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This Week on the Hill, September 11 - September 15, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Congress is entering its second week back from the August recess, and the productivity bar has already been set quite high. With hurricane aid, a continuing resolution, and a debt limit suspension already addressed, Congress will now turn its attention to defense spending, security bills, and efforts to stabilize the health insurance marketplace.



The House is expected to return Tuesday, though the floor schedule has already changed – and votes delayed from Monday – because of member absences due to Hurricane Irma. The chamber will focus much of its attention this week on security-related bills, and will continue debate on the FY 2018 omnibus spending bill. Lawmakers have amendments to the Commerce-Justice-Science, Labor-HHS-Education and Financial Services portions of the package left to take up.



The Senate is expected to begin debate this week on the NDAA, the annual defense spending bill. Hundreds of amendments have already been filed and some high-profile issues – including transgender service members and policies surrounding North Korea – could slow the process down further.



Tuesday, September 12

Senate Finance Committee:Hearing on Health Care Issues Impacting Cost and Coverage. 10:00 AM, 215 Dirksen


Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee:Hearing on Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018: State Flexibility. 10:00 AM 430 Dirksen

Wednesday, September 13

House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health:Hearing regarding Modernizing FDA’s Regulation of Over-the-Counter Drugs,10:15 AM 2322 Rayburn

Thursday, September 14

House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health:Hearing onStabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the IndividualIndividual Insurance Market for 2018: Health Care Stakeholders. 10:00 AM, 430 Dirksen

House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health:Hearing on SupportingTomorrow’sHealth Providers: Examining Workforce Programs Under the Public Health Service Act. 10:00 AM, 2123 Rayburn


Tuesday, September 12

The Hill holds a discussion on Turning Genes into Medicine: Reimagining Our Health Care System. 8:00 AM, The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Third Floor, Knight Broadcast Studio, Washington, D.C.




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