Week in Brief

House Passes ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620).


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

February 13, 2018

Disability Rights: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) Releases Statement on Disability Rights.

Tribal Families and Special Needs Children: House Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) Discusses the Expansion of Family 2 Family Health Information Centers, Serving Native American Tribal Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs.

February 14, 2018

Health Care Consolidation: House Energy and Commerce Committee Holds Hearing Entitled “Examining the Impact of Health Care Consolidation.” Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) Delivers Opening Statement. Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ)Delivers Opening Remarks.

HHS 2019 Budget Request: House Ways and Means Committee Holds Hearing on the HHS FY 2019 Budget Request. Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) Delivers Opening Statement.

Medicaid: Senate Special Committee on Aging Ranking Member Bob Casey (D-PA) Writes Letter to HHS Regarding Medicaid Waiver Applications.

February 15, 2018

Senate Hearing on HHS Budget Request: Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Administration’s HHS Budget Request. Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Delivers Opening Statements.

H.R. 620: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) Responds to House Vote on ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620).

February 16, 2018

Opioid Crisis: House Energy and Commerce Committee Posts Study Detailing Financial Toll of the Opioid Crisis.


REGULATORY UPDATE

Department of Health and Human Services

February 12, 2018

HHS FY 2019 Budget: HHS Secretary Alex Azar Releases Remarks on President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget.

FY 2019 Budget: OIG Publishes “Fiscal Year 2019 Justification of Estimates for Appropriations Committees.”

February 14, 2018

National Health Expenditures: CMS Actuary Releases Projections of National Health Expenditures for 2017-2026.  


UPCOMING EVENTS

Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
Legislative Presentation of the Disabled American Veterans
• February 27, 2018|2:00p.m.
SD-G50 Dirksen


For more information about this issue of Power Play: Washington Week in Review or more legislative and regulatory updates, contact the Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville Government Relations and Public Policy group at (202) 466-6550.