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HJRES 79 - Michael Jonathan Cloud
Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of the Treasury and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services relating to "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Updating Payment Parameters, Section 1332 Waiver Implementing Regulations, and Improving Health Insurance Markets for 2022 and Beyond".
03/25/2022 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
This joint resolution nullifies the rule titled Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Updating Payment Parameters, Section 1332 Waiver Implementing Regulations, and Improving Health Insurance Markets for 2022 and Beyond, which was issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Department of the Treasury on September 27, 2021. The rule expands the open enrollment period for individual health coverage and rescinds the previous interpretation of certain requirements relating to Section 1332 waivers (also known as State Innovation Waivers or State Relief and Empowerment Waivers).

HR 1 - Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD)
For the People Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Science, Space, and Technology, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Financial Services, Ethics, Homeland Security, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 102 - Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
Restoring Faith in Elections Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 136 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
Breath of Fresh Air Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Breath of Fresh Air Act

This bill establishes a grant program for local educational agencies to purchase, and train school personnel to use, nebulizers.

HR 145 - Rep. David Joyce (R-OH)
Continuing Coverage for Preexisting Conditions Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HR 1456 - John Raymond Garamendi
Peace Corps Reauthorization Act of 2022
09/20/2022 - Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 492.
Peace Corps Reauthorization Act of 2022 This bill reauthorizes through FY2024 and modifies operations of the Peace Corps. Changes include increasing the readjustment allowance paid to volunteers when their service terminates and providing statutory authority for an executive order that grants returned volunteers noncompetitive eligibility for federal civil-service positions. Additionally, the bill entitles returned volunteers to sixty days of health care benefits. The Peace Corps must also provide volunteers with information about enrolling in U.S. health plans before service termination and mental health care during and after service. The bill also includes provisions to address involuntary termination of Peace Corps service in emergencies, including by expediting re-enrollment of involuntarily terminated volunteers. The Peace Corps must also adequately insure volunteers' safety and must coordinate with the Department of State to periodically update agreements concerning the security of Peace Corps volunteers and staff abroad. The bill also * authorizes Peace Corps to recruit domestically based volunteers to serve in the United States at the request of another agency or to provide services in a host country virtually, * modifies the Peace Corps National Advisory Council's membership and functions, * expands whistleblower protections for volunteers, * increases the rate of pay that applies to a volunteer's workers compensation claim, * requires Peace Corps to implement a zero tolerance drug use policy regarding volunteer involvement with illegal drugs, and * emphasizes the use of the internet in Peace Corps programs. Furthermore, the bill requires reporting, including on the provision of mental health services to volunteers.

HR 173 - Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY)
COVID-19 Prevention and Awareness Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HR 18 - Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ)
No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2021
02/05/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 2794 - Betty Louise McCollum
Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention Act
07/13/2022 - Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 24 - 16.
Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention Act This bill withdraws approximately 234,328 acres of federal land and waters in a specified area in the Rainy River Watershed of Superior National Forest in Minnesota from * entry, appropriation, and disposal under the public land laws; * location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and * operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws. The area is adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Mining Protection Area. Land or interest in land within such area that is acquired by the United States shall be immediately withdrawn in accordance with this bill. The Forest Service is authorized to permit the removal of sand, granite, iron ore, and taconite from national forest system lands within such area if the removal is not detrimental to the water quality, air quality, and health of forest habitat within the Rainy River Watershed.

HR 28 - Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX)
Protecting Life in Crisis Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Protecting Life in Crisis Act

This bill specifies that federal funds allocated for COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) response efforts may not, in general, be used for abortions. Current law (specifically, language that has historically been included in certain appropriations bills, commonly referred to as the Hyde Amendment) generally prohibits the use of federal funds for abortions.

The bill also restricts the use of federal tax credits or other federal funding for health insurance coverage if the coverage includes abortions.

HR 283 - Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ)
To amend the Clean Air Act to give States the option of monitoring covered criteria air pollutants in designated areas by greatly increasing the number of air quality sensors in exchange for greater regulatory flexibility in the methods of monitoring, and for other purposes.
01/12/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HR 3684 - Peter Anthony DeFazio
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
11/15/2021 - Signed by President.
Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act or the INVEST in America Act This bill addresses provisions related to federal-aid highway, transit, highway safety, motor carrier, research, hazardous materials, and rail programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Among other provisions, the bill * extends FY2021 enacted levels through FY2022 for federal-aid highway, transit, and safety programs; * reauthorizes for FY2023-FY2026 several surface transportation programs, including the federal-aid highway program, transit programs, highway safety, motor carrier safety, and rail programs; * addresses climate change, including strategies to reduce the climate change impacts of the surface transportation system and a vulnerability assessment to identify opportunities to enhance the resilience of the surface transportation system and ensure the efficient use of federal resources; * revises Buy America procurement requirements for highways, mass transit, and rail; * establishes a rebuild rural bridges program to improve the safety and state of good repair of bridges in rural communities; * implements new safety requirements across all transportation modes; and * directs DOT to establish a pilot program to demonstrate a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee to restore and maintain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund and achieve and maintain a state of good repair in the surface transportation system.

HR 382 - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Bikeshare Transit Act of 2021
02/04/2021 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

HR 385 - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
PLACE Act
02/04/2021 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

HR 4350 - David Adam Smith
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022
11/19/2021 - S.Amdt.3867 Cloture motion on amendment SA 3867, as modified, presented in Senate.
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 This bill authorizes FY2022 appropriations for military activities and programs of the Department of Defense (e.g., personnel; research, development, test, and evaluation; and procurement of items such as aircraft, missiles, and ammunition). It also prescribes military personnel strengths for FY2022.

HR 477 - Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO)
To amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require coverage of hearing devices and systems in certain private health insurance plans, and for other purposes.
01/25/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 5376 - John Allen Yarmuth
Build Back Better Act
11/19/2021 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table.
This bill provides funding, establishes programs, and otherwise modifies provisions relating to a broad array of areas, including education, labor, child care, health care, taxes, immigration, and the environment. (The bill is commonly referred to as the Build Back Better Act.) For example, the bill provides funding for * management of the National Forest System; * job placement and career services; * safe drinking water, energy-efficiency, and weatherization projects; * electric vehicles and zero-emission, heavy-duty vehicles; * public health infrastructure and supply chain resiliency; * housing, rental, and homeowner assistance programs; * cybersecurity programs; * tribal infrastructure, housing, environmental, and health programs; * wildfire prevention, drought relief, conservation efforts, and climate change research; * small business assistance and development; * transit services and clean energy projects in low-income communities; and * infrastructure and administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Additionally, the bill establishes programs to provide * up to six semesters of free community college, * free child care for children under the age of six, * free universal preschool services, and * health benefits for eligible individuals who reside in states that have not expanded Medicaid. The bill also includes provisions that * establish a methane fee for certain petroleum and natural gas facilities; * expand Medicare to cover dental, hearing, and vision care; * provide certain aliens with a path to permanent resident status (e.g., those who entered the United States as minors); * provide up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave; * restructure and increase the tax rates for certain corporations and high-income individuals (e.g., individuals with income over $400,000); and * require the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate maximum prices for certain brand-name drugs under Medicare.

