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Hart Health Strategies COVID-19 Resources


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Upcoming Congressional Hearings and Markups


Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing “Evaluating the Federal Government’s Procurement and Distribution Strategies in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic;” 10:00 a.m., video conference; June 9

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing to examine building a more resilient VA supply chain; 3:00 p.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.; June 9

Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee hearing “Implementation of Title I (Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed) of the CARES Act;” 10:00 a.m., 301 Russell Bldg.; June 10

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing “COVID-19: Going Back to School Safely;” 10:00 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.; June 10

House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing “No Worker Left Behind: Supporting Essential Workers;” 12:00 p.m., 2154 Rayburn Bldg.; June 10

House Small Business Committee virtual hearing “The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program: A View from Main Street;” 1:00 p.m., via Cisco Webex; June 10

Senate Special Aging Committee hearing to examine combatting social isolation and loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic; 9:30 a.m., 253 Russell Bldg.; June 11

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing “Assessing VA’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: 90 Days Later;” 2:00 p.m.; June 11

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


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.Res.989 — Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that blood donation policies in the United States should be equitable and based on science; Sponsor: Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7071 — To provide for the acceleration of access to clinical therapies for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7077 — To establish or expand programs to improve health equity regarding COVID-19 and reduce or eliminate inequities in the prevalence and health outcomes of COVID-19; Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7078 — To study the effects of changes to telehealth under the Medicare and Medicaid programs during the COVID-19 emergency; Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.7080 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to States, political subdivisions of States, Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, community-based entities, and primary care and behavioral health organizations to address behavioral health needs caused by the public health emergency declared with respect to COVID-19; Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.3847 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish an Emergency Office of Manufacturing for Public Health, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3848 — A bill to create a Coronavirus Containment Corps; Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3850 — A bill to require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to collect and report certain data concerning COVID-19; Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3853 — A bill to prevent price gouging during emergencies, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]; Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation

S.3858 — A bill 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: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]; Committees: Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S.3859 — A bill to extend the covered period for the paycheck protection program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Loeffler, Kelly [R-GA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3861 — A bill to establish privacy requirements for operators of infectious disease exposure notification services; Sponsor: Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3864 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate the 190-day lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric hospital services under the Medicare Program; Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3865 — A bill to provide for the treatment of certain criminal violations under the paycheck protection program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH]; Committees: Senate - Small Business and Entrepreneurship

S.3868 — A bill to require the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to evaluate members of the Armed Forces and veterans who have tested positive for a virus certified as a pandemic for potential exposure to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals or other airborne contaminants, to conduct a study on the impact of such a pandemic on members and veterans with such exposure, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.3872 — A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a time-limited provisional approval pathway, subject to specific obligations, for certain drugs and biological products, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3877 — A bill to establish or expand programs to improve health equity regarding COVID-19 and reduce or eliminate inequities in the prevalence and health outcomes of COVID-19; Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3881 — A bill to increase support for State Children’s Health Insurance programs during the COVID-19 emergency, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3888 — A bill to ensure that veterans receive timely and effective health care under the Veterans Community Care Program and Veterans Care Agreements during the COVID-19 emergency, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

H.Res.991 — Expressing support for designation of March 1 as “National Healthcare Professional Appreciation Day” in commemoration of the day the first American healthcare professional became infected with COVID-19 while caring for a patient; Sponsor: Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7094 — To amend title VI of the Social Security Act to expand the permissible use of funds under the Coronavirus Relief Fund; Sponsor: Rep. Davidson, Warren [R-OH-8]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform

H.R.7104 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements to expand and enhance manufacturing capacity of vaccines and vaccine candidates to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19; Sponsor: Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7105 — To provide flexibility for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in caring for homeless veterans during a covered public health emergency, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs; Budget

H.R.7113 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish an Emergency Office of Manufacturing for Public Health, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7117 — To require employers to pay essential pay to health care employees during public health emergencies, and to provide a tax credit for the cost of such pay; Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Education and Labor

S.3898 — A bill to provide flexibility for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in caring for homeless veterans during a covered public health emergency, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs



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