POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Cont.


S.Res.459 — A resolution 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: Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA]; Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2645 — A bill to establish a demonstration program under which the Drug Enforcement Administration provides grants to certain States to enable those States to increase participation in drug take-back programs; Sponsor: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.2646 — A bill to establish a pilot program administered by the Secretary of Labor, in collaboration with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to award competitive grants to counties (or other equivalent entities) and Tribal entities to administer combined workforce training and drug addiction treatment and recovery programs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.R.5482 — To direct the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs to develop a plan for countering emerging and deliberate infectious disease threats, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2]

H.R.5483 — To impose a deadline for the promulgation of interim final regulations in accordance with section 311(h) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 831(h)) specifying the circumstances in which a special registration may be issued to a practitioner to engage in the practice of telemedicine, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [R-GA-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Judiciary

H.R.5491 — To provide loans and grants to qualified agricultural associations to assist in the establishment of agricultural association health plans; Sponsor: Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1]; Committees: House – Agriculture

H.R.5492 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to address the use of opioids and substance use disorders with respect to pregnant women and babies, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5493 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from income discharge of medical indebtedness; Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.5498 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the floor on the area wage index under the inpatient prospective payment system to certain sole community hospitals and to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide eligibility for certain sole community hospitals to discounted drug prices under the 340B drug pricing program; Sponsor: Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.5500 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct outreach to veterans regarding the effect of delayed payments of claims for emergency medical care furnished by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical providers by the Office of Community Care and to direct the Secretary to submit to Congress an annual report regarding such delayed payments; Sponsor: Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

S.Res.462 — A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week; Sponsor: Sen. Udall, Tom [DNM]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2656 — A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to report biennially on actions taken to address areas of concerns that led to the inclusion of veterans health care in the High Risk List of the Government Accountability Office, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Young, Todd C. [R-IN]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.2657 — A bill to amend title V of the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program to create peer support recovery networks, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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