POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Hearings and Markups


Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing to examine privacy rights and data collection in a digital economy; 10:00 a.m., 538 Dirksen Bldg.; May 7

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing to examine implementing the 21st Century Cures Act, focusing on making electronic health information available to patients and providers, part II; 10:00 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.; May 7

Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing to examine intellectual property and the price of prescription drugs, focusing on balancing innovation and competition; 10:00 a.m., 226 Dirksen Bldg.; May 7

Senate Committee on Finance hearing to examine Medicare physician payment reform after two years, focusing on Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act implementation and the road ahead; 10:15 a.m., 215 Dirksen Bldg.; May 8

House Committee on Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee hearing “Oversight of the Federal Trade Commission: Strengthening Protections for Americans’ Privacy and Data Security;” 10:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; May 8

House Committee on Oversight and Reform National Security Subcommittee hearing “Veteran and Active-Duty Military Suicides;” 2:00 p.m., 2154 Rayburn Bldg.; May 8

Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing to examine the Older Americans Act, focusing on protecting and supporting seniors as they age; 2:30 p.m., 562 Dirksen Bldg.; May 8

House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing “Lowering Prescription Drug Prices: Deconstructing the Drug Supply Chain;” 10:00 a.m., 2322 Rayburn Bldg.; May 9

House Committee on Small Business Innovation and Workforce Development Subcommittee hearing “The Digital Ecosystem: New Paths to Entrepreneurship;” 10:00 a.m., 2360 Rayburn Bldg.; May 9

House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing “The Trump Administration’s Response to the Drug Crisis, Part II;” 11:00 a.m., 2154 Rayburn Bldg.; May 9


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.Res.323 — Supporting State, local, and community initiatives to encourage parents, teachers, camp counselors, and childcare professionals to take measures to prevent sunburns in the minors they care for, and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that State, local, and community entities should continue to support efforts to curb the incidences of skin cancer beginning with childhood skin protection; Sponsor: Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor

H.R.2328 — To reauthorize and extend funding for community health centers and the National Health Service Corps; Sponsor: Rep. O’Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2333 — To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Brindisi, Anthony [D-NY-22]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.2339 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the sale and marketing of tobacco products, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2340 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide to Congress notice of any suicide or attempted suicide of a veteran in a Department of Veterans Affairs facility, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.2359 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report on the Department of Veterans Affairs advancing of whole health transformation; Sponsor: Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.2361 — To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to administer vaccinations for hepatitis A, at no cost to the inoculated, in certain areas at risk of a hepatitis A outbreak; Sponsor: Rep. Mast, Brian J. [R-FL-18]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2365 — To amend title 18, United States Code, to limit the ability to assess a fee for health care services for prisoners, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]; Committees: House – Judiciary

H.R.2371 — To amend title 10, United States Code, to modify the requirement for certain former members of the Armed Forces to enroll in Medicare Part B to be eligible for TRICARE for Life, and to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of certain DNA specimen provenance assay tests under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Armed Services

H.R.2372 — To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of all memoranda of understanding and memoranda of agreement between Under Secretary of Health and non-Department of Veterans Affairs entities relating to suicide prevention and mental health services; Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

S.Res.172 — A resolution to authorize testimony in an administrative hearing for Bryan K. Stanley before the Mississippi Division of Medicaid; Sponsor: Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.



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