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E&C Announces Health Legislative Hearing on MDUFA Reauthorization

Mar 23, 2022
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) announced today that the Health Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on Wednesday, March 30, at 9:00 a.m. (EDT) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building on reauthorization of the Medical Device User Fee Act (MDUFA). The hearing is entitled, “FDA User Fee Reauthorization: Ensuring Safe and Effective Medical Devices.”

“The medical device user fee program is necessary, highly effective, and helps the Food and Drug Administration fulfill its mission to ensure the safety and efficacy of medical devices,” Pallone and Eshoo said. “Next week, we’ll hear from FDA and stakeholders on the importance of reauthorizing this successful program to maintain the agency’s gold standard review process, encourage technological innovation, and promote better patient outcomes.”

This will be a hybrid hearing that includes both in person and remote member attendance via Cisco Webex video conferencing. Members of the public may view the hearing via live webcast accessible on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s website. Please note the webcast will not be available until the hearing 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, March 29. 

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Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, legislation, witnesses, testimony, and a live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.