LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Monday, September 21

Coronavirus: Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray Calls on Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar to Fire Trump Advisor for Actively Undermining COVID-19 Response

Mental Health: House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr., Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle Praise House Passage of Suicide Prevention and Awareness Bills

Tuesday, September 22

Nursing Homes: Senate Special Committee on Aging Ranking Member Bob Casey and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden Release Report Analyzing Nursing Home Data During COVID-19 Pandemic

Medicare: House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr., House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden Question CMS’s Unauthorized Use of Billions of Dollars from Medicare Trust Funds

Wednesday, September 23

Nursing Homes: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley Releases Report on Performance of Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Veterans’ Affairs: Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Advances Two Bills to Provide Greater Access to Health Care for Veterans Exposed to Toxic Substances During Service

  • Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jerry Moran and Ranking Member Jon Tester Release Statements on Unanimous Passing of Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act

Thursday, September 24

Surprise Billing: Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander Releases Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order to End Surprise Medical Billing

Friday, September 25

Health Care: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley Introduces Bipartisan Accelerating Kids’ Access to Care Act to Increase Health Care Access for Children with Complex Medical Conditions


REGULATORY UPDATE

Wednesday, September 23

HHS: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces Plan to Provide $200 Million to Jurisdictions for COVID-19 Vaccine Preparedness

Thursday, September 24

HHS: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Takes Action as Part of President Trump’s Healthcare Plan

FDA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Food and Drug Administration Makes Plan to Help Lower Prescription Drug Prices

HRSA: Health Resources and Services Administration Issues Proposed Rule to Ensure Affordable Access to Lifesaving Medications


EVENTS

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Discussion of Member Grant Review Process and Substance Use Prevention During the Pandemic

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

SAMHSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852, Adobe Connect webcast

 

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee

“Pathway to a Vaccine: Ensuring a Safe and Effective Vaccine People Will Trust”

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 11:30 AM

Via Cisco Webex

 

Committee on Oversight and Reform

“Unsustainable Drug Prices: Testimony from the CEOS Part I and Part II”

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 10:00 AM

2154 Rayburn House Office Building

 

Subcommittee on Health

“MISSION Critical: Assessing Community Care Wait Times”

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 10:00 AM

Room 210 of House Visitor Center and via Cisco Webex

 

Committee on Oversight and Reform

“Unsustainable Drug Prices: Testimony from CEOs (Part II)”

Thursday, October 1, 2020, 10:00 AM

2154 Rayburn House Office Building and via Cisco Webex

 

Food and Drug Administration

Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee

Friday, October 2, 2020, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Teleconference

 

Centers for Disease Control and Department of Health and Human Services

Community Preventive Services Task Force

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Virtual Meeting

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lead Exposure and Prevention Advisory Committee

Friday, October 30, 2020 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Webinar via Zoom