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Upcoming Congressional Hearings and Markups


House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing “Protecting the Timely Delivery of Mail, Medicine, and Mail-in Ballots;” 10:00 a.m., 2154 Rayburn Bldg.; August 24

House Committee on House Administration hearing “Voting Safely in a Pandemic;” 1:00 p.m., location TBA; August 28


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.8061 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to covered health departments to increase the rate of recommended immunizations, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8060 —To require parity in the coverage of mental health and substance use disorder services provided to enrollees in private insurance plans, whether such services are provided in-person or through telehealth. Sponsor: Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor

H.R.8059 — To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit to Congress a report on the security and resilience of the United States medical supply chains, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6]; Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce; Homeland Security

H.R.8056 — To establish rules for States or other taxing jurisdictions to tax businesses and individuals during COVID-19 while employees are performing employment duties in other States or taxing jurisdictions, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5]; Committees: House - Judiciary

H.R.8051 — To require personal protective equipment to be acquired from domestic producers for the Strategic National Stockpile. Sponsor: Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.8048 — To establish in the Department of Homeland Security a program to make grants for emergency information technology expenses, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Homeland Security; Oversight and Reform.

H.R.8045 — To require the Department of Homeland Security to develop a threat assessment on the potential homeland security vulnerabilities associated with genome modification and editing, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Joyce, John [R-PA-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8044 — To forestall the loss of research talent by establishing a temporary early career research fellowship program. Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]; Committees: House - Science, Space, and Technology

H.R.8043 — To establish a scholarship program for certain individuals who have completed at least 2 years of service in the military, emergency medical service, police force, or as a teacher’s assistant or firefighter, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]; Committees: House - Education and Labor

H.R.8038 — To establish a commission to review certain regulatory obstacles to preparedness for, response to, and recovery from the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and other pandemics, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5]; Committees: House - Rules; Oversight and Reform

H.R.8037 — To amend section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 with respect to requirements for domestic industries, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.8034 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide coverage for infertility treatment and standard fertility preservation services, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.8033 —To improve the ability of veterans to access suicide prevention coordinators of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sponsor: Rep. Brindisi, Anthony [D-NY-22]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.8032 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate limitations on contributions to health savings accounts. Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Judiciary

H.Res.1084 — Expressing support for the designation of August 7 through 14, 2020, as World Mask Week, and encouraging all Americans to wear appropriate face coverings to protect themselves and to protect older Americans or others with health conditions that increase the risks of serious illness due to COVID-19. Sponsor: Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce



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