Look Ahead: Committee Announces Hearing Schedule for the Week of July 21

July 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of July 21. The committee will explore ways to improve communication in the health care system, review modernizing environmental regulation, discuss how personalized medicine and technological advances can improve the health care system, examine state energy policies, and review a number of bills before the Communications and Technology Subcommittee.

On Tuesday, July 22, the Subcommittee on Health will examine ways to eliminate communication barriers in the discovery, development, and delivery cycle on the #Path2Cures. This hearing builds upon the conversations established in the 21st Century Cures initiative. Learn more about the initiative here. The Majority Memorandum and witness list are available here. Witness testimony will be posted at the same link as available.

On Wednesday, July 23, the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will examine efforts to modernize state and federal cooperation in environmental regulation and protection. State environmental officials and stakeholders from the regulated community will testify on areas for improvement and ways in which states and EPA can better work together to accomplish mutual environmental goals. The Majority Memorandum, witness list, and witness testimony will be available here.

Also on Wednesday, the Subcommittee on Health will hold a roundtable in the 21st Century Cures initiative to discuss how the rise of personalized medicine and advances in science and technology can shape the health care system in the 21st century. The roundtable will explore how genomic sequencing and diagnostic testing, as well as the regulation of these continually evolving areas, affects innovative product development and delivery. A list of participants is available here.

On Thursday, July 24, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power will examine the economic effects of state energy policies as well as the impact of federal polices on states. Members and experts in the energy field will review policies that have proven to be successful. The Majority Memorandum, witness list, and witness testimony will be available here.

Also on Thursday, the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold a hearing to discuss legislation to strengthen consumer protection against ID spoofing, ensure consideration of LPTV and translators in auction proceedings, and reduce regulatory burdens on electronics manufacturers. The Majority Memorandum, witness list, and witness testimony will be available here.

Hearing and Vote Details:

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

3 PM
2322 Rayburn HOB
Subcommittee on Health
Hearing on “21st Century Cures: Barriers to Ongoing Communication and Evidence Development“

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

10 AM
2322 Rayburn HOB
Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy
Hearing on “Modernizing the Business of Environmental Regulation and Protection”

10 AM
2123 Rayburn HOB
Subcommittee on Health
Roundtable on “21st Century Cures Roundtable on Personalized Medicine”

Thursday, July 24, 2014

10 AM
2123 Rayburn HOB
Subcommittee on Energy and Power
Hearing on “Laboratories of Democracy: The Economic Impacts of State Energy Policies”

10:15 AM
2322 Rayburn HOB
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Legislative Hearing on the Anti-Spoofing Act, the LPTV and Translator Act, and the E-LABEL Act 

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