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Pallone Applauds Committee Passage of 12 Bipartisan Bills

Nov 17, 2021
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement today after the Full Committee voted to advance 12 bipartisan bills:

“Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee passed 12 bills with overwhelming bipartisan support that will invest in the health and safety of the American people and help revitalize our economy.

“The Committee passed eight health care bills that will create research opportunities, provide support to the health care workforce, and expand access to important preventative services. Taken together, these bills will foster important medical research that will save lives, provide resources to bolster the health care workforce on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and increase access to auditory and oral health programs to keep our children and families healthy. 

“The Committee also approved a telecommunications bill that will help us better understand and address how connectivity barriers impact maternal health and another bill that will streamline the process to resolve disputes over our airwaves and ensure their efficient use.

“Finally, the Committee supported two commerce bills that will provide needed transparency for consumers who purchase products through online third-party marketplaces and bolster the U.S. travel industry, helping to save small businesses and jobs across the country.

“I commend members for their hard work to advance these bills out of Committee and look forward to continuing to work together to pass them on the House Floor.”

The Committee favorably reported the following bills:

H.R. 5561, the “Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Reauthorization Act,” which was introduced by Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Doris Matsui (D-CA).  The bill was passed, as amended, by voice vote.  

H.R. 5487, the “Stillbirth Health Improvement and Education for Autumn Act of 2021” or the “SHINE for Autumn Act of 2021,” which was introduced by Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), and Kathy Castor (D-FL). The bill was passed, as amended, by voice vote.  

H.R. 1193, the “Cardiovascular Advances in Research and Opportunities Legacy Act,” which was introduced by Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY).  The bill was passed, as amended, by voice vote.  

H.R. 1667, the “Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act,” which was introduced by Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA) and 14 other original cosponsors. The bill was passed, as amended, by voice vote.  

H.R. 3320, the “Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act of 2021,” which was introduced by Reps. Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Mullin. The bill was passed, as amended, by voice vote.  

H.R. 4555, the “Oral Health Literacy and Awareness Act of 2021,” which was introduced by Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL). The bill was passed by voice vote.  

H.R. 5551, the “Improving the Health of Children Act,” which was introduced by Reps. Buddy Carter (R-GA), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Lori Trahan (D-MA), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), and Richard Hudson (R-NC).  The bill was passed by voice vote.  

H.R. 3537, the “Accelerating Access to Critical Therapies for ALS Act,” which was introduced by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) and 99 original cosponsors. The bill was passed, as amended, by voice vote.  

H.R. 1218, the “Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act,” which was introduced by Reps. Butterfield, Bilirakis, and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE). The bill was passed, as amended, by voice vote.  

H.R. 2501, the “Spectrum Coordination Act,” which was introduced by Rep. Bilirakis. The bill was passed, as amended, by voice vote.  

H.R. 5502, the “Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers Act,” which was introduced by Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Bilirakis. The bill was passed by voice vote.  

H.R. 4594, the “Restoring Brand USA Act,” which was introduced by Reps. Bilirakis and Peter Welch (D-VT). The bill was passed by voice vote.  

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