POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Contd.


H.R.5444 — To amend the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 to streamline the transition of certain products from approval as a drug to licensure as a biological product, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5453 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to add physical therapists to the list of providers allowed to utilize locum tenens arrangements under Medicare; Sponsor: Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.5469 — To address mental health issues for youth, particularly youth of color, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.3067 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to combat the opioid crisis by promoting access to non-opioid treatments in the hospital outpatient setting; Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3070 — A bill to modify reporting requirements under the Controlled Substances Act; Sponsor: Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.3074 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for and support liver illness visibility, education, and research, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3078 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the efficiency of the Medicare appeals process, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

H.R.5497 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a time-limited conditional approval pathway, subject to specific obligations, for certain drugs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5501 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish an Office of Drug Manufacturing; Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5516 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with States or to award grants to States to promote health and wellness, prevent suicide, and improve outreach to veterans, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.5524 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct annual surveys of veterans on experiences with medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.5525 — To amend title 38 and title 5, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and other officials of the Department of Veterans Affairs to receive health care from the Department, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

S.Res.462 — A resolution designating January 2020 as “National One Health Awareness Month” to promote awareness of organizations focused on public health, animal health, and environmental health collaboration throughout the United States and to recognize the critical contributions of those organizations to the future of the United States; Sponsor: Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.

S.3112 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand and improve health savings accounts, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3116 — A bill to enable States to better provide access to whole genome sequencing clinical services for certain undiagnosed children under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3122 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress an annual report on suicide among veterans, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.3125 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for contributions to the Alzheimer’s Research and Caregiving Trust Fund, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3126 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a special behavioral health program for Indians; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Indian Affairs

S.3129 — A bill to provide for certain reforms with respect to the Medicare program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3133 — A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a time-limited conditional approval pathway, subject to specific obligations, for certain drugs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3137 — A bill to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to require hospitals and certain other participating providers under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program to disclose the provider’s policy on parental access to the medical records of minors, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3138 — A bill to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to require hospitals and certain other participating providers under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program to disclose the provider’s policy on parental consent from the provision, withdrawal, or denial of life-sustaining treatment for minors, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3147 — A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress reports on patient safety and quality of care at medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV]; Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S.3148 — A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to list fentanyl-related substances as schedule I controlled substances; Sponsor: Sen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI]; Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.



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