Week ahead: All quiet on the health reform front

The one exception is a possible healthcare repeal vote in the Senate, recently promised by Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellBorder-adjustment tax proposal at death’s door McConnell on Trump: 'We could do with a little less drama' New CBO score triggers backlash MORE (R-Ky.).

"I would remind you all that we had that vote in 2011. Every single Republican voted to repeal it," McConnell said at a press conference Tuesday. "We believe it's appropriate to have that vote again and we'll be working to get that kind of vote in the near future." That day, he filed an amendment to the Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act that would repeal the law. Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidThis week: Congress awaits Comey testimony Will Republicans grow a spine and restore democracy? Racial representation: A solution to inequality in the People’s House MORE (D-Nev.) has vowed to block the effort.

This week, Wednesday will be both chambers' busiest day for health issues.

The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the sustainable-growth rate, the mechanism by which doctors are paid under Medicare. The payment rate is scheduled for a drastic cut on Jan. 1 unless Congress acts.

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education will markup the fiscal year 2013 bill.

"If Washington is going to tackle our spending problem, we’ve simply got to start setting priorities," Chairman Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) said in a statement. "We can strike a balance between funding responsible, effective programs that work for people and trimming waste and duplication to help reduce the deficit."

The Senate Special Committee on Aging will hold a hearing on dual-eligibles, the special population that is enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid.

The Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control will holding a hearing on prescription drug abuse, with testimony from Gil Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

House Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution will hold a hearing on a constitutional amendment codifying as a right parents' freedom to "direct the upbringing, education and care of their children." The measure, sponsored by Rep. Trent FranksTrent FranksAmerica must reduce its vulnerability to OPEC actions Republicans give Trump's budget the cold shoulder Tuesday Group chair MacArthur resigns amid health deal fallout MORE (R-Ariz.), has vast implications for healthcare and education. It had 70 cosponsors on Friday, while a companion measure in the Senate, from Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), had 11.

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on the distribution, sale and consumption of certain asthma inhalers.