HR 550 - Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH)
To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to immunization system data modernization and expansion, and for other purposes.
02/05/2021 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H393)

HR 59 - Rep. Don Young (R-AK)
Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

HR 604 - Robert Cortez Scott
Reopen and Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2021
05/18/2022 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 27 - 19.
Reopen and Rebuild America's Schools Act of 2021 This bill provides support for long-term improvements to public elementary and secondary school facilities. First, the bill sets forth allocations to states and establishes a need-based grant program for local educational agencies (LEAs) to improve school facilities. Further, the bill specifies allowable uses of grant funds, including carrying out major repairs, improving indoor air quality, and making facilities accessible to disabled individuals. Additionally, the bill requires LEAs that receive funds for new construction, modernization, or renovation projects to comply with hazard-resistance building codes and performance criteria under the WaterSense program of the Environmental Protection Agency. Further, the bill requires LEAs to adopt certain green practices (environmental standards) and requires the use of iron, steel, and manufactured products that are made in the United States (Buy America). The bill restores school infrastructure tax credit bonds. The bill also sets forth reporting requirements, including annual reports on grant program projects and a report by the Government Accountability Office that requires a study of the geographic distribution of projects, the impact of projects on student and staff health and safety, and the accessibility of projects to high-poverty schools. Next, the bill extends through FY2026 the Impact Aid Construction program. Finally, the bill establishes a grant program to assist LEAs with repairing or replacing concrete foundations affected by pyrrhotite (an iron sulfide material linked to crumbling foundations).

HR 610 - Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish a grant program to support the restoration of San Francisco Bay.
02/04/2021 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.

HR 64 - Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)
Protection from Obamacare Mandates and Congressional Equity Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, House Administration, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 66 - Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
CARING for Kids Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Comprehensive Access to Robust Insurance Now Guaranteed for Kids Act or the CARING for Kids Act

This bill permanently extends the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and related measures, programs, and authorities.

Specifically, the bill permanently funds CHIP and related programs that support the development of child health quality measures and outreach and enrollment efforts. The bill also permanently authorizes the Medicaid and CHIP express lane eligibility option, which allows states to use information from designated programs (e.g., the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to streamline eligibility determinations for children.

HR 6833 - Angela Dawn Craig
Affordable Insulin Now Act
05/25/2022 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 389.
Affordable Insulin Now Act This bill limits cost-sharing for insulin under private health insurance and the Medicare prescription drug benefit. Specifically, the bill caps cost-sharing under private health insurance for a month's supply of selected insulin products at $35 or 25% of a plan's negotiated price (after any price concessions), whichever is less, beginning in 2023. The bill caps cost-sharing under the Medicare prescription drug benefit for a month's supply of covered insulin products at $35 beginning in 2023. Currently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is testing a voluntary model under the Medicare prescription drug benefit (the Part D Senior Savings Model) in which the copayment for a month's supply of insulin is capped at $35 through participating plans. The model is set to expire on December 31, 2025. The bill also (1) further delays implementation of regulations relating to the treatment of certain Medicare prescription drug benefit rebates from drug manufacturers for purposes of federal anti-kickback laws, and (2) increases funding for the Medicare Improvement Fund.

HR 7019 - Angela Dawn Craig
Rural Prosperity Act of 2022
03/21/2022 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit.
Rural Prosperity Act of 2022 This bill addresses social, economic, and community well-being and resilience in rural communities. Specifically, the bill establishes, within the Executive Office of the President, the Office of Rural Prosperity to promote and support social and economic prosperity in rural areas. The office, among other duties, must develop (1) a strategy for rural development, and (2) metrics to measure the effectiveness of federal programs on rural areas. Additionally, the bill sets up a council that includes representatives from federal agencies and White House policy offices to ensure collaboration across federal agencies and with other stakeholders concerning the needs of rural areas. The bill also requires the Department of Agriculture to develop, and report on the implementation of, a rural prosperity action plan that addresses structural challenges that affect rural communities.

HR 7230 - Susan Ellis Wild
Family Health Care Affordability Act of 2022
03/24/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Family Health Care Affordability Act of 2022 This bill modifies the requirement for determining the affordability of employer-sponsored minimum essential health care coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). (Under current law, the coverage is unaffordable, and an employee may be eligible for premium assistance tax credits, if the employee's required contribution for an individual plan exceeds 9.5% of household income.) The bill specifies that, with respect to an employee's family members who are eligible to enroll in the plan, affordability must be determined using the cost of family coverage rather than individual coverage to expand the eligibility of families for premium assistance tax credits.

HR 7232 - Antonio Cardenas
9–8–8 and Parity Assistance Act of 2022
03/29/2022 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
9-8-8 and Parity Assistance Act of 2022 This bill modifies provisions to increase access to behavioral health services, with a focus on crisis services and the 9-8-8 telecommunication system. (The 9-8-8 system provides callers with mental health or suicide crisis support and resources through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and is scheduled to take effect by July 16, 2022.) The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) must award grants to crisis call centers for hiring and training staff and otherwise improving operations. Further, SAMHSA must establish standards for a behavioral health crisis continuum of care that health care providers and communities may use in responding to individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The continuum must include emergency treatment, stabilization, and related services. Additionally, the bill (1) sets up an office within SAMHSA to coordinate behavioral health activities, (2) requires a national suicide prevention media campaign, and (3) establishes various grants. The grants include * a pilot program for mobile crisis care teams that respond to behavioral health crises rather than law enforcement, * a capital improvement program for certain behavioral health facilities, and * a program for supporting the implementation of federal mental health parity provisions that require health insurance issuers to provide equivalent coverage for mental health services as they provide for medical and surgical services. The bill also expands certain behavioral health education and training programs to encompass education and training related to crisis management.

