Health Related Legislation Recently Introduced

S. 2917 (TROPICAL DISEASES), to expand the program of priority review to include Ebola; HARKIN; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Nov. 12.

H.R. 5686 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, U.S. Code, to establish the Physician Ambassadors Helping Veterans program to seek to employ physicians at the Department of Veterans Affairs on a without compensation basis in practice areas and specialties with staffing shortages and long appointment waiting times; CULBERSON; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Nov. 12.

H.R. 5688 (EBOLA VIRUS OUTBREAK), to impose special limitations on the issuance of visas to, and the admission into the U.S. of, aliens having certain associations with countries with widespread and intense transmissions of Ebola virus disease; SAM JOHNSON of Texas; to the Committee on the Judiciary, Nov. 12.

H.R. 5694 (EBOLA VIRUS OUTBREAK), to prohibit certain flights from landing in the United States and to prohibit the issuance of certain visas to protect the U.S. from the Ebola virus, and for other purposes; ROSS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Transportation and Infrastructure and the Judiciary, Nov. 12.

H.R. 5707 (EBOLA VIRUS OUTBREAK), to direct the president to take action to protect against the transmission of Ebola virus from individuals traveling to the U.S. from abroad, and for other purposes; YOHO; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Nov. 13.

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