Hearing: “The Overdose Crisis: Interagency Proposal to Combat Illicit Fentanyl-Related Substances”

Subcommittee on Health (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

Thursday, December 2, 2021 (10:30 AM)

2123 RHOB
Washington, D.C.
This will be a hybrid hearing held in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, as well as remotely on the Committee's Cisco Webex Platform. The hearing will be live streamed on the Committee's website at https://energycommerce.house.gov.

Witnesses

Mr. Kemp L. Chester
Assistant Director, Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy

Added 11/30/2021 at 01:14 PM
  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 11/30/2021 at 01:20 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 11/30/2021 at 01:20 PM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 11/30/2021 at 01:20 PM

Mr. Louis J. Milione
Principal Deputy Administrator, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

Added 11/30/2021 at 01:14 PM
  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 12/01/2021 at 06:39 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 12/15/2021 at 09:48 AM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 12/01/2021 at 06:39 PM

Ms. Lisa O. Monaco
Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

Added 11/30/2021 at 01:14 PM

Mr. Douglas Throckmorton M.D.
Deputy Director for Regulatory Programs, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Added 11/30/2021 at 01:14 PM
  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 12/01/2021 at 11:05 AM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 12/01/2021 at 11:26 AM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 12/01/2021 at 11:05 AM

Ms. Nora D. Volkow M.D.
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health

Added 11/30/2021 at 01:14 PM
  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 12/01/2021 at 11:05 AM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 12/01/2021 at 11:05 AM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 12/01/2021 at 11:05 AM

Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]
  • Briefing Memo [PDF] Added 11/30/2021 at 01:14 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from Representative John Katko of New York [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - A dashboard page from Operation Lone Star updated on November 25, 2021 [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from Representative French Hill of Arkansas [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - An August 2021 letter from the Drug Policy Alliance, the Leadership Conference, and 142 organizations [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from the U.S. Department of Justice [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - A CNN article entitled, “Biden administration grapples with American addiction as overdose deaths hit a record high” [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - Testimony from Dr. Sandra D. Comer [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the Drug Policy Alliance and other criminal justice, civil rights, drug policy, health policy, advocacy organizations, and public health professionals in support of the H.R. 2366/S. 1457 [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - A Huffington Post article entitled, “White House Walks Political Tightrope With Plan to Criminalize Fentanyl” [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - An Inquest article entitled, “Follow the Science” [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - An October 2021 letter from the Drug Policy Alliance and other criminal justice, civil rights, drug policy, health policy, faith-based and advocacy organizations [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - An NBC News article entitled, “The war on drugs didn’t work. But Biden is doubling down on it with fentanyl analogs” [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - An NPR article entitled, “A proposed Biden drug policy could widen racial disparities, civil rights groups warn” [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - A November 2021 letter from the Drug Policy Alliance, National Harm Reduction Coalition, People’s Action and VOCAL-NY, along with 240 other drug policy, health policy, criminal justice, civil rights and advocacy organizations [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from People’s Action [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - An Clevland.com article entitled, “Sen. Portman, save Ohio lives by supporting the MAT and STOP Fentanyl acts: Justin Hanley” [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - An article from the College on Problems of Drug Dependencies entitled, “Potential unintended consequences of class-wide drug scheduling based on chemical structure: A cautionary tale for fentanyl-related compounds” [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - A Salon article entitled, “Democrats extend Trump drug policy that widened racial disparities- now Biden wants to keep it” [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the Victims of Illicit Drugs [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from Dr. Timothy Westlake [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Document for the Record - A Wall Street Journal article entitled, “Rhode Island Set to Be First State to Pilot Safe-Injection Sites for Drug Users” [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM

Member Statements

  • Opening Statement of Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Health [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Opening Statement of Rep. Brett Guthrie, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Health [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Opening Statement of Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr., Chairman of the Full Committee [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Opening Statement of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Ranking Member of the Full Committee [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Opening Statement of Rep. Richard Hudson [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM

Hearing Record

  • Hearing: Member Roster [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM
  • Preliminary Transcript [PDF] Added 12/14/2021 at 03:59 PM

First Published: November 23, 2021 at 05:43 PM
Last Updated: January 12, 2022 at 04:00 PM