By Julian Pecquet - 06/30/10 12:07 PM EDT
The House oversight panel continues its investigation into the recall of children's medicines by Johnson & Johnson this morning at 10 a.m.
Also this morning, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a star-studded hearing on “A Way Out of the Diabetes Crisis in Indian Country and Beyond.” Three-time Olympic swimmer Gary Hall Jr. and actor Wes Studi (Dances with Wolves, The Last of the Mohicans) are scheduled to testify.
Five Democratic governors - Christine Gregoire (Wash.), Martin O'Malley (Md.), David Paterson (N.Y.), Mark Parkinson (Kan.) and Ed Rendell (Penn.) - visit Capitol Hill to try to rebuild support for passage of enhanced federal Medicaid funding for states, or FMAP. The provision was in the tax extenders bill that failed in the Senate last week.
After the vote, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said governors were expected to come to Capitol Hill this week to lobby for the funds in person. The National Governors Association told The Hill the effort was spearheaded by individual state leaders, not the association.
The governors are scheduled to hold a press conference this afternoon.
Also this afternoon, the Senate's Special Committee on Aging looks into drug waste and disposal.