March 17, 2017
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The House will complete consideration of H.R. 1367 – To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

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Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.1571 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To provide first responders with planning, training, and equipment capabilities for crude oil-by-rail and ethanol-by-rail derailment and incident response, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3] (Introduced 03/16/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: 03/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

 

Financial Services

H.R.1585 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to codify certain qualifications of individuals as accredited investors for purposes of the securities laws.
Sponsor: Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] (Introduced 03/16/2017) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: 03/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1558 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to ensure community accountability for areas repetitively damaged by floods, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] (Introduced 03/16/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: 03/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health Care

H.R.1592 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To remove penalties for health insurers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
Sponsor: Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] (Introduced 03/16/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 03/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1589 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to adjust the phaseout of the health insurance tax credit for geographic variations in the cost-of-living.
Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] (Introduced 03/16/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: 03/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1587 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to preserve the effectiveness of medically important antimicrobials used in the treatment of human and animal diseases.
Sponsor: Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] (Introduced 03/16/2017) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 03/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1586 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure that liquid over-the-counter medications are packaged with appropriate dosage delivery devices and, in the case of such medications labeled for pediatric use, appropriate flow restrictors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] (Introduced 03/16/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 03/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1578 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage under the Medicare program for FDA-approved qualifying colorectal cancer screening blood-based tests, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] (Introduced 03/16/2017) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 03/16/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means.

H.R.1575 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the family members with respect to whom treatment for alcohol and drug addiction is treated as a qualified medical expense for purposes of health reimbursement arrangements, health flexible spending arrangements, and health savings accounts.
Sponsor: Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3] (Introduced 03/16/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: 03/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1565 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To provide for the creation of a safe harbor for defendants in medical malpractice actions who demonstrate adherence to clinical practice guidelines.
Sponsor: Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] (Introduced 03/16/2017) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Judiciary
Latest Action: 03/16/2017 Referred to House Judiciary.

H.R.1563 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of a mesothelioma patient registry, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] (Introduced 03/16/2017) Cosponsors: (22)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 03/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1561 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To prohibit any hiring freeze from affecting the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.
Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Introduced 03/16/2017) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House - Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Action: 03/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

 

Transportation

H.R.1568 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To enhance interstate commerce by creating a national hiring standard for motor carriers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] (Introduced 03/16/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: 03/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.