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This Week on the Hill, March 5 - March 9, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018   (0 Comments)
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HOUSE

The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. today for legislative business and is expected to consider a number of noncontroversial measures under suspension of the rules.

Starting tomorrow, the focus on the House floor will be on a number of bank-related bills, including a bill (HR 4607) that would require federal financial regulators to review regulations on financial institutions every seven years rather than every 10 years and require agencies to tailor existing regulations to limit regulatory compliance impacts, costs, liability risks and other burdens.

Later in the week, the lower chamber will turn its attention to environmental regulations with a bill (HR 1917) that would suspend EPA's new emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants from kilns rule and delay EPA's performance standards for new residential wood heaters rule. Another bill (HR 1119) would establish separate standards under which certain electricity-generating power plants that use waste coal as a fuel source could comply with EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and the Mercury Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Rule.

SENATE

The Senate convenes at 3 p.m. today to resume consideration of the nomination of Karen Gren Scholer to be U.S. district judge for the Northern District of Texas, Tilman Eugene Self III to be U.S. district judge for the Middle District of Georgia, and Terry A. Doughty to be U.S. district judge for the Western District of Louisiana.

Like the House, the Senate will also devote floor time to roll back Obama-era bank regulations. The upper chamber is slated to take an initial procedural vote Tuesday on a bill that exempts about two dozen financial companies with assets between $50 billion and $250 billion from the highest levels of scrutiny by the Federal Reserve, the nation’s central bank. Early reports suggest that the GOP-led bill has enough Democratic support to reach the 60 votes needed to pass the Senate.

HEARINGS

Tuesday, March 6

 

Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee of House Judiciary Committee hearing on "Examining Class Action Lawsuits Against Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities." 9:00 a.m., 2141 Rayburn Bldg.

 

Wednesday, March 7

 

House Budget Committee hearing on "Members' Day Oversight of the Congressional Budget Office." 10:00 a.m., 1334 Longworth Bldg.

 

Thursday, March 8

 

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the opioid crisis, focusing on leadership and innovation in the states. 10:00 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on "Examining U.S. Public Health Preparedness for and Response Efforts to Seasonal Influenza." 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.

 

 

OTHER NOTABLE EVENTS

 

Tuesday, March 6

 

Roll Call Live and CQ News hold a discussion on "Health Care Decoded," focusing on "life after the individual mandate." 8:30 a.m., 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Third Floor Knight Broadcast Studio, Washington, D.C.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/VczVpn

Health Affairs holds a briefing on "Advancing Health Equity." 9:00 a.m., 14th and F St.s NW, Washington, D.C.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/Hgc2qq

The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on "What's Ahead for the Individual Health Insurance Market?" 9:30 a.m., 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Falk Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

 

Wednesday, March 7

 

America's Health Insurance Plans holds the 2018 National Health Policy Conference, focusing on "The Opioid Crisis: Strategies from the Front Lines, March 7-8." 8:00 a.m., 1150 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/d34gGm

The National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH) holds a briefing on "Integrating Care for Americans with Mental Illness and Addiction: Saving Lives and Reducing Costs." 12:00 p.m., SVC-215, U.S. Capitol.

RVSP: Elizabeth Hann at senateintegratedcarebriefiing@gmail.com

 

Thursday, March 8

 

America's Health Insurance Plans holds the 2018 National Health Policy Conference, focusing on "The Opioid Crisis: Strategies from the Front Lines, March 7-8." 7:45 a.m., 1150 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/oeZC29

America's Health Insurance Plans holds its National Conference on the Individual and Small-Group Markets, March 8-9. 1:45 p.m., 1150 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/QyVqeN

 

Friday, March 9

 

America's Health Insurance Plans holds its National Conference on the Individual and Small-Group Markets, March 8-9. 9:00 a.m., 1150 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/bawB16


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