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MAJORITY WHIPLINE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2021

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

House Meets at...

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2:00 p.m. Legislative Business    
Fifteen "One Minutes" per side         

First/Last Votes: 6:30 p.m.                 

 

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Floor Schedule and Procedure:

Suspensions (11 bills)

1. H.R. 2685 – Understanding Cybersecurity of Mobile Networks Act, as amended (Rep. Eshoo – Energy and Commerce)

This bill requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to examine and report on the cybersecurity of mobile service networks and the vulnerability of these networks and mobile devices to cyberattacks and surveillance conducted by adversaries.

2. H.R. 4045 – FUTURE Networks Act, as amended (Rep. Doyle – Energy and Commerce)

This bill directs the Federal Communications Commission to establish a task force to be known as the “6G Task Force”.

3. H.R. 4055 – American Cybersecurity Literacy Act, as amended (Rep. Kinzinger – Energy and Commerce)

This bill requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to develop and conduct a cybersecurity literacy campaign to increase knowledge and awareness of best practices to reduce cybersecurity risks.

4. H.R. 2355 – Opioid Prescription Verification Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Rodney Davis – Energy and Commerce)

This bill directs federal agencies to develop, disseminate, and periodically update training materials for pharmacists on verifying the identity of individuals picking up a prescription for a controlled substance.  It also creates a preference for grants awarded to states by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for evidence-based overdose prevention activities to states that utilize prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), require prescribers of controlled substances in schedule II, III, or IV controlled substances to issue such prescriptions electronically, and require dispensers to enter information about the purchase of such controlled substances into the state’s PDMPs, including the National Drug Code, the quantity dispensed, the patient identifier, and the date filled.

5. H.R. 2364 – Synthetic Opioid Danger Awareness Act, as amended (Rep. Kim (NJ) – Energy and Commerce)

This bill would require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement a public education campaign related to synthetic opioids, including fentanyl and its analogues.  In addition, the Secretary of Health and Human Services would be required to publish a training guide and webinar for first responders and other individuals who may be at high risk of exposure to synthetic opioids that details how to prevent such exposure.

6. H.R. 3743 – Supporting the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration Act (Rep. Hudson – Energy and Commerce)

This bill would increase the transfer authority of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for funding to their supporting foundations, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration.

7. H.R. 3894 – CARING for Social Determinants Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Blunt Rochester – Energy and Commerce)

This bill requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide guidance and technical assistance to states on how to address social determinants of health through Medicaid and CHIP. It also requires that the guidance be updated every three years.

8. H.R. 4026 – Social Determinants of Health Data Analysis Act of 2021 (Rep. Burgess – Energy and Commerce)

This bill requires the Comptroller General of the United States to submit to Congress within two years of enactment a report on the actions taken by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address social determinants of health.  The report shall include: an analysis of how data collection undertaken by HHS complies with Federal and state privacy laws and regulations, a description of any coordination by HHS with other relevant Federal, State, and local agencies, an identification of any potential for duplication or any barriers, and recommendations on how to foster public-private partnerships and leverage the private sector to address social determinants of health.

9. H.R. 550 – Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Kuster – Energy and Commerce)

This bill would authorize $400 million for grants to expand, enhance, and improve immunization information systems administered by health departments and used by health care providers.  This bill also directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop a strategy to improve immunization information systems, designate data and technology standards for the systems, and award grants to health departments and government organizations to improve their immunization systems based on the developed standards.

10. H.R. 951 – Maternal Vaccination Act, as amended (Rep. Sewell – Energy and Commerce)

This bill would require Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to incorporate efforts to increase awareness of maternal vaccinations for pregnant and postpartum individuals and their children into the national vaccination awareness campaign and increases the authorization for such campaign by $2 million per year to $17 million per year.

11. H.R. 1550PREVENT HPV Cancers Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Castor – Energy and Commerce)

This bill would create a national public awareness campaign through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) targeted to communities with the lowest HPV vaccination rates, with the goal of increasing vaccinations and preventing HPV-associated cancers.  This bill would also reauthorize existing gynecologic cancer prevention programs.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:
 “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
-Nelson Mandela

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