POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.Res.970 — Supporting the designation of May 2020 as “ALS Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6885 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the importation of a drug or device that was manufactured at a banned foreign facility, to create incentives for pharmaceutical or device companies to increase manufacturing capacity in the United States, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.6901 — 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: Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6905 — To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a program for granting lawful permanent resident status to alien health care professionals providing medical services during the COVID-19 emergency, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]; Committees: House - Judiciary; Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.6906 — To provide reimbursements for certain costs of health care items and services, including prescription drugs, furnished during the public health emergency declared with respect to COVID-19; Sponsor: Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Veterans’ Affairs; Armed Services; Oversight and Reform; Natural Resources

H.R.6909 — To provide for the establishment of a COVID-19 Compensation Fund, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]; Committees: House – Judiciary

H.R.6910 — To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services issue regulations to ensure due process rights for physicians furnishing emergency medical services; Sponsor: Rep. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6911 — To provide a Federal income tax credit for State income taxes paid by individuals temporarily providing certain health or emergency services in the State, and to provide a corresponding reduction in Federal highway funds to the State; Sponsor: Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Transportation and Infrastructure

H.R.6915 — To facilitate greater effectiveness, coordination, transparency, and accountability of international global health organizations, such as the World Health Organization, in responding to global pandemics and transnational health emergencies; Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]; Committees: House - Foreign Affairs; Budget

S.3753 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that certain medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs have physical locations for the disposal of controlled substances medications; Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.3755 — A bill to provide for the establishment of a COVID-19 Compensation Fund, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

H.Res.972 — Recognizing the seriousness of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and expressing support for the designation of the month of September 2020 as “PCOS Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6923 — To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the health care professionals, first responders, scientists, researchers, all essential workers, and individuals who provided care and services during the coronavirus pandemic; Sponsor: Rep. Bergman, Jack [R-MI-1]; Committees: House - Financial Services

H.R.6924 — To authorize the Director of the National Institutes of Health to establish prize competitions to incentivize research by institutions of higher education on at-home testing for the detection of current infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology

H.R.6925 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to exempt from regulation as devices non-invasive diagnostic devices, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6926 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide coverage and payment under title XIX of the Social Security Act for services furnished to individuals who are patients in institutions for mental diseases during the COVID-19 emergency period and 180-days thereafter, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6930 — To mitigate drug shortages and provide incentives for maintaining, expanding, and relocating the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients, excipients, medical diagnostic devices, pharmaceuticals, and personal protective equipment in the United States, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [R-GA-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.6935 — To provide for the establishment of a National COVID-19 Resource Center for Older Adults, to authorize a Healthy Aging Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor

H.R.6945 — To prohibit all United States assessed and voluntary contributions to the World Health Organization until such time as the membership in the World Health Organization of the People’s Republic of China is terminated and the Republic of China (Taiwan) is afforded full rights, privileges, and responsibilities as a Member State in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10]; Committees: House - Foreign Affairs

H.R.6952 — To direct the President to appoint a Medical Supplies Response Coordinator to coordinate the efforts of the Federal Government regarding the supply and distribution of certain supplies and equipment relating to COVID-19; Sponsor: Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Financial Services

H.R.6953 — To establish the Pandemic Responder Service Award program to express our gratitude to front-line health care workers; Sponsor: Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.6955 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a program of death and hospitalization benefits for essential workers who die as a result of COVID-19 or related complications, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

S.Res.587 — A resolution expressing support for the designation of May 17, 2020, 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 Unanimous Consent.

S.Res.588 — A resolution designating May 2020 as “ALS Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.



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