POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Hearings and Markups


House Appropriations Committee markup of FY’21 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies, and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; 1:00 p.m., 1100 Longworth Bldg.; July 13

House Homeland Security Subcommittees on Emergency Preparedness, Response, & Recovery and Oversight, Management, & Accountability hearing “Reviewing Federal and State Pandemic Supply Preparedness and Response;” 12:00 p.m., virtual; July 14

House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment hearing “The Importance of Transatlantic Cooperation During the COVID-19 Pandemic;” 2:00 p.m., via Cisco WebEx; July 14

House Budget Committee hearing “Software Update Required: COVID-19 Exposes Need for Federal Investments in Technology;” 2:00 p.m., via Cisco WebEx; July 15

House Natural Resources Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) hearing “Native Youth Perspectives on Mental Health and Healing;” 1:00 p.m., via Cisco WebEx; July 16


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


S.4151 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow payments under the Medicare program for certain items and services furnished by off-campus outpatient departments of a provider to be determined under the prospective payment system for hospital outpatient department services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4160 — A bill to enable certain hospitals that were participating in or applied for the drug discount program under section 340B of the Public Health Service Act prior to the COVID-19 public health emergency to temporarily maintain eligibility for such program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4163 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for timely and effective systematic testing to improve biosurveillance activities and practices; Sponsor: Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4175 — A bill to secure the supply of drugs in the United States, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4179 — A bill to update the blood donation public awareness campaign of the Department of Health and Human Services to include public awareness on plasma donation; Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4182 — A bill to provide nursing homes with resources for responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency to protect the health and safety of residents and workers, to reauthorize funding for programs under the Elder Justice Act of 2009, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4184 — A bill to require States to meet assisted living facility reporting requirements to qualify for future COVID-19 response funds; Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4185 — A bill to establish an independent dispute resolution process for surprise air ambulance bills, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4191 — A bill to require a report on foreign investment in the pharmaceutical industry of the United States; Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]; Committees: Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

S.4198 — A bill to require health plans to provide coverage for COVID-19 serology testing; Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [RFL]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4199 — A bill to amend titles XI, XVIII, and XIX of the Social Security Act to lower prescription drug prices in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, to improve transparency related to pharmaceutical prices and transactions, to lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs, and to ensure accountability to taxpayers, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4211 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand access in frontier States to mental health services furnished through telehealth, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK]; Committees: Senate - Finance

H.R.7493 — To require the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to conduct a study on temporary family health care structures; Sponsor: Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce



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