WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy & Commerce Committee kicked off the week with a quick road trip to Obamacare’s barren counties, checking out roadside attractions in rural America. Also this week, the committee held two hearings and a markup of five #EnergyInfrastructure bills. #SubCommTech discussed how we can work to expand broadband coverage nationwide and #SubHealth explored funding extensions for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Scroll down below for a #BehindTheScenes look
Wednesday’s #SubCommTech hearing was a full house, as members discussed how we can achieve nationwide broadband coverage.
Representatives Mimi Walters (R-CA) and Chris Collins (R-NY) take notes during the #SubCommTech hearing as witnesses delivered opening statements.
#SubCommTech Chairwoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) shares a laugh with members at the start of Wednesday’s hearing.
[Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar for The Washington Post]
Full Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) joined a Washington Post panel to discuss the roots of the opioid crisis and what is being done to curb growing addiction in our country.
#SubEnergy Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) smiles as members crack a joke during Thursday’s subcommittee markup.
Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) leans over to talk with his son during Friday’s #SubHealth hearing on funding for important safety net health programs.