Chairs Rodgers, Guthrie Announce Subcommittee Field Hearing on the Opioid Epidemic and the SUPPORT Act

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 field hearing titled "Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Examining the SUPPORT Act Five Years Later." 

"With the fentanyl crisis raging on across our communities, it’s critical that we find ways to more effectively provide support for people struggling with substance use disorder. By strengthening programs that help people manage addiction and by lifting them out of despair with opportunities to live a full life, we can save lives and help people reach their full potential. Our members will hear from experts in the community and convene this hearing in Central Pennsylvania where the opioid epidemic has claimed tens of thousands of lives over the past decade—just as it has in Washington State, Kentucky, and other parts of the country,” said Chairs Rodgers and Guthrie. 

Subcommittee on Health hearing titled "Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Examining the SUPPORT Act Five Years Later." 

WHAT: A subcommittee field hearing to discuss the opioid crisis and reauthorizing key portions of the SUPPORT Act. 

DATE: Friday, June 9, 2023 

TIME: 9:30 AM ET 

LOCATION: Gettysburg National Park Visitor's Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325 

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