House Republicans have planned two oversight hearings next week on ObamaCare, and others dealing with the housing bailout and wasteful federal conferences.
The main event is a Wednesday hearing at the House Energy & Commerce Committee, where Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusThe chaotic fight for ObamaCare California exchange CEO: Insurers ‘throwing ObamaCare under the bus’ Sebelius: 'Repugnant' for states to reject Medicaid expansion MORE will testify on ObamaCare's "implementation failures."
Sebelius is under increasing pressure to answer for the technical failures of the ObamaCare website, and some have called for her to be fired.
Also Tuesday, the House Financial Services Committee meets to discuss the "implications of a $1.7 billion taxpayer bailout" of the Federal Housing Administration.
Back to Wednesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will again take up the issue of wasteful government conferences, this time at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Aside from oversight, the week will be punctuated by two major House-Senate conference meetings. On Wednesday morning, members of the House and Senate hold the first conference meeting on a 2014 budget, and in the afternoon, the first meeting of the farm bill conference meet.
Details on these and other key hearings follow here:
Oct. 30, farm bill conference business meeting, with Senate conferees
1 p.m., 1100 Longworth House Office Building
House Armed Services
Oct. 29, "Twenty-five years of acquisition reform: Where do we go from here?"
10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn House Office Building
Oct. 30, Budget Conference Committee Meeting
10 a.m., HC-5, The Capitol
House Energy & Commerce
Oct. 30, "PPACA Implementation Failures: Answers from HHS," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies
9 a.m., 2125 Rayburn House Office Building
House Financial Services
Oct. 29, "Federal Housing Administration: Implications of a $1.7 billion Taxpayer Bailout," Assistant Secretary for Housing Carol Galante testifies
10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn House Office Building
House Foreign Affairs
Oct. 29, "Next Steps on Egypt Policy"
10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
House Oversight & Government Reform
Oct. 30, "A Culture of Mismanagement and Wasteful Conference Spending at the Department of Veterans Affairs"
9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
House Ways & Means
Oct. 29, "Status of the Affordable Care Act Implementation," Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testifies
10 a.m., 1100 Longworth House Office Building