Category Archives: Health & Safety

H.Res.354 – Condemning the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 26, 2017 H.Res.354 – Condemning the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017, and calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice and measures to be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future. Brief – RESOLUTION Condemning  the  violence  against  peaceful  protesters  […]

CBO Estimate of HR 1628, the American Healthcare Act

Congressional Budget Office Estimate of HR 1628, the American Healthcare Act as passed by the House CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have completed an estimate of the direct spending and revenue effects of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017, as passed by the House of Representatives. […]

H.R.1761 – Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 26, 2017 H.R.1761 – Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017 Brief – The bill amends title 18, United States Code, to criminalize the knowing consent of the visual depiction, or live transmission, of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. To that end any person who knowingly— “(1) employs, […]

H.R.1973 – Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 26, 2017 H.R.1973 – Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017 Brief – The bill states its purpose ‘To prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes by requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities’ A covered individual who, while engaged in any […]

H.R.1370 – Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 26, 2017 H.R.1370 – Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017 Brief – The bill states its purpose to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance and develop training programs as part of […]

H.R.1725 – Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 26, 2017 H.R.1725 – Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017 Brief – VA must accept a report of a medical examination from a private physician when establishing a veterans disability benefit without confirmation by the Veterans Health Administration if the report is sufficiently complete (defined as competent, credible, probative, […]

H.R.1545 – VA Prescription Data Accountability Act 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 26, 2017 H.R.1545 – VA Prescription Data Accountability Act 2017 Brief – The bill amends title 38, United States Code, to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose certain patient information to State controlled substance monitoring programs. The patient is an individual who is dispensed medication […]

H.R.1162 – No Hero Left Untreated Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 26, 2017 H.R.1162 – No Hero Left Untreated Act Brief – The bill aims to ‘direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy to veterans.’ Congress finds that Magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy has successfully treated more than 400 […]