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This Week on the Hill, June 3 - June 7, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019   (0 Comments)
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HOUSE

The House returns at 2:00 p.m. today after the week-long Memorial Day recess. It will be a short week (Monday-Wednesday), as many members are travelling to Normandy for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.
 
Beginning Monday, the chamber will again seek to pass a $19 billion disaster assistance bill (Senate Amendment to H.R. 2157) that has been in limbo for weeks, this time through a roll call vote. The bill previously passed the Senate on May 23.
 
The chamber is also expected to vote today on H.R. 2940, a bill that would extend the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) state block grant program through September 30. Funding for the program expired on December 22 with the last continuing resolution, though states can carryover funds from previous years or their own funds during the lapse.
 
The House will also vote today on two additional disaster aid bills: H.R. 1261, the National Landslide Preparedness Act; and H.R. 559, the Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act.
 
On Tuesday or Wednesday, the House will vote on S. 1379, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019, which passed the Senate by voice vote on May 16. The measure includes the same pandemic provisions as a House-passed bill (H.R. 269), but doesn’t include the House bill’s changes to the regulatory framework for nonprescription drugs.
 
The chamber may also vote on H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, which would codify the DACA program by providing conditional green cards and work authorizations to immigrants who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children. President Trump canceled the DACA program in September 2017, though current recipients can renew DACA protections pending legal challenges.

 

SENATE

The Senate returns from the Memorial Day recess at 3:00 p.m. and will resume consideration of a FY 2020 budget bill that also includes budgetary levels for FY 2021 through FY 2029.
 
The Senate will also vote to confirm the following Trump nominees:
Andrew Saul reappointed as Commissioner of Social Security until 2025;

  • David Schenker as Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs);
  • Heath Tarbert as Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission;
  • Susan Combs as an Assistant Secretary of the Interior;
  • Ryan Holte and Richard Hertling as judges on the United States Court of Federal Claims for terms of 15 years; and
  • Rossie David Alston Jr. as judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

HEARINGS & MARKUPS

Tuesday, June 4

 

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee holds a hearing on “Investing in America’s Health Care.” 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.

Legislation:

  • H.R. 1767,the“Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act”
  • H.R. 1943,the“Community Health Center and Primary Care Workforce Expansion Act of 2019”
  • H.R. 2328,the“Community Health Investment, Modernization, andExcellence Act of 2019”
  • H.R. 2668,the“Special Diabetes Program Reauthorization Act of2019”
  • H.R. 2680,the“Special Diabetes Programs for Indians Reauthorization Act of 2019”
  • H.R. 2815,the“Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act of 2019”
  • H.R. 2822,the“Family-to-Family Reauthorization Act of 2019”
  • H.R. 3022,the“Patient Access Protection Act”
  • H.R. 3029,the“Improving Low Income Access to Prescription Drugs Act of 2019”
  • H.R. 3030,the“Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Extension Act of 2019”
  • H.R. 3031,a bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend funding for quality measure endorsement, input, and selection under the Medicare program
  • H.R. 3039, a bill to provide for a 5-year extension of funding outreach and assistance for low-income programs


House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on “The Countdown: Fentanyl Analogues & the Expiring Emergency Scheduling Order.” 10:00 a.m., 226 Dirksen Bldg.

House Ways and Means Committeehold a Members’ Day Hearing to focus on legislation within the jurisdiction of the Committee. 10:00 a.m.1100 LongworthBldg.

Livestream:http://bit.ly/2WDPLa5

Wednesday, June 5

 

Senate Finance Committee hearing on “Foreign Threats to Taxpayer-Funded Research: Oversight Opportunities and Policy Solutions.” 9:45 a.m., 215 Dirksen Bldg.

OTHER NOTABLE EVENTS

Monday, June 3

 

The Brookings Institution holds an event, "Racial wealth inequality: Social problems and solutions." 9:30 a.m., Brookings Institution Falk Auditorium 1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. Washington, DC 20036.

Info: https://brook.gs/2QDOkCR

Tuesday, June 4

 

Washington Post Live holds a discussion on “America’s Health Future,” focusing on how societal issues, such as poverty, substandard housing and poor health systems, affect health. 8:00 a.m., 1301 K St. NW.

Info: https://wapo.st/2YQH0qC

Health Affairs holds a discussion on “Community Care for High-Need Patients.” 9:00 a.m. 950 New York Avenue NW.

Info: https://bit.ly/2wDin4N

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) holds a webinar, "Beyond Zip Codes: Social Determinants of Health That Matter." 1:00 p.m.

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

Wednesday, June 5

 

Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the Council on Graduate Medical Education to discuss the topic of rural health in relation to workforce development and graduate medical education financing. 8:30 a.m., 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD.

Info: http://bit.ly/2JPBjFO


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