POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


S.Res.319 — A resolution expressing support for the designation of July 2021 as “National Sarcoma Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Sen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2467 — A bill to provide for a Public Health Emergency Fund, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R- LA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.Res.556 — Recognizing the importance of access to comprehensive, high-quality, life-affirming medical care for women of all ages; Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4683 — To establish a process for the testing and evaluation of the Electronic Health Record Modernization Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs by the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation of the Department of Defense; Sponsor: Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs; Armed Services

S.2486 — A bill to authorize the use of drugs, vaccines, and medical technologies to expand military and civilian access to such products and to improve transparency in taxpayer-funded biomedical research investments by the Department of Defense, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]; Committees: Senate - Armed Services

S.2488 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to expand the capacity of the suicide prevention lifeline and mental health crisis centers; Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]; Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation

H.Res.563 — Recognizing July 28, 2021, as “World Hepatitis Day”; Sponsor: Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.564 — Reaffirming the comprehensive United States approach to tobacco control and encouraging the World Health Organization to embrace technological advancements to combat noncommunicable diseases; Sponsor: Rep. Reschenthaler, Guy [R-PA-14]; Committees: House - Foreign Affairs

H.R.4701 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to increase provider and supplier oversight under State Medicaid plans, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Bergman, Jack [R-MI-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4711 — To amend the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 to include principal negotiating objectives of the United States relating to trade in pharmaceutical products, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Joyce, John [R-PA-13]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Rules

S.Res.325 — A resolution recognizing the seriousness of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and expressing support for the designation of September 2021 as “PCOS Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2493 — A bill to extend the deadline for eligible health care providers to use certain funds received from the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael [D-CO]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2495 — A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to maintain a list of the country of origin of all drugs marketed in the United States, to ban the use of Federal funds for the purchase of drugs manufactured in the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2507 — A bill to establish a grant to provide mental health services and behavioral health services to at-risk youth, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.2525 — A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require research and development to identify and evaluate the extent to which critical domain risks within the United States supply chain pose a substantial threat to homeland security, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH]; Committees: Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S.2526 — A bill to authorize the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into agreements for the planning, design, and construction of facilities to be operated as shared medical facilities, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

H.Res.568 — Expressing that the United States is obligated to permanently end the unhoused crisis by 2025 and uphold, protect, and enforce the civil and human rights of unhoused individuals, including the human rights to housing, universal healthcare, livable wages, education, employment opportunities, access to public facilities, free movement in public spaces, privacy, confidentiality, internet access, vote, freedom from harassment by law enforcement, private businesses, property owners, and housed residents, and equal rights to health care, legal representation, and social services without discrimination based on housing status; Sponsor: Rep. Bush, Cori [D-MO-1]; Committees: House - Financial Services; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Judiciary; Agriculture; Ways and Means

H.R.4735 — To extend the deadline for eligible health care providers to use certain funds received from the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4744 — To establish a grant to provide mental health services and behavioral health services to at-risk youth, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]; Committees: House – Judiciary

H.R.4748 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to revise HIPAA regulations to ensure patient access to telehealth services; Sponsor: Rep. Cawthorn, Madison [R-NC-11]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4749 — To prohibit Federal funds from being made available for certain solicitation of COVID-19 vaccines; Sponsor: Rep. Cawthorn, Madison [R-NC-11]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4755 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove cost-sharing responsibilities for chronic care management services under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.4757 — To authorize the use of certain drugs, vaccines, and medical technologies to expand military and civilian access to such products, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]; Committees: House - Armed Services; Judiciary

H.R.4770 — To study the effects of changes to telehealth under the Medicare and Medicaid programs during the COVID-19 emergency; Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

S.2531 — A bill to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to give States the option to extend the Medicaid drug rebate program to the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark [D-VA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2533 — A bill to improve mammography services furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.2536 — A bill to require the Government Accountability Office to submit a report on the public health mitigation messaging and guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2538 — A bill to reauthorize a program of grants to hospitals and emergency departments to develop, implement, enhance, or study alternatives to opioids for pain management, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory [D- NJ]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2546 — A bill to require the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to develop standards for “Reef Safe” and “Ocean Safe” labels for sunscreen; Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]; Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation

S.2555 — A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to establish a task force to address the effects of the release of perfluoroalkyl substances and polyfluoroalkyl substances from activities of the Department of Defense, to include exposure to such substances in periodic health assessments of members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]; Committees: Senate - Armed Services

S.2556 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to protect beneficiaries with limb loss and other orthopedic conditions by providing access to appropriate, safe, effective, patient-centered orthotic and prosthetic care, to reduce fraud, waste, and abuse with respect to orthotics and prosthetics, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark [D-VA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2562 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve extended care services by providing Medicare beneficiaries with an option for cost effective home-based extended care under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2565 — A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for the testing of a community-based palliative care model; Sponsor: Sen. Rosen, Jacklyn [D-NV]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2566 — A bill to require the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to test allowing blood transfusions to be paid separately from the Medicare hospice all-inclusive per diem payment; Sponsor: Sen. Rosen, Jacklyn [D-NV]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2570 — A bill to establish grant programs to improve the health of residents along the United States-Mexico and Unites States-Canada borders and for all hazards preparedness in the border areas, including with respect to bioterrorism, infectious disease, and other emerging biothreats, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Lujan, Ben [D-NM]; Committees: Senate - Foreign Relations

H.Res.572 — Honoring the 50th anniversary of the National Black Nurses Association; Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce H.R.4794 — To improve mammography services furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs; Armed Services

H.R.4800 — To require the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to develop standards for “Reef Safe” and “Ocean Safe” labels for sunscreen; Sponsor: Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4803 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage for acupuncturist services under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.4808 — To require the Government Accountability Office to submit a report on the public health mitigation messaging and guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Sponsor: Rep. Crenshaw, Dan [R-TX-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4809 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to innovative new medical devices furnished to individuals with end stage renal disease under part B of the Medicare program by establishing a new device add-on payment adjustment under such part; Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.4811 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate prices of drugs furnished under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Oversight and Reform; Veterans’ Affairs; Armed Services

H.R.4812 — To establish grant programs to improve the health of residents along the United States-Mexico and United States-Canada borders and for all hazards preparedness in the border areas, including with respect to bioterrorism, infectious disease, and other emerging biothreats, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs

H.R.4813 — To limit the price of insulin drugs accessible for participants, beneficiaries, and enrollees enrolled in group or individual health insurance coverage and group health plans and for uninsured individuals who have diabetes, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor

H.R.4820 — To reduce the number of reports that are political or redundant and to alleviate regulatory burdens on the health care industry, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Good, Bob [R-VA-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4824 — To amend title 10, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Defense to limit copayments for outpatient visits for mental health or behavioral health under the TRICARE program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Houlahan, Chrissy [D-PA-6]; Committees: House - Armed Services

H.R.4846 — To reauthorize a program of grants to hospitals and emergency departments to develop, implement, enhance, or study alternatives to opioids for pain management, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4859 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to preserve sole community hospital determinations made by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Waltz, Michael [R-FL-6]; Committees: House - Ways and Means



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