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This Week on the Hill, November 11 - November 15, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019   (0 Comments)
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The House returns Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. and will consider nine Veterans’ Affairs bills under suspension of the rules. On Wednesday and the remainder of the week, the chamber will focus its attention on at least nine additional, non-controversial bills reported from the Judiciary, Small Businesses, and Financial Services committees. The House will also consider H.R. 4863, the United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019, which would reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank through September 2029 and rename it the “U.S. Export Finance Agency.” The bill is subject to a rule.




The Senate will convene Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. and resume consideration of the nomination of Chad Wolf to be undersecretary for strategy, policy, and plans at the Department of Homeland Security. 



Wednesday, November 13


House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Healthmarkup: Legislation on Reducing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic (H.R. 2339) and Improving Maternal Health Quality and Services (H.R. 4995 and H.R. 4996), and legislation to clarify process for FDA to deny certain petitions aimed at delaying approval of generic drugs (H.R. 2387). 10:00 a.m. 2123 Rayburn Bldg.

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committeehearing on "Examining the Response to Lung Illnesses and Rising Youth Electronic Cigarette Use." 10:00 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.

House Committee on Small Businesshearing: “Upskilling the Medical Workforce: Opportunities in Health Innovation.” 11:30 a.m., 2360 Rayburn Bldg.

Thursday, November 14


House Ways and Means Committeehearing: “Caring for Aging Americans.” 10:00 a.m., 1100 Longworth Bldg.

House Committee on Oversight and Reformhearing: “Examining State Efforts to Undermine Access to Reproductive Health Care.” 2:00 p.m., 2154 Rayburn Bldg.


Monday, November 11


The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicineholds its Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference, November 10-13. 8:00 a.m. Hyatt Regency Washington, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW.


America's Physician Groupsholds its 2019 Colloquium on "Thriving in Tomorrow's New Models and Downside Risk," Nov. 11-13. 8:30 a.m., Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW.


The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitionsholds its 2019 Annual Forum, November 11-13. 9:00 a.m., Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Park Road NW.


Tuesday, November 12


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)holds an online event, "Responsible AI: AI and Health Data." 12:00 p.m.


Wednesday, November 13


Politicoholds a discussion on "Fixing Kidney Care." 8:00 a.m., Capital Hilton, 1001 16thSt. NW.


The National Academy of Sciencesholds a workshop on "Exploring Novel Clinical Trial Designs for Gene-Based Therapies." 8:30 a.m., NAS, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Lecture Room.


The Urgent Care Association and the American college of Cardiology, in conjunction with thePublic Health Congressional Caucus, host a briefing entitled "Stop the spread: Preparing for the 2019-2020 influenza season." 10:00 a.m., 121 Cannon Bldg.

The Centers for Disease Control and Preventionholds a conference call briefing, beginning at 12 p.m., on a new antibiotic resistance threats report showing infection prevention is working, but continued action is required. 12:00 p.m.

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The NIHCM Foundationhosts awebinaron "Health in Rural America: Innovative Solutions to Address Disparities." 2:30 p.m.


Thursday, November 14


The National Academy of Sciencesholds a workshop on "Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Mental Health," Nov. 14-15. 9:00 a.m.


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