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MARKUP: E&C to Consider Seven Bills from #SubDCCP, #SubEnvironment, and #SubHealth



WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), has scheduled a full committee markup on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building to consider legislation that will protect consumers on roadways, modernize the nation’s drinking water infrastructure, and advance public health.

“From commonsense policies to advance our public health efforts and to grant small businesses flexibility in how they share nutritional information, Thursday will be an important day for patients and consumers,” said Chairman Walden. “We’ll look at bipartisan self-driving legislation that prioritizes consumer safety, reduces traffic-related fatalities, and clarifies federal and state roles. We’ll also consider important legislation that seeks to bring greater investment in the country’s aging drinking water infrastructure to modernize our drinking water delivery systems.”

To be considered from #SubHealth:

  • H.R. 772, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017, authored by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), would help improve consumer access to nutritional information in a way that works for customers and businesses
  • H.R. 767, the Stop, Observe, Ask and Respond (SOAR) to Health and Wellness Act of 2017, authored by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), would provide health care professionals training on how to identify and appropriately treat human trafficking victims. H.R. 767 passed #SubHealth, by voice vote.
  • H.R. 880, the Military Injury Surgical Systems Integrated Operationally Nationwide to achieve ZERO Preventable Deaths (MISSION ZERO) Act, authored by Dr. Burgess, establishes a grant program for military-civilian partnerships in trauma care that will allow both sectors to benefit from the others’ expertise and experience. H.R. 880 passed #SubHealth, by voice vote.
  • H.R. 931, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017, authored by Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop and maintain a registry to collect data regarding the incidence of cancer in firefighters. H.R. 931 passed #SubHealth, by voice vote.
  • H.R. 2422, the Action for Dental Health Act of 2017, authored by Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL), would reauthorize CDC oral health promotion and disease prevention programs along with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s grants to states to support oral health workforce activities. H.R. 2422 passed #SubHealth, by voice vote.

To be considered from #SubDCCP:

  • H.R. 3388, DECAL Act, authored by Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), would make our nation’s roadways safer by facilitating a common language for educating consumers about the technologies and capabilities of different self-driving vehicles to protect consumers, foster innovation, increase mobility, and boost research and development.

During the markup, the committee will consider an amendment in the nature of a substitute to the DECAL Act to address the many issues discussed during the subcommittee markup.

To be considered from #SubEnvironment:

  • H.R. 3387, the Drinking Water System improvement Act, authored by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), would authorize $8 billion over 5 years for the drinking water revolving loan fund program, expand the eligible uses of Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund to cover the costs associated with preconstruction activities and replacing or rehabilitating aging treatment, storage, or distribution facilities, create a strategic plan to have an electronic system that allows water utilities to send their compliance data to states and states send it to EPA. H.R.3387 passed #SubEnvironment by voice vote.

“These bipartisan bills are big wins for the American people and are just one more example as to how our committee is working hard to put the people’s priorities first,” added Chairman Walden.

Electronic copies of the legislation and a background memo can be found at the Energy and Commerce Committee’s website HERE. Amendment text and votes will be available at the same link as they are posted.

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