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On the Agenda in Washington

Nov. 18: PCORI Board of Governors Meeting
12:00 p.m.; Location: TBD
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors will meet. A full agenda will be posted on PCORI’s website when available.

Nov. 18: House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Hearing
1:00 p.m.; 2123 Rayburn House Office Building
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing to discuss the U.S. public health response to the Ebola outbreak. Witnesses include: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.; Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H.; and Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H. 

Nov. 19: Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Hearing
10 a.m.; 418 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will hold a hearing to discuss mental health and suicide.

Nov. 19: House Science, Space and Technology Oversight Subcommittee Hearing
10 a.m.; 2318 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight will hold a hearing to discuss issues with the HealthCare.gov website. 

Nov.19: House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing
10 a.m.; 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing to examine medical product development in the wake of the Ebola epidemic. 

Nov. 20:Senate HELP Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging Hearing
1 p.m.; 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging will hold a hearing to discuss generic drug costs.

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