LOOK AHEAD: Committee Announces Hearing Schedule for Week of June 3

May 31, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing schedule for the week of June 3, 2013. Beginning on Monday, June 3, the House of Representatives will vote on two committee priorities – legislation to reauthorize new and generic animal drug user fee programs and a bill to secure America’s prescription drug supply chain. The committee will also continue its #NationOfBuilders hearing series next week with an examination of America’s homebuilding sector and the Health Subcommittee will review draft legislation to repeal the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system and replace it with a fair and stable system of physician payment in the Medicare program.

On Tuesday, June 4, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold a hearing on “Our Nation of Builders: Home Economics.” As the nation continues its recovery from the 2008 housing collapse, the subcommittee will hold its fourth hearing in the Our Nation of Builders series to explore the state of America’s homebuilders. The subcommittee will hear from senior executives representing different businesses in the homebuilding industry about the challenges they face and opportunities for increasing growth and job creation. The Majority Memorandum and witness list are posted here and testimony will be available at the same link as it is posted.

On Wednesday, June 5, the Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing on “Reforming SGR: Prioritizing Quality in a Modernized Physician Payment System.” Next Wednesday’s hearing will focus on draft legislation to repeal the current SGR system and replace it with a fair and stable system of physician payment in the Medicare program. The draft legislation is the latest step in the transparent process to reform the system and reward providers for delivering high-quality, efficient health care. The Majority Memorandum, a witness list, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.

Hearing Details:

Tuesday, June 4
10 a.m.
2123 Rayburn House Office Building
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade
Hearing on “Our Nation of Builders: Home Economics”

Wednesday, June 5
10 a.m.
2123 Rayburn House Office Building
Subcommittee on Health
Hearing on “Reforming SGR: Prioritizing Quality in a Modernized Physician Payment System”

 

 

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