Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi Leads Congressional Hearing on Vaping

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi Leads Congressional Hearing on Vaping Ban
In this July 25, 2019 file photo, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., speaks as he questions JUUL Labs co-founder and Chief Product Officer James Monsees during a subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on the youth nicotine epidemic. Rep. Krishnamoorthi invited health officials to testify at another subcommittee hearing on vaping Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Susan Walsh / Associated Press
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi Leads Congressional Hearing on Vaping Ban
In this July 25, 2019 file photo, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., speaks as he questions JUUL Labs co-founder and Chief Product Officer James Monsees during a subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on the youth nicotine epidemic. Rep. Krishnamoorthi invited health officials to testify at another subcommittee hearing on vaping Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Susan Walsh / Associated Press

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi Leads Congressional Hearing on Vaping

Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are testifying at a congressional hearing this morning, amid national concern over lung illnesses and deaths linked to vaping.

The CDC says there have been more than 500 cases of lung injury across the nation and at least 7 deaths, including one in Illinois.

Morning Shift checks in earlier with an Illinois lawmaker who’s leading the congressional hearing. 

GUEST: Raja Krishnamoorthi, Democratic Congressman of Illinois’ 8th Congressional District

LEARN MORE: Illinois lawmakers are set to consider banning most flavored vaping products: ‘People are dying’ (Chicago Tribune 9/23/19)

Krishnamoorthi, Durbin launch caucus to end youth vaping (Daily Herald 9/19/19)