POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Meetings and Hearings


House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Field Hearing: “Veteran Care in Rural Areas: Increasing Access through Choice and Capacity Improvement;” Duluth Law Enforcement Center, 2030 North Arlington Avenue, Duluth, MN; 9:30 a.m., August 10


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.3528 (introduced by Rep. Katherine M. Clark): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require
e-prescribing for coverage under part D of the Medicare program of prescription drugs that are controlled substances; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.3536 (introduced by Rep. Peter A. DeFazio): To require persons who undertake Federally funded research and development of drugs to enter into reasonable pricing agreements with the Secretary of Health and Human Services; Energy and Commerce

H.R.3545 (introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy): To amend the Public Health Service Act to protect the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records; Energy and Commerce

H.R.3558 (introduced by Rep. Susan W. Brooks): To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain improvements relating to inspections of Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities and improving care for women; Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.3559 (introduced by Rep. Alma S. Adams): To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to support the access of marginalized youth to sexual health services, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce

H.R.3566 (introduced by Rep. Cheri Bustos): To strengthen resources to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic in rural communities across America; Energy and Commerce

H.R.3579 (introduced by Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro): To make a supplemental appropriation for the Public Health Emergency Fund, and for other purposes; Appropriations, Budget

H.R.3592 (introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal): To amend the Public Health Service Act and the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to provide for research and improvement of cardiovascular health among the South Asian population of the United States, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce, Agriculture

H.R.3602 (introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee): To provide for the overall health and well-being of young people, including the promotion of lifelong sexual health and healthy relationships, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce, Education and the Workforce

H.R.3611 (introduced by Rep. Erik Paulson): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to create incentives for healthcare providers to promote quality healthcare outcomes, and for other purposes; Ways and Means

H.R.3615 (introduced by Rep. Bill Posey): To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct or support a comprehensive study comparing total health outcomes, including risk of autism, in vaccinated populations in the United States with such outcomes in unvaccinated populations in the United States, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce

H.R.3620 (introduced by Rep. Raul Ruiz): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand eligibility for the refundable credit for coverage under a qualified health plan; Ways and Means

H.R.3557 (introduced by Rep. Greg Walden): To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the number of health care professionals employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs by improving the Department of Veterans Affairs Education Debt Reduction Program; Veterans’ Affairs

H.Res.495 (introduced by Rep. David Scott): Recognizing the seriousness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and expressing support for the designation of the month of September 2017 as “PCOS Awareness Month”; Energy and Commerce

H.J.Res.116 (introduced by Rep. A. Donald McEachin): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting Congress and the States from abridging the right of citizens to affordable, quality health care; Judiciary

S.1677 (introduced by Rep. Joe Donnelly): A bill to amend the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to improve access to grants and loans for evidence-based substance use disorder treatment services in rural areas, and for other purposes; Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

S.1681 (introduced by Sen. Bernard Sanders): A bill to require persons who undertake Federally funded research and development of drugs to enter into reasonable pricing agreements with the Secretary of Health and Human Services; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1688 (introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate fair prescription drug prices under part D of the Medicare program; Finance

S.1689 (introduced by Sen. Cory A. Booker): A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for a new rule regarding the application of the Act to marihuana, and for other purposes; Judiciary

S.1706 (introduced by Sen. Robert Menendez): A bill to prevent human health threats posed by the consumption of equines raised in the United States; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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