POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.Res.1125 — Expressing support for prioritizing racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials for therapies, diagnostics, and vaccines for COVID-19; Sponsor: Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.1126 — Recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Forensic Science Week; Sponsor: Rep. Fulcher, Russ [R-ID-1]; Committees: House - Science, Space, and Technology

H.Res.1127 — Supporting the designation of September 18, 2020, as “National Concussion Awareness Day”; Sponsor: Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8318 — To extend the availability of amounts under the Coronavirus Relief Fund; Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform

H.R.8322 — To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide the Secretary of Health and Human Services with the authority to temporarily modify certain Medicare requirements for hospice care during the COVID public health emergency; Sponsor: Rep. Balderson, Troy [R-OH-12]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.8324 — To provide for domestic sourcing of personal protective equipment, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs; Energy and Commerce; Homeland Security; Oversight and Reform; Education and Labor; Armed Services

H.R.8330 — To amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for certain health coverage of newborns; Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA45]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor

H.Res.1141 — Expressing support for the designation of September 22, 2020, as “National Hispanic Nurses Day”; Sponsor: Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8349 — To provide hazard pay to frontline essential workers employed during the COVID-19 pandemic; Sponsor: Rep. Van Drew, Jefferson [R-NJ-2]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Veterans’ Affairs; Energy and Commerce; House Administration; Oversight and Reform; Education and Labor

S.4638 — A bill to preserve and promote integrity in scientific decision-making at the Department of Health and Human Services; Sponsor: Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4640 — A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to require physicians and other prescribers of controlled substances to complete training on treating and managing patients with opioid and other substance use disorders, which shall also satisfy certain training requirements to receive a waiver for dispensing narcotic drugs for maintenance or detoxification treatment, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4648 — A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to list isotonitazene as a schedule I controlled substance; Sponsor: Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.4653 — A bill to protect the healthcare of hundreds of millions of people of the United States and prevent efforts of the Department of Justice to advocate courts to strike down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Sponsor: Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY]; Senate - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

H.Res.1142 — Expressing support for the designation of September 4, 2020, as “National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day”, and raising awareness and understanding of polycystic kidney disease; Sponsor: Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.1143 — Recognizing September 2020 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month; Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform

H.R.8351 — To amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to Federally qualified health centers for purposes of conducting mental and behavioral health screenings, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8358 — To establish the Commission on the Coronavirus Pandemic in the United States; Sponsor: Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8360 — To amend title VI of the Social Security Act to modify the restrictions on use of Coronavirus Relief Fund amounts, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6]; Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Oversight and Reform

H.R.8364 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to automate third-party health insurance billings and collections of the Department of Veterans Affairs; Sponsor: Rep. Steube, W. Gregory [R-FL-17]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

S.4672 — A bill to reauthorize the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4674 — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to clarify that drugs and biologicals used for medicationassisted treatment under Medicaid are subject to the requirements of the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program; Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4675 — A bill to amend the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; Sponsor: Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC]; Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

H.R.8374 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for establishment of an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion within each covered agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8388 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to encourage appropriate prescribing under Medicaid for victims of opioid overdose; Sponsor: Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8392 — To amend title V of the Public Health Service Act; Sponsor: Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8393 — To provide student loan forgiveness to health care workers who are on the frontline in response to COVID-19; Sponsor: Rep. Van Drew, Jefferson [R-NJ-2]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Education and Labor; Financial Services

H.R.8394 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat diapers as qualified medical expenses; and to prohibit States and local governments to impose a tax on the retail sale of diapers; Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ12]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Judiciary

S.Res.717 — A resolution expressing support for the designation of September 25, 2020, as “National Ataxia Awareness Day”, and raising awareness of ataxia, ataxia research, and the search for a cure; Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [DMA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4690 — A bill to increase vaccination rates among pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4697 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide additional transparency and consumer protections relating to medical debt collection practices; Sponsor: Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4702 — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to encourage appropriate prescribing under Medicaid for victims of opioid overdose; Sponsor: Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4705 — A bill to amend title XIX requiring coverage under Medicaid of vaccines for pregnant women; Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4708 — A bill to establish a commission to review certain regulatory obstacles to preparedness for, response to, and recovery from the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and other pandemics, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK]; Committees: Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S.4709 — A bill to permit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recognized virtual diabetes prevention program suppliers to be included in the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Expanded Model conducted by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation under section 1115A of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1315a); Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4714 — A bill to preserve health benefits for workers; Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4717 — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to streamline enrollment of certain Medicaid providers across State lines, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4734 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the application of Medicare secondary payer rules to certain workers’ compensation settlement agreements and qualified Medicare set-aside provisions; Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4737 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to covered health departments to increase the rate of recommended immunizations, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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