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                                                Union Calendar No. 893
 115th Congress   }                                     {       Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
  2d Session      }                                     {     115-1126

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ACTIVITY REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE OF THE HOUSE OF 
         REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE ONE HUNDRED FIFTEENTH CONGRESS

                                _______
                                

January 2, 2019.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

         Mr. Upton, from the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                              Jurisdiction

    The jurisdiction of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 
as prescribed by Clause 1(f) of Rule X of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, is as follows:
    (1) Biomedical research and development.
    (2) Consumer affairs and consumer protection.
    (3) Health and health facilities (except health care 
supported by payroll deductions).
    (4) Interstate energy compacts.
    (5) Interstate and foreign commerce generally.
    (6) Exploration, production, storage, supply, marketing, 
pricing, and regulation of energy resources, including all 
fossil fuels, solar energy, and other unconventional or 
renewable energy resources.
    (7) Conservation of energy resources.
    (8) Energy information generally.
    (9) The generation and marketing of power (except by 
Federally chartered or Federal regional power marketing 
authorities); reliability and interstate transmission of, and 
ratemaking for, all power; and siting of generation facilities 
(except the installation of interconnections between Government 
waterpower projects).
    (10) General management of the Department of Energy and 
management and all functions of the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission.
    (11) National energy policy generally.
    (12) Public health and quarantine.
    (13) Regulation of the domestic nuclear energy industry, 
including regulation of research and development reactors and 
nuclear regulatory research.
    (14) Regulation of interstate and foreign communications.
    (15) Travel and tourism.
    The committee shall have the same jurisdiction with respect 
to regulation of nuclear facilities and of use of nuclear 
energy as it has with respect to regulation of nonnuclear 
facilities and of use of nonnuclear energy.
    In addition, clause 3(e) of Rule X of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives provides that the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce shall review and study on a continuing basis laws, 
programs, and Government activities relating to nuclear and 
other energy and nonmilitary nuclear energy research and 
development including the disposal of nuclear waste.
                                 Rules


                       (Adopted January 25, 2017)


Rule 1. General Provisions.

    (a) Rules of the Committee. The Rules of the House are the 
rules of the Committee on Energy and Commerce (the 
``Committee'') and its subcommittees so far as is applicable.
    (b) Rules of the Subcommittees. Each subcommittee of the 
Committee is part of the Committee and is subject to the 
authority and direction of the Committee and to its rules so 
far as is applicable. Written rules adopted by the Committee, 
not inconsistent with the Rules of the House, shall be binding 
on each subcommittee of the Committee.

Rule 2. Meetings.

    (a) Regular Meeting Days. The Committee shall meet on the 
fourth Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m., for the consideration 
of bills, resolutions, and other business, if the House is in 
session on that day. If the House is not in session on that day 
and the Committee has not met during such month, the Committee 
shall meet at the earliest practicable opportunity when the 
House is again in session. The chairman of the Committee may, 
at his discretion, cancel, delay, or defer any meeting required 
under this section, after consultation with the ranking 
minority member.
    (b) Additional Meetings. The chairman may call and convene, 
as he considers necessary, additional meetings of the Committee 
for the consideration of any bill or resolution pending before 
the Committee or for the conduct of other Committee business. 
The Committee shall meet for such purposes pursuant to that 
call of the chairman.
    (c) Notice. The date, time, place, and subject matter of 
any meeting of the Committee scheduled on a Tuesday, Wednesday, 
or Thursday when the House will be in session shall be 
announced at least 36 hours (exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, 
and legal holidays except when the House is in session on such 
days) in advance of the commencement of such meeting. The date, 
time, place, and subject matter of other meetings when the 
House is in session shall be announced to allow Members to have 
at least three days notice (exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, 
and legal holidays except when the House is in session on such 
days) of such meeting. The date, time, place, and subject 
matter of all other meetings shall be announced at least 72 
hours in advance of the commencement of such meeting.
    (d) Agenda. The agenda for each Committee meeting, setting 
out all items of business to be considered, shall be provided 
to each member of the Committee at least 36 hours in advance of 
such meeting.
    (e) Availability of Texts. No bill, recommendation, or 
other matter shall be considered by the Committee unless the 
text of the matter, together with an explanation, has been 
available to members of the Committee for three days (or 24 
hours in the case of a substitute for introduced legislation). 
Such explanation shall include a summary of the major 
provisions of the legislation, an explanation of the 
relationship of the matter to present law, and a summary of the 
need for the legislation.
    (f) Waiver. The requirements of subsections (c), (d), and 
(e) may be waived by a majority of those present and voting (a 
majority being present) of the Committee or by the chairman 
with the concurrence of the ranking member, as the case may be.

Rule 3. Hearings.

    (a) Notice. The date, time, place, and subject matter of 
any hearing of the Committee shall be announced at least one 
week in advance of the commencement of such hearing, unless a 
determination is made in accordance with clause 2(g)(3) of Rule 
XI of the Rules of the House that there is good cause to begin 
the hearing sooner.
    (b) Memorandum. Each member of the Committee shall be 
provided, except in the case of unusual circumstances, with a 
memorandum at least 48 hours before each hearing explaining (1) 
the purpose of the hearing and (2) the names of any witnesses.
    (c) Witnesses. (1) Each witness who is to appear before the 
Committee shall file with the clerk of the Committee, at least 
two working days in advance of his or her appearance, 
sufficient copies, as determined by the chairman of the 
Committee of a written statement of his or her proposed 
testimony to provide to members and staff of the Committee, the 
news media, and the general public. Each witness shall, to the 
greatest extent practicable, also provide a copy of such 
written testimony in an electronic format prescribed by the 
chairman. Each witness shall limit his or her oral presentation 
to a brief summary of the argument. The chairman of the 
Committee or the presiding member may waive the requirements of 
this paragraph or any part thereof.
    (2) To the greatest extent practicable, the written 
testimony of each witness appearing in a nongovernmental 
capacity shall include a curriculum vitae and a disclosure of 
any Federal grant or contract or foreign government contracts 
and payments related to the subject matter of the hearing 
received during the current calendar year or either of the two 
preceding calendar years by the witness or by an entity 
represented by the witness. The disclosure shall include (i) 
the amount and source of each Federal grant (or subgrant 
thereof) or contract (or subcontract thereof) related to the 
subject matter of the hearing; and (ii) the amount and country 
of origin of any payment or contract related to the subject 
matter of the hearing originating with a foreign government.
    (d) Questioning. (1) The right to interrogate the witnesses 
before the Committee shall alternate between majority and 
minority members. Each member shall be limited to 5 minutes in 
the interrogation of witnesses until such time as each member 
who so desires has had an opportunity to question witnesses. No 
member shall be recognized for a second period of 5 minutes to 
interrogate a witness until each member of the Committee 
present has been recognized once for that purpose. The chairman 
shall recognize in order of appearance members who were not 
present when the meeting was called to order after all members 
who were present when the meeting was called to order have been 
recognized in the order of seniority on the Committee.
    (2) The chairman, with the concurrence of the ranking 
minority member, or the Committee by motion, may permit an 
equal number of majority and minority members to question a 
witness for a specified, total period that is equal for each 
side and not longer than thirty minutes for each side. The 
chairman with the concurrence of the ranking minority member, 
or the Committee by motion, may also permit committee staff of 
the majority and minority to question a witness for a 
specified, total period that is equal for each side and not 
longer than thirty minutes for each side.
    (3) Each member may submit to the chairman of the Committee 
additional questions for the record, to be answered by the 
witnesses who have appeared. Each member shall provide a copy 
of the questions in an electronic format to the clerk of the 
Committee no later than ten business days following a hearing. 
The chairman shall transmit all questions received from members 
of the Committee to the appropriate witness and include the 
transmittal letter and the responses from the witnesses in the 
hearing record. After consultation with the ranking minority 
member, the chairman is authorized to close the hearing record 
no earlier than 120 days from the date the questions were 
transmitted to the appropriate witness.

Rule 4. Vice Chairmen; Presiding Member.

    The chairman shall designate a member of the majority party 
to serve as vice chairman of the Committee, and shall designate 
a majority member of each subcommittee to serve as vice 
chairman of each subcommittee. The vice chairman of the 
Committee or subcommittee, as the case may be, shall preside at 
any meeting or hearing during the temporary absence of the 
chairman. If the chairman and vice chairman of the Committee or 
subcommittee are not present at any meeting or hearing, the 
ranking member of the majority party who is present shall 
preside at the meeting or hearing.

Rule 5. Open Proceedings.

    Except as provided by the Rules of the House, each meeting 
and hearing of the Committee for the transaction of business, 
including the markup of legislation, and each hearing, shall be 
open to the public, including to radio, television, and still 
photography coverage, consistent with the provisions of Rule XI 
of the Rules of the House.

Rule 6. Quorum.

    Testimony may be taken and evidence received at any hearing 
at which there are present not fewer than two members of the 
Committee in question. A majority of the members of the 
Committee shall constitute a quorum for those actions for which 
the House Rules require a majority quorum. For the purposes of 
taking any other action, one-third of the members of the 
Committee shall constitute a quorum.

Rule 7. Official Committee Records.

    (a)(1) Documents reflecting the proceedings of the 
Committee shall be made publicly available in electronic form 
on the Committee's website and in the Committee office for 
inspection by the public, as provided in Rule XI, clause 2(e) 
of the Rules of the House not more than 24 hours after each 
meeting has adjourned, including a record showing those present 
at each meeting; and a record of the vote on any question on 
which a record vote is demanded, including a description of the 
amendment, motion, order, or other proposition, the name of 
each member voting for and each member voting against such 
amendment, motion, order, or proposition, and the names of 
those members of the committee present but not voting.
    (2) Record Votes. A record vote may be demanded by one-
fifth of the members present or, in the apparent absence of a 
quorum, by any one member. No demand for a record vote shall be 
made or obtained except for the purpose of procuring a record 
vote or in the apparent absence of a quorum.
    (b) Postponement of Votes. In accordance with clause 
2(h)(4) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House, the Chairman of 
the Committee or a subcommittee, after consultation with the 
ranking minority member of the Committee or subcommittee, may 
(A) postpone further proceedings when a record vote is ordered 
on the question of approving a measure or matter or on adopting 
an amendment; and (B) resume proceedings on a postponed 
question at any time after reasonable notice. When proceedings 
resume on a postponed question, notwithstanding any intervening 
order for the previous question, an underlying proposition 
shall remain subject to further debate or amendment to the same 
extent as when the question was postponed.
    (c) Archived Records. The records of the Committee at the 
National Archives and Records Administration shall be made 
available for public use in accordance with Rule VII of the 
Rules of the House. The chairman shall notify the ranking 
minority member of any decision, pursuant to clause 3 (b)(3) or 
clause 4 (b) of the Rule, to withhold a record otherwise 
available, and the matter shall be presented to the Committee 
for a determination on the written request of any member of the 
Committee. The chairman shall consult with the ranking minority 
member on any communication from the Archivist of the United 
States or the Clerk of the House concerning the disposition of 
noncurrent records pursuant to clause 3(b) of the Rule.

Rule 8. Subcommittees.

    (a) Establishment. There shall be such standing 
subcommittees with such jurisdiction and size as determined by 
the majority party caucus of the Committee. The jurisdiction, 
number, and size of the subcommittees shall be determined by 
the majority party caucus prior to the start of the process for 
establishing subcommittee chairmanships and assignments.
    (b) Powers and Duties. Each subcommittee is authorized to 
meet, hold hearings, receive testimony, mark up legislation, 
and report to the Committee on all matters referred to it. 
Subcommittee chairmen shall set hearing and meeting dates only 
with the approval of the chairman of the Committee with a view 
toward assuring the availability of meeting rooms and avoiding 
simultaneous scheduling of Committee and subcommittee meetings 
or hearings whenever possible.
    (c) Ratio of Subcommittees. The majority caucus of the 
Committee shall determine an appropriate ratio of majority to 
minority party members for each subcommittee and the chairman 
shall negotiate that ratio with the minority party, provided 
that the ratio of party members on each subcommittee shall be 
no less favorable to the majority than that of the full 
Committee, nor shall such ratio provide for a majority of less 
than two majority members.
    (d) Selection of Subcommittee Members. Prior to any 
organizational meeting held by the Committee, the majority and 
minority caucuses shall select their respective members of the 
standing subcommittees.
    (e) Ex Officio Members. The chairman and ranking minority 
member of the Committee shall be ex officio members with voting 
privileges of each subcommittee of which they are not assigned 
as members and may be counted for purposes of establishing a 
quorum in such subcommittees.

Rule 9. Opening Statements.

    (a) Written Statements. All written opening statements at 
hearings and business meetings conducted by the committee shall 
be made part of the permanent record.
    (b) Length. (1) At full committee hearings, the chairman 
and ranking minority member shall be limited to 5 minutes each 
for an opening statement, and may designate another member to 
give an opening statement of not more than 5 minutes. At 
subcommittee hearings, the subcommittee chairman and ranking 
minority member of the subcommittee shall be limited to 5 
minutes each for an opening statement. In addition, the full 
committee chairman and ranking minority member shall each be 
allocated 5 minutes for an opening statement for themselves or 
their designees.
    (2) At any business meeting of the Committee, statements 
shall be limited to 5 minutes each for the chairman and ranking 
minority member (or their respective designee) of the Committee 
or subcommittee, as applicable, and 3 minutes each for all 
other members. The chairman may further limit opening 
statements for Members (including, at the discretion of the 
Chairman, the chairman and ranking minority member) to one 
minute.

Rule 10. Reference of Legislation and Other Matters.

    All legislation and other matters referred to the Committee 
shall be referred to the subcommittee of appropriate 
jurisdiction within two weeks of the date of receipt by the 
Committee unless action is taken by the full Committee within 
those two weeks, or by majority vote of the members of the 
Committee, consideration is to be by the full Committee. In the 
case of legislation or other matter within the jurisdiction of 
more than one subcommittee, the chairman of the Committee may, 
in his discretion, refer the matter simultaneously to two or 
more subcommittees for concurrent consideration, or may 
designate a subcommittee of primary jurisdiction and also refer 
the matter to one or more additional subcommittees for 
consideration in sequence (subject to appropriate time 
limitations), either on its initial referral or after the 
matter has been reported by the subcommittee of primary 
jurisdiction. Such authority shall include the authority to 
refer such legislation or matter to an ad hoc subcommittee 
appointed by the chairman, with the approval of the Committee, 
from the members of the subcommittees having legislative or 
oversight jurisdiction.

Rule 11. Managing Legislation on the House Floor.

    The chairman, in his discretion, shall designate which 
member shall manage legislation reported by the Committee to 
the House.

Rule 12. Committee Professional and Clerical Staff Appointments.

    (a) Delegation of Staff. Whenever the chairman of the 
Committee determines that any professional staff member 
appointed pursuant to the provisions of clause 9 of Rule X of 
the House of Representatives, who is assigned to such chairman 
and not to the ranking minority member, by reason of such 
professional staff member's expertise or qualifications will be 
of assistance to one or more subcommittees in carrying out 
their assigned responsibilities, he may delegate such member to 
such subcommittees for such purpose. A delegation of a member 
of the professional staff pursuant to this subsection shall be 
made after consultation with subcommittee chairmen and with the 
approval of the subcommittee chairman or chairmen involved.
    (b) Minority Professional Staff. Professional staff members 
appointed pursuant to clause 9 of Rule X of the House of 
Representatives, who are assigned to the ranking minority 
member of the Committee and not to the chairman of the 
Committee, shall be assigned to such Committee business as the 
minority party members of the Committee consider advisable.
    (c) Additional Staff Appointments. In addition to the 
professional staff appointed pursuant to clause 9 of Rule X of 
the House of Representatives, the chairman of the Committee 
shall be entitled to make such appointments to the professional 
and clerical staff of the Committee as may be provided within 
the budget approved for such purposes by the Committee. Such 
appointee shall be assigned to such business of the full 
Committee as the chairman of the Committee considers advisable.
    (d) Sufficient Staff. The chairman shall ensure that 
sufficient staff is made available to each subcommittee to 
carry out its responsibilities under the rules of the 
Committee.
    (e) Fair Treatment of Minority Members in Appointment of 
Committee Staff. The chairman shall ensure that the minority 
members of the Committee are treated fairly in appointment of 
Committee staff.
    (f) Contracts for Temporary or Intermittent Services. Any 
contract for the temporary services or intermittent service of 
individual consultants or organizations to make studies or 
advise the Committee or its subcommittees with respect to any 
matter within their jurisdiction shall be deemed to have been 
approved by a majority of the members of the Committee if 
approved by the chairman and ranking minority member of the 
Committee. Such approval shall not be deemed to have been given 
if at least one-third of the members of the Committee request 
in writing that the Committee formally act on such a contract, 
if the request is made within 10 days after the latest date on 
which such chairman or chairmen, and such ranking minority 
member or members, approve such contract.

Rule 13. Supervision, Duties of Staff.

    (a) Supervision of Majority Staff. The professional and 
clerical staff of the Committee not assigned to the minority 
shall be under the supervision and direction of the chairman 
who, in consultation with the chairmen of the subcommittees, 
shall establish and assign the duties and responsibilities of 
such staff members and delegate such authority as he determines 
appropriate.
    (b) Supervision of Minority Staff. The professional and 
clerical staff assigned to the minority shall be under the 
supervision and direction of the minority members of the 
Committee, who may delegate such authority as they determine 
appropriate.

Rule 14. Committee Budget.

    (a) Administration of Committee Budget. The chairman of the 
Committee, in consultation with the ranking minority member, 
shall for the 114th Congress attempt to ensure that the 
Committee receives necessary amounts for professional and 
clerical staff, travel, investigations, equipment and 
miscellaneous expenses of the Committee and the subcommittees, 
which shall be adequate to fully discharge the Committee's 
responsibilities for legislation and oversight.
    (b) Monthly Expenditures Report. Committee members shall be 
furnished a copy of each monthly report, prepared by the 
chairman for the Committee on House Administration, which shows 
expenditures made during the reporting period and cumulative 
for the year by the Committee and subcommittees, anticipated 
expenditures for the projected Committee program, and detailed 
information on travel.

Rule 15. Broadcasting of Committee Hearings.

    Any meeting or hearing that is open to the public may be 
covered in whole or in part by radio or television or still 
photography, subject to the requirements of clause 4 of Rule XI 
of the Rules of the House. The coverage of any hearing or other 
proceeding of the Committee or any subcommittee thereof by 
television, radio, or still photography shall be under the 
direct supervision of the chairman of the Committee, the 
subcommittee chairman, or other member of the Committee 
presiding at such hearing or other proceeding and may be 
terminated by such member in accordance with the Rules of the 
House.

Rule 16. Subpoenas Power.

    The power to authorize and issue subpoenas is delegated to 
the Chair of the full Committee, as provided for under clause 
2(m)(3)(A)(i) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives. The Chair shall notify the ranking minority 
member prior to issuing any subpoena under such authority. To 
the extent practicable, the Chair shall consult with the 
ranking minority member at least 72 hours in advance of a 
subpoena being issued under such authority. The chairman shall 
report to the members of the Committee on the issuance of a 
subpoena as soon as practicable but in no event later than one 
week after issuance of such subpoena.

Rule 17. Travel of Members and Staff.

    (a) Approval of Travel. Consistent with the primary expense 
resolution and such additional expense resolutions as may have 
been approved, travel to be reimbursed from funds set aside for 
the Committee for any member or any staff member shall be paid 
only upon the prior authorization of the chairman. Travel may 
be authorized by the chairman for any member and any staff 
member in connection with the attendance of hearings conducted 
by the Committee or any subcommittee thereof and meetings, 
conferences, and investigations which involve activities or 
subject matter under the general jurisdiction of the Committee. 
Before such authorization is given there shall be submitted to 
the chairman in writing the following: (1) the purpose of the 
travel; (2) the dates during which the travel is to be made and 
the date or dates of the event for which the travel is being 
made; (3) the location of the event for which the travel is to 
be made; and (4) the names of members and staff seeking 
authorization.
    (b) Approval of Travel by Minority Members and Staff. In 
the case of travel by minority party members and minority party 
professional staff for the purpose set out in (a), the prior 
approval, not only of the chairman but also of the ranking 
minority member, shall be required. Such prior authorization 
shall be given by the chairman only upon the representation by 
the ranking minority member in writing setting forth those 
items enumerated in (1), (2), (3), and (4) of paragraph (a).

Rule 18. Website.

    The chairman shall maintain an official Committee website 
for the purposes of furthering the Committee's legislative and 
oversight responsibilities, including communicating information 
about the Committee's activities to Committee members and other 
members of the House. The ranking minority member may maintain 
an official website for the purpose of carrying out official 
responsibilities, including communicating information about the 
activities of the minority members of the Committee to 
Committee members and other members of the House.

Rule 19. Conferences.

    The chairman of the Committee is directed to offer a motion 
under clause 1 of Rule XXII of the Rules of the House whenever 
the chairman considers it appropriate.

                      Membership and Organization

                     ONE HUNDRED FIFTEENTH CONGRESS

                    COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE

                             (Ratio 31-24)

   GREG WALDEN, Oregon, Chairman

FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey,      JOE BARTON, Texas, Vice Chairman
  Ranking Member                     FRED UPTON, Michigan
BOBBY L. RUSH, Illinois              JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois
ANNA G. ESHOO, California            MICHAEL C. BURGESS, Texas
ELIOT L. ENGEL, New York             MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee
GENE GREEN, Texas                    STEVE SCALISE, Louisiana
DIANA DeGETTE, Colorado              ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio
MICHAEL F. DOYLE, Pennsylvania       CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS,
JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois         Washington
G.K. BUTTERFIELD, North Carolina     GREGG HARPER, Mississippi
DORIS O. MATSUI, California          LEONARD LANCE, New Jersey
KATHY CASTOR, Florida                BRETT GUTHRIE, Kentucky
JOHN P. SARBANES, Maryland           PETE OLSON, Texas
JERRY McNERNEY, California           DAVID McKINLEY, West Virginia
PETER WELCH, Vermont                 ADAM KINZINGER, Illinois
BEN RAY LUJAN, New Mexico            H. MORGAN GRIFFITH, Virginia
PAUL TONKO, New York                 GUS M. BILIRAKIS, Florida
YVETTE D. CLARKE, New York           BILL JOHNSON, Ohio
DAVID LOEBSACK, Iowa                 BILLY LONG, Missouri
KURT SCHRADER, Oregon                LARRY BUCSHON, Indiana
JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, Massachusetts     BILL FLORES, Texas
TONY CARDENAS, California            SUSAN W. BROOKS, Indiana
RAUL RUIZ, California                MARKWAYNE MULLIN, Oklahoma
SCOTT H. PETERS, California          RICHARD HUDSON, North Carolina
DEBBIE DINGELL, Michigan             KEVIN CRAMER, North Dakota
                                     TIM WALBERG, Michigan
                                     MIMI WALTERS, California
                                     RYAN A. COSTELLO, Pennsylvania
                                     JOHN R. CARTER, Georgia
                                     JEFF DUNCAN, South Carolina*
                                     VACANCY**

*Tim Murphy, Pennsylvania, resigned from the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce on October 21, 2017. JEFF DUNCAN, South Carolina, was elected 
to the Committee on Energy and Commerce on October 24, 2017, pursuant 
to H.Res. 579.
**Chris Collins, New York, resigned from the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce on August 10, 2018. A vacancy exists on the Committee and 
subcommittees for which he was a member.
               Subcommittee Memberships and Jurisdiction


             Subcommittee on Communications and Technology


                             (Ratio 18-13)


   MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee, 
             Chairman

MICHAEL F. DOYLE, Pennsylvania       LEONARD LANCE, New Jersey,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
PETER WELCH, Vermont                 JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois
YVETTE D. CLARKE, New York           STEVE SCALISE, Louisiana
DAVID LOEBSACK, Iowa                 ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio
RAUL RUIZ, California                BRETT GUTHRIE, Kentucky
DEBBIE DINGELL, Michigan             PETE OLSON, Texas
BOBBY L. RUSH, Illinois              ADAM KINZINGER, Illinois
ANNA G. ESHOO, California            GUS M. BILIRAKIS, Florida
ELIOT L. ENGEL, New York             BILL JOHNSON, Ohio
G.K. BUTTERFIELD, North Carolina     BILLY LONG, Missouri
DORIS O. MATSUI, California          BILL FLORES, Texas
JERRY McNERNEY, California           SUSAN W. BROOKS, Indiana
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       KEVIN CRAMER, North Dakota
  (Ex Officio)                       MIMI WALTERS, California
                                     RYAN A. COSTELLO, Pennsylvania
                                     VACANCY
                                     GREG WALDEN, Oregon
                                       (Ex Officio)

    Jurisdiction: Electronic communications, both Interstate and 
foreign, including voice, video, audio and data, whether transmitted by 
wire or wirelessly, and whether transmitted by telecommunications, 
commercial or private mobile service, broadcast, cable, satellite, 
microwave, or other mode; technology generally; emergency and public 
safety communications; cybersecurity, privacy, and data security; the 
Federal Communications Commission, the National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration, the Office of Emergency Communications in 
the Department of Homeland Security; and all aspects of the above-
referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.

        Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection


                             (Ratio 14-10)


  ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio, Chairman

JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois,      ADAM KINZINGER, Illinois,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
BEN RAY LUJAN, New Mexico            FRED UPTON, Michigan
YVETTE D. CLARKE, New York           MICHAEL C. BURGESS, Texas
TONY CARDENAS, California            LEONARD LANCE, New Jersey
DEBBIE DINGELL, Michigan             BRETT GUTHRIE, Kentucky
DORIS O. MATSUI, California          DAVID McKINLEY, West Virginia
PETER WELCH, Vermont                 GUS M. BILIRAKIS, Florida
JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, Massachusetts     LARRY BUCSHON, Indiana
GENE GREEN, Texas                    MARKWAYNE MULLIN, Oklahoma
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       MIMI WALTERS, California
  (Ex Officio)                       RYAN A. COSTELLO, Pennsylvania
                                     JEFF DUNCAN, South Carolina
                                     GREG WALDEN, Oregon
                                       (Ex Officio)

    Jurisdiction: Interstate and foreign commerce, including all trade 
matters within the jurisdiction of the full committee; regulation of 
commercial practices (the Federal Trade Commission), including sports-
related matters; consumer affairs and consumer protection, including 
privacy matters generally; data security; consumer product safety (the 
Consumer Product Safety Commission); product liability; motor vehicle 
safety; and regulation of travel, tourism, and time.

                         Subcommittee on Energy


                             (Ratio 19-14)


  FRED UPTON, Michigan, Chairman

BOBBY L. RUSH, Illinois,             PETE OLSON, Texas,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
JERRY McNERNEY, California           JOE BARTON, Texas, Vice Chairman
SCOTT H. PETERS, California          JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois
GENE GREEN, Texas                    ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio
MICHAEL F. DOYLE, Pennsylvania       GREGG HARPER, Mississippi
KATHY CASTOR, Florida                DAVID McKINLEY, West Virginia
JOHN P. SARBANES, Maryland           ADAM KINZINGER, Illinois
PETER WELCH, Vermont                 H. MORGAN GRIFFITH, Virginia
PAUL TONKO, New York                 BILL JOHNSON, Ohio
DAVID LOEBSACK, Iowa                 BILLY LONG, Missouri
KURT SCHRADER, Oregon                LARRY BUCSHON, Indiana
JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, Massachusetts     BILL FLORES, Texas
G.K. BUTTERFIELD, North Carolina     MARKWAYNE MULLIN, Oklahoma
FRANK PALLONE Jr., New Jersey        RICHARD HUDSON, North Carolina
  (Ex Officio)                       KEVIN CRAMER, North Dakota
                                     TIM WALBERG, Michigan
                                     JEFF DUNCAN, South Carolina
                                     GREG WALDEN, Oregon
                                       (Ex Officio)

    Jurisdiction: National energy policy; fossil energy; renewable 
energy; nuclear energy; nuclear facilities; the Department of Energy; 
the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission; synthetic and alternative fuels; energy conservation; 
energy information; utility issues; interstate energy compacts; energy 
generation, marketing, reliability, transmission, siting, exploration, 
production, efficiency, cybersecurity, and ratemaking for all generated 
power; pipelines; all laws, programs, and government activities 
affecting energy matters, including all aspects of the above-referenced 
jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.

                      Subcommittee on Environment


                             (Ratio 14-10)


 JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois, Chairman

PAUL TONKO, New York,                DAVID McKINLEY, West Virginia,
  Ranking Member                       Vice Chairman
RAUL RUIZ, California                JOE BARTON, Texas
SCOTT H. PETERS, California          MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee
GENE GREEN, Texas                    GREGG HARPER, Mississippi
DIANA DeGETTE, Colorado              PETE OLSON, Texas
JERRY McNERNEY, California           BILL JOHNSON, Ohio
TONY CARDENAS, California            BILL FLORES, Texas
DEBBIE DINGELL, Michigan             RICHARD HUDSON, North Carolina
DORIS O. MATSUI, California          KEVIN CRAMER, North Dakota
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       TIM WALBERG, Michigan
  (Ex Officio)                       EARL L. ``BUDDY'' CARTER, Georgia
                                     JEFF DUNCAN, South Carolina
                                     GREG WALDEN, Oregon
                                       (Ex Officio)

    Jurisdiction: All matters related to soil, air, and water 
contamination, including Superfund and the Resource Conservation and 
Recovery Act; the regulation of solid, hazardous, and nuclear wastes, 
including mining, nuclear, oil, gas, and coal combustion waste; the 
Clean Air Act and air emissions; emergency environmental response; 
industrial plant security, including cybersecurity; the regulation of 
drinking water (Safe Drinking Water Act), including underground 
injection of fluids (e.g., deep well injection or hydrofracking); toxic 
substances (Toxic Substances Control Act); noise; and all aspects of 
the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland 
Security.
                         Subcommittee on Health


                             (Ratio 19-14)


    MICHAEL C. BURGESS, Texas, 
             Chairman

GENE GREEN, Texas,                   BRETT GUTHRIE, Kentucky,
   Ranking Member                      Vice Chairman
ELIOT L. ENGEL, New York             JOE BARTON, Texas, Vice Chairman
JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois       FRED UPTON, Michigan
G.K. BUTTERFIELD, North Carolina     JOHN SHIMKUS, Illinois
DORIS O. MATSUI, California          MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee
KATHY CASTOR, Florida                ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio
JOHN P. SARBANES, Maryland           CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS, Washington
BEN RAY LUJAN, New Mexico            LEONARD LANCE, New Jersey
KURT SCHRADER, Oregon                H. MORGAN GRIFFITH, Virginia
JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, Massachusetts     GUS M. BILIRAKIS, Florida
TONY CARDENAS, California            BILLY LONG, Missouri
ANNA G. ESHOO, California            LARRY BUCSHON, Indiana
DIANA DeGETTE, Colorado              SUSAN W. BROOKS, Indiana
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       MARKWAYNE MULLIN, Oklahoma
  (Ex Officio)                       RICHARD HUDSON, North Carolina
                                     EARL L. ``BUDDY'' CARTER, Georgia
                                     VACANCY
                                     GREG WALDEN, Oregon
                                       (Ex Officio)

    Jurisdiction: Public health and quarantine; hospital construction; 
mental health; biomedical research and development; health information 
technology, privacy, and cybersecurity; public health insurance 
(Medicare, Medicaid) and private health insurance; medical malpractice 
and medical malpractice insurance; the regulation of food, drugs, and 
cosmetics; drug abuse; the Department of Health and Human Services; the 
National Institutes of Health; the Centers for Disease Control; Indian 
Health Service; and all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction 
related to the Department of Homeland Security.

              Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations


                              (Ratio 11-8)


    GREGG HARPER, Mississippi, 
             Chairman 

DIANA DeGETTE, Colorado,             H. MORGAN GRIFFITH, Virginia,
  Ranking Member                     Vice Chairman
JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois       JOE BARTON, Texas, Vice Chairman
KATHY CASTOR, Florida                MICHAEL C. BURGESS, Texas
PAUL TONKO, New York                 SUSAN W. BROOKS, Indiana
YVETTE D. CLARKE, New York           TIM WALBERG, Michigan
RAUL RUIZ, California                MIMI WALTERS, California
SCOTT H. PETERS, California          RYAN A. COSTELLO, Pennsylvania
EARL L. ``BUDDY'' CARTER, Georgia    VACANCY
FRANK PALLONE, Jr., New Jersey       GREG WALDEN, Oregon
  (Ex Officio)                         (Ex Officio)

    Jurisdiction: Responsibility for oversight of agencies, 
departments, and programs related to the jurisdiction of the full 
committee, and for conducting investigations.
                            COMMITTEE STAFF


                        Majority Committee Staff


Michael Bloomquist, Staff Director 

 Karen Christian, General Counsel 
 Ryan Long, Deputy Staff Director
   Jordan Davis, Senior Advisor 
  Zachary Hunter, Communications 
             Director
 Jennifer Barblan, Chief Counsel, 
   Oversight and Investigations
  Robin Colwell, Chief Counsel, 
   Communications and Technology
 Melissa Froelich, Chief Counsel, 
  Digital Commerce and Consumer 
            Protection
Mary Martin, Chief Counsel, Energy 
          and Environment
   Joshua Trent, Chief Counsel, 
              Health
  Jon Adame, Policy Coordinator, 
   Communications and Technology
  Samantha Bopp, Staff Assistant
     Adam ``Buck'' Buckalew, 
     Professional Staff Member
 Daniel Butler, Legislative Clerk
 Kelly Collins, Legislative Clerk
   Sean Corcoran, Financial and 
    Administrative Coordinator
  Gerald Couri, II, Deputy Chief 
      Counsel for Environment
    David Demarco, Information 
         Technology Staff
Jordan Downs, Policy Coordinator, 
   Oversight and Investigations
       Lamar Echols, Counsel
  Wyatt Ellertson, Professional 
           Staff Member
 Sean Farrell, Professional Staff 
              Member
 Chuck Flint, Policy Coordinator, 
   Communications and Technology
  Margaret Tucker Fogarty, Staff 
             Assistant
Adam Fromm, Director of Coalitions 
           and Outreach
  Ali Fulling, Legislative Clerk
Theresa Gambo, Human Resources and 
       Office Administrator
 Caleb Graff, Professional Staff 
              Member
Jay Gulshen, Legislative Associate
     Brighton Haslett, Counsel
  Brittany Havens, Professional 
           Staff Member
      Jordan Haverly, Policy 
     Coordinator, Environment
 Elena Hernandez, Press Secretary
 Paul Jackson, Professional Staff 
              Member
 Peter E. Kielty, Deputy General 
              Counsel
Ed Kim, Policy Coordinator, Health
     Bijan Koohmaraie, Counsel
 Tim Kurth, Deputy Chief Counsel, 
   Communications and Technology
  Sarah Matthews, Press Secretary
      Lauren McCarty, Counsel
   Brandon Mooney, Deputy Chief 
        Counsel for Energy
 Andrea Noble, Fellow, Oversight 
        and Investigations
    James ``JP'' Paluskiewicz, 
     Professional Staff Member
  Brannon Rains, Staff Assistant
 Mark Ratner, Policy Coordinator, 
              Energy
      Tina Richards, Counsel
     Annelise Rickert, Counsel
   Christopher Santini, Counsel
 Kristen Shatynski, Professional 
           Staff Member
Alan Slobodin, Chief Investigative 
      Counsel, Oversight and 
          Investigations
Peter Spencer, Senior Professional 
           Staff Member
     Danielle Steele, Counsel
    Austin Stonebraker, Press 
             Assistant
      Natalie Turner, Counsel
Madeline Vey, Policy Coordinator, 
  Digital Commerce and Consumer 
            Protection
   Evan Viau, Legislative Clerk
Hamlin Wade, III, Special Advisor 
       for External Affairs
 Jessica Wilkerson, Professional 
           Staff Member
   Everett Winnick, Director of 
      Information Technology
      Gregory Zerzan, Counsel

                               Detailees

     Kristine Fargotstein, FCC
        Wayne Laufert, GPO
      Christopher Wells, GPO
                        Minority Committee Staff


   Jeff Carroll, Staff Director
 Tiffany Guarascio, Deputy Staff 
 Director and Chief Health Advisor
  Rick Kessler, Staff Director, 
Energy and Environment and Senior 
          Policy Advisor
  Chris Knauer, Staff Director, 
   Oversight and Investigations
   Michelle Ash, Chief Counsel, 
  Commerce, Manufacturing, Trade
  David Goldman, Chief Counsel, 
   Communications and Technology
Lee Una, Chief Counsel, Oversight 
        and Investigations
    Tim Robinson, Chief Counsel
   Andrew Souvall, Director of 
   Communications, Outreach and 
          Member Services
  Jennifer Berenholz, Chief Clerk
 Jacqueline Cohen, Senior Counsel
  Ryan Skukowski, Senior Policy 
              Analyst
       Lisa Goldman, Counsel
      Jerry Leverich, Counsel
 Arielle Woronoff, Counsel, Health
Waverly Gordon, Professional Staff 
              Member
  Caitlin Haberman, Professional 
           Staff Member
  Elizabeth Letter, Professional 
           Staff Member
Jean Fruci, Policy Advisor, Energy 
          and Environment
  Rachel Pryor, Policy Advisor, 
              Health
    Kimberlee Trzeciak, Policy 
          Advisor, Health
  Tuley Wright, Policy Advisor, 
      Energy and Environment
 John Marshall, Policy Coordinator
   Caroline Paris-Behr, Policy 
              Analyst
 Alexander Ratner, Policy Analyst
 Samantha Satchell, Policy Analyst
    C.J. Young, Press Secretary
 Matt Schumacher, Press Assistant
  Jessica Martinez, Outreach and 
    Member Services Coordinator
David Cwiertny, Fellow, Energy and 
            Environment
  Alexandrine Debianchi, Fellow, 
   Communications and Technology
    Olivia Pham, Fellow, Health
   Elizabeth Ertel, Deputy Clerk
Edward Walker, Technology Director
  Miles Lichtman, Staff Assistant
    Dan Miller, Staff Assistant

                               Detailees

       Ryan Gottschall, GAO
        Lori Maarbjerg, FCC
         Megan Velez, FDA


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                   Legislative and Oversight Activity

                    Summary of Committee Activities

Total Bills and Resolutions Referred to Committee................ 1,728
Public Laws......................................................    54
Bills and Resolutions Reported to the House......................    95
Hearings Held:
    Days of Hearings.............................................   179
        Full Committee...........................................     3
        Subcommittee on Communications and Technology............    26
        Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.    27
        Subcommittee on Energy...................................    34
        Subcommittee on Environment..............................    27
        Subcommittee on Health...................................    37
        Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.............    28
    Hours of Sitting.............................................412:59
        Full Committee........................................... 13:38
        Subcommittee on Communications and Technology............ 58:09
        Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection. 52:06
        Subcommittee on Energy................................... 83:48
        Subcommittee on Environment.............................. 59:21
        Subcommittee on Health................................... 95:48
        Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations............. 57:14
Legislative Markups:
    Days of Markups..............................................    36
        Full Committee...........................................    13
        Subcommittee on Communications and Technology............     2
        Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.     2
        Subcommittee on Energy...................................     6
        Subcommittee on Environment..............................     5
        Subcommittee on Health...................................     8
    Hours of Sitting............................................. 93:14
        Full Committee........................................... 63:12
        Subcommittee on Communications and Technology............ 01:13
        Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection. 03:13
        Subcommittee on Energy................................... 04:23
        Subcommittee on Environment.............................. 04:35
        Subcommittee on Health................................... 16:38
Business Meetings:
    Days of Meetings.............................................     1
        Full Committee...........................................     1
    Hours of Sitting............................................. 01:16
        Full Committee........................................... 01:16
                             Full Committee

                          OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES


 Federal Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis: A Status Update on CARA 
                         and Other Initiatives

    On October 25, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce held a hearing entitled ``Federal Efforts to Combat 
the Opioid Crisis: A Status Update on CARA and Other 
Initiatives.'' The purpose of the hearing was to provide a 
status update and review implementation of existing legislation 
and review other Federal efforts to address the opioid crisis 
and additional steps Congress can take to augment those 
efforts, and address new and emerging issues in the fight 
against opioid abuse. The Committee received testimony from 
Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration; 
Elinore McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and 
Substance Use, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration; Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Nora Volkow, 
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes 
of Health; and Neil Doherty, Deputy Assistant Administrator, 
Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration.

            Facebook: Transparency and Use of Consumer Data

    On April 11, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce held a hearing entitled ``Facebook: Transparency and 
Use of Consumer Data.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
discuss Facebook's business model and policies regarding the 
use of consumer data. The Committee received testimony from 
Mark Zuckerberg, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Facebook, Inc.

                Twitter: Transparency and Accountability

    On September 5, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce held a hearing entitled ``Twitter: Transparency and 
Accountability.'' The purpose of the hearing was to discuss 
Twitter's business model and their policies regarding user-
generated content. The Committee received testimony from Jack 
Dorsey, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Twitter, Inc.

             Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

                         LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES

  Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, 
United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications 
    Commission relating to ``Protecting the Privacy of Customers of 
           Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services''

                    PUBLIC LAW 115-22 (S.J. RES. 34)

    Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of 
title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the 
Federal Communications Commission relating to ``Protecting the 
Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications 
Services.''
Summary
    S.J. Res. 34 would provide that Congress disapproves the 
rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission 
relating to ``Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband 
and Other Telecommunications Services'' (81 Fed. Reg. 87274 
(December 2, 2016)), and such rule shall have no force or 
effect.
Legislative History
    S.J. Res. 34 was introduced by Senator Jeff Flake (AZ) on 
March 7, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation.
    On March 15, 2017, S.J. Res. 34 was discharged by petition, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 802(c), and placed on the Senate 
Legislative Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 16).
    On March 23, 2017, S.J. Res. 34, was considered in the 
Senate, and the resolution, without amendment, was passed by a 
recorded vote of 50 yeas and 48 nays (Roll Call No. 94).
    On March 28, 2017, S.J. Res. 34 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 230, and the joint 
resolution, without amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 
215 yeas and 205 nays (Roll Call No. 202).
    On March 30, 2017, S.J. Res. 34 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on April 3, 2017 
(Public Law 115-22).

                         Kari's Law Act of 2017

                     PUBLIC LAW 115-127 (H.R. 582)

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require multi-
line telephone systems to have a configuration that permits 
users to directly initiate a call to 9-1-1 without dialing any 
additional digit, code, prefix, or post-fix, and for other 
purposes.
Summary
    H.R. 582 would require new telephone systems that have 
multiple lines to allow callers to access 9-1-1 services 
directly, without needing to dial any other numbers or codes. 
This requirement would apply to entities that manufacture, 
sell, lease, or install multi-line telephone systems, beginning 
two years after the date of enactment. However, phones 
installed before that effective date would not have to be 
changed if the upgrade would require improving the system's 
hardware or software.
Legislative History
    H.R. 582 was introduced by Representative Louie Gohmert 
(TX-01) on January 17, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On January 23, 2017, H.R. 582 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 408 yeas and 0 nays 
(Roll Call No. 61).
    On January 24, 2017, H.R. 582 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    On February 5, 2017, H.R. 582 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous consent.
    On February 8 and 9, 2018, H.R. 582 was considered in the 
House under a motion to suspend the Rules and concur in the 
Senate amendment to H.R. 582, and the bill, without further 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On February 9, 2018, H.R. 582 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on February 16, 
2018 (Public Law 115-127).

        Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017

                  PUBLIC LAW 115-129 (S. 96, H.R. 460)

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure the 
integrity of voice communications and to prevent unjust or 
unreasonable discrimination among areas of the United States in 
the delivery of such communications.
Summary
    H.R. 460 would require intermediate providers of covered 
voice communications to register with the Federal 
Communications Commission and comply with service quality 
standards set by the Commission. H.R. 460 also would require 
that covered providers not use any intermediate provider that 
does not register and meet such standards.
Legislative History
    H.R. 460 was introduced by Representative David Young (IA-
03) on January 11, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On January 23, 2017, H.R. 460 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On January 24, 2017, H.R. 460 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    S. 96 was introduced by Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN) on 
January 11, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation. S. 96 was the Senate companion 
bill to H.R. 460.
    On March 21, 2017, Senator John Thune (SD) reported S. 96, 
without amendment, to the Senate with a written report (Report 
115-6), and the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative 
Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 19).
    On August 3, 2017, S. 96 was considered in the Senate, and 
the bill, without amendment, was passed by unanimous consent.
    On February 8 and 9, 2018, S. 96 was considered in the 
House under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, 
without further amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On February 14, 2018, S. 96 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on February 26, 2018 (Public 
Law 115-129).

                 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018


PUBLIC LAW 115-141 (DIVISION P OF H.R. 1625, H.R. 4986, H.R. 423, H.R. 
 588, H.R. 599, H.R. 1340, H.R. 1546, H.R. 1581, H.R. 2546, H.R. 2636, 
  H.R. 3347, H.R. 3995, H.R. 5236, H.R. 6394, AND POLICIES FROM H.R. 
1814, H.R. 3685, H.R. 4109, H.R. 4795, H.R. 4798, H.R. 4839, H.R. 4800, 
                               H.R. 4847)

    To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 
to include severe forms of trafficking in persons within the 
definition of transnational organized crime for purposes of the 
rewards program of the Department of State, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    Division P of H.R. 1625 would reauthorize the Federal 
Communications Commission (FCC). The bill would maintain the 
FCC's section 9 authority to assess regulatory fees and would 
direct the agency to review and adjust its fee schedule every 
two years. The bill also would amend title I of the 
Communications Act to include several agency process reforms, 
including consolidation and streamlining of redundant FCC 
reports. Division P would include provisions to address 
spoofing, broadband access for veterans, data collection for 
mobile service coverage, 9-1-1 location accuracy, improving 
access to communications during times of emergency, and 
improving broadband coverage in Indian country. The bill also 
would establish funds in the Treasury to pay broadcaster 
relocation costs associated with the reorganization of 
broadcast television spectrum under section 6402 of the Middle 
Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (47 U.S.C. 1452). 
Finally, the bill would identify licensed and unlicensed 
spectrum to be made commercially available, facilitating 
broadband deployment on Federal property, and ensuring the 
timely consideration of streamlined broadband facility 
applications.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1625 was introduced by Representative Edward R. Royce 
(CA-39) on March 20, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Foreign Affairs.
    On May 22, 2017, H.R. 1625 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On May 23, 2017, H.R. 1625 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
    On February 12, 2018, Senator Bob Corker (TN) reported H.R. 
1625, as amended, to the Senate without a written report, and 
the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 311).
    On February 28, 2018, H.R. 1625 was considered in the 
Senate, and the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On March 22, 2018, H.R. 1625 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 796, and the bill, with a 
House amendment to the Senate amendment thereto, was passed by 
a recorded vote of 256 yeas and 167 nays (Roll Call No. 127).
    On March 22 and 23, 2018, H.R. 1625 was received and 
considered in the Senate, and the bill, without further 
amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 65 yeas and 32 nays 
(Roll Call No. 63).
    On March 23, 2018, H.R. 1625 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill (Public Law 115-
141).

            National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018


                     PUBLIC LAW 115-233 (H.R. 2345)

    To require the Federal Communications Commission to study 
the feasibility of designating a simple, easy-to-remember 
dialing code to be used for a national suicide prevention and 
mental health crisis hotline system.

Summary

    H.R. 2345 would require the Federal Communications 
Commission to coordinate with the Department of Veterans 
Affairs and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration to study and report on the feasibility of 
designating a N11 dialing code as a national suicide prevention 
and mental health crises hotline system.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2345 was introduced by Representative Chris Stewart 
(UT-03) on May 3, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 2345 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology on May 5, 2017.
    On March 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H.R. 2345.
    On June 13, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2345 and 
forwarded the bill, as amended, to the full Committee by a 
voice vote.
    On July 12, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2345 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On July 18, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2345, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-836), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
646).
    On July 23, 2018, H.R. 2345 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a recorded vote of 379 yeas and 1 nay (Roll Call 
No. 366).
    On July 24, 2018, H.R. 2345 was received in the Senate and 
read twice.
    On August 1, 2018, H.R. 2345 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, without amendment, was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On August 3, 2018, H.R. 2345 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on August 14, 2018 
(Public Law 115-233).

                  Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018


                      PUBLIC LAW 115-334 (H.R. 2)

    To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural 
and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through 
fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2 would improve coordination of funding by the Rural 
Utilities Service (RUS) with the Federal Communications 
Commission (FCC) and the National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration (NTIA), providing further 
Congressional oversight to ensure that Federal dollars are 
provided to communities that are most in need. These agencies 
would report to Congress on the bandwidth challenges facing 
rural providers in the modern content delivery marketplace.
    H.R. 2 also would include provisions of H.R. 4881, the 
Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act, which would require the 
FCC, working with the Department of Agriculture, to increase 
broadband deployment and adoption in rural areas so ranchers 
and farmers are able to improve their yields with increased 
connectivity.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2 was introduced by Representative Michael K. Conaway 
(TX-11) on April 12, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture.
    On May 15, 16, 17, and 18, 2018, H.R. 2 was considered in 
the House pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 891, and the 
bill, as amended, was defeated by a recorded vote of 198 yeas 
and 213 nays (Roll Call No. 205).
    On June 21, 2018, the motion to reconsider was agreed to by 
a recorded vote of 233 yeas and 191 nays (Roll Call No. 283), 
and the bill, as amended, was passed by a recorded vote of 213 
yeas and 211 nays (Roll Call No. 284).
    On June 21, 2018, H.R. 2 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 483).
    On June 28, 2018, H.R. 2 was considered in the Senate, and 
the bill, as amended, was passed by a recorded vote of 86 yeas 
and 11 nays (Roll Call No. 143).
    On July 18, 2018, the House agreed to a motion that the 
House disagree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2 and request a 
conference with the Senate thereon by unanimous consent.
    On July 18, 2018, the Speaker appointed conferees. From the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Speaker appointed 
Representative John Shimkus (IL-15), Representative Kevin 
Cramer (ND-AL), and Representative Paul Tonko (NY-20) for 
consideration of subtitles A and B of title VI, sections 6202, 
6203, 6401, 6406, 6407, 6409, 6603, 7301, 7605, 8106, 8507, 
9119, 9121, and 11101 of the House bill, and sections 6116, 
6117, 6202, 6206, 6207, 6208, 6209, 6301, 6303, 7412, 9102, 
9104, 9106, 9111, 9112, 9113, 12408, 12627, and 12628 of the 
Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference.
    On July 31, 2018, the Senate insisted on its amendment, 
agreed to the request for a conference, and authorized the 
Presiding Officer to appoint conferees agreed to in Senate by a 
voice vote.
    On August 1, 2018, the Senate appointed the following 
conferees, Senator Pat Roberts (KS), Senator Mitch McConnell 
(KY), Senator John Boozman (AR), Senator John Hoeven (ND), 
Senator Joni Ernst (IA), Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI), Senator 
Patrick J. Leahy (VT), Senator Sherrod Brown (OH), and Senator 
Heidi Heitkamp (ND).
    The conference met on September 5, 2018. The conference 
report (H. Rept. 115-1072) was filed on December 10, 2018.
    On December 11, 2018, the Senate agreed to the conference 
report by a roll call vote of 87 yeas and 13 nays (Roll Call 
No. 259).
    On December 12, 2018, the conference report was considered 
in the House pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1176, and 
the conference report was agreed to by a roll call vote of 369 
yeas and 47 nays (Roll Call No. 434).
    On December 19, 2018, H.R. 2 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on December 20, 
2018 (Public Law 115-334).

 Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive 
                 and Needless Obstacles to Wireless Act


                                 S. 19

    To provide opportunities for broadband investment, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    S. 19 would authorize Federal agencies to implement various 
programs and measures related to management of the 
electromagnetic spectrum. It would direct Federal agencies to 
prepare reports, develop information for firms that provide 
telecommunications services, award prizes for advanced 
technologies, and ensure that certain radio frequencies are 
made available for commercial uses.

Legislative History

    S. 19 was introduced by Senator John Thune (SD) on January 
3, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    On March 21, 2017, Senator Thune reported S. 19 to the 
Senate with a written report (Report 115-4), and the bill was 
placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders 
(Calendar No. 17).
    On April 5, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on S. 19.
    On August 4, 2017, S. 19 was considered in the Senate, and 
the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous consent.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                Small Business Broadband Deployment Act


                                H.R. 288

    To ensure that small business providers of broadband 
Internet access service can devote resources to broadband 
deployment rather than compliance with cumbersome regulatory 
requirements.

Summary

    H.R. 288 would modify certain regulatory policies adopted 
by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the 
obligation of small broadband providers to give consumers 
information about the performance and cost of their services. 
Under the FCC's current rules, broadband providers with 100,000 
or fewer subscribers are exempt from certain reporting 
requirements until December 16, 2016, at which time the 
Commission plans to adopt final regulations on those 
requirements. H.R. 288 would apply the exemption to providers 
with 250,000 or fewer subscribers and would keep the exemption 
in place for five years after the date of enactment. H.R. 288 
also would direct the FCC to submit recommendations to Congress 
on those policies.

Legislative History

    H.R. 288 was introduced by Representative Greg Walden (OR-
02) on January 4, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce.
    On January 10, 2017, H.R. 288 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On January 11, 2017, H.R. 288 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

      Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2017


                                H.R. 290

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for 
greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed 
by the Federal Communications Commission, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 290 would make a number of changes to the Federal 
Communications Commission's (FCC) rulemaking procedures. H.R. 
290 also would require the FCC to create a public database of 
information about complaints made by consumers of 
telecommunications services. Finally, H.R. 290 would exempt the 
Universal Service Fund from provisions of the Antideficiency 
Act through December 31, 2020.

Legislative History

    H.R. 290 was introduced by Representative Greg Walden (OR-
02) on January 4, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce.
    On January 23, 2017, H.R. 290 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On January 24, 2017, H.R. 290 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                       Anti-Spoofing Act of 2017


                                H.R. 423

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to expand and 
clarify the prohibition on provision of misleading or 
inaccurate caller identification information, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 423 expands the prohibition against knowingly 
transmitting misleading or inaccurate caller identification 
information to apply to both persons outside the United States 
if the recipient is within the United States, and text 
messages. H.R. 423 also would apply existing caller 
identification requirements for calls made using a 
telecommunications service or IP-enabled voice service to 
services interconnected with the public switched telephone 
network and that furnish voice communications using resources 
from the North American Numbering Plan; and transmissions from 
a telephone facsimile machine, computer, or other device to a 
telephone facsimile machine.
    H.R. 423 would require the Federal Communications 
Commission (FCC) to coordinate with the Federal Trade 
Commission (FTC) to update education materials that help 
consumers identify scams and fraudulent activity that rely upon 
misleading or inaccurate caller identification information, and 
existing technologies that consumers can use to protect against 
such fraud. Finally, H.R. 423 requires the Government 
Accountability Office to report on FCC and FTC action taken to 
combat the fraudulent provision of misleading or inaccurate 
caller identification information and any recommendations to 
combat the fraudulent provision of such information.

Legislative History

    H.R. 423 was introduced by Representative Grace Meng (NY-
06) on January 10, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On January 23, 2017, H.R. 423 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 398 yeas and 5 nays 
(Roll Call No. 24).
    On January 24, 2017, H.R. 423 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 423 were included in H.R. 1625, which is discussed 
elsewhere in this report.

                    Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017


                                H.R. 555

    To direct the Federal Communications Commission to amend 
its rules so as to prohibit the application to amateur stations 
of certain private land use restrictions, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 555 directs the Federal Communications Commission to 
amend station antenna structure regulations to prohibit a 
private land use restriction from applying to amateur radio 
stations if the restriction precludes communications in an 
amateur radio service, fails to permit a licensee of amateur 
radio service to install and maintain an effective outdoor 
antenna on property under its exclusive use or control, or is 
not the minimum practicable restriction to accomplish the 
lawful purposes of a community association seeking to enforce 
the restriction.

Legislative History

    H.R. 555 was introduced by Representative Adam Kinzinger 
(IL-16) on January 13, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On January 23, 2017, H.R. 555 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On January 24, 2017, H.R. 555 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

              Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act


                                H.R. 588

    To direct the Federal Communications Commission to conduct 
a study on network resiliency during times of emergency, and 
for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 588 would direct the Federal Communications Commission 
to study ways to enhance access to telecommunications services 
during emergencies when mobile service is unavailable. The bill 
also would redefine the term ``essential service provider'' 
explicitly to include certain telecommunication mediums, such 
as Internet and cable services, in a list of entities that 
provide essential services.

Legislative History

    H.R. 588 was introduced by Representative Frank Pallone, 
Jr. (NJ-06) on January 17, 2017, and referred to the Committee 
on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    On January 23, 2017, H.R. 588 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On January 24, 2017, H.R. 588 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 588 were included in H.R. 1625, which is discussed 
elsewhere in this report.

  Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2017


                                H.R. 599

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to consolidate the 
reporting obligations of the Federal Communications Commission 
in order to improve congressional oversight and reduce 
reporting burdens.

Summary

    H.R. 599 consolidates eight separate reports of the Federal 
Communications Commission (FCC) into a single comprehensive 
report with a focus on intermodal competition, deploying 
communications capabilities to unserved communities, and 
eliminating regulatory barriers. By consolidating these 
reports, the bill would reduce the reporting burdens on the FCC 
while encouraging the agency to analyze competition in the 
marketplace. H.R. 599 also eliminates twelve outdated reports, 
including references to reports repealed more than a decade ago 
and a report on competition between telegraph companies and 
telephone companies.

Legislative History

    H.R. 599 was introduced by Representative Steve Scalise 
(LA-01) on January 23, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On January 23, 2017, H.R. 599 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On January 24, 2017, H.R. 599 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 599 were included in H.R. 1625, which is discussed 
elsewhere in this report.

           Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow's America Act


                               H.R. 2479

    To rebuild and modernize the Nation's infrastructure to 
expand access to broadband internet, rehabilitate drinking 
water infrastructure, modernize the electric grid and energy 
supply infrastructure, redevelop brownfields, strengthen health 
care infrastructure, create jobs, protect public health and the 
environment, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2479 would establish a program at the National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration to expand 
access to broadband for communities throughout the United 
States that protects consumer privacy and promotes network 
security. The bill also would authorize $40 billion for 
broadband deployment; of which 75 percent would be distributed 
to private entities to deploy broadband in unserved areas 
through a reverse auction mechanism. The remaining 25 percent 
would be distributed to States for distribution to private 
entities through a statewide reverse auction for broadband 
deployment in unserved and underserved areas and for the 
deployment of Next Generation 911.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2479 was introduced by Representative Frank Pallone, 
Jr. (NJ-06) on May 17, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 
Science, Space, and Technology, Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure, Committee on Ways and Means, and Committee on 
Natural Resources.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H.R. 2479.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

      Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act of 2017


                               H.R. 2903

    To direct the Federal Communications Commission to 
promulgate regulations that establish a national standard for 
determining whether mobile and broadband services available in 
rural areas are reasonably comparable to those services 
provided in urban areas.

Summary

    H.R. 2903 would direct the Federal Communications 
Commission (FCC) to promulgate rules to establish a national 
standard for determining whether rural areas have reasonably 
comparable wireless and broadband services to services provided 
in urban areas. To determine whether rural areas have 
reasonably comparable coverage, H.R. 2903 would require the FCC 
to gather data on the average signal strengths and speeds of 
commercial mobile service and commercial mobile data service, 
and broadband Internet access services in the twenty most 
populous metropolitan statistical areas. The FCC would test 
whether the service in rural areas meets or exceeds these 
averages as the basis of whether they are underserved.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2903 was introduced by Representative David B. 
McKinley (WV-01) on June 15, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2903 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on June 16, 2017.
    On March 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H.R. 2903.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

         Small Entity Regulatory Relief Opportunity Act of 2017


                               H.R. 3787

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for 
streamlined procedures for waiver petitions seeking relief for 
small entities from regulations issued by the Federal 
Communications Commission, to require the Commission to defer 
the application of new regulations to small entities, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3787 would direct the Federal Communications 
Commission (FCC) to complete a rulemaking to establish 
streamlined procedures for small entities regarding filing, 
consideration, and resolution of a petition before the 
Commission within six months. The bill also would direct the 
FCC to review all its regulations to determine whether there is 
good cause to grant relief to some or all small entities.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3787 was introduced by Representative Robert E. Latta 
(OH-05) on September 14, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3787 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on September 15, 2017.
    On March 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H.R. 3787.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

    Advancing Critical Connectivity Expands Service, Small Business 
 Resources, Opportunities, Access, and Data Based on Assessed Need and 
                 Demand Act or the ACCESS BROADBAND Act


                               H.R. 3994

    To establish the Office of Internet Connectivity and 
Growth, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3994 would establish an Office of Internet 
Connectivity and Growth at the National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration. The Office of Internet Connectivity 
and Growth would coordinate and track Federal funding for 
broadband across all agencies. This office would streamline the 
process of applying for Federal funding for projects that 
expand broadband access.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3994 was introduced by Representative Paul Tonko (NY-
20) on October 6, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 3994 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology on October 13, 2017.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H.R. 3994.
    On June 13, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3994 and 
forwarded the bill, as amended, to the full committee by a 
voice vote.
    On July 12, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3994 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On July 18, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2345, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-
841), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar 
No. 650).
    On July 23, 2018, H.R. 3994 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On July 24, 2018, H.R. 3994 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

      Broadband Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2017


                               H.R. 4287

    To establish a broadband infrastructure finance and 
innovation program to make available loans, loan guarantees, 
and lines of credit for the construction and deployment of 
broadband infrastructure, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4287 would create a Broadband Infrastructure Finance 
and Innovation program at the National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration (NTIA) to provide loans to State and 
local entities for broadband infrastructure projects. The bill 
would require the NTIA Administrator to report to Congress on 
the financial performance of projects funded under the program 
every two years.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4287 was introduced by Representative Ben Ray Lujan 
(NM-03) on November 7, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4287 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on November 10, 2017.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H.R. 4287.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

  Communications Facilities Deployment on Federal Property Act of 2018


                               H.R. 4795

    To amend the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act 
of 2012 to promote communications facilities deployment on 
Federal property, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4795 would require executive agencies to use common 
application forms and cost-based application fees for 
easements, rights-of-way, and lease requests, and master 
contracts for placement of communications facility 
installations on Federal property.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4795 was introduced by Representative Mimi Walters 
(CA-45) on January 16, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4795 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on January 19, 
2018.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H.R. 4795.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

     Inventory of Assets for Communications Facilities Act of 2018


                               H.R. 4798

    To provide for an inventory of Federal assets on which a 
communications facility could be constructed or that could 
otherwise be made available for use in connection with the 
construction or operation of a communications facility or 
provision of communications service.

Summary

    H.R. 4798 would require the General Services Administration 
to coordinate with the National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration to ensure Federal agencies include 
an inventory of assets that can be used to attach or install 
broadband infrastructure. This inventory would be available to 
communications providers and include a description of assets, 
their locations, and a point of contact from each agency for 
more information on a given asset.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4798 was introduced by Representative Chris Collins 
(NY-27) on January 16, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4798 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on January 19, 
2018.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H.R. 4798.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 Streamlining and Expediting Approval for Communications Technologies 
                                  Act


                               H.R. 4802

    To track applications to locate or modify communications 
facilities on Federal real property, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4802 would require the senior real property officer of 
covered agencies to track, record, and report on specified data 
on the applications to locate or modify communications 
facilities on covered Federal assets. This data would include 
the number of applications submitted, the number of 
applications approved or denied (including the reason for any 
denial), and the amount of time and money spent by an agency 
reviewing applications. Each agency's senior real property 
officer would be required to report annually to the National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on its 
progress, and NTIA would report to Congress.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4802 was introduced by Representative Adam Kinzinger 
(IL-16) on January 16, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the 
Committee on Oversight and Reform and Committee on Energy and 
Commerce. H.R. 4802 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology on January 19, 2018.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H.R. 4802.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

    Making Available Plans To Promote Investment in Next Generation 
          Networks Without Overbuilding and Waste Act of 2018


                               H.R. 4810

    To direct the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for 
Communications and Information to carry out activities relating 
to the development and maintenance of a broadband inventory map 
through the National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration and not through an agreement with any other 
agency.

Summary

    H.R. 4810 would direct the Assistant Secretary of Commerce 
for Communications and Information to conduct a national 
broadband map and reaffirm the National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration's authority to conduct the national 
broadband map, which was established in the American Recovery 
and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4810 was introduced by Representative Bill Johnson 
(OH-06) on January 17, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4810 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on January 19, 2018.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H.R. 4810.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

   Wireless Internet Focus on Innovation in Spectrum Technology for 
            Unlicensed Deployment Act or the WIFI STUDy Act


                               H.R. 4813

    To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to 
conduct a study to evaluate the role of unlicensed spectrum in 
offloading broadband traffic, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4813 would direct the Government Accountability Office 
to conduct a study on the complementary role of unlicensed 
spectrum in assisting with internet traffic management, and the 
potential for Gigabit Wi-Fi service in spectrum bands below 6 
GHz.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4813 was introduced by Representative Ryan A. Costello 
(PA-22) on January 17, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4813 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on January 19, 2018.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H.R. 4813.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                    Community Broadband Act of 2018


                               H.R. 4814

    To amend the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to preserve and 
protect the ability of local governments to provide broadband 
capability and services.

Summary

    H.R. 4814 would provide that no State statute, regulation, 
or other legal requirement may prohibit a local government from 
being a public provider of advanced telecommunications services 
and would require public providers that regulate competing 
private providers of advanced telecommunications services to do 
so without discrimination.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4814 was introduced by Representative Anna G. Eshoo 
(CA-18) on January 17, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4814 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on January 19, 2018.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H.R. 4814.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

Promoting Exchanges for Enhanced Routing of Information so Networks are 
              Great Act of 2018 or the PEERING Act of 2018


                               H.R. 4817

    To direct the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for 
Communications and Information to make grants for the 
establishment or expansion of internet exchange facilities, and 
for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4817 would authorize a matching grant program through 
the National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
to promote peering centers where none exist, or to help an 
existing center expand if it is the only such facility in a 
core-based statistical era. The legislation also would 
authorize eligible recipients under the Universal Service 
Fund's E-Rate program and Telehealth program to use such funds 
to contract with a broadband provider to obtain a connection to 
a peering facility, or to pay costs of maintaining a point of 
presence at a peering facility.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4817 was introduced by Representative Billy Long (MO-
07) on January 17, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4817 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on January 19, 2018.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H.R. 4817.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

   Restoring Economic Strength and Telecommunications Operations by 
   Releasing Expected Dollars Act of 2018 or the RESTORED Act of 2018


                               H.R. 4832

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that an 
eligible telecommunications carrier may use high cost universal 
service support to aid in the restoration of telecommunications 
capabilities in an area in which the President has declared a 
major disaster or emergency and may elect to receive an advance 
payment of such support.

Summary

    H.R. 4832 would permit companies eligible for funds under 
the Universal Service Fund's High Cost program to elect up to a 
7-month advance payment of such funds to aid in the restoration 
of services in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4832 was introduced by Representative Kevin Cramer 
(ND) on January 18, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4832 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on January 19, 2018.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H.R. 4832.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

  Streamlining Permitting to Enable Efficient Deployment of Broadband 
                       Infrastructure Act of 2018


                               H.R. 4842

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide that the 
Federal Communications Commission is not required to perform 
any review under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
or division A of subtitle III of Title 54, United States Code, 
as a condition of permitting the placement and installation of 
a communications facility, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4842 would exempt broadband facilities from 
environmental and historic preservation reviews on Federal 
property that have already granted another communications 
facility on the same property. The legislation also would 
exempt broadband facilities that meet certain parameters from 
environmental and historic preservation reviews in existing 
rights of way. The legislation would exempt expansion of 
broadband facilities from environmental and historic 
preservation reviews if the expansion of the broadband facility 
is no more than 30 feet in any direction.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4842 was introduced by Representative John Shimkus 
(IL-18) on January 18, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 
Natural Resources. H.R. 4842 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on January 19, 2018.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H.R. 4842.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

           Connecting Communities Post Disasters Act of 2018


                               H.R. 4845

    To provide that the Federal Communications Commission and 
communications service providers regulated by the Commission 
under the Communications Act of 1934 shall not be subject to 
certain provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 and the National Historic Preservation Act with respect to 
the construction, rebuilding, or hardening of communications 
facilities following a major disaster or an emergency declared 
by the President, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4845 would provide a 5-year categorical exclusion from 
environmental and historical reviews for communications 
facilities in Presidentially declared disaster areas to aid the 
replacement and improvements to such facilities.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4845 was introduced by Representative Peter Olson (TX-
22) on January 19, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 
Natural Resources. H.R. 4845 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on January 26, 2018.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H.R. 4845.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                 Broadband Deployment Streamlining Act


                               H.R. 4847

    To streamline the process for consideration of applications 
for the placement of communications facilities on certain 
Federal lands, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4847 would direct the Secretaries of Interior and 
Agriculture to issue regulations within one year to streamline 
applications processes to locate or modify communications 
facilities on public lands. The legislation also would amend 
section 6409 of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation 
Act (47 U.S.C. 1455) to institute a shot clock by which 
applications must be granted or denied. An application would be 
deemed granted if the agency fails to grant or deny within the 
allotted time. Additionally, the legislation would require a 
Government Accountability Office report evaluating accuracy and 
reliability data collected for the national broadband map.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4847 was introduced by Representative Susan W. Brooks 
(IN-05) on January 19, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the 
Committee on Agriculture, Committee on Natural Resources, and 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4847 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on January 26, 
2018.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H.R. 4847.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

Clearing Local Impediments Makes Broadband Open to New Competition and 
                              Enhancements


                               H.R. 4858

    To clarify section 224 of the Communications Act of 1934 as 
not limiting the ability of a State to adopt a one touch make 
ready policy for pole attachments, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4858 would clarify that neither section 224 of the 
Communications Act nor rules promulgated by the Federal 
Communications Commission (FCC) limit the ability of a State to 
adopt a one touch make ready policy with respect to pole 
attachments. The legislation would require the FCC to publish 
model language and recommended best practices.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4858 was introduced by Representative Anna G. Eshoo 
(CA-18) on January 19, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4858 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on January 26, 2018.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H.R. 4858.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

             Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018


                               H.R. 4881

    To require the Federal Communications Commission to 
establish a task force for reviewing the connectivity and 
technology needs of precision agriculture in the United States.

Summary

    H.R. 4881 would direct the Federal Communications 
Commission (FCC) to establish the Task Force for Reviewing the 
Connectivity and Technology Needs of Precision Agriculture in 
the United States to recommend rules and steps the FCC should 
take to expand broadband Internet access to unserved 
agricultural land and to report annually to the FCC. The task 
force would terminate on January 1, 2025.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4881 was introduced by Representative Robert E. Latta 
(OH-05) on January 25, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4881 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on January 26, 2018.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H.R. 4881.
    On June 13, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4881 and 
forwarded the bill, as amended, to the full Committee by a 
voice vote.
    On July 12, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4881 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On July 18, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4881, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-
837), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar 
No. 647).
    On July 23, 2018, H.R. 4881 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a recorded vote of 378 yeas and 4 nays (Roll Call 
No. 367).
    On July 24, 2018, H.R. 4881 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 4881 were included in H.R. 2, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

Repack Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users of Modern Services Act 
                 of 2018 or the RAY BAUM'S Act of 2018


                               H.R. 4986

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to reauthorize 
appropriations for the Federal Communications Commission, and 
for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4986 would reauthorize the Federal Communications 
Commission (FCC). The bill would maintain the FCC's section 9 
authority to assess regulatory fees and would direct the agency 
to review and adjust, as necessary, its fee schedule every two 
years. The bill also would amend title I of the Communications 
Act to include several agency process reforms. H.R. 4986 would 
include provisions to address spoofing, broadband access for 
veterans, data collection for mobile service coverage, 9-1-1 
location accuracy, improving access to communications during 
times of emergency, and improving broadband coverage in Indian 
country. The bill would consolidate and streamlines redundant 
FCC reports. The bill also would establish funds in the 
Treasury to pay broadcaster relocation costs associated with 
the reorganization of broadcast television spectrum under 
section 6402 of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation 
Act of 2012 (47 U.S.C. 1452).

Legislative History

    On July 25, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To 
amend the Communications Act of 1934 to reauthorize 
appropriations for the Federal Communications Commission, to 
provide for certain procedural changes to the rules of the 
Commission to maximize opportunities for public participation 
and efficient decision-making, and for other purposes.''
    On October 11, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology met in open markup session to consider the 
discussion draft and forwarded the bill, as amended, to the 
full committee by a voice vote.
    H.R. 4986 was introduced by Representative Marsha Blackburn 
(TN-07) on February 8, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure and Committee on Oversight 
and Government Reform. H.R. 4986 was similar to the discussion 
draft.
    On February 14, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4986 and 
ordered the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House 
by a voice vote.
    On March 6, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4986, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-587, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 445).
    On March 6, 2018, H.R. 4986 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On March 7, 2018, H.R. 4986 was received in the Senate, 
read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill. Provisions similar 
to H.R. 4986 were included in H.R. 1625 as division P, which is 
discussed elsewhere in this report.

                National Non-Emergency Mobile Number Act


                               H.R. 5700

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to direct the 
Federal Communications Commission to designate a national 
dialing short code for users of mobile voice service to reach 
public safety personnel in critical, but non-emergency, 
circumstances.

Summary

    H.R. 5700 would require the Federal Communications 
Commission (FCC) to designate a national dialing short code for 
users of mobile voice service to reach public safety personnel 
in critical, but non-emergency, circumstances. The FCC must 
consult with State departments of transportation, mobile voice 
service providers, and public safety representatives.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5700 was introduced by Representative Susan W. Brooks 
(IN-05) on May 8, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 5700 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology on May 11, 2018.
    On September 26, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology held a hearing on H.R. 5700.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

    Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement (PIRATE) Act


                               H.R. 5709

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for 
enhanced penalties for pirate radio, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5709 would give the Federal Communications Commission 
(FCC) additional authority to issue fines on any person who 
willfully and knowingly broadcasts radio transmissions over AM 
or FM frequencies without a license from the FCC or without 
complying with unlicensed operations rules defined by the 
Commission. The bill would give the FCC additional tools to 
enforce penalties against pirate stations by raising the fine 
for rule violations to $100,000 dollars per day per violation, 
up to a maximum of $2,000,000 dollars.

Legislative History

    On March 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on a discussion draft entitled 
``Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement (PIRATE) 
Act.''
    H.R. 5709 was introduced by Representative Leonard Lance 
(NJ-07) on May 8, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 5709 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology on May 11, 2018. H.R. 5709 was 
similar to the discussion draft.
    On June 13, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5709 and 
forwarded the bill, as amended, to the full committee by a 
voice vote.
    On July 12, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5709 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On July 18, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5709, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-
843), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar 
No. 652).
    On July 23, 2018, H.R. 5709 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On July 23, 2018, H.R. 5709 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                       Anti-Swatting Act of 2018


                               H.R. 6003

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for 
enhanced penalties for the transmission of misleading or 
inaccurate caller identification information with the intent to 
trigger an emergency response.

