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Upcoming Congressional Meetings and Hearings


House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee: hearing on veterans’ health legislation; 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon Bldg.; November 17

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing titled “Examining the Regulation of Diagnostic Tests and Laboratory Operations;” 2:00 p.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; November 17

House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing titled “Choice Consolidation: Assessing VA’s Plan to Improve Care in the Community;” 10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon Bldg.; November 18

Senate Special Aging Committee hearing on prescription drug prices; time and place TBA; December 9


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R.3879 (introduced by Rep. Beto O’Rourke): A bill too amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for covered agreements and contracts between the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and eligible academic affiliates for the mutually beneficial coordination, use, or exchange of health-care resources, and for other purposes; to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; November 3

H.R.3883 (introduced by Robert J. Wittman): A bill to improve the provision of health care by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; November 3

H.R.3889 (introduced by Rep. Yvette D. Clarke): A bill to require certain practitioners authorized to prescribe controlled substances to complete continuing education; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned; November 3

H.R.3909 (introduced by Rep. Frank C. Guinta): A bill to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to expand the Veterans Choice Program, to amend title 38, United States Code to provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned; November 3

H.R.3913 (introduced by Rep. James R. Langevin): A bill to amend title XXIX of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program under such title relating to lifespan respite care; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; November 3

H.R. 3920 (introduced by Rep. Fitzpatrick): A bill to direct the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to issue an order withdrawing approval for Essure System; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce;
November 4

H.R. 3930 (introduced by Rep. Norton): A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to increase the Federal medical assistance percentage for the District of Columbia under the Medicaid Program to 80 percent; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; November 4

H.R.3940 (introduced by Rep. Tom Price): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize a blanket meaningful use significant hardship exception for the 2015 reporting period due to the delay in timely publication of the Stage 2 meaningful use rule; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned; November 5



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