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This Week on the Hill, July 15 - July 19, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019   (0 Comments)
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The House convenes at 2:00 p.m. on Monday and will consider 14 bills under suspension of the rules, nine of which deal with foreign affairs and five with small business. First and last votes are expected between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, the chamber will vote on the Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (H.R. 3494, subject to a rule).
On Wednesday, the House plans to vote on a bill (H.R. 748) that would repeal the Obamacare “Cadillac Tax,” a 40% tax on the cost of coverage that exceeds certain amounts. The plan is to pass the measure – which currently has 360 cosponsors – using a parliamentary special procedure that would permit them to approve it without offsetting its cost in lost revenue. The tax has been repeatedly delayed through legislation and is currently slated to take effect in 2022.



The Senate meets at 3:00 p.m. on Monday to consider the nomination of Peter Joseph Phipps to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. They will vote on the motion to invoke cloture at 5:30 p.m.
Later in the week, the Senate will consider four tax treaties that were reported out of the Foreign Relations committee in late June.


Tuesday, June 16


House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on “Oversight of Federal Efforts to Combat the Spread of Illicit Fentanyl.” 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.

Wednesday, June 17


House Energy and Commerce Committee markup on H.R. 3630, the “No Surprises Act. Time TBD, 2123 Rayburn Bldg.


Monday, June 15


The National Academy of Sciences holds a workshop on "Health Literacy and Communication Strategies in Oncology," (Day 1). 8:00 a.m., 500 Fifth St. NW.


The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus and the Coalition for Life Sciences hold a briefing on "Human Genome to Precision Medicine." 12:00 p.m., 2043 Rayburn Bldg.


The Alliance for Health Policy holds a briefing on "Balancing the Bills: Policy Solutions to Address Surprise Billing." 12:00 p.m., G-50 Dirksen Bldg.


Tuesday, June 16


The National Academy of Sciences holds a workshop on "Health Literacy and Communication Strategies in Oncology," (Day 2). 8:00 a.m., 500 Fifth St. NW.


The Heritage Foundation holds an event, “Examining Medicare for All” with special guests Reps. Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). 2:30 p.m. 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE.


Thursday, June 17


The National Press Club Communicator Team and the Truth Initiative hold a discussion on "Communicating to Change Behaviors," focusing on how communications campaigns can affect tobacco use. 8:00 a.m., NPC, 14th and F Streets NW, Cosgrove Lounge.


The Bipartisan Policy Center holds a discussion on "Surprise Medical Bills." 9:00 a.m., BPC, 1225 I St. NW, Suite 1000.


Friday, June 18


The National Academies, Health and Medicine Division holds an event, "Enhancing Private Sector Preparedness for 21st Century Health Threats: A Workshop." 8:00 a.m., 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW.


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) holds an event, "2019 AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award Lecture." 12:00 p.m., 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD.


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