E&C Health Subcommittee Calls HHS Secretary to Testify on President’s Outrageous Budget Request

Biden’s Partisan and Unrealistic Budget Request is Wrong for Americans

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 that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra will testify at a hearing to discuss President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Budget Request. 

“President Biden’s reckless spending is forcing Americans to deal with record levels of inflation. It has made it more difficult to purchase healthy foods, caused greater stresses on families, and driven up health care costs across the board. His budget request doubles down on massive inflationary spending, would crush medical innovation for new cures, attacks states’ rights to manage their Medicaid needs, forces taxpayers to fund abortion, and fails to restore trust in our public health agencies. Secretary Becerra owes it to the American people to explain why the Biden administration is placing these priorities over lowering health care costs, combating the fentanyl crisis, and protecting the dignity of all human life.” 

WHAT: A hearing to discuss President Biden’s FY24 Budget Request 

DATE: Wednesday, March 29, 2023   

TIME: 10:00 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 https://energycommerce.house.gov/. If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Jolie Brochin with the Committee staff at Jolie.Brochin@mail.house.gov. If you have any press-related questions, please contact Christopher Krepich at Christopher.Krepich@mail.house.gov