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November 29, 2018  | 

Addiction Policy Update November 2018


Congressional members return to Washington D.C. this week after their Thanksgiving recess. During the lame duck session, Congress may take on a package or packages of health care legislation, possibly coupled with a few remaining spending bills, before Democrats take over the House of Representatives in the new year.

Legislative health topics covered in the next few weeks may include:


Final committee rosters and leadership will not be finalized until January, but insider sources reveal that the following Members may be likely to lead key health care committees in 2019:

Senate Finance Committee


Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee


Senate Appropriations Committee


House Ways and Means Committee


House Energy and Commerce Committee




This Policy Update was generously provided by Holly Strain & Carol McDaid of Capitol Decisions

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