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USHB2322IntroInjured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that an Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights is printed on signage in accessible formats and displayed prominently and conspicuous...
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2018-04-17
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB1506IntroVA Health Care Provider Education Debt Relief Act of 2017 This bill increases the annual and five-year caps on the amount of education debt reduction available to Veterans Health Administration health care professionals under the Department of Vetera...
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2018-04-17
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USSB292EngrossChildhood Cancer STAR Act Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act of 2018 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide support to collect the medical specime...
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2018-03-26
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB1625PassTARGET Act Targeted Rewards for the Global Eradication of Human Trafficking (Sec. 2) This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the Department of State's rewards program is a powerful tool in combating sophisticated international crime and that t...
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2018-03-23
Became Public Law No: 115-141.
USHB756IntroPostal Service Reform Act of 2017 TITLE I--POSTAL SERVICE BENEFITS REFORM This bill requires the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to establish a Postal Service Health Benefits Program within the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program to offer ...
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2018-03-20
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Garrett asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 756, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Chaffetz, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
USSB2568IntroEACH Act Equitable Access to Care and Health Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to expand the religious conscience exemption under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to exempt individuals who rely solely on a religious method ...
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2018-03-19
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB676IntroExpanded & Improved Medicare For All Act This bill establishes the Medicare for All Program to provide all individuals residing in the United States and U.S. territories with free health care that includes all medically necessary care, such as primar...
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2018-03-07
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Ellison asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 676, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Conyers, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
USSR423IntroA resolution designating February 28, 2018, as "Rare Disease Day".
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2018-03-01
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration CR S1321; text: CR S1319)
USSB2465IntroSickle Cell Disease Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2018
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2018-02-28
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB2410EngrossSickle Cell Disease Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to make grants to states to: (1) collect data on the pr...
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2018-02-27
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB2422EngrossAction for Dental Health Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize oral health promotion and disease prevention programs through FY2022. The Department of Health and Human Services may award grants or enter in...
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2018-02-27
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHR740IntroExpressing support for the designation of March 3, 2018, as World Hearing Day.
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2018-02-26
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E218)
USHB2579EngrossBroader Options for Americans Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow the premium assistance tax credit to be used for unsubsidized COBRA continuation health coverage. (Under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act...
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2018-02-15
S.Amdt.1959 Cloture on amendment SA 1959 not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 39 - 60. Record Vote Number: 36. (CR S1148)
USHB5034IntroInternational Violence Against Women Act of 2018
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2018-02-15
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSR403IntroA resolution designating February 2018 as "American Heart Month" and February 2, 2018, as "National Wear Red Day".
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2018-02-12
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S887; text: CR S878)
USHR731IntroSupporting the goals and ideals of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
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2018-02-09
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB2372EngrossVETERAN Act Veterans Equal Treatment Ensures Relief and Access Now Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to specify that, for the purpose of determining eligibility for the premium assistance tax credit, an individual may not be tre...
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2018-02-06
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 301.
USHB4897IntroWomen and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act of 2018 This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct an interagency study regarding research on lung cancer in women, access to lung cancer preventive services, a...
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2018-02-02
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB4899IntroAccess to Substance Abuse Treatment Act of 2018 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to allow the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to make grants to: (1) increase the availability of treatment for abuse of opioids, ...
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2018-02-02
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USSB2358IntroWomen and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act of 2018 This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct an interagency study regarding research on lung cancer in women, access to lung cancer preventive services, a...
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2018-01-30
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB195PassFederal Register Printing Savings Act of 2017 DIVISION A--FEDERAL REGISTER PRINTING SAVINGS ACT OF 2017 Federal Register Printing Savings Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This division bars the Government Publishing Office from furnishing a printed copy of the F...
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2018-01-22
Became Public Law No: 115-120.
USHJR125IntroExtension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 HEALTHY KIDS Act Helping Ensure Access for Little Ones, Toddlers, and Hopeful Youth by Keeping Insurance Delivery Stable Act Official Titles Official Titles - House of Representatives Official...
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2018-01-16
To House Appropriations Committee
USHB3168IntroSNP Reauthorization Act of 2017 Special Needs Plans Reauthorization Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill allows a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, until 2024, to restrict plan enrollment to certain special-needs individuals, provided that the plan meets speci...
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2017-12-21
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 353.
USSB2259IntroAccess to Birth Control Act
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2017-12-20
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB4701IntroCARES Act of 2017 Creating Access to Rehabilitation for Every Senior Act of 2017
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2017-12-20
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSB1827IntroKIDS Act of 2017 Keep Kids' Insurance Dependable and Secure Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill extends funding through FY2022 for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Childhood Obesity Demonstration Project. In addition, the bill reauth...
