Ryan’s Return To Capitol Hill
Newly tapped GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, who also chairs the House Budget Committee, will be back in Congress this week to vote on legislation to fund the government through March.
CNN: Ryan To Return To Capitol Hill To Vote On Spending Bill
The last time Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, was on Capitol Hill he was known best as the chairman of the House Budget Committee and as a popular member among rank and file Republicans for leading the charge for major spending cuts and advocating a dramatic Medicare overhaul. But Ryan, now the GOP vice presidential nominee in a tightly contested national race, will return this Thursday to an institution whose popularity is at record lows with the American people. House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy told reporters Monday Ryan would be back in Washington to vote on the "continuing resolution" that funds the government through March -- the one "must pass" measure Congress is expected to approve before the election (Walsh, 9/10).
Meanwhile, cardiologists take to Capitol Hill to lobby on physician payments and other issues.
CQ HealthBeat: Cardiologists Lobby Capitol Hill On Physician Payment; Survey Shows Greater Integration
The number of cardiologists who work for a hospital rather than in private practice continues to increase, according to a survey released Monday by the American College of Cardiology. ... The report also suggested that cuts to Medicare physician payments, as well as reimbursement in general, were the top two issues for cardiologists who responded. ... The survey was released at the association’s annual legislative conference in Washington. About 350 cardiovascular professionals will meet with lawmakers Tuesday about their concerns (Adams, 9/10).