POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.4764 — To reauthorize the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]; Cosponsors: (2); Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4763 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) To extend the limited wraparound coverage pilot program for an additional 5 years, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] (Introduced 10/18/2019) Cosponsors: (7) Committees: House - Energy and Commerce Latest Action: House - 10/18/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions) Tracker:

H.R.4758 — To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a national sexual assault care and treatment task force; and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]; Cosponsors: (0); Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4757 — To prioritize funding for an expanded and sustained national investment in basic science research. Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]; Cosponsors: (5); Committees: House - Budget; Science, Space, and Technology; Armed Services

H.R.4755 — To establish the Food Safety Administration to protect the public health by preventing foodborne illness, ensuring the safety of food, improving research on contaminants leading to foodborne illness and the chronic health outcomes associated with foodborne illnesses, improving the surveillance of foodborne pathogens (including foodborne pathogens identified as antibiotic resistant), and improving security of food from intentional contamination, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]; Cosponsors: (1); Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4745 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow refunds of Federal motor fuel excise taxes on fuels used in mobile mammography vehicles. Sponsor: Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3]; Cosponsors: (2); Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.4742 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a tax on nicotine used in vaping, etc. Sponsor: Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]; Cosponsors: (1); Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.Res.643 — Recognizing women’s cardiovascular health as a critical health care priority that affects every State and contributes to increased health care costs, and promoting the necessity of increased awareness of and education on the symptoms for heart disease among women, gender-specific cardiovascular disease research, and policy action to alleviate the risks of heart disease among women. Sponsor: Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3]; Cosponsors: (1); Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4769 — To amend part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to deliver a meaningful benefit and lower prescription drug prices under the Medicare program. Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]; Cosponsors: (0); Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.4768 — To amend section 511 of the Social Security Act to reduce maternal mortality by continuing to invest in evidence-based home visiting models that are addressing the social determinants of maternal health and morbidity. Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]; Cosponsors: (17); Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

S.2650 — A bill to amend part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to deliver a meaningful benefit and lower prescription drug prices under the Medicare program. Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]; Cosponsors: (1); Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2648 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the benchmarking process for the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV]; Cosponsors: (1); Committees: Senate - Finance

S.Res.366 — A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Red Ribbon Week during the period of October 23 through October 31, 2019. Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]; Cosponsors: (3); Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.R.4800 — To amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act to prohibit sale or transactions relating to human fetal tissue. Sponsor: Rep. Watkins, Steve [R-KS-2]; Cosponsors: (0); Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4793 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a stewardship fee on the production and importation of opioid pain relievers. Sponsor: Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]; Cosponsors: (1); Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

S.2661 — A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to designate 9-8-8 as the universal telephone number for the purpose of the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system operating through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and through the Veterans Crisis Line. Sponsor: Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO]; Cosponsors: (3); Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation

S.Res.373 — A resolution expressing support for the designation of September 2019 as “Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month” in order to educate communities across the United States about sickle cell disease and the need for research, early detection methods, effective treatments, and preventative care programs with respect to complications from sickle cell disease and conditions related to sickle cell disease. Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC]; Cosponsors: (11); Latest Action: Senate - 10/22/2019 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

H.R.4801 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Healthy Start program; Sponsor: Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4810 — To facilitate responsible, informed dispensing of controlled substances and other prescribed medications, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4811 — To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to provide for a definition of short-term limited duration insurance, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4812 — To amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for the modification, transfer, and termination of a registration to manufacture, distribute, or dispense controlled substances or list I chemicals, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

H.R.4814 — To improve reporting of the distribution of controlled substances, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

H.R.4817 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that certain Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities have physical locations for the disposal of controlled substances medications; Sponsor: Rep. Baird, James R. [R-IN-4]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.4821 — To amend title IV of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to restore Medicaid coverage for citizens of the Freely Associated States lawfully residing in the United States under the Compacts of Free Association between the Government of the United States and the Governments of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau; Sponsor: Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4827 — To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to enhance age-friendly communities for older individuals; Sponsor: Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13]; Committees: House - Education and Labor

H.R.4830 — To provide payment for patient navigator services under title XIX of the Social Security Act, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4833 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to establish a grant program for multigenerational collaboration; Sponsor: Rep. Golden, Jared F. [D-ME-2]; Committees: House - Education and Labor

H.R.4834 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an exception to the definition of an off-campus outpatient department of a provider under the Medicare program for certain departments of a provider if such provider was forced to relocate its campus; Sponsor: Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.4835 — To provide grants to improve trauma support services and mental health care for children and youth in educational settings, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5]; Committees: House - Education and Labor

H.R.4838 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow payments under the Medicare program for certain items and services furnished by off-campus outpatient departments of a provider to be determined under the prospective payment system for hospital outpatient department services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.4846 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to provide priority for the senior community service employment program; Sponsor: Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5]; Committees: House - Education and Labor

H.R.4850 — To provide for certain additional requirements with respect to patent disclosures; Sponsor: Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

H.R.4853 — To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to eliminate the percentage cap on funding available to carry out the program to provide support services to older caregivers; Sponsor: Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3]; Committees: House - Education and Labor

S.2675 — A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out activities relating to neglected diseases of poverty; Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2677 — A bill to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to address social isolation and loneliness, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2686 — A bill to improve reporting of the distribution of controlled substances, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.2690 — A bill to reduce mass violence, strengthen mental health collaboration in communities, improve school safety, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

H.R.4858 — To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into a contract or other agreement with a third party to review appointees in the Veterans Health Administration who had a license terminated for cause by a State licensing board for care or services rendered at a non-Veterans Health Administration facility and to provide individuals treated by such an appointee with notice if it is determined that an episode of care or services to which they received was below the standard of care, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Norman, Ralph [R-SC-5]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.4859 — To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to reduce social isolation among older individuals; Sponsor: Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6]; Committees: House - Education and Labor

S.Res.379 — A resolution supporting the designation of September 2019 as “National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month”; Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.

S.2696 — A bill to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to expand supportive services for Native American aging programs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2698 — A bill to establish a United States Global Health Commission and a United States Global Health Attache Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]; Committees: Senate - Foreign Relations

S.2701 — A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to list fentanyl-related substances as schedule I controlled substances; Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary



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