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Upcoming Congressional Hearings and Markups


House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies hearing “Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the National Institutes of Health;” 10:00 a.m.; May 11

House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs hearing “Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for U.S. Agency for International Development; 10:00 a.m.; May 11

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies hearing “Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation;” 2:00 pm.; May 11

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies hearing “Impacts of VA’s Research Efforts on Veterans;” 2:00 p.m.; May 11

House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity hearing “Reviewing President Biden’s Strategy to Reduce Veteran Suicide by Addressing Economic Risk Factors;” 2:00 p.m.; May 11

Senate Foreign Affairs Committee hearing “Review of the FY 2023 USAID Budget Request;” 2:30 p.m.; May 11

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing “Examining Quality of Care in VA and the Private Sector;” 3:00 p.m.; May 11

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies hearing “Healthy Aging: Maximizing the Independence, Well-Being, and Health of Older Adults; 10:00 a.m.; May 12

House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations hearing “Examining DHS’s Efforts to Combat the Opioid Epidemic;” 2:30 p.m.; May 12

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Public Witness Day hearing; 10:00 a.m.; May 26


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


S.Res.607 — A resolution supporting the designation of the week of May 1, 2022, as “Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week” and May 5, 2022, as “Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day”; Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.Res.613 — A resolution promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2022, which include bringing attention to the health disparities faced by minority populations of the United States such as American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders; Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res.614 — A resolution designating July 20, 2022, as “Glioblastoma Awareness Day”; Sponsor: Sen. Graham, Lindsey [RSC]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.4130 — A bill to repeal changes made by health care reform laws to the Medicare exception to the prohibition on certain physician referrals for hospitals, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK]; Committees: Senate – Finance

H.R.7640 — To amend the Orphan Drug Act to reauthorize a program of grants and contracts for the development of drugs for rare diseases and conditions (commonly referred to as “orphan drugs”); Sponsor: Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7646 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to notify the public about an emerging signal concerning a medical device in order to reduce or limit the number of patients exposed to a potential risk identified based on such emerging signal, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7649 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to open a public docket for the submission of public comments regarding factors that should be taken into consideration when reviewing a proposed modification to an approved risk evaluation and mitigation strategy, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Joyce, John [R-PA-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7653 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to modernize the methods of authenticating controlled substances in the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [ROK-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7655 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to limit certain authority of the Department of Health and Human Services to require individuals to wear a mask, a face covering, or any other accessory during domestic air travel, to require the refund of civil fines imposed for refusal to wear such an accessory, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2]; Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce; Homeland Security

H.R.7658 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reauthorize the Critical Path Public-Private Partnerships; Sponsor: Rep. O’Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.4133 — A bill to provide for phased-in payment of Social Security Disability Insurance payments during the waiting period for individuals with a terminal illness; Sponsor: Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4151 — A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to prohibit certain acts related to fentanyl, analogues of fentanyl, and counterfeit substances, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.4152 — A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reauthorize the Critical Path Public-Private Partnerships; Sponsor: Sen. Kelly, Mark [D-AZ]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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