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Upcoming Congressional Hearings and Markups


Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management hearing “State and Local Cybersecurity: Defending Our Communities from Cyber Threats Amid COVID-19;” 3:00 p.m., 342 Dirksen Bldg.; September 22

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing “COVID-19: An Update on the Federal Response;” 10:00 a.m., G50 Dirksen Bldg.; September 23

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing “Health Care Lifeline: The Affordable Care Act and the COVID-19 Pandemic;” 10:00 a.m., remote; September 23

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee hearing “Data for Decision-Making: Responsible Management of Data during COVID-19 and Beyond;” 11:00 a.m., remote; September 23

Senate Judiciary Committee hearing “Examining Threats to American Intellectual Property: Cyber-attacks and Counterfeits During the COVID-19 Pandemic;” 2:30 p.m., 226 Dirksen Bldg.; September 23

Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing to examine legislation including S.3126, Native Behavioral Health Access Improvement Act; S.3264, Bridging the Tribal Digital Divide Act; and S.3937, Special Diabetes Programs for Indians Reauthorization Act; 2:30 p.m., 628 Dirksen Bldg.; September 23

House Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development hearing “Paycheck Protection Program: An Examination of Loan Forgiveness, SBA Legacy Systems, and Inaccurate Data;” 10:00 a.m., 2360 Rayburn Bldg.; September 24

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing “The Quarterly CARES Act Report to Congress;” 10:00 a.m., 106 Dirksen Bldg.; September 24

House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access hearing “A Review of PPP Forgiveness;” 9:30 a.m., 2360 Rayburn Bldg.; September 25

Senate Armed Services Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee hearing “Supply Chain Integrity;” 9:15 a.m., G50 Dirksen Bldg.; October 1 House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing with Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II; 9:00 a.m., 2154 Rayburn Bldg.; October 2


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.Res.1103 — Expressing support for the designation of the third week of September as National Student Sleep Health Week; Sponsor: Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor

H.R.8200 — To improve the health of minority individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Small Business; Transportation and Infrastructure; Judiciary; Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; House Administration; Oversight and Reform; Education and Labor; Budget; Agriculture

H.R.8203 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop an action plan, make targeted grants, and develop public awareness campaigns with respect to COVID-19 and the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on racial and ethnic minorities and other vulnerable populations; Sponsor: Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8205 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to expand, enhance, and improve applicable public health data systems used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Castor, Kathy [DFL-14]; Committees: House - Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Oversight and Reform

H.R.8206 — To clarify the eligibility for participation of peer support specialists in the furnishing of behavioral health integration services under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.8218 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for increased Medicare payment for certain rural providers of ambulance services; Sponsor: Rep. Gianforte, Greg [R-MT-At Large]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.8219 — To direct the Under Secretary for Health of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide certain information to Department of Veterans Affairs medical center staff and homelessness service providers regarding the Coordinated Entry program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez, Anthony [R-OH-16]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.Res.1108 — Expressing support for designation of the week of September 13, 2020, through September 20, 2020, as “Balance Awareness Week”; Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8245 — To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make payments to hospitals in COVID-19 hot spots to provide hero pay to eligible workers, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD2]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor

H.R.8247 — To make certain improvements relating to the transition of individuals to services from the Department of Veterans Affairs, suicide prevention for veterans, and care and services for women veterans, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.8251 — To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit preventing access to lifesaving medical procedures and treatments, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2]; Committees: House – Judiciary

H.R.8254 — To establish a demonstration program to provide integrated care for Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.8261 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a presumption of service connection for certain diseases associated with exposure to toxins, including emissions from open burn pits, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs; Education and Labor; Armed Services

S.Res.692 — A resolution designating September 2020 as “National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.Res.696 — A resolution designating September 4, 2020, as “National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day”, and raising awareness and understanding of polycystic kidney disease; Sponsor: Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.4572 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a presumption of service connection for certain diseases associated with exposure to toxins, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.4574 — A bill to establish a demonstration program to provide integrated care for Medicare beneficiaries with endstage renal disease, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Young, Todd [R-IN]; Committees: Senate – Finance



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