May 10, 2018
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THE House will complete consideration of H.R. 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018. The Senate will resume consideration of Michael Brennan, of Wisconsin, to be Judge for the 7th Circuit.

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Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Health

H.R.5739 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To establish within the Department of Health and Human Services the Prescription Drug and Medical Device Price Review Board to regulate the prices of certain prescription drugs and medical devices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] (Introduced 05/09/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Judiciary
Latest Action: House - 05/09/2018 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...

H.R.5736 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a pilot program to help individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder transition from treatment to independent living and the workforce, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] (Introduced 05/09/2018) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House - Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 05/09/2018 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within...

H.R.5734 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for interest-free deferment on student loans for borrowers serving in a medical or dental internship or residency program.
Sponsor: Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36] (Introduced 05/09/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House - 05/09/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.5725 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to submit to Congress a report on the extent to which Medicare Advantage plans offered under part C of the Medicare program include supplemental health care benefits designed to treat or prevent substance use disorders.
Sponsor: Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] (Introduced 05/09/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/09/2018 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..

H.R.5723 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To require the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to report on opioid payment, adverse incentives, and data under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Tenney, Claudia [R-NY-22] (Introduced 05/09/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/09/2018 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...

H.R.5722 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a study and submit to Congress a report containing recommendation on how to improve the use of non-opioid treatments for acute and chronic pain management for individuals entitled to benefits under part A or enrolled under part B of the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] (Introduced 05/09/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/09/2018 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...

H.R.5719 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to revise certain measures used under the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey relating to pain management.
Sponsor: Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] (Introduced 05/09/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 05/09/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5718 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To provide for a technical expert panel to provide recommendations on reducing opioid use in the surgical setting and on best practices for pain management, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] (Introduced 05/09/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 05/09/2018 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...

H.R.5716 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide notifications under the Medicare program to outlier prescribers of opioids.
Sponsor: Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] (Introduced 05/09/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 05/09/2018 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..

H.R.5715 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for certain program integrity transparency measures under Medicare parts C and D.
Sponsor: Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] (Introduced 05/09/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/09/2018 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...

H.R.5714 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require Medicare Advantage plans offered under part C of the Medicare program and prescription drug plans offered under part D of such program to provide information relating to the safe disposal of prescription drugs that are controlled substances to certain individuals enrolled under such plans.
Sponsor: Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] (Introduced 05/09/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 05/09/2018 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...

 

Tax

H.R.5732 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an investment tax credit related to the production of electricity from nuclear energy.
Sponsor: Rep. LaHood, Darin [R-IL-18] (Introduced 05/09/2018) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 05/09/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.