POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Cont.


S.3703 — A bill to amend the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act to improve the prevention of elder abuse and exploitation of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias; Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

H.R.6849 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to require long term care facilities to report certain information relating to COVID-19 cases and deaths; Sponsor: Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.6855 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure communications accessibility for residents of skilled nursing facilities during the COVID-19 emergency period; Sponsor: Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.6857 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a COVID-19 skilled nursing facility payment incentive program; Sponsor: Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.6858 — To enhance authorities under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to respond to the COVID-19 emergency, to provide additional oversight of such authorities, and to require a strategy on securing supply chains for medical materials, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]; Committees: House - Financial Services; Energy and Commerce

S.Res.572 — A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention entitled “Guidance for Implementing the Opening Up America Again Framework” be released immediately; Sponsor: Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3709 — A bill to increase the eligibility of nonprofit organizations for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Loeffler, Kelly [R-GA]; Committees: Senate - Small Business and Entrepreneurship

S.3715 — A bill to amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 to ensure the supply of certain medical articles essential to national defense, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ]; Committees: Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

S.3721 — A bill to provide for the establishment of a COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Task Force to gather data about disproportionately affected communities and provide recommendations to combat the racial and ethnic disparities in the COVID-19 response; Sponsor: Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3724 — A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from charging veterans copayments for preventive services relating to COVID-19; Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.3726 — A bill to recruit qualified foreign nationals residing in the United States to provide healthcare during a public health emergency at healthcare facilities operated by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense, or the Department of Veterans Affairs; Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.R.6866 — To protect the privacy of health information during a national health emergency; Sponsor: Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6872 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide funding for State strike teams for resident and employee safety in skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities; Sponsor: Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6875 — To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study to investigate the feasibility of establishing user fees to offset certain Federal costs attributable to the procurement of single-source materials for the Strategic National Stockpile, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6876 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to ensure that the contents of the Strategic National Stockpile remain in good working order and, as appropriate, conduct maintenance services on contents of the stockpile, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6877 — To direct the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response to issue a report to Congress regarding all State, local, Tribal, and territorial requests for supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile related to COVID-19, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6878 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and implement improved, transparent processes for the use and distribution of supplies in the Strategic National Stockpile, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6879 — To enhance American production of certain medical supplies, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Oversight and Reform

S.Res.579 — A resolution encouraging the international community to remain committed to collaboration and coordination to mitigate and prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and urging renewed United States leadership and participation in any global efforts on therapeutics and vaccine development and delivery to address COVID-19 and prevent further deaths, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]; Committees: Senate - Foreign Relations

S.3737 — A bill to improve the public health workforce loan repayment program; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3738 — A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide updated information about COVID-19 testing to the public, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3740 — A bill to assist older Americans and people with disabilities affected by COVID-19; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3741 — A bill to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage for services furnished via telehealth if such services would be covered if furnished in-person during the COVID-19 emergency; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3746 — A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to include certain employment as a health care practitioner as eligible for public service loan forgiveness, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3749 — A bill to protect the privacy of health information during a national health emergency; Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3750 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modify the accelerated and advance payment programs under parts A and B of the Medicare program during the COVID-19 emergency; Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]; Committees: Senate – Finance



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