Category Archives: Health & Safety

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’ Report underway (Full text of H.R. 1029 at congress.gov) Sponsor:  […]

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 – This report reviews sections of the American Healthcare Act and includes very recent changes proposed as the ‘Manager’s Amendments’. Insurers Health Savings Plans Taxes and Revenues High risk pools, Patient Relief, and Health Insurance Market Stability. Paying for […]

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 […]

Repeal and Replace

  Who is covered, by how much, and who is not. ACA provides insurance premium support for low and moderate income persons and families based on income; the less you make the more you get. Those above the income cap would not receive subsidies and would be subject to premium increases levied by the insurers. […]

H.R.1214 – Disaster SAVE Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 9, 2017 H.R.1214 – Disaster SAVE Act Brief – The bill requires FEMA to begin a program of using simplified procedures for the issuance of public assistance for certain disaster projects requiring public assistance. The Administrator shall immediately establish the threshold for eligibility at $500,000. Not later than May 1, […]

H.R.1174 – Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 9, 2017 H.R.1174 – Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2017 Brief – Under the bill the term ‘covered public building’ means a public that is open to the public and contains a public restroom. The term ‘lactation room’ means a hygienic place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded […]