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This Week on the Hill, June 24 - June 28, 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019   (0 Comments)
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HOUSE

The House convenes at 12:00 p.m. on Monday and will consider two Veterans’ Affairs bills under suspension of the rules, including a measure (H.R. 2109) that would give preference in awarding VA contracts to vendors that employ veterans. The chamber will also resume consideration of H.R. 3055, the Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act of 2020.
 
Later in the week, the House will consider a bill (H.R. 3401) that would provide emergency supplemental appropriations for humanitarian assistance and security at the southern border wall. The measure includes $4.5 billion in emergency funding to fulfill some of President Trump’s request for additional aid to handle the influx of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The 27-page bill differs from the Senate version approved in committee last week by including additional oversight requirements and giving hundreds of millions of dollars less to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
 
The chamber is also expected to take up legislation (H.R. 2722) aimed at securing election security through Election Assistance Commission (EAC) grants to states.

 

SENATE

 

 The Senate returns at 3:00 p.m. Monday and will resume consideration of the Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020 (S. 1790); a vote to invoke cloture at 5:30 p.m. Republican leadership aides say they expect floor action on the supplemental border package later in the week. The bill was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee last week with near unanimous support.

 

HEARINGS & MARKUPS

Tuesday, June 25

 

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing on “Reauthorizing Vital Health Programs for American Families.” The subcommittee will consider H.R. 776, the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Reauthorization Act of 2019; H.R. 1058, the Autism CARES Act of 2019; H.R. 2035, the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019; and H.R. 2507, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2019. 10:00 a.m., 2322 Rayburn Bldg.

Wednesday, June 26

 

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee markup of S. 1199, the Poison Center Network Enhancement Act of 2019; S. 1173, the Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act of 2019; and S. 1895, the Lower Health Care Costs Act. 10:30 a.m., 124 Dirksen Bldg.

House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on National Security hearing on “U.S. Biodefense, Preparedness, and Implications of Antimicrobial Resistance for National Security.” 2:00 p.m., 2247 Rayburn Bldg.

Thursday, June 27

 

Senate Judiciary Committee markup of S. 1227, the Prescription Pricing for the People Act of 2019; S. 440, the Preserving Access to Cost Effective Drugs (PACED) Act; S. 1224, the Stop Significant and Time-wasting Abuse Limiting Legitimate Innovation of New Generics (Stop STALLING) Act; and S. 1416, the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act of 2019.

OTHER NOTABLE EVENTS

Monday, June 24

 

President Donald Trump signs an executive order aimed at requiring health care providers and insurers to disclose drug price negotiations, medical care costs and other information. 3:00 p.m. Grand Foyer, the White House.

Tuesday, June 25

 

The Brookings Institution holds an event, "Hospital productivity trends: Implications for Medicare payment policy." 9:30 a.m., 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Info: https://brook.gs/2ZF4MX5

Thursday, June 27

 

The National Press Club holds an event, "NCCN Policy Summit: The State of Cancer Care in America: The Impact of State Policy on Access to High Quality Cancer Care." 8:30 a.m., 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor.

Info: https://bit.ly/2x17ERF

The Alliance for Aging Research holds an event, "The Real-World Medicare Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease: Considerations for Policy and Care Release Event and Panel Discussion." 10:30 a.m., 700 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 7th Floor.

Info: https://bit.ly/2KGPE8f

Friday, June 28

 

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) holds an event, "What do we tell our children? The health risks and policy problems of cannabis legalization." 9:00 a.m., 1789 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Info: https://bit.ly/2RFFup3

The Bipartisan Policy Center holds an event, "Good Health is Good Business." 10:00 a.m., 529 14th ST NW.

Info: https://bit.ly/2XeYFv5


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