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Feb. 12: Expected release of President’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2019

Feb. 13: Senate Budget Committee Hearing on the FY 2019 Budget
10 a.m., 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Budget Committee will hold a hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney will testify.

Feb. 13: Senate HELP Committee Hearing on FDA Animal Drug User Fees Reauthorization
10 a.m.; 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing titled, "Improving Animal Health: Reauthorization of FDA Animal Drug User Fees.” Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine Director Steven Solomon, DMV, MPH, will testify.

Feb. 13: The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Web Event on the Opioid Crisis
1 p.m.; Webinar
The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) will host a webinar titled, “The Opioid Crisis: Understanding Pain and Preventing Opioid Misuse.” A list of panelists and registration information can be found here.

Feb. 14: House Budget Committee Hearing on the FY 2019 Budget
10 a.m., 1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington D.C.
The House Budget Committee will hold a hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney will testify.

Feb. 14: House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on the FY 2019 HHS Budget
10 a.m., 1100 Longworth House Office Building, Washington D.C.
The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for the Department of Health and Human Services. HHS Secretary Alex Azar will testify.

Feb. 14: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on Health Care Consolidation
10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will hold a hearing on “Examining the Impact of Health Care Consolidation.”

Feb. 14: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on the FY 2019 Budget
10:30 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C.
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin will testify.

Feb. 14: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on the FY 2019 Budget
2:30 p.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C.
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request. Acting Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy at the Internal Revenue Service, David Kautter, will testify.

Feb. 15: House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on the FY 2019 Budget
10 a.m., 1100 Longworth House Office Building, Washington D.C.
The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin will testify.

Feb. 15: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on the FY 2019 HHS Budget
9 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C.
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for the Department of Health and Human Services. HHS Secretary Alex Azar will testify.

Feb. 15: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology Hearing on STEM Education and Careers
9 a.m., 2318 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington D.C.
The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology will hold a hearing titled, “Mentoring, Training, and Apprenticeships for STEM Education and Careers.”

Feb. 15: House Committee on Education and the Workforce Joint Subcommittees Hearing on Opioids and the Workforce
10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington D.C.
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce will hold a joint hearing by the subcommittees on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions and Workforce Protections entitled “The Opioids Epidemic: Implications for America's Workplaces.”

Feb. 15: House Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing on the FY 2019 VA Budget
10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon House Office Building, Washington D.C.
The House Veterans Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, will testify.

Feb. 15: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on the President’s FY 2019 HHS Budget Request
12:30 p.m., 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget for the Department of Health and Human Services titled, “Oversight of the Department of Health and Human Services.” HHS Secretary Alex Azar will testify.

 

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