Chairman Neal Announces a Hearing on Substance Use, Suicide Risk, and the American Health System

Feb 23, 2022
Press Release

House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard E. Neal announced today that the Committee will hold a hearing on “Substance Use, Suicide Risk, and the American Health System” on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET in 1100 Longworth House Office Building and remotely via Cisco WebEx.

Pursuant to H. Res. 8, Members are encouraged to participate remotely in this hearing.  Members will be provided with instructions on how to participate via the Cisco WebEx platform in advance of the hearing.  Members of the public may view the hearing via live webcast available at The webcast will not be available until the hearing starts.

In view of the limited time available to hear witnesses, oral testimony at this hearing will be from the invited witness only.  However, any individual or organization not scheduled for an oral appearance may submit a written statement for consideration by the Committee and for inclusion in the printed record of the hearing.

Please Note: Any person(s) and/or organization(s) wishing to submit written comments for the hearing record can do so here:

Please ATTACH your submission as a PDF document, in compliance with the formatting requirements listed below, by the close of business on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.   

For questions, or if you encounter technical problems, please call (202) 225-3625.


The Committee relies on electronic submissions for printing the official hearing record.  As always, submissions will be included in the record according to the discretion of the Committee.  The Committee will not alter the content of your submission, but reserves the right to format it according to guidelines.  Any submission provided to the Committee by a witness, any materials submitted for the printed record, and any written comments in response to a request for written comments must conform to the guidelines listed below.  Any submission not in compliance with these guidelines will not be printed, but will be maintained in the Committee files for review and use by the Committee.

All submissions and supplementary materials must be submitted in a single document via email, provided in PDF format and must not exceed a total of 10 pages.  Witnesses and submitters are advised that the Committee relies on electronic submissions for printing the official hearing record.

All submissions must include a list of all clients, persons and/or organizations on whose behalf the witness appears. The name, company, address, telephone, and fax numbers of each witness must be included in the body of the email.  Please exclude any personal identifiable information in the attached submission.

Failure to follow the formatting requirements may result in the exclusion of a submission.  All submissions for the record are final.

Note: All Committee advisories are available [here].