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This Week on the Hill, June 22 - June 26, 2020

Monday, June 22, 2020   (0 Comments)
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HOUSE

The House meets at 11:00 a.m. Monday for a pro forma session. The chamber will remain in recess until Thursday at 9:00 a.m., when the House is expected to vote on House Democrats’ sweeping police reform legislation, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 (H.R. 7120).
 
On Friday, the lower chamber is expected to consider H.R. 51, a bill that would provide for Washington, D.C.’s admission as the 51st state, on equal footing with the other states. The Mayor of D.C. would be required to issue a proclamation for the first elections to Congress of two Senators and one Representative.
 
With the next COVID-19 response bill in limbo and police reform teed up for a vote, the lower chamber has begun to shift its focus to FY 2021 spending. Last week, House Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey announced that her panel will mark up appropriations bills for FY 2021 the week of July 6. While no floor or committee action is expected this week, negotiations have already begun behind closed doors. House appropriators plan to include more pandemic aid and police reform measures in the annual funding measures – two issues that have derailed markups in the Senate, which were supposed to begin next week. The House is expected to vote on the spending bills during the last two weeks of July.

 

SENATE

 

The Senate reconvenes at 3:00 p.m. Monday and will resume consideration of the nomination of Cory Wilson to serve as a judge with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.
 
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told reporters last week that the upper chamber will bring its police reform bill to the floor this week. On Monday, McConnell will file cloture on a motion to proceed with the Senate’s Justice Act, setting up a procedural vote on the bill as early as Wednesday. Republicans say the real debate should take place in a conference committee, with House and Senate members from both parties coming together to reconcile differences in legislation. But Senate Republicans need at least seven Democrats to sign onto the bill for an open debate to happen.

 

HEARINGS & MARKUPS

Monday, June 22

 

House Education and Labor Committee hearing on "Inequities Exposed: How COVID-19 Widened Racial Inequities in Education, Health, and the Workforce." 12:00 p.m., online.

Tuesday, June 23

 

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on "COVID-19: Lessons Learned to Prepare for the Next Pandemic." 10:00 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.

House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Trump Administration's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic." 11:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.

House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization and Subcommittee on Health joint hearing: “VA Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Expansion and Impact.” 1:00 p.m., online.

House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support hearing on “The Child Care Crisis and the Coronavirus Pandemic.” 2:00 p.m., online.

House Budget Committee hearing on "Health and Wealth Inequality in America: How COVID-19 Makes Clear the Need for Change." 2:30 p.m., online.

Wednesday, June 24

 

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the role of the strategic national stockpile in pandemic response. 10:00 a.m., online.

Thursday, June 25

 

House Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets hearing: “Capital Markets and Emergency Lending in the COVID-19 Era.” 12:00 p.m., online.

House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations hearing: “Frontline Feds: Serving the Public During a Pandemic.” 12:00 p.m., online.

House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health hearing on “Examining the COVID-19 Nursing Home Crisis.” 2:00 p.m., online.

Friday, June 26

 

House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing on "Accountability in Crisis: GAO's Recommendations to Improve the Federal Coronavirus Response." 9:00 a.m., 1324 Longworth Bldg.

OTHER NOTABLE EVENTS

Monday, June 22

 

Global Health Care LLC and the Alliance for Health Policy hold a summit via webcast on the health system’s recovery from Covid-19. 11:00 a.m., online.

Info: https://bit.ly/3eo2mnx

The Brookings Institution holds an event, "Webinar: The opioid crisis in America – Prevention, treatment, and regulation." 1:00 p.m., online.

Info: https://brook.gs/314VkzX

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) holds a webinar, "Consumers Speak: COVID-19, Trust and Transparency Tool Use in 2020." 1:00 p.m., online.

Info: https://bit.ly/3epkr4n

Tuesday, June 23

 

Carahsoft holds an event, "Splunk: Driving Patient Privacy." 12:00 p.m., online.

Info: https://bit.ly/2AY6jAH

American University College of Law holds an event, "Summer Institute on Education, Equity & Justice (SIEEJ) Virtual Conference: Women & Mental Health in COVID-19." 10:00 a.m., online.

Info: https://bit.ly/2BxDP0M

The Brookings Institution holds an event: “Marijuana: A Substance at the Intersection of Race, Politics, and Culture.” 2:00 p.m., online.

Info: https://brook.gs/3hO9lrP

The Academy Health holds an event, "Health, Housing, and Racial Healing." 3:00 p.m., online.

Info: https://bit.ly/2Z1K0SA

Small Business Majority holds an event, "COVID-19 Updates: Navigating PPP and EIDL Funding for Illinois Small Business." 5:30 p.m., online.

Info: https://bit.ly/2V83wvz

Wednesday, June 24

 

Small Business Majority holds an event: "Resuming Operations During COVID-19." 11:00 a.m., online.

Info: https://bit.ly/3eq2dzI

The Healthcare Leadership Council holds an event: "Healthy Connections During A Pandemic." 2:00 p.m., online.

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

Thursday, June 25

 

Aligning for Health hosts a webinar on “Connecting Health and Social Needs in New York During the Pandemic.” 3:00 p.m., online.

Info: https://bit.ly/3hJG41o

Friday, June 26

 

The Urban Institute holds an event, "Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis: Treating Essential Workers as Truly Essential." 12:00 p.m., online.

Info: https://urbn.is/2YqkBmJ



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