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Monday, March 23

  • The House will meet at 12:00 pm for Morning Hour debate and 2:00 pm for legislative business. Recorded votes will be at 6:30 pm. Key votes of the week include the FY2016 Republican Budget proposal, as well as legislation to permanently replace Medicare’s physician payment system.
  • Congressman Yarmuth calls on House appropriators to include more than $103 million for Healthy Start programs to reduce the rates of infant mortality and low-birthweight rates.
  • 9:00 PM:The Louisville Cardinals Women’s Basketball team will take on the University of South Florida in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Go Cards!

Tuesday, March 24

  • The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for Morning Hour debate and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.
  • The House is expected to begin consideration of the FY2016 Republican Budget.
  • Members of the Democratic Caucus meet to discuss legislative strategy.
  • 10:00 AM: Congressman Yarmuth will join Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and others for a press conference marking the 5th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act becoming law.
  • The Congressman will meet with representatives of the American Society of Radiology Oncologists, the Kentucky Building Materials Association, the American Coalition for Ethanol, and the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association.
  • 3:00 PM: Rep. Yarmuth will attend a ceremony honoring Jack Nicklaus with the Congressional Gold Medal.

Wednesday, March 25

  • The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business and will recess immediately.
  • 11:00AM:A joint session of Congress will meet to welcome Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
  • The House is expected to complete consideration of the FY2016 Republican Budget.
  • Congressman Yarmuth will meet with representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association and the Tourette Syndrome Association.
  • The Congressman will also meet with representatives of Toyota Motor Manufacturing-Kentucky, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and Arch Gleason, the President of the Kentucky Lottery.
  • Rep. Yarmuth leads efforts urging House appropriators to include $200 million to expand the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program.

Thursday, March 26

  • The House will meet at 9:00 am for legislative business, and is expected to consider legislation to permanently replace Medicare’s physician payment system. The legislation would solve a problem that Congress has not been able to permanently address in more than 20 years, repealing the Medicare formula known at the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), which calculates payments to doctors.
  • 9:00 AM:Rep. Yarmuth will speak at the National Writing Project’s Spring Meeting.
  • 10:00 AM:The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds a hearing entitled “Examining the Growing Problems of Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse: State and Local Perspectives.”
  • 10:15 AM: The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology holds a hearing entitled “Next Steps for Spectrum Policy.”
  • Congressman Yarmuth will meet with Marcia Brey of GE Appliance, the winner of the 2015 Step Ahead Award for Women in Manufacturing.
  • As a lead advocate for the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, Rep. Yarmuth joins colleagues in calling for funding for its programs in FY16 appropriations.
  • The Congressman will also meet with representatives of the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Society for Neuroscience, and the Professional Insurance Agents of Kentucky.

Friday, March 27

  • The House is not in session.
  • 7:37 PM:The Louisville Cardinals Men’s Basketball team will take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the Regional Semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. Go Cards!