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Dec 10, 2021 8 tweets 4 min read
While @PhrMA wants you to think companies raise #drugprices to fund R&D, our investigation revealed that drug companies raise prices to:

💰 Turbocharge sales
💰 Keep their stock price growing

Here’s an internal company document admitting they raise prices to fuel “growth”: Worse still, drug companies spend far more to reward shareholders than on innovative R&D.

(Read our staff report on buybacks and dividends here: bit.ly/3pGmkR)

Here is the money they make vs. what they spend on R&D for 7 drugs:
Oct 14, 2021 10 tweets 2 min read
NEW: Chairs @CongressmanRaja and @RepRaskin released a staff memo revealing that the federal government does not regulate the use of tear gas on humans and has never determined if such use is safe.
oversight.house.gov/news/press-rel… The memo also found that tear gas manufacturers have willingly taken advantage of the lack of federal tear gas regulation and that the health effects of tear gas on humans is still woefully understudied.
Aug 31, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
NEW: Chairs @RepMaloney and @RepStephenLynch issued the following statement after Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John F. Sopko provided a remote briefing to Members of the Committee on Oversight and Reform:oversight.house.gov/news/press-rel… SIGAR Sopko provided the following information during the briefing ⬇️
Aug 31, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
NEW: Chair @CongressmanRaja sent a letter to @US_FDA Acting Commissioner @DrWoodcockFDA applauding FDA’s decision to bar the sale of certain flavored e-cigarette products and expressing concern over its decision to distinguish menthol from the other kid-friendly flavors. FDA’s decision to distinguish menthol from other kid-friendly flavors is a stark contrast to Dr. Woodcock’s congressional testimony.
Aug 30, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
NEW: Chair @RepMaloney, Chair @RepRoKhanna, and Rep. @Ilhan led more than 50 Democrats in sending a letter to @SpeakerPelosi and @LeaderHoyer requesting that they include the repeal of #fossilfuel subsidies in the #BuildBackBetter Act.
oversight.house.gov/news/press-rel… Image In their letter, the Members underscored that ending fossil fuel subsidies is an essential step in achieving #environmentaljustice in the United States.
Jul 30, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
NEW: @OversightDems released notes taken by then-Acting Deputy AG Donoghue of a 12/27/20 call with Pres. #Trump & former Acting AG Rosen, revealing attempts by Trump to pressure the 2 most senior officials at the DOJ to help overturn the #2020election or risk losing their jobs. Chairwoman @RepMaloney issued the following statement in light of the new revelations:
nytimes.com/2021/07/30/us/…
Jul 28, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
On July 10th, Texas legislators heard hours and hours of testimony from Texas citizens, the vast majority of whom opposed a bill that would restrict their voting rights.

Listen below to what they had to say about this bill⬇️ ▶️ Sonia González-Gladstein argues that the bill does, in fact, impair the right of free suffrage for the people of Texas and that it would have the biggest impact on essential workers and people of color, in a state that is already the hardest to vote in, in the country.
Jul 27, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
This Thursday at 10 a.m. ET, the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee will hear from 3 of the brave @TexasHDC who came to DC to defend the #votingrights of their constituents and of every American.

Watch how our witnesses have already spoken up for TX voters ⬇️ ▶️ In a news conference about the Texas Dems' escape to DC, Rep. Senfronia Thompson recalls what it was like for her grandmother to vote, at a time when primary elections were "White Only."
Jul 8, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
For more than two years, @OversightDems have been investigating the pharmaceutical industry’s pricing and business practices

Today, we are releasing our seventh staff report.

The findings are shocking. This is what we know ⬇️ The staff report analyzed financial data from 14 of the largest drug companies, evaluating how much they spent to enrich investors and executives, the amount spent on R&D, and the potential impact of Medicare price negotiations.
bit.ly/3jSu7do
Aug 21, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
House GOP claims there are NO DELAYS at the #postalservice.

Some Republicans prefer to shut their eyes, put their hands over their ears, and bury their heads in the sand.

