POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Contd.


S.1391 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide best practices on student suicide awareness and prevention training and condition State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and tribal educational agencies receiving funds under section 520A of such Act to establish and implement a school-based student suicide awareness and prevention training policy; Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1397 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the collection and availability of health data with respect to Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Indian Affairs

S.1399 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow qualified distributions from health savings accounts for certain home care expenses; Sponsor: Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.Res.184 — A resolution designating the week of May 2, 2021 through May 8, 2021, as “Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week”; Sponsor: Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.Res.188 — A resolution expressing appreciation and recognition for the Trump Administration for the creation of Operation Warp Speed and the historic development of a COVID-19 vaccine; Sponsor: Sen. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1410 — A bill to codify the temporary scheduling order for fentanyl-related substances by adding fentanyl-related substances to schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act; Sponsor: Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.1424 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit high deductible health plans to provide chronic disease prevention services to plan enrollees prior to satisfying their plan deductible; Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1425 — A bill to enable the Federal Trade Commission to deter filing of sham citizen petitions to cover an attempt to interfere with approval of a competing generic drug or biosimilar, to foster competition, and facilitate the efficient review of petitions filed in good faith to raise legitimate public health concerns, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.1427 — A bill to establish a demonstration project to increase access to biosimilar biological products under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1428 — A bill to prohibit brand name drug companies from compensating generic drug companies to delay the entry of a generic drug into the market, and to prohibit biological product manufacturers from compensating biosimilar and interchangeable companies to delay the entry of biosimilar biological products and interchangeable biological products; Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.1434 — A bill to require the Food and Drug Administration to revoke the approval of one opioid pain medication for each new opioid pain medication approved; Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1436 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to amend the mission statement of the Food and Drug Administration; Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1438 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions to help combat the opioid crisis; Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1439 — A bill to establish procedures regarding the approval of opioid drugs by the Food and Drug Administration; Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.R.2862 — To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a national suicide prevention media campaign, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2868 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to prohibit additional rebates under the Medicaid program for certain noninnovator multiple source drugs; Sponsor: Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2869 — To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a demonstration project to increase access to biosimilar biological products under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.2870 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for stockpiles to ensure that all Americans have access to generic drugs at risk of shortage, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [R-GA-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2873 — To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to prohibit product hopping, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]; Committees: House – Judiciary

H.R.2877 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop best practices for the establishment and use of behavioral intervention teams at schools, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Ferguson, A. Drew, IV [R-GA-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2881 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an option for individuals who are ages 50 to 64 to buy into Medicare, to provide for health insurance market stabilization, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.2883 — To enable the Federal Trade Commission to deter filing of sham citizen petitions to cover an attempt to interfere with approval of a competing generic drug or biosimilar, to foster competition and facilitate the efficient review of petitions filed in good faith to raise legitimate public heath concerns, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]; Committees: House – Judiciary

H.R.2884 — To amend title 35, United States Code, to clarify and improve the process for subsection (k) applicants to resolve patent infringement claims for biological products (commonly known as the “patent dance”), and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [D-GA-4]; Committees: House – Judiciary

H.R.2891 — To prohibit prescription drug companies from compensating other prescription drug companies to delay the entry of a generic drug, biosimilar biological product, or interchangeable biological product into the market; Sponsor: Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]; Committees: House - Judiciary; Energy and Commerce

H.R.2898 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow qualified distributions from health savings accounts for certain home care expenses; Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.2903 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand access to telehealth services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

S.Res.193 — A resolution supporting the designation of the week of May 2, 2021, as “Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week” and the day of May 9, 2021, as “Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day”; Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I- ME]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1450 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for expanded coverage of services furnished by genetic counselors under part B of the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1451 — A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to implement policies to end preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths globally; Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]; Committees: Senate - Foreign Relations

S.1456 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to enter into a 10-year arrangement with the National Academy of Sciences to conduct and update biennially a study on the effects of State legalized marijuana programs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1457 — A bill to establish programs to address addiction and overdoses caused by illicit fentanyl and other opioids, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1462 — A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to simplify the generic drug application process; Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1463 — A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to modernize therapeutic equivalence rating determinations; Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1467 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a series of clinical trials on the effects of cannabis on certain health outcomes of veterans with chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.1468 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to expand the Rural Access Network for Growth Enhancement Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs and to direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study to assess certain mental health care resources of the Department of Veterans Affairs available to veterans who live in rural areas; Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.1476 — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to enable greater participation by seniors and Medicare beneficiaries in State Medicaid programs for working people with disabilities; Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1486 — A bill to eliminate discrimination and promote women’s health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1491 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve obstetric care in rural areas; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1508 — A bill to provide for the use of emergency use authorization data and real world evidence gathered during an emergency to support premarket applications for drugs, biological products, and devices, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1512 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand access to telehealth services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1521 — A bill to require certain civil penalties to be transferred to a fund through which amounts are made available for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program at the National Institutes of Health, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1523 — A bill to amend title XI of the Social security Act and title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to establish requirements with respect to prescription drug benefits; Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1524 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for hospital and insurer price transparency; Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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