On Wednesday, March 5, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee announced its plans to markup the Reauthorization of the Traumatic Brain Injury Act (H.R. 1418) the following day, on Thursday, March 6. This development marks very positive progress towards the goal of getting the TBI Act reauthorized before the end of this year, a leading BIAA policy priority. BIAA Government Affairs Director Laura Schiebelhut attended the markup session yesterday, in anticipation of expected approval of the TBI Act reauthorization bill. Unfortunately, the TBI Act reauthorization bill was listed as the last of eight total bills to be considered during the markup, and the Subcommittee got stalled in its attempt to approve the first bill, which pertained to tobacco regulations.
The markup session has now been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 11.
BIAA will provide news and grassroots action alerts as developments warrant, but for now, no further grassroots activity is necessary.