Category Archives: Health & Safety

H.R.2874 – 21st Century Flood Reform Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 17, 2017 H.R.2874 – 21st Century Flood Reform Act Brief – H.R. 2874 would authorize the National Flood Insurance Program to enter into and renew flood insurance policies through fiscal year 2022. HR 2874 aims to achieve reforms to improve the financial stability of the National Flood Insurance Program, to […]

H.R.2601 – VICTOR Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 10, 2017 H.R.2601 – VICTOR Act of 2017 Brief – HR 2601 amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to improve the access of veterans to organ transplants, and for other purposes. The bill further determines that the veteran requires an organ transplant; resides more than 100 […]

H.R.2123 – VETS Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 10, 2017 H.R.2123 – VETS Act of 2017 Brief – The bill is also known as the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act. HR 2123 allows a licensed health care professional of the Department of Veterans Affairs to practice his or her profession using telemedicine at any location in any […]

H.R.1133 – Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 10, 2017 H.R.1133 – Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017 Brief – Under HR 1133 the Department of Veterans Affairs is authorized to provide for an operation on a live organ donor to carry out a transplant procedure for a veteran even if the donor is not eligible for VA […]

H.R.918 – Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 10, 2017 H.R.918 – Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act Brief – HR 918 directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to furnish to former members of the Armed Forces an initial mental health assessment and the mental health care services required to treat the member’s urgent mental health care […]

H.R.3922 – CHAMPION Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 3, 2017 H.R.3922 – CHAMPION Act Brief – This bill, with “an amendment in the nature of a substitute, combines provisions from H.R. 3921 and H.R. 3922. “Division A, from H.R. 3922, would extend funding for Community Health Centers and several other public health programs for two years, through 2019. […]

H.R.849 – Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 3, 2017 H.R.849 – Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2017 Brief – This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to terminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). “H.R. 849 would repeal the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that established the Independent Payment […]

H.R.2142 – INTERDICT Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 27, 2017 H.R.2142 – INTERDICT Act Brief – H.R. 2142 provides U.S. Customs and Border Protection with the latest chemical screening devices and scientific support to detect and intercept fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. Specifically, this bill will ensure that CBP has additional portable chemical screening devices available at ports […]

S.920 – National Clinical Care Commission Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 13, 2017 S.920 – National Clinical Care Commission Act Brief – ‘S. 920 would establish a National Clinical Care Commission within the Department of Health and Human Services to evaluate federal programs related to clinical care for individuals with a complex metabolic or autoimmune disease such as diabetes. Commission members […]

S.652 – Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 6, 2017 S.652 – Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize a program for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment regarding deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns, infants, and young children. Information provided to families should be accurate, comprehensive, […]