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On the Agenda in Washington

May 12-16: House Recess
The House of Representatives will hold a district work week May 12 through 16.

May 15: Senate Committee Hearing on Veterans Health Care
10 a.m.; 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building
The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the state of veterans’ health care. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki is scheduled to testify.

May 19-23: 2014 National VA Research Week
Field Events
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Research and Development is coordinating a week of events at local VA medical centers designed to call attention to the achievements of VA researchers and the role they play in providing high quality care for veterans and in advancing medical science.

May 21: Health IT Standards Committee Meeting
9 a.m.; Webinar
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT) Standards Committee will hold a virtual meeting to discuss standards implementation specifications and certification criteria for the electronic exchange of health information.

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