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House Energy and Commerce Committee to Investigate Health, Dental Insurers Over Record Profits
On Aug. 6, the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced an investigation into health and dental insurers’ business practices as companies reported record-setting second quarter profits. Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) is concerned that companies are profiting from patients’ forgoing care. In

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House to Consider Four-Bill Appropriations Minibus this Week
On July 16, in advance of House floor consideration, the House Appropriations Committee released the first minibus of fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills. The House is expected to consider the legislation, H.R. 7608, this week. The package includes four FY 2021 spending bills: State-Foreign Operations, Agriculture-Rural

Hearings

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP): “COVID-19: Update on Progress Toward Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School”
Tuesday, June 30, 2020: The Senate HELP committee held hearing in its continuing series on Americans returning to work and school during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find more details on the hearing 

Hearings

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP): “COVID-19: Lessons Learned to Prepare for the Next Pandemic”
Tuesday, June 23, 2020: The Senate HELP committee held a hearing to cover the lessons learned from shortcomings of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in preparation for the future. Find more details on the hearing 

Hearings

House Energy and Commerce Committee: “Pollution and Pandemics: COVID-19’s Disproportionate Impact on Environmental Justice Communities”
Tuesday, June 9: The Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a remote hearing on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the environmental justice communities. Find more details on the

Hearings

House Committee on Energy and Commerce: “How Governors are Battling the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Tuesday, June 2, 2020: The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing to cover how state governors are addressing the current coronavirus pandemic. The panel of witnesses includes the governors from Colorado, Michigan

Hearings/Markups

House Committee on Appropriations: “Department of Veterans Affairs – Response to COVID-19”
Tuesday, May 19: The House Committee on Appropriations, subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies held a hearing on the response to COVID-19 by the Department of Veterans Affairs, with a witness panel of officials from the VA. Find more