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Rescheduled: E&C Health Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Future of Biomedical Research

Sep 2, 2021
Press Release

UPDATE: This previously postponed Health Subcommittee hearing has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 8, at 10:30 a.m. (EST). Details have been updated below.

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 hearing on Wednesday, December 8, at 10:30 a.m. (EST) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, on the future of biomedical research. The hearing is entitled, “The Future of Biomedicine: Translating Biomedical Research into Personalized Health Care.”

“As we celebrate major biomedical achievements with the 20th anniversary of the Human Genome Project, the fruition of decades of research into mRNA, and incredible progress on cancer immunotherapy, there are many more discoveries to be made that will continue to help save lives across the globe,” said Pallone and Eshoo. “With advances in precision medicine and data science, we are just at the beginning of breakthroughs that have the potential to revolutionize how we treat and cure disease. Next week’s hearing is a pivotal opportunity to hear from leading experts what the next frontier of biomedical research is and how we get there.”

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, December 7. 

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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.