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On the Hill: Government Reopens, Drug Price Hearings

As the federal government fully reopens this week, prescription drug price hikes and protections for individuals with pre-existing health conditions will take center stage in Congress.

Several House and Senate committees have Jan .29 hearings planned on these issues:

Deal Reopens Government Until Feb. 15

Congressional leaders and the White House last week reached an agreement to end the partial government shutdown.

After 35 days, President Trump signed legislation that provides three weeks of funding to reopen shuttered federal agencies. The legislation did not include funding for a border wall, but it requires congressional leaders to assemble a conference committee to negotiate a compromise on border security and immigration concerns before the new round of funding runs out Feb. 15.

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Erin Delaney is the legislative affairs associate at America's Essential Hospitals.

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