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May 15: Senate Hearing on Federal Grant Management Practices
10:00 a.m.; 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security Subcommittee of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the methods used to assess grants management practices at federal agencies.

May 16: Senate Hearing on Opportunities for Health Care Delivery Reform
10:00 a.m.; 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee will hold a hearing to identify opportunities for health care delivery system reform.

May 16: House Hearing on Implementation of America Invents Act
10:00 a.m.; 2141 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the implementation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (P.L. 112-29), a comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. patent law that implemented a first-inventor-to-file standard for patent approval, created post-grant review system to filter out bad patents, and directed the Patent and Trademark Office to address the backlog of patent applications.

May 17: Presidential Commission on Bioethical Issues Public Meeting
9:00 a.m.; 2015 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues will meet to discuss topics related to the ethical issues associated with the development of medical countermeasures for children as well as access to, and privacy of, human genome sequence data.

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Jason Kleinman
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Telephone: 202-903-0806