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E&C Announces Oversight Hearing with Health Care Workers on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Feb 23, 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 the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, March 2, at 10:30 a.m. (EST) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Lessons from the Frontline: COVID-19’s Impact on American Health Care.” 

“As the Omicron wave crests around the nation, there are valuable public health lessons to be learned and applied going forward on our COVID-19 response,” Pallone and DeGette said. “Next week, we’ll hear directly from health care workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic on what has worked well and what challenges remain for the future. We look forward to hearing their valuable perspectives on how to keep Americans safe and healthy as we prepare for other potential variants.”

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 1.

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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.