E&C Health Subcommittee to Hold Chicago Field Hearing on Public Health Threat of Gun Violence on October 3
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 field hearing on Thursday, October 3, in Chicago, Illinois on the public health threat posed by gun violence. The hearing will be held at Kennedy King College .
“Gun violence is a national public health threat that demands federal action,” Pallone and Eshoo said. “Next month, we will hold a field hearing in Chicago to learn more about the gun violence crisis and the need for our public health agencies to conduct research into this ongoing epidemic.
“The hearing will bring together community members, care providers and policy experts for a community-centered discussion on ways to intervene in these senseless tragedies that have become all too common throughout our country,” Pallone and Eshoo continued. “This critical discussion will be instructive on how to better protect our communities from the scourge of gun violence.”
Additional details will be announced the week prior to the hearing.