Recently Introduced Health Legislation cont.2

S.640 (introduced by Sen. Richard J. Durbin): A bill to prioritize funding for an expanded and sustained national investment in biomedical research; Budget

S.652 (introduced by Sen. Rob Portman): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize a program for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment regarding deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns, infants, and young children; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.663 (introduced by Sen. John Thune): A bill to establish the position of Choice Program Ombudsman within the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs to manage complaints regarding the provision of hospital care and medical services under section 101 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014; Veterans’ Affairs

S.Res.89 (introduced by Sen. Michael B. Enzi): A resolution supporting the designation of March 2017 as “National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month”; submitted, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent

H.R.1561 (introduced by Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez): To prohibit any hiring freeze from affecting the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control; Oversight and Government Reform

H.R.1563 (introduced by Rep. John Katko): To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of a mesothelioma patient registry, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce

H.R.1565 (introduced by Rep. Andy Barr): To provide for the creation of a safe harbor for defendants in medical malpractice actions who demonstrate adherence to clinical practice guidelines; Energy and Commerce, Judiciary

H.R.1578 (introduced by Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr.): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage under the Medicare program for FDA-approved qualifying colorectal cancer screening blood-based tests, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.1586 (introduced by Rep. Jose E. Serrano): To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure that liquid over-the-counter medications are packaged with appropriate dosage delivery devices and, in the case of such medications labeled for pediatric use, appropriate flow restrictors, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce

H.R.1587 (introduced by Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter): To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to preserve the effectiveness of medically important antimicrobials used in the treatment of human and animal diseases; Energy and Commerce

H.R.1589 (introduced by Rep. Mike Thompson): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to adjust the phaseout of the health insurance tax credit for geographic variations in the cost-of-living; Ways and Means

H.R.1592 (introduced by Rep. Ted S. Yoho): To remove penalties for health insurers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010; Energy and Commerce

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