House panels probe ObamaCare website security

House committees will investigate next week whether the ObamaCare health exchange website is secure.

HealthCare.gov launched on Oct. 1 and has experienced technical “glitches” ever since. President Obama has apologized for the website and said it would be up and fully running by the end of the month.

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Republican lawmakers have questioned whether it’s a good idea for Americans to enter their personal medical information in addition to their Social Security numbers into an online database. But few consumers have been able to successfully sign up for healthcare using the website.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will host a hearing titled, “Security of HealthCare.gov” on Tuesday. On the same day, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee will have a hearing titled, “Is My Data on Healthcare.gov Secure?”

Details on this and other Senate hearings follow:

Education and Workforce

- Nov. 19, “Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs: Improving the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act”

10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn House Office Building

- Nov. 20, “Redefining Companion Care: Jeopardizing Access to Affordable Care for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities"

10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn House Office Building

Energy and Commerce

- Nov. 19, “Examining Federal Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps and Other Health Software”

10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn House Office Building

- Nov. 19, “Security of HealthCare.gov”

10:15 a.m., 2123 Rayburn House Office Building

- Nov. 20, “Examining Public Health Legislation to Help Local Communities”

2 p.m., 2123 Rayburn House Office Building

- Nov. 21, “H.R. 2012, a bill to improve the integrity and safety of interstate horseracing”

10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn House Office Building

- Nov. 21, “Oversight of FirstNet and the Advancement of Public Safety Wireless Communications”

10:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn House Office Building

Financial Services

- Nov. 19, “A General Overview of Disparate Impact Theory”

10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn House Office Building

- Nov. 19, “Implementation of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act of 2012: Protecting Taxpayers and Homeowners”

1:30 p.m., 2128 Rayburn House Office Building

- Nov. 21, “A Legislative Proposal to Amend the Securities Investor Protection Act”

9:30 a.m., 2128 Rayburn House Office Building

Foreign Affairs

Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

- Nov. 20, “Terrorist Groups in Syria”

2 p.m., 2200 House Rayburn Office Building

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

- Nov. 21, “The Global Challenge of Alzheimer’s: The G-8 Dementia Summit and Beyond”

10:15 a.m., 2172 House Rayburn Office Building

Homeland Security

Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security

- Nov. 19, “What Does a Secure Maritime Border Look Like?”

10 a.m., 311 Cannon House Office Building

Natural Resources

- Nov. 20, “Oversight of the Obama Administration’s Questionable Application of Sequestration to the Secure Rural Schools Program and the Costs to States, Local Economies, and Rural School Children”

10 a.m., 1324 Longworth House Office Building

Science, Space and Technology

- Nov. 19, “Is My Data on Healthcare.gov Secure?”

10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn House Office Building

Small Business

- Nov. 20, “The Startup Movement”

1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn House Office Building

Transportation and Infrastructure

Subcommittee on Highways and Transit

- Nov. 19, “How Autonomous Vehicles Will Shape the Future of Surface Transportation”

10 a.m., 2165 Rayburn House Office Building

- Nov. 19, “Federal Triangle South: Redeveloping Underutilized Federal Property Through Public Private Partnerships”

10 a.m., 2165 Rayburn House Office Building

Veterans’ Affairs

- Nov. 20, “Building VA’s Future: Confronting Persistent Challenges in VA Major Construction and Lease Programs”

10 a.m., 334 Cannon House Office Building

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