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Energy and Commerce Committee

Health (117th Congress)


Leader Guthrie Raises the Alarm on Need to Combat Fentanyl-Related Substances

04.14.2021

Washington, D.C. — The House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY) participated in a hearing on substance use disorders becoming worse because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He urged the Democrats to join Republicans in combating fentanyl-related substances and keeping these lethal drugs off America’s streets. The emergency scheduling order for fentanyl-related substances is set to expire on May 6, 2021, unless Congress makes it permanent or issues an extension.

Excerpts and highlights from his prepared remarks:

THE TOLL OF FENTANYL

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Leaders Rodgers and Jordan Call for Extension of Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues

04.08.2021

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and House Judiciary Committee Republican Leader Jim Jordan (R-OH) are leading legislation that will continue to keep fentanyl-related substances in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. In addition, the Leaders are calling on Democrats in Congress to work with Republicans to make this move permanent.

“Fentanyl is 50 times more potent than heroin...

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Guthrie: There are More Urgent Priorities than Propping up Obamacare

03.23.2021

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie delivered opening remarks at Tuesday’s hearing about why the Majority’s bills will fail to lower the cost of health care.

Excerpts and highlights from his remarks:

NEED TO FOCUS ON MORE PRESSING MATTERS

“I think we have more pressing items in this committee’s jurisdiction that should take priority over finding more ways to prop up the Affordable Care Act.

“We have a crisis at the border, where the HHS office in charge of taking care of unaccompanied children is being...

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