POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Hearings and Markups


Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Defense hearing “Department of Defense Innovation and Research;” 10:00 a.m., 192 Dirksen Bldg.; April 13

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies hearing “A Review of the President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Funding Request for the National Science Foundation and Securing U.S. Competitiveness;” 2:00 p.m., 106 Dirksen Bldg.; April 13

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee business meeting to consider the nominations of Deanne Bennett Criswell, of New York, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and Jason Scott Miller, of Maryland, to be Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget; 9:45 a.m., 342 Dirksen Bldg.; April 14

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing “Preparedness for COVID-19: The Initial Pandemic Response and Lessons Learned;” 10:00 a.m.; Virtual; April 14

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies hearing “National Science Foundation’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request;” 10:00 a.m.; April 14

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health legislative hearing “An Epidemic Within a Pandemic: Understanding Substance Use and Misuse in America;” 10:30 a.m.; April 14

House Veterans’ Affairs Technology Modernization Subcommittee hearing “Strategic Review: Evaluating Concerns About the Ongoing Implementation of the Electronic Health Record Modernization Program;” 2:00 p.m.; April 14

Joint Economic Committee hearing “Vaccinations and Economic Recovery;” 2:30 p.m.; April 14 Senate Finance Committee hearing to Consider the nominations of Andrea Joan Palm to be Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services and Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; 9:30 a.m.; April 15

House Oversight and Government Reform Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing “Reaching the Light at the End of the Tunnel: A Science-Driven Approach to Swiftly and Safely Ending the Pandemic;” 10:00 a.m.; April 15

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies hearing “FY 2022 Budget Request for the Department of Health and Human Services;” 10:00 a.m.; April 15

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies hearing “FY 2022 Budget Hearing: Department of Veterans Affairs;” 10:00 a.m.; April 15

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing on: H.R. 234, Korean American VALOR Act; H.R. 344, Women Veterans TRUST Act; H.R. 958, Protecting Moms Who Served Act; H.R. 1448, PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act; H.R. 1510, Veterans’ Camera Reporting Act; Discussion Draft: DOULA for VA Act ( see H.R. 9016, 116th); Discussion Draft: Sgt. Ketchum Rural Veterans Mental Health Act of 2021; Discussion Draft: legislation to clarify the role of doctors of podiatric medicine in the Department of Veterans Affairs; and Discussion Draft: Providing Benefits Information in Spanish and Tagalog for Veterans and Families Act; 10:00 a.m., Virtual; April 15

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband hearing “Shot of Truth: Communicating Trusted Vaccine Information;” 10:00 a.m.; 253 Russell Bldg.; April 15

House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions hearing “Meeting the Moment: Improving Access to Behavioral and Mental Health Care;” 10:15 a.m., Virtual; April 15

House Oversight and Reform Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing “Reaching the Light at the End of the Tunnel: A Science-Driven Approach to Swiftly and Safely Ending the Pandemic;” 10:30 a.m.; April 15

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Enviornment and Climate Change hearing “The CLEAN Future Act and Environmental Justice: Protecting Frontline Communities;” 10:30 a.m.; April 15

Senate Budget Committee hearing “The Cost of Inaction on Climate Change;” 11:00 a.m., 216 Hart Bldg.; April 15

Senate Foreign Relations Committee business meeting to consider the nomination of The Honorable Samantha Power, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); 11:00 a.m., 106 Dirksen Bldg.; April 15

House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis hearing “Making the Case for Climate Action: The Growing Risks and Costs of Inaction;” 12:00 p.m., Virtual; April 15


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.2355 — To facilitate responsible, informed dispensing of controlled substances and other prescribed medications, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2356 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make technical amendments to the separate payment under the Medicare program for disposable negative pressure wound therapy devices; Sponsor: Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.2364 — To amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to provide for a public education campaign for the promotion outreach and education campaign to raise public awareness of synthetic opioids; Sponsor: Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2366 — To establish programs to address addiction and overdoses caused by illicit fentanyl and other opioids, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

H.R.2367 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to enter an agreement with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct a study on the quality and effectiveness of covered recovery housing in the United States, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2376 — To amend title V of the Public Health Service Act to provide for increased oversight of recovery housing, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.296 — Supporting the goals and ideals of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day; Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.298 — Supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week; Sponsor: Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D- CA-40]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2379 — To amend the 21st Century Cures Act to reauthorize and expand a grant program for State response to the opioid use disorders crisis, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2384 — To prohibit agencies from issuing vaccine passports, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R- AZ-5]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform; House Administration

H.R.2405 — To amend the Controlled Substances Act to improve the process for conducting scientific research on schedule I controlled substances, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

H.R.2407 — To provide for a 3-month delay for the recoupment of certain payments made under the accelerated or advance payment programs under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-50]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.2410 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the inclusion of information on prior authorization requirements and other utilization management techniques in the Medicare & You annual notice; Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-16]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce



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