POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Cont.


H.R.2524 — To direct the Federal Communications Commission to establish a program to make grants to States to inform Medicaid enrollees, SNAP participants, and low-income residents of potential eligibility for the Lifeline program of the Commission; Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2529 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a behavioral and mental health outreach and education strategy to reduce stigma associated with mental health among the Hispanic and Latino population, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2537 — To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to provide a timetable for the collection of medical debt by debt collectors, to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit consumer reporting agencies from issuing consumer reports containing information about debts related to medically necessary procedures, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13]; Committees: House - Financial Services

H.R.2545 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the role of doctors of podiatric medicine in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

S.Res.162 — A resolution designating April 14, 2021, as “National Assistive Technology Awareness Day”; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.1132 — A bill to establish a cap on out-of-pocket costs for insulin; Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1133 — A bill to direct the Director of the National Institutes of Health, in consultation with the Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, to establish a program to support or conduct research on valvular heart disease, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1140 — A bill to amend the Small Business Act to alter the maximum amount of a second draw loan under Paycheck Protection Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]; Committees: Senate - Small Business and Entrepreneurship

S.1162 — A bill to improve access to the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1165 — A bill to amend the national service laws to prioritize national service programs and projects that are directly related to the response to and recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1176 — A bill to establish a grant program to support the manufacture and stockpiling of essential generic antibiotic drugs; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1180 — A bill to provide for the establishment of Medicare part E public health plans, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1183 — A bill to allow veterans to use, possess, or transport medical marijuana and to discuss the use of medical marijuana with a physician of the Department of Veterans Affairs as authorized by a State or Indian Tribe, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.1190 — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide enhanced Federal matching payments for direct support worker training programs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1192 — A bill to amend subtitle A of title XX of the Social Security Act to authorize direct support worker career advancement demonstration projects, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1195 — A bill to allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families; Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1196 — A bill to amend subtitle A of title XX of the Social Security Act to fund additional projects that focus on competency-based training for personal or home care aides, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I- ME]; Committees: Senate – Finance

H.R.2555 — To amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to establish a grant program to provide grants to local agencies and clinics to improve the health of mothers and infants, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC- 12]; Committees: House - Education and Labor

H.R.2556 — To support States in their work to end preventable morbidity and mortality in maternity care by using evidence-based quality improvement to protect the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the postpartum period and to reduce neonatal and infant mortality, to eliminate racial disparities in maternal health outcomes, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2565 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow manufacturers and sponsors of a drug to use alternative testing methods to animal testing to investigate the safety and effectiveness of a drug, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2587 — To improve the ability of veterans with medical training to assist the United States in response to national emergencies, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.2588 — To allow veterans to use, possess, or transport medical marijuana and to discuss the use of medical marijuana with a physician of the Department of Veterans Affairs as authorized by a State or Indian Tribe, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary; Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.2591 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that certain medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs have physical locations for the disposal of controlled substances medications; Sponsor: Rep. Miller- Meeks, Mariannette [R-IA-2]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.2594 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate the coinsurance requirement for certain colorectal cancer screening tests furnished under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.2598 — To amend title XVIII, XIX, and XXI of the Social Security Act and title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to expand access to maternal health care, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor

H.R.2608 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure equal access of Medicare beneficiaries to community pharmacies in underserved areas as network pharmacies under Medicare prescription drug coverage, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means



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