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Hart Health Strategies COVID-19 Resources


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Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.Res.1079 — Expressing support for the designation of August 9 through 15, 2020, as National Health Center Week and encourages all Americans to take part in this week by visiting their local health center and celebrating the important partnership between America’s community health centers and the communities they serve; Sponsor: Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] (Introduced 08/07/2020); Committees: House - Oversight and Reform

H.R.7948 — To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the collection and availability of health data with respect to Indian Tribes, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Gianforte, Greg [R-MT-At Large]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7956 — To amend title 17, United States Code, to address circumvention of copyright protection systems with respect to the maintenance or repair of critical medical infrastructure, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]; Committees: House - Judiciary; Energy and Commerce

H.R.7958 — To grant the authority for States to enter into interstate compacts or agreements for the purpose of procuring COVID-19 tests; Sponsor: Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2]; Committees: House - Judiciary; Energy and Commerce; Budget

H.R.7961 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to encourage State Medicaid programs to provide communitybased mobile crisis intervention services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7964 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out education programs and peer support programs for family members and caregivers of veterans with mental health disorders; Sponsor: Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.7971 — To direct the Food and Drug Administration to solicit and consider the recommendations of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee before taking certain actions with respect to COVID-19 vaccines, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7989 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to ensure that countermeasures or products procured for the national strategic stockpile are grown, reprocessed, reused, or produced in the United States, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7992 — 116th Congress (2019-2020); To expand access to telehealth services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Veterans’ Affairs; Judiciary; Energy and Commerce

H.Res.1082 — Expressing the sense of the House that the Department of Justice should defend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148; 124 Stat. 119) and halt its efforts to repeal, sabotage, or undermine health care protections for millions of people in the United States in the midst of the public health emergency relating to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); Sponsor: Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7]; Committees: House – Judiciary

H.R.7998 — To require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to disseminate guidance to institutions of higher education and non-profit research institutions to help mitigate cybersecurity risks to COVID-19 related research, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6]; Committees: House - Science, Space, and Technology

H.R.7999 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to receive and respond to notifications of issues relating to the lack of personal protective equipment and COVID-19 testing; Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8005 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide veterans access to computerized cognitive behavioral therapy; Sponsor: Rep. Golden, Jared F. [D-ME-2]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.8010 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to clarify that the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall lead all Federal public health and medical response to emergencies and disasters declared by the President pursuant to the National Emergencies Act or the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8]; Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce; Homeland Security

H.R.8017 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to eligible entities to establish, improve, and maintain mobile testing programs for SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie [D-FL-26]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8020 — To impose an emergency tax on the increase in wealth of billionaires during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to pay for all of the out of pocket healthcare expenses of the uninsured and under-insured, including prescription drugs, for one year; Sponsor: Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Veterans’ Affairs; Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Oversight and Reform; Armed Services

H.R.8025 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to clarify the application of the 15 mile secondary road distance requirement with respect to previously designated critical access hospitals under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.8027 — To improve the public health response to addressing maternal mortality and morbidity during the COVID-19 public health emergency; Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14]; Committees: House - Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor

S.4524 — A bill to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to provide coverage of comprehensive tobacco cessation services under such titles, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4525 — A bill to ensure that health care providers do not incur additional Federal income tax liability due to receipt of assistance through the Provider Relief Fund during the COVID-19 pandemic; Sponsor: Sen. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4526 — A bill to ensure that COVID-19 related Federal programs and assistance provide for the translation of informational materials relating to awareness, screening, testing, and treatment for COVID-19 into priority languages; Sponsor: Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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