LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY UPDATE
Week in Brief
FDA User Fee Agreement: Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Releases Statement after FDA User Fee Reauthorization Act of 2017 was Advanced by the HELP Committee in 21-2 Vote. Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) also Issues Statement.
Opioids: Senate Committee on Finance Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) Sends Letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price Requesting He Delay the FDA Opioid Prescribing Workshop to Investigate Participant Industry Ties.
Senate AHCA: Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and Committee on Finance Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) Call for Public Hearings on Senate Changes to the House AHCA Legislation.
FDA Commissioner: HELP Senate Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Releases Statement after Senate Confirms Dr. Scott Gottlieb to Serve as FDA Commissioner in 57-42 Vote.
FDA Commissioner: House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) Issue Statement after the Senate Voted to Confirm Dr. Scott Gottlieb to Serve as FDA Commissioner.
AHCA: Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Member Jon Tester (D-MT) Comments on an AHCA Provision.
Opioids: The House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Tim Murphy (R-PA), Diana DeGette (D-CO), and David McKinley (R-WV) Send Letters to the DEA and Opioid Distributors
Department of Health and Human Services
Medicaid: CMS Announces Extension for Medicaid Programs to Comply with Home and Community Based Services Settings Requirements.
Full Senate Committee on Finance Hearing
Examining Bipartisan Medicare Policies that Improve Care for Patients with Chronic Conditions
• May 16| 10:00 a.m.
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20002
House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee
Examining Initiatives to Advance Public Health
• May 17| 10:15 a.m.
2123 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
Pending Health and Benefits Legislation
• May 17
SR-418 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20002
House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee
Current Status of the Medicare Program, Payment System, and Extenders
• May 18| 2:00 p.m.
1100 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20003
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.