POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.3740 — To provide for the mandatory licensing and registration of handguns, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] Committees: House – Judiciary

H.R.3733 — To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to require skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities to permit essential caregivers access during any public health emergency under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Sponsor: Rep. Tenney, Claudia [R-NY-22]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.3714 — To require recipients of coronavirus relief funding to publicly disclose how such funds were spent, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Malliotakis, Nicole [R-NY-11]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform

H.R.3712 — To direct the Secretary of Defense to establish a pilot program to determine the effectiveness of using working dogs to detect the early stages of diseases, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]; Committees: House - Armed Services

H.R.3705 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to include a safe harbor for communication of information with respect to a vaccine authorized for emergency use under such Act that is provided or distributed to a health care provider, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3703 — To facilitate the installation of broadband infrastructure, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]; Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure

H.R.3699 – To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, to update and clarify its rule on substances generally recognized as safe, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3694 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the United States Trade Representative and other heads of Federal agencies, to submit to Congress a report the impact of a waiver of certain obligations of member nations under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights on global COVID-19 vaccine access, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [R-GA-1]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.3693 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the reimbursement of continuing professional education expenses for health care professionals of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sponsor: Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.3689 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an income tax credit for eldercare expenses. Sponsor: Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.3688 — To address maternal mortality and morbidity. Sponsor: Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.462 — Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the need to conduct a comprehensive investigation to determine the origins of COVID-19, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4]; Committees: House - Foreign Affairs

H.Res.461 — Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs

S.1958 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program of payments to teaching health centers that operate graduate medical education programs; Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1962 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grant funding to States for mental health and substance use disorder parity implementation; Sponsor: Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1965 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to improve long-term care provided to veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.1966 — A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to expand the availability of coverage for lung cancer screenings without the imposition of cost sharing; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1967 — A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to establish a program to carry out minor military construction projects to construct child development centers and to provide education and treatment services for infant and early childhood mental health, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ]; Committees: Senate - Armed Services

S.1971 — A bill to improve the understanding of, and promote access to treatment for, chronic kidney disease, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1972 — A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to improve dependent coverage under the TRICARE Young Adult Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Kelly, Mark [D-AZ]; Committees: Senate - Armed Services

S.1974 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the Strategic National Stockpile, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1976 — A bill to establish a program to oversee the global COVID-10 response and prepare for future pandemics, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]; Committees: Senate - Foreign Relations

S.1977 — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide Medicaid coverage for all pregnant and postpartum women, to provide coverage under the Medicaid program for services provided by doulas, midwives, and lactation consultants, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1979 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand and modify the credit for increasing research activities, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]; Committees: Senate – Finance

H.R.3742 — Vaccine INFO Act; Sponsor: Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.3743 — Supporting the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration Act; Sponsor: Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3746 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the benchmarking process for the Medicare Shared Savings Program; Sponsor: Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.3749 — To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to expand the availability of coverage for lung cancer screenings without the imposition of cost sharing; Sponsor: Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3753 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grant funding to States for mental health and substance use disorder parity implementation; Sponsor: Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3759 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of physical therapists in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. DeGette, Diana [D- CO-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3761 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a time-limited provisional approval pathway, subject to specific obligations, for certain drugs and biological products, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3762 — To prohibit the use of any COVID-19 relief funds by a State or political subdivision thereof to develop or implement a vaccine passport system, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3771 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for research and improvement of cardiovascular health among the South Asian population of the United States, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA- 7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3773 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Director of the National Institutes of Health to make awards to outstanding scientists, including physician-scientists, to support researchers focusing on pediatric research, including basic, clinical, translational, or pediatric pharmacological research, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Joyce, John [R-PA-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3775 — To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to authorize the establishment of, and provide support for, State-based universal health care systems that provide comprehensive health benefits to State residents, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Armed Services; Oversight and Reform; Education and Labor

H.R.3778 — To establish a program to oversee the global COVID-19 response and prepare for future pandemics, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8]; Committees: House - Foreign Affairs; Energy and Commerce

H.R.3783 — To provide for the coverage of medically necessary food and vitamins and individual amino acids for digestive and inherited metabolic disorders under Federal health programs and private health insurance, to ensure State and Federal protection for existing coverage, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Oversight and Reform; Armed Services

H.R.3792 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to support the development and implementation of programs using data analysis to identify and facilitate strategies to improve outcomes for children in geographic areas with a high prevalence of trauma from exposure to adverse childhood experiences, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3799 — To direct the Secretary of the Treasury to develop and administer a national incentive program to provide prizes for qualified vaccinated individuals; Sponsor: Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.3802 — To make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants for the transportation of highly rural veterans to medical care; Sponsor: Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

S.Res.266 — A resolution expressing support for the designation of May 2021 as “National Brain Tumor Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.1986 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 to expand and expedite access to cardiac rehabilitation programs and pulmonary rehabilitation programs under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1988 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to protect access to telehealth services under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2002 — A bill to provide that any termination of a director of a national research institute or national center of the National Institutes of Health be on the basis of malfeasance, neglect of office, or incapacity only; Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2011 — A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to honor the contributions of all those whose efforts led to the successful development of life saving vaccines to combat the novel coronavirus; Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D- DE]; Committees: Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

S.2013 — A bill to provide for the coverage of medically necessary food and vitamins and individual amino acids for digestive and inherited metabolic disorder under Federal health programs and private health insurance, to ensure State and Federal protection for existing coverage, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2021 — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to establish a methodology for determining State allotments for Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payments that is based on State poverty levels, to require States to prioritize disproportionate share hospital payments on the basis of Medicaid inpatient utilization and low-income utilization rates, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2022 — A bill to enable States to better provide access to whole genome sequencing clinical services for certain undiagnosed children under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2025 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to innovative new medical devices furnished to individuals with end state renal disease under part B of the Medicare program by establishing a new device add-on payment adjustment under such part; Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2027 — A bill 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: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2037 — A bill to amend title XVIII to strengthen ambulance services furnished under part B of the Medicare program; Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV]; Committees: Senate – Finance



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