House E&C Chair Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), speaking remotely from his home, said during a hearing this week that he looks forward to enacting the House Democrats' drug pricing legislation, H.R. 3, this year.

Expect to Hear a Lot About Drug Pricing During Next Week’s House Hearing With Becerra

A powerful U.S. House health subcommittee has invited U.S. health secretary Xavier Becerra to brief it next week about his department’s discretionary budget request for the coming fiscal year, and to discuss how they might collaborate on lowering drug prices and health care costs. Becerra also could be asked about the 340B program during the hearing.

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) and E&C Health Chair Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) on Tuesday announced the May 12 hearing with Becerra. The E&C committee has jurisdiction over the 340B program.

A powerful U.S. House health subcommittee has invited U.S. health secretary Xavier Becerra to brief it next week about his department’s discretionary budget request for the coming fiscal year, and to discuss how they might collaborate on lowering drug prices and health care costs. Becerra also could be asked about the 340B program during the hearing.

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