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June 12: Senate HELP Committee hearing on Drug Pricing
10 a.m., 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC
The Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing titled “President Trump’s Drug Pricing Plan.”

June 13: PCORI Congressional Briefing on Treatment of Mental Illness
12 p.m.; Kennedy Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will hold a briefing on “Overcoming Gaps in the Treatment of Mental Illness: the Role of Patient-Centered Research.”

June 13: House VA Committee hearing on Legislation
3 p.m.; 334 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC
The House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing on H.R. 2787 (115), the "Veterans-Specific Education for Tomorrow's Medical Doctors (VET MD) Act"; H.R. 3696 (115), the "Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act"; H.R.5521, the "VA Hiring Enhancement Act"; H.R. 5693 (115), the "Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act"; H.R. 5864 (115), the "VA Hospitals Establishing Leadership Performance Act"; H.R. 5974 (115), the "VA COST SAVINGS Enhancement Act"; the "Veterans Serving Veterans Act"; and legislation to improve the productivity and management of VA health care facilities.


*The Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to markup the Commerce-Justice-Science bill and the Legislative Branch Appropriations bill during the week of June 11 – June 15. Exact timing is TBD.

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Jason Kleinman
Sr. Legislative Analyst, Govt. Relations
Telephone: 202-903-0806