This legislative hearing focused on reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) and the Medical Device User Fee Act (MDUFA), which expired at the end of September 2012.
This hearing was the third in a series of hearings on the administration’s efforts to identify wasteful, duplicative, or excessive spending by agencies within the jurisdiction of the Energy and Commerce Committee. The subcommittee reviewed concerns reported by the DOE IG and GAO.
This hearing allowed subcommittee members to review the president’s recently announced framework for online privacy. The subcommittee heard the views of the administration, affected industries, and consumer and privacy advocates on the proposal.