Things are picking up steam in DC! The proposed calendars for when the Senate and House of Representatives are in session are available.
Committee assignments will be finalized this week. Here are the links for the committees of jurisdiction for the F2F program:
  • The Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee is Representative Cathy McMorris Rogers (R-WA-5) and the Ranking Member is Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ-6).
  • The Chair of Senate Finance Committee is Senator Wyden (D-OR) and the ranking member is Senator Crapo (R-ID).
The Debt Ceiling and Children’s Health
While Congress is still working on committee assignments, rules and getting all of its leaders in place as the 118th Congress slowly begins its work, the debt ceiling is already a topic of conversation. How can this be if the last Congress just passed a spending bill? Why are we talking about funding already and how does that affect important programs related to CYSHCN such as Medicaid, CHIP and SSI? Consider watching this very short 1.5 minute video by Community Catalyst for a simple explanation of the issue and its implications.

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