviewing the latest outcome data. We hope this Committee can come together and agree to stand up and protect the innocence of children.” Subcommittee on Health hearing titled “ Examining Proposals that Provide Access to Care for Patients and Support Research for Rare Diseases ”   WHAT: A subcommittee legislative hearing to discuss programs that provide access to care for mothers, children, cancer patients, and firefighters as well as research into rare diseases.  DATE : Wednesday, June 14, 2023   TIME : 10:30 AM EDT   LOCATION : 2322 Rayburn House Office Building   WITNESSES : Witnesses will be announced and are by invitation only.  LEGISLATION AND PROPOSALS UNDER CONSIDERATION:   H.R. 3226 , the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act of 2023 (Reps. Anna Eshoo, Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Robin Kelly, Jen Kiggans, Lisa Blunt Rochester, and Michael Burgess)    H.R. 3838 , the Preventing Maternal Deaths Reauthorization Act of 2023 (Reps. Michael Burgess, Diana DeGette, Buddy Carter, Robin Kelly, Kat Cammack, and Kathy Castor)   H.R. 3843 , the Action for Dental Health Act of 2023 (Reps. Robin Kelly and Mike Simpson)   H.R.__ , the Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2023 (Reps. Michael Burgess, Danny Davis, and Buddy Carter)    H.R. 3821 , the Firefighter Cancer Registry Reauthorization Act of 2023 (Reps. Bill Pascrell, Brian Fitzpatrick, Steny Hoyer, and Mike Bost)   H.R. 2365 , the National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act (Reps. Gus Bilirakis and Paul Tonko)    H.R. 3391 , the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0 (Reps. Jennifer Wexton, Tom Cole, Debbie Dingell, and Gus Bilirakis)    H.R. 3887 , the Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2023  (Rep. Dan Crenshaw) H.R. 3836 , the Medicaid Primary Care Improvement Act (Reps. Dan Crenshaw, Kim Schrier, Lloyd Smucker, and Earl Blumenauer)  This notice is at the direction of the Chair. The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be live streamed online at https://energycommerce.house.gov/ . If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Jolie Brochin with the Committee staff at Jolie.Brochin@mail.house.gov . If you have any press-related questions, please contact Christopher Krepich at Christopher.Krepich@mail.house.gov .  

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Jun 5, 2023
Press Release

E&C Leaders Press Health Department Watchdog for Information about Outdated and Incorrect Medicaid Enrollment

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Subcommittee on Health Chair Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chair Morgan Griffith (R-VA), on behalf of the Health and Oversight Subcommittee Republicans, today sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General (IG) Christi Grimm. The letter highlights concerns surrounding improper Medicaid payments and challenges States face in maintaining accurate enrollment during and after the eligibility redetermination process.  “It is critical that CMS and States take action to reduce the number of improper Medicaid payments to ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent to care for the most vulnerable who Medicaid was designed to help,” Chairs Rodgers, Guthrie, and Griffith wrote.   Background :  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which included provisions for enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) of 6.2% for States and required continuous Medicaid coverage through the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE).  The PHE led to a surge in Medicaid enrollment, increasing from 70 million to nearly 95 million individuals.  As part of the 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act, States are authorized to start the process of redetermining Medicaid eligibility from April 1, 2023.  Research demonstrates that even before the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining accurate Medicaid enrollment posed a significant challenge for CMS.  Past audits from the HHS IG have found inaccuracies in Medicaid enrollment resulted in improper payments.  The Chairs requested a briefing from the Office of the Inspector General as well as an audit that reviews and analyzes the following information regarding ineligible beneficiaries:  The reason for beneficiaries’ ineligibility  The types of factors and information considered at the time of enrollment  The causes of incorrect eligibility determinations  The approximate time individuals were ineligibly enrolled  The approximate dollar amount spent on recipients who were ineligible  The approximate dollar amount delivered to insurance companies on behalf of ineligible enrollees  CLICK HERE to read the letter to HHS IG Grimm. 

E&C Leaders Request Top NIH Researcher Sit for Videotaped Interview After Admin Stalls on Providing Lethal Mpox Experiment Documents

