Monday, June 21

Coronavirus: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Allocation Plan for 55 Million Vaccine Doses to be Shared Globally

Tuesday, June 22

Coronavirus: Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials

Thursday, June 24

Coronavirus: Remarks by President Biden Highlighting the Importance of Getting Vaccinated

Friday, June 25

Workforce: President Biden Signs Executive Order Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Government

Coronavirus: White House COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Holds Meeting to Address Inequities and Impact of Long-COVID


Tuesday, June 22


  • Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on “Vaccines: America’s Shot at Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic”
    • Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-WA) Urges Action to Increase Vaccine Confidence to End COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-MT) Introduces Comprehensive Bill to Permanently Expand Pandemic Support to Homeless Veterans
  • Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) Introduce Cures 2.0 Draft to Advance Research in COVID-19 Long-Term Effects and Establish Permanent Telehealth for Medicare Beneficiaries

Drug Pricing

  • Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) Releases Principles for Lowering Drug Prices for Americans
  • Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-NC) Reintroduce “Lower Costs, More Cures Act” to Tackle Prescription Drug Prices and New Treatments

Disability: Senate HELP Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-WA) and Center for American Progress’s Mia Ives-Rublee Push for Investment in Home Care on Anniversary of Olmstead v. L.C. Supreme Court Decision

Wednesday, June 23

Coronavirus: Senate HELP Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-NC) Announce New Oversight as Part of Bipartisan Pandemic Preparedness Effort

Public Health: House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) Release Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Bills for Newborn Screening and Tribal Data Collection

Thursday, June 24


  • Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing to Consider Nomination of Melanie Egorin for Assistant Secretary of Legislation for Health and Human Services
    • House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal Introduces HHS Assistant Secretary Of Legislation Nominee Melanie Egorin At Senate Finance Committee Hearing
  • Senate Confirms Dawn O’Connell as Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and Miriam Delphin-Rittmon as Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

Coronavirus: Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-NC), Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) Introduce the Bipartisan VALID Act to Establish Regulatory Framework for Diagnostic Testing

Mental Health: Senate Passes Bill to Improve Rural Veterans’ Mental Health Care

Public Health

  • House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Holds Hearing on “Empowered by Data: Legislation to Advance Equity and Public Health”
  • House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Brett Guthrie (R-KY) Release Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Bills for Newborn Screening and Tribal Data Collection

Reproductive Health: Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) Releases Statement on House Passage of Bill to Provide Contraception for Veterans

Friday, June 25

FY 2022 Appropriations: Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Fiscal Year 2022 Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA Funding Bill


Monday, June 21

CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Release Report Showing Almost 10 Million Americans Enrolled in Coverage During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Friday, June 25

SAMHSA: SAMHSA Distributes Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grants, Directing $3.3 Million in Mental Health Support Funding to 33 Colleges


House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations

Hearing on “Catalyst for Change: State and Local IT After the Pandemic”

June 30, 2021 10:00 AM

House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis

Hearing on “Building Trust and Battling Barriers: The Urgent Need to Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy”

July 1, 2021 9:30 AM

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