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Format: 2014-08-23
Format: 2014-08-23
11/27/2013
Bill
S. 252 authorizes or reauthorizes three public health programs.   Title I of the bill reauthorizes and improves the Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers Who Deliver Infants Early Reauthorization Act (PREEMIE) Act.  This title reauthorizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research, surveillance, and prevention activities.  It also extends provider...
11/21/2013
Bill
S. 330 updates the National Organ Transplant Act in light of current medical and scientific understanding of HIV and AIDS.  The legislation lays the foundation for HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ donation to occur in the future, first beginning with thorough research.  The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) will spearhead the development of research criteria for HIV-...
11/21/2013
Bill
On May 16, 2013, Reps. Pitts, Schakowsky, Whitfield, and Eshoo introduced H.R. 2012, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act.  H.R. 2012 designates the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as the independent anti-doping organization for horse races with interstate, off-track betting.  H.R. 2012 gives USADA the authority to develop, publish, and maintain rules for which substances, methods,...
11/21/2013
Floor Action
On November 21, 2013, the House debated H.R. 1900, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act.  Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman spoke in opposition to the bill, which undermines public safety and environmental protections.
11/21/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “H.R. 2012, a bill to improve the integrity and safety of interstate horseracing, and for other purposes.”
11/21/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “Oversight of FirstNet and the Advancement of Public Safety Wireless Communications.”
11/21/2013
Press Release
Today the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change met with representatives from the NBA, WNBA, NHL, NFL, MLB, and the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) to discuss the effects of climate change on these leagues and the work the organizations are doing to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  The members also released written responses from the leagues to the Task Force’s request for views...
11/20/2013
Bill
On July 17, 2013, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) introduced H.R. 2703, a bill to eliminate possible disincentives for health practitioners to volunteer at community health centers.  H.R. 2703 makes health practitioner volunteers eligible for medical malpractice coverage that is available to health center employees, contractors, and officers through the Federal Tort Claims...
11/20/2013
Bill
On February 12, 2013, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Rep. Colin Peterson (D-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 610, to establish the Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee.  The bill establishes a committee to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the Department's Lyme and other tick-borne disease activities.  This Committee would include...