POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Cont.


H.R.4499 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide that the authority of the Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to make certain research endowments applies with respect to both current and former centers of excellence, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4519 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Director of the National Institutes of Health to make awards to outstanding scientists, including physician-scientists, to support researchers focusing on pediatric research, including basic, clinical, translational, or pediatric pharmacological research, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4524 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transport individuals to and from facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs in connection with rehabilitation, counseling, examination, treatment, and care, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.4527 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide an option for first responders age 50 to 64 who are separated from service due to retirement or disability to buy into Medicare; Sponsor: Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7]; Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce

H.R.4530 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit individuals eligible for Indian Health Service assistance to qualify for health savings accounts; Sponsor: Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.4532 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain grants to assist nursing homes for veterans located on tribal lands; Sponsor: Rep. O’Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.4533 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve behavioral health outcomes for American Indians and Alaskan Natives, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Natural Resources

H.R.4534 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the public health system in tribal communities and increase the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives pursuing health careers, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4537 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the provision of mobile medical health care services to certain underserved areas and populations, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4538 — To amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to limit the orphan drug exclusion under the drug discount program under section 340B of such title; Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.Res.349 — A resolution supporting the designation of September 20, 2019, as “National Concussion Awareness Day”; Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.

S.Res.350 — A resolution designating September 2019 as “National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res.354 — A resolution designating September 2019 as “National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res.356 — A resolution designating September 4, 2019, as “National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day”, and raising awareness and understanding of polycystic kidney disease; Sponsor: Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.2552 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide an option for first responders age 50 to 64 who are separated from service due to retirement or disability to buy into Medicare; Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2554 — A bill to require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct research on mass violence; Sponsor: Sen. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2558 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain grants to assist nursing homes for veterans located on tribal lands; Sponsor: Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.2569 — A bill to establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs a pilot program instituting a clinical observation program for pre-med students preparing to attend medical school; Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.2574 — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to increase the ability of Medicare and Medicaid providers to access the National Practitioner Data Bank for the purpose of conducting employee background checks; Sponsor: Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2585 — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act and Public Health Service Act to improve the reporting of abortion data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2586 — A bill to improve maternal health care; Sponsor: Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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