Upcoming Congressional Hearings and Markups

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing “Opportunities to Improve Health Care;” 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; September 5

House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing “Reusable Medical Equipment: Continuing to Examine VHA’s Sterile Processing Problems;” 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon Bldg.; September 5

House Ways and Means Committee markup of Empowering Seniors’ Enrollment Decision Act of 2018 (H.R. 6662), Fighting Fraud to Protect Care for Seniors Act of 2018 (H.R. 6690), Comprehensive Care for Seniors Act of 2018 (H.R. 6561), Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act of 2017 (H.R. 3635), and Requesting the President to transmit to the House of Representatives certain documents in the possession of the President relating to the determination to impose certain tariffs and to the strategy of the United States with respect to China. (H. Res. 1018); 2:00 p.m., 1100 Longworth Bldg.; September 5

House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing “Examining Federal Efforts to Ensure Quality of Care and Resident Safety in Nursing Homes;” 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn Bldg.; September 6

House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing “Tackling Fentanyl: Holding China Accountable;” 2:00 p.m., 2200 Rayburn Bldg.; September 6

House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization hearing “The Role of the Interagency Program Office in VA Electronic Health Record Modernization;” 2:00 p.m., 334 Cannon Bldg.; September 13

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing “Veteran Suicide Prevention: Maximizing Effectiveness and Increasing Awareness;” 10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon Bldg.; September 27

Recently Introduced Health Legislation

H.R.6690 — To establish a smart card pilot program to combat fraud, waste, and abuse and to protect beneficiary identity under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6]; Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce

H.R.6689 — To amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans provide coverage for treatment of a congenital anomaly or birth defect; Sponsor: Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce

H.R.6688 — To provide for the establishment of the Prescription Safety Alert System with respect to covered drug products, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.J.Res.63 — A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Labor, and Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to “Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance”; Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3392 — A bill to address maternal mortality and morbidity; Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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