The facts are clear. Let’s review. (1/6) 1⃣ Rs are ignoring the data.

savethepostoffice.com/need-proof-cha…

(2/6)
Feb 5, 2020 7 tweets 3 min read
"If the Administration moves to a chained price index, by 2030, the poverty line for a family of four would be $691 lower than it would be using the existing inflation index."
-Subcommittee on Government Operations Chair @GerryConnolly @GerryConnolly "The Administration cannot solve the nation’s poverty problem by simply lowering the dollar amount that defines poverty and claiming victory. The Administration’s efforts disregard the hardships that those experiencing poverty endure. " -Chair Connolly
Oct 25, 2019 9 tweets 2 min read
Today, @USATODAY published an op-ed authored by the Staff of @RepCummings. Here is a thread of excerpts from the op-ed.

usatoday.com/story/opinion/… As current and former congressional staff of Chairman Elijah E. Cummings, we had the great honor and privilege of working with him for more than two decades.
Oct 24, 2019 10 tweets 8 min read
#THREAD: In honor of our forever Chairman @RepCummings, we are sharing some of his most powerful moments of the 116th Congress that embody: Pain. Passion. Purpose. One of @RepCummings’ top priorities was always the rising costs of prescription drug prices and it was his first hearing as Chairman. He told a mother, whose daughter tragically died when they could not afford the price of insulin, "you are not alone."
bit.ly/2BRBDhz
Aug 29, 2019 5 tweets 5 min read
BREAKING: After Committee inspections of #DHS immigration facilities found serious problems, #DHS abruptly blocked further staff visits.

@RepCummings requests #DHS provide meaningful access to the identified #ICE and #CBP facilities.

oversight.house.gov/news/press-rel… @RepCummings .#DHS testified at an @OversightDems hearing that they welcomed the Committee to visit immigration facilities and would engage in a dialogue about “improving the standards that exist.”

Last week, Committee staff conducted bipartisan site inspections of these facilities.
Jul 15, 2019 13 tweets 4 min read
“Today, the Committee was scheduled to hear testimony from #KellyanneConway, Counselor to the President, about her repeated violations of federal laws.” -Chairman @RepCummings “This is the second time in three weeks our Committee has attempted to obtain her testimony. We invited her to appear voluntarily at a hearing on June 26, but she refused.” oversight.house.gov/news/press-rel…
Jul 12, 2019 19 tweets 5 min read
“Today, we will examine the #TrumpAdmin’s inhumane policy of separating children from their parents at the southern border.”- Chairman @RepCummings “I use the word inhumane for a reason. Separating children from their mothers and fathers causes lasting damage that may endure for the rest of their lives.”
Jun 11, 2019 11 tweets 4 min read
“I rise in strong support of this resolution. Ladies and gentlemen, the Trump Administration is engaged in one of the most unprecedented cover-ups since Watergate.“ -Chairman @RepCummings “And it is not just about #Russia. It is so much broader than that. This #coverup spans across numerous investigations, and it extends from the White House to multiple federal agencies of the government to completely separate outside parties.”
May 15, 2019 7 tweets 2 min read
"That terrifying trauma shook Charlottesville and the nation two years ago, but did you know that it does not appear in the 2017 FBI Hate Crime Statistics Report?' -@RepRaskin "None of the violence which took place on television before a horrified nation even made it as a statistic into our national record of hate crimes."
Apr 2, 2019 10 tweets 5 min read
"This resolution relates to our investigation of the #TrumpAdministration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the census. It authorizes me to issue three subpoenas"- Chairman @RepCummings "(1) for a deposition of John Gore, a senior official at the #DOJ; (2) for documents withheld by #DOJ; and (3) for documents withheld by the #DepartmentofCommerce."
Apr 2, 2019 12 tweets 4 min read
“Today, we are considering a resolution relating to the #securityclearance process at the #White House—a process that is supposed to protect our nation’s most closely guarded secrets. “ – Chairman @RepCummings “This resolution would authorize me to issue a subpoena for the testimony of Carl Kline, who served as the White House Personnel Security Director under the #TrumpAdministration.”
Mar 14, 2019 13 tweets 6 min read
"Today, the Committee will hear testimony from #SecretaryRoss about preparations for the #2020Census" - Chairman @RepCummings "The Constitution requires our government to conduct a census every ten years. The Constitution also requires us to count every person."