POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


S.2635 — A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to modify the offenses relating to fentanyl, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

H.R. 5453 (introduced by Rep. Clarke): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act, in relation to requiring adrenoleukodystrophy screening of newborns; Energy and Commerce.

H.R. 5455 (introduced by Rep. DeLauro): A bill to prioritize funding for the National Institutes of Health to discover treatments and cures, to maintain global leadership in medical innovation, and to restore the purchasing power which the National Institutes of Health had after the historic doubling campaign that ended in fiscal year 2003; Budget.

H.R. 5456 (introduced by Rep. DeLauro): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to health centers to expand access to evidence-based substance abuse treatment services; Energy and Commerce.

H.R. 5457 (introduced by Rep. Engel): A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and CHIP programs by developing maternity care quality measures and supporting maternity care quality collaboratives; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means.

H.R. 5459 (introduced by Rep. Hill): A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to modify the offenses relating to fentanyl, and for other purposes; Judiciary, Energy and Commerce, Oversight and Government Reform.

H. Res. 812 (introduced by Rep. Paulsen): A resolution supporting quality of life for prostate cancer patients; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Veterans’ Affairs.

S. 2636 (introduced by Sen. Collins): A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a community action opioid response grant program; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S. 2637 (introduced by Sen. Stabenow): A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and CHIP programs by developing maternity care quality measures and supporting maternity care quality collaboratives; Finance.

H.Res.818 — Recognizing “Black Maternal Health Week” to bring national attention to the maternal health care crisis in the Black community and the importance of reducing the rate of maternal mortality and morbidity among Black women; Sponsor: Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.819 — Recognizing the 110th anniversary of the American Association for Cancer Research, the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to the conquest of cancer; Sponsor: Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5466 — To exempt Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from any Federal balanced budget requirement, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]; Committees: House – Budget

H.R.5473 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to update or issue one or more guidances addressing alternative methods for data collection on opioid sparing and inclusion of such data in product labeling, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5477 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for a demonstration project to increase substance use provider capacity under the Medicaid program; Sponsor: Rep. O’Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce



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