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

H.R. 7958 – Suppress COVID-19 Act

Summary: To grant the authority for States to enter into interstate compacts or agreements for the purpose of procuring COVID-19 tests.(Cosponsors) ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig sponsored the bill on…

H.R. 7495 – WORK NOW Act

Summary: To help charitable nonprofit organizations provide services to meet the increasing demand in community needs caused by the coronavirus pandemic, preserve and create jobs in the nonprofit sector, reduce…

H.R. 7308 – RISE Act

Summary: Research Investment to Spark the Economy Act or the RISE Act This bill authorizes the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, the Interior, and Health and Human Services…

H.R. 7269 – Promising Pathway Act

Summary: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a time-limited provisional approval pathway, subject to specific obligations, for certain drugs and biological products, and for other…

H.R. 4764 – TRANSPLANT Act of 2019

Summary: To reauthorize the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors) ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig co-sponsored the bill on 07/27/20. STATUS: Introduced 10/18/19…

H.R. 7222 – Safe Reopening Tax Credit

Summary:  This bill allows an eligible employer a payroll tax credit for 30% of qualified virus transmission prevention expenses. The bill defines qualified virus transmission prevention expenses as expenses for…

H.R. 6926 – MIND Act

Summary: Meeting IMD Needs with Direction Act or the MIND Act This bill temporarily allows states to receive federal Medicaid payment for services provided in institutions for mental diseases (IMDs)…

H.R. 4906 – Insulin Price Reduction Act

Summary: To provide patient protections with respect to the cost of insulin. (Cosponsors) ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 06/22/20. STATUS: Introduced 10/29/19 by Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]…

H. R. 6644, To require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage for services furnished via telehealth if such services would be covered if furnished in-person during the COVID-19 emergency.

Summary: To require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage for services furnished via telehealth if such services would be covered…

H. R. 6829, EMPIL-DOC Act.

Full Title: Expanding Medical Partnerships with Israel to Lessen Dependence on China Act. Summary: To authorize funding for a bilateral cooperative program with Israel for the development of health technologies with…

H. R. 5172, NOPAIN Act.

Full Title: This Act may be cited as the “Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction In the Nation Act” or the “NOPAIN Act”. Summary: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to…

H. R. 6696, To establish a program providing grants to certain small business concerns to modify or reallocate their productive facilities to begin or increase production of certain medical supplies critical to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.

Summary: To establish a program providing grants to certain small business concerns to modify or reallocate their productive facilities to begin or increase production of certain medical supplies critical to addressing…

H. R. 4836, Break the Cycle of Violence Act.

Summary: This bill authorizes new grant programs to support violence intervention initiatives. Specifically, the Bureau of Justice Assistance must award grants for coordinated violence reduction initiatives in units of local government that…

H. R. 4078, EARLY Act Reauthorization of 2019.

Summary:To reauthorize the Young Women’s Breast Health Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act of 2009. (Cosponsors, Bipartisan) ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 01/07/20. STATUS: Introduced 07/25/19…

H. R. 3073, TICK Act.

Full Title: Ticks: Identify, Control, and Knockout Act. Summary: To provide assistance to combat the escalating burden of Lyme disease and other tick and vector-borne diseases and disorders. (Cosponsors, Bipartisan) ANGIE CRAIG’S…

H. R. 2818, Summer Meals Act of 2019.

  Summary: To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to improve the efficiency of summer meals. (Cosponsors, Bipartisan) ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 11/21/19. STATUS:…

H. R. 3165, Mental Health Parity Compliance Act.

Summary: To strengthen parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits. (Cosponsors, Bipartisan) ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 11/13/19. STATUS: Introduced 6/10/19 by Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] ….

H. Res. 189, Recognizing the importance of sustained United States leadership to accelerating global progress against maternal and child malnutrition and supporting United States Agency for International Development’s commitment to global nutrition through its multi-sectoral nutrition strategy.

Summary: Recognizing the importance of sustained United States leadership to accelerating global progress against maternal and child malnutrition and supporting United States Agency for International Development’s commitment to global nutrition through…