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USHR1093Intro
25%
Expressing support for the designation of May 2022 as "Mental Health Awareness Month".
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2022-05-06
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSB4156Intro
25%
A bill to improve the workforce of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
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2022-05-05
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB7617Intro
25%
To provide for a national public health education campaign, grant program, and task force for recommended preventive health care services during the COVID-19 pandemic and future pandemics, and for other purposes.
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2022-04-28
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR1027Intro
25%
This resolution expresses support for National Public Health Week and recognizes the role of public health in preventing infectious disease outbreaks such as COVID-19.
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2022-04-04
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSR576Intro
25%
This resolution expresses support for National Public Health Week and recognizes the role of public health in preventing infectious disease outbreaks such as COVID-19.
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2022-04-04
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3904Intro
25%
A bill to enhance the cybersecurity of the Healthcare and Public Health Sector.
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2022-03-30
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB3937Intro
25%
A bill to establish a home-based telemental health care demonstration program for purposes of increasing mental health services in rural medically underserved populations and for individuals in farming, fishing, and forestry occupations.
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2022-03-28
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2533Engross
50%
Addresses the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provision of mammograms and breast cancer treatment. Among other requirements, the VA must submit a strategic plan for improving breast imaging services for veterans, implement a three-year pilot prog...
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2022-03-24
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USSB3799Intro
25%
Sets out programs and activities primarily to address public health preparedness and response. Specifically, the bill establishes a legislative task force to investigate the COVID-19 pandemic and a White House office to advise on pandemic preparednes...
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2022-03-15
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USHB2471PassProvides appropriations to federal agencies for the remainder of FY2022, provides supplemental appropriations for activities to support Ukraine, and modifies or establishes various programs that address a wide range of policy areas. The bill includes...
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2022-03-15
Became Public Law No: 117-103.
USHR938Intro
25%
This resolution recognizes forensic nurses for their contributions to improve health outcomes for patients experiencing violence.
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2022-02-22
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSR518Intro
25%
This resolution expresses the sense of the Senate that investments in mental health care and substance use disorder care are necessary to address the high prevalence of those suffering from behavioral health conditions.
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2022-02-17
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3620Intro
25%
A bill to establish the Commission for the Comprehensive Study of Health Data Use and Privacy Protection.
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2022-02-09
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHR905Intro
25%
This resolution expresses support for the recognition of American Heart Month to bring awareness to the cardiovascular disease public health crisis in the United States and abroad.
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2022-02-03
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB6411Intro
25%
To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the mental health care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
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2022-02-02
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USSB3566Intro
25%
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to trauma care.
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2022-02-02
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB6400Intro
25%
To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for enhanced payments to rural health care providers under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes.
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2022-01-13
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHB6000Intro
25%
Addresses pandemic preparedness and public health issues, caregiver and patient engagement, drug development, insurance coverage, and biomedical research. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must undertake research and other activities ...
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2022-01-04
To House Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Committee
USSB1605PassAuthorizes Department of Defense (DOD) activities and programs for FY2022 and addresses various other issues. For example, the bill provides or extends procurement authority for certain helicopters and amphibious shipbuilding programs; imposes variou...
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2021-12-27
Became Public Law No: 117-81. (TXT | PDF)
USSB2720Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish in its National Surgery Office an interdisciplinary clinical pathway for all stages of prostate cancer. Clinical pathways are health care management tools designed around research and evid...
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2021-12-15
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USSB1944Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to evaluate productivity expectations for readjustment counselors of Vet Centers, including by obtaining feedback from counselors that must be audited annually for five years by the Government Accounta...
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2021-12-15
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USHB3988Intro
25%
Directs the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of State to integrate mental health and psychosocial support activities across all U.S. foreign assistance programs, with a particular focus on children and other vulner...
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2021-12-10
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USSB610PassMakes several budgetary, technical, and procedural changes, particularly in relation to Medicare and increasing the debt limit. Specifically, the bill continues to exempt Medicare from sequestration until March 31, 2022. (Sequestration is a process o...
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2021-12-10
Became Public Law No: 117-71. (TXT | PDF)
USHB4555Engross
50%
Requires the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to conduct a public education campaign to increase oral health literacy and awareness. HRSA must design the campaign to focus on children, pregnant women, parents, older adults, people ...
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2021-12-09
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3341Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to report on the costs of its Electronic Health Record Modernization Program, including by describing all expenses driven by the program.
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2021-12-08
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3344Intro
25%
Makes several budgetary and technical changes, particularly in relation to Medicare. Specifically, the bill continues to exempt Medicare from sequestration until March 31, 2022. (Sequestration is a process of automatic, usually across-the-board spend...
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2021-12-08
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB6143Intro
25%
Makes several budgetary and technical changes in relation to Medicare. Specifically, the bill continues to exempt Medicare from sequestration until March 31, 2022. (Sequestration is a process of automatic, usually across-the-board spending reductions...
