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Upcoming Congressional Committee Activity


Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to examine the nomination of Kathleen Holland Hicks, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Defense; 9:30 a.m., G50 Dirksen Bldg.; February 2

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee hearing to examine the nomination of Thomas J. Vilsack, of Iowa, to be Secretary of Agriculture; 10:30 a.m., 301 Russell Bldg.; February 2

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing “No Time to Lose: Solutions to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations in the States;” 11:00 a.m., WebEx; February 2

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee business meeting to consider the nomination of Denis Richard McDonough, of Maryland, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs; time and place TBD; February 2

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing to examine the nomination of Miguel A. Cardona, of Connecticut, to be Secretary of Education; 10:00 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.; February 3

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee business meeting to consider the nomination of Gina Marie Raimondo, of Rhode Island, to be Secretary of Commerce; 10:00 a.m., 325 Russell Bldg.; February 3

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing “Road to Recover: Ramping Up COVID-19 Vaccines, Testing, and Medical Supply Chain;” 11:00 a.m., WebEx; February 3

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing to examine the nomination of Michael Stanley Regan, of North Carolina, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; 2:00 p.m., 106 Dirksen Bldg.; February 3

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce hearing “Safeguarding American Consumers: Fighting Scams and Fraud During the Pandemic;” 12:00 p.m., WebEx; February 4

Senate HELP Committee hearing to examine the nomination of Marty Walsh to be Secretary of Labor; 10:00 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.; February 4


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


S.Res.14 — A resolution designating January 23, 2021, as “Maternal Health Awareness Day”; Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.24 — A bill to protect the personal health data of all Americans; Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.32 — A bill to provide for the establishment of a standing Health Force and a Resilience Force to respond to public health emergencies and meet public health needs; Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.Res.61 — Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Medicare and Social Security provide an essential benefit for current enrollees and should be strengthened for future generations; Sponsor: Rep. Lesko, Debbie [R-AZ-8]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.449 — To prohibit the use of Federal funds to maintain or collect information that can be used to identify any individual to whom a COVID-19 vaccine is administered, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.450 — To prohibit the use of Federal funds to propose, establish, implement, or enforce any requirement that an individual wear a mask or other face covering, or be vaccinated, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.460 — To provide for the establishment of a standing Health Force and a Resilience Force to respond to public health emergencies and meet public health needs; Sponsor: Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure; Budget

H.R.467 — To amend the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage, without cost sharing, of certain COVID-19 antibody treatments; Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez, Anthony [R-OH-16]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor

H.R.469 — To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to provide for health coverage of nippleareolar complex tattooing in connection with reconstructive surgery following mastectomy and to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to extend coverage of certain breast reconstructive services following mastectomy under the Medicare and Medicaid programs; Sponsor: Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor

H.R.471 — To prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from lessening the stringency of, and to prohibit the Secretary of Homeland Security from ceasing or lessening implementation of, the COVID-19 border health provisions through the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Herrell, Yvette [R-NM-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.477 — To amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 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: Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Ways and Means

H.R.480 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to limit the penalty for late enrollment under part B of the Medicare Program to 15 percent and twice the period of no enrollment, and to exclude periods of COBRA, retiree, and VA coverage from such late enrollment penalty; Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means



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