Chairs Rodgers and Guthrie Announce Subcommittee Budget Hearing with HHS Secretary Becerra

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Subcommittee on Health Chair Brett Guthrie (R-KY) today announced a subcommittee hearing titled “Fiscal Year 2025 Department of Health and Human Services Budget.”

"President Biden has requested to spend $1.8 trillion for HHS in fiscal year 2025—more than the gross domestic product of Australia—that would keep runaway spending in place without reforms to protect the fiscal health of the nation. As today’s inflation figures emphasize, the American people need responsible fiscal policy that protects access to the benefits they enjoy,” said Chairs Rodgers and Guthrie. “The Secretary will need to defend the President’s radical tax-and-spend agenda and answer for his department’s failure to achieve its core mission of enhancing the health of Americans. We look forward to his explanations for ignoring popular patient-focused reforms in favor enacting the agenda of the far left.”

Subcommittee on Health hearing titled “Fiscal Year 2025 Department of Health and Human Services Budget.”

WHAT: A hearing to discuss President Biden’s FY 2025 budget request for the Department of Health and Human Services.  

DATE: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

TIME: 2:00 PM ET

LOCATION: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building 


  • Hon. Xavier Becerra, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services

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 Emma Schultheis with the Committee staff at If you have any press-related questions, please contact Christopher Krepich at