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This Week on the Hill, December 2 - December 6, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: TCAA Staff
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HOUSE

The House returns from the October recess on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. and will consider eight bills under suspension of the rules. Four of the bills come from the House Foreign Affairs Committee – three of which relate to the political turmoil in Hong Kong. The remaining bills are related to Veterans’ Affairs.
 
On Wednesday, the House will consider 14 bills under suspension of the rules, most of which are related to U.S. Postal Service facility designations. The chamber will also consider H.R. 1815, the SEC Disclosure Effectiveness Testing Act, which would require the SEC to include survey and interviews of retail investors when developing rules and regulations about disclosures to retail investors.
 
The House on Wednesday will also consider H.R. 3624, the Outsourcing Accountability Act of 2019, which would require an issuer registered with the SEC to disclose specified information related to the number of domestic and foreign employees.

 

SENATE

 

The Senate convenes at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday to resume consideration of the nomination of Barbara McConnell Barrett to be secretary of the Air Force.

 

HEARINGS & MARKUPS

Tuesday, December 3

 

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee markup on the nominations of Stephen Hahn to be Food and Drug Administration commissioner; Richard Giacolone to be director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; Cynthia Attwood to be a member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission; and Amanda Wood Laihow to be a member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. 10:00 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.

Wednesday, December 4

 

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing: “Flu Season: U.S. Public Health Preparedness and Response.” 10:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.

House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy holds a hearing on "Broken Promises: Examining the Administration's Retreat on Banning Vaping Flavors." 2:00 p.m., 2154 Rayburn Bldg.

Thursday, December 5

 

House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel hearing: “Military Health System Reform: A Cure for Efficiency and Readiness?” 2:00 p.m., 2118 Rayburn Bldg.

OTHER NOTABLE EVENTS

Monday, December 2

 

The Cato Institute holds an event, "The Need for Humility in Policymaking: Lessons from Regulatory Policy." 12:00 p.m., Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute.

Info: https://bit.ly/2RbVz7F

Tuesday, December3

 

Carahsoft holds an event, "Google Cloud Healthcare Webinar," to discuss how Google solves the healthcare data interoperability problem, among other topics. 2:00 p.m.

Info: https://bit.ly/2RhUco1

Health and Human Services Department (HHS) Live Stream: "Strategic Outreach and Initiatives,” featuring a panel discussion on preparing strategic plans for underrepresented groups. 9:30 a.m.

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

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health holds alive webcaston "Recreational Marijuana and CBD: Public Attitudes, Science, and the Law." 12:00 p.m.

Info: https://bit.ly/2Lc2RVa

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) holds a conference call briefing to discuss a new Vital Signs report on a proposed federal initiative: "Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America." 12:30 p.m.

Call-in: 800-369-1605

Wednesday, December4

 

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) holds an event, "Establishing Clinician Well-Being as a National Priority: Meeting #6." 8:00 a.m., 2101 Constitution Avenue NW.

Info: https://bit.ly/2P5u7Ws

AcademyHealth holds an event, "12th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health." 8:15 a.m., Crystal Gateway Arlington.

Info: https://bit.ly/2DGaa2U

Health Affairs holds an event, "Health Affairs Briefing: Rural Health." 9:00 a.m., National Press Club.

Info: https://bit.ly/2P101TU

New America holds an event, "Lifting the Barriers to Paid Family and Medical Leave for Men in the United States." 9:30 a.m., 740 15th St NW #900.

Info: https://bit.ly/2qWn9Lt

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

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

The Alliance for Health Policy holds a briefing on "The Science, Policy, and Potential of Cell and Gene Therapies." 12:00 p.m., G-50 Dirksen Bldg.

Info: https://conta.cc/2DB3hjo

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) holds an online event, "Fighting America's Opioid Epidemic with Predictive Analytics." 3:00 p.m.

Info: https://bit.ly/2OY69fu

Thursday, December5

 

Health Affairs holds a media briefing on "National Health Spending in 2018: Growth Driven by Accelerations in Medicare and Private Insurance Spending." 9:00 a.m., National Press Club.

RSVP: sducat@projecthope.org

The Cato Institute holds an event, "Is It the Drug? Rethinking Conventional Views of Substance Use, Abuse, and Addiction.” 12:00 p.m., Cato Institute.

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

The Bipartisan Policy Center holds an event, "Prevention First: Policy Making for a Healthier America." 5:00 p.m., 1225 Eye St. NW. Suite 1000.

Info: https://bit.ly/37XUk1A


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