Summary

    H.R. 6003 would increase criminal penalties against those 
who intentionally transmit false or misleading caller ID 
information to Public Safety Answering Points with an intent to 
trigger an emergency response from law enforcement and first 
responders when there is no threat to life, health, or 
property. The bill also would direct a court to order anyone 
convicted of such a violation to reimburse law enforcement, 
government agencies, and any private organization that responds 
to such a call with emergency services for any expenses 
incurred.

Legislative History

    H.R. 6003 was introduced by Representative Eliot L. Engel 
(NY-16) on June 5, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the 
Judiciary. H.R. 6003 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Communications and Technology on June 8, 2018.
    On September 26, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology held a hearing on H.R. 6003.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                         9-1-1 Fee Integrity Act


                               H.R. 6424

    To amend the Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act 
of 1999, to clarify acceptable 9-1-1 obligations or 
expenditures, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 6424 would direct the Federal Communications 
Commission to issue final rules to prevent States from 
diverting 9-1-1 taxes, fees, or charges from purposes and 
functions related to 9-1-1 services and operational expenses.

Legislative History

    H.R. 6424 was introduced by Representative Chris Collins 
(NY-27) on July 18, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 6424 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on July 20, 2018.
    On September 26, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology held a hearing on H.R. 6424.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

  Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Federal, 
  State, and local taxes, fees, regulations, and permitting policies 
   should be coordinated and reconciled to maximize the benefits of 
                          broadband investment


                              H. RES. 687

    Expressing the sense of the U.S. House of Representatives 
that Federal, State, and local taxes, fees, regulations, and 
permitting policies should be coordinated and reconciled to 
maximize the benefits of broadband investment.

Summary

    H. Res. 687 would express the sense of the U.S. House of 
Representatives that Federal, State, and local taxes, fees, 
regulations, and permitting policies should be coordinated and 
reconciled to maximize the benefits of broadband investment.

Legislative History

    H. Res. 687 was introduced by Representative Gus M. 
Bilirakis (FL-12) on January 11, 2018, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the 
Committee on Ways and Means. H. Res. 687 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on January 12, 
2018.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H. Res. 687.
    No further action was taken on the resolution.

     Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that any 
  infrastructure legislation that provides Federal funds to wireless 
  broadband providers to promote wireless broadband deployment should 
 prioritize funds for wireless broadband providers in States that have 
        enacted streamlined siting requirements for small cells


                              H. RES. 689

    Expressing the sense of the U.S. House of Representatives 
that any infrastructure legislation that provides Federal funds 
to wireless broadband providers to promote wireless broadband 
deployment should prioritize funds for wireless broadband 
providers in States that have enacted streamlined siting 
requirements for small cells.

Summary

    H. Res. 689 would express the sense of the U.S. House of 
Representatives that any infrastructure legislation that 
provides Federal funds to wireless broadband providers to 
promote wireless broadband deployment should prioritize funds 
for wireless broadband providers in States that have enacted 
streamlined siting requirements for small cells.

Legislative History

    H. Res. 689 was introduced by Representative Richard Hudson 
(NC-08) on January 11, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H. Res. 689 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on January 12, 
2018.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H. Res. 689.
    No further action was taken on the resolution.

 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that no Federal 
    funds granted, awarded, or loaned pursuant to any legislation, 
   infrastructure-specific or otherwise, should be used to fund the 
 construction, improvement, or acquisition of broadband facilities or 
  service in areas where there is an existing broadband provider that 
                    meets certain minimum standards


                              H. RES. 690

    Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that 
no Federal funds granted, awarded, or loaned pursuant to any 
legislation, infrastructure-specific or otherwise, should be 
used to fund the construction, improvement, or acquisition of 
broadband facilities or service in areas where there is an 
existing broadband provider that meets certain minimum 
standards.

Summary

    H. Res. 690 would express the sense of the U.S. House of 
Representatives that no Federal funds granted, awarded, or 
loaned pursuant to any legislation, infrastructure-specific or 
otherwise, should be used to fund the construction, 
improvement, or acquisition of broadband facilities or service 
in areas where there is an existing broadband provider that 
meets certain minimum standards.

Legislative History

    H. Res. 690 was introduced by Representative Leonard Lance 
(NJ-07) on January 11, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H. Res. 690 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on January 12, 
2018.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H. Res. 690.
    No further action was taken on the resolution.

     Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that any 
  infrastructure legislation to promote broadband internet access or 
  communications facilities deployment should treat all broadband and 
   communications facilities in a competitively and technologically 
                             neutral manner


                              H. RES. 691

    Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that 
any infrastructure legislation to promote broadband internet 
access or communications facilities deployment should treat all 
broadband and communications facilities in a competitively and 
technologically neutral manner.

Summary

    H. Res. 691 would express the sense of the U.S. House of 
Representatives that infrastructure legislation for broadband 
internet access or communications facilities deployment should 
treat all broadband and communications facilities in a 
competitively and technologically neutral manner.

Legislative History

    H. Res. 691 was introduced by Representative Robert E. 
Latta (OH-05) on January 11, 2018, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Res. 691 was referred to 
the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on January 
12, 2018.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H. Res. 691.
    No further action was taken on the resolution.

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that with respect 
  to any study required to be conducted by the Federal Communications 
Commission, or any entity regulated by the Commission under the Federal 
Communications Act of 1934, under the National Environmental Policy Act 
 of 1969 or division A of subtitle III of title 54, United States Code 
  (formerly known as the National Historic Preservation Act), for the 
provision of broadband infrastructure, the area to be studied should be 
                     limited to the area of impact


                              H. RES. 701

    Expressing the sense of the U.S. House of Representatives 
that with respect to any study required to be conducted by the 
Federal Communications Commission, or any entity regulated by 
the Commission under the Federal Communications Act of 1934, 
under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 or division 
A of subtitle III of title 54, United States Code (formerly 
known as the National Historic Preservation Act), for the 
provision of broadband infrastructure, the area to be studied 
should be limited to the area of impact.

Summary

    H. Res. 701 would express the sense of the U.S. House of 
Representatives that with respect to any study required to be 
conducted by the Federal Communications Commission, or any 
entity regulated by the Commission under the Federal 
Communications Act of 1934, under the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 or division A of subtitle III of title 54, 
United States Code (formerly known as the National Historic 
Preservation Act), for the provision of broadband 
infrastructure, the area to be studied should be limited to the 
area of impact.

Legislative History

    H. Res. 701 was introduced by Representative Bill Flores 
(TX-17) on January 18, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 
Natural Resources. H. Res. 701 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Communications and Technology on January 19, 2018.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on H. Res. 701.
    No further action was taken on the resolution.

      National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
                      Reauthorization Act of 2018


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend the National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration Organization Act to reauthorize appropriations 
for the National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration, and for other purposes.

Summary

    The discussion draft would include a sense of Congress 
stating that National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration (NTIA) should work to ensure that the 
multistakeholder model of Internet governance maintains the 
security, stability, and resiliency of the Internet Domain Name 
System (DNS), and that new laws and regulations around the 
world do not undermine the WHOIS service.
    The discussion draft also would require the Government 
Accountability Office to study the capabilities of mobile 
devices to provide more accurate location information to better 
serve the needs of first responders and 9-1-1 call centers and 
identify the capabilities and limitations of current location 
technologies. The discussion draft also would reaffirm NTIA's 
authority over broadband mapping and the need for NTIA funding 
to facilitate more accurate, granular maps of broadband 
coverage with input from the Federal Communications Commission 
(FCC) and other Federal resources.
    Additionally, the discussion draft would incorporate 
provisions from H.R. 3994, the ACCESS BROADBAND Act, which 
would establish the Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth 
to streamline and track Federal funding for broadband programs 
at the FCC and across the Federal Government.
    Finally, the bill would include a sense of Congress stating 
that NTIA should coordinate a forward-looking response to 
supply chain vulnerabilities existing in our communications 
networks.

Legislative History

    On June 26, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on a discussion draft entitled 
``National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
Reauthorization Act of 2018.''
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to reauthorize appropriations 
   for the Federal Communications Commission, to provide for certain 
     procedural changes to the rules of the Commission to maximize 
 opportunities for public participation and efficient decisionmaking, 
                         and for other purposes


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to reauthorize 
appropriations for the Federal Communications Commission, to 
provide for certain procedural changes to the rules of the 
Commission to maximize opportunities for public participation 
and efficient decisionmaking, and for other purposes.

Summary

    The discussion draft would reauthorize the Federal 
Communications Commission (FCC) and include a number of reforms 
to improve the agency's process and fee structure. The 
discussion draft would amend the FCC's fee collection authority 
to reflect today's communications marketplace, creating parity 
between the agency's application fee and regulatory fee 
structure and allowing additional flexibility to amend the fee 
schedule.
    The discussion draft also would require the Commission to 
establish rules and procedures governing FCC process to enhance 
agency transparency and provide more accurate agency 
performance measures. Finally, the discussion draft would 
establish the independence of the FCC's Inspector General and 
elevate the agency's Chief Information Officer.

Legislative History

    On July 25, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To 
amend the Communications Act of 1934 to reauthorize 
appropriations for the Federal Communications Commission, to 
provide for certain procedural changes to the rules of the 
Commission to maximize opportunities for public participation 
and efficient decisionmaking, and for other purposes.''
    On October 11, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology met in open markup session to consider the 
discussion draft and forwarded the bill, as amended, to the 
full committee by a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

   To facilitate the deployment of communications infrastructure by 
providing for an inventory of Federal assets for use in connection with 
      such deployment, to streamline certain Federal approvals of 
           communications facilities, and for other purposes


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To facilitate the deployment of communications 
infrastructure by providing for an inventory of Federal assets 
for use in connection with such deployment, to streamline 
certain Federal approvals of communications facilities, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    The discussion draft would create an inventory of Federal 
assets that can be used to attach or install broadband 
infrastructure, require landholding agencies to use common 
templates when leasing space for wireless broadband 
attachments, and streamline processes for communications 
facilities location applications at the Department of Interior 
and the Forest Service.

Legislative History

    On March 21, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``to 
facilitate the deployment of communications infrastructure by 
providing for an inventory of Federal assets for use in 
connection with such deployment, to streamline certain Federal 
approvals of communications facilities, and for other 
purposes.''
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2017


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend title 23, United States Code, to provide for the 
inclusion of broadband conduit installation in certain highway 
construction projects, and for other purposes.

Summary

    The discussion draft would require the Department of 
Transportation, in conjunction with the National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration and the 
Federal Communications Commission, to evaluate whether 
broadband conduits should be installed in any highway 
construction project using Federal funds. If the evaluation 
indicates that additional broadband capacity would be needed in 
the next 15 years, the project must include the deployment of 
broadband conduit. Further, the broadband conduit must be made 
available by the States to any broadband provider at cost-based 
rates and the availability of the broadband conduit must be 
published in the National Broadband Map.

Legislative History

    On March 21, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing on a discussion draft entitled 
``Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2017.'' The discussion 
draft was similar to H.R. 3805, Broadband Conduit Deployment 
Act of 2015, introduced by Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) during the 
114th Congress.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                          OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES


                        Reauthorization of NTIA

    On February 2, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Reauthorization of NTIA.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to review the mission and 
priorities of the U.S. National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Meredith Attwell Baker, President and CEO, CTIA; Anna M. 
Gomez, Partner, Wiley Rein; and John M.R. Kneuer, President and 
Founder, JKC Consulting.

       Broadband: Deploying America's 21st Century Infrastructure

    On March 21, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Broadband: Deploying 
America's 21st Century Infrastructure.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine the challenges of broadband deployment 
and how siting and permitting reforms may help close the 
digital divide. The Subcommittee received testimony from Steven 
Berry, President and CEO, Competitive Carriers Association; 
LeRoy T. Carlson Jr., CEO, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.; 
Michael Connors, Sub-Chief, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe; Bryan 
Darr, CEO, Mosaik Solutions; Joanne S. Hovis, President, CTC 
Technology and Energy; Thomas A. Murray, Founding and Managing 
Member, Community Wireless Structures; and James W. Stegeman, 
President, CostQuest Associates, Inc.

                Realizing Nationwide Next-Generation 911

    On March 29, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Realizing Nationwide Next-
Generation 911.'' The purpose of the hearing was to review the 
transition to next generation 911 and the barriers to 
completing that transition. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Mary Boyd, Vice-President, Regulatory Policy and External 
Affairs, West Safety Services; Trey Forgety, Director of 
Governmental Affairs, National Emergency Number Association; 
Walt Magnussen, Director, Internet2 Technology Evaluation 
Center, Texas A&M University; Barry Ritter, Executive Director, 
Statewide 911 Board, Indiana; and Steve Souder, Former 
Director, Fairfax County 911, Maryland Emergency Number Systems 
Board.

             Facilitating the 21st Century Wireless Economy

    On April 5, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Facilitating the 21st 
Century Wireless Economy.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine the impact of wireless services on economic growth and 
to identify measures to facilitate further growth. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Scott Bergmann, Vice 
President, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA; Jared Carlson, Vice 
President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Ericsson; 
Jennifer Manner, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, 
EchoStar Corporation and Hughes Network Systems; and Dave 
Wright, Director, Regulatory Affairs and Network Standards, 
Ruckus Wireless.

                      Future of Emergency Alerting

    On May 17, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Future of Emergency 
Alerting.'' The purpose of the hearing was to review current 
emergency alerting systems and identify future improvements to 
these systems. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Christopher Guttman-McCabe, CEO, CGM Advisors, LLC; Farrokh 
Khatibi, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm Technology; and Sam 
Matheny, Chief Technology Officer, National Association of 
Broadcasters.

               Promoting Security in Wireless Technology

    On June 13, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Promoting Security in 
Wireless Technology.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine security threats to wireless devices and networks. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Charles Clancy, Director 
and Professor, Hume Center for National Security and 
Technology, Virginia Tech; Kiersten Todt, Managing Partner, 
Liberty Group Ventures, LLC; Bill Wright, Director, Government 
Affairs and Senior Policy Counsel, Symantec; and Amit Yoran, 
Chairman and CEO, Tenable Network Security.

           Defining and Mapping Broadband Coverage in America

    On June 21, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Defining and Mapping 
Broadband Coverage in America.'' The purpose of the hearing was 
to examine the mapping and collection of broadband access data 
to identify broadband deployment needs. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Doug Brake, Senior Telecommunications 
Policy Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation 
Foundation; Bryan Darr, CEO, Mosaik Solutions; Brent Legg, Vice 
President, Government Affairs, Connected Nation; Carol Mattey, 
Principal, Mattey Consulting, LLC; and Robert Wack, President, 
Westminster City Council, Westminster, Maryland.

 Oversight and Reauthorization of the Federal Communications Commission

    On July 25, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Oversight and 
Reauthorization of the Federal Communications Commission.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to conduct oversight of the Federal 
Communications Commission and review proposed legislation to 
reauthorize the Commission. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission; 
Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner, Federal Communications 
Commission; Michael O'Rielly, Commissioner, Federal 
Communications Commission.

The Broadcast Incentive Auction: Update on Repacking Opportunities and 
                               Challenges

    On September 7, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology held a hearing entitled ``The Broadcast 
Incentive Auction: Update on Repacking Opportunities and 
Challenges.'' The purpose of the hearing was to receive an 
update on the status of the broadcast incentive auction 
repacking process. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Scott Bergmann, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA; 
Patrick Butler, CEO, America's Public Television Stations; Rick 
Kaplan, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, National 
Association of Broadcasters; Rebecca Murphy Thompson, Executive 
Vice President and General Counsel, Competitive Carriers 
Association; Lyn Plantinga, Vice President and General Manager, 
NewsChannel5 Network; and Jim Tracy, Chairman, National 
Association of Tower Erectors.

           Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission

    On October 25, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Federal 
Communications Commission.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
conduct oversight of the Federal Communications Commission. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Ajit Pai, Chairman, 
Federal Communications Commission; Mignon Clyburn, 
Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; Michael 
O'Rielly, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; 
Brendan Carr, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; 
and Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications 
Commission.

               Oversight of FirstNet: State Perspectives

    On November 1, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of FirstNet: 
State Perspectives.'' The purpose of the hearing was to conduct 
oversight of the First Responder Network Authority. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Robert LeGrande, II, 
Founder, the Digital Decision, LLC; Brian Moran, Secretary of 
Public Safety and Homeland Security, Virginia; Michael Poth, 
CEO, First Responder Network Authority; Christopher Sambar, 
Senior Vice President, AT&T and John Stevens, Statewide 
Interoperability Coordinator, New Hampshire.

      the Race to 5G and its Potential to Revolutionize American 
                            Competitiveness

    On November 16, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology held a hearing entitled ``The Race to 5G and its 
Potential to Revolutionize American Competitiveness.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine the barriers to 5G 
deployment and the impact 5G will have when it is deployed. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Jonathan Adelstein, 
President and CEO, Wireless Infrastructure Association; Coleman 
Bazelon, Principal, The Brattle Group; David Broecker, CEO, 
Indiana Biosciences Research Institute; Chris Pearson, 
President, 5G Americas; and Shireen Santosham, Chief Innovation 
Officer, San Jose, California.

  Algorithms: How Companies' Decisions About Data and Content Impact 
                               Consumers

    On November 29, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology and the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a joint hearing entitled ``Algorithms, 
How Companies' Decisions About Data and Content Impact 
Consumers.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine how 
algorithms are used by companies to collect user data and how 
consumers are impacted by its use of algorithms. The 
Subcommittees received testimony from Omri Ben-Shahar, 
Professor, University of Chicago Law School; Michael Kerns, 
Professor and National Center Chair, Department of Computer and 
Information Science, University of Pennsylvania; Kate Klonick, 
Resident Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School; 
Laura Moy, Deputy Director, Privacy and Technology, Georgetown 
University Law Center; Frank Pasquale, Professor, Francis King 
Carey School of Law, University of Maryland; and Catherine 
Tucker, Professor, Sloane School of Management, MIT.

        Latest Developments in Combating Online Sex Trafficking

    On November 30, 2017, the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Latest Developments in 
Combating Online Sex Trafficking.'' The purpose of the hearing 
was to examine tools available to help law enforcement combat 
online sex trafficking. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Eric Goldman, Professor, School of Law, Santa Clara 
University; Derri Smith, CEO, End Slavery Tennessee; Yiota 
Souras, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, National 
Center for Missing and Exploited Children; Russ Winkler, 
Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Tennessee Bureau of 
Investigation; and Ann Wagner, Member, U.S. House of 
Representatives.

     Closing the Digital Divide: Broadband Infrastructure Solutions

    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Closing the Digital 
Divide: Broadband Infrastructure Solutions.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine challenges and potential solutions 
to promoting broadband infrastructure deployment. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Jonathan Spalter, 
President and CEO, USTelecom; Brad Gillen, Executive Vice 
President, CTIA; Matthew Polka, President and CEO, American 
Cable Association; Shirley Bloomfield, CEO, NTCA The Rural 
Broadband Association; Scott Slesinger, Legislative Director, 
National Resources Defense Council; Joanne S. Hovis, President, 
CTC Technology and Energy; and Elin Swanson Katz, Connecticut 
Consumer Counsel.

     Oversight of the National Telecommunications and Information 
                             Administration

    On March 6, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to review the management and budget 
of the National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration. The Subcommittee received testimony from David 
Redl, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, 
Department of Commerce, and Administrator, National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration.

       From Core to Edge: Perspective on Internet Prioritization

    On April 17, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``From Core to Edge: 
Perspective on Internet Prioritization.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine how traffic is prioritized over 
communications networks and the benefits of such 
prioritization. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Richard Bennett, Founder, High Tech Forum; Peter Rysavy, 
President, Rysavy Research, LLC; Paul Schroeder, Director, 
Public Policy and Strategic Alliances, Aira Tech Corporation; 
and Matt Wood, Policy Director, Free Press.

   Telecommunications, Global Competitiveness, and National Security

    On May 16, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Telecommunications, Global 
Competitiveness, and National Security.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine vulnerabilities in domestic 
communications supply chains and threats to global 
competitiveness of vendors providing equipment that make up 
such networks. The Subcommittee received testimony from Charles 
Clancy, Director and Professor, Hume Center for National 
Security and Technology, Virginia Tech; Samm Sacks, Senior 
Fellow, Technology Policy Program, Center for Strategic and 
International Studies; and Clete Johnson, Partner, Wilkinson 
Barker Knauer, LLP.

Protecting Customer Proprietary Network Information in the Internet Age

    On July 11, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Protecting Customer 
Proprietary Network Information in the Internet Age.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine the provisions of section 
222 of the Communications Act in light of changes to the 
communications marketplace. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Hance Haney, Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute; Robert 
McDowell, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute and former 
Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; and Laura Moy, 
Deputy Director, Privacy and Technology, Georgetown Law Center.

  Realizing the Benefits of Rural Broadband: Challenges and Solutions

    On July 17, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Realizing the Benefits of 
Rural Broadband: Challenges and Solutions.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine broadband deployment and the 
opportunities that come with broadband access. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Justin Forde, Senior Director of 
Government Relations, Midco; Tom Stroup, President, Satellite 
Industry Association; John C. May, President, Ag Solutions and 
Chief Information Officer, Deere & Company; Jenni Word, 
Associate Administrator and Chief Nursing Officer, Wallowa 
Memorial Hospital; Claude Aiken, President and CEO, Wireless 
Internet Service Providers Association; and Suzanne Coker 
Craig, former Commissioner, Town of Pinetops and Managing 
Partner, CuriosiTees of Pinetops.

           Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission

    On July 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Federal 
Communications Commission.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
conduct oversight of the Federal Communications Commission. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Ajit Pai, Chairman, 
Federal Communications Commission; Michael O'Rielly, 
Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; Brendan Carr, 
Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; and Jessica 
Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission.

                     State of the Media Marketplace

    On September 27, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology held a hearing entitled ``State of the Media 
Marketplace.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine media 
investment, content delivery, and consumer media consumption 
trends. The Subcommittee received testimony from Craig Moffett, 
Founder and Senior Research Analyst, MoffettNathanson; Ian 
Olgeirson, Research Director, S&P Global Market Intelligence; 
and Jeff Corwin, Wildlife Biologist; Executive Producer and 
Host, Ocean Treks.

RAY BAUM'S Act: A Bipartisan Foundation for Bridging the Digital Divide

    On December 11, 2018, the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology held a hearing entitled ``RAY BAUM'S Act: A 
Bipartisan Foundation for Bridging the Digital Divide.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine the progress made in 
implementing RAY BAUM'S Act. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Curtis LeGeyt, Executive Vice President, 
Government Relations, National Association of Broadcasters; Tim 
Donovan, Senior Vice President, Legislative Affairs, 
Competitive Carriers Association; Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel, 
APCO International; and Bohdan Zachary, General Manager, 
Milwaukee Public Broadcast Station.

        Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection

                         LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES

                    FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018

 [Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 
                                 2018]

       PUBLIC LAW 115-254 (DIVISION E OF H.R. 302, H. RES. 1082)

    To provide protections for certain sports medicine 
professionals, to reauthorize Federal aviation programs, to 
improve aircraft safety certification processes, and for other 
purposes.
Summary
    Division E of H.R. 302 would establish a Concrete Masonry 
Products Board upon approval of a referendum by producers of 
masonry products made from concrete (CMP). Funding for the 
board's activities would be derived from revenues collected 
from CMP manufacturers based on the number of masonry units 
sold each year.
Legislative History
    H.R. 302 was introduced by Representative Brett Guthrie 
(KY-02) on January 5, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On January 9, 2017, H.R. 302 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On January 10, 2017, H.R. 302 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    On September 6, 2018, H.R. 302 was considered in the 
Senate, and the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On September 6, 2018, H. Res. 1082 was considered in the 
House under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the resolution 
was passed, without amendment, by a recorded vote of 398 yeas 
and 23 nays (Roll Call No. 407).
    Upon the adoption of H. Res. 1082, the House was considered 
to have taken from the Speaker's table H.R. 302, with the 
Senate amendment thereto, and to have concurred in the Senate 
amendment with an amendment.
    On October 3, 2018, H.R. 302 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, without further amendment, was passed by a 
recorded vote of 93 yeas and 6 nays (Roll Call No. 320).
    On October 4, 2018, H.R. 302 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on October 5, 2018 
(Public Law 115-254).

                   Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017


                               H.R. 2651

    To improve the integrity and safety of horseracing by 
requiring a uniform anti-doping and medication control program 
to be developed and enforced by an independent Horseracing 
Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority.

