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This Week on the Hill, November 26 - November 30, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: TCAA Staff
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HOUSE

The House returns Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. after a weeklong Thanksgiving break to consider a number of bills under suspension of the rules, including bills to reauthorize earthquake hazard reduction and the renew Coast Guard funding. On Friday, the chamber will consider H.R. 6753, the Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership, a voluntary public-private effort to combat fraud through data and information sharing. The House will also consider the Senate-passed version of H.R. 2422, the Action for Dental Health Act of 2018, which would provide grants to improve oral health and reauthorize HRSA grants to states for innovative dental health programs.

 

SENATE

The Senate returns today for the final three weeks of the 2018 session. GOP leader Mitch McConnell has a lot to get done, including averting a partial government shutdown when some spending bills expire on December 7. The focus on the floor this week will be on confirming five top Trump nominees, including Kathleen Kraninger to be director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection and Karen Dunn Kelley to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce.

HEARINGS & MARKUPS

Wednesday, November 28

 

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on "Reducing Health Care Costs: Improving Affordability Through Innovation." 10:00 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.

Thursday, November 29

 

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a markup of S. 2076 (115), the "BOLD (Building Our Largest Dementia) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act"; H.R. 6615 (115), the "Traumatic Brain Injury Program Reauthorization Act of 2018"; H.R. 315 (115), the "Improving Access to Maternity Care Act"; S. 3482 (115), and the "Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Reauthorization Act of 2018." 10:30 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.

 

OTHER NOTABLE EVENTS

Tuesday, November 27

 

The American Enterprise Institute holds an event, “The new Medicare physician payment regulation: What does it mean for physicians and patients?” 9:00 a.m., 1789 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Info: https://bit.ly/2zUFMjm

Wednesday, November 28

 

The Alliance for Health Policy holds an event, “Understanding the Role of Rebates in Prescription Drug Pricing.” 12:00 p.m., G-50 Dirksen Bldg.

RSVP: https://conta.cc/2zuPcm5

Thursday, November 29

 

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hold a workshop on pain management in the context of the opioid epidemic. 8:00 a.m., 500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Info: https://bit.ly/2x27M3N

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) holds an event, "Defining and Unpacking the Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity–A Culture of Health Webinar." 4:00 p.m.

Info: https://bit.ly/2qo3qA4


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