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This Week on the Hill, September 23 - September 27, 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019   (0 Comments)
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HOUSE

The House returns Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. and will consider six Foreign Affairs bills under suspension of the rules, including a bill (H.R. 2229) that would waive passport fees for first responders proceeding abroad to aid a foreign country suffering from a natural disaster.
 
Later in the week, the chamber will consider the SAFE Banking Act of 2019 (H.R. 1595) under suspension of the rules. The measure would create protections from federal penalties for banks and credit unions that provide services to cannabis-related businesses and service providers. The bill is intended to make it easier for marijuana dispensaries and growers – as well as real estate owners, law firms, and other businesses that engage with them – to access the banking system instead of relying on cash transactions.
 
The House will also consider H.R. 3525, the U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screenings Standards Act, which would require the Department of Homeland Security to establish an electronic health record system for individuals in its custody and study how to expand medical screenings for those detainees. The measure is subject to a rule.

 

SENATE

 

The Senate convenes at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday and will proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Brian McGuire to be a Deputy Undersecretary of the Treasury.

 

HEARINGS & MARKUPS

Wednesday, September 25

 

House Appropriations Labor-HHS Subcommittee hearing on “Investments in Medical Research at Five Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health.” 10:00 a.m., 2358-C Rayburn Bldg.

House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on “Sounding the Alarm: The Public Health Threats of E-Cigarettes.” 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.

House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health holds a hearing on “MISSION Critical: Care in the Community Update.” 10:00 a.m., HVC-210 U.S. Capitol.

House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing on “Making Prescription Drugs More Affordable: Legislation to Negotiate a Better Deal for Americans.” 10:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn Bldg.

Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on “Promoting Healthy Aging: Living Your Best Life Long into Your Golden Years.” 2:30 p.m., 562 Dirksen Bldg.

Thursday, September 26

 

House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight hearing on “The Public Health Consequences and Costs of Gun Violence.” 10:00 a.m., 1100 Longworth Bldg.

House Education & Labor Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions hearing on “Making Health Care More Affordable: Lowering Drug Prices and Increasing Transparency.” 2:00 p.m., 2175 Rayburn Bldg.

OTHER NOTABLE EVENTS

Monday, September 23

 

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) holds an event, "National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid & Dual Eligibles." September 23 – 26, 8:30 a.m., 1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20004.

Info: https://bit.ly/2mwZD52

The Big Cities Health Coalition and the American Academy of Pediatrics holds a briefing on "The Measles Outbreaks of 2018-19: Perspectives from Local Communities." 9:00 a.m., 2045 Rayburn Bldg.

Contact: chris@brassrc.com

Tuesday, September 24

 

POLITICO holds a discussion on “America’s Oral Health: An Emerging Crisis.” 8:00 a.m., 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Info: https://politi.co/2kwAdnn

The Bipartisan Policy Center holds an event, "HIV in America: Insights from the Frontline." 9:00 a.m., 1225 Eye Street, NW Suite 1000.

Info: https://bit.ly/2kB3MnY

The Partnership for Safe Medicines holds a briefing on "Drug Importation Proposals and Counterfeit Drug Developments," focusing on counterfeit medicine and public health safety issues. 9:00 a.m., 2043 Rayburn Bldg.

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

The American Enterprise Institute holds an event, "A new vision for health reform." 9:15 a.m., 1789 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Info: https://bit.ly/2kPxF46

Health Affairs holds a discussion on “Aging and Health: Improving Care for Older Adults.” 10:00 a.m. National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW.

Contact: 301-656-7401

Wednesday, September 25

 

The Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Carehosts a summiton the role of physicians in value-based care. 8:00 a.m., Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G Street NW.

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

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) holds an event, "Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation's Health Report Release Webinar." 11:00 a.m.

Info: https://bit.ly/2mssG9H

The American Academy of Actuaries holds a lunch briefing on "Telehealth: A Digital Communication Approach to Improving Health." 12:00 p.m., SVC-201, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.

Contact: mendes@actuary.org

The Cato Institute holds an event, “Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth about Electronic Health Records." 3:23 p.m., 1000 Massachusetts Ave NW.

Info: https://bit.ly/2m2M9xM

Thursday, September 26

 

The Brookings Institution holds an event, "Data disaggregation as a means to improved health research and policy-making." 9:30 a.m., 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Info: https://brook.gs/2m2GeJ5


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