Good morning ... The Senate is getting closer to a health care plan and still aiming for a vote this month. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to steer his party away from the House's biggest political bombshells, but nothing in health care is free of controversy.
And a big congrats to Dr. Francis Collins on re-upping as director of the National Institutes of Health. Everyone seemed to be happy with President Trump's decision to keep him. He even got a Twitter shoutout from Ivanka Trump.
What we're watching today: House Energy and Commerce Committee marks up the reauthorization of the Food and Drug Administration's user fees, 10 a.m. Eastern. Livestream here. (Be patient — they're also doing three other health care bills and 11 energy bills.) Also, Trump meets with "Obamacare victims," 12:45 p.m. Eastern.
What we're watching this week: Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price testifies on the HHS budget proposal on Thursday — at Senate Finance Committee in the morning and House Ways and Means Committee in the afternoon. The investment bank Jefferies holds its global health care conference in New York City through Friday.
What we're watching next week: Senate HELP Committee holds hearing on how the prescription drug delivery system affects drug prices, June 13. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on legislation to help employee recruitment and retention at the Indian Health Service, June 13.
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