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Feb. 9: HELP Committee Executive Session on Pending Health Care Legislation
10 a.m.; 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) will hold an Executive Session to discuss various pieces of health care legislation.

Feb. 10: Senate VA Committee Hearing on VA Budget Request
10 a.m.; 418 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Committee will hold a hearing on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Budget Request for fiscal year 2017.

Feb. 10: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on the President’s Budget Proposal
10 a.m.; 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Committee on Finance will hold a hearing on the president’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2017. The Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, will testify.

Feb. 10: E&C Health Subcommittee Hearing on Medicaid and CHIP  
10 a.m.; 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine the Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) medical assistance percentage. Witness testimony will be posted to the committee’s website when available.

Feb. 10: House VA Committee Hearing on VA Budget Request
10 a.m.; 334 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Veterans Affairs (VA) Committee will hold a hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs fiscal year 2017 budget request. Witness testimony will be posted to the committee’s website when available.

Feb. 10: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Revenue Proposals in President’s Budget
10:30 a.m.; 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Committee on Finance will hold a hearing on the president’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2017. The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary of The Treasury will testify.

Feb. 10: Ways and Means Committee Hearing on HHS Budget Request
2 p.m.; 1100 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing on the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) fiscal year 2017 budget request. The Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, will testify.

Feb. 11: House VA Health Subcommittee Hearing on Choice Consolidation
10 a.m.; 334 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing to discuss Choice Consolidation’s Community Care billing and reimbursement. Witness testimony will be posted to the committee’s website when available.

Feb. 11: Ways and Means Committee Hearing on the President’s Budget Proposal
10 a.m.; 1100 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Committee on Ways and Means will hold a hearing on the president’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2017. Department of Treasury Secretary, Jacob J. Lew, will testify.

Feb. 12:  HIT Standards Committee Meeting
10 a.m.; Webinar
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Health Information Technology (HIT) Standards Committee will meet via webinar to discuss recommendations on the Precision Medicine Task Force.

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