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On the Hill: Senate Panel Marks up Innovation Legislation

While the House is not in session this week, the Senate returns after a two-week recess.

Health care floor action is slow, but the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) meets Wednesday to conclude a three-part markup of its medical innovation package. The package, which includes 19 bills to date, serves as a complement to the 21st Century Cures bill that passed the House last year. HELP Committee Chair Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has said he hopes the final Senate “Innovation” package can go to the floor for a vote before the end of the year.

The list of bills being considered for the package include:

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Jocelyn Wiles is the manager of legislative affairs at America's Essential Hospitals.

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