HR 7257 - Raul Ruiz
Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act
03/29/2022 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability.
Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act This bill imposes requirements and standards related to the care of aliens in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody. CBP must conduct an initial health screening of each individual in custody to identify those with acute conditions and high-risk vulnerabilities and to provide appropriate healthcare. CBP must conduct the screening within 12 hours of each individual's arrival at a CBP facility, and within 6 hours for certain priority individuals such as children and individuals with disabilities. The bill imposes various requirements related to providing such screenings, such as providing interpreters, chaperones, and mental health treatment when necessary. CBP must ensure detainees have access to drinking water, toilets, sanitation facilities, hygiene products, food, and shelter. The bill imposes certain standards relating to such requirements, such as the minimum amount of drinking water for each detainee and the acceptable temperature range of the shelters. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must enter into memoranda of understanding with various government agencies to address instances when surge capacity is necessary. The DHS Office of the Inspector General must conduct unannounced inspections of ports of entry, border patrol stations, and detention facilities and report the results to Congress. The Government Accountability Office must assess CBP's management of such facilities, whether CBP and DHS processes are in compliance with this bill's requirements, and the behavior of CBP personnel in carrying out this bill. DHS shall publicly release on its website, on a quarterly basis, aggregate data on complaints of sexual abuse at CBP facilities.

HR 7258 - Peter Anderson Sessions
Health Care Equality and Modernization Act of 2022
03/29/2022 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Health Care Equality and Modernization Act of 2022 This bill repeals the requirement for large employers to offer affordable coverage to full time employees and makes other changes to the health insurance system. Specifically, health insurance is no longer required to cover preventive care at no cost or include the essential health benefits. Individuals enrolling in health insurance who have not maintained continuous coverage over the previous 12 months are charged an extra 20% on premiums for each consecutive year without coverage, unless the individual is subject to similar state incentives to maintain coverage. States may enroll uninsured residents in high deductible health plans. Individuals must be permitted to opt-out of this coverage. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must develop a risk adjustment mechanism for health insurance in the individual market. For residents of a state to qualify for premium subsidies or the health insurance tax credit in this bill, the state must permit health insurance with an annual limit on benefits to be sold on its exchange. The bill establishes an advanceable, refundable health insurance tax credit for taxpayers enrolled in coverage that does not cover abortion except in certain circumstances. States may (1) apply to HHS to use unclaimed health insurance tax credits for indigent health care; and (2) enroll Medicaid-eligible individuals in health insurance that qualifies for the tax credit instead of in Medicaid, at the individual's option. The bill establishes Roth HSAs (health savings accounts) for paying certain medical expenses and health insurance premiums. The bill eliminates the tax deduction for medical expenses. Finally, the bill also changes federal Medicaid payments into block grants.

HR 736 - Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)
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.
02/04/2021 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H332)

HR 751 - Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC)
To prohibit a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing.
02/03/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 7671 - Donald Sternoff Beyer Jr.
Airborne Act
05/06/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Airborne Act This bill allows owners of commercial or public properties a tax credit for the cost of an indoor air quality assessment and an air filter or qualified HVAC upgrade to such properties. The bill also directs the Department of Energy to establish a voluntary certification program for property owners to certify that their properties are in compliance with the indoor air quality standards added by this bill.

HR 7696 - Christopher Charles Pappas
Clean Water Standards for PFAS 2.0 Act of 2022
05/11/2022 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.

HR 7771 - David Cheston Rouzer
To require the Secretary of the Army and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study analyzing the cost to permit applicants and permit holders of complying with sections 402 and 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and for other purposes.
05/16/2022 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.

HR 7774 - Charles Michael Thompson
Commonsense Reporting Act of 2022
05/13/2022 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Commonsense Reporting Act of 2022 This bill addresses the eligibility verification process for the premium assistance tax credit and cost-sharing subsidy under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). It requires the Department of the Treasury to develop and implement a reporting system that allows employers to voluntarily report information about their health plans for the current plan year prior to the beginning of open enrollment. The bill also allows electronic transmission of employee and enrollee statements and permits Treasury to accept full names and dates of birth in lieu of dependents' and spouses' Social Security account numbers. The bill also allows certain large employers who do not offer their employees minimum health care coverage 90 days to appeal an assessment for not providing such coverage. The Government Accountability Office must evaluate (1) for the period beginning on January 1, 2015, and ending on December 31, 2020, the notification of employers by PPACA exchanges of the eligibility of employees for advance payments of the premium assistance tax credit or cost-sharing subsidies; and (2) for calendar year 2023, the functionality of the prospective reporting system established by this bill, including the accuracy of information collected.

HR 7827 - Mark William Pocan
Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium and Antitrust Review Act of 2022
05/18/2022 - Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium and Antitrust Review Act of 2022 This bill places a moratorium on certain acquisitions between large agricultural and retail-related businesses and establishes the Food and Agriculture Concentration and Market Power Review Commission. The commission shall report to Congress and the President on (1) the nature and consequences of market concentration in the U.S. food and agricultural economy, and (2) recommended legal and regulatory changes to address such market concentration.

HR 7830 - Elise Marie Stefanik
Babies Need More Formula Now Act of 2022
05/18/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Babies Need More Formula Now Act of 2022 This bill addresses the regulation of infant formula, including by authorizing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to waive certain requirements related to importation. The FDA may waive labeling requirements related to the importation (or distribution or sale) of infant formula from a country with requirements that provide a similar assurance of safety as U.S. requirements. The FDA must, when appropriate, enter into arrangements to harmonize U.S. regulatory requirements pertaining to infant formula with the requirements of other nations. The bill imposes time lines for the FDA to respond to submissions for market approval for new infant formula. The FDA must also issue guidance as to what types of changes in the ingredients of infant formula, if any, may not require a new growth study to meet FDA requirements. The bill also authorizes a person to import, without prior notice to the FDA, up to a three-month supply of infant formula for personal use from a country with formula safety standards similar to U.S. standards, such as Canada. Before recommending or requiring a recall of infant formula due exclusively to a labeling deficiency, the FDA must ensure that the recall will not negatively affect the supply of formula in the United States. The bill also requires the FDA to (1) notify Congress no later than 24 hours after initiating a formula recall, and (2) provide certain information to formula manufacturers about restarting production after an inspection of a manufacturing facility impacted by a recall.

