WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (Mar 20-24, 2017)

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It feels like we say this every week… but this is really going to be a big one.

The Senate Judiciary Committee begins hearings on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. And on Thursday, the House is expected to vote on the House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the ACA (“Obamacare”).

 


House vote on the American Health Care Act

On Thursday, the House is expected to vote on the bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (AKA "Obamacare").


 

In the Senate: Confirmation Hearings 


JUDICIARY:
Confirmation of 
Judge Neil Gorsuch, Nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court

The nomination hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch begins in the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday at 11:00 AM ET. 
 

 



BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE:
Nomination hearing of Jay Clayton to head the Securities and Exchange Commission

 

 


Jay Clayton
SEC Chairman

March 23, 2017 09:30 AM
Hearing information

 

 


SENATE HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR, AND PENSIONS COMMITTEE:
Nomination hearing of Alex Acosta for Secretary of Labor

 

 


R. Alexander Acosta
Secretary of Labor

March 22, 2017 9:00 AM
Hearing information
 

 


Also in the House: Additional Health Care Changs


H.R. 372: Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act

Sponsor: Rep. Paul Gosar [R, AZ-4]

The bill clarifies that antitrust laws apply to the business of health insurance, including the business of dental insurance.

Committee report

CBO report


H.R. 1101 – Small Business Health Fairness Act

Sponsor: Rep. Sam Johnson [R, TX-3]

The bill provides for the establishment and governance of association health plans (AHPs), which are group health plans sponsored by business associations.

Committee report

 


 

 

Also in the House

 

 


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