Summary

    H.R. 2651 would establish the Horseracing Anti-Doping and 
Medication Control Authority as an independent non-profit 
corporation with responsibility for developing and 
administering an anti-doping and medication control program 
for: (1) Thoroughbred, Quarter, and Standardbred horses that 
participate in horse races that have a substantial relation to 
interstate commerce, (2) such horse races, and (3) the 
personnel engaged in the care, training, or racing of such 
horses. H.R. 2651 would vest the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 
with exclusive jurisdiction over all horse racing anti-doping 
and medication control matters. The Authority and FTC's 
jurisdiction would terminate if an interstate compact providing 
for services consistent with such program is established within 
five years after the program takes effect. The activities 
established by the bill would be funded by an assessment placed 
on State racing commissions.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2651 was introduced by Representative Andy Barr (KY-
06) on May 25, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 2651 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection on May 26, 2017.
    On June 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing on H.R. 2651.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

    Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research in Vehicle 
                  Evolution Act or the SELF Drive Act


H.R. 3388, H.R. 3405, H.R. 3406, H.R. 3408, H.R. 3411, H.R. 3412, H.R. 
  3413, H.R. 3414, H.R. 3416, H.R. 3421, H.R. 3430, DISCUSSION DRAFT 
ENTITLED ``RENEWING OPPORTUNITIES FOR AUTOMATED VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT ACT 
  (ROAD),'' DISCUSSION DRAFT ENTITLED ``MAXIMIZING OPPORTUNITIES FOR 
   RESEARCH AND THE ENHANCEMENT OF AUTOMATED VEHICLES ACT (MORE),'' 
DISCUSSION DRAFT ENTITLED ``DISABILITY MOBILITY ADVISORY COUNCIL ACT,'' 
 DISCUSSION DRAFT ENTITLED ``IMPROVING MOBILITY ACCESS FOR UNDERSERVED 
    POPULATIONS AND SENIOR ADVISORY COUNCIL ACT,'' DISCUSSION DRAFT 
    ENTITLED ``HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE PRE-MARKET APPROVAL REDUCES 
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MORE PEOPLE TO TRAVEL SAFELY ACT,'' DISCUSSION DRAFT 
 ENTITLED ``GUARDING AUTOMAKERS AGAINST UNFAIR ADVANTAGES REPORTED IN 
PUBLIC DOCUMENTS ACT,'' DISCUSSION DRAFT ENTITLED ``MANAGING GOVERNMENT 
        EFFORTS TO MINIMIZE AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE OBSTRUCTION ACT''

    To amend title 49, United States Code, regarding the 
authority of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
over highly automated vehicles, to provide safety measures for 
such vehicles, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3388 would clarify the Federal role in regulating 
vehicles that can drive without a person controlling the 
vehicle. Those vehicles are defined in the bill as Highly 
Automated Vehicles (HAVs). The bill would require the National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration to complete several 
rulemakings, establish an advisory council on HAVs, and create 
a publicly available database about manufacturers that receive 
exemptions from current law. The bill would require vehicle 
manufacturers to comply with cybersecurity plans and would make 
manufacturers that fail to comply subject to civil penalties.

Legislative History

    On June 23, 2018, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing on fourteen discussion 
drafts regarding Highly Automated Vehicles.
    H.R. 3388 was introduced by Representative Robert E. Latta 
(OH-05) on July 25, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3388 was not referred to a 
subcommittee.
    On July 19, 2018, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection met in open markup session to consider the 
discussion draft entitled ``Highly Automated Vehicle Testing 
and Deployment Act of 2017'' and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On July 27, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3388 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
recorded vote of 54 yeas and 0 nays.
    On September 5, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3388, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-
294), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar 
No. 212).
    On September 6, 2017, H.R. 3388 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On September 7, 2017, H.R. 3388 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

        Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017


                               H.R. 4311

    To modernize and strengthen the Committee on Foreign 
Investment in the United States to more effectively guard 
against the risk to the national security of the United States 
posed by certain types of foreign investment, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4311 would expand the scope of transactions 
potentially reviewable by Committee on Foreign Investment in 
the United States (CFIUS), including certain non-passive, non-
controlling investments in U.S. critical technology or critical 
infrastructure companies, real estate purchases near sensitive 
military installations, and transactions structured to evade 
CFIUS review. The legislation also would allow CFIUS review of 
any transaction whereby a U.S. critical technology company 
would lend intellectual property and associated support to any 
foreign person, such as in the case of a joint venture.
    The bill would require parties to a transaction to submit a 
notice to CFIUS if the transaction would allow a foreign person 
in which a foreign government owns a voting interest of 25 
percent or more, to obtain a voting interest of 25 percent or 
more in a U.S. corporation (25/25 review), and additionally, in 
such other circumstances as the Committee determines by rule.
    The legislation also would add a host of new matters to the 
list of national security concerns CFIUS is to consider, such 
as the effect of the transaction on cybersecurity, whether the 
transaction is likely to expose sensitive data about U.S. 
citizens to foreign persons or governments (e.g. ID numbers or 
genomic information), and whether the transaction could 
facilitate fraudulent or criminal activity affecting U.S. 
security. The legislation would allow CFIUS to exclude reviews 
of certain transactions, such as those where other authorities, 
such as export control requirements, are deemed adequate to 
address national security concerns. The bill also would allow 
CFIUS to exempt transactions involving U.S. allies. The 
legislation also would establish a fund at the U.S. Treasury to 
pay for CFIUS, authorize appropriations for such fund, and 
allow CFIUS to charge user fees to companies in the proposed 
transaction equal to the lesser of $300,000 or 1 percent of the 
transaction's value.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4311 was introduced by Representative Robert Pittenger 
(NC-09) on November 8, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Committee on 
Intelligence, Committee on Armed Services, and Committee on the 
Budget. H.R. 4311 was referred to the Subcommittee on Digital 
Commerce and Consumer Protection on April 26, 2017.
    On June 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing on H.R. 4311.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

  State of Modern Application, Research, and Trends of IoT Act or the 
                             SMART IoT Act


                               H.R. 6032

    To direct the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a study and 
submit to Congress a report on the state of the internet-
connected devices industry in the United States.

Summary

    H.R. 6032 would direct the Department of Commerce to study 
and report on the state of the industry for internet-connected 
devices. The study would include a survey of industry sectors 
that develop internet-connected devices, the status of 
industry-based standards, and a description of the ways 
entities develop, use, and promote those devices. The study 
also would include a list of Federal agencies with jurisdiction 
over the industry and all Federal and industry-based 
regulations, guidelines, and policies on internet-connected 
devices that have been implemented. Finally, the report would 
include recommendations for growing the economy through 
advancing internet-connected devices.

Legislative History

    On May 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing on a discussion draft 
entitled ``State of Modern Application, Research, and Trends of 
IoT Act'' or the ``SMART IoT Act.''
    H.R. 6032 was introduced by Representative Robert E. Latta 
(OH-05) on June 7, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 6032 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection on June 8, 2018. 
H.R. 6032 was similar to the discussion draft.
    On June 13, 2018, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection met in open markup session to consider H.R. 
6032 and forwarded the bill, without amendment, to the full 
committee by a voice vote.
    On July 12, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 6032 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    On November 2, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 6032, without amendment, to the House (H. Rept. 
115-1003), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 784).
    On November 28, 2018, H.R. 6032 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On November 29, 2018, H.R. 6032 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                          OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES


                 Self-Driving Cars: Road to Deployment

    On February 14, 2017, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce 
and Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Self-Driving 
Cars: Road to Deployment.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
discuss the testing and deployment of self-driving cars. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Mike Abelson, Vice 
President of Global Strategy, General Motors; Joseph Okpaku, 
Vice President of Public Policy, Lyft; Gill Pratt, Executive 
Technical Advisor and CEO, Toyota Research Institute; and Nidhi 
Kalra, Senior Information Scientist, RAND; Co-Director, Center 
for Decision Making under Uncertainty; Professor, Pardee RAND 
Graduate School.

          Disrupter Series: Advanced Materials and Production

    On March 15, 2017, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Disrupter Series: 
Advanced Materials and Production.'' The purpose of the hearing 
was to learn how new materials and advanced production methods 
are affecting U.S. industries. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from James M. Tour, Smalley Institute for Nanoscale 
Science and Technology, Rice University; Kevin Murphy, Chairman 
and CEO, Organovo Holdings Inc.; Shane Weyant, CEO and 
President, Creative Pultrusions, Inc.; Hota GangaRao, Director, 
Constructed Facilities Center, Director, Center for Integration 
of Composites into Infrastructure, Professor, West Virginia 
University; and Afsaneh Rabiei, Professor, Department of 
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State 
University.

                  Disrupter Series: Smart Communities

    On March 16, 2017, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Disrupter Series: 
Smart Communities.'' The purpose of the hearing was to learn 
how local governments are using new technology to address 
community issues. The Subcommittee received testimony from Kyle 
Chiseck, Director of Bureau Relations, Office of the Mayor, 
Portland, Oregon; Jennifer Clark, Director, Center for Urban 
Innovation, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, 
Georgia Institute of Technology; Jennifer Gallagher, Director, 
Department of Public Service Columbus, Ohio; Alexander 
Pazuchanics, Policy Advisor, Office of the Mayor, Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania; Kurt J. Gruendling, Vice President of Marketing 
and Business Development, Waitsfield and Champlain Valley 
Telecom; and Brenna Berman, Commissioner and Chief Information 
Officer, Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology.

                Self-Driving Cars: Levels of Automation

    On March 28, 2017, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Self-Driving 
Cars: Levels of Automation.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine the levels of automation of self-driving cars. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Jeff Klei, President, 
North America Automotive Divisions, Continental AG; Kay 
Stepper, Vice President for Automated Driving and Driver 
Assistance Systems, Robert Bosch LLC; Bill Gouse, Director of 
Federal Programs, SAE International; and David Zuby, Executive 
Vice President and Chief Research Officer, Insurance Institute 
for Highway Safety.

         Outdoor Recreation: Vast Impact of the Great Outdoors

    On April 27, 2017, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Outdoor 
Recreation: Vast Impact of the Great Outdoors.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine the social and economic impact of 
outdoor recreation in the U.S. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Amy Roberts, Executive Director, Outdoor 
Industry Association; Marc Berejka, Director of Government and 
Community Affairs, REI; James Landers, Vice President of 
Government Affairs, Recreation Vehicle Industry Association; 
Jeremy Jones, Founder and President, Protect Our Winters; 
Ginger Mihalik, Executive Director, Baltimore Chesapeake Bay 
Outward Bound School, Outward Bound; Jeffrey Tooze, Vice 
President, Global Customs and Trade, Columbia Sportswear.

               Disrupter Series: Delivering to Consumers

    On May 23, 2017, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Disrupter Series: 
Delivering to Consumers.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine how new technologies have impacted delivery services. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from Brian Wynne, President 
and CEO, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems 
International; Bastian Lehmann, Founder and CEO, Postmates; 
Shyam Chidamber, Chief Evangelist and Senior Advisory, Flirty; 
and Harry J. Holzer, Professor, McCourt School of Public 
Policy, Georgetown University.

 Disrupter Series: Improving Consumer's Financial Options With FinTech

    On June 8, 2017, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Disrupter Series: 
Improving Consumer's Financial Options With FinTech.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine how new technologies 
impact financial services offerings available to consumers and 
businesses. The Subcommittee received testimony from Jeanne 
Hogarth, Vice President, Center for Financial Services 
Innovation; Javier Saade, Managing Director, Fenway Summer 
Ventures; Christina Tetreault, Staff Attorney, Consumer Union; 
and Peter Van Valkenburgh, Research Director, Coin Center.

      Disrupter Series: Update on IOT Opportunities and Challenges

    On June 13, 2017, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Disrupter Series: 
Update on IOT Opportunities and Challenges.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine the opportunities and challenges the 
Internet of Things offers businesses and consumers. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from William S. Marras, 
Executive Director and Scientific Director, Spine Research 
Institute, Ohio State University; Gary D. Butler, Founder, 
Chairman and CEO, Camgian Microsystems Corporation; Mark 
Bachman, CTO and Co-Founder, Integra Devices; Peter B. Kosak, 
Executive Director, Urban Active Solutions, General Motors 
North America; Cameron Javdani, Director of Sales and 
Marketing, Louroe Electronics; and Bill Kuhns, President, 
Vermont Energy Control Systems LLC.

      Oversight of the Equifax Data Breach: Answers for Consumers

    On October 3, 2017, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce 
and Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of 
the Equifax Data Breach: Answers for Consumers.'' The purpose 
of the hearing was to investigate the breach of consumer data 
at Equifax, Inc. and discuss remedies for consumers. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Richard F. Smith, former 
Chairman and CEO, Equifax, Inc.

   21st Century Trade Barriers: Protectionist Cross-Border Data Flow 
                     Policies' Impact on U.S. Jobs

    On October 12, 2017, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce 
and Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``21st Century 
Trade Barriers: Protectionist Cross-Border Data Flow Policies' 
Impact on U.S. Jobs.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
discuss the global digital economy's effect on the U.S. job 
market and the potential challenges of cross-border data flows. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from Victoria A. Espinel, 
President and CEO, BSA--The Software Alliance; Dean C. 
Garfield, President and CEO, Information Technology Industry 
Council; Morgan Reed, President, ACT--The App Association; and 
Jennifer Daskal, Associate Professor, Washington College of 
Law, American University.

     Securing Consumers' Credit Data in the Age of Digital Commerce

    On November 1, 2017, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce 
and Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Securing 
Consumers' Credit Data in the Age of Digital Commerce.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to discuss Federal regulations and 
private company best practices that help protect consumer 
credit data. The Subcommittee received testimony from Francis 
Creighton, President and CEO, Consumer Data Industry 
Association; James Norton, Adjunct Lecturer, Zanvyll Krieger 
School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University; Anne P. 
Fortney, Partner Emeritus, Hudson Cook; and Bruce Schneier, 
Adjunct Lecturer, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard 
University.

                   Perspectives on Mixed Martial Arts

    On November 9, 2017, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce 
and Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Perspectives 
on Mixed Martial Arts.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
discuss the Federal and State regulation of mixed martial arts 
and H.R. 44, the ``Muhamad Ali Expansion Act.'' The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Randy Couture, President, 
Xtreme Couture; Marc Ratner, Vice President of Regulatory 
Affairs, UFC; Greg Sirb, Executive Director, Pennsylvania State 
Athletic Commission; and Kristen Dams-O'Connor, Director, Brain 
Injury Research Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount 
Sinai.

  Algorithms, How Companies' Decisions About Data and Content Impact 
                               Consumers

    On November 29, 2017, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce 
and Consumer Protection and the Subcommittee on Communications 
and Technology held a joint hearing entitled ``Algorithms, How 
Companies' Decisions About Data and Content Impact Consumers.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to examine how algorithms are 
used by companies to collect user data and how consumers are 
impacted by its use of algorithms. The Subcommittees received 
testimony from Omri Ben-Shahar, Professor, University of 
Chicago Law School; Michael Kerns, Professor and National 
Center Chair, Department of Computer and Information Science, 
University of Pennsylvania; Kate Klonick, Resident Fellow, 
Information Society Project, Yale Law School; Laura Moy, Deputy 
Director, Privacy and Technology, Georgetown University Law 
Center; Frank Pasquale, Professor, Francis King Carey School of 
Law, University of Maryland; and Catherine Tucker, Professor, 
Sloane School of Management, MIT.

    Update on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Program (CAFE) and 
         Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Motor Vehicles

    On December 12, 2017, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce 
and Consumer Protection and the Subcommittee on Environment 
held a joint hearing entitled ``Update on the Corporate Average 
Fuel Economy Program (CAFE) and Greenhouse Gas Emissions 
Standards for Motor Vehicles.'' The purpose of the hearing was 
to discuss the updates on the CAFE program and Greenhouse Gas 
Emissions standards for motor vehicles. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Mitch Bainwol, President and CEO, 
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers; John Bozzella, President 
and CEO, Global Automakers; Forrest McConnell, III, President, 
McConnell Honda and Acura, Montgomery, Alabama, on behalf of 
the National Automobile Dealers Association; and Dave Cooke, 
Senior Vehicle Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists.

 Disrupter Series: The Internet of Things, Manufacturing and Innovation

    On January 18, 2018, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce 
and Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Disrupter 
Series: The Internet of Things, Manufacturing and Innovation.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to discuss the use of Internet 
of Things devices in manufacturing. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Rodney Masney, Vice President, Technology 
Service Delivery, Information Technology, Owens-Illinois; 
Sanjay Poonen, Chief Operating Officer, VMWare; Thomas D. 
Bianculli, Chief Technology Officer, Zebra Technology; and 
Thomas R. Kurfess, Professor, George W. Woodruff School of 
Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.

    Oversight of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    On February 14, 2018, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce 
and Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of 
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to conduct oversight of the National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Heidi King, Deputy Administrator, 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  Review of Emerging Tech's Impact on Retail Operations and Logistics

    On March 7, 2018, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Review of 
Emerging Tech's Impact on Retail Operations and Logistics.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to examine how the e-commerce 
industry has changed the retail sector, with impacts on supply 
chain operations, delivery, and consumer expectations. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from David Borris, Founder, 
Hel's Kitchen; Jonathan Johnson, Board of Directors, 
Overstock.com, and President, Medici Ventures; Dan Sanker, 
Founder, President, and CEO, Casestack, Inc.; and Rob Taylor, 
CEO, Convey.

           Perspectives on Reform of the CFIUS Review Process

    On April 26, 2018, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Perspectives on 
Reform of the CFIUS Review Process.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to discuss potential changes to the Committee on 
Foreign Investment in the United States review process. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Heath P. Tarbert, 
Assistant Secretary, International Markets and Investment 
Policy, Department of the Treasury; Richard E. Ashooh, 
Assistant Secretary, Export Administration, Department of 
Commerce; Clay Lowery, Managing Director, Rock Creek Global 
Advisors, and former Assistant Secretary, International 
Affairs, Department of the Treasury; Derek Scissors, Resident 
Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Kevin J. Wolf, Partner, 
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, LLP, and former Assistant 
Secretary, Export Administration, Department of Commerce; and 
Celeste Drake, Trade and Globalization Policy Specialist, AFL-
CIO.

        Do Not Call: Combating Robocalls and Caller ID Spoofing

    On April 27, 2018, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Do Not Call: 
Combating Robocalls and Caller ID Spoofing.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine the tactics behind robocalls and 
caller ID spoofing and to review the tools and strategies 
available for consumers to protect themselves from such 
practices. The Subcommittee received testimony from Aaron Foss, 
Founder, Nomorobo; Scott Hambuchen, Executive Vice President, 
Technology and Solution Development, FirstOrion; Ethan Garr, 
Chief Product Officer, RoboKiller; and Maureen Mahoney, Policy 
Analyst, Consumers Union.

                  Disrupter Series: Quantum Computing

    On May 18, 2018, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Disrupter Series: 
Quantum Computing.'' The purpose of the hearing was to discuss 
the possible applications of and barriers to developing a 
commercially available quantum computer. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Michael Brett, CEO, QxBranch; 
Christopher Monroe, Chief Scientist and Founder, IonQ, Inc., 
and Professor, University of Maryland; Matthew Putman, CEO, 
Nanotronics. Inc.; and Diana Franklin, Director of Computer 
Science Education, University of Chicago.

            Understanding the Digital Advertising Ecosystem

    On June 14, 2018, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Understanding the 
Digital Advertising Ecosystem.'' The purpose of the hearing was 
to examine the use of consumer-related data in the digital 
advertising marketplace and discuss the self-regulatory 
policies and practices in place to safeguard this data. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Howard Beales, Professor, 
George Washington University; Rachel Glasser, Global Chief 
Privacy Officer, Wunderman; Michael Zaneis, President and CEO, 
Trustworthy Accountability Group; and Justin Brookman, 
Director, Privacy and Technology Policy, Consumers Union.

                    Examining Drug-Impaired Driving

    On July 11, 2018, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Examining Drug-
Impaired Driving.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine 
the public safety risks posed by drug-impaired driving. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Robert L. DuPont, 
President, Institute for Behavior and Health; Jennifer Harmon, 
Assistant Director, Forensic Chemistry, Orange County Crime 
Lab; Erin Holmes, Director, Traffic Safety Programs and 
Technical Writer, Foundation for Advancing Alcohol 
Responsibility; and Colleen Sheehey-Church, National President, 
Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

               Oversight of the Federal Trade Commission

    On July 18, 2018, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the 
Federal Trade Commission.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
conduct oversight of the Federal Trade Commission. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Joseph Simons, Chairman, 
Federal Trade Commission; Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, 
Federal Trade Commission; Noah Phillips, Commissioner, Federal 
Trade Commission; Rohit Chopra, Commissioner, Federal Trade 
Commission; and Rebecca Slaughter, Commissioner, Federal Trade 
Commission.

     Built in America: Jobs and Growth in the Manufacturing Sector

    On September 26, 2018, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce 
and Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Built in 
America: Jobs and Growth in the Manufacturing Sector.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine the state of the 
manufacturing sector in the United States. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Edward F. Paradowski, President, Apache 
Stainless Equipment Corporation; Nikki Moyers, Vice President 
of Operations, Jerl Machine, Inc.; Eric R. Anderberg, Vice 
President, Dial Machine, Inc.; and, Andrew Stettner, Senior 
Fellow, The Century Foundation.

                         Subcommittee on Energy

                         LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES

                 Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act

                  PUBLIC LAW 115-78 (S. 190, H.R. 511)

    Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of 
title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by 
Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance 
with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting 
subrecipients.
Summary
    The Department of Energy (DOE) sets energy efficiency 
standards for external power supplies (EPS), which convert 
power drawn from a wall outlet into lower voltage power that 
can be used directly by certain electronic devices. Under 
current law, EPS designed to provide power to some types of 
alarms and surveillance systems for security or safety are 
exempt from such standards until July 1, 2017. S. 190 would 
permanently exclude such EPS from those standards and authorize 
the Secretary of Energy to treat some or all of those devices 
as a separate product class.
Legislative History
    H.R. 511 was introduced by Representative Peter Welch (VT) 
on January 12, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce.
    On January 23, 2017, H.R. 511 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On January 24, 2017, H.R. 511 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    S. 190 was introduced by Senator Cory Gardner (CO) on 
January 23, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Natural Resources. S. 190 was the Senate companion bill to H.R. 
511.
    On May 24, 2017, Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK) reported S. 
190 to the Senate with a written report (Report 115-76), and 
the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 95).
    On August 1, 2017, S. 190 was considered in the Senate, and 
the bill, without amendment, was passed by unanimous consent.
    On October 11, 2017, S. 190 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On October 24, 2017, S. 190 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on November 2, 2017 (Public 
Law 115-78).

                      EPS Improvement Act of 2017


                     PUBLIC LAW 115-115 (H.R. 518)

    To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to exclude 
power supply circuits, drivers, and devices designed to be 
connected to, and power, light-emitting diodes or organic 
light-emitting diodes providing illumination from energy 
conservation standards for external power supplies, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 518 would amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act 
to exclude from energy conservation standards for external 
power supplies any power supply circuit, driver, or device 
designed to power light-emitting diodes or to power ceiling 
fans using direct current motors. The Department of Energy may 
prescribe new energy conservation standards for such equipment 
no earlier than one year after the date on which a test 
procedure has been prescribed.

Legislative History

    H.R. 518 was introduced by Representative Diana DeGette 
(CO-01) on January 13, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On January 23, 2017, H.R. 518 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On January 24, 2017, H.R. 518 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    On December 21, 2017, H.R. 518 was considered in the 
Senate, and the bill, without amendment, was passed by 
unanimous consent.
    On January 2, 2018, H.R. 518 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on January 12, 
2018 (Public Law 115-115).

           Ceiling Fan Energy Conservation Harmonization Act


                PUBLIC LAW 115-161 (S. 2030, H.R. 3477)

    To deem the compliance date for amended energy conservation 
standards for ceiling fan light kits to be January 21, 2020.

Summary

    S. 2030 would extend the compliance date for the amended 
energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits, which 
is also the compliance date for the ceiling fan standard, from 
January 7, 2019, to January 21, 2020.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3477 was introduced by Representative Richard Hudson 
(NC-08) on July 27, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3477 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy on July 28, 2017.
    On November 7, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing on H.R. 3477.
    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 3477 and forwarded the bill, 
without amendment, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    S. 2030 was introduced by Senator Thom Tillis (NC) on 
October 30, 2017, read twice, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Natural Resources. S. 2030 was the Senate companion 
bill to H.R. 3477.
    On December 21, 2017, S. 2030 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, without amendment, was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On March 19, 2018, S. 2030 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On March 22, 2018, S. 2030 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on April 3, 2018 (Public Law 
115-161).

     To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a 
                         hydroelectric project


                     PUBLIC LAW 115-202 (H.R. 446)

    To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of 
a hydroelectric project.

Summary

    H.R. 446 would authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission to extend the time period during which the licensee 
is required to commence the construction of Commission project 
number 12737 for up to three consecutive two-year periods.

Legislative History

    H.R. 446 was introduced by Representative H. Morgan 
Griffith (VA-09) on January 11, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 446 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Energy on January 25, 2017.
    On May 3, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
on H.R. 446.
    On June 7, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 446 and ordered the 
bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
unanimous consent.
    On June 12, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 446, without amendment, to the House (H. Rept. 
115-169), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 113).
    On June 12, 2017, H.R. 446 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2017, H.R. 446 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 136).
    On June 28, 2018, H.R. 446 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, without amendment, was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On July 12, 2018, H.R. 446 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on July 23, 2018 (Public Law 
115-202).

     To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a 
                         hydroelectric project


                     PUBLIC LAW 115-203 (H.R. 447)

    To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of 
a hydroelectric project.

Summary

    H.R. 447 would authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission to extend the time period during which the licensee 
is required to commence the construction of Commission project 
number 12740 for up to three consecutive two-year periods.