HR 7845 - Robin Lynne Kelly
NIH Clinical Trial Diversity Act of 2022
05/20/2022 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
NIH Clinical Trial Diversity Act of 2022 This bill sets out requirements to increase the diversity of clinical trial participants. The bill also requires other activities to foster participation in clinical trials. As a condition of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a clinical trial investigating a drug or device, a sponsor's application must include certain information related to diversity in its trial, such as * goals for recruiting and retaining trial participants, * plans for achieving the recruitment and retention goals and implementing less-burdensome clinical trial follow-up requirements, and * education and training requirements related to diversity in clinical trials for researchers and other individuals who conduct or support the trial. A sponsor must also annually share demographic data of clinical trial participants with the NIH. The NIH must publish on its website information about the diversity of and other information concerning the clinical trials it funds. If a sponsor fails to meet its goals or other requirements with respect to trial diversity, the sponsor must develop and implement a strategic plan to increase the diversity of the clinical trial participants. Further, the NIH and the Food and Drug Administration must carry out a national campaign to increase awareness about the need for diverse clinical trials. The bill also requires studies on barriers to participation in clinical trials. The Government Accountability Office must study actions taken by federal agencies to address such barriers while the NIH must study regulations that govern reimbursements of out-of-pocket expenses of and incentives for clinical trial participants.

HR 7892 - Daniel Milton Newhouse
Prohibition of Agricultural Land for the People’s Republic of China Act
05/27/2022 - Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 7894 - Ayanna Soyini Pressley
Affordability is Access Act
05/27/2022 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Affordability is Access Act This bill establishes several requirements relating to health insurance coverage of, and access to, over-the-counter contraceptives. Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, and the Department of the Treasury to specify that private health insurance plans must cover over-the-counter contraceptives that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), even without a prescription. Under current law, private health insurance plans (with some exceptions) must cover FDA-approved prescription contraceptives, without cost-sharing requirements. The bill also prohibits retailers from interfering with an individual's access to oral contraceptives that are meant for routine, daily use and are FDA-approved for use without a prescription.

HR 7900 - David Adam Smith
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023
09/21/2022 - S.Amdt.5519 Senate amendment submitted
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 This bill authorizes Department of Defense (DOD) activities for FY2023 and addresses other issues. For example, the bill * authorizes the procurement of various items, including destroyers and aircraft; * modifies inventory requirements for various Air Force programs; * authorizes DOD to furnish electric vehicle charging stations at commissary stores and military exchanges; * requires DOD to provide, subject to appropriations, support for the research and development of innovative bioindustrial manufacturing processes; * requires DOD to carry out a pilot program to facilitate the transition of certain nontactical vehicles to electric vehicles; * requires the Army and the Navy to jointly carry out a pilot program to evaluate the feasibility of using data recorders to monitor the operation of military tactical vehicles; * prescribes end strengths for the branches of the Armed Forces; * requires the branches of the Armed Forces to notify Congress before taking certain actions regarding reserve units, such as the deactivation or reassignment of such a unit; * requires the Army to establish gender-neutral fitness standards for military occupational specialties that are higher than those for noncombat military occupational specialties; * requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report to Congress recommendations for improving the retention and recruitment of members who specialize in Army air and missile defense systems, and requires the Army to implement the recommendations; * requires the GAO to report to Congress a review of a major military health contract after DOD has entered into the contract; * temporarily prohibits certain TRICARE programs (health care programs that cover current and former members of the uniformed services and their dependents) from imposing cost-sharing requirements for prescription contraceptives and certain related services; * requires the Department of Homeland Security to designate a laboratory as the Chemical Security Analysis Center; * requires the Department of the Treasury to take actions to support international initiatives to provide debt restructuring and relief to developing countries; * prohibits federal regulators from taking certain adverse actions against a depository institution solely for providing financial services to a cannabis-related business operating pursuant to state or local law; * provides statutory authority for an April 27, 2021, executive order raising the minimum wage for the employees of federal contractors; * prohibits barring a veteran from federal employment solely because the veteran consumes or has consumed cannabis; * imposes data standards requirements on certain federal agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and * establishes the San Gabriel National Recreation Area in California as a unit of the National Park System.

HR 7933 - Rosa Luisa DeLauro
Keep Infant Formula Safe and On the Shelves Act of 2022
06/03/2022 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Education and Labor, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 8132 - Victoria (Kulheyko) Spartz
Flexibility in Hospital Ownership Act
06/16/2022 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 8138 - Peter Francis Welch
Lake Champlain Basin Program Reauthorization Act of 2022
06/17/2022 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.

HR 8239 - Sanford Dixon Bishop Jr.
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023
06/27/2022 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 300.
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023 This bill provides FY2023 appropriations for the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies. The bill provides appropriations to USDA for agricultural programs, including * the Office of the Secretary, * Executive Operations, * the Office of Civil Rights, * the Economic Research Service, * the National Agricultural Statistics Service, * the Agricultural Research Service, * the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, * the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, * the Agricultural Marketing Service, and * the Food Safety and Inspection Service. The bill also provides appropriations to USDA for farm production and conservation programs, including * the Farm Production and Conservation Business Center, * the Farm Service Agency, * the Risk Management Agency, and * the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The bill provides appropriations to the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Fund and the Commodity Credit Corporation Fund. For USDA rural development programs, the bill includes appropriations for * Rural Development Salaries and Expenses, * the Rural Housing Service, * the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, and * the Rural Utilities Service. The bill provides appropriations to the Food and Nutrition Service for * Child Nutrition Programs; * the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); * the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); * the Commodity Assistance Program; and * Nutrition Programs Administration. The bill provides appropriations to the Foreign Agricultural Service for (1) Food for Peace Title II Grants, and (2) McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program Grants. The bill also provides appropriations for * the Food and Drug Administration, * the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and * the Farm Credit Administration. Additionally, the bill sets forth requirements and restrictions for using funds provided by this and other appropriations acts.

