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July 1-4: House and Senate in Recess
The House and Senate will be in recess July 1 through July 5 for the Fourth of July holiday. Both Chambers will resume session Monday, July 8.

July 9: HIT Policy Meeting
9:30 a.m.; Webinar
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee will meet via webinar to discuss recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure, including standards for the exchange of patient medical information.

July 9: PCORI Webinar on CER Survey Results
11:00 a.m.; Webinar
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will host a webinar to present the results of a survey of patients and clinicians assessing views on comparative effective research (CER) and engagement in research.

July 10-11: SACHRP Meeting

8:30 a.m.; 200 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington, D.C.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) will meet July 10 and 11. Agenda items include remarks from Dr. Howard Koh, M.D., M.P.H., assistant secretary for health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, clustered randomized trials and informed consent, and certificates of confidentiality, among other items.

July 9, 11: Senate to Mark Up FY 2014 Labor-HHS Spending Bill
Time: TBA; Location: TBA
The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee is expected to mark up draft legislation providing FY 2014 appropriations for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and other departments and agencies under its jurisdiction. The full committee markup is expected to be held July 11.

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Jason Kleinman
Sr. Legislative Analyst, Govt. Relations
Telephone: 202-903-0806