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Upcoming Congressional Meetings and Hearings


Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee markup of the “Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY2017;” 10:30 a.m., 138 Dirksen Bldg.; June 7

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee markup of H.R.3299, the “Strengthening Public Health Emergency Response Act of 2015”; and H.R.921, the “Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2015;” 5:00 p.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; June 7 (opening statements only) and 2:00 p.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; June 8

Senate Finance Committee open executive session to consider the nominations of Charles P. Blahous III, and Robert D Reischauer for the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees; 10:00 a.m.; June 8

Senate Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing to examine a review of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs’ electronic health record (VistA), progress toward interoperability with the Department of Defense’s electronic health record, and plans for the future; 10:30 a.m., 124 Dirksen Bldg.; June 8

House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee hearing titled “Legislation to Improve and Sustain the Medicare Program;” 2:00 p.m., 1100 Longworth Bldg.; June 8

Senate Appropriations Committee markup of the “Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY2017;” 10:30 a.m., 106 Dirksen Bldg.; June 9

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing on “Advancing Patient Solutions for Lower Costs and Better Care,” including legislation to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to change the permissible age variation in health insurance premium rates; legislation to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to better align the grace period required for non-payment of premiums before discontinuing coverage under qualified health plans with such grace periods provided for under State law; legislation to amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require verification for eligibility for enrollment during special enrollment periods in PPACA insurance plans; H.R.3463, the “Aligning Children’s Dental Coverage Act”; and “H.R.4262, the “Transparency and Accountability of Failed Exchanges Act;” 9:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn Bldg.; June 10



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