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On the Agenda in Washington

April 9: CMS Nomination Hearing
10 a.m.; 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Marilyn Tavenner to be administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

April 10: House Hearing on Approaches to Foster Economic Growth
10 a.m.; 2358-C Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee will hold an oversight hearing entitled, “Regulatory Approaches to Foster Economic Growth.


April 10: OMB Nomination Hearing
10:30 a.m.; 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Senate Budget Committee will hold a hearing on the confirmation of the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be director of the Office of Management and Budget.

April 10: HIT Policy Committee Meeting
1 p.m.; Webinar
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee Information Exchange Workgroup will meet via webinar and teleconference to make recommendations to the HIT Policy Committee on policies, guidance governance, sustainability, architectural, and implementation approaches to enable the exchange of health information and increase capacity for health information exchange over time.

April 11: Ways and Means Hearing on President’s FY 2014 Budget
10 a.m.; 1100 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing on the administration's proposed fiscal 2014 budget.

April 11: Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing on Medicare Benefit Design
10 a.m.; 2125 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled, “Strengthening Medicare for Seniors: Understanding the Challenges of Traditional Medicare's Benefit Design.”

April 11: Senate Budget Hearing on President’s FY 2014 Budget
2 p.m.; 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Budget Committee will hold a hearing on the proposed fiscal 2014 budget request.

April 11: Senate Finance Hearing on President’s FY 2014 Budget
2:30 p.m.; 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the administration's fiscal 2014 budget proposals.

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Jason Kleinman
Sr. Legislative Analyst, Govt. Relations
Telephone: 202-903-0806
Email: jkleinman@aamc.org