A number of Congressional committees have recently held hearings on health policy issues, including the following:

  • House Energy and Commerce Committee hearings on “Cybersecurity in the Heath Care Sector: Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships” and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) medical device user fees.
  • A House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on “Federally Funded Cancer Research: Coordination and Innovation.”
  • Senate HELP Committee hearings on the nomination of Scott Gottlieb, MD, to serve as Commissioner of Food and Drugs, and on FDA user fee agreements.
  • A Senate Aging Committee hearing on Alzheimer’s disease, focusing on preventing cognitive decline in Americans to assuring quality care for those living with the disease.