Health Subcommittee to Hold Legislative Hearing on Proposals to Help Patients with Substance Use Disorders
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 legislative hearing on Tuesday, March 3, at 10 am in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Combatting an Epidemic: Legislation to Help Patients with Substance Use Disorders.”
“The opioid epidemic claims 130 lives every day, and our country also faces emerging epidemics involving cocaine and methamphetamine use,” Pallone and Eshoo said. “The Committee has passed several important bills to give federal and state officials new funding and authorities to treat these epidemics, but there is more work to be done. Next week, the Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing to conduct oversight of the Administration’s implementation of previously enacted legislation and to consider additional legislative proposals to prevent overdoses and help patients.”
Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, legislation, witness list, testimony and a live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.