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E&C Announces Hearing on Impact of Overturning Roe v. Wade on July 19

Jul 8, 2022
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) announced today that the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, July 19, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Roe Reversal: The Impacts of Taking Away the Constitutional Right to an Abortion.”

“The consequences of Republicans fulfilling their quest to overturn Roe are already rippling across the nation,” Pallone and DeGette said. “Millions of women no longer have the right to make their own health care decisions while radical Republican politicians are already plotting how to further restrict access to abortion, contraception, and other forms of reproductive health care. This hearing will shine a light on the devastating immediate impacts the Republican-controlled Supreme Court’s ruling will have on women and explore ways to help those living in states that already, or are likely to soon, ban abortion.”

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 Monday, July 18.

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