POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Meetings and Hearings


Senate Finance Committee hearing on “Can Evidence Based Practices Improve Outcomes for Vulnerable Individuals and Families?” 10:00 a.m., 215 Dirksen Bldg.; May 10


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R. 5044 (introduced by Rep. Lowey): A bill making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2016 to respond to Zika virus; to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, 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; April 25

H.R. 5045 (introduced by Rep. Ellmers): A bill to impose a moratorium on the implementation of a proposed Medicare local coverage determination on lower limb prostheses; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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; April 25

H.R.5048 (introduced by Rep. Frank C. Guinta): A bill to require a study by the Comptroller General of the United States on Good Samaritan laws that pertain to treatment of opioid overdoses, and for other purposes; to the House Committee on the Judiciary; April 26

H.R.5052 (introduced by Rep. Kevin McCarthy): A bill to direct the Attorney General and the Secretary of Health and Human Services to evaluate the effectiveness of grant programs that provide grants for the primary purpose of providing assistance in addressing problems pertaining to opioid abuse, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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; April 26

H.R.5057 (introduced by Rep. William R. Keating): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a continuing education requirement for employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs authorized to prescribe medication; to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; April 26

H.R.5068 (introduced by Rep. Billy Long): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer within the Department of Health and Human Services; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; April 26

H.RES.703 (introduced by Rep. Elliot Engel): A resolution expressing support for designation of November 2016, as “National Bladder Health Month”; to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; April 26

H.RES.705 (introduced by Rep. Alcee L. Hastings): A resolution expressing support for designation of June as “National Men’s Cancer Awareness Month”; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; April 26

H.R.5073 (introduced by Rep. Steve Cohen): A bill to establish EUREKA Prize Competitions to accelerate discovery and development of disease-modifying, preventive, or curative treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, to encourage efforts to enhance detection and diagnosis of such diseases, or to enhance the quality and efficiency of care of individuals with such diseases; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; April 27



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