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Monday, Sep. 17 2:00 PM Senate debates SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act and Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act – Senate convenes and proceeds to the concurrent consideration of ‘H.R. 6, SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act’ and ‘S. 2554, Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act’, with agenda including votes in relation to the two bills

Location: U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.senate.gov/

Contacts: Senate, 1 202 224 3121

Votes at 5:30pm

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Tuesday, Sep. 18 10:00 AM Senate HELP Committee hearing on transparency in health care costs – Hearing on ‘Reducing Health Care Costs: Examining How Transparency Can Lower Spending and Empower Patients’, with testimony from The Leapfrog Group President and CEO Leah Binder; Healthcare Bluebook Senior Vice President for Client Analytics Bill Kampine; Washington Health Alliance Executive Director Nancy Giunto; and St. George Surgical Center Administrator Ty Tippets

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rm 430, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://help.senate.gov/

Contacts: Senate HELP Committee, 1 202 224 5375

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Tuesday, Sep. 18 10:00 AM Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the Flores agreement – Hearing on ‘The Implications of the Reinterpretation of the Flores Settlement Agreement for Border Security and Illegal Immigration Incentives’, with testimony from Immigration and Customs Enforcement Executive Associate Director Matthew Albence; Customs and Border Protection Acting Deputy Commissioner Robert Perez; Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Joseph Edlow; and Government Accountability Office Director of Homeland Security and Justice Rebecca Gambler

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rm 342, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://hsgac.senate.gov/, https://twitter.com/SenateHSGAC

Contacts: Senate Committee on Homeland Security, 1 202 224 2627

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Tuesday, Sep. 18 10:00 AM Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation subcommittee hearing on ‘Fish Fights’ – Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and the Coast Guard Subcommittee hearing on ‘Fish Fights: An Examination of Conflicts Over Ocean Resources’, with testimony from U.S. Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations Vice Adm. Daniel Abel; Wilson Center’s David Balton; USAID Labor and Employee Rights Specialist Dr Bama Athreya; and NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations Dr Paul Doremus

Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Rm 253, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://commerce.senate.gov, https://twitter.com/SenateCommerce

Contacts: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation press, 1 202 224 4546

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Tuesday, Sep. 18 10:00 AM Senate Banking Committee hearing on fintech – Hearing on ‘Fintech: Examining Digitization, Data, and Technology’, with testimony from Allon Advocacy President Steven Boms (on behalf of Consumer Financial Data Rights); Fidelity Wealth Technologies President Stuart Rubinstein; Mercatus Center at George Mason University Program on Financial Regulation Director Brian Knight; and Cornell University Jack Clarke Program on the Law and Regulation of Financial Institutions and Markets Director Saule Omarova

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rm 538, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://banking.senate.gov/

Contacts: Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, 1 202 224 7391

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Tuesday, Sep. 18 10:00 AM Senate Foreign Relations Committee Business Meeting, hearing on U.S.-Russia arms control efforts – Business Meeting, with agenda including consideration of nominations of Lynda Blanchard to be U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia; Earl Robert Miller to be U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh; Daniel Rosenblum to be U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan; Kip Tom for the rank of ambassador during his tenure of service as U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture; Karen Williams to be U.S. Ambassador to Suriname; Donald Yamamoto to be U.S. Ambassador to Somalia; Kevin Sullivan to be U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua; Francisco Luis Palmieri to be U.S. Ambassador to Honduras; and Mark Rosen to be U.S. Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund * Immediately followed by hearing on ‘Status of U.S. – Russia Arms Control Efforts’, with testimony from Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Thompson; and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy David Trachtenberg

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rm 419, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://foreign.senate.gov/

Contacts: Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 1 202 224 4651

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Tuesday, Sep. 18 2:30 PM Closed Briefing: Intelligence Matters

Location: Rm 219, Hart Senate Office Bldg, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://intelligence.senate.gov

Contacts: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, 1 202 224 1700

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Tuesday, Sep. 18 Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Business Meeting – Business Meeting, with agenda including consideration of nominations of Tamara Bonzanto to be Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Accountability & Whistleblower Protection; and James Paul Gfrerer to be Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Information and Technology

Location: U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://veterans.senate.gov/, https://twitter.com/VAChair

Contacts: Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, 1 202 224 9126

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