POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.8179 — To make hemp, cannabidiol derived from hemp, and any other ingredient derived from hemp lawful for use under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act as a dietary ingredient in a dietary supplement. Sponsor: Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8178 —To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for public health research and investment into understanding and eliminating structural racism and police violence. Sponsor: Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8177 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove from the list of drugs excluded from coverage under the Medicare prescription drug program prescription oral vitamins and mineral products indicated for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in individuals with chronic kidney disease. Sponsor: Rep. O’Halleran, Tom [D-AZ1]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.8173 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the connection between living at high altitude and suicide risk factors among veterans. Sponsor: Rep. McAdams, Ben [D-UT-4]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.8172 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use accredited commercial institutional review boards to review research proposal protocols of the Department, and to establish an Office of Research Reviews in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sponsor: Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.8168 — To require the guidance of the Food and Drug Administration on reducing the risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis A, and hepatitis B transmission by blood and blood products (including the donor history questionnaire) to be based on an individual risk assessment of sexual behaviors upon which all donors are evaluated equally, without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8167 — To amend the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act to expand the appropriations under the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to include the scale up of testing by veterinary and biotechnology company laboratories, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8158 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive budget neutrality for oxygen under the Medicare program, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.8156 — To extend certain provisions relating to telehealth services, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.8153 — To direct the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the Federal Trade Commission, to conduct a study and submit to Congress a report on the state of the blockchain technology and use in consumer protection, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8149 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out an initiative to identify and validate brain and mental health biomarkers among veterans. Sponsor: Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.8147 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to expand an existing pilot program, and to establish a new pilot program, related to complementary and integrative health services for veterans. Sponsor: Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.8145 — To provide for a staffing improvement plan and occupational series for licensed professional mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists of Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.8144 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a plan to address staffing of mental health providers of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sponsor: Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.8141 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to reduce health inequities experienced by individuals who are members of historically racial and ethnic minority groups under State plans under the community mental health services block grant program. Sponsor: Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8139 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove direct sales of drugs near expiration during the COVID-19 emergency from the calculation of certain pricing metrics under the Medicaid program. Sponsor: Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce



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