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March 3: House Labor-HHS Appropriations Hearing on NIH Budget
8:30 a.m.; 2358-C Rayburn House Office Building
The House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee will hold a hearing to discuss the budget for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., is scheduled to testify and will be accompanied by: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Facui, M.D.; National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Director Tom Insel, M.D.; National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Director Jon Lorsch, Ph.D.; National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Director Nora Volkow, M.D.; and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Director Gary Gibbons, M.D.  

March 5: Senate HELP Hearing on Health IT Transformation
10 a.m.; 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building
The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee will hold a hearing to discuss health information technology (HIT) and specifically electronic health records Witness testimony will be made available on the committee’s website.

March 5: E&C Health Subcommittee Hearing on 340B Program
10 a.m.; 2123 Rayburn House Office Building
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing to examine the 340B drug pricing program. Witness testimony will be made available on the subcommittee’s website.

March 5-6: MedPAC Meeting
Time: TBD; 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) will hold a public meeting and will solicit comments on the agenda via its website.


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Jason Kleinman
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Telephone: 202-903-0806