Category Archives: Health & Safety

H.R.1372 – Homeland Security for Children Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 28, 2017 H.R.1372 – Homeland Security for Children Act Brief – The bill states its intentions “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to ensure that the needs of children are considered in homeland security planning, and for other purposes.” Under the bill the responsibilities of the Under Secretary […]

H.R.1304 – Self-Insurance Protection Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 31, 2017 H.R.1304 – Self-Insurance Protection Act Brief – This bill amends the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974…, and the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from the definition of “health insurance coverage” a stop-loss policy obtained by a self-insured health plan or a […]

H.R.353 – Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 5, 2017 H.R.353 – Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 Brief – HR 353 authorizes several National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) programs with the aim of enhancing weather forecasting and severe weather alerts. To those ends the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research is directed to conduct […]

H.R.1101 – Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 24, 2017 H.R.1101 – Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017 Brief – CRS explains, “This bill amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to provide for the establishment and governance of association health plans (AHPs), which are group health plans sponsored by business associations. To that […]

H.R.1029 – Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 24, 2017 H.R.1029 – Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act of 2017 Brief – The bill claims ‘To amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to improve pesticide registration and other activities under the Act, to extend and modify fee authorities’ cbo – “H.R. 1029 would modify the Federal Insecticide,Fungicide, and […]

H.R.372 – Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 24, 2017 H.R.372 – Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017 Brief – The bill states its intention “To restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers.” The bill moves in the direction of allowing insurers to sell their […]

H.R.1628 – American Health Care Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 24, 2017 H.R.1628 – American Health Care Act of 2017 Brief – Currently being debated. Vote expected after 3 p.m. This report reviews sections of the American Healthcare Act and includes very recent changes proposed as the ‘Manager’s Amendments’. Insurers Health Savings Plans Essential Benefits Taxes and Revenues High risk […]

H.R.1238 – Securing our Agriculture and Food Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1238 – Securing our Agriculture and Food Act Brief – The bill aims “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Health Affairs responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security related to food, agriculture, and […]

H.R.1181 – Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1181 – Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act Brief – The bill aims to clarify the conditions under which certain persons may be treated as adjudicated mentally incompetent for the purpose of owning a firearm. More specifically the bill states it aims ‘to protect a veteran’s second amendment rights […]

Congressional Budget Office Report on the American Healthcare Act – March 13, 2017

Congressional Budget Office Report on the American Healthcare Act –  March 13, 2017 CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimate that enacting the legislation—which would repeal or modify many provisions of the Affordable Care Act—would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the coming decade. CBO and JCT estimate that […]