Energy and Commerce hearings postponed

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has postponed two hearings originally scheduled for Tuesday.

An oversight panel hearing on salmonella and the recent egg recall has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 21. And the health subpanel will hold its hearing on 18 mostly uncontroversial public health bills on Wednesday after its hearing on Medicare's competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment.

The 18 public health bills are:

    •    H.R. 211, Calling for 2-1-1 Act of 2009;
    •    H.R. 758, Pediatric Research Consortia Establishment Act;
    •    H.R. 1032, Heart Disease Education, Analysis Research, and Treatment for Women Act;
    •    H.R. 1210, Arthritis Prevention, Control, and Cure Act of 2009;
    •    H.R. 1230, Bone Marrow Failure Disease Research and Treatment Act of 2009;
    •    H.R. 1362, National MS and Parkinson's Disease Registries Act;
    •    H.R. 1995, Eliminating Disparities in Diabetes Prevention Access and Care Act of 2009;
    •    H.R. 2408, Scleroderma Research and Awareness Act;
    •    H.R. 2818, Methamphetamine Education, Treatment, and Hope Act of 2009;
    •    H.R. 2941, Johanna’s Law Reauthorization;
    •    H.R. 2999, Veterinary Public Health Workforce and Education Act;
    •    H.R. 5354,  Gestational Diabetes Act of 2009;
    •    H.R. 5462, Birth Defects Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Awareness Act of 2010;
    •    H.R. 5986, Neglected Infections of Impoverished Americans Act of 2010;
    •    H.R. 6012, Diabetes Screening Utilization;
    •    H.R. 6081, Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2010;
    •    H.R. ___, Telehealth Improvement and Expansion Act of 2010;
    •    H.R. ___,  Health Data Collection Improvement Act.