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E&C Announces Health Subcommittee Hearing on Legislation to Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs

Apr 22, 2021
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 fully remote legislative hearing on Tuesday, May 4, at 11:30 a.m. (EDT) on legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs for the American people. The hearing is entitled, “Negotiating a Better Deal: Legislation to Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs.”

“It’s unacceptable, especially during a public health and economic crisis, that Americans are paying the highest prices for prescription drugs in the world,” Pallone and Eshoo said. “It’s time to finally rein in the soaring cost of prescription drugs by empowering the federal government to negotiate a better deal for the American people. Making health care and prescription drugs more affordable is one of this Committee’s top priorities, and we look forward to discussing the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act and other proposals to lower the cost of prescription drugs.” 

This hearing will be conducted remotely 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.

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