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Committee activity related to implementation of the Affordable Care Act; health insurance company practices; Medicare and Medicaid; prescription drugs; chronic and infectious diseases; reproductive and women’s health; and the safety of America’s food supply. 

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Oct 26, 2017 Hearing

Energy & Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. and Congressman Bobby Rush will hold a Democratic forum exploring public health solutions to gun violence. 

Oct 25, 2017 Hearing

The Committee on Energy and Commerce will hold a hearing on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Federal Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis: A Status Update on CARA and Other Initiatives.” 

Oct 24, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Examining HHS’s Public Health Preparedness for and Response to the 2017 Hurricane Season.”

Oct 20, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to Dr. Jack Michel, Owner of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, LLC, the Florida nursing home that lost 14 residents in the wake of Hurricane Irma, after the facility’s air conditioning failed.
Oct 18, 2017 Press Release
E&C Democratic leaders demanded the Trump Administration justify their decision to allow additional organizations to exempt themselves from the contraceptive coverage requirements guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act.
Oct 17, 2017 Press Release
Following a forum on sports-related brain trauma, Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic leaders sent a letter to USA Football requesting an update on the organization’s efforts to improve the safety of youth football programs.
Oct 17, 2017 Press Release
Top House and Senate Democratic health leaders demanded that the Trump Administration provide Congress with documents used to justify the Administration’s decision to terminate the cost-sharing reduction payments.
Oct 14, 2017 Press Release

Bipartisan committee leaders sent a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Friday, continuing its ongoing investigation into the unusually large opioid presence in the state of West Virginia.

Oct 13, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement today on reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Community Health Centers and other public health laws
Oct 13, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's statement in response to President Trump’s decision to default on the Cost-Sharing Reduction payments that help millions of Americans purchase health insurance.