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On the Agenda in Washington

Nov. 12: Senate Appropriations Committee Ebola Hearing
2 p.m.; G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak. Witnesses include: Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.; National Institutes of Health National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, M.D.; and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson.

Nov. 13: House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Hearing
10 a.m.; 334 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will hold a hearing to discuss the implementation of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014.

Nov. 14: PCAST Public Meeting
9 a.m.; 2101 Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C.
The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) will meet to discuss opportunities and challenges in NASA science, investments in the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, technology and innovation in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and a brief report on Ebola.

Nov. 14: House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee Hearing
9 a.m.; 334 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing to discuss several pieces of VA health legislation.

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Jason Kleinman
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Telephone: 202-903-0806
Email: jkleinman@aamc.org