POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Hearings and Markups


Senate HELP Committee hearing to examine telehealth, focusing on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic; 10:00 a.m. EDT, 430 Dirksen Bldg.; June 17

House Ways and Means Committee hearing “The 2020 Trade Policy Agenda;” 10:00 a.m. EDT, location TBD; June 17

Senate Finance Committee hearing to examine the President’s 2020 trade policy agenda; 3:00 p.m. EDT, G-50 Dirksen Bldg.; June 17

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing “Health Care Inequality: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 and the Health Care System;” 11:30 a.m. EDT, virtual hearing; June 17

House Small Business Committee hearing “Paycheck Protection Program: Loan Forgiveness and Other Challenges;” 1:00 p.m. EDT, location TBD; June 17

Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing to examine COVID-19 and international pandemic preparedness, prevention, and response; 9:30 a.m. EDT; 106 Dirksen Bldg.; June 18

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine COVID-19, focusing on lessons learned to prepare for the next pandemic; 10:00 a.m. EDT, 430 Dirksen Bldg.; June 23


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.7123 — To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide benefits for lung cancer screenings for certain individuals without the imposition of cost sharing; Sponsor: Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7127 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make technical amendments to the separate payment under the Medicare program for disposable negative pressure wound therapy devices; Sponsor: Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.7132 — To provide accountability with respect to international reporting and monitoring of outbreaks of novel viruses and diseases; Sponsor: Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1]; Committees: House - Foreign Affairs; Financial Services; Judiciary; Oversight and Reform

S.3907 — A bill to provide that all critical access hospitals are eligible for loans under the paycheck protection program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]; Committees: Senate - Small Business and Entrepreneurship

S.3914 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure prompt coverage of breakthrough devices under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3915 — A bill to exempt certain businesses from liability arising from claims relating to an individual contracting COVID-19 as a result of patronizing a business or healthcare entity; Sponsor: Sen. Loeffler, Kelly [R-GA]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.3917 — A bill to establish a home-based telemental health care demonstration program for purposes of increasing mental health services in rural medically underserved populations and for individuals in farming, fishing, and forestry occupations; Sponsor: Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3919 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Defense to carry out a pilot program to pre-program suicide prevention resources into smart devices issued to members of the Armed Forces; Sponsor: Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ]; Committees: Senate - Armed Services

S.3921 — A bill to require the Federal Government to provide critical health care resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; Sponsor: Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]; Committees: Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S.3932 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Defense to carry out a pilot program under the TRICARE pharmacy benefits program; Sponsor: Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD]; Committees: Senate - Armed Services

S.3933 — A bill to restore American leadership in semiconductor manufacturing by increasing federal incentives in order to enable advanced research and development, secure the supply chain, and ensure long-term national security and economic competitiveness; Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3937 — A bill to amend section 330C of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize special programs for Indians for providing services for the prevention and treatment of diabetes, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ]; Committees: Senate - Indian Affairs

H.R.7147 — To amend the Community Mental Health Service Block Grant to authorize a set-aside for crisis care services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7154 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve and ensure ongoing Medicare beneficiary access to outpatient therapy services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.7158 — To provide for the designation of areas as Health Enterprise Zones to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes in such areas, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.7159 — To amend the Community Mental Health Service Block Grant to authorize a set-aside for crisis care services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7168 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive limitations on expansion of facility capacity under rural provider and hospital exception to ownership or investment prohibition during coronavirus 2020 emergency period; Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.7178 — To restore American leadership in semiconductor manufacturing by increasing federal incentives in order to enable advanced research and development, secure the supply chain, and ensure long-term national security and economic competitiveness; Sponsor: Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]; Committees: House - Science, Space, and Technology; Ways and Means; Armed Services; Financial Services; Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs

H.R.7179 — To provide liability protection for covered providers during the COVID-19 outbreak, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Murphy, Gregory [R-NC-3]; Committees: House – Judiciary

H.R.7187 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for permanent payments for telehealth services furnished by Federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-15]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.7190 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of a virtual health pilot program to facilitate utilization of remote patient monitoring technology to maintain or expand access to health care services for individuals in rural areas during the COVID-19 emergency period, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Torres Small, Xochitl [D-NM-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.3938 — A bill to extend Federal guidance concerning the use of certain alcohol-based hand sanitizer during the coronavirus public health emergency, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3942 — A bill to establish the position of Chief Pharmaceutical and Medical Supply Chain Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, to be responsible for conducting trade negotiations and enforcing trade agreements related to acts, policies, and practices of foreign governments that fail to appropriately reward United States innovation with respect to pharmaceuticals, to advance domestic production of life-saving medicines, and to secure the United States medical supply chain to eliminate reliance on foreign governments, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Loeffler, Kelly [R-GA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3945 — A bill 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: Sen. Loeffler, Kelly [R-GA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3951 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of a virtual health pilot program to facilitate utilization of remote patient monitoring technology to maintain or expand access to health care services for individuals in rural areas during the COVID-19 emergency period, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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