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This Week on the Hill, May 14 - May 18, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Chevonna Nimmons
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HOUSE

The House reconvenes Tuesday at 2 p.m. for legislative business and is expected to consider measures under suspension of the rules. On Wednesday, the chamber is expected to consider a bill (HR 5698) that would permit the federal prosecution, in certain circumstances, of individuals who knowingly cause serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer.

The House may also begin consideration of a bill (S 2372) that would consolidate the VA's community health care programs and establish a commission to review the department's health infrastructure.

On Thursday or Friday, the House is expected to vote on the farm bill (HR 2), which would impose stricter work requirements for adults seeking Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits and create new job training programs.

 

SENATE

The Senate convenes at 3 p.m. to resume considering the nomination of Michael Y. Scudder to be a U.S. circuit judge for the 7th Circuit, with a vote scheduled for 5:30 p.m. There will also be a vote on the nomination of Amy St. Eve to be a U.S. circuit judge for the 7th Circuit.

HEARINGS

 

Tuesday, May 15

 

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on "Examining Oversight Reports on the 340B Drug Pricing Program." 10:00 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.

 

Thursday, May 17

 

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on "A Sustainable Solution to the Evolving Opioid Crisis: Revitalizing the Office of National Drug Control Policy." 10:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn Bldg.

 

OTHER NOTABLE EVENTS

 

Tuesday, May 15

 

Washington Post Live holds a discussion on "America's Health Future," focusing on how challenges posed by chronic diseases, access to health insurance and the future of Medicaid will affect the health of all Americans. 9:30 a.m., 1301 K St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Info: https://www.washingtonpost.com/post-live-2018-americas-health-future/?utm_term=.f207feea91c4

 


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