POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.Res.114 — Expressing support for the designation of the 17th day in May as “DIPG Awareness Day” to raise awareness and encourage research into cures for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) and pediatric cancers in general; Sponsor: Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce H.Res.117 — Expressing support for health and wellness coaches; Sponsor: Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.118 — Supporting the designation of March 2019 as Endometriosis Awareness Month; Sponsor: Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1109 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs; Sponsor: Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1114 — To require the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service to submit to Congress an annual report on the effects of gun violence on public health; Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1125 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on physical security at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities, to direct the Secretary to make certain improvements relating to inspections of Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities and improving care for women, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.1131 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the expansion, intensification, and coordination of the programs and activities of the National Institutes of Health with respect to Tourette syndrome; Sponsor: Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1143 — To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to require a health insurance issuer offering shortterm limited duration insurance to include a standardized disclosure and certain information with respect to coverage exclusions and premium variations in marketing, application, and enrollment materials distributed in connection with such insurance and prohibiting the sale of such insurance during certain periods; Sponsor: Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA- 18]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.433 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve home health payment reforms under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]; Committees: Senate - Finance

S.445 — A bill to allow veterans to use, possess, or transport medical marijuana and to discuss the use of medical marijuana with a physician of the Department of Veterans Affairs as authorized by a State or Indian Tribe, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.450 — A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to expedite the onboarding process for new medical providers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to reduce the duration of the hiring process for such medical providers, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.455 — A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for Federal Exchange outreach and educational activities; Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.R.1151 — To allow veterans to use, possess, or transport medical marijuana and to discuss the use of medical marijuana with a physician of the Department of Veterans Affairs as authorized by a State or Indian Tribe, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.1155 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from conducting medical research causing significant pain or distress to dogs; Sponsor: Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.1163 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the non-applicability of non-Department of Veterans Affairs covenants not to compete to the appointment of certain Veterans Health Administration personnel, to permit the Veterans Health Administration to make contingent appointments, and to require certain Veterans Health Administration physicians to complete residency training; Sponsor: Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.1188 — To shorten monopoly periods for prescription drugs that are the subjects of sudden price hikes; Sponsor: Rep. Golden, Jared F. [D-ME-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1191 — To amend section 520E of the Public Health Service Act to require States and their designees receiving grants for development and implementation of statewide suicide early intervention and prevention strategies to collaborate with each Federally recognized Indian tribe, tribal organization, urban Indian organization, and Native Hawaiian health care system in the State; Sponsor: Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1209 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to ensure that non-animal methods are prioritized, where applicable and feasible, in proposals for all research to be conducted or supported by the National Institutes of Health, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce



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