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*The House of Representatives is on a district work period for the week of September 18.

Sept. 19: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Business Tax Reform
10 a.m.; 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C.
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing to examine ways to improve the U.S. tax code’s business provisions.

Sept. 20: Senate Special Aging Committee hearing on "Disaster Preparedness and Response
9 a.m.; 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Special Aging Committee will hold a hearing on "Disaster Preparedness and Response: The Special Needs of Older Americans.”

Sept. 26: House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health Hearing
10 a.m. 334 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Health Subcommittee of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on: H.R.93, to provide for increased access to Department of Veterans Affairs medical care for women veterans; H.R.501, the "VA Transparency Enhancement Act of 2017;" H.R.1063, the "Veteran Prescription Continuity Act;" H.R.1066, the "VA Management Alignment Act of 2017;" H.R.1943, the "Restoring Maximum Mobility to Our Nation's Veterans Act of 2017;" H.R.1972, the "VA Billing Accountability Act;" H.R.2147, the "Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act of 2017;" H.R.2225, the "Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act;" H.R.2327, the "Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) Act of 2017;" and legislation to make certain improvements in VA's Health Professionals Educational Assistance Program.

Sept. 27: Meeting of the President’s Commission on Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
12:30p.m.; Livestream via
The Office of National Drug Control Policy announced the third meeting of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. According to the notice, the meeting will consist of statements to the Commission from invited government, nonprofit, and business organizations regarding innovative pain management and prevention measures for diversion followed by discussion of the issues raised.


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Jason Kleinman
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Telephone: 202-903-0806