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Jan. 16: Senate HELP Committee Markup on Nominations
Time TBD; Location TBD
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a markup of outstanding nominations, including considering the nomination of Brett Giroir, MD, to be Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Jan. 17: House and Means Committee hearing on opioids
10 a.m.; 1100 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Committee on Ways and Means will hold a hearing entitled, “The Opioid Crisis: the Current Landscape and CMS Actions to Prevent Opioid Misuse.”

Jan. 17: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Medicaid and opioids
10 a.m.; 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs will hold a hearing entitled “Unintended Consequences: Medicaid and the Opioid Epidemic.” 

Jan. 17: Senate HELP Committee hearing on public health threats
10 a.m.; 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing entitled, “Facing 21st Century Public Health Threats: Our Nation’s Preparedness and Response Capabilities, Part I.” 

Jan. 17: Senate VA Committee hearing on VA reform legislation
2 p.m.; 418 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee will hold a hearing entitled, “The State of the VA: A Progress Report on Implementing 2017 VA Reform Legislation.”

Jan. 18: Senate HELP Committee hearing on financial aid simplification
10 a.m.; 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C.
The Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing entitled, “Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Financial Aid Simplification and Transparency.”

Jan. 18: House Rules Committee Meeting on Article I: Effective Oversight and the Power of the Purse
10:30 a.m.; H-313, the Capitol, Washington, D.C.
The House Rules Committee will hold a hearing on “Article I: Effective Oversight and the Power of the Purse.”

 

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Jason Kleinman
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Telephone: 202-903-0806
Email: jkleinman@aamc.org