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The Economic Impact of Diabetes

A hearing before the U. S. Congress Joint Economic Committee will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2023, at 10:00am ET, in room 192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Vice-Chairman David Schweikert and Chairman Martin Heinrich will preside.

Read Chairman Heinrich's opening statement

Hearing:           “The Economic Impact of Diabetes”


                       Buu Nygren, Ed.D.

                       President, Navajo Nation

                       Window Rock, AZ

                       Read President Nygren's testimony here   

                       Janet Brown-Friday, RN, MSN, MPH

                       President, Health Care and Education

                       American Diabetes Association

                       Washington, DC

                       Read Mrs. Brown-Friday's testimony here


                        Benedic N. Ippolito, Ph.D.

                        Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

                        Washington, DC

                        Read Dr. Ippolito's testimony here


                        Mark A. Herman, M.D.

                        E.L. Wagner, M.D., Chair of Internal Medicine II

                        Chief, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

                        Baylor College of Medicine

                        Houston, TX

                        Read Dr. Herman's testimony here


Date:                10:00 a.m. ET, Thursday, July 27, 2023


Location:         Room 192, Dirksen Senate Office Building

     Livestream will be available via the Committee website.


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