Legislative History

    H.R. 447 was introduced by Representative H. Morgan 
Griffith (VA-09) on January 11, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 447 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Energy on January 25, 2017.
    On May 3, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
on H.R. 447.
    On June 7, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 447 and ordered the 
bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
unanimous consent.
    On June 12, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 447, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-170), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 114).
    On June 12, 2017, H.R. 447 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2017, H.R. 447 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 137).
    On June 28, 2018, H.R. 447 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, without amendment, was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On July 12, 2018, H.R. 447 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on July 23, 2018 (Public Law 
115-203).

     To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a 
                         hydroelectric project


                     PUBLIC LAW 115-204 (H.R. 951)

    To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of 
a hydroelectric project.

Summary

    H.R. 951 would authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission to extend the time period during which the licensee 
is required to commence the construction of Commission project 
number 12642 for up to three consecutive two-year periods.

Legislative History

    H.R. 951 was introduced by Representative Virginia Foxx 
(NC-05) on February 7, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 951 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy on February 10, 2017.
    On June 7, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 951 and ordered the 
bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
unanimous consent.
    On June 12, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 951, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-172), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 116).
    On June 12, 2017, H.R. 951 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2017, H.R. 951 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 144).
    On June 28, 2017, H.R. 951 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, without amendment, was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On July 12, 2018, H.R. 951 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on July 23, 2018 (Public Law 
115-204).

 To reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction 
       of a hydroelectric project involving Jennings Randolph Dam


                     PUBLIC LAW 115-205 (H.R. 2122)

    To reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of 
construction of a hydroelectric project involving Jennings 
Randolph Dam.

Summary

    H.R. 2122 authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission to extend the time period during which the licensee 
is required to commence the construction of Commission project 
number 12715 (Jennings Randolph Dam) for up to three 
consecutive two-year periods.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2122 was introduced by Representative David B. 
McKinley (WV-01) on April 25, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2122 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Energy on April 28, 2017.
    On May 3, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
on H.R. 2122.
    On June 7, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2122 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
unanimous consent.
    On June 12, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2122, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-175), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 119).
    On June 12, 2017, H.R. 2122 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2017, H.R. 2122 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 138).
    On June 28, 2017, H.R. 2122 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, without amendment, was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On July 12, 2018, H.R. 2122 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on July 23, 2018 (Public Law 
115-205).

    To extend a project of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
                     involving the Cannonsville Dam


                     PUBLIC LAW 115-206 (H.R. 2292)

    To extend a project of the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission involving the Cannonsville Dam.

Summary

    H.R. 2292 authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (FERC) to issue a preliminary permit to a hydropower 
construction license applicant for up to four years instead of 
three. In addition, the FERC would be authorized to extend the 
period of a preliminary permit once for not more than four 
additional years, instead of two, beyond the initial four-year 
period. The FERC may further extend the period a preliminary 
permit once for not more than four additional years if it 
determines that there are extraordinary circumstances that 
warrant such additional extension.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2292 was introduced by Representative John J. Faso 
(NY-19) on May 2, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 2292 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Energy on May 5, 2017.
    On June 7, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2292 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
unanimous consent.
    On June 12, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2292, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-174), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 118).
    On June 12, 2017, H.R. 2292 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 400 yeas and 1 nay 
(Roll Call No. 300).
    On June 13, 2017, H.R. 2292 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 139).
    On June 28, 2017, H.R. 2292 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, without amendment, was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On July 12, 2018, H.R. 2292 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on July 23, 2018 (Public Law 
115-206).

 To reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction 
          of a hydroelectric project involving the Gibson Dam


                      PUBLIC LAW 115-219 (S. 490)

    To reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of 
construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Gibson 
Dam.

Summary

    The bill would authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission to extend the deadline for beginning construction of 
a hydroelectric project (number 12478-003) involving the Gibson 
Dam in Montana.

Legislative History

    S. 490 was introduced by Senator Steve Daines (MT) on March 
2, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    On June 8, 2017, Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK) reported S. 
490, as amended, to the Senate with a written report (Report 
115-100), and the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative 
Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 130).
    On June 28, 2018, S. 490 was considered in the Senate, and 
the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous consent.
    On July 3, 2018, S. 490 was received in the House and 
referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    On July 16, 2018, S. 490 was considered in the House under 
a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without further 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On July 19, 2018, S. 490 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on July 27, 2018 (Public Law 
115-219).

             To amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act


                     PUBLIC LAW 115-247 (H.R. 1109)

    To amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act.

Summary

    Under current law, public utilities are prohibited from 
merging or consolidating facilities with those of any other 
person without first having secured an order of the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorizing them to do so. 
H.R. 1109 would amend the Federal Power Act to exempt 
facilities of a value of $10,000,000 or less from this 
prohibition. The bill also directs the FERC to issue a rule 
requiring certain public utilities seeking to merge or 
consolidate to notify FERC of the transaction within 30 days of 
the completion of the merger or consolidation.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1109 was introduced by Representative Tim Walberg (MI-
07) on February 16, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1109 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy on February 17, 2017.
    On June 7, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1109 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
unanimous consent.
    On June 12, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1109, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-167), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 112).
    On June 12, 2017, H.R. 1109 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2017, H.R. 1109 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    On May 21, 2018, Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK) reported H.R. 
1109, as amended, to the Senate with a written report (Report 
115-253), and the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative 
Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 420).
    On September 4, 2018, H.R. 1109 was considered in the 
Senate, and the bill, as amended, was passed by a voice vote.
    On September 13, 2018, Representative Walberg asked 
unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table H.R. 1109 
and to agree to the Senate amendment. The bill, as amended, was 
passed by unanimous consent.
    On September 18, 2018, H.R. 1109 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on September 28, 
2018 (Public Law 115-247).

               America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018


PUBLIC LAW 115-270 (S. 3021, H.R. 587, H.R. 2786, H.R. 2872, H.R. 2880, 
                               H.R. 3043)

    To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of 
the United States, to provide for the conservation and 
development of water and related resources, to provide for 
water pollution control activities, and for other purposes.

Summary

    S. 3021 includes provisions that would modernizing the 
nation's drinking water infrastructure by reauthorizing the 
Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund program; aiding States 
and utilities with compliance and asset management; updating 
antiterrorism and resilience measures at public water systems; 
improving transparency for consumers about the quality of their 
drinking water; and authorizing funds for areas affected by 
natural disasters that need help repairing their drinking water 
systems or hooking up to other ones to obtain potable drinking 
water.
    Provisions of S. 3021 also would promote hydropower 
development by streamlining the regulatory permitting process; 
getting new hydropower projects to market faster, saving time 
and money; and removing barriers to investments in hydropower.
    Finally, S. 3021 includes a provision that would strengthen 
consumers' participation in the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission rate process by increasing transparency.

Legislative History

    S. 3021 was introduced by Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN) on 
June 7, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Public Works.
    On August 1, 2018, Senator John Barrasso (WY) reported S. 
3021, without amendment, to the Senate without a written 
report, and the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative 
Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 550).
    On September 4, 2018, S. 3021 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, without amendment, was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On September 5, 2018, S. 3021 was received in the House and 
referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
    On September 13, 2018, S. 3021 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On October 10, 2018, the House amendments to S. 3021 were 
considered in the Senate, and the bill, without further 
amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 99 yeas and 1 nay 
(Roll Call No. 225).
    On October 12, 2018, S. 3021 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on October 23, 
2018 (Public Law 115-270).

                  Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018


              PUBLIC LAW 115-334 (SECTION 12531 OF H.R. 2)

    To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural 
and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through 
fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes.

Summary

    Section 12531 of H.R. 2 would reauthorization of the 
National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) for 10 years, which 
would provide more efficient and more reliable heat and hot 
water to American consumers.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2 was introduced by Representative Michael K. Conaway 
(TX-11) on April 12, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture.
    On May 15, 16, 17, and 18, 2018, H.R. 2 was considered in 
the House pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 891, and the 
bill, as amended, was defeated by a recorded vote of 198 yeas 
and 213 nays (Roll Call No. 205).
    On June 21, 2018, the motion to reconsider was agreed to by 
a recorded vote of 233 yeas and 191 nays (Roll Call No. 283), 
and the bill, as amended, was passed by a recorded vote of 213 
yeas and 211 nays (Roll Call No. 284).
    On June 21, 2018, H.R. 2 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 483).
    On June 28, 2018, H.R. 2 was considered in the Senate, and 
the bill, as amended, was passed by a recorded vote of 86 yeas 
and 11 nays (Roll Call No. 143).
    On July 18, 2018, the House agreed to a motion that the 
House disagree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2 and request a 
conference with the Senate thereon by unanimous consent.
    On July 18, 2018, the Speaker appointed conferees. From the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Speaker appointed 
Representative John Shimkus (IL-15), Representative Kevin 
Cramer (ND-AL), and Representative Paul Tonko (NY-20) for 
consideration of subtitles A and B of title VI, sections 6202, 
6203, 6401, 6406, 6407, 6409, 6603, 7301, 7605, 8106, 8507, 
9119, 9121, and 11101 of the House bill, and sections 6116, 
6117, 6202, 6206, 6207, 6208, 6209, 6301, 6303, 7412, 9102, 
9104, 9106, 9111, 9112, 9113, 12408, 12627, and 12628 of the 
Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference.
    On July 31, 2018, the Senate insisted on its amendment, 
agreed to the request for a conference, and authorized the 
Presiding Officer to appoint conferees agreed to in Senate by a 
voice vote.
    On August 1, 2018, the Senate appointed the following 
conferees, Senator Pat Roberts (KS), Senator Mitch McConnell 
(KY), Senator John Boozman (AR), Senator John Hoeven (SD), 
Senator Joni Ernst (IA), Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI), Senator 
Patrick J. Leahy (VT), Senator Sherrod Brown (OH), and Senator 
Heidi Heitkamp (ND).
    The conference met on September 5, 2018. The conference 
report (H. Rept. 115-1072) was filed on December 10, 2018.
    On December 11, 2018, the Senate agreed to the conference 
report by a roll call vote of 87 yeas and 13 nays (Roll Call 
No. 259).
    On December 12, 2018, the conference report was considered 
in the House pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1176, and 
the conference report was agreed to by a roll call vote of 369 
yeas and 47 nays (Roll Call No. 434).
    On December 4, 2018, H.R. 2 was presented to and signed by 
the President (Public Law 115-334).

            Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act


                       PUBLIC LAW 115-XX (S. 512)

    To modernize the regulation of nuclear energy.

Summary

    S. 512 would direct the Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC), which licenses and regulates the use of radioactive 
materials at civilian facilities such as nuclear reactors, to 
undertake certain activities related to establishing a 
regulatory framework for licensing nuclear reactors that use 
advanced technologies for either commercial or research-related 
purposes. The bill also would modify the NRC's underlying 
authority to charge fees to entities that the agency regulates 
and would authorize the Department of Energy (DOE) to provide 
grants to developers of advanced nuclear technologies to help 
pay for the costs of developing and licensing such 
technologies. Finally, S. 512 would amend existing law 
regarding the disposition of excess uranium materials managed 
by DOE.

Legislative History

    S. 512 was introduced by Senator John Barrasso (WY) on 
March 2, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Public Works.
    On May 25, 2018, Senator John Barrasso (WY) reported S. 
512, as amended, to the Senate with a written report (Report 
115-86), and the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative 
Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 108).
    On December 20, 2018, S. 512 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, as amended, was passed by a voice vote.
    On December 20, 2018, S. 512 was received in the House and 
held at the desk.
    On December 21, 2018, S. 512 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
further amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 361 yeas 
and 10 nays (Roll Call No. 493).
    S. 512, as approved by the House and the Senate, was 
awaiting action by the President when this report was filed 
(Public Law 115-__).

               Energy Efficient Government Technology Act


                                H.R. 306

    To amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 
to promote energy efficiency via information and computing 
technologies, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 306 would require Federal agencies to coordinate with 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Department of Energy 
(DOE), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop 
an implementation strategy--including best practices and 
measurement and verification techniques--for the maintenance, 
purchase, and use of energy-efficient and energy saving 
information technologies. OMB would be required to track and 
report on the progress of each agency. In addition, H.R. 306 
would improve the energy efficiency of Federal data centers by, 
among other items, requiring DOE to update a 2007 report on 
data center energy efficiency and maintain a data center energy 
practitioner certification program. DOE also would be required 
to establish an open data initiative to help share best 
practices and support further innovation, and develop a metric 
that measures data center energy efficiency.

Legislative History

    H.R. 306 was introduced by Representative Anna G. Eshoo 
(CA-18) on January 5, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On January 10, 2017, H.R. 306 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On January 11, 2017, H.R. 306 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

      To promote a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce


                                H.R. 338

    To promote a 21st century energy and manufacturing 
workforce.

Summary

    H.R. 338 would direct the Secretary of the Energy to 
prioritize education and training for energy and manufacturing-
related jobs in order to increase the number of skilled workers 
trained to work in energy and manufacturing-related fields when 
considering awards for existing grant programs.

Legislative History

    H.R. 338 was introduced by Representative Robby L. Rush 
(IL-01) on January 5, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 338 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Energy on January 25, 2017.
    On June 7, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 338 and ordered the 
bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
unanimous consent.
    On June 12, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 338, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-168, Part 1). The bill was not placed on the Union 
Calendar.
    On June 12, 2017, H.R. 338 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2017, H.R. 338 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 Fair Ratepayer Accountability, Transparency, and Efficiency Standards 
                                  Act


                                H.R. 587

    To amend the Federal Power Act to provide that any inaction 
by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that allows a rate 
change to go into effect shall be treated as an order by the 
Commission for purposes of rehearing and court review.

Summary

    H.R. 587 would amend section 205 of the Federal Power Act 
to clarify that if a lack of action by Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission (FERC) allows a rate change to take 
effect, including if FERC allows the 60-day notice period to 
expire, such lack of action would be treated as if FERC had 
issued an order accepting the change, thereby allowing any 
affected party to apply for rehearing within 30 days.

Legislative History

    H.R. 587 was introduced by Representative Joseph P. 
Kennedy, III (MA-04) on January 17, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    On January 23, 2017, H.R. 587 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On January 24, 2017, H.R. 587 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 587 were included in S. 3021, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

          Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Act of 2017


                                H.R. 590

    To foster civilian research and development of advanced 
nuclear energy technologies and enhance the licensing and 
commercial deployment of such technologies.

Summary

    H.R. 590 addresses the need to develop, license, and 
regulate advanced nuclear technologies and commercial 
deployment of such technologies. H.R. 590 would require the 
Department of Energy (DOE) and the Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC or Commission) to enter into a Memorandum of 
Understanding (MOU) to assure technical expertise is 
maintained, modeling and simulation is utilized, and DOE 
facilities are available to NRC as needed; require the NRC 
develop a plan to implement an efficient, risk-informed, 
technology-neutral regulatory framework for advanced nuclear 
technologies; and authorize the appropriations of amounts to 
the NRC for the development of a regulatory infrastructure for 
advanced nuclear reactor technologies is not subject to 
statutory ``fee recovery'' requirements.

Legislative History

    H.R. 590 was introduced by Representative Robert E. Latta 
(OH-05) on January 20, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 
Science, Space, and Technology.
    On January 23, 2017, H.R. 590 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On January 24, 2017, H.R. 590 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    On February 10, 2017, H.R. 590 was discharged from the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and referred 
to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

         Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2017


                                H.R. 627

    To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide 
for the dissemination of information regarding available 
Federal programs relating to energy efficiency projects for 
schools, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 627 would amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act 
to direct the Secretary of Energy, acting through the Office of 
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, to establish a 
clearinghouse for disseminating information regarding available 
Federal programs and financing mechanisms that may be used to 
help initiate, develop, and finance energy efficiency, 
distributed generation, and energy retrofitting projects for 
schools.

Legislative History

    H.R. 627 was introduced by Representative Matt Cartwright 
(PA-17) on January 24, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 627 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy on January 27, 2017.
    On June 7, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 627 and ordered the 
bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
unanimous consent.
    On June 12, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 627, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-171), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 115).
    On June 12, 2017, H.R. 627 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2017, H.R. 627 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

     Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2017


                                H.R. 723

    To amend the National Energy Conservation Policy Act to 
encourage the increased use of performance contracting in 
Federal facilities, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 723 would amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act 
to direct the Secretary of Energy, acting through the Office of 
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, to establish a 
clearinghouse for disseminating information regarding available 
Federal programs and financing mechanisms that may be used to 
help initiate, develop, and finance energy efficiency, 
distributed generation, and energy retrofitting projects for 
schools.

Legislative History

    H.R. 723 was introduced by Representative Adam Kinzinger 
(IL-16) on January 30, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 723 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy on February 3, 2017.
    On June 7, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 723 and ordered the 
bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
unanimous consent.
    On February 23, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 723, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-575), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
435).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

               Nuclear Utilization of Keynote Energy Act


                               H.R. 1320

    To amend the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 
related to Nuclear Regulatory Commission user fees and annual 
charges, and for other purposes.

Summary

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licenses and 
regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other facilities 
that use radioactive materials. Under current law, the agency 
is required to recover most of its funding through fees charged 
to entities it regulates. H.R. 1320 would modify the formula 
used to determine the amount of those fees. The bill also would 
modify procedures related to NRC's review of applications for 
certain permits and licenses and allow the agency to conduct, 
on an informal basis, any type of hearing requested to review 
the agency's actions or decisions. H.R. 1320 also would require 
the NRC and the Government Accountability Office to complete a 
variety of studies and reports on nuclear-related issues.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1320 was introduced by Representative Adam Kinzinger 
(IL-16) on March 2, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1320 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy on March 17, 2017.
    On May 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
on H.R. 1320.
    On June 21, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 1320 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On July 12, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1320 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On September 7, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1320, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-924), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
717).
    On September 25, 2018, H.R. 1320 was considered in the 
House under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as 
amended, was passed by a voice vote.
    On September 26, 2018, H.R. 1320 was received in the 
Senate, read twice, and referred to the Committee on 
Environment and Public Works.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

              Supporting Home Owner Rights Enforcement Act


                               H.R. 1538

    To amend the Federal Power Act to require the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission to minimize infringement on the 
exercise and enjoyment of property rights in issuing hydropower 
licenses, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 1538 would require the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission to give equal consideration to minimizing 
infringement on the useful exercise and enjoyment of property 
rights held by nonlicensees when considering hydropower 
licenses.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1538 was introduced by Representative H. Morgan 
Griffith (VA-09) on March 15, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1538 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Energy on March 17, 2017.
    On May 3, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
on H.R. 1538.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

To direct the Secretary of Energy to review and update a report on the 
     energy and environmental benefits of the re-refining of used 
                            lubricating oil


                               H.R. 1733

    To direct the Secretary of Energy to review and update a 
report on the energy and environmental benefits of the re-
refining of used lubricating oil.

Summary

    H.R. 1733 would require the Secretary of Energy, in 
cooperation with the Administrator of the Environmental 
Protection Agency and the Director of the Office of Management 
and Budget, to review and update a report on the environmental 
and energy-related benefits of re-refining used lubricating 
oil. The bill also would direct the Secretary to develop a 
strategy for increasing the beneficial recycling of such oils.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1733 was introduced by Representative Susan W. Brooks 
(IN-05) on March 27, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1733 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy on March 31, 2017.
    On October 26, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 1733 and forwarded the bill, 
without amendment, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On December 6, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1733 and 
ordered the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the 
House by a voice vote.
    On December 11, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1733, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-457), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 339).
    On December 12, 2017, H.R. 1733 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On December 13, 2017, H.R. 1733 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                    Hydropower Permit Extension Act


                               H.R. 2274

    To amend the Federal Power Act to provide for extended 
periods relating to preliminary permits and commencement of 
construction, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2274 would authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (FERC) to issue a preliminary permit to a hydropower 
construction license applicant for up to four years instead of 
three. In addition, the FERC would be authorized to extend the 
period of a preliminary permit once for not more than four 
additional years, instead of two, beyond the initial four-year 
period. The FERC may further extend the period a preliminary 
permit once for not more than four additional years if it 
determines that there are extraordinary circumstances that 
warrant such additional extension.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2274 was introduced by Representative Scott H. Peters 
(CA-52) on May 1, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 2274 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Energy on May 5, 2017.
    On June 7, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2274 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
unanimous consent.
    On June 12, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2274, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-173), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 117).
    On June 12, 2017, H.R. 2274 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2017, H.R. 2274 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 135).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

     J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Hydropower Extension Act of 2017


                               H.R. 2457

    To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of 
certain hydroelectric projects.

Summary

    H.R. 2457 would authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission to extend the time period during which a licensee is 
required to commence the construction of Commission project 
numbers 12756, 12757, and 12758 for up to three consecutive 
two-year periods.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2457 was introduced by Representative Mike Johnson 
(LA-04) on May 16, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2457 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy on May 19, 2017.
    On June 7, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2457 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by 
unanimous consent.
    On June 12, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2457, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-176), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
120).
    On June 12, 2017, H.R. 2457 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a recorded vote of 402 yeas and 1 nay (Roll Call 
No. 301).
    On June 13, 2017, H.R. 2457 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

To amend the Federal Power Act with Respect to the Criteria and Process 
         to Qualify as a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility


                               H.R. 2786

    To amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria 
and process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower 
facility.

Summary

    Under the Federal Power Act, the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (FERC) licenses and regulates most non-Federal 
hydroelectric facilities. Under current law, hydroelectric 
projects with a capacity of less than five megawatts that 
generate power using water flowing through agricultural, 
municipal, or industrial conduits are exempt from FERC's 
licensing requirements. H.R. 2786 would exempt all hydropower 
facilities that use water from conduits from FERC's licensing 
requirements and would modify procedures for determining 
whether proposed facilities qualify for that exemption.

Legislative History

    On May 3, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``Promoting Small Conduit 
Hydropower Facilities Act of 2017.''
    H.R. 2786 was introduced by Representative Richard Hudson 
(NC-08) on June 6, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2786 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy on June 9, 2017. H.R. 2786 was similar to the 
discussion draft.
    On June 22, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 2786 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On June 28, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2786 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On July 12, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2786, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-213), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
149).
    On July 18, 2017, H.R. 2786 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a recorded vote of 420 yeas and 2 nays (Roll Call 
No. 384).
    On July 19, 2017, H.R. 2786 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    On July 11, 2018, Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK) reported H.R. 
2786, as amended, to the Senate with a written report (Report 
115-297), and the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative 
Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 511).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 2786 were included in S. 3021, which is discussed 
elsewhere in this report.

     To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a 
                         hydroelectric project


                               H.R. 2828

    To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of 
a hydroelectric project.

Summary

    H.R. 2828 would authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (FERC), upon the request of the licensee for FERC 
project number 12569 (Enloe Dam), to extend the time period 
during which the licensee is required to commence the 
construction of the project for up to three consecutive two-
year periods from the date of the expiration of the extension 
originally issued by FERC.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2828 was introduced by Representative Dan Newhouse 
(WA-04) on June 8, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2828 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy on June 9, 2017.
    On July 18, 2017, H.R. 2828 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On July 19, 2017, H.R. 2828 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

    Promoting Hydropower Development at Existing Nonpowered Dams Act


                               H.R. 2872

    To amend the Federal Power Act to promote hydropower 
development at existing nonpowered dams, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2872 would promote hydropower development at existing 
nonpowered dams by establishing an expedited licensing process 
that will result in a final decision on an application in two 
years or less. The legislation also would require the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and 
Department of Interior, to develop a list of existing 
nonpowered Federal dams that have the greatest potential for 
non-Federal hydropower development.

Legislative History

    On May 3, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``Promoting Hydropower 
Development at Existing Non-Powered Dams Act.''
    H.R. 2872 was introduced by Representative Larry Bucshon 
(IN-08) on June 12, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2872 was similar to the discussion 
draft.
    H.R. 2872 was referred to the Subcommittee on Energy on 
June 16, 2017.
    On October 26, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 2872 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On December 6, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2872 and 
ordered the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House 
by a voice vote.
    On December 12, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2872, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-461, 
Part 1), the bill was referred jointly and sequentially to the 
Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure, the committees were 
discharged from further consideration of the bill, and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 160).
    On December 12, 2017, H.R. 2872 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On December 13, 2017, H.R. 2872 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 2872 were included in S. 3021, which is discussed 
elsewhere in this report.

          Promoting Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Act


                               H.R. 2880

    To amend the Federal Power Act to promote closed-loop 
pumped storage hydropower, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2880 would promote closed-loop pumped storage 
hydropower development by establishing an expedited licensing 
process that will result in a final decision on an application 
in two years or less. The legislation also would require the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to hold a workshop to 
explore potential opportunities for development of closed-loop 
pumped storage projects at abandoned mine sites.

Legislative History

    On May 3, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``Promoting Closed Loop Pumped 
Storage Hydropower Act.''
    H.R. 2880 was introduced by Representative H. Morgan 
Griffith (VA-09) on June 12, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2880 was similar to the 
discussion draft.
    On October 26, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 2880 and forwarded the bill, 
without amendment, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On December 6, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2880 and 
ordered the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House 
by a voice vote.
    On December 11, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2880, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-
458), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar 
No. 340).
    On December 12, 2017, H.R. 2880 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On December 13, 2017, H.R. 2880 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 2880 were included in S. 3021, which is discussed 
elsewhere in this report.

            Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act


                               H.R. 2883

    To establish a more uniform, transparent, and modern 
process to authorize the construction, connection, operation, 
and maintenance of international border-crossing facilities for 
the import and export of oil and natural gas and the 
transmission of electricity.

Summary

    H.R. 2883 would establish coordinated procedures to 
authorize the construction, connection, operation, and 
maintenance of international border-crossing facilities for the 
import and export of oil and natural gas and the transmission 
of electricity. The legislation would replace the requirements 
established under Executive Order that persons obtain a 
Presidential Permit before constructing an oil and gas pipeline 
or electric transmission facility that crosses the U.S. border 
between Canada or Mexico.

Legislative History

    On May 3, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``Promoting Cross-Border Energy 
Infrastructure Act.''
    H.R. 2883 was introduced by Representative Markwayne Mullin 
(OK-02) on June 12, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure and Committee on Natural 
Resources. H.R. 2883 was similar to the discussion draft.
    On June 22, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 2883 and forwarded the bill, 
without amendment, to the full committee by a recorded vote of 
18 yeas and 12 nays.
    On June 28, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2883 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
recorded vote of 31 yeas and 20 nays.
    On July 17, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2883, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-225, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 160).
    On July 19, 2017, H.R. 2883 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, and the bill, as 
amended, was passed by a recorded vote of 254 yeas and 175 nays 
(Roll Call No. 398).
    On July 20, 2017, H.R. 2883 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines 
                                  Act


                               H.R. 2910

    To provide for Federal and State agency coordination in the 
approval of certain authorizations under the Natural Gas Act, 
and for other purposes.

Summary

    Under the Natural Gas Act, the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (FERC) is the lead Federal agency involved in 
approving and regulating interstate pipelines that carry 
natural gas. Such projects are subject to a variety of Federal 
and nonfederal permits and authorizations related to a range of 
issues. Under current law, FERC coordinates those efforts and 
is ultimately responsible for granting the certificate of 
public convenience and necessity required to construct or 
expand interstate natural gas pipelines. H.R. 2910 would 
specify timeframes and procedures for FERC and other affected 
agencies to follow in conducting environmental reviews related 
to natural gas pipelines.

Legislative History

    On May 3, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``Promoting Interagency 
Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act.''
    H.R. 2910 was introduced by Representative Bill Flores (TX-
17) on June 15, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 2910 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Energy on June 16, 2017. H.R. 2910 was similar to the 
discussion draft.
    On June 22, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 2910 and forwarded the bill, 
without amendment, to the full committee by a recorded vote of 
17 yeas and 14 nays.
    On June 28, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2910 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a recorded vote of 30 yeas and 23 nays.
    On July 17, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2910, without amendment, to the House (H. Rept. 
115-223), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 158).
    On July 19, 2017, H.R. 2910 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, and the bill, as 
amended, was passed by a recorded vote of 248 yeas and 179 nays 
(Roll Call No. 401).
    On July 20, 2017, H.R. 2910 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

              Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017


                               H.R. 3043

    To modernize hydropower policy, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3043 would modernize the regulatory permitting process 
and encourage the expansion of hydropower generation by 
improving administrative efficiency, accountability, and 
transparency; promoting new hydropower infrastructure; 
requiring balanced, timely decision making; and reducing 
duplicative oversight.

Legislative History

    On May 3, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``Hydropower Policy 
Modernization Act of 2017.''
    On June 22, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, as amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    H.R. 3043 was introduced by Representative Cathy McMorris 
Rodgers (WA-05) on June 23, 2017, and referred to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 
Oversight and Government Reform. H.R. 3043 was similar to the 
discussion draft.
    On June 28, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3043 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On October 31, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3043, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-377, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 277).
    On November 8, 2017, H.R. 3043 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 607, and the bill, as 
amended, was passed by a recorded vote of 257 yeas and 166 nays 
(Roll Call No. 620).
    On November 9, 2017, H.R. 3043 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill. Some provisions of 
H.R. 3043 were included in S. 3021, which is discussed 
elsewhere in this report.

Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act 
                                of 2017


                               H.R. 3050

    To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide 
Federal financial assistance to States to implement, review, 
and revise State energy security plans, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3050 would authorize the appropriation of $90 million 
in each of fiscal years 2018 through 2022 for the Department of 
Energy to provide financial and technical assistance to States 
for purposes of developing and implementing plans related to 
energy conservation. The bill would require that States' plans 
specify strategies for safeguarding energy-related 
infrastructure from physical and cybersecurity threats, 
mitigating the risk of disruptions to the supply of energy, and 
ensuring energy reliability.

Legislative History

    On June 22, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy met in open 
markup session to consider a discussion draft entitled 
``Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency 
Preparedness Act of 2017'' and forwarded the bill, without 
amendment, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    H.R. 3050 was introduced by Representative Fred Upton (MI-
06) on June 23, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 3050 was not referred to a subcommittee. 
H.R. 3050 was similar to the discussion draft.
    On June 28, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3050 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On July 17, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3050, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-224, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 159).
    On July 18, 2017, H.R. 3050 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On July 19, 2017, H.R. 3050 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                    PURPA Modernization Act of 2017


                               H.R. 4476

    To modernize the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 
1978, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4476 would create a rebuttable presumption that small 
power production facilities located one mile or more away from 
each other are deemed not to be located at the same site, and 
that facilities located within one mile of each other are 
deemed to be located at the same site. If an attempt is made to 
rebut the presumption by an interested person or party, the 
legislation provides a list of factors that the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission (FERC) must consider when determining 
whether a facility is located at the same site as another. The 
factors are designed to evaluate the nature and relationship 
between the facilities, as well as the relationship between the 
owners and operators of the facilities.
    H.R. 4476 also would create a new capacity threshold, 
finding that a qualifying small power production facility with 
an installed generation capacity of 2.5 megawatts or greater is 
presumed to have nondiscriminatory access to transmission and 
interconnection services and wholesale markets, as these 
services and markets are described in section 210(m)(1) Public 
Utility Regulatory Policy Act (PURPA).
    Finally, H.R. 4476 would allow an electric utility to be 
relieved of its mandatory purchase obligation if the 
appropriate State regulatory agency determines that the 
electric utility: (1) has no need to purchase the output of a 
small power production facility; or (2) uses integrated 
resource planning and conducts a competitive resource 
procurement process that provides an opportunity for qualifying 
small power production facilities to supply its output to the 
utility. Under this provision, if relief is granted by the 
State regulatory agency, the agency must submit a copy of its 
written determination to FERC.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4476 was introduced by Representative Tim Walberg (MI-
07) on November 29, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4476 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy on December 1, 2017.
    On January 19, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing on H.R. 4476.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act


                               H.R. 4605

    To repeal restrictions on the export and import of natural 
gas.

Summary

    H.R. 4605 would repeal restrictions on the export and 
import of natural gas and provide exclusive authority to the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve or deny an 
application for the siting, construction, expansion, or 
operation of a facility to export natural gas from the United 
States to a foreign country or import natural gas from a 
foreign country, including an LNG terminal.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4605 was introduced by Representative Bill Johnson 
(OH-06) on December 11, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4605 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy on December 15, 2017.
    On January 19, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing on H.R. 4605.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

           Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act


                               H.R. 4606

    To provide that applications under the Natural Gas Act for 
the importation or exportation of small volumes of natural gas 
shall be granted without modification or delay.

Summary

    H.R. 4606 would provide that applications under the Natural 
Gas Act for the importation or exportation of small volumes of 
natural gas shall be granted without modification or delay.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4606 was introduced by Representative Bill Johnson 
(OH-06) on December 11, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4606 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy on December 15, 2017.
    On January 19, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing on H.R. 4606.
    On April 18, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 4606 and forwarded the bill, 
without amendment, to the full committee by a recorded vote of 
19 yeas and 14 nays.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4606 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
recorded vote of 35 yeas and 15 nays.
    On July 18, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4606, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-
842), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar 
No. 651).
    On September 6, 2018, H.R. 4606 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1049, and the bill, as 
amended, was passed by a recorded vote of 260 yeas and 146 nays 
(Roll Call No. 392).
    On September 6, 2018, H.R. 4606 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                    Energy Emergency Leadership Act


                               H.R. 5174

    To amend the Department of Energy Organization Act with 
respect to functions assigned to Assistant Secretaries, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5174 would amend the Department of Energy Organization 
Act to include energy emergency and energy security among the 
functions that the Secretary shall assign to an Assistant 
Secretary; provide that these functions include 
responsibilities with respect to infrastructure, cybersecurity, 
emerging threats, supply and emergency planning, coordination, 
response, and restoration; and provide that these functions 
also include the provision of technical assistance, support, 
and response capabilities with respect to energy security 
threats, risks, and incidents to State, local, and tribal 
governments and the energy sector.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5174 was introduced by Representative Tim Walberg (MI-
07) on March 6, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 5174 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Energy on March 9, 2018.
    On March 14, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing on H.R. 5174.
    On April 18, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 5174 and forwarded the bill, 
without amendment, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5174 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    On June 18, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5174, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-
793), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar 
No. 613).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

        Pipeline and LNG Facility Cybersecurity Preparedness Act


                               H.R. 5175

    To require the Secretary of Energy to carry out a program 
relating to physical security and cybersecurity for pipelines 
and liquefied natural gas facilities.

Summary

    H.R. 5175 would require the Secretary of Energy to carry 
out a program to coordinate Federal agencies, States, and the 
energy sector to ensure the security, resiliency, and 
survivability of natural gas pipelines, hazardous liquid 
pipelines, and liquefied natural gas facilities. The bill also 
would require the Secretary to coordinate response and recovery 
to physical and cyber incidents impacting the energy sector, 
develop advanced cybersecurity applications and technologies, 
perform pilot demonstration projects, develop workforce 
development curricula relating to physical and cybersecurity, 
and provide mechanisms to help the energy sector evaluate, 
prioritize, and improve physical and cybersecurity 
capabilities.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5175 was introduced by Representative Fred Upton (MI-
06) on March 6, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 5175 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Energy on March 9, 2018.
    On March 14, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing on H.R. 5175.
    On April 18, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 5175 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5175 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On September 13, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5175, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-951, 
Part 1), and the bill was referred sequentially to the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
    On September 28, 2018, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure was discharged from further consideration of the 
bill, and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar 
No. 770).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                        Cyber Sense Act of 2018


                               H.R. 5239

    To require the Secretary of Energy to establish a voluntary 
Cyber Sense program to identify and promote cyber-secure 
products intended for use in the bulk-power system, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5239 would direct the Department of Energy to 
establish a program to identify and promote products and 
technologies to mitigate the threat of cyber-related 
disruptions to the bulk power system.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5239 was introduced by Representative Robert E. Latta 
(OH-05) on March 9, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5239 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy on March 16, 2018.
    On March 14, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing on H.R. 5239.
    On April 18, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 5239 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5239 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 28, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5239, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-
794), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar 
No. 614).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

    Enhancing Grid Security Through Public-Private Partnerships Act


                               H.R. 5240

    To provide for certain programs and developments in the 
Department of Energy concerning the cybersecurity and 
vulnerabilities of, and physical threats to, the electric grid, 
and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5240 would direct the Department of Energy (DOE) to 
establish a program to promote collaborative efforts--among 
Federal, State, and private stakeholders of the electricity 
sector--to assess and improve the physical security and 
cybersecurity of electric utilities. The bill would authorize 
DOE to provide guidance, training, and technical assistance to 
utilities and specify other reporting and administrative 
requirements.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5240 was introduced by Representative Jerry McNerney 
(CA-09) on March 9, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5240 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Energy on March 16, 2018.
    On March 14, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing on H.R. 5240.
    On April 18, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 5240 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5240 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 28, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5240, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-795), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
615).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                 Advanced Nuclear Fuel Availability Act


                               H.R. 6140

    To require the Secretary of Energy to establish and carry 
out a program to support the availability of HA-LEU for 
domestic commercial use, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 6140 would require the Secretary of Energy to 
establish a program to make high-assay low enriched uranium 
(HA-LEU) available for Domestic commercial use and would 
require the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to report on a list 
of regulations, certifications, and other regulatory policies 
necessary for HA-LEU to be commercially available and include a 
description and timeline to complete such updates.

Legislative History

    On May 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``Advanced Nuclear Fuel 
Availability Act.''
    H.R. 6140 was introduced by Representative Bill Flores (TX-
17) on June 19, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 6140 was similar to the discussion draft. 
H.R. 6140 was referred to the Subcommittee on Energy on June 
21, 2018.
    On June 21, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 6140 and forwarded the bill, 
without amendment, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On July 12, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 6140 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On November 29, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 6140, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-
1056), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar 
No. 822).
    On December 11, 2018, H.R. 6140 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On December 12, 2018, H.R. 6140 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

   To require the Secretary of Energy to develop a report on a pilot 
  program to site, construct, and operate micro-reactors at critical 
          national security locations, and for other purposes


                               H.R. 6141

    To require the Secretary of Energy to develop a report on a 
pilot program to site, construct, and operate micro-reactors at 
critical national security locations, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 6141 would require the Department of Energy (DOE) to 
develop a report to assess components of a pilot program to 
ensure the resilience of critical national security 
infrastructure by contracting to site, construct, and operate a 
micro reactor at the Department of Defense (DOD) or DOE sites. 
The report would include (1) potential DOD or DOE locations to 
site, construct, and operate a micro-reactor; (2) assessments 
of different nuclear technologies; (3) a survey of potential 
nuclear commercial vendors to contract to construct and operate 
a micro-reactor; (4) options to enter into long-term 
contracting to finance the pilot program; (5) technology 
requirements to provide energy resilience to mission-critical 
functions; (6) cost estimates for a pilot program; (7) a 
timeline to implement a pilot program; (8) an analysis of DOE 
and DOD authorities to conduct a pilot program; and, (9) 
recommendations for any additional or modified authorities.

Legislative History

    On May 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``To require the Secretary of 
Energy to develop a report on a pilot program to site, 
construct, and operate micro-reactors at critical national 
security locations, and for other purposes.''
    H.R. 6141 was introduced by Representative Joe Wilson (SC-
02) on June 19, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Armed 
Services. H.R. 6141 was similar to the discussion draft.
    On June 21, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 6141 and forwarded the bill, 
without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

       Advancing U.S. Civil Nuclear Competitiveness and Jobs Act


                               H.R. 6351

    To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to improve the 
process by which the Secretary of Energy authorizes the 
transfer of civilian nuclear commerce technology and 
assistance, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 6351 would require the Secretary of Energy to identify 
regulatory, policy, legal, and commercial practices impacting 
civil nuclear commerce, compare those practices to foreign 
governments, and make recommendations to improve the 
competitiveness of the U.S. civil nuclear industry, and would 
direct the Secretary to establish procedures for authorizations 
of low-proliferation risk reactor activities.

Legislative History

    On May 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend the Atomic Energy Act 
of 1954 to improve the process by which the Secretary of Energy 
authorizes the transfer of civilian nuclear commerce technology 
and assistance, and for other purposes.''
    On June 21, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy met in open 
markup session to consider a discussion draft entitled 
``Advancing U.S. Civil Nuclear Competitiveness and Jobs Act'' 
and forwarded the bill, without amendment, to the full 
committee by a voice vote.
    The discussion draft reviewed by the Subcommittee during 
the May 22, 2018 hearing was similar to the discussion draft 
considered by the Subcommittee during the June 21, 2018 markup.
    H.R. 6351 was introduced by Representative Bill Johnson 
(OH-06) on July 12, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce. H.R. 6351 was similar to the discussion draft. H.R. 
6351 was referred to the Subcommittee on Energy on July 13, 
2018.
    On July 18, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 6351 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
recorded vote of 33 yeas and 16 nays.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                 Strategic Petroleum Reserve Reform Act


                               H.R. 6511

    To authorize the Secretary of Energy to carry out a program 
to lease underutilized Strategic Petroleum Reserve facilities, 
and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 6511 would require the Secretary of Energy to carry 
out a pilot program to lease underutilized caverns and other 
facilities of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Legislative History

    On July 24, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``To authorize the Secretary of 
Energy to carry out a program to lease underutilized Strategic 
Petroleum Reserve facilities, and for other purposes.''
    H.R. 6511 was introduced by Representative Joe Barton (TX-
06) on July 25, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 6511 was similar to the discussion draft. 
H.R. 6511 was referred to the Subcommittee on Energy on July 
17, 2018.
    On September 6, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy met in 
open markup session to consider H.R. 6511 and forwarded the 
bill, without amendment, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On September 13, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 6511 and 
ordered the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House 
by a voice vote.
    On September 25, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 6511, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-965), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
753).
    On September 25, 2018, H.R. 6511 was considered in the 
House under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as 
amended, was passed by a voice vote.
    On September 26, 2018, H.R. 6511 was received in the 
Senate, read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Natural Resources.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                     Energy Star Reform Act of 2017


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide 
for limitation on warranty and revision of certification 
requirements under the Energy Star program, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    The discussion draft would amend the Energy Star program by 
establishing the Department of Energy as the permanent lead 
agency, but allowing the Secretary to delegate responsibilities 
to the Environmental Protection Agency. It also would subject 
the program to the requirements of the Administrative Procedure 
Act.
    The discussion draft also would create limited liability 
protections for program participants. Participating companies 
whose products are found to be out of compliance would be 
subject to all corrective measures and penalties, but would not 
be subject to litigation related to the noncompliance.
    The discussion draft also would provide limited exceptions 
from the requirement that all products participating in Energy 
Star be tested by a third-party certification body. This 
provision would allow self-certification for makers of 
electronics products that are in good standing under the 
program. In addition, it would require that specifications be 
tailored to all available sizes of products included in the 
program.

Legislative History

    On November 7, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Energy Star Reform Act 
of 2017.''
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                          OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES


  The Electricity Sector's Efforts to Respond to Cybersecurity Threats

    On February 1, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing entitled ``The Electricity Sector's Efforts to Respond 
to Cybersecurity Threats.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine practices that have been deployed across the electric 
power sector to address cybersecurity risks and is the steps 
necessary to ensure the reliability and resilience of the 
nation's electricity transmission systems. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Jerry W. Cauley, President and CEO, 
North American Electric Reliability Corporation; Scott L. 
Aaronson, Executive Director, Security and Business Continuity, 
Edison Electric Institute, on behalf of the Electricity 
Subsector Coordinating Council; Barbara Sugg, Vice President 
for IT and Chief Security Officer, Southwest Power Pool, on 
behalf of ISO/RTO Council; and Chris Beck, Chief Scientist and 
Vice President for Policy, The Electric Infrastructure Council.

  Modernizing Energy and Electricity Delivery Systems: Challenges and 
   Opportunities to Promote Infrastructure Improvement and Expansion

    On February 15, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing entitled ``Modernizing Energy and Electricity Delivery 
Systems: Challenges and Opportunities to Promote Infrastructure 
Improvement and Expansion.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
explore opportunities to improve our nation's economic 
competitiveness by examining the state of America's energy 
infrastructure and barriers to innovation, modernization, job 
creation, and economic growth. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Lonnie Stephenson, International President, 
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Ganesh Bell, 
Chief Digital Officer and General Manger, Software and 
Analytics, General Electric; Michael Howard, President and CEO, 
Electric Power Research Institute; Steve Hauser, CEO, GridWise 
Alliance; Terry O'Sullivan, General President, Laborers' 
International Union of North America; Rex Ferry, Owner and CEO, 
VEC Inc., on behalf of the National Electric Contractors 
Association; Kim Kann, Citizen; Chad Harrison, Councilman at 
Large, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe; and Joey Mahmoud, Project 
Director, Dakota Access Pipeline.

  Modernizing Energy Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities to 
                    Expanding Hydropower Generation

    On March 15, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing entitled ``Modernizing Energy Infrastructure: 
Challenges and Opportunities to Expanding Hydropower 
Generation.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine the 
challenges in modernizing energy infrastructure and the 
opportunities for expanding hydropower generation. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Chuck Hookham, Director of 
NBD Services, CMS Energy, on behalf of the American Society of 
Civil Engineers; Kieran Connolly, Vice President of Generation 
and Asset Management, Bonneville Power Administration; Ramya 
Swaminathan, CEO, Rye Development, on behalf of the National 
Hydropower Association; and Dave Steindorf, California 
Stewardship Director, American Whitewater, on behalf of the 
Hydropower Reform Coalition.

 Federal Energy-Related Tax Policy and its Effects on Markets, Prices, 
                             and Consumers

    On March 29, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing entitled ``Federal Energy-Related Tax Policy and its 
Effects on Markets, Prices, and Consumers.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine the Federal energy-related tax policy 
and how it may affect markets, prices, and consumers. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Terry Dinan, Senior 
Advisor, Congressional Budget Office; Ben Zycher, Resident 
Scholar and Chair, American Enterprise Institute; Robert 
Murphy, Senior Economist, Institute for Energy Research; Devin 
Hartman, Electricity Policy Manager, R Street Institute; Joseph 
E. Aldy, Associate Professor, Kennedy School of Government, 
Harvard University; and Steve Clemmer, Director of Energy 
Research and Analysis, Union of Concerned Scientists.

Powering America: Examining the State of the Electric Industry Through 
                    Market Participant Perspectives

    On July 18, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
entitled ``Powering America: Examining the State of the 
Electric Industry through Market Participant Perspectives.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to solicit the views of industry 
stakeholders regarding current issues and developments across 
the electricity sector. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Joseph T. Kelliher, Executive Vice President, Federal 
Regulatory Affairs, NextEra Energy, Inc; Lisa G. McAlister, 
Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Regulatory 
Affairs, American Municipal Power, Inc; Steven Schleimer, 
Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, 
Calpine; Jackson E. Reasor, CEO, Old Dominion Electric 
Cooperative; Tamara Linde, Executive Vice President and General 
Counsel, Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc.; Kenneth D. 
Schisler, Vice President of Regulatory and Government Affairs, 
EnerNOC; and R. Alexander Glenn, Senior Vice President of State 
and Federal Regulatory Legal Support, Duke Energy.

 Powering America: A Review of the Operation and Effectiveness of the 
                 Nation's Wholesale Electricity Markets

    On July 26, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
entitled ``Powering America: A Review of the Operation and 
Effectiveness of the Nation's Wholesale Electricity Markets.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to evaluate the nation's 
wholesale electricity markets. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Gordon van Welie, President and CEO, ISO New 
England; Nick Brown, President and CEO, Southwest Power Pool; 
Bradley C. Jones, President and CEO, New York ISO; Richard 
Doying, Executive Vice President, Midcontinent ISO; Cheryl 
Mele, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, ERCOT; 
Keith Casey, Vice President, Market and Infrastructure 
Development, California ISO; and Craig Glazer, Vice President, 
Federal Government Policy, PJM Interconnection, LLC.

 Powering America: Reevaluating PURPA's Objectives and its Effects on 
                           Today's Consumers

    On September 6, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing entitled ``Powering America: Reevaluating PURPA's 
Objectives and its Effects on Today's Consumers.'' The purpose 
of the hearing was to solicit the views of industry 
stakeholders, explore the statute's current effects on 
consumers, and consider whether reforms to modernize the Public 
Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 are appropriate due 
to changes in the power generation sector. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Frank Prager, Vice President of Policy 
and Federal Affairs, Xcel Energy; Todd G. Glass, Counsel, Solar 
Energy Industries Association; Kristine Raper, Commissioner, 
Idaho Public Utilities Commission; Stephan Thomas, Senior 
Manager, Energy Contracts, Domtar Corporation; Terry Kouba, 
Vice President of Iowa Operations, Alliant Energy; and Darwin 
Baas, Director, Department of Public Works for Kent County, 
Michigan.

 Powering America: Defining Reliability in a Transforming Electricity 
                           Industry (Part 1)

    On September 14, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing entitled ``Powering America: Defining Reliability in a 
Transforming Electricity Industry (Part 1).'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine how regulators and the industry are 
addressing reliability in the United States electricity system. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from Neil Chatterjee, 
Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Patricia 
Hoffman, Acting Under Secretary for Science, Acting Assistant 
Secretary for the Office of Electricity, Department of Energy; 
and Gerry Cauley, President and CEO, North American Electric 
Reliability Corporation.

      Powering America: Technology's Role in Empowering Consumers

    On September 26, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing entitled ``Powering America: Technology's Role in 
Empowering Consumers.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
explore the role advanced energy technologies play in 
empowering the nation's electricity consumers. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Arvin Ganesan, Vice President, Federal 
Policy, Advanced Energy Economy; Karen Butterfield, Chief 
Commercial Officer, STEM; Monica Lamb, Director, Regulated 
Markets, LO3 Energy; Bryan Hannegan, President and CEO, Holy 
Cross Energy; Val Jensen, Senior Vice President, Customer 
Operations, ComEd; and Todd Sandford, Senior Vice President, 
North America Distributed Energy and Power, Direct Energy.

