By Julian Pecquet - 07/14/10 12:00 PM EDT
House members are staying busy this week, even if it's unlikely any of their health priorities will make it through the Senate.
In the morning, the Ways and Means subpanel on select revenue measures holds a hearing on the issue of reinsurance between affiliated entities.
In the afternoon, the Energy and Commerce Health panel holds a hearing Wednesday on the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture, the third in a series of oversight hearings on antibiotic resistance. Rep. Louise Slaughter's (D-N.Y.) bill to restrict the use of antibiotics to treat livestock will be discussed during the hearing.
And the Education and Labor Committee marks up a bill to expand access to and improve the nutritional quality of meals in schools and child care.
Off Capitol Hill, the Obama administration is announcing early guidance regarding the coverage of prevention services mandated by the healthcare reform act. First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to make an announcement regarding new preventive healthcare coverage alongside Jill Biden and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.