Did NIH Know that Decorated Scientist Planned to Conduct Gain-of-Function Research?  Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Subcommittee on Health Chair Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chair Morgan Griffith (R-VA), on behalf of the Health and Oversight subcommittee Republicans, sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services requesting that the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) top expert on pox viruses sit for a videotaped, transcribed interview regarding the mysterious discontinuation of his proposed experiment to supercharge the mpox virus.  BACKGROUND:   In a September 2022 Science article , Dr. Bernard Moss of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) discussed a specific mpox project:  From the article: “Moss has been trying for years to figure out the crucial difference between two variants of monkeypox virus: clade 2, which until recently was found only in West Africa and is now causing the global outbreak, and clade 1, believed to be much deadlier, which has caused outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo for many decades. He’s found that clade 1 virus can kill a mouse at levels 1000 times lower than those needed with clade 2. To find out why, Moss and his colleagues swapped dozens of clade 2 genes, one at a time, into clade 1 virus, hoping to see it become less deadly, but with no luck so far. Now, they are planning to try the opposite, endowing clade 2 virus with genes from its deadlier relative.”  The effect of the project would be to supercharge the less lethal but much more transmissible variant of the mpox virus that caused the recent U.S. epidemic by combining it with a highly lethal variant found only in the Congo Basin.  Energy and Commerce Republicans requested in a March 30, 2023, letter documents related to the experiment described in the Science article.  On April 26, 2023, NIH responded by noting the proposal did not go forward but did not explain how that occurred or how NIH could even be sure that the experiment was not already conducted.  KEY EXCERPT:   “You informed us that the study discussed by Dr. Moss 'has not been formally proposed, and NIAID has no plans to move forward with this research.' This is a stunning admission. Dr. Moss has been with the NIH since 1966, is one of the leading authorities on pox viruses, and one of the NIH’s most accomplished researchers. He has received numerous awards and prizes. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Microbiology, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and president of the American Society for Virology. Dr. Moss is currently an editor of Virology and a member of several editorial boards. Dr. Moss’s comments to Science indicate to us that he gave the study in question much thought and effort, and that he believed in going forward with the mpox study. The admission that he did not formally propose this research, and the NIAID has no plans to pursue it seems extraordinary. It seems unlikely that Dr. Moss changed his mind. On the other hand, it is hard to believe the NIAID has apparently overruled one of its most highly respected scientists. These circumstances demand a detailed explanation about what happened with this research project publicized by Dr. Moss.”  CLICK HERE to read the full letter. 

151 House Republicans Demand EPA End Their Effort to Dictate the Cars that Americans Drive

Proposed Standards Will Make it Harder for Americans to Afford New Cars Washington, D.C. — 151 House Republicans, led by Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan urging him to rescind the agency’s proposed emissions standards for light- and medium-duty vehicles and heavy-duty trucks. The EPA’s ill-conceived effort is just their latest attempt to carry out President Biden’s radical rush-to-green agenda, which will take away Americans’ choice when it comes to the kind of vehicle they drive—and arm-twist people into buying vehicles they can’t afford.   CLICK HERE to read exclusive coverage from Fox News.  Excerpts and highlights from the letter:   "We write to express deep concerns with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed standards for light- and medium-duty vehicles and heavy-duty trucks. The proposals are the latest effort by the Biden administration to commandeer America’s transportation sector and force its complete vehicle electrification under the guise of mitigating climate change.    "The light- and medium-duty vehicle proposed standards are unworkable and impractical. EPA estimates that the proposed standards would lead to electric vehicles (EVs) accounting for 67 percent of new light-duty vehicle sales and 46 percent of new medium-duty vehicle sales in the United States by model year 2032. The projected statistics are a far cry from the current EV market share of 4.5 percent, making these standards a deliberate market manipulation to prop up EVs. Furthermore, a rapid shift towards EVs would benefit only the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), as China has a stranglehold on the critical minerals supply chain and manufacturing of EV batteries. For example, China currently controls 50 to 70 percent of global lithium and cobalt refining that are necessary for EV batteries.  "Additionally, EVs are not necessarily better for the environment in terms of emissions reductions.  Specifically, over its lifetime, an EV only has lower emissions than an internal combustion engine vehicle if it travels between 28,069 and 68,160 miles and remains in service for more than 10 years – circumstances which are not being realized today.   "Worst of all, the proposed standards would make life harder and even more unaffordable for Americans and their families. According to Kelley Blue Book, the average price of an EV is $65,291, which is $17,197 more than the average price of an internal combustion engine vehicle. Insurance for electric cars costs $206 per month on average, which is $44 more per month than insuring a gas-powered car. Pricing is especially important, because access to a car is tied to improved economic outcomes for low-income households. Americans should not be forced into paying an excessive amount for a car they do not want and cannot afford. Also, the lack of driving range continues to be a problem with EVs. Forcing rural America into a largely EV future is condemning these communities into isolation.    "Given that the recent EPA announcement was only a proposal, we strongly urge you to rescind this ill-considered effort . Americans want the ability to choose the vehicle that best meets their needs, that is reliable, and that they can afford -- not be forced into buying an EV." CLICK HERE to read the full letter.   NOTE: The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee held a hearing on April 19 to expose the environmental, human rights, and national security risks of the Biden Administration's rush-to-green policies. CLICK HERE to watch the hearing and read opening statements and witness testimony.