WHITE HOUSE UPDATE

Vice President Pence Remarks at Briefing from High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force and Yellowstone Substance Abuse Coalition

Remarks by President Trump at Meeting on Opioids


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Wednesday, June 12

Health Care: Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) Delivers Opening Remarks at Health Subcommittee Hearing Entitled, “No More Surprises: Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills”

Reproductive Health Care: Oversight and Investigations Committee Announce Hearing, “Protecting Title X and Safeguarding Quality Family Planning Care,” on Wednesday, June 19, 10 AM in John D. Dingell Room, 2123 Rayburn House Office Building

Health Care: Ways and Means Committee Holds Hearing Entitled, “Pathways to Universal Health Coverage”

  • Committee Chairman Richard Neal’s (D-MA) Opening Statement
  • Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) Delivers Opening Statement

Thursday, June 13

Consumer Product Safety: Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone’s (D-NJ) Opening Remarks at Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Legislative Hearing, “Keeping Kids and Consumers Safe from Dangerous Products”

Health Care: Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) Announce Hearing, “Strengthening Health Care in the U.S. Territories for Today and Into the Future,” Thursday, June 20, 10 AM in Room 2322 of Rayburn House Office Building

Drug Pricing: Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Call on Attorney General William Barr to Investigate Generic Drug Companies for Alleged Price-Fixing Conspiracy

Friday, June 14

Health Care: Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), and Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) Send Letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar Raising Questions Over Memo Including Policy Changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA)


REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, June 10

CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Releases Study Concluding More than Half of People who Misuse Prescription Opioids also Binge Drink

Wednesday, June 12

CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Approve Washington State Plan Amendment Proposal to Allow Supplemental Rebates Involving “Subscription” Model for Prescription Drug Payment in Medicaid

Thursday, June 13

HHS: U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury Issue Policy to Expand Access to Affordable Health Coverage through Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs)


UPCOMING EVENTS

Health Care
Hearing: “Lower Health Care Costs Act”
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:30 AM
430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Health Care
Hearing: “The Complex Web of Prescription Drug Prices, Part III: Examining Agency Efforts to Further Competition and Increase Affordability”
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:15 AM
562 Senate Dirksen Office Building

Reproductive Health Care
Hearing: Protecting Title X and Safeguarding Quality Family Planning Care”
Tuesday, June 19, 2019 10:00 AM
2123 Rayburn House Office Building

Health Care
Hearing” “Strengthening Health Care in the U.S. Territories for Today and Into the Future”
Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:30 AM
2322 Rayburn house Office Building

Opioids
Hearing: “Medical Experts: Inadequate Federal Approach to Opioid Treatment and the need to Expand Care”
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:00 AM
2154 Rayburn House Office Building

NIH
National Advisory Council on Aging
September 10-11, 2019 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
National Institutes of Health, Neuroscience Center Building (NSC), North Bethesda, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 28052

NIH
Meeting: Center for Scientific Review
September 23, 2019 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892

NIH
Meeting: Board of Scientific Counselors, NIDDK
October 10-11, 2019 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
National Institutes of Health, Building 10, Solarium Conference Room 9S233, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892

NIH
Meeting: Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
June 23-25, 2019 6:00 PM – 12:00 PM
Residence Inn Bethesda, 7335 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

CMS
Meeting: Medicare Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests
June 24, 2019 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Main auditorium of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Central Building, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850