POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.5360 — To nullify certain executive orders regarding COVID-19 vaccine mandates and to prohibit the Secretary of Labor from issuing a rule mandating vaccination against COVID-19, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform; Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.5365 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand Medicare Rural Health Clinic Services and Federally Qualified Health Center Services to include physical therapy services; Sponsor: Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.5370 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a demonstration program to assess the effects of a hospital providing to qualified individuals medically tailored home-delivered meals, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Rules

H.R.5372 — To prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services from using any Federal funds to create or maintain an office to address climate and health equity, or for any climate change program, project, or activity; Sponsor: Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.2852 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts and agreements for the payment of care in non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical foster homes for certain veterans who are unable to live independently, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

H.Res.684 — Recognizing the importance of ending the stigmatization of substance use disorder; Sponsor: Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.685 — Expressing support for the recognition of September 26, 2021, as “World Contraception Day” and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding global and domestic access to contraception; Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs

H.R.5377 — To facilitate the development of treatments for cancers, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.5386 — To amend the Health Care Quality Improvement Act Of 1986 to recognize that physicians need to be protected from abuses of the peer reviewed process, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5388 — 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: Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D- VA-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.Res.389 — A resolution supporting the designation of September 2021 as “National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month”; Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus [I-ME]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.Res.393 — A resolution designating September 2021 as “National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.

S.2866 — A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from restricting direct access by health care facilities to COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapies; Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2873 — A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to establish or expand programs and activities to increase access to high-quality culturally competent trauma support and mental health care, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher [D-DE]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2874 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income payments under the Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program and certain amounts received under the Indian Health Professions Scholarships Program; Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2880 — A bill to amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 to modify certain deadlines relating to the Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking; Sponsor: Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR]; Committees: Senate - Foreign Relations

H.Res.687 — Supporting the designation of September 2021 as “National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform

H.R.5390 — To amend the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to extend the premium assistance for COBRA Continuation Coverage for individuals and their families; Sponsor: Rep. Mrvan, Frank J. [D-IN-1]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.5391 — To amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to prohibit emergency temporary standards with respect to vaccines, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Mann, Tracey [R-KS-1]; Committees: House - Education and Labor

H.R.5394 — To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a new program which ensures meaningful access to claims data by clinician-led clinical data registries, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN- 8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.5395 — To strengthen Buy American requirements, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Delgado, Antonio [D-NY- 19]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform; Ways and Means

H.R.5403 — To direct the Secretary of Defense to provide medical providers of the Department of Defense mandatory training with respect to the potential health effects of perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances; Sponsor: Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8]; Committees: House - Armed Services

H.R.5405 — To amend the National Security Act of 1947, to direct the Director of National Intelligence to submit a biennial report on the biodefense activities and duties of the intelligence community, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]; Committees: House - Intelligence (Permanent Select)

H.R.5406 — To require the development of a plan for the establishment of an interagency biodefense task force on the attribution of certain biological events, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Armed Services; Homeland Security; Natural Resources; Foreign Affairs; Financial Services; Ways and Means; Veterans’ Affairs; Judiciary; Intelligence (Permanent Select); Agriculture

H.R.5407 — To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to promote comprehensive campus mental health and suicide prevention plans, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7]; Committees: House - Education and Labor

S.2890 — A bill to allow the participants in the National Health Service Corps to defer their obligated service in order to receive training in palliative care services; Sponsor: Sen. Rosen, Jacklyn [D-NV]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2891 — A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to address matters relating to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Leahy, Patrick [D-VT]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

H.R.5416 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to establish additional authorities of the Food and Drug Administration regarding the conduct of pediatric investigations of molecularly targeted drugs to treat cancer, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5425 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to protect access to telehealth services under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. O’Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.5426 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of staff-assisted home dialysis for certain hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients and to ensure all patients are educated on modality options and receive the resources, information, and support to succeed on the modality of their choice, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

S.Res.398 — A resolution designating September 2021 as “National Kinship Care Month”; Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D- OR]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.Res.400 — A resolution designating September 2021 as “National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joseph [D-WV]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.Res.403 — A resolution designating September 2021 as “National Healthy Aging Month” to raise awareness of and encourage healthy lifestyle behaviors and the prevention and management of chronic health conditions among older adults; Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.2910 — A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the 180-day exclusivity period, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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