POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Meetings and Hearings


House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee: hearing on of draft fiscal 2016 appropriations for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Secretary Sylvia Burwell will be the sole witness; 10:00 a.m., 2358-C Rayburn Bldg.; Feb. 25

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee: hearing titled “Medical and Public Health Preparedness and Response: Are We Ready for Future Threats?” A panel of government witnesses will testify; 10:00 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.; Feb. 26

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health: hearing titled “Examining the FY 2016 HHS Budget,” Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell will be the sole witness; 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; Feb. 26

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: hearing titled “From Health Care Enrollment to Tax Filing: A PPACA Update,”; 10:00 a.m., 2154 Rayburn Bldg.; Feb. 26


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 965 (CLINICAL DATA REGISTRIES), to require the issuance of guidance on the application of the Federal policy for the protection of human subjects with respect to clinical data registries; PASCRELL; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; Feb. 13

H.R. 971 (RARE DISEASES), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize a 6-month extension of certain exclusivity periods in the case of approved drugs that are subsequently approved for a new indication to prevent, diagnose, or treat a rare disease or condition, and for other purposes; BILIRAKIS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; Feb. 13

H.R. 975 (HSA), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the transfer of required minimum distributions from a retirement plan to a health savings account; HUIZENGA; to the Committee on Ways and Means; Feb. 13

H.R. 976 (MEDICARE), to repeal changes made by health care reform laws to the Medicare exception to the prohibition on certain physician referrals for hospitals, and for other purposes; JOHNSON; jointly, to the Committee on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; Feb. 13

H.R. 977 (NURSING), to enable hospital-based nursing programs that are affiliated with a hospital to maintain payments under the Medicare program to hospitals for the costs of such programs; SCHOCK; to the Committee on Ways and Means; Feb. 13



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