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This Week on the Hill, November 18 - November 22, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019   (0 Comments)
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HOUSE

The House meets at 2:00 p.m. Monday and will consider six financial services bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 4634, which would reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program. The chamber will take any requested roll call votes at 6:30 p.m. 
 
Later this week, the House will vote on a bipartisan measure (H.R. 1309) that would establish standards for health care and social service industries to set a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program. The bill would define workplace violence as any act or threat of force against an employee that could result in a physical injury, psychological trauma, or stress. It would also include any act where a firearm or an improvised weapon was used.
 
The House this week will also vote on a short-term spending bill to fund the government through Dec. 20 (the current continuing resolution expires Nov. 21). 

 

SENATE

 

The Senate meets at 3:00 p.m. and will resume consideration of the nomination of Robert Luck to be a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The chamber will vote on cloture on Luck’s nomination at 5:30 p.m. The chamber is also expected to vote on Barbara Lagoa as a judge for the 11th Circuit and Adrian Zuckerman as U.S. ambassador to Romania. 
 
The Senate this week will also take up the short-term continuing resolution to fund the government through Dec. 20.

 

HEARINGS & MARKUPS

Tuesday, November 19

 

House Energy and Commerce Committeemarkup on 18 bills, including a bill (H.R. 2339) that would prohibit flavored tobacco products and two bills (H.R. 4995 and H.R. 4996) that would address maternal mortality. 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.

Wednesday, November20

 

House Science, Space and Technology Committeehearing on “Fighting Flu, Saving Lives: Vaccine Science and Innovation.” 10:00 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Bldg.

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committeehearing on the nomination of Stephen M. Hahn, MD, to serve as Commissioner of Food and Drugs. 10:00 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.

Senate Finance Committeehearing on “Alzheimer’s Awareness: Barriers to Diagnosis, Treatment and Care Coordination.” 2:00 p.m., 215 Dirksen Bldg.

House Financial Services Committeehearing on “Safe and Decent? Examining the Current State of Residents’ Health and Safety in HUD Housing.” 2:00 p.m., 2128 Rayburn Bldg.

House Oversight and Reform Government Operations Subcommitteeholds a hearing on "Improper Payments: Time to Act." 2:00 p.m., 2154 Rayburn Bldg.

Senate Armed Services Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommitteeholds a hearing on "Biological Threats to U.S. National Security." 3:00 p.m., 222 Russell Bldg.

OTHER NOTABLE EVENTS

Monday, November 18

 

The National Academies, Health and Medicine Divisionholds an event, "Sharing Clinical Trial Data: Challenges and a Way Forward - A Workshop." 8:30 a.m., 2101 Constitution Avenue NW.

Info:https://bit.ly/2CQlc5w

The Food and Drug Law Institutehosts a two-day conference on the legal and practical issues with cannabis regulation. 12:30 p.m., 1155 15thSt. NW.

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

The Alliance for Health Policyholds a webinar on "Long-Term Care: Where Are We and What's Next?" 1:30 p.m.

Info:https://bit.ly/2Ky0QSO

Trust for America's Healthholds a briefing on a report titled "The State of Obesity 2019: Better Policies for a Healthier America." 2:00 p.m., 2168 Rayburn Bldg.

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

Tuesday, November 19

 

U.S. News & World Reporthosts its seventh annual Healthcare of Tomorrow conference, November 17-19. 8:30 a.m., Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

Info:https://bit.ly/2psx3n5

The National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives; and the Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucushold a briefing on "The Real Dangers of Equating Opioid Dependence with Addiction." 1:30 p.m., CVC-268.

Info:https://bit.ly/35huKmh

Wednesday, November20

 

The Ripon Societyholds an event, "Today’s Investment for Tomorrow’s Cures" with E&C Committee Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) to discuss the implementation of the 21stCentury Cures Act. Time TBA, The Capitol Hill Club.

Info:https://bit.ly/2O0GnZ7

Coalition for Government Procurementholds an event, "2019 Fall Healthcare Procurement Training Conference." 8:30 a.m., Fairview Park Marriott.

Info:https://bit.ly/33VJp6o

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM)holds an event, "Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Technical Panel Webinar." 9:00 a.m.

Info:https://bit.ly/2r32Uey

The Bipartisan Policy Centerholds an event, "Enhanced S&T [science and technology] Capacity in Congress Exploring Key Issues and Pathways." 10:00 a.m., 1225 Eye St. NW.

Info:https://bit.ly/35bVJj2

The Commonwealth Fundholds an embargoed pre-release conference call briefing on a new report, "Employer HealthCare Coverage 2008-2018: Higher Costs for Workers and Their Families." 1:00 p.m.

Call-in: 301-280-5730

Young People in Recoveryholds an event, "Recovery-Ready Communities: Options for Financing Recovery Supports." 2:30 p.m., CVC-222.

Contact:movement@youngpeopleinrecovery.org

Thursday, November21

 

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI)holds an event, "Entitlement reform: The effectiveness of the safety net and evidence for responsible policy." 3:30 p.m., 1789 Massachusetts Avenue.

Info:https://bit.ly/330cyfc

The Alliance for Health Policyholds a briefing on "Lowering Health Care Costs." 8:45 a.m., 325 Russell Bldg.

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


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