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E&C Announces Health Subcommittee Markup of 9 Public Health Bills

Nov 2, 2021
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) announced today that the Health Subcommittee will hold a markup on Thursday, November 4, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

“On Thursday, the Health Subcommittee will mark up 9 bills that invest in our nation’s public health and provide much-needed resources and support to caregivers, providers, and patients,” Pallone and Eshoo said. “The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed our health care system for nearly two years and it’s important for Congress to provide additional support to those who’ve been on the front lines. We must also continue to enhance our overall public health to better protect children and families, including through critical preventative care. We look forward to advancing these important bipartisan bills that will improve quality of care and the well-being of the American people.”

The Subcommittee will consider the following bills:

H.R. 1193, the “Cardiovascular Advances in Research and Opportunities Legacy Act,” which was introduced by Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY). 

H.R. 1667, the “Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act,” which was introduced by Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA) and 14 other original cosponsors.  

H.R. 3297, the “Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2021,” which was introduced by Reps. Jason Crow (D-CO), Michael Burgess (R-TX), Eshoo, and Brett Guthrie (R-KY). 

H.R. 3320, the “Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act of 2021,” which was introduced by Reps. Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK).

H.R. 3537, the “Accelerating Access to Critical Therapies for ALS Act,” which was introduced by Reps. Mike Quigley (D-IL), Jeff Fortenberry (R-OK), and 99 original cosponsors.

H.R. 4555, the “Oral Health Literacy and Awareness Act of 2021,” which was introduced by Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL).

H.R. 5487, the “Stillbirth Health Improvement and Education for Autumn Act of 2021” or the “SHINE for Autumn Act of 2021,” which was introduced by Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Kathy Castor (D-FL), and Mullin.  

H.R. 5551, the “Improving the Health of Children Act,” which was introduced by Reps. Buddy Carter (R-GA), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Trahan, G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), and Richard Hudson (R-NC).

H.R. 5561, the “Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Reauthorization Act,” which was introduced by Reps. Guthrie and Doris Matsui (D-CA).

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 Wednesday, November 3.  


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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.