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Hearing on “Improving Safety and Transparency in America’s Food and Drugs”

Date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:00am
Location: 
2322 Rayburn House Office Building
Subcommittees: 

The Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a legislative hearing on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at 10 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled, “Improving Safety and Transparency in America’s Food and Drugs.”

 

Key Documents

Memorandum from Chairman Pallone to the Subcommittee on Health

Opening Statement of Subcommittee Chairwoman Eshoo as prepared for delivery

 

Livestream

 

Legislation

H.R. 961, the "Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2019"

H.R. 1769, the "Defending Against Imitations and Replacement of Yogurt, Milk, and Cheese to Promote Regular Intake of Daily Everyday Act" or the "DAIRY PRIDE Act"

H.R. 2117, the "Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research Act of 2019" or the "FASTER Act of 2019"

H.R. 2267, the "Infant Formula Protection Act of 2019"

H.R. 2827, the "Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act of 2019"

H.R. 4487, the "Codifying Useful Regulatory Definitions Act" or the "CURD Act"

H.R. 4712, the "Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act"

H.R. 4866, the "National Centers of Excellence in Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Act of 2019"

H.R. 5663, the "Safeguarding Therapeutics Act"

H.R. 5668, the "Making Objective Drug Evidence Revisions for New Labeling Act of 2020" or the "MODERN Labeling Act of 2020"

 

Witnesses

Panel I

Jeff Allen, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Friends of Cancer Research

Testimony


Richard Kaeser
Vice President, Global Brand Protection
Johnson & Johnson

Testimony


Fernando Muzzio, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Testimony


Kao-Ping Chua, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Michigan Medical School

Testimony

 

Panel II

Melanie Benesh
Legislative Attorney
Environmental Working Group

Testimony


Tom Balmer
Executive Vice President
National Milk Producers Federation

Testimony


J. David Carlin
Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs and Economic Policy
International Dairy Foods Association

Testimony


Douglas Corey, D.V.M.
Past President
American Association of Equine Practitioners

Testimony


Talia Day
Patient Advocate

Testimony


Paul C. DeLeo, Ph.D.
Principal
Integral Consulting, Inc.

Testimony


Mardi Mountford
President
Infant Nutrition Council of America

Testimony


Nancy Perry
Senior Vice President, Government Relations
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Testimony


Sara Sorscher
Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs
Center for Science in the Public Interest

Testimony

 

Issues: