POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation - contd


H.R.8138 — To amend the Orphan Drug Act with respect to the definition of medical food. Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Armed Services 

H.Res.1096 — Expressing support for the designation of the week of August 25 through August 31, 2020, as “Black Breastfeeding Week” to bring national attention to the United States maternal child health crisis in the Black community and the important role that breastfeeding plays in improving maternal and infant health outcomes. Sponsor: Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]; Committees: Energy and Commerce 

H.R.8137 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to ensure accurate and timely reporting of smoking variants through updating the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan. Sponsor: Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce 

H.R.8131 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish Hemp Opportunity Zones. Sponsor: Rep. Riggleman, Denver [R-VA-5]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Agriculture 

H.R.8125 — To direct the Secretary of Defense to carry out a pilot program to pre-program suicide prevention resources into smart devices issued to members of the Armed Forces. Sponsor: Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14]; Committees: House - Armed Services 

H.R.8181 — To amend title XVIII to provide for certain Medigap coverage for Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce 

H.R.8190 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to deem any insulin that is determined by the Secretary to be biosimilar to the reference product to be interchangeable with the reference product, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce 

S.4532 — A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require coverage of hearing devices and systems in certain private health insurance plans, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 

S.4533 — A bill 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: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 

S.4536 — A bill to report data on COVID-19 in Federal, State, and local correctional facilities, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary 

S.4539 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services and other Federal officials to compile into a searchable database information relating to Federal support for biomedical research and development related to COVID-19, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 

S.4541 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for patient protection by limiting the number of mandatory overtime hours a nurse may be required to work in certain providers of services to which payments are made under the Medicare Program; Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]; Committees: Senate – Finance 

S.4542 — A bill to prohibit distribution abroad of COVID-19 vaccines developed with the support of Federal funding until the domestic need for the vaccine has been met; Sponsor: Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC]; Committees: Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 

S.4545 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish the Zero Suicide Initiative pilot program of the Department of Veterans Affairs; Sponsor: Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs 

S.4555 — A bill to reauthorize funding for programs to prevent, investigate, and prosecute elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]; Committees: Senate – Finance 

S.4557 — A bill to support efforts to provide intensive, individualized assistance for enrolling in health care coverage; Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 

S.4562 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the collection and availability of health data with respect to Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Indian Affairs



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