POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Meetings and Hearings cont.


House Science, Space, and Technology Committee hearing titled “Science of Zika: The DNA of an Epidemic;” 10:15 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Bldg.; May 25

Senate Foreign Relations Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues Subcommittee hearing to examine cartels and the U.S. heroin epidemic, focusing on combating drug violence and the public health crisis; 9:00 a.m., 419 Dirksen Bldg.; May 26

Senate Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing to examine a review of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs’ electronic health record (VistA), progress toward interoperability with the Department of Defense’s electronic health record, and plans for the future; 10:30 a.m., 124 Dirksen Bldg.; June 8


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.5243 (introduced by Rep. Harold Rogers): A bill making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, to strengthen public health activities in response to the Zika virus, and for other purposes; 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; May 16

H.R.5249 (introduced by Rep. Lois Capps): A bill to direct the NIH to intensify and coordinate fundamental, translational, and clinical research with respect to the understanding of pain, the discovery and development of therapies for chronic pain, and the development of alternatives to opioids for effective pain treatments; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; May 16

H.R.5262 (introduced by Rep. Richard Hudson): A bill to eliminate the sunset date for the Veterans Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to expand eligibility for such program, and to extend certain operating hours for pharmacies and medical facilities of the Department, and for other purposes; to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; May 17

H.R.5263 (introduced by Rep. Richard M. Nolan): A bill to require a study on women and lung cancer, and for other purposes; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; May 17

H.R.5267 (introduced by Rep. Lois Frankel): A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to expand the permissive exclusion from Federal health programs to include certain individuals with prior interest in sanctioned entities and entities affiliated with sanctioned entities and to provide a criminal penalty for the illegal distribution of Medicare, Medicaid, or CHIP beneficiary identification or provider numbers, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 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; May 17

H.R.5268 (introduced by Rep. Jim McDermott): A bill to provide for improvements to the Welcome to Medicare package, and for other purposes; 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; May 17

H.R. 5273 (introduced by Rep. Tiberi): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for regulatory relief under the Medicare program for certain providers of services and suppliers and increased transparency in hospital coding and enrollment data, and for other purposes; 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; May 18



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