HR 8245 - William Patrick Huizenga
Community Multi-Share Coverage Program Act
06/28/2022 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 8324 - Jared William Huffman
Health Share Transparency Act of 2022
07/11/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HR 8352 - Lisa LaTrelle Blunt Rochester
Public Health Air Quality Act of 2022
07/13/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HR 8358 - Rosa Luisa DeLauro
Food Safety Administration Act of 2022
07/13/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HR 8373 - Kathy Ellen Manning
Right to Contraception Act
07/21/2022 - H.Amdt.302 On agreeing to the Rules amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
Right to Contraception Act This bill sets out statutory protections for an individual's right to access and a health care provider's right to provide contraception and related information. Contraception refers to an action taken to prevent pregnancy, including the use of contraceptives (i.e., a device or medication used to prevent pregnancy), fertility-awareness based methods, and sterilization procedures. Generally, the bill prohibits measures that single out and impede access to contraception and related information. However, a party may defend against a claim that a measure violates the bill's prohibitions by demonstrating, through clear and convincing evidence, that the measure significantly advances access to contraception and cannot be achieved through less restrictive means. The Department of Justice, individuals, or health care providers may bring a lawsuit to enforce this bill, and states are not immune from suits for violations.

HR 8441 - Kenneth Robert Buck
No Federal Tax Dollars for Illegal Aliens Health Insurance Act of 2022
07/20/2022 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 8551 - Aston Donald McEachin
Technology Assessment for Air Quality Management Act of 2022
07/28/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HR 8588 - Bruce Eugene Westerman
Fair Care Act of 2022
07/28/2022 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, the Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Rules, the Budget, Armed Services, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Fair Care Act of 2022 This bill addresses the health care system, including Medicare, Medicaid, the private health insurance market, and the prescription drug approval process. The bill also revises tax provisions related to certain health care costs and establishes requirements for lawsuits involving health care provided, at least in part, through a federal program or with federal funds.

HR 8678 - Claudia Tenney
American Energy is Global Security Act of 2022
08/05/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HR 8680 - Susan Ellis Wild
Greater Mental Health Access Act
08/05/2022 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Greater Mental Health Access Act This bill establishes a special enrollment period for family members of individuals who died by suicide to enroll in, or change enrollment under, a health insurance plan. The bill also requires the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to use funds from the Prevention and Public Health Fund to award grants to medical providers and others to provide outpatient mental health services for individuals impacted by the attempted or completed suicide of a friend or family member.

HR 8706 - Kaiali'i Kahele
Agricultural Management Assistance Modernization Act of 2022
08/12/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

HR 8731 - Marjorie Taylor Greene
Protect Children’s Innocence Act
08/19/2022 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Protect Children's Innocence Act This bill places restrictions on the provision of gender affirming care. Gender affirming care includes performing surgery, administering medication, or performing other procedures for the purpose of changing the body of an individual to correspond to a sex that differs from the individual's biological sex. Specifically, the bill makes it a felony to perform any gender affirming care on a minor and it permits a minor on whom such care is performed to bring a civil action against each individual who provided the care. Additionally, the bill prohibits the use of federal funds for gender affirming care or for health insurance that covers such care. Such care may not be provided in a federal health care facility or by a federal employee. The bill also prohibits qualified health plans from including coverage for gender affirming care. Further, plans that include coverage for such care are not eligible for federal subsidies. Finally, the bill prohibits institutions of higher education from offering instruction in gender affirming care. It also makes any non-U.S. national (alien under federal law) who performs gender affirming care on a minor deportable and inadmissible to the United States. The restrictions under this bill do not apply to the provision of care under certain circumstances such as when an individual does not have normal sex chromosome structure, sex steroid hormone production, or sex steroid hormone action.

HR 892 - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit application of pre-existing condition exclusions and to guarantee availability of health insurance coverage in the individual and group market, contingent on the enactment of legislation repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes.
02/05/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 908 - Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]
To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for Federal Exchange outreach and educational activities.
02/08/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HRES 107 - Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Supporting the goals and ideals of ""National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day"".
02/05/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HRES 108 - Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the dedicated employees of the United States Postal Service are frontline essential workers and must be prioritized accordingly for the purposes of the COVID-19 vaccination program and State vaccine distribution plans.
02/05/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HRES 911 - Barbara Jean Lee
Supporting the goals and ideals of "National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day".
02/04/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S 1201 - Robert Menendez
United States Climate Leadership in International Mitigation, Adaptation, and Technology Enhancement Act of 2021
12/15/2021 - Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported favorably.
United States Climate Leadership in International Mitigation, Adaptation, and Technology Enhancement Act of 2021 This bill sets out priorities for climate action, clean energy, energy diplomacy, reduced deforestation, and related U.S. foreign policy. The Department of State must incorporate climate action and climate diplomacy across all bureaus and U.S. missions abroad. In addition, the bill directs increased U.S. involvement in international climate change agreements and activities, including * the Paris Agreement (a climate treaty adopted in 2015), * the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol (amends a treaty on reducing ozone-depleting compounds to include hydrofluorocarbons) and efforts to reduce short-lived climate pollutants, * the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, and * Mission Innovation and the Clean Energy Ministerial (global initiatives to advance clean energy technologies and policies). In addition, the bill directs (1) increased U.S. engagement in international economic forums (e.g., G-7 and the World Economic Forum) related to climate action, including with a specific focus on China; and (2) efforts by the U.S. International Finance Development Corporation and U.S. representatives at international financial institutions to prioritize renewable energy projects and advance other climate-related policy objectives. The bill also establishes foreign assistance, financing mechanisms, and other programs to support developing countries transition to renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions. Furthermore, the bill outlines climate-related foreign policy and programs for particular regions (the Arctic, sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and North America) and countries (China, India, Brazil, and Indonesia). The bill also addresses climate change and its effects on women and girls.

S 1218 - Bernard Sanders
Green New Deal for Public Housing Act
11/09/2021 - Presented to President.
Green New Deal for Public Housing Act This bill addresses energy efficiency and workforce development in the context of public housing. Specifically, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) must award grants to public housing agencies (PHAs) and other eligible entities under a variety of new programs, including programs for * facilitating workforce development and high-income employment transition; * conducting physical needs assessments and subsequent energy efficiency retrofits; and * making upgrades, replacements, and improvements for energy efficiency, building electrification, and water quality upgrades. Recipients of these grants must provide relocation assistance for residents who are displaced during construction and must ensure that they can return to their homes once retrofitting is completed. A certain percentage of the employment positions generated by these grant programs and other specified federal grant programs must be filled by low-income individuals, and a specified percentage of certain contracts associated with these programs must be awarded to businesses owned by residents of public housing. The bill also repeals a provision that prohibits a PHA from using HUD funds to construct or operate new public housing units if doing so would result in the PHA owning or operating more units than it did on October 1, 1999.

S 1605 - Richard Lynn Scott
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022
12/23/2021 - Presented to President.
This bill redesignates the Pulse Memorial located at 1912 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida, as the National Pulse Memorial.

