E&C Announces Full Committee Markup of Six Health Bills
Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) announced today that the full Committee will hold a markup on Wednesday, May 18, at 10 a.m. (EDT) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
“This week, the full Energy and Commerce Committee will mark up six bipartisan bills that were considered by the Health Subcommittee last week,” Pallone said. “We will take a critical step in reauthorizing the user fee programs at the Food and Drug Administration that help ensure our nation’s drugs and medical devices are safe and effective. We will also bolster our nation’s response to the mental health and substance use disorder crises by reauthorizing programs that help those in greatest need. Additionally, the Committee will authorize President Biden’s groundbreaking ARPA-H initiative to accelerate biomedical research to revolutionize how we treat the deadliest diseases affecting Americans.”
The full Committee will consider the following bills:
H.R. 7667, the “Food and Drug Amendments of 2022,” which was introduced by Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Brett Guthrie (R-KY).
H.R. 7666, the “Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act of 2022,” which was introduced by Pallone and full Committee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA).
H.R. 7233, the “Keeping Incarceration Discharges Streamlined for Child and Accommodating Resources in Education Act” or “KIDS CARES Act,” which was introduced by Reps. Richard Hudson (R-NC) and Annie Kuster (D-NH).
H.R. 623, the “Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0,” which was introduced by Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and 17 original cosponsors.
H.R. 3771, the “South Asian Heart Health Awareness Act of 2021,” which was introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and 19 original cosponsors.
H.R. 5585, the “Advanced Research Project Agency-Health Act” or “ARPA-H Act,” which was introduced by Eshoo.
This will be a hybrid markup that includes both in person and remote member attendance via Cisco Webex video conferencing. Members of the public may view the markup via live webcast accessible on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s website. Please note the webcast will not be available until the markup begins.
The Committee strongly recommends that members of the media view the proceedings remotely. The Capitol and House Office Buildings currently have restricted access. Seating in the Committee room for credentialed media is very limited. Media must RSVP to their respective press gallery no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17.
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Information for this markup, including the Committee Memorandum, electronic copies of the legislation and any amendments, and a link to the live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.