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June 18: Senate Finance Hearing on Transparency in Health Care Spending
10 a.m.; 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing titled, “High Prices, Low Transparency: The Bitter Pill of Health Care Costs.” The committee will hear testimony from Steven Brill, J.D., contributing editor, TIME Magazine, among others.

June 18: Senate Hearing on President’s FY14 Education Request
10:30 a.m.; 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Budget Committee will hear testimony from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan regarding the president’s FY 2014 budget request for the Department of Education.

June 18: PCORI Board of Governors Webinar on Funding Announcements
12 p.m.; Teleconference/Webinar
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will hold a public teleconference/webinar on funding announcements for treatment options for uterine fibroids and uncontrolled asthma.

June 19: HIT Standards Meeting
9 a.m.; Teleconference/Webinar
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT) Standards Committee will meet via teleconference/webinar to discuss standards implementation specifications and certification criteria for the electronic exchange of health information.

June 20: Briefing on the Human Genome Project
12 p.m.; B-339 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The AAMC-led Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research will hold a briefing on the 10th anniversary of the Human Genome Project. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., and NIH National Human Genome Research Institute Director Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., will present on the impact of genomics on research, medicine, and society.

June 20: Senate Appropriations Committee Meeting to Approve Subcommittee Allocations
10:30 a.m.; SD-106 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Appropriations Committee will meet to approve its subcommittee allocations for FY 2014 spending bills.

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Jason Kleinman
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Telephone: 202-903-0806