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2021-12-07
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB951Engross
50%
Includes a focus on pregnant and postpartum individuals in existing public health activities to increase vaccination rates. First, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must incorporate a focus on pregnant and postpartum individuals, includi...
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2021-12-01
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB4626Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to, at least once every 10 years, enter into a contract with a private sector entity or entities to conduct an independent assessment of the hospital care, medical services, and other health care furni...
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2021-11-17
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB4591Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to report on the costs of its Electronic Health Record Modernization Program, including by describing all expenses driven by the program.
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2021-11-17
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB3021Intro
25%
Generally exempts health care professionals and related health care entities (e.g., hospitals and medical clinics) from liability for harm caused in the course of arranging or providing health care services during the COVID-19 public health emergency...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB3117Intro
25%
Establishes a new federal criminal offense for failing to obtain medical attention for an individual in federal custody who displays medical distress. Specifically, the bill requires federal law enforcement officers and the Bureau of Prisons' personn...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB5611Intro
25%
Establishes requirements, expands health insurance coverage, and directs other activities to support the provision of behavioral health crisis services along a continuum of care. Specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must es...
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2021-11-02
To House Subcommittee on Health
USSB3098Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to promote the use of preventive health care services. In particular, HHS must focus on decreasing disparities in accessing preventive services for individuals in rural and underserved commun...
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2021-10-28
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB5742Intro
25%
Prohibits discrimination in health care based on race, religion, and other characteristics. It also revises reporting requirements, adds equity-related measures to certain Medicare programs, and makes other changes to reduce health disparities. To en...
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2021-10-27
To House Subcommittee on Health
USSB3073Intro
25%
Prohibits discrimination in health care based on race, religion, and other characteristics. It also revises reporting requirements, adds equity-related measures to certain Medicare programs, and makes other changes to reduce health disparities. To en...
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2021-10-26
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB5699Intro
25%
Expands the types of medical personnel authorized to administer or use a covered countermeasure (i.e., a qualified pandemic or epidemic product, a security countermeasure, certain drugs, biomedical products, or medical devices, or a respiratory prote...
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2021-10-25
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHB5599Intro
25%
Requires the Government Accountability Office to study and report on the implementation and effectiveness of the Individual Longitudinal Exposure Record program of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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2021-10-25
To House Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
USHB2379Engross
50%
Reauthorizes through FY2027 and otherwise changes the State Opioid Response Grant program. This program, which is managed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, provides funding for states, territories, and Indian tribes an...
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2021-10-21
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHR344Intro
25%
This resolution declares racism a public health crisis and supports efforts to address health disparities and inequities across all sectors.
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB19Intro
25%
Establishes and modifies several programs and requirements to address prescription drug prices. The bill modifies provisions under Medicare and Medicaid relating to prescription drug coverage and price transparency. Among other changes, the bill requ...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
USHB2067Intro
25%
Requires health care providers, as a condition of receiving or renewing a registration to prescribe potentially addictive drugs, to complete a one-time training on managing patients with substance use disorders. In addition, the Department of Health ...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB5514Intro
25%
Provides for coverage of home-based extended care services under Medicare. Specifically, the bill provides for coverage of services that are furnished to Medicare beneficiaries in their homes by home health agencies, including nursing care, meals and...
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2021-10-11
To House Subcommittee on Health
USSB2941Intro
25%
Extends liability protection for harm caused by acts or omissions by volunteer health care professionals in the course of providing certain health care services during specified public-health or national emergencies or major disasters. However, such ...
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2021-10-06
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB1456Intro
25%
Reauthorizes through FY2025 and modifies operations of the Peace Corps. Changes include expanding benefits and services for volunteers by increasing the readjustment allowance paid to volunteers when their service terminates and providing statutory a...
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2021-09-30
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USSB2901Intro
25%
Tasks the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) with various activities to promote the availability of high-quality recovery housing for individuals with substance use disorders. Recovery housing refers to shared living e...
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2021-09-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR378Intro
25%
This resolution designates September 2021 as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
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2021-09-22
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S6630; text: CR S6628-6629)
USSB2425Intro
25%
Reauthorizes through FY2027 and expands the requirements for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Program. Specifically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) must undertake efforts to raise awareness about the pr...
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2021-09-21
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 128.
USHB5260Intro
25%
Establishes and alters several programs and requirements relating to the prices of prescription drugs. For example, the bill establishes and alters several requirements under Medicare and Medicaid, including requiring drug manufacturers to issue reba...
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2021-09-15
To House Subcommittee on Health
USSR339Intro
25%
This resolution expresses support for the designation of September 25, 2021, as National Ataxia Awareness Day to bring attention to this condition. Ataxia is a clinical manifestation that indicates degeneration or dysfunction of the brain that negati...
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2021-09-14
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S6482)
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