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USHB5515PassNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 This bill authorizes FY2019 appropriations and sets forth policies regarding the military activities of the Department of Defense (DOD), military construction, and the national security programs...
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2018-08-13
Became Public Law No: 115-232.
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)
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.
USSB1771IntroDepartments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018 Provides FY2018 appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and several related agencies. TITLE I--DE...
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2017-12-05
Committee on Appropriations Senate Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 115-277.
USSB2087IntroAlice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act This bill amends the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to require a state to identify, evaluate, and provide special education and related services to children who have visual or hearing disabilitie...
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2017-11-07
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB652PassEarly Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to revise programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns and infants, including to expand the programs to include young children. The program...
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2017-10-18
Became Public Law No: 115-71. (TXT | PDF)
USHB3820IntroMedicare Home Health Flexibility Act of 2017 This bill establishes circumstances under which an occupational therapist may conduct an initial or comprehensive assessment for an individual who is eligible for home health services under Medicare. Speci...
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2017-09-29
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USSB1804IntroMedicare for All Act of 2017
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2017-09-13
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB2430PassFDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 TITLE I--FEES RELATING TO DRUGS Prescription Drug User Fee Amendments of 2017 (Sec. 102) This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to extend through FY2022 and revise Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...
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2017-08-18
Became Public Law No: 115-52. (TXT | PDF)
USHB3426IntroMedicare Hearing Aid Coverage Act of 2017 This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to allow Medicare coverage of hearing aids and related examinations. The Government Accountability Office must study programs that provide as...
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2017-07-28
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB3457IntroTo require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an evaluation on the extent to which the Medicare and Medicaid programs provide reasonable accommodations to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. This bill requires the Gov...
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2017-07-28
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB3315IntroProtecting Consumer Access to Vision Care Act of 2017 This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to exclude premiums for limited scope vision benefits from health insurance premiums for purposes of the annual fee on health insure...
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2017-07-19
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB3111IntroMedicare Dental, Vision, and Hearing Benefit Act of 2017 This bill provides for Medicare coverage of dental, vision, and hearing care. With respect to such care, the bill establishes special payment rules, limitations, and coinsurance requirements.
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2017-07-14
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB2625IntroWounded Warrior Service Dog Act of 2017 This bill directs the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs (VA) to jointly establish the K-9 Service Corps Program for the awarding of grants to assist nonprofit organizations in establishing, planning, ...
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2017-06-16
To House Subcommittee on Military Personnel Committee
USHB2550IntroMedicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2017
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2017-06-01
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USSB1132IntroSteve Gleason Act of 2017 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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2017-05-16
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB2276IntroAudiology Patient Choice Act of 2017 This bill amends expands the definition of "physician," for purposes of the Medicare program, to include an audiologist with respect to the furnishing of audiology services. Additionally, the bill expands the scop...
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2017-05-11
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USSB934IntroFDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 TITLE I--FEES RELATING TO DRUGS Prescription Drug User Fee Amendments of 2017 (Sec. 102) This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to extend through FY2022 and revise Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...
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2017-05-11
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 76.
USHB244PassHIRE Vets Act Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (Sec. 3) Provides that references to "this Act" included in any division of this bill refer only to the provisions of the division unless the bill e...
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2017-05-05
Became Public Law No: 115-31. (TXT | PDF)
USHB2351IntroMinority Diabetes Initiative Act This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to allow the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make grants to public and nonprofit private health care providers to provide treatment for diabetes in minor...
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2017-05-05
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USSB977IntroMedicare Home Health Flexibility Act of 2017 This bill establishes circumstances under which an occupational therapist may conduct an initial or comprehensive assessment for an individual who is eligible for home health services under Medicare. Speci...
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2017-04-27
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB1562IntroSAFE Act Secure America's Future Elections Act This bill directs the National Protection and Programs Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security to designate the infrastructure used to administer elections as critical infrastructure. The bill...
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2017-04-25
To House Subcommittee on Research and Technology Committee
USHB2050IntroMedicare Demonstration of Coverage for Low Vision Devices Act of 2017 This bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to carry out a demonstration project to evaluate the fiscal impact of covering low-vision devices under Medica...
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2017-04-21
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB1734IntroAccess Technology Affordability Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a refundable tax credit equal to the amounts paid for qualified access technology for use by a blind individual who is the taxpayer, the taxpayer's spouse...
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2017-03-27
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSB732IntroAccess Technology Affordability Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a refundable tax credit equal to the amounts paid for qualified access technology for use by a blind individual who is the taxpayer, the taxpayer's spouse...
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2017-03-27
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB1606IntroDOC Access Act Dentist and Optometric Care Access Act This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit group health plans and individual health insurance coverage from setting rates for items and services provided by a doctor of optometry, ...
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2017-03-24
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB1652IntroOver-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to categorize certain hearing aids as over-the-counter hearing aids and issue regulations regarding t...
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2017-03-24
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USSB670IntroOver-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to categorize certain hearing aids as over-the-counter hearing aids and issue regulations regarding t...
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2017-03-21
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB1539IntroEarly Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to revise programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns and infants, including to expand the programs to include young children. The programs are rea...
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2017-03-17
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB1166IntroMedicaid Cost-Sharing Waiver Flexibility Act of 2017 This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to allow a state Medicaid program operating under a waiver to impose cost sharing or similar charges with respect to individuals who...
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2017-02-17
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB1120IntroAlice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act This bill amends the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to require a state to identify, evaluate, and provide special education and related services to children who have visual or hearing disabilitie...
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2017-02-16
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USSB373IntroA bill to require the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress a report on hearing loss, tinnitus, and noise pollution due to small arms fire. This bill requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to submit to specified congressional committees a repo...
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2017-02-14
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USHB508IntroSeniors Have Eyes, Ears, and Teeth Act of 2017 This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to expand Medicare coverage to include eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental care.
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2017-01-31
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB164IntroIncreasing Access to Voluntary Screening for HIV/AIDS and STIs Act of 2017 This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) and title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to require Medicare and state Medicaid programs to provide routine HIV/AIDS and sex...
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2017-01-25
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB326IntroNeuromyelitis Optica Consortium Act This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the National Institutes of Health to establish, administer, and coordinate a national consortium on neuromyelitis optica (NMO), which is a neurological dise...
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2017-01-25
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USSB48IntroHearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a tax credit of up to $500 once every five years for the purchase of a hearing aid that is authorized under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for commerc...
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2017-01-05
To Senate Finance Committee
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