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This Week on the Hill, September 16 - September 20, 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: TCAA Staff
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HOUSE

The House returns for legislative business at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday and will consider eight bills under suspension of the rules. Included in the slate of noncontroversial bills are three bills (H.R. 2211, the STURDY Act; H.R. 3170, the Safe Cribs Act of 2019; and H.R. 3172, the Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2019) that, as their names imply, are intended to strengthen safety regulations for infant and toddler furniture.
 
On Wednesday at the earliest, the chamber will consider H.R. 1423, the FAIR Act, that will prohibit pre-dispute arbitration agreements that force arbitration on future employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights disputes.
 
The House this week will consider a continuing resolution that would fund the government past September 30, when current federal funding will expire.

 

SENATE

 

The Senate reconvenes Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1, the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act.
 
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promised he would bring President Trump’s plan to a vote in the Republican-controlled chamber by the end of the week, forcing members to take a public stand. The bill package will include seven full appropriations bills to reopen the portions of the government that are currently shut down, several billion dollars in disaster relief, and additional border security funding – including $5.7 billion to build a steel barrier along the southern border. Vice President Mike Pence told reporters at the White House that work on the plan would start in Congress on Tuesday.
 
Though the DACA proposal was meant to pressure Democrats to break from Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), so far not a single Democrat in either chamber has expressed openness to it. It would need 60 votes to pass the Senate.

 

HEARINGS & MARKUPS

Wednesday, September 18

 

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies hearing: “Oversight Hearing: Mental Health Needs of Children in HHS Custody.” 10:00 a.m., 2358-C Rayburn Bldg.

Thursday, September 19

 

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce hearing on “Profits Over Consumers: Exposing How Pharmaceutical Companies Game the System.”10:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn Bldg.

OTHER NOTABLE EVENTS

Monday, September 16

 

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) holds an event, "If we cannot live with the individual mandate, can we cover enough lives without it?" 12:30 p.m., AEI Auditorium, 1789 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Info: https://bit.ly/2lOI3ZT

Tuesday, September 17

 

The Center for Global Development holds an event, "A Bitter Pill: Assuring the Quality, Safety, and Affordability of Generic Medicines." 9:30 a.m., 2055 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036.

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

Wednesday, September 18

 

The National Safety Council holds an event to unveil a comprehensive toolkit for employers to address the opioid crisis. 12:15 p.m., National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Fourth Estate Room.

Contact: media@nsc.org

Thursday, September 19

 

The National Academy of Sciences holds a workshop on "Models for Population Health Improvement by Health Care Systems and Partners: Tensions and Promise on the Path Upstream." 8:30 a.m., NAS, Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW, Room 100.

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

SHEPHERD Foundation holds an event, "Rare Cancer Isn’t Rare but Treatments Are." 11:30 a.m., 2045 Rayburn Bldg.

Contact: jrichter@G2Gconsulting.com


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