Health and Human Services

From the DFL Party Platform: “We believe that all people should have the opportunity to be self-sufficient, secure and healthy. Cost-effective and adequately funded programs can help ensure these basic needs.” Here is supportive legislation sponsored/cosponsored by CD2’s Representative, Angie Craig.

Photo above: Rep. Angie Craig (MN02) speaks at a press conference unveiling plans to made the ACA more affordable.

H. R. 6861, To amend the Small Business Act to require collection and reporting of demographic data for applicants of the Paycheck Protection Program, and for other purposes.

Summary: To amend the Small Business Act to require collection and reporting of demographic data for applicants of the Paycheck Protection Program, and for other purposes.(Cosponsors) ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig…

H. R. 6820, To provide emergency rental assistance under the Emergency Solutions Grants program of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in response to the public health emergency resulting from the coronavirus, and for other purposes.

Summary: To provide emergency rental assistance under the Emergency Solutions Grants program of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in response to the public health emergency resulting from the coronavirus,…

H. R. 6703, To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to include eating disorder prevention within local school wellness policy, and for other purposes.

Summary: To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to include eating disorder prevention within local school wellness policy, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors) ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored…

H. R. 6646, To provide State and local workforce and career and technical education systems with support to respond to the COVID-19 national emergency.

Summary: To provide State and local workforce and career and technical education systems with support to respond to the COVID-19 national emergency. (Cosponsors) ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on…

H. R. 6711, To provide for the expedited and transparent procurement and distribution of equipment and supplies needed to combat COVID-19.

Summary: To provide for the expedited and transparent procurement and distribution of equipment and supplies needed to combat COVID-19. (Cosponsors) ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 05/05/20. STATUS:…

H. R. 6390, To require the President to use authorities under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to require emergency production of medical equipment to address the COVID-19 outbreak.

Summary: To require the President to use authorities under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to require emergency production of medical equipment to address the COVID-19 outbreak. (Cosponsors) ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative…

H. R. 6179, To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a demonstration project to increase access to biosimilar biological products under the Medicare program.

Summary: To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a demonstration project to increase access to biosimilar biological products under the Medicare program. (Cosponsors) ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig…

H. R. 5790, To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and extend the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention and Services program, and for other purposes.

Summary: To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and extend the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention and Services program, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors, Bipartisan) ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig…

H. R. 4589, To make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants for the transportation of highly rural veterans to medical care.

Summary: To make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants for the transportation of highly rural veterans to medical care. (Cosponsors, Bipartisan) ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig…

H. R. 4927, To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the applicable percentage under the premium assistance tax credit for households with young adults.

Summary: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the applicable percentage under the premium assistance tax credit for households with young adults. (Cosponsors Partisan) ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative…

H. R. 1863, To require the Secretary of Defense to provide blood testing for firefighters of the Department of Defense to determine potential exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes.

Summary:This bill requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to provide blood testing, during annual physical examinations of DOD firefighters, to determine and document exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Cosponsors (Bipartisan)…

H. R. 3114, To prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), and marital status in the administration and provision of child welfare services.

Summary: To prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), and marital status in the administration and provision of child welfare services; to improve…