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This Week on the Hill, January 6 - January 10, 2020

Tuesday, January 7, 2020   (0 Comments)
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HOUSE

Happy New Year! The House returns to Washington Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.; the first votes of the week are expected at 6:30 p.m.
 
On Wednesday, the chamber will consider eight bills under suspension of the rules, including four bills regarding the expansion of 5G telecommunications systems across the U.S. and around the world “in order to protect U.S. consumers and strengthen our national security and the security of our allies."
 
On Thursday, the House will consider the PFAS Action Act (H.R. 535) “to clean up communities affected by PFAS contamination and protect Americans from these harmful 'forever' chemicals, which can cause cancer and other serious health problems."

 

SENATE

 

The Senate reconvenes Monday at 3:00 and will resume consideration of the nomination of Jovita Carranza to become administrator of the Small Business Administration. Votes will resume in the chamber at 5:30 p.m.

 

HEARINGS & MARKUPS

Wednesday, January 8

 

House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on “Legislation to Improve Americans’ Health Care Coverage and Outcomes.” 10:00 a.m., 2322 Rayburn Bldg.

Legislation:

  • H.R. 1379, the“Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act”
  • H.R. 2271, the“Scarlett’s Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act”
  • H.R. 2468, the“School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act”
  • H.R. 2477, the“Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification Act of 2019”or the“BENES Act of 2019”
  • H.R. 3935, the“Protecting Patients Transportation to Care Act”
  • H.R. 4801, the“Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2019”
  • H.R. 5534, the“Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act"

Thursday, January 9

 

House Homeland Security Committee hearing on “Understanding the Importance of DHS Preparedness Grants: Perspectives from the Field.” 10:00 a.m., 310 Cannon Bldg.

OTHER NOTABLE EVENTS

Wednesday, January 8

 

The Bipartisan Policy Center holds an event, "BPC's 20/20 Health Care Series: A Snapshot of Early Primary Voters,” aimed at highlighting the top health care issues concerning American voters. 10:00 a.m., 1225 Eye St. NW Suite 1000.

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


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