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Walden Touts E&C Republicans’ Achievements in the 116th Congress


Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) released a document detailing E&C Republicans’ legislative achievements in the 116th Congress. Walden released the following statement.

“Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans continued their work on behalf of the American people throughout the 116th Congress. Despite not controlling the House agenda, and the fact much of 2020 was focused on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we had dozens of bills signed into law. These measures will help expand broadband access by investing in broadband infrastructure, make crucial midband spectrum...

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E&C Republican Leaders’ Statement on FDA Announcement to Lower Costs and Expand Treatment Options for Diabetic Patients


Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader for the 116th Congress Greg Walden (R-OR), incoming Republican Leader for the 117th Congress Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Dr. Michael Burgess (R-TX), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY) released the following statement after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval of a generic glucagon for injection. Glucagon is used to treat low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, which often occurs in patients with diabetes.

“This announcement is a major step...

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Walden and Pallone Praise House Passage of the No Surprises Act


Washington, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following joint statement today after the No Surprises Act passed on the House Floor as part of H.R. 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.

“This is a historic day for patients and their families who will soon be protected from surprise medical bills, correcting a clear market failure that has burdened millions of patients with crushing medical debts through no fault of their own.

“From the outset, our top priority has...

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