S 167 - Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)
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.
02/02/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S 173 - Michael Farrand Bennet
Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act
05/03/2022 - Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Failed to report favorably.
Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act This bill provides for the conservation of specified lands in Colorado. Specifically, the bill designates * specified federal lands within the White River National Forest as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, * the proposed Williams Fork Mountains Wilderness as a potential wilderness area, * the Tenmile Recreation Management Area, * the Porcupine Gulch Wildlife Conservation Area, * the Williams Fork Mountains Wildlife Conservation Area, * the Camp Hale National Historic Landscape, * the Sheep Mountain and Liberty Bell East Special Management Areas, * the Curecanti National Recreation Area, and * the interpretive site located beside U.S. Route 24 as the Sandy Treat Overlook. The bill adjusts the boundary of the White River National Forest and the Rocky Mountain National Park Potential Wilderness. The bill provides for the inclusion of additional federal lands in the National Wilderness Preservation System. The bill provides for the cancellation of all Thompson Divide oil or gas leases. The bill establishes the Greater Thompson Divide Fugitive Coal Mine Methane Use Pilot Program to promote the capture, beneficial use, mitigation, and sequestration of fugitive methane emissions to reduce methane emissions, improve air quality, and improve public safety, among other things.

S 1734 - Ronald Lee Wyden
National Prescribed Fire Act of 2021
10/21/2021 - Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
National Prescribed Fire Act of 2021 This bill directs the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of the Interior to significantly increase the number and size of prescribed fires conducted on federal lands. Before the end of FY2023, Interior and USDA shall each have carried out a minimum of one prescribed fire on each unit of the National Forest System (with exceptions), unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System, unit of the National Park System, and Bureau of Land Management district (1) that includes an area that has a historical low-severity fire regime, has a historical fire-return interval of not more than 35 years, and is larger than 100 acres; and (2) less than half of which was burned by a wildland fire during the previous 10-year period. Interior shall establish a collaborative prescribed fire program to provide financial assistance to eligible entities to conduct prescribed fires in priority landscapes. Interior shall establish an incentive program to encourage the implementation of large, cross-boundary prescribed fires. Interior and USDA shall hire additional employees and provide training to increase the number of skilled and qualified prescribed fire practitioners in the departments and other organizations. To address the public health and safety risk of the expanded use of prescribed fire, USDA and Interior shall conduct research to improve or develop, among other things, cost-effective, and consistent mitigation strategies for communities impacted adversely by smoke from prescribed fire.

S 2093 - Jeffrey Alan Merkley
For the People Act of 2021
09/15/2021 - Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
For the People Act of 2021 This bill addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting). It also limits removing voters from voter rolls. The bill requires states to establish independent redistricting commissions to carry out congressional redistricting. Additionally, the bill sets forth provisions related to election security, including sharing intelligence information with state election officials, supporting states in securing their election systems, developing a national strategy to protect U.S. democratic institutions, establishing in the legislative branch the National Commission to Protect United States Democratic Institutions, and other provisions to improve the cybersecurity of election systems. Further, the bill addresses campaign finance, including by expanding the prohibition on campaign spending by foreign nationals, requiring additional disclosure of campaign-related fundraising and spending, requiring additional disclaimers regarding certain political advertising, and establishing an alternative campaign funding system for certain federal offices. The bill addresses ethics in all three branches of government, including by requiring a code of conduct for Supreme Court Justices, prohibiting Members of the House from serving on the board of a for-profit entity, and establishing additional conflict-of-interest and ethics provisions for federal employees and the White House. The bill requires the President, the Vice President, and certain candidates for those offices to disclose 10 years of tax returns.

S 2315 - Raphael Gamaliel Warnock
Medicaid Saves Lives Act
04/26/2022 - Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
Medicaid Saves Lives Act This bill requires and provides funds for the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a program that provides health benefits to the Medicaid expansion population in states that have not expanded Medicaid. Specifically, the program must provide coverage for individuals who are newly eligible for Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (i.e., the Medicaid expansion population) without premiums and in accordance with Medicaid cost-sharing and other requirements. The bill also extends and increases the temporarily enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (i.e., federal matching rate) for states that elect to participate in Medicaid expansion if they have not already done so.

S 2476 - Edward John Markey
Environmental Justice Air Quality Monitoring Act of 2021
07/13/2022 - Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.

S 2693 - Alejandro Padilla
Salton Sea Projects Improvements Act
07/21/2022 - Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
Salton Sea Projects Improvements Act This bill provides the Bureau of Reclamation with additional project authorities for the Salton Sea research project in Southern California. Specifically, the bill authorizes Reclamation to provide grants and enter into contracts and cooperative agreements to carry out projects (e.g., construction activities and dust suppression projects) to improve air quality, fish and wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and water quality in the area of the Salton Sea. To carry out these projects, Reclamation may enter into partnerships with state, tribal, and local governments; water districts; joint powers authorities, including the Salton Sea Authority; nonprofit organizations; and institutions of higher education.

S 2806 - Dianne Emiel Goldman Berman Feinstein
Wildfire Emergency Act of 2021
10/21/2021 - Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.

S 29 - Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize certain programs relating to nonpoint source management, and for other purposes.
01/22/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S 30 - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
A bill to set forth a method of determining maximum out-of-pocket limits and annual updates to premium tax credit eligibility under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
01/22/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S 3031 - Marco Antonio Rubio
A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to modify certain allotments under that Act, and for other purposes.
10/20/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S 3230 - Raymond Jon Tester
A bill to require the establishment of a working group to evaluate the food safety threat posed by beef imported from Brazil, and for other purposes.
11/17/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S 3459 - Kevin John Cramer
A bill to prohibit a Federal agency from promulgating any rule or guidance that bans hydraulic fracturing in the United States, and for other purposes.
01/18/2022 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 239.

