POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Cont. 2


S.Res.154 — A resolution recognizing the week of April 11 through April 17, 2019, as “Black Maternal Health Week” to bring national attention to the maternal health crisis in the Black community and the importance of reducing maternal mortality and morbidity among Black women; Sponsor: Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.Res.157 — A resolution supporting the designation of April 2019 as “Parkinson’s Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Sen. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res.158 — A resolution authorizing the use of the atrium in the Philip A. Hart Senate Office Building for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a semiannual event of the Drug Enforcement Administration; Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S.1101 — A bill to ensure that only licensed health care providers furnish disability examinations under a certain Department of Veterans Affairs pilot program for use contract physicians for disability examinations, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.1107 — A bill to require a review of women and lung cancer, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [RFL]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1114 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate a provision under the Medicare Advantage program that inadvertently penalizes Medicare Advantage plans for providing high quality care to Medicare beneficiaries; Sponsor: Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1122 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1125 — A bill to amend the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; Sponsor: Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1126 — A bill to provide better care for Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their caregivers, while accelerating progress toward prevention strategies, disease modifying treatments, and, ultimately, a cure; Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1129 — A bill to establish a Medicare-for-all national health insurance program; Sponsor: Sen. Sanders, Bernard [IVT]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1130 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the health of children and help better understand and enhance awareness about unexpected sudden death in early life; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.Res.159 — A resolution designating April 24, 2019, as “Meningitis B Awareness Day”; Sponsor: Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.Res.161 — A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of World Malaria Day; Sponsor: Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]; Committees: Senate - Foreign Relations

S.Res.165 — A resolution recognizing the importance of vaccinations and immunizations in the United States; Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.

S.1140 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the treatment under section 351(k)(7) of such Act (relating to exclusivity for reference products) of certain products deemed to have a biological product license pursuant to section 7002 of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1146 — A bill to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to require the Assistant Secretary for Aging to identify and disseminate best practices for the National Family Caregiver Support program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1154 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish an advisory committee on the implementation by the Department of Veterans Affairs of an electronic health record; Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.1159 — A bill to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to establish the Office of Inclusivity and Sexual Health and a rural outreach grant program carried out by that Office, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [DCO]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1160 — A bill to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to increase support for mental health; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1169 — A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to citizen petitions; Sponsor: Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1173 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children program; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1190 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for payments for certain rural health clinic and Federally qualified health center services furnished to hospice patients under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1191 — A bill to reauthorize section 340H of the Public Health Service Act to continue to encourage the expansion, maintenance, and establishment of approved graduate medical residency programs at qualified teaching health centers, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1199 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend the poison center network program; Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1202 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a permanent Independence at Home medical practice program under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1209 — A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to approval of abbreviated new drug applications; Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1213 — A bill to provide health insurance reform, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]; Committees: Senate – Finance



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