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On the Agenda in Washington


July 22: House Subcommittee to Mark Up SGR Bill
Time: TBA; Location: TBA
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee is expected to mark up draft legislation to reform the sustainable growth rate (SGR).

July 23: House Subcommittee Hearing on ACA Implementation Delay
10 a.m.; 2175 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pension and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections will hold a joint hearing on the delay of the employer mandate requirement under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its effect on workplaces.

July 24: FOVA Mental Health Research Briefing
12 p.m.; 334 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Friends of VA Medical Care and Health Research (FOVA) coalition will host a briefing on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical and Prosthetic Research program and its impact on the lives of veterans. Speakers include John McQuaid, Ph.D., of San Francisco VA Medical Center and Daniel Gottlieb, M.D., M.P.H., of VA Boston Healthcare System.

July 24: Senate Hearing on Small Business Concerns With ACA Implementation
2:30 p.m.; 428A Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee is expected to hold a hearing on small business concerns regarding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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