POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Health-Related Hearings and Markups


House Energy and Commerce Committee: will hold opening statements on a markup to consider bills addressing public health and economic issues, including H.R. 594 — Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments; H.R. 669 — Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act; H.R. 4290 — Wakefield Act; H.R. 4771 — Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act; and H.R. 4250 — Sunscreen Innovation Act; 4:00 p.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; July 14.

House Energy and Commerce Committee: will markup to consider bills addressing public health and economic issues, including H.R. 594 — Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments; H.R. 669 — Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act; H.R. 4290 — Wakefield Act; H.R. 4771 — Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act; and H.R. 4250 — Sunscreen Innovation Act; 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; July 15.

Senate Finance Committee: will hold a hearing titled “Chronic Illness: Addressing Patients’ Unmet Needs;” 10:00 a.m., 215 Dirksen Bldg.; July 15.

House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee: will hold a hearing titled “Review of CDC Anthrax Lab Incident;” 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; July 16.

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee: will hold a hearing titled “Failure to Verify: Concerns Regarding PPACA’s Eligibility System;” 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn Bldg.; July 16.

House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee and Health Subcommittee: will hold a hearing on advancements in technology and health care; 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; July 17.

Senate HELP Primary Health and Aging Subcommittee: will hold a hearing titled “More Than 1,000 Preventable Deaths a Day Is Too Many: The Need to Improve Patient Safety;” 10:00 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.; July 17.


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 5022 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, U.S. Code, to improve dental health care for veterans, and for other purposes; VARGAS; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, July 8.

S. 2578 (INSURANCE REGULATION), to ensure that employers cannot interfere in their employees’ birth control and other health-care decisions; MURRAY; read the first time, June 9.

H.R. 5047 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from altering available health care and wait times for appointments for health care for certain veterans, and for other purposes; PETERS of Michigan; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, July 9.



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