POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.Res.167 — Expressing support for the designation of the last day of February each year as “Rare Disease Day”; Sponsor: Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1391 — 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: Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Armed Services; Veterans’ Affairs; Science, Space, and Technology; Judiciary; Ways and Means

H.R.1397 — To provide for strategies to increase access to telehealth under the Medicaid program and Children’s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1400 — To establish and support public awareness campaigns to address COVID-19-related health disparities and promote vaccination; Sponsor: Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1406 — To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to collect, analyze, and report qualitative and quantitative data on the use of telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency; Sponsor: Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.1439 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicaid program of non- invasive prenatal genetic screening; Sponsor: Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1452 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to publish the formula the Secretary uses to determine the allocation of COVID-19 vaccines, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Crenshaw, Dan [R-TX-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1466 — To require the purchase by the Federal Government of certain medical supplies and protection equipment from the United States, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10]; Committees: House - Armed Services; Homeland Security; Energy and Commerce; Veterans’ Affairs; Education and Labor; Ways and Means; Natural Resources; Oversight and Reform

H.R.1473 — To require the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to report to Congress all serious adverse events that are reported to such agencies in connection with administration of a COVID-19 vaccine, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Steube, W. Gregory [R-FL-17]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1474 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for training and support services for families and unpaid caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia; Sponsor: Rep. Waters, Maxine [D- CA-43]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1475 — To address mental health issues for youth, particularly youth of color, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1476 — To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants to State and local entities to carry out peer-to- peer mental health programs; Sponsor: Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

S.499 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand eligibility for the refundable credit for coverage under a qualified health plan, to improve cost-sharing subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.500 — A bill to prohibit the transfer or sale of certain consumer health information, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.509 — A bill to establish a program to assist States in establishing or enhancing community integration network infrastructure for health and social services; Sponsor: Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.512 — A bill to require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to collect and report certain data concerning COVID-19; Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.515 — A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to States and political subdivisions of States to hire, employ, train and dispatch mental health professionals to respond in lieu of law enforcement officers in emergencies involving one or more persons with a mental illness or an intellectual or developmental disability, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.R.1478 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Medicine under which the National Academy agrees to conduct a one-year study assessing the effectiveness of current vital statistics reporting and data sharing between State, local, Tribal, and Federal agencies, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Taylor, Van [R-TX-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1480 — To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to improve the detection, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues among public safety officers, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology

H.R.1495 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide coverage under the Medicaid program for services for the treatment of psychiatric or substance use disorders furnished to certain individuals in an institution for mental diseases, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1504 — To expedite the provision of humanitarian assistance, including life-saving medical care, to the people of North Korea, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9]; Committees: House - Foreign Affairs; Financial Services

H.R.1510 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report on the use of cameras in medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs; Sponsor: Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.1512 — To build a clean and prosperous future by addressing the climate crisis, protecting the health and welfare of all Americans, and putting the Nation on the path to a net-zero greenhouse gas economy by 2050, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure; Oversight and Reform; Education and Labor; Ways and Means; Natural Resources; Armed Services; Foreign Affairs; Science, Space, and Technology; Intelligence (Permanent Select); Financial Services

H.R.1520 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to provide veteran health savings accounts to allow veterans to receive primary care furnished under non-Department direct primary care service arrangements, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Roy, Chip [R-TX-21]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

S.544 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to designate one week each year as “Buddy Check Week” for the purpose of outreach and education concerning peer wellness checks for veterans, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

H.Res.185 — Expressing support for designation of March 3, 2021, as National Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Day; Sponsor: Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform

H.R.1534 — To prohibit the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services from declaring certain emergencies or disasters for the purpose of imposing gun control; Sponsor: Rep. Cloud, Michael [R-TX-27]; Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce

H.R.1538 — To amend the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission Act, with respect to preparedness for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in the border region, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs

H.R.1544 — To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to award grants to facilitate the funding of community-based mental health and substance use disorder services and peer support programs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1550 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a public awareness campaign with respect to human papillomavirus, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1551 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage of medical nutrition therapy services for individuals with eating disorders under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.1553 — To provide for further comprehensive research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke on unruptured intracranial aneurysms; Sponsor: Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1576 — To provide for a coordinated national research program to examine the nature, causes, consequences, and prevention of violence and unintended injury and death relating to gun ownership, use, and trafficking, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]; Committees: House - Judiciary; Science, Space, and Technology; Energy and Commerce

H.R.1577 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the coordination of programs to prevent and treat obesity, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.1580 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit the use of certain psychological evaluation via telehealth for Medicare coverage of neurostimulation services for the treatment of chronic pain; Sponsor: Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.1583 — To fully fund the Prevention and Public Health Fund and reaffirm the importance of prevention in the United States health care system; Sponsor: Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1585 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the treatment of veterans who participated in the cleanup of Enewetak Atoll as radiation exposed veterans for purposes of the presumption of service-connection of certain disabilities by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Sponsor: Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.1587 — To provide certain coverage of audiologist services under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.1591 — To establish the United States Chief Manufacturing Officer in the Executive Office of the President with the responsibility of developing a National Manufacturing Strategy to revitalize the manufacturing sector, spur economic growth, and expand United States competitiveness, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.560 — A bill to improve coverage of maternal oral health care, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.562 — A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to citizen petitions; Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.565 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the treatment of veterans who participated in the cleanup of Enewetak Atoll as radiation-exposed veterans for purposes of the presumption of service-connection of certain disabilities by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.571 — A bill to fully fund the Prevention and Public Health Fund and reaffirm the importance of prevention in the United States healthcare system; Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.578 — A bill to improve the health and safety of Americans living with food allergies and related disorders, including potentially life-threatening anaphylaxis, food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome, and eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC]; Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.



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