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Energy & Commerce to Hold Oversight Hearing on the Impact of COVID-19 on Children’s Health and Well-being

Sep 15, 2021
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 Wednesday, September 22, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, on the health impacts of COVID-19 on children and adolescents. The hearing is entitled, “Putting Kids First: Addressing COVID-19’s Impacts on Children.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted and destabilized our children, and it is vital that we understand both the effects of the disease and the broader impacts on their health,” Pallone and DeGette said. “As students begin a new school year, we must ensure their safety in the classroom and access to the health care services necessary for their health and well-being. Next week, we will hear from pediatric health experts and mental health leaders about how we can ensure that the needs of America’s children and adolescents are addressed as we work together to bring an end to the pandemic.”

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, September 21.  

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