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2017-12-20
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 288.
USSB2253IntroCHIP Mental Health Parity Act
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2017-12-19
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB2465IntroSteve Gleason Enduring Voices Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to make permanent the elimination of a specified payment cap under the Medicare program with respect to speech generating devices.
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2017-12-18
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 348.
USHJR124IntroCHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act Community Health And Medical Professionals Improve Our Nation Act of 2017 Continuing Community Health And Medical Professional Programs to Improve Our Nation, Increase National Gains, and Help Ensure Access for Little One...
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2017-12-13
To House Appropriations Committee
USHB4515IntroTo amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to provide for a special rule during the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 for the redistribution of certain Children's Health Insurance Program allocations for certain shortfall States. This bill amends ...
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2017-12-08
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHJR123PassFurther Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 Short Titles - Senate Short Titles as Passed Senate for portions of this bill Further Continuing Approp...
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2017-12-08
Became Public Law No: 115-90. (TXT | PDF)
USHCR96IntroSupporting the goals and ideals of World AIDS Day. Supports the goals and ideals of World AIDS Day and recognizes its 29th anniversary. Commends the President and state and local governments for recognizing such day and encouraging individuals to und...
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2017-12-08
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB1148IntroFAST Act of 2017 Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill specifies that, under Medicare, telehealth services include telehealth-eligible stroke services provided to an individual soon after the onset of acute-stroke sy...
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2017-12-06
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 328.
USSB2183IntroCHIP Stability Act This bill amends title XXI (Children's Health Insurance Program [CHIP]) of the Social Security Act to establish a special rule, with respect to the first quarter of FY2018, for the redistribution of unused CHIP allotments to state ...
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2017-12-01
To Senate Finance Committee
USHCR88IntroExpressing the sense of the Congress that temporary protected status for Haitian nationals should be extended until that country has demonstrably recovered from the 2010 earthquake, the cholera epidemic, Hurricane Matthew, and other disasters. Expres...
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2017-11-29
To House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere Committee
USHCR87IntroExpressing the sense of the Congress that temporary protected status for Haitian nationals should be extended until that country has demonstrably recovered from the 2010 earthquake, the cholera epidemic, Hurricane Matthew, and other disasters. Expres...
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2017-11-29
To House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere Committee
USSB1IntroTax Cuts and Jobs Act Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Official Titles Official Titles - Senate Official Titles as Introduced An original bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of ...
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2017-11-28
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 269.
USHB4404IntroState CHIP Flexibility Act of 2017
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2017-11-17
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHR623IntroRecognizing the importance of providing services to children of incarcerated parents. Expresses support for various programs that benefit children of incarcerated parents.
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2017-11-15
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USSB2132IntroFamily Coverage Act
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2017-11-15
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1153EngrossVeterans ACCESS Act Veterans Acquiring Community Care Expect Safe Services Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to deny or revoke eligibility to provide non-VA health care services to veterans for any any hea...
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2017-11-13
To House Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB918EngrossVeteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to furnish to former members of the Armed Forces: (1) an initial mental health assessment; and (2) the mental health care services requi...
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2017-11-08
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB2601EngrossVICTOR Act of 2017 Veterans Increased Choice for Transplanted Organs and Recovery Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to include among veterans eligible to receive hospital care and medica...
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2017-11-08
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB1066EngrossVA Management Alignment Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report (including recommendations for appropriat...
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2017-11-07
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2089IntroLGBT Elder Americans Act of 2017 This bill amends the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include the specific needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals among the "greatest social needs" served under that Act. An LGBT individual ...
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2017-11-07
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB4226IntroVeterans Access to Care Act
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2017-11-03
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB4222IntroRuthie and Connie LGBT Elder Americans Act of 2017
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2017-11-02
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHB4079IntroRESTORE Act of 2017 Restoring Enforcement Standards to Track Opioids Responsively and Effectively Act of 2017 This bill repeals the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016. Provisions of the Controlled Substances Act amende...
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2017-11-01
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB4080IntroEffective Opioid Enforcement Act of 2017 This bill repeals the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016. Provisions of the Controlled Substances Act amended by the Act are restored.
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2017-11-01
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB4095IntroDEA Opioid Enforcement Restoration Act of 2017 This bill repeals the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016. Provisions of the Controlled Substances Act amended by the Act are restored.
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2017-11-01
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
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