S 3507 - Edward John Markey
A bill to improve air quality management and the safety of communities using the best available monitoring technology and data.
01/13/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S 4074 - John Cornyn III
Preventing Future Pandemics Act of 2022
04/07/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S 4096 - Ben Ray Luján Jr.
Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in U.S. Customs and Border Protection Custody Act
04/27/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in U.S. Customs and Border Protection Custody Act This bill imposes requirements and standards related to the care of aliens in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody. CBP must conduct an initial health screening of each individual in custody to identify those with acute conditions and high-risk vulnerabilities and to provide appropriate healthcare. CBP must conduct the screening within 12 hours of each individual's arrival at a CBP facility, and within 6 hours for certain priority individuals such as children and individuals with disabilities. The bill imposes various requirements related to providing such screenings, such as providing interpreters, chaperones, and mental health treatment when necessary. CBP must ensure detainees have access to drinking water, toilets, sanitation facilities, hygiene products, food, and shelter. The bill imposes certain standards relating to such requirements, such as the minimum amount of drinking water for each detainee and the acceptable temperature range of the shelters. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must enter into memoranda of understanding with various government agencies to address instances when surge capacity is necessary. The DHS Office of the Inspector General must conduct unannounced inspections of ports of entry, border patrol stations, and detention facilities and report the results to Congress. The Government Accountability Office must assess CBP's management of such facilities, whether CBP and DHS processes are in compliance with this bill's requirements, and the behavior of CBP personnel in carrying out this bill. DHS shall publicly release on its website, on a quarterly basis, aggregate data on complaints of sexual abuse at CBP facilities.

S 41 - Sen. Shelley Capito (R-WV)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require coverage of hearing devices and systems in certain private health insurance plans, and for other purposes.
01/25/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S 4130 - James Paul Lankford
Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2022
05/03/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2022 This bill repeals provisions under the Stark law (i.e., the Physician Self-Referral Law) that limit, for purposes of Medicare participation, self-referrals by newly constructed or expanded physician-owned hospitals.

S 4161 - Kirsten Elizabeth Rutnik Gillibrand
Clean Water Standards for PFAS 2.0 Act of 2022
05/09/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S 4170 - William Morgan Cassidy
Mental Health Reform Reauthorization Act of 2022
05/10/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Mental Health Reform Reauthorization Act of 2022 This bill reauthorizes through FY2027 various activities related to mental health services and resources. Specifically, the bill reauthorizes a policy laboratory housed within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that promotes evidence-based practices and service delivery models. Additionally, the bill reauthorizes and modifies grants and similar assistance for * treatment and other services for adults with serious mental illnesses and children with serious emotional disturbances, * mental and behavioral health programs in the criminal justice system, * priority mental health needs of regional and national significance, * education and training for mental and behavioral health care providers, and * integrated primary care and behavioral health care. The bill also addresses insurance coverage for mental and behavioral health. This includes (1) grants for assessing health insurance plans for compliance with requirements related to parity in the coverage of mental health, (2) applying the parity requirements to self-funded, nonfederal government health plans, and (3) requiring specified agencies to provide states with guidance about coverage recommendations for mental and behavioral health services. Additionally, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must review claims data to assess the degree to which mental and behavioral health treatment aligns with evidence-based recommendations and standards of care. Other matters addressed by the bill include first episode psychosis activities (interventions to improve symptoms, reduce relapse episodes, and prevent deterioration and disability among individuals suffering from psychotic illness) and improving data collection and reporting of SAMHSA's activities.

S 4204 - Bernard Sanders
Medicare for All Act of 2022
05/12/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Medicare for All Act of 2022 This bill establishes a national health insurance program that is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Among other requirements, the program must (1) cover all U.S. residents; (2) provide for automatic enrollment of individuals upon birth or residency in the United States; and (3) cover items and services that are medically necessary or appropriate to maintain health or to diagnose, treat, or rehabilitate a health condition, including hospital services, prescription drugs, mental health and substance abuse treatment, dental and vision services, and home- and community-based long-term care. The bill prohibits cost-sharing (e.g., deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments) and other charges for covered services, with the exception of prescription drugs. Additionally, private health insurers and employers may only offer coverage that is supplemental to, and not duplicative of, benefits provided under the program. Health insurance exchanges and specified federal health programs terminate upon program implementation. However, the program does not affect coverage provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs, TRICARE, or the Indian Health Service. Additionally, state Medicaid programs must cover certain institutional long-term care services. The bill also establishes a series of implementing provisions relating to (1) health care provider participation; (2) HHS administration; and (3) payments and costs, including the requirement that HHS negotiate prices for prescription drugs and establish a formulary. Individuals who are age 18 or younger may enroll in the program starting one year after enactment of this bill; other individuals may buy into a transitional plan or an expanded Medicare program at this time, depending on age. The bill's program must be fully implemented four years after enactment.

S 4245 - Cory Anthony Booker
Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium and Antitrust Review Act of 2022
05/18/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium and Antitrust Review Act of 2022 This bill places a moratorium on certain acquisitions between large agricultural and retail-related businesses and establishes the Food and Agriculture Concentration and Market Power Review Commission. The commission shall report to Congress and the President on (1) the nature and consequences of market concentration in the U.S. food and agricultural economy, and (2) recommended legal and regulatory changes to address such market concentration.

S 4273 - Robert Patrick Casey Jr.
Supporting States in Integrating Care Act of 2022
05/19/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S 4316 - Edward John Markey
Ensuring Safe and Toxic-Free Foods Act of 2022
05/26/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S 4347 - Patricia Lynn Johns Murray
Affordability is Access Act
05/26/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Affordability is Access Act This bill establishes several requirements relating to health insurance coverage of, and access to, over-the-counter contraceptives. Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, and the Department of the Treasury to specify that private health insurance plans must cover over-the-counter contraceptives that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), even without a prescription. Under current law, private health insurance plans (with some exceptions) must cover FDA-approved prescription contraceptives, without cost-sharing requirements. The bill also prohibits retailers from interfering with an individual's access to oral contraceptives that are meant for routine, daily use and are FDA-approved for use without a prescription.

S 4348 - Patricia Lynn Johns Murray
FDASLA Act of 2022
07/13/2022 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 444.
Food and Drug Administration Safety and Landmark Advancements Act of 2022 or the FDASLA Act of 2022 This bill modifies Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to collect certain fees. It also expands FDA authority to regulate certain products, including cosmetics. Among other provisions, the bill * reauthorizes FDA authority to collect certain fees related to drugs, medical devices, and biosimilar biological products and modifies such fees, including the base fee amounts; * establishes that certain requirements related to obtaining market approval for a new drug or a biosimilar may be satisfied using alternatives to animal testing, such as in vitro tests; * authorizes the FDA to require that certain drugs be dispensed with a safe disposal system even if the system does not render a drug nonretrievable (current law requires such a system to render the drug nonretrievable); * establishes time lines for the FDA to respond to requests to determine whether a drug is a therapeutic equivalent to an approved drug; * modifies the accelerated process for approving products for a serious or life-threatening disease or condition and establishes an intra-agency coordinating council to ensure consistent and appropriate use of the process; * requires additional regulation of cosmetics, including by requiring manufacturers to register manufacturing facilities and each cosmetic product with the FDA; * requires dietary supplement manufacturers to provide to the FDA certain information, including a list of all ingredients, about each dietary supplement that it markets; * requires an in vitro clinical test to receive FDA premarket approval or a technology certification (or be otherwise exempted) before being introduced into interstate commerce; and * requires the FDA to temporarily relax certain premarket requirements for a manufacturer that intends to market a new infant formula.

