POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.2611 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the exclusion from medical assistance under the Medicaid Program of items and services for patients in an institution for mental diseases, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2615 — To amend the Small Business Act to allow certain applicants for paycheck protection program second draw loans to select a 90-day period to demonstrate eligibility, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Balderson, Troy [R-OH- 12]; Committees: House - Small Business

H.R.2623 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the amount of the orphan drug tax credit, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.2630 — To amend the Temporary Reauthorization and Study of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act to extend until September 2021, a temporary order for fentanyl-related substances; Sponsor: Rep. Pappas, Chris [D- NH-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

H.R.2631 — To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of peripheral artery disease screening tests furnished to at-risk beneficiaries under the Medicare and Medicaid programs without the imposition of cost-sharing requirements, to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage for such screening tests furnished to at-risk enrollees of group health plans and group or individual health insurance coverage without the imposition of cost sharing requirements, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.2636 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to submit to Congress a report on the security and resilience of the United States medical supply chains, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.1200 — A bill to amend the definition of eligible entity in the second draw loan program of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH]; Committees: Senate - Small Business and Entrepreneurship

S.1202 — A bill to establish a program to improve community connectivity by identifying and removing or mitigating infrastructural barriers that create obstacles to mobility or economic development or expose the community to pollution and other health and safety risks, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE]; Committees: Senate - Environment and Public Works

S.1203 — A bill to rescue domestic medical product manufacturing activity by providing incentives in economically distressed areas of the United States and its possessions; Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1213 — A bill to require the Secretary of Commerce to seek to enter into an agreement with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct a study on the top 10 emerging science and technology challenges faced by the United States and develop recommendations to address them, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD]; Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation

S.1216 — A bill to extend the temporary scheduling order for fentanyl-related substances; Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]; Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

H.R.2648 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program to provide self-harm and suicide prevention services in primary care offices, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2653 — To rescue domestic medical manufacturing activity by providing incentives in economically distressed areas of the United States and its possessions; Sponsor: Resident Commissioner Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer [R-PR-At Large]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.2654 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare coverage for all physicians’ services furnished by doctors of chiropractic within the scope of their license, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.2657 — To prohibit Federal funds from being used to develop, implement, support, or endorse vaccine passports; Sponsor: Rep. Joyce, John [R-PA-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2661 — To prioritize educating and training for existing and new environmental health professionals; Sponsor: Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor

S.1234 — A bill 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: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1240 — A bill to expand and enhance the Manufacturing USA Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]; Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation

S.1260 — A bill to establish a new Directorate for Technology and Innovation in the National Science Foundation, to establish a regional technology hub program, to require a strategy and report on economic security, science, research, innovation, manufacturing, and job creation, to establish a critical supply chain resiliency program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY]; Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation

H.Res.335 — Expressing support for the designation of May as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month to increase the knowledge of this little-known, potentially fatal, genetic disease; Sponsor: Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.337 — Congratulating the Department of Veterans Affairs on 75 years of psychology training and expansion of access to mental health care for veterans by expressing support for the designation of April 19 through April 23, 2021, as “VA Psychology Recognition Week”; Sponsor: Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform

H.Res.338 — Recognizing that infertility is a widespread problem that affects populations of diverse ages, races, ethnicities, and genders; Sponsor: Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2687 — To increase the minimum levels of financial responsibility for transporting property, and to index future increases to changes in inflation relating to medical care; Sponsor: Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. “Chuy” [D-IL-4]; Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure

H.R.2688 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently allow a tax deduction for the mining, reclaiming, or recycling of critical minerals and metals from the United States, and to support the development of domestic supply chains for rare earth elements and other critical materials essential to United States technology, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and advanced medical devices, broadband infrastructure, transportation, and national defense; Sponsor: Rep. Gooden, Lance [R-TX-5]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Natural Resources

H.R.2701 — To provide grants for the conduct of demonstration projects designed to provide education and training for eligible individuals to enter and follow a career pathway in the field of pregnancy or childbirth, under the health profession opportunity grant program under section 2008 of the Social Security Act; Sponsor: Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI- 4]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.2706 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require drug manufacturers to pay a Medicare part B rebate for certain drugs if the price of such drugs increases faster than inflation; Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

S.1277 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to update the Lethal Means Safety and Suicide Prevention training course of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D- CT]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.1279 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an option for any citizen or permanent resident of the United States age 50 to 64 to buy into Medicare; Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1280 — A bill to improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to certain members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their spouses or partners, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.1281 — A bill to update the blood donation public awareness campaign of the Department of Health and Human Services to include public awareness on plasma donation; Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1285 — A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to authorize the debarment of certain registrants, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.1286 — A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for the modification, transfer, and termination of a registration to manufacture, distribute, or dispense controlled substances or list I chemicals, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary



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