POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Meetings and Hearings


House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee hearing on “Tax-Related Proposals to Improve Health Care;” 10:00 a.m., 1100 Longworth Bldg.; May 17

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing on “The Obama Administration’s Medicare Drug Experiment: The Patient and Doctor Perspective;” 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; May 17

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Business meeting to markup an original bill entitled, “Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017;” 4:00 p.m., 124 Dirksen Senate Bldg.; May 17

Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee hearing to examine small business and the Affordable Care Act; 2:00 p.m., 428A Russell Bldg.; May 18

House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee hearing on “The Heroin Epidemic and Parental Substance Abuse: Using Evidence and Data to Protect Kids from Harm;” 2:00 p.m., 1100 Longworth Bldg.; May 18

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing on “Examining H.R. 3299, Strengthening Public Health Emergency Response Act;” 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; May 19

House Appropriations Committee Business meeting to markup an original bill entitled, “Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017”, and an original bill entitled, “Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017;” 10:30 a.m., 106 Dirksen Bldg.; May 19

House Veterans’ Affairs Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Field Hearing on “Assessing VA Oversight of Drug Prescription Practices and Proper Use of Medical Facilities;” 9:30 a.m. (local time), Old Supreme Court Chambers, State Capital Building, Room 200, 200 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203; May 20


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R. 5182 (introduced by Rep. Long): A bill to promote the development of safe drugs for neonates; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; May 10

H. Res. 719 (introduced by Rep. Veasey): A resolution expressing support for designation of May 2016 as ``Health and Fitness Month’’; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; May 10

H. Res. 721 (introduced by Rep. Israel): A resolution expressing support for the designation of May 8, 2016, through May 14, 2016, as Food Allergy Awareness Week; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; May 10



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