POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Meetings and Hearings


Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee: markup to vote on the nomination of Robert Califf to be the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration; 10:00 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.: January 12


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 4315 (introduced by Rep. Jackson Lee): A bill to authorize funding to increase access to mental health care treatment to reduce gun violence; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned; January 5

H.R. 4334 (introduced by Rep. Ted Lieu of California): A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility projects for which appropriations are being made for fiscal year 2016; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; January 6

H.R. 4349 (introduced by Rep. Tonko): A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish an institution for mental diseases bed registry program; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; January 7

H.R. 4352 (introduced by Rep. Moulton): A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program establishing a patient self-scheduling appointment system, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; January 8



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