Upcoming Congressional Meetings and Hearings

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee markup: S.1622, the “FDA Device Accountability Act of 2015”; S.2030, the “Advancing Targeted Therapies for Rare Diseases Act of 2015”; S.849, the “Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015”; S.2014, the “Next Generation Researchers Act”; S.800, the “Enhancing the Stature and Visibility of Medical Rehabilitation Research at the NIH Act”; S. 2503, the “Preventing Superbugs and Protecting Patients Act”; and an original bill entitled “Improving Health Information Technology”; 10:00 a.m.; 430 Dirksen Bldg.; February 9

Senate Judiciary Committee hearing: “Breaking the Cycle: Mental Health and the Justice System”; 10:00 a.m.; 226 Dirksen Bldg.; February 10

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing: “Examining Medicaid and CHIP’s Federal Medical Assistance Percentage;” 10:00 a.m., 2322 Rayburn Bldg.; February 10

House Ways and Means Committee hearing on President Obama’s budget proposals for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for fiscal year 2017; witness: the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of HHS; 2:00 p.m., 1100 Longworth Bldg.; February 10

House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee: hearing on “Choice Consolidation: Improving VA Community Care Billing and Reimbursement;” 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon Bldg.; February 11

Senate Judiciary Committee executive business meeting on bills including S. 483, Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015 (Hatch, Whitehouse, Vitter) and S. 524, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 (Whitehouse, Portman, Leahy, Hatch, Feinstein, Graham, Schumer, Klobuchar, Franken, Coons, Blumenthal); 10:00 a.m., 226 Dirksen Bldg.; February 11

Senate Finance Committee hearing on “The President’s FY2017 Budget;” witness: HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell; 10:00 a.m., 215 Dirksen Bldg.; February 11

House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing titled “Outbreaks, Attacks, and Accidents: Combatting Biological Threats;” 9:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; February 12

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the Zika virus; 10:00 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.; February 24

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee executive session on the innovation agenda; time and place TBA; March 9

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee final markup on innovation agenda; time and place TBA; April 6

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