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Upcoming Congressional Hearings and Markups


Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care hearing to examine the Alzheimer’s crisis, focusing on testing and treatment pipelines and fiscal implications; 2:30 p.m., WEBEX; December 16

House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing “The Role of Purdue Pharma and the Sackler Family in the Opioid Epidemic;” 9:00 a.m., December 17


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.8892 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to support rural residency training funding and promote partnerships with urban teaching hospitals; Sponsor: Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.8894 — To repeal the authority of the Food and Drug Administration to require that drugs be dispensed only upon prescription, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8897 — To direct the Secretary of Defense to carry out a program for the development of rapid and cost-effective medical countermeasures to pandemics, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]; Committees: House - Armed Services

H.R.8898 — To require the submission of a report to the Congress on parasitic disease among poor Americans; Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [D-GA-4]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8905 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reduce the threat of counterfeit drugs to the pharmaceutical supply chain, and to make the pharmaceutical supply chain more robust, while ensuring the authenticity, content, purity, and manufacturing location and batch number of drugs (including COVID-19 therapeutics and vaccines) and allowing patient verification of authenticity, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Van Drew, Jefferson [R- NJ-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.4980 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to support research and programmatic efforts that will build on previous research on the effects of adverse childhood experiences; Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I- ME]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.R.8906 — To amend title XXIX of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program under such title relating to lifespan respite care; Sponsor: Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8918 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to promote healthy eating and physical activity among children; Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8920 — To establish a program to develop antimicrobial innovations targeting the most challenging pathogens and most threatening infections; Sponsor: Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18]; Committees: House - Armed Services; Homeland Security; Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources; Judiciary; Veterans’ Affairs; Ways and Means

H.R.8921 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to reimburse qualified health care providers for the costs of purchasing, leasing, installing, and operating qualified equipment for cold storage of COVID-19 vaccines; Sponsor: Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8934 — To ensure that Medicaid beneficiaries have the opportunity to receive care in a home and community-based setting; Sponsor: Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8936 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide enhanced Federal matching payments for homecare worker training programs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8938 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to establish a standardized procedure for all States to submit weekly reports on hospital policies and metrics related to the response to COVID-19, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI- 2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8942 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to schools and school-based health centers to increase the number of behavioral health care providers in such schools and health centers, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8943 — To direct the President to use authority under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to ensure an adequate supply equipment necessary for limiting the spread of COVID-19, to elevate the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency as the head of the COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force, to require the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency to establish a system for States and localities to access covered items during a covered emergency, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]; Committees: House - Armed Services; Financial Services; Transportation and Infrastructure

H.R.8950 — To expand the permissible uses of amounts provided under the Coronavirus Relief Fund; Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-15]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform

S.4989 — A bill to facilitate nationwide accessibility and coordination of 211 services for information and referral for mental health emergencies, homelessness needs, other human services needs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4990 — A bill to require the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct a study and issue a report on the de-identification of data pursuant to privacy regulations; Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4993 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to promote healthy eating and physical activity among children; Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.5000 — A bill to provide support with respect to the prevention of, treatment for, and recovery from, substance use disorder; Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.5002 — A bill to improve the quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of diagnosis in health care, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.5007 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an increase in payment under part B of the Medicare program for certain services in response to COVID-19; Sponsor: Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]; Committees: Senate – Finance



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