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Last week, BakerHostetler celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Annual Legislative Seminar. This two-day premier policy showcase in Washington, D.C., allows clients to listen and interact firsthand with key members of the U.S. House and Senate. Led by Federal Policy team leader Mike Ferguson, the seminar featured senior lawmakers who shared a range of policy insights and perspectives. The evening before the seminar, BakerHostetler hosted firm clients for dinner at the Smithsonian National Museum of…
Last week, BakerHostetler celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Annual Legislative Seminar. This two-day premier policy showcase in Washington, D.C., allows clients to listen and interact firsthand with key members of the U.S. House and Senate. Led by Federal Policy team leader Mike Ferguson, the seminar featured senior lawmakers who shared a range of policy insights and perspectives. The evening before the seminar, BakerHostetler hosted firm clients for dinner at the Smithsonian National Museum of…
Below is this week’s “Capitol Hill Healthcare Update,” which is posted on Mondays when Congress is in session. HOUSE PANEL TO VOTE ON BIPARTISAN DRUG PRICING MEASURE The House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday on legislation that contains several prescription drug pricing provisions, including requiring pharmacy benefit managers to disclose details of negotiated rebates and calling on drug manufacturers to justify price increases.…
Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • Prescription drug costs will be back in the spotlight as the Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing focused on pharmacy benefit managers, and the House Ways and Means Committee takes up bipartisan legislation addressing drug prices. • House Democrats plan to take up the Save the Internet Act before departing to Leesburg, Virginia, for a party policy retreat. •…
Below is this week’s “Capitol Hill Healthcare Update,” which is posted on Mondays when Congress is in session. REPUBLICANS BALK AT TRUMP’S CALL FOR NEW HEALTHCARE BILL President Donald Trump last week said Republicans would introduce legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after he called on federal courts to strike down the law, but GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill don’t want to renew a policy fight many believe cost them control of the…
HEADLINES • BakerHostetler on Tuesday will host our 30th Annual Legislative Seminar, with members of the House and Senate from both sides of the aisle discussing the current policy and political environment. • NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday will address a joint meeting of Congress. • Congress is caught up in partisan sniping over how to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, and disaster relief funding levels for Puerto Rico and other regions.…
Below is this week’s “Capitol Hill Healthcare Update,” which is posted on Mondays when Congress is in session. GOTTLIEB, HARGAN TO TESTIFY ON 2020 HEALTH BUDGET, PROGRAMS Outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and the No. 2 official at HHS will be on Capitol Hill this week testifying on the Trump administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2020 healthcare programs. Gottlieb will be before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that oversees FDA’s congressional appropriations. HHS Deputy Secretary…
Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session. HEADLINES •  Washington is consumed with reaction to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report to the Justice Department, as President Donald Trump claims exoneration and Democrats demand release of Mueller’s full report. •  The House will vote whether to override Trump’s veto of a resolution negating his declaration of an emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border. •  Trump will host meetings…
Amid growing alarm on Capitol Hill over cybersecurity and data privacy, new Senate legislation would require publicly traded companies to disclose in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings whether they have cybersecurity experts on their boards of directors – and if not, explain why. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., said his legislation is meant to encourage companies to be more transparent about whether and how their boards and senior management are prioritizing cybersecurity. His bill…
Below is this week’s “Capitol Hill Healthcare Update,” which is posted on Mondays when Congress is in session. Highlights this week: Azar testifies before three committees on HHS’ budget; a series of Senate bills targeting pharma introduced; medical device tax repeal legislation introduced – but only in the Senate; outpatient physicians plan to lobby on Part B reimbursements; and more.…