Chair Rodgers, Griffith Announce Subcommittee Hearing on Antimicrobial Resistance

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chair Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today announced a hearing titled "Antimicrobial Resistance: Examining an Emerging Public Health Threat." They issued the following statement: 

“Scientists, researchers, and health care practitioners are becoming increasingly concerned about the dangers of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, including bacterial 'superbugs.' The rise in drug-resistant infections has placed a heavy burden on the nation’s health care system. As the numbers of drug-resistant pathogenic strains continues to grow, it is critical to reassess Congress’ role in preventing the spread of these pathogens and in developing effective countermeasures to keep Americans safe. This hearing will provide members and the public an opportunity to better understand what antimicrobial resistance is, the impact of drug-resistant infections on the U.S. health care system; and the importance of antimicrobial stewardship and the development of alternative therapies to address this problem.”  

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing titled “Antimicrobial Resistance: Examining an Emerging Public Health Threat.” 

WHAT: A Subcommittee hearing to discuss the rise in antimicrobial resistant infections in the U.S. and what can be done to prevent this spread. 

DATE: Friday, April 28, 2023 

TIME: 9:00 AM ET 

LOCATION: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building 

This notice is at the direction of the Chair. The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be live streamed online at If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Lauren Eriksen with the Committee staff at If you have any press-related questions, please contact Christopher Krepich at