POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.5241 — To amend title XX of the Social Security Act to provide grants to States to support linkages to legal services and medical legal partnerships. Sponsor: Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.5240 — To require geographical diversity in the provision of health profession opportunity grants under section 2008 of the Social Security Act, and to require the support services provided through the use of the grants to include a transportation assistance plan. Sponsor: Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.5239 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to limit the liability of health care professionals who volunteer to provide health care services in response to a disaster. Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

H.R.5238 — To amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and title 5, United States Code, to permit leave to care for an adult child, grandchild, or grandparent who has a serious health condition, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]; Committees: House - Education and Labor; Oversight and Reform; House Administration

H.R.5237 — To amend titles XI, XVIII, and XIX of the Social Security Act to lower prescription drug prices in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, to improve transparency related to pharmaceutical prices and transactions, to lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs, and to ensure accountability to taxpayers, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Judiciary

H.R.5235 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, to award grants to eligible entities to establish or maintain a student mental health and safety helpline, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Newman, Marie [D-IL-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5226 — To amend title 18, United States Code, to enhance criminal penalties for health related stalking, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]; Committees: House - Judiciary

H.R.5224 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to eligible entities to develop strategic response plans with respect to the opioid crisis, and to require health care practitioners prescribing an opioid for certain patients to also prescribe an opioid overdose reversal drug, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5218 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase uptake of the Collaborative Care Model. Sponsor: Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie [D-TX-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5216 — To promote State requirements for local educational agencies and public elementary and secondary schools relating to the prevention and treatment of concussions suffered by students. Sponsor: Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]; Committees: House - Education and Labor

H.R.5214 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit expenditures from health savings accounts, flexible spending arrangements, and health reimbursement arrangements for dietary supplements. Sponsor: Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.5212 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to require an annual report on veteran access to gender specific services under community care contracts, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.5204 — To require certain passengers, employees, contractors, and subcontractors of Amtrak and air carriers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test for COVID-19 for certain transportation or employment, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]; Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure

H.Res.633 — Expressing support for the designation of September 2021 as “National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month”. Sponsor: Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

S.Res.355 — A resolution supporting the recognition and goals of Overdose Awareness Day in the United States; Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward [D-MA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2720 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a national clinical pathway for prostate cancer, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.Res.364 — A resolution supporting the designation of September 17, 2021, as “National Physician Suicide Awareness Day” to raise awareness of, and promote a national discussion about, physician suicide and to reduce the stigma of mental health issues; Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2730 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to establish a pilot grant program to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive mental health services programs in elementary schools and secondary schools, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Padilla, Alex [D-CA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2734 — A bill to require Senate confirmation of the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2740 — A bill to establish a strategic active pharmaceutical ingredient reserve to maintain a domestic supply of active pharmaceutical ingredients and key starting materials needed for the manufacturing of essential generic medicines, and to build a pipeline for domestic active pharmaceutical ingredient production; Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2741 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to promote healthy eating and physical activity among children; Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.R.5247 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to promote healthy eating and physical activity among children; Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5248 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Provider Bridge Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5260 — To amend titles XI, XVIII, and XIX of the Social Security Act to lower prescription drug prices in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, to improve transparency related to pharmaceutical prices and transactions, to lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs, and to ensure accountability to taxpayers, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Judiciary



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