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Feb. 6: The Bipartisan Heroin Task Force Hearing on Treatment and Synthetic Opioids
4 p.m.; 2168 Rayburn House Office Building
The Bipartisan Heroin Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic holds a hearing on the science and treatment issues behind synthetic opioids. Participants include the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health.

Feb. 7: House Education and the Workforce Committee Hearing on Higher Education
10a.m.; 2175 Rayburn House Office Building
The House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold a full committee hearing titled, “Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education.” Witnesses to be announced.

Feb. 7: House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Hearing on VA IT Landscape
10a.m.; 334 Cannon House Office Building
The House Veteran’s Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Assessing the VA IT Landscape: Progress and Challenges.” View the witness list here.

Feb. 8: Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee Hearing on Federal Agencies
10a.m.; 216 Hart Senate Office Building
The Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee will hold a hearing titled, “A Look Ahead: Inspector General Recommendations for Improving Federal Agencies.” Among the witnesses listed to testify is Ms. Allison C. Lerner, Inspector General for the National Science Foundation.

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