POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Hearings and Markups


Senate HELP Committee hearing “COVID-19: Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School;” 10:00 a.m., 106 Dirksen Bldg.; May 12

Senate Judiciary Committee hearing “Examining Liability During the COVID-19 Pandemic;” 2:30 p.m., G50 Dirksen Bldg.; May 12

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing “Protecting Scientific Integrity in the COVID-19 Response;” 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; May 14


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.6649 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for cost-spreading for certain fills and refills of drugs under part D of the Medicare program during the COVID-19 emergency; Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.6650 — To address health workforce shortages and disparities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic through additional funding for the National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps; Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Budget

H.R.6653 — To require the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to carry out a national public outreach campaign regarding the proper use of personal protective equipment to minimize personal risk of exposure to, and risk of spreading, the virus that causes COVID-19, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6654 — To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to ensure the extension of the telehealth waiver authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language-pathologists, and certain other providers; Sponsor: Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.6658 — To amend the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to adjust the temporary increase in the Medicaid Federal medical assistance percentage provided for territories during the COVID-19 emergency period, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6660 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the holders of approved applications for drugs to conduct a risk assessment to identify and evaluate risks to their supply chain and develop, maintain, and implement risk mitigation plans to address such risks, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6662 — To authorize the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to become the sole owner and distributer of certain medical equipment in the event of a covered emergency; to establish a Joint Congressional Committee on Defense Production; and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4]; Committees: House - Financial Services; Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce; Rules

H.R.6663 — To ensure that patients receive accurate health care information by prohibiting misleading and deceptive advertising or representation in the provision of health care services, to require the identification of the license of health care professionals, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6664 — To educate businesses on COVID-19 based public health practices, to provide for a notice and cure period before the commencement of a private civil action, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Burchett, Tim [R-TN-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary; Small Business

H.R.6665 — To direct the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to submit a report on the actions of the World Health Organization to address the spread of the virus responsible for COVID-19, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [R-GA-1]; Committees: House - Foreign Affairs

H.R.6666 — To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to eligible entities to conduct diagnostic testing for COVID-19, and related activities such as contact tracing, through mobile health units and, as necessary, at individuals’ residences, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6670 — To provide for an exploration of strategies to increase domestic manufacturing and diversify the supply chain of critical drugs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6672 — To amend the CARES Act to increase the authority for commitments and appropriations for paycheck protection program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]; Committees: House - Small Business

H.R.6674 — To ensure access to affordable, comprehensive health insurance benefits for certain uninsured individuals during the COVID-19 emergency, and to ensure adequate coverage of treatments for COVID-19 under the Medicare and Medicaid programs and under group health plans and group or individual health insurance coverage, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor; Armed Services

H.R.6676 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for full repayment under National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program in case of a 5-year commitment, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6686 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase access to accelerated postgraduate nursing programs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie [D-FL-26]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6690 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for relocating manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies and devices to the United States; Sponsor: Rep. Roy, Chip [R-TX-21]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.6693 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow States to certify certain hospitals as necessary providers for purposes of designating such hospitals as critical access hospitals under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

S.3593 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand and modify the credit for increasing research activities, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3595 — A bill to require a longitudinal study on the impact of COVID-19; Sponsor: Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3596 — A bill to make technical corrections to the CARES Act to remove all tax liability associated with loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program; Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]; Committees: Senate – Finance

H.Res.951 — Supporting the goals and ideals of National Nurses Week, to be observed from May 6 through May 12, 2020; Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.953 — Expressing support for designation of May 2020 as “Health and Fitness Month”; Sponsor: Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6696 — To establish a program providing grants to certain small business concerns to modify or reallocate their productive facilities to begin or increase production of certain medical supplies critical to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3]; Committees: House - Small Business

H.R.6697 — To amend the Small Business Act to expand the Paycheck Protection Program for certain organizations, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1]; Committees: House - Small Business



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