POLICY BRIEFINGS


Abernethy Moves to Google’s Verily


The Washington Post has reported that Amy Abernethy will join Alphabet as president of clinical research platforms at Verily, Google’s health care innovation spinoff. Abernethy most recently worked as principal deputy chief of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She joined the FDA in December 2018 to modernize the agency’s technology and data practices.


Hart Health Strategies COVID-19 Resources


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Upcoming Congressional Hearings and Markups


House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the President’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget with the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra; 10:00 a.m.; June 8

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing “U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2022;” 10:00 a.m.; June 8

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on the nominations of Dawn Myers O’Connell to be Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), and Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon to be Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use; 10:00 a.m.;

June 8 Senate Budget Committee hearing “President’s proposed budget request for fiscal year 2022;” 11:00 a.m.; June 8

House Oversight and Reform hearing “The SACKLER Act and Other Policies to Promote Accountability for the Sackler Family’s Role in the Opioid Epidemic;” 12:00 p.m.; June 8

House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Member Day hearing; 10:00 a.m.; June 9

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing “PFAS: the View from Affected Citizens and States;” 10:00 a.m.; June 9

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing “President’s FY22 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services;” 10:00 a.m.; June 9

House Budget Committee hearing “President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget;” 11:00 a.m.; June 9

House Homeland Security Committee hearing “Cyber Threats in the Pipeline: Using Lessons from the Colonial Ransomware Attack to Defend Critical Infrastructure;” 12:00 p.m.; June 9

House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Development, International Organizations, and Global Corporate Social Impact hearing “United States Leadership in the International Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic;” 3:00 p.m.; June 9

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies hearing “FY22 Budget Request for the Food and Drug Administration;” 10:00 a.m.; June 10

Senate Finance Committee hearing “The President’s FY 2022 HHS Budget;” 10:00 a.m., June 10

House Education & Labor Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services hearing “Ending Child Hunger: Priorities for Child Nutrition Reauthorization;” 12:00 p.m.; June 10

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health legislative hearing “Legislation to Promote Access to Safe Vaccines;” time TBD; June 15


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


S.Res.255 — A resolution designating May 2021 as “ALS Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D- DE]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.

H.Res.446 — Expressing support for the goals and ideals of National Stroke Awareness Month; Sponsor: Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.447 — Supporting the designation of May 28, 2021, as “National Food Allergy Prevention Awareness Day” to raise awareness and encourage the prevention of severe food allergies among children; Sponsor: Rep. Brownley, Julia [D- CA-26]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.451 — Expressing support for the designation of May 2021 as “National Brain Tumor Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3561 — To assist survivors of stroke and other debilitating health occurrences in returning to work; Sponsor: Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]; Committees: House - Education and Labor

H.R.3563 — 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: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.3569 — To amend the National Organ Transplant Act to clarify the definition of valuable consideration, to clarify that pilot programs that honor and promote organ donation do not violate that Act, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3572 — To increase the recruitment and retention of school-based mental health services providers by low-income local educational agencies; Sponsor: Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]; Committees: House - Education and Labor

H.R.3573 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for behavioral and mental health outreach and education strategies to reduce stigma associated with mental health among the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander population; Sponsor: Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3583 — To provide accountability with respect to international reporting and monitoring of outbreaks of novel viruses and diseases; Sponsor: Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1]; Committees: House - Foreign Affairs; Financial Services; Judiciary; Oversight and Reform

H.R.3584 — To require the creation of a national commission to prepare for future national emergencies, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1]; Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Ways and Means; Oversight and Reform; Homeland Security; Energy and Commerce; Armed Services

H.R.3589 — To provide for a 1-year 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.3595 — To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize a grant program for law enforcement agencies and corrections agencies to obtain behavioral health crisis response training for law enforcement officers and corrections officers, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]; Committees: House – Judiciary

H.R.3601 — To authorize physicians and other health care providers of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide information regarding State-approved marijuana programs to veterans, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs; Judiciary; Energy and Commerce

H.R.3630 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.3635 — To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the Strategic National Stockpile, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3636 — To amend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to clarify that the term “child with a disability” includes a child who needs special education and related services due to a health impairment resulting from Lyme disease or another tick-borne disease; Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]; Committees: House - Education and Labor

H.R.3637 — To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to fund prize competitions to accelerate innovation in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme Disease, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3650 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count a period of receipt of outpatient observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital stay requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.3655 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to make updates to the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3656 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide authority to add additional vaccines to the list of taxable vaccines; Sponsor: Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.3657 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for payment for services of radiologist assistants under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.3660 — To prohibit Federal funds from being used to implement, administer, enforce, or carry out programs with respect to digital health passes, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3662 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure patients have access to certain urgent-use compounded medications, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3671 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program of payments to teaching health centers that operate graduate medical education programs; Sponsor: Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3674 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report on mental health care furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs in certain States; Sponsor: Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.3679 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the expansion, intensification, and coordination of the programs and activities of the National Institutes of Health with respect to Tourette syndrome; Sponsor: Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3682 — To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide greater transparency for discounts provided by manufacturers; Sponsor: Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.3683 — To require executive agencies to purchase pharmaceuticals from the United States, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Stauber, Pete [R-MN-8]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform; Ways and Means



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