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This Week in Washington: House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health holds hearing on a range of legislation concerning public health programs, patient wellbeing and caregiver support; HHS and FTC request information on group purchasing organization and drug wholesaler business practices.

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House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee On Health Holds Hearing on Multiple

This Week in Washington: Senate Finance Committee releases discussion draft for Nov. 8 markup; White House issues executive order on AI; House passes two appropriations bills; Senate passes minibus.

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House Passes Two Appropriations Bills and Continues to Discuss a Continuing Resolution

Last week, the House passed the Legislative Branch and Interior-Environment appropriations bills.

This Week in Washington: House elects new Speaker; Senate HELP Committee advances nomination of NIH Director nominee; House and Senate resume appropriations work.

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House Resumes Work on Appropriations Bills

The House is resuming work on appropriations bills following the election of a Speaker. Speaker Johnson has said that he wants to pass a

This Week in Washington: Still No Speaker in the House; NIH Director Nominee has Hearing; FDA Seeking Feedback on Innovative Drug Clinical Trial Design.

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House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health Holds Hearing on Medicare Payment Reform

On Oct. 19, the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health held a legislative

This Week in Washington: Still No Speaker in the House; 2024 Medicare Part B Premiums and Deductibles to Rise.

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House returns from recess.

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Senate HELP Committee Majority Staff Releases Report on Nonprofit Hospital Charity Care Spending

On Oct. 10, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Majority Staff released a

This Week in Washington: Congress passes Continuing Resolution to keep the government funded until Nov. 17; CMS announces premium increase for Medicare Advantage plans in FY 2024; HHS releases shutdown contingency plan

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House Passes 45-Day Continuing Resolution

On Sept. 30, the House of Representatives passed a Continuing Resolution that keeps the government open

This Week in Washington: House appropriations talks continue, Senate vote to advance mini omnibus fails; Lower Costs, More Transparency Act pulled from House consideration; House Budget Committee marks up budget resolution

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Appropriations Talks Continue As Shutdown Nears

Both the House and Senate return Tuesday to consider appropriations. In the Senate, they are prepping

This Week in Washington: House stalls on defense spending bill, but begins negotiations among Republicans on appropriations; Senate was expected to move forward on three appropriations bills, but has now stalled; House to vote on large healthcare package on transparency

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House Delays Vote on Defense Spending Bill

On Sept. 13, House Republicans delayed

This Week in Washington: HHS announces lowest national uninsured rate, CDC recommends RSV antibody for infants, CMS releases rules on inpatient and long-term care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities

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The House has recessed for its August district work period.

House Energy and Commerce Chairmen Send Letter Concerning Gain-of-Function Research

On Aug. 1, House