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This Week on the Hill, January 13 - January 17, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020   (0 Comments)
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The House meets at noon on Monday and will consider eight bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 4458, which would require regulators to report to Congress on cybersecurity. First votes are expected at 6:30 p.m.
On Tuesday (or later), the House will consider the “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act" (H.R. 1230), which would amend current law to declare that a complainant is not required to demonstrate that age or retaliation was the sole cause of an unlawful employment practice (therefore allowing what are commonly known as "mixed motive" claims). The chamber will also vote on H.J.Res. 76, which would formally disapprove of the rule submitted by the Education Department relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability."
Later in the week, the House is expected to pass a resolution to appoint House managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate.




The Senate meets at 3:00 p.m. Monday and will resume consideration of Peter Gaynor to be administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. At 5:30 p.m., they vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination.



Tuesday, January 14


House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on “A Public Health Emergency: State Efforts to Curb the Opioid Crisis.” 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.

Wednesday, January15


House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing on “Cannabis Policies for the New Decade.” 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.

The House Budget Committee holds a hearing on "Why Federal Investments Matter: Stability from Congress to State Capitals." 10:00 a.m., 210 Cannon Bldg.


Tuesday, January14


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) holds an online event, "Responsible AI: AI and Health Data." 2:00 p.m.


Women's March holds a discussion on "Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice and the 2020 Landscape," as part of the program preceding the January 18, 2020 Women's March. 6:00 p.m., Eaton Hotel, 1201 K St. NW.


Wednesday, January15


The Aimed Alliance, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, and the National Council for Behavioral Health hold an event, “The CBD Summit: A National Dialogue for Public Safety, Research and Policy.” 9:00 a.m., Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill.


The Cato Institute holds an event, "Needle Exchange Programs: Benefits and Challenges." 12:00 p.m. 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW.


The Commonwealth Fund holds an embargoed conference call briefing on a report titled "How the Affordable Care Act Has Narrowed Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Health Care." 1:00 p.m.

Call-in: 301-280-5750

The Academy Health holds an online event, "Closing the Data Gap,” exploring how Dataworks closes a key data game by providing access to near real-time EMR data to help researchers. 1:30 p.m.


Thursday, January16


The Council for Affordable Health Coverage holds an event, "Third Annual Price of Good Health Summit." 8:00 a.m., The Spy Museum.


The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) holds an event, "Case Study Webinar Series: The Virginia Mason Kirkland Medical Center." 2:00 p.m.


Friday, January17


The American Council for Technology - Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC): "HL7™ Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR™) for Executives (FHIR- 101)" 10:00 a.m., 3040 Williams Dr. Suite 500, Fairfax.


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