Upcoming Congressional Hearings and Meetings

House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee hearing on the Opioid Crisis: Removing Barriers to Prevent and Treat Opioid Abuse and Dependence in Medicare; 3:00 p.m., 1100 Longworth Bldg.; February 6

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing “VA Caregiver Support Program: Correcting Course for Veteran Caregivers;” 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon Bldg.; February 6

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing “The Opioid Crisis: Impact on Children and Families;” 430 Dirksen Bldg.; February 8

Recently Introduced Health Legislation

H.R.4894 (introduced by Rep. Kristi L. Noem): To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide temporary relief from the annual fee imposed on health insurance providers; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.4897 (introduced by Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo): To require a study on women and lung cancer, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce

H.R.4899 (introduced by Rep. Matt Cartwright): To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants for treatment of heroin, opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine, 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphet-amine (ecstasy), and phency-clidine (PCP) abuse, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce

H.R.4903 (introduced by Rep. David Kustoff): To direct the Comptroller General to conduct a study and submit a report to Congress on best practices in use by Federal departments and agencies to reduce opioid usage following medical procedures; Energy and Commerce

S.2357 (introduced by Sen. Jon Tester): A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to review the processes and requirements of the Department of Veterans Affairs for scheduling appointments for health care and conducting consultations under the laws administered by the Secretary, and for other purposes; Veterans’ Affairs

S.2358 (introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio): A bill to require a study on women and lung cancer, and for other purposes; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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