Committee Watch: House turns its focus to IPAB, Elizabeth Warren and Bernanke 

This week, the House of Representatives will turn its focus to controversial new entities created by legislation passed during the Obama administration -- the Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will testify to both the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Budget Committee on IPAB, the rationing panel created by Obamacare. And Richard Foster, the chief actuary of Medicare, will also testify before the Budget Committee along with Stephen Goss, chief actuary of the Social Security Administration.

Elizabeth Warren, Obama's pick to head the new CFPB created by the financial regulatory bill, will reappear before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committeee. Back in may, she skipped out on a hearing, citing a prior scheduling conflict.

Also, with the economy in the spotlight, the House Financial Services Committee will hear testimony from Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Details on these hearings, and more, below.

TUESDAY JULY 11

House Budget Committee

Medicare’s Future: An Examination of the Independent Payment Advisory Board  

Time: 10:00 AM  
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Witnesses:

Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary
Department of Health and Human Services

Douglas Holtz-Eakin
President
American Action Forum

Grace-Marie Turner
President
Galen Institute

Judith Feder, Ph. D.
Professor and Former Dean
Georgetown Public Policy Institute and Urban Institute Fellow

 

Hearing: Fulfilling A Legal Duty: Triggering A Medicare Plan From The Administration

1:00 PM | 2154 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | The Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census, and the National Archives

WEDNESDAY JULY 13

House Energy and Commerce Committee

The Health Subcommittee hearing scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “IPAB: The Controversial Consequences for Medicare and Seniors.”

Background Memo

Witness List

Panel One

The Honorable Phil Roe, M.D. 
United States Representative, Tennessee 

The Honorable Allyson Schwartz 
United States Representative, Pennsylvania

The Honorable John Cornyn 
United States Senator, Texas

The Honorable George Miller 
United States Representative, California

Panel Two

The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary
Department of Health and Human Services

Panel Three

Avik S. Roy
Healthcare Analyst
Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co.

Christopher M. Davis
Analyst on Congress and the Legislative Process
Congressional Research Service

Diane Cohen
Senior Attorney
Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation at the Goldwater Institute

Scott Gottlieb, M.D.
Resident Fellow
American Enterprise Institute

Judy Feder
Professor and Former Dean
George Public Policy Institute

Stuart Guterman
Senior Program Director
Program on Medicare's Future
The Commonwealth Fund

David Newman
Specialist in Health Care Financing
Congressional Research Service

Panel Four

Dr. Alex Valadka
Alliance for Specialty Medicine
Chief Executive Officer
Seton Brain and Spine Institute

Mary Grealy
President
Healthcare Leadership Council

Teresa Morrow
Founder
Women Against Prostate Cancer

Dr. Jack Lewin
Chief Executive Officer
American College of Cardiology

 

What Went Wrong At The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission?
9:30 AM | 2154 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services, and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs

Committee on Financial Services

Hearing entitled "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy"
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB
Full Committee

Witness List

 The Honorable Ben Bernanke, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

 Medicare and Social Security: The Fiscal Facts
The Sustainability of America’s Health and Retirement Security Programs

Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Witnesses:

Richard Foster
Chief Actuary
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Stephen Goss
Chief Actuary
Social Security Administration

Additional witnesses to be announced

THURSDAY, JULY 14

Consumer Financial Protection Efforts: Answers Needed
9:30 AM | 2154 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | Full Committee

Witnesses:

Elizabeth Warren

 

House Energy and Commerce Committee

   

The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology have scheduled a joint hearing on Thursday, July 14, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Internet Privacy: The Views of the FTC, the FCC, and NTIA.” 

Witness List:

The Honorable Julius Genachowski
Chairman
Federal Communication's Commission

The Honorable Edith Ramirez
Commissioner
Federal Trade Commission

The Honorable Lawrence Strickling

Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information & Administrator

National Telecommunication and Information Administration


COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Friday, July 15, 2011
9:00 a.m.

OVERSIGHT HEARING ON:

    "Offshore Energy: Interior Department’s Plans for Offshore Energy, Revenue, and Safety Reorganization"

 

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