Tuesday, October 19

Mental Health: Biden Administration Announces Efforts for Improving Access and Care for Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions

Wednesday, October 20


  • Press Briefing by White House COVID-⁠19 Response Team and Public Health Officials
  • Biden Administration Announces Update on Operational Planning for COVID-⁠19 Vaccinations for Kids Ages 5-11

Friday, October 22

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


Monday, October 18

FY 2022 Appropriations

Tuesday, October 19

Health Care Coverage: Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) Release Statement on CBO Analysis of Build Back Better Act’s Expansion of Health Care Coverage

Wednesday, October 20


  • House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Holds Hearing on “Oversight of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: The Current State of Integration of People with Disabilities”

Health Care Coverage

  • Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on “Health Insurance Coverage in America: Current and Future Role of Federal Programs”

Public Health

  • House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Holds Hearing on “Enhancing Public Health: Legislation to Protect Children And Families”

Thursday, October 21

Pharmacy: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) Urges CMS to Investigate Nationwide Pharmacy Closures


Tuesday, October 19


  • CBO Releases Score for Reconciliation Provisions Impacting Medicaid and ACA Plans


  • FDA Issues Proposed Rule for Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids
  • FDA Releases Updates for COVID-19 Testing and Treatment

Wednesday, October 20

FDA: FDA Issues Clarification and Updates on Use of Booster Doses for COVID-19 Vaccines

Thursday, October 21

CMS: CMS Launches Webpage to Share Innovative State Actions to Expand Medicaid Home and Community-based Services

Friday, October 22

CMS: Biden-Harris Administration Issues Guidance to States on Required Medicaid and CHIP Coverage for COVID-19-Related Treatment


Senate Finance Committee

Hearing to Consider the Nomination of Samuel R. Bagenstos to be HHS General Counsel

October 26, 2021 9:30 AM

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee

Hearing On “Caring For America: Legislation To Support Patients, Caregivers, And Providers”

October 26, 2021 10:30 AM

House Appropriations State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee

Hearing on “United States Global COVID-19 Response: Actions Taken and Future Needs”

October 27, 2021 10:00 AM

House Veterans Affairs Health Subcommittee

Hearing on “Lessons Learned? Building a Culture of Patient Safety within the Veterans Health Administration”

October 27, 2021 10:00 AM

House Energy and Commerce Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee

Hearing on “TSCA and Public Health: Fulfilling the Promise of the Lautenberg Act”

October 27, 2021 10:30 AM

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