POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Cont. 2


H.R.2982 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study of the barriers for women veterans to health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs; Sponsor: Rep. Cunningham, Joe [D-SC-1]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.2990 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit States to designate without any mileage limitations facilities that are located in rural areas as critical access hospitals, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Green, Mark E. [R-TN-7]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.2997 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that certain veterans receive in-patient psychiatric care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs; Sponsor: Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.3003 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the maximum limit on the number of special masters allowed in the United States Court of Federal Claims, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3012 — 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

H.R.3016 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for and support liver illness visibility, education, and research, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.Res.222 — A resolution recognizing Vision To Learn as a national leader in improving access to prescription eyeglasses for students in low-income communities, thereby helping those students succeed in school, and for providing vision exams to 200,000 students since its founding; Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.

S.Res.223 — A resolution expressing support for the designation of May 17, 2019, as “DIPG Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day” to raise awareness of and encourage research on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma tumors and pediatric cancers in general; Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.

S.Res.224 — A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Nurses Week, to be observed from May 6 through May 12, 2019; Sponsor: Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.

S.Res.225 — A resolution supporting the goals of International Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day; Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.

S.1628 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the employer credit for paid family and medical leave, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1636 — A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the scope of new chemical exclusivity; Sponsor: Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1638 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the maximum limit on the number of special masters allowed in the United States Court of Federal Claims, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1642 — A bill to increase the recruitment and retention of school-based mental health services providers by low-income local educational agencies; Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1645 — A bill to protect a woman’s ability to determine whether and when to bear a child or end a pregnancy, and to protect a health care provider’s ability to provide reproductive health care services, including abortion services; Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.1647 — A bill to amend title V of the Social Security Act to extend funding for family-to-family health information centers, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1654 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide authority to add additional vaccines to the list of taxable vaccines; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1656 — A bill to modify the transition period between care and services provided under the Veterans Choice Program and care and services provided under the Veterans Community Care Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.1657 — A bill to provide assistance to combat the escalating burden of Lyme disease and other tick and vector-borne diseases and disorders; Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1659 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of pediatric subspecialists in the National Health Service Corps program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1660 — A bill to provide greater support for grandfamilies and older caretaker relatives; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1662 — A bill to establish an annual fee applicable to opioid manufacturers; Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1664 — A bill to require reporting on prescription drug expenditures under group health plans and on prescription drug price changes, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1668 — A bill to clarify that participants in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program may be assigned to serve in pediatric inpatient mental health facilities; Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1676 — A bill to improve the understanding of, and promote access to treatment for, chronic kidney disease, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1681 — A bill to educate health care providers and the public on biosimilar biological products, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Enzi, Michael B. [R-WY]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1688 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the full disclosure of billing and service information to patients; Sponsor: Sen. Enzi, Michael B. [R-WY]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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