April 7, 2022
House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing on communities in need | Legislation to support mental health and well-being
On April 5, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hybrid hearing entitled, "Communities in Need: Legislation to Support Mental Health and Well-Being." During the hearing, lawmakers discussed 19 bipartisan bills that address mental health care in the United States. Lawmakers paid particular attention to bills that addressed pediatric mental health issues, the mental health workforce, and law enforcement response to mental health crises.
Committee members heard from two panels: One consisting of representatives from the Biden administration and another panel of experts, including representatives from behavioral health provider groups and state mental health and alcohol and drug use directors. Panelists provided updates on federal agency efforts to address mental health and shared their support for various programs included in the legislation discussed during the hearing. The hearing is one of a series of hearings occurring across committees of jurisdiction on mental health care and marks the next stage in the Subcommittee's effort to advance a comprehensive mental health package.
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Subcommittee on Health hearing on communities in need