POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Cont.


H.R.6698 — To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to improve the quality of care in skilled nursing facilities under the Medicare program and nursing facilities under the Medicare program during the COVID-19 emergency period, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.6701 — To require a longitudinal study on the impact of COVID-19; Sponsor: Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18];Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6708 — To support the advanced manufacturing technologies program of the Food and Drug Administration, to establish National Centers of Excellence in Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6709 — To direct the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a coronavirus fund to provide hazard payments to high-risk health care workers and essential workers, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8]; Committees: House - Education and Labor; Ways and Means

H.R.6711 — To provide for the expedited and transparent procurement and distribution of equipment and supplies needed to combat COVID-19; Sponsor: Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6]; Committees: House - Financial Services; Transportation and Infrastructure; Armed Services; Energy and Commerce

H.R.6712 — To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to allow health share pools to be deemed an employer under section 3(5) of such Act for purposes of offering a group health plan or group health insurance coverage, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3]; Committees: House - Education and Labor

H.R.6716 — To amend the Small Business Act to include certain critical access hospitals in the paycheck protection program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Golden, Jared F. [D-ME-2]; Committees: House - Small Business

H.R.6717 — To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to extend the period of authorized stay for certain alien health care workers during the COVID-19 emergency period, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10]; Committees: House – Judiciary

H.R.6719 — To require the Federal Government to provide critical health care resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; Sponsor: Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]; Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Financial Services; Energy and Commerce; Budget

H.R.6720 — To provide student loan forgiveness to health care workers who are on the front line in response to COVID-19; Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]; Committees: House - Education and Labor; Financial Services; Ways and Means

H.R.6727 — To hold Medicare beneficiaries harmless for specified COVID-19 treatment services furnished under part A or part B of the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Armed Services

H.R.6731 — To require executive agencies to purchase pharmaceuticals from the United States, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Stauber, Pete [R-MN-8]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

S.3599 — A bill to enhance our Nation’s nurse and physician workforce during the COVID-19 crisis by recapturing unused immigrant visas; Sponsor: Sen. Perdue, David [R-GA]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.3606 — A bill to provide for the establishment of a Health Force and a Resilience Force to respond to public health emergencies and meet public health needs; Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3609 — A bill to ensure that all communities have access to urgently needed COVID-19 testing, treatment, public health information, and relief benefits regardless of immigration status or limited English proficiency, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.3610 — A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to allow health share pools to be deemed an employer under section 3(5) of such Act for purposes of offering a group health plan or group health insurance coverage, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.Res.561 — A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Nurses Week, to be observed from May 6 through May 12, 2020; Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.Res.562 — A resolution designating March 25, 2020, as “National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day”; Sponsor: Sen. Loeffler, Kelly [R-GA]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.3615 — A bill to amend the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 to extend the rural community hospital demonstration program; Sponsor: Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3627 — A bill to provide for the expedited and transparent procurement and distribution of equipment and supplies needed to combat COVID-19; Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]; Committees: Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S.3630 — A bill to provide certain limitations on liability for actions taken by health care providers to combat COVID-19; Sponsor: Sen. Sasse, Ben [R-NE]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.3631 — A bill to provide relief for rural providers during the national emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); Sponsor: Sen. Sasse, Ben [R-NE]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3634 — A bill 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: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3635 — A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to maintain a list of the country of origin of all drugs marketed in the United States, to ban the use of Federal funds for the purchase of, or reimbursement for, drugs manufactured in China, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3643 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize certain postgraduate health care employees and health professions trainees of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide treatment via telemedicine, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Loeffler, Kelly [R-GA]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.3644 — A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to improve the quality of care in skilled nursing facilities under the Medicare program and nursing facilities under the Medicare program during the COVID-19 emergency period, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3647 — A bill to prohibit price gouging for necessary products during Federally declared national emergencies or disasters; Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation

S.3654 — A bill to provide that certain public hospitals are eligible for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Small Business and Entrepreneurship

S.3656 — A bill to authorize a comprehensive, strategic approach for United States foreign assistance to developing countries to strengthen global health security, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3657 — A bill to provide for the coverage of medically necessary food and vitamins and individual amino acids for digestive and inherited metabolic disorders under Federal health programs and private health insurance, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3663 — A bill to protect the privacy of consumers’ personal health information, proximity data, device data, and geolocation data during the coronavirus public health crisis; Sponsor: Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]; Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation

S.3665 — A bill to amend the title XVIII of the Social Security Act to preserve access to rural health care by ensuring fairness in Medicare hospital payments; Sponsor: Sen. Alexander, Lamar [R-TN]; Committees: Senate – Finance



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