S 4415 - Patrick Joseph Leahy
Lake Champlain Basin Program Reauthorization Act of 2022
06/16/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S 4510 - Ladda Tammy Duckworth Bowlsbey
Public Health Air Quality Act of 2022
07/12/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S 4520 - Richard Joseph Durbin
Food Safety Administration Act of 2022
07/13/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text: CR S3273-3274)

S 4557 - Edward John Markey
Right to Contraception Act
07/19/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Right to Contraception Act This bill sets out statutory protections for an individual's right to access and a health care provider's right to provide contraception and related information. Contraception refers to an action taken to prevent pregnancy, including the use of contraceptives (i.e., a device or medication used to prevent pregnancy), fertility-awareness based methods, and sterilization procedures. Generally, the bill prohibits measures that single out and impede access to contraception and related information. However, a party may defend against a claim that a measure violates the bill's prohibitions by demonstrating, through clear and convincing evidence, that the measure significantly advances access to contraception and cannot be achieved through less restrictive means. The Department of Justice, individuals, or health care providers may bring a lawsuit to enforce this bill, and states are not immune from suits for violations.

S 4568 - Richard Mauze Burr
Renewable Natural Gas Incentive Act of 2022
07/20/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Renewable Natural Gas Incentive Act of 2022 This bill allows a tax credit through 2032 equal to $1 times the number of gallons of renewable natural gas or gasoline gallon equivalent of nonliquid renewable natural gas for use as a fuel in a motor vehicle or motorboat or for use as a fuel in aviation.

S 4661 - Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023
07/28/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023 This bill provides FY2023 appropriations for the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies. The bill provides appropriations to USDA for agricultural programs, including * the Office of the Secretary, * Executive Operations, * the Office of Civil Rights, * the Economic Research Service, * the National Agricultural Statistics Service, * the Agricultural Research Service, * the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, * the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, * the Agricultural Marketing Service, and * the Food Safety and Inspection Service. The bill also provides appropriations to USDA for farm production and conservation programs, including * the Farm Production and Conservation Business Center, * the Farm Service Agency, * the Risk Management Agency, and * the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The bill provides appropriations to the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Fund and the Commodity Credit Corporation Fund. For USDA rural development programs, the bill includes appropriations for * Rural Development Salaries and Expenses, * the Rural Housing Service, * the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, and * the Rural Utilities Service. The bill provides appropriations to the Food and Nutrition Service for * Child Nutrition Programs; * the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); * the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); * the Commodity Assistance Program; and * Nutrition Programs Administration. The bill provides appropriations to the Foreign Agricultural Service for (1) Food for Peace Title II Grants, and (2) McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program Grants. The bill also provides appropriations for (1) the Food and Drug Administration, and (2) the Farm Credit Administration. Additionally, the bill sets forth requirements and restrictions for using funds provided by this and other appropriations acts.

S 4739 - Margaret Coldwell (Wood) Hassan
Increasing Access to Dental Insurance Act
08/02/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S 4802 - Maria Elaine Cantwell
Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022
09/14/2022 - Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.

S 4818 - Rafael Edward Cruz
A bill to prohibit the use of Federal and local funds to impose or enforce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate in District of Columbia schools, and to repeal the Coronavirus Immunization of School Students and Early Childhood Workers Regulation Amendment Act of 2021 enacted by the District of Columbia Council.
09/12/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S 576 - Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin
Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act of 2021
12/16/2021 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 197.
Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act of 2021 This bill directs the U.S. Coast Guard to conduct icebreaking operations in the Great Lakes in accordance with specific performance standards. Specifically, the Coast Guard must * keep channels and harbors in the Great Lakes open to navigation not less than 90% of the hours that commercial vessels and ferries attempt to transit ice-covered waterways; * in a year in which the Great Lakes are not open to navigation because of ice of a thickness that occurs on average only once every 10 years, keep channels and harbors open to navigation at least 70% of the hours that commercial vessels and ferries attempt to transit ice-covered waterways; and * coordinate Great Lakes icebreaking operations with operators of commercial vessels. The bill also directs the Coast Guard to acquire a Great Lakes icebreaker that is at least as capable as Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw in an accelerated timeframe and award the contract on the basis of contractor qualification and price.

SCONRES 5 - Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT)
A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2021 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2022 through 2030.
02/03/2021 - Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S273-303, S304-314)
...The resolution includes reconciliation instructions that direct several House and Senate committees to submit changes in laws within their jurisdictions that will increase the deficit over FY2021-FY2030 by no more than an amount specified for each committee. The committees must submit the legislation to their respective budget committees by February 16, 2021.

(Under current law, reconciliation bills are considered by Congress using expedited legislative procedures that prevent a filibuster and restrict amendments in the Senate.)

The resolution establishes reserve funds that allow (1) the chairs of the House and Senate Budget Committees to revise committee allocations, aggregates, and other budgetary levels to accommodate reconciliation legislation that complies with the instructions in this resolution; and (2) the chair of the House Budget Committee to make similar adjustments for deficit-neutral legislation.

The resolution also exempts reconciliation legislation ...

SJRES 43 - Cindy Hyde-Smith
A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of the Treasury and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services relating to "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Updating Payment Parameters, Section 1332 Waiver Implementing Regulations, and Improving Health Insurance Markets for 2022 and Beyond".
03/23/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
This joint resolution nullifies the rule titled Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Updating Payment Parameters, Section 1332 Waiver Implementing Regulations, and Improving Health Insurance Markets for 2022 and Beyond, which was issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Department of the Treasury on September 27, 2021. The rule expands the open enrollment period for individual health coverage and rescinds the previous interpretation of certain requirements relating to Section 1332 waivers (also known as State Innovation Waivers or State Relief and Empowerment Waivers).

SRES 485 - Catherine Marie Cortez Masto
A resolution relating to the death of the Honorable Harry Mason Reid, Jr., former Senator for the State of Nevada.
01/07/2022 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.