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On the Agenda in Washington

June 19: House Hearing on Federally Funded Research and Innovation
10 a.m.; 2318 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation will hold a hearing titled “Best Practices in Transforming Research into Innovation: Creative Approaches to the Bayh-Dole Act (P.L. 96-517),” which is a patent policy among federal agencies that fund research enabling grantees to retain title inventions made under federally-funded research programs.

June 19: House Hearing on MedPAC Report
10 a.m.; 1100 Longworth House Office Building; Washington, D.C.
The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing on the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee (MedPAC)’s June report to Congress, detailing recommendations for overhauling Medicare and its payment policies. Gleen Hackbarth, chairman of MedPAC is scheduled to testify.

June 19: Senate Hearing on Looming Fiscal Crisis
10 a.m.; 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing titled “Confronting the Looming Fiscal Crisis.” Senators will hear testimony from Pete Domenici, senior fellow and co-chair of the Debt Reduction Task Force at the Bipartisan Policy Center, and Alice Rivlin, co-chair of the Debt Reduction Task Force at the Bipartisan Policy Center, and senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution.

June 20: Health IT Standards Committee Meeting
9 a.m.; 550 C Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT) Standards Committee will meet to discuss standards implementation specifications and certification criteria for the electronic exchange of health information.

June 20: House Hearing Examining Science Policies
10 a.m.; 2318 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing to examine the priorities and effectiveness of the nation’s science policies. The committee will hear testimony from John Holdren, director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

June 21: House Hearing on NIH Oversight
10 a.m.; 2123 Rayburn House Office Building; Washington, D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing entitled “The National Institutes of Health— a Review of its Reforms, Priorities, and Progress.”

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