 Powering America: Defining Reliability in a Transforming Electricity 
                           Industry (Part 2)

    On October 3, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing entitled ``Powering America: Defining Reliability in a 
Transforming Electricity Industry (Part 2).'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine how regulators and the industry are 
addressing the reliability of the United States electricity 
system. The Subcommittee received testimony from Marty Durbin, 
Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, American 
Petroleum Institute; Paul Bailey, President and CEO, American 
Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity; Maria G. Korsnick, 
President and CEO, Nuclear Energy Institute; Tom Kiernan, CEO, 
American Wind Energy Association; Steve Wright, General 
Manager, Chelan Public Utility District, on behalf of National 
Hydropower Association; Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO, 
Solar Energy Industries Association; Kelly Speakes-Backman, 
CEO, Energy Storage Association; and John Moore, Director, 
Sustainable FERC Project, Energy and Transportation Program, 
Natural Resource Defense Council.

   Powering America: Consumer-Oriented Perspectives on Improving the 
                      Nation's Electricity Markets

    On October 5, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing entitled ``Powering America: Consumer-Oriented 
Perspectives on Improving the Nation's Electricity Markets.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to examine consumer issues, 
needs, and concerns related to the nation's electric power 
systems, and the ability of consumers to participate in the 
decision-making processes. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Joe Bowring, President, Monitoring Analytics, Independent 
Market Monitor, PJM; Rebecca Tepper, Chairman, Consumer Liaison 
Group, ISO-New England Region; Mark Vanderhelm, Vice President 
of Energy, Walmart; John Hughes, President and CEO, Electricity 
Consumers Resource Council; Stefanie Brand, Director, New 
Jersey Division of Rate Counsel; and Tyson Slocum, Director, 
Energy Program, Public Citizen.

        Department of Energy Missions and Management Priorities

    On October 12, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing entitled ``Department of Energy Missions and Management 
Priorities.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine the 
Secretary of Energy's priorities for the Department of Energy. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from Rick Perry, Secretary, 
Department of Energy.

 The 2017 Hurricane Season: A Review of Emergency Response and Energy 
                    Infrastructure Recovery Efforts

    On November 2, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing entitled ``The 2017 Hurricane Season: A Review of 
Emergency Response and Energy Infrastructure Recovery 
Efforts.'' The purpose of the hearing was to assess energy 
infrastructure response and recovery efforts associated with 
the recent hurricanes in Texas, the Gulf Coast, Florida, Puerto 
Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Patricia Hoffman, Acting Under Secretary for 
Science and Energy, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, 
Department of Energy; Ray Alexander, Director of Contingency 
Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; DeAnn Walker, 
Chairman, Public Utility Commission of Texas; Robert Corbin, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Petroleum 
Reserves, Department of Energy; Frank Rusco, Director, Natural 
Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office; 
Thomas Fanning, President and CEO, Southern Company, on behalf 
of the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council; Chet 
Thompson, President and CEO, American Fuel and Petrochemical 
Manufacturers; Max McBrayer, Chief Supply Officer, RaceTrac 
Petroleum, Inc.; Ramon Luis Nieves, former Member, Senate of 
Puerto Rico; Cathy Kennedy, Vice-President, National Nurses 
United; and Julio Rhymer, Executive Director, Virgin Islands 
Water and Power Authority.

   Powering America: Examining The Role of Financial Trading in the 
                          Electricity Markets

    On November 29, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing entitled ``Powering America: Examining the Role of 
Financial Trading in the Electricity Markets.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine the impact of financial trading in 
the nation's wholesale electricity markets and whether market 
design changes are necessary to ensure the efficiency of 
financial transactions and to protect against improper trading 
activity. The Subcommittee received testimony from Wesley 
Allen, CEO, Red Wolf Energy Trading, on behalf of the Financial 
Marketers Coalition; Eric Hildebrandt, Director of Market 
Monitoring, California ISO; Max Minzner, Partner, Jenner and 
Block LLP; Noha Sidhom, CEO, TPC Energy, on behalf of the Power 
Trading Institute; Vince Duane, Senior Vice President and 
General Counsel, PJM Interconnection; Chris Moser, Senior Vice 
President of Operations, NRG.

         The Impacts and Future of North American Energy Trade

    On December 13, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing entitled ``The Impacts and Future of North American 
Energy Trade.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine North 
American trade and the potential for continued economic growth 
and job creation in the energy sector. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Karen Harbert, President and CEO, 
Global Energy Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Chet 
Thompson, President, American Fuel and Petrochemical 
Manufacturers; Allen Burchett, Global Head of Strategic 
Projects, ABB, on behalf of the National Association of 
Manufacturers; and Alan Krupnick, Senior Fellow, Resources for 
the Future.

DOE Modernization: Advancing DOE's Mission for National, Economic, and 
                  Energy Security of the United States

    On January 9, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing entitled ``DOE Modernization: Advancing DOE's Mission 
for National, Economic, and Energy Security of the United 
States.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine plans for 
modernizing and realigning the Department of Energy to better 
execute its various missions. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Dan Brouillette, Deputy Under Secretary, 
Department of Energy; Mark Menezes, Under Secretary of Energy, 
Department of Energy; Paul Dubbar, Under Secretary for Science, 
Department of Energy; Frank Klotz, Administrator, National 
Nuclear Security Administration, Under Secretary for Nuclear 
Security, Department of Energy, Thomas Zacharia, Director, Oak 
Ridge National Laboratory; Steve Wasserman, Director, Lilly 
Research Laboratories Collaborative Access Team, Advanced 
Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, on behalf of the 
Society for Science at User Research Facilities; Donald Levy, 
Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago and Co-Chair, Panel 
to Track and Assess Governance and Management Reforms in the 
Nuclear Security Enterprise; Sarah Lindlaw, Director of Energy 
and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and 
International Studies; Rich Powell, Executive Director, 
ClearPath Foundation; and Dan Reicher, Executive Director, 
Stanford University Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and 
Finance and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution.

    DOE Modernization: Advancing the Economic and National Security 
                         Benefits of America's

    On February 6, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing entitled ``DOE Modernization: Advancing the Economic 
and National Security Benefits of America's Nuclear 
Infrastructure.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine 
issues associated with the current domestic nuclear supply 
chain, international nuclear market opportunities, nuclear 
regulatory and policy matters, and options for future 
development and deployment of nuclear technologies. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Ed McGinnis, Principal 
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Nuclear Energy, 
Department of Energy; Art Atkins, Associate Deputy 
Administrator for Global Material Security, National Nuclear 
Security Administration; James Owendoff, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Office of Environmental Management, 
Department of Energy; Victor McCree, Executive Director of 
Operations, Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Bill Ostendorff, 
Visiting Professor, U.S. Naval Academy; Mark Peters, Director, 
Idaho National Laboratory; Maria Korsnick, President and CEO, 
Nuclear Energy Institute; David Trimble, Director, Natural 
Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office; 
and Ashley Finan, Policy Director, Nuclear Innovation Alliance.

              State of The Nation's Energy Infrastructure

    On February 27, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing entitled ``State of the Nation's Energy 
Infrastructure.'' The purpose of the hearing was to explore 
challenges and opportunities related to the maintenance, 
modernization, and development of energy infrastructure. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Brian Slocum, Vice 
President of Operations, ITC Holdings Corporation; Jim Ross, 
Director, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; 
Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor, San Jacinto College; John Devine, 
Senior Vice President, HDR Incorporated; Jennifer Chen, 
Sustainable FERC Project Attorney, Natural Resources Defense 
Council; and Gary McCarthy, Mayor, City of Schenectady.

         Fiscal Year 2019 Nuclear Regulatory Commission Budget

    On March 20, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy and the 
Subcommittee on Environment held a joint hearing entitled 
``Fiscal Year 2019 Nuclear Regulatory Commission Budget.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to discuss the Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission's budget proposal for fiscal year 2019, ongoing 
financial, organizational, management initiatives, NRC 
rulemakings and regulatory issues, and policy issues associated 
with advanced nuclear technology licensing. The Subcommittees 
received testimony from Kristine Svinicki, Chairman, Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission; Stephen Burns, Commissioner, Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission; and Jeff Baran, Commissioner, Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission.

            The Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Energy Budget

    On April 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing entitled ``The Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Energy 
Budget.'' The purpose of the hearing was to discuss the 
agency's budget requests for Fiscal Year 2019. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Rick Perry, Secretary, Department of 
Energy.

 Oversight of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the FY 2019 
                                 Budget

    On April 17, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission and the FY 2019 Budget.'' The purpose of the hearing 
was to review the current priorities of the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission and the laws within the Commission's 
jurisdiction. The Subcommittee received testimony from Kevin 
McIntyre, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; 
Cheryl LaFleur, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, Neil Chatterjee, Commissioner, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission; and Robert Powelson, Commissioner, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

     Examining the State of Electric Transmission Infrastructure: 
          Investment, Planning, Construction, and Alternatives

    On May 10, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
entitled ``Examining the State of Electric Transmission 
Infrastructure: Investment, Planning, Construction, and 
Alternatives.'' The purpose of the hearing was to review the 
activities of the electric transmission sector. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Tony Clark, Senior 
Advisor, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP; Edward Krapels, CEO, 
Anbaric Development Partners; Jennifer Curran, Vice President 
of System Planning, Midcontinent ISO; Ralph Izzo, CEO, Public 
Service Enterprise Group, Inc.; John Twitty, Executive 
Director, Transmission Access Policy Study Group; and Rob 
Gramlich, President, Grid Strategies, LLC.

               Improving the Hydropower Licensing Process

    On June 7, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
entitled ``Improving the Hydropower Licensing Process.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to review progress toward improving 
interagency coordination for the timely processing of 
environmental reviews and authorizations for non-Federal 
hydropower projects. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Terry Turpin, Director, Office of Energy Projects, Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission; Chris Oliver, Assistant 
Administrator for Fisheries, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration; John Goodin, Acting Director for the Office of 
Wetlands, Ocean, and Watersheds, Environmental Protection 
Agency; Greg Sheehan, Principal Deputy Director, Fish and 
Wildlife Service; and Ryan Fisher, Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), Department of Energy.

     The Benefits of Tax Reform on the Energy Sector and Consumers

    On June 20, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
entitled ``The Benefits of Tax Reform on the Energy Sector and 
Consumers.'' The purpose of the hearing was to explore the 
economic impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on the 
energy sector. The Subcommittee received testimony from Holly 
Wade, Director of Research and Policy Analysis, National 
Federation of Independent Business; Tom Ferguson, CEO, AZZ, 
Incorporated; Sam McCammon, President, Anamet Electrical, Inc.; 
and Seth Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress.

                The Shifting Geopolitics of Oil and Gas

    On June 26, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
entitled ``The Shifting Politics of Oil and Gas.'' The purpose 
of the hearing was to examine the current state of U.S. oil and 
gas development and production and the associated geopolitical, 
security, and economic impacts. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, HIS Markit; Harold 
Hamm, CEO, Continental Resources; Dennis Arriola, Chief 
Strategy Officer, Sempra Energy; and Kevin Kennedy, Deputy 
Director of U.S. Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute.

     Powering America: The Role of Energy Storage in the Nation's 
                           Electricity System

    On July 18, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
entitled ``Powering America: The Role of Energy Storage in the 
Nation's Electricity System.'' The purpose of the hearing was 
to examine the growth of large-scale energy storage in the 
United States, the unique reliability attributes energy storage 
provides for the electric grid, and the use and impacts of 
energy storage within wholesale electricity markets. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Zachary Kuznar, Director 
of CHP Microgrid and Energy Storage Development, Duke Energy; 
Keith Casey, Vice President of Market and Infrastructure 
Development, California Independent System Operator; Kiran 
Kumaraswamy, Director of Market Applications, Fluence; Mark 
Frigo, Vice President and Head of Energy Storage, E.ON North 
America; and Kushal Patel, Partner, Energy and Environmental 
Economics, Inc.

 DOE Modernization: The Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and 
                           Emergency Response

    On September 27, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing entitled ``DOE Modernization: The Office of 
Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to discuss the Department of 
Energy's newly established Office of Cybersecurity, Energy 
Security, and Emergency Response. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Karen Evans, Assistant Secretary, Office of 
Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, 
Department of Energy.

       Public Private Partnerships for Federal Energy Management

    On December 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Energy held a 
hearing entitled ``Public Private Partnerships for Federal 
Energy Management.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine 
the status, challenges, and opportunities for increasing energy 
efficiency savings and energy conservation in Federal 
facilities and programs through Energy Savings Performance 
Contracts and Utility Energy Service Contracts. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Jack Surash, Acting Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Energy and Sustainability, Department 
of the Army; Kevin Kampschroer, Chief Sustainability Officer 
and Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings, 
General Services Administration; Edward Bradley, Executive 
Director, Office of Asset Enterprise Management, Department of 
Veterans Affairs; and Leslie Nicholls, Strategic Director of 
Federal Energy Management Program, Department of Energy.

                      Subcommittee on Environment

                         LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES

                 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018

PUBLIC LAW 115-141 (DIVISION N AND TITLE XI OF DIVISION S OF H.R. 1625, 
                               H.R. 3017)

    To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 
to include severe forms of trafficking in persons within the 
definition of transnational organized crime for purposes of the 
rewards program of the Department of State, and for other 
purposes.
Summary
    Division N of H.R. 1625 would amend the brownfields law and 
would authorize the appropriation of $250 million annually for 
fiscal years 2019 to 2023 period for the Environmental 
Protection Agency to provide grants in support of the program. 
Title XI of division S of H.R. 1625 would address air emissions 
from animal waste at farms.
Legislative History
    H.R. 1625 was introduced by Representative Edward R. Royce 
(CA-39) on March 20, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Foreign Affairs.
    On May 22, 2017, H.R. 1625 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On May 23, 2017, H.R. 1625 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
    On February 12, 2018, Senator Bob Corker (TN) reported H.R. 
1625, as amended, to the Senate without a written report, and 
the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 311).
    On February 28, 2018, H.R. 1625 was considered in the 
Senate, and the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On March 22, 2018, H.R. 1625 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 796, and the bill, with a 
House amendment to the Senate amendment thereto, was passed by 
a recorded vote of 256 yeas and 167 nays (Roll Call No. 127).
    On March 22 and 23, 2018, H.R. 1625 was received and 
considered in the Senate, and the bill, without further 
amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 65 yeas and 32 nays 
(Roll Call No. 63).
    On March 23, 2018, H.R. 1625 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill (Public Law 115-
141).

         Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2017

                                H.R. 350

    To exclude vehicles used solely for competition from 
certain provisions of the Clean Air Act, and for other 
purposes.
Summary
    H.R. 350 would amend the Clean Air Act to allow the 
modification of a vehicle's air emission controls if the 
vehicle is used solely for competition.
Legislative History
    H.R. 350 was introduced by Representative Patrick T. 
McHenry (NC-10) on January 6, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 350 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Environment on January 25, 2017.
    On September 13, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment held 
a hearing on H.R. 350.
    On November 15, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment met 
in open markup session to consider H.R. 350 and forwarded the 
bill, without amendment, to the full committee by a recorded 
vote of 13 yeas and 9 nays.
    On December 6, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 350 and 
ordered the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the 
House by a recorded vote of 30 yeas and 20 nays.
    On December 11, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 350, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-1073), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 833).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

        Relief from New Source Performance Standards Act of 2017


                                H.R. 453

    To deem the Step 2 compliance date for standards of 
performance for new residential wood heaters, new residential 
hydronic heaters, and forced-air furnaces to be May 15, 2023.

Summary

    H.R. 453 would delay the requirement for compliance with 
the Environmental Protection Agency's performance standards for 
new residential wood heaters, hydronic heaters, and forced-air 
furnaces from 2020 until 2023.

Legislative History

    H.R. 453 was introduced by Representative Collin C. 
Peterson (MN-07) on January 11, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 453 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Environment on January 25, 2017.
    On September 13, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment held 
a hearing on H.R. 453.
    On November 15, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment met 
in open markup session to consider H.R. 453 and forwarded the 
bill, without amendment, to the full committee by a recorded 
vote of 12 yeas and 10 nays.
    On December 6, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 453 and 
ordered the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the 
House by a recorded vote of 32 yeas and 21 nays.
    On January 10, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 453, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-508), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 378).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 453 were included in H.R. 1917, which is discussed 
elsewhere in this report.

               Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017


                                H.R. 806

    To facilitate efficient State implementation of ground-
level ozone standards, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 806 would delay the implementation of a final rule 
promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 
2015 related to ambient-air-quality standards for ozone 
emissions. That rule, published in the Federal Register on 
October 26, 2015, requires States to determine whether 
different geographical areas in the States are in compliance 
with Federal limits on ozone pollution and to submit plans to 
reduce ozone emissions to the EPA starting in 2020. The bill 
would delay the requirement for States to submit those plans 
until 2026.
    H.R. 806 also would require the EPA to make several changes 
to its process for reviewing National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards for ozone and other pollutants. The bill would extend 
the review cycle for certain pollutants from five years to ten 
years and would authorize the EPA to consider the technological 
feasibility of pollution controls when setting standards for 
safe levels of those pollutants.
    Finally, H.R. 806 would require the EPA to conduct a study 
on the formation of atmospheric ozone and to submit a report to 
the Congress describing the extent to which foreign sources of 
air pollution affect the ability of States to comply with 
Federal pollution limits under the Clean Air Act.

Legislative History

    H.R. 806 was introduced by Representative Peter Olson (TX-
22) on February 1, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 806 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Environment on February 3, 2017.
    On March 22, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing on H.R. 806.
    On June 15, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment met in 
open markup session to consider H.R. 806 and forwarded the 
bill, without amendment, to the full committee by a recorded 
vote of 12 yeas and 8 nays.
    On June 28, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 806 and ordered the 
bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a recorded 
vote of 29 yeas and 24 nays.
    On July 14, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 806, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-222), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
157).
    On July 18, 2017, H.R. 806 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 451, and the bill, as 
amended, was passed by a recorded vote of 229 yeas and 199 nays 
(Roll Call No. 390).
    On July 19, 2017, H.R. 806 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public 
Works.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                     Farm Regulatory Certainty Act


                                H.R. 848

    To amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to clarify the 
citizen suit provisions of such Act with respect to manure, or 
crop residue, that is stored or returned to the soil as 
fertilizer or soil conditioner by an agricultural operation, 
and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 848 would prohibit action against an agricultural 
operation if the Environmental Protection Agency or a State has 
commenced and is diligently conducting a civil, criminal, or 
administrative proceeding against the agricultural operation in 
order to seek compliance with any applicable permits, 
standards, regulations, conditions, requirements, prohibitions, 
or orders related to the storage of manure or crop residue that 
is to be returned to the soil as fertilizer or the return of 
manure or crop residue to the soil as fertilizer or soil 
conditioner.

Legislative History

    On November 9, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Farm Regulatory 
Certainty Act.''
    H.R. 848 was introduced by Representative Dan Newhouse (WA-
04) on February 3, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 848 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Environment on February 10, 2017. H.R. 848 was similar to 
the discussion draft.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

        Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018


                               H.R. 1029

    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, 
and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 1029 would modify the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, 
and Rodenticide Act, which requires the Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate the safety of new 
pesticides entering the market by conducting risk assessments 
and periodically re-evaluate the health and environmental 
effects of pesticides. The EPA charges fees to pesticide 
manufacturers and distributors to cover the cost of performing 
such registration and reregistration activities. H.R. 1029 
would extend the agency's authority to charge those fees.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1029 was introduced by Representative Rodney Davis 
(IL-13) on February 14, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce. H.R. 1029 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Environment on February 17, 2017.
    On March 20, 2017, the Committee on Agriculture reported 
H.R. 1029, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-49, Part 1), 
the Committee on Energy and Commerce was discharged from 
further consideration, and the bill was placed on the Union 
Calendar (Calendar No. 29).
    On March 20, 2017, H.R. 1029 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On March 21, 2017, H.R. 1029 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, 
Nutrition, and Forestry.
    On June 29, 2017, Senator Pat Roberts (KS) reported H.R. 
1029, as amended, to the Senate without a written report, and 
the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 163).
    On June 28, 2018, H.R. 1029 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, as amended, was passed by a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

         Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment Act


                               H.R. 1119

    To establish the bases by which the Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency shall issue, implement, and 
enforce certain emission limitations and allocations for 
existing electric utility steam generating units that convert 
coal refuse into energy.

Summary

    H.R. 1119 would require the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) to amend an air emissions standard for certain power 
plants that are subject to emissions limitations under the 
agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). The bill 
would affect power plants that generate electricity by burning 
coal refuse (a waste byproduct of coal) as their primary fuel 
source. Specifically, the bill would require the EPA to permit 
operators of such plants to comply with an alternative 
emissions standard for controlling acid gases that is less 
stringent than the current MATS.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1119 was introduced by Representative Keith J. Rothfus 
(PA-12) on February 16, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1119 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Environment on February 17, 2017.
    On September 13, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment held 
a hearing on H.R. 1119.
    On November 15, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment met 
in open markup session to consider H.R. 1119 and forwarded the 
bill, as amended, to the full committee by a recorded vote of 
13 yeas and 10 nays.
    On December 6, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1119 and 
ordered the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House 
by a recorded vote of 31 yeas and 23 nays.
    On January 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1119, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-514), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
384).
    On March 8, 2018, H.R. 1119 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Public Works.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

    Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act of 2017


                          H.R. 1917, H.R. 453

    To allow for judicial review of any final rule addressing 
national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for 
brick and structural clay products or for clay ceramics 
manufacturing before requiring compliance with such rule.

Summary

    H.R. 1917 would extend compliance dates for entities 
affected by any final rule addressing national emission 
standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) under the Clean 
Air Act for brick, structural clay, and ceramic products 
manufactured in kilns.
    The rules that would be affected are (1) NESHAP for Brick 
and Structural Clay Products Manufacturing and NESHAP for Clay 
Ceramics Manufacturing, published in the Federal Register on 
October 26, 2015; (2) NESHAP for Brick and Structural Clay 
Products Manufacturing and NESHAP for Clay Ceramics 
Manufacturing: Correction, published in the Federal Register on 
December 4, 2015; and (3) any final rule that succeeds or 
amends those rules.
    The NESHAP rule published on October 26, 2015, requires 
manufacturers of brick, structural clay, and ceramic products 
to reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants from kilns.
    The bill would extend compliance dates for manufacturers to 
allow for resolution of the judicial review process. 
Manufacturers would not need to comply with the rule until a 
specified period after a judgment becomes final for all legal 
actions filed during the 60 days after the final rule is 
published in the Federal Register.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1917 was introduced by Representative Bill Johnson 
(OH-06) on April 5, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1917 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Environment on April 7, 2017.
    On September 13, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment held 
a hearing on H.R. 1917.
    On November 15, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment met 
in open markup session to consider H.R. 1917 and forwarded the 
bill, without amendment, to the full committee by a recorded 
vote of 12 yeas and 10 nays.
    On December 6, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1917 and 
ordered the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the 
House by a recorded vote of 31 yeas and 23 nays.
    On January 10, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1917, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-509), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 379).
    On March 7, 2018, H.R. 1917 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 762, and the bill, as 
amended, was passed by a recorded vote of 234 yeas, 180 nays, 
and 1 present (Roll Call No. 99).
    On March 8, 2018, H.R. 1917 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Public Works.
    The provisions of H.R. 453, which is discussed elsewhere in 
this report, were included in H.R. 1917 pursuant to H.Res. 762. 
No further action was taken on the bill.

            Responsible Disposal Reauthorization Act of 2017


                               H.R. 2278

    To extend the authorization of the Uranium Mill Tailing 
Radiation Control Act of 1978 relating to the disposal site in 
Mesa County, Colorado.

Summary

    H.R. 2278 would amend the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation 
Control Act of 1978 to extend, through September 30, 2048, the 
government's authority to operate the Cheney disposal cell in 
Mesa County, Colorado. That facility, administered by the 
Department of Energy, serves as a repository for mill 
tailings--radioactive waste generated during the conversion of 
uranium into fuel for nuclear reactors.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2278 was introduced by Representative Scott R. Tipton 
(CO-03) on May 1, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 2278 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Environment on May 5, 2017.
    On May 18, 2018, the Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing on H.R. 2278.
    On June 27, 2018, the Subcommittee on Environment met in 
open markup session to consider H.R. 2278 and forwarded the 
bill, as amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On July 12, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2278 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On September 7, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2278, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-925), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
718).
    On September 25, 2018, H.R. 2278 was considered in the 
House under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as 
amended, was passed by a voice vote.
    On September 26, 2018, H.R. 2278 was received in the 
Senate, read twice, and placed on the Senate Legislative 
Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 584).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

  To reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, and for other 
                                purposes


                               H.R. 2389

    To reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, and 
for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2389 would amend the West Valley Demonstration Project 
Act to authorize $75 million for each of fiscal years 2019 
through 2028 for a high level radioactive waste management 
demonstration project at the Western New York Service Center in 
West Valley, New York.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2389 was introduced by Representative Tom Reed (NY-23) 
on May 4, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce. H.R. 2389 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Environment on May 5, 2017.
    On May 18, 2018, the Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing on H.R. 2389.
    On June 27, 2018, the Subcommittee on Environment met in 
open markup session to consider H.R. 2389 and forwarded the 
bill, as amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On July 12, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2389 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On September 7, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2389, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-926), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
719).
    On September 25, 2018, H.R. 2389 was considered in the 
House under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as 
amended, was passed by a voice vote.
    On September 26, 2018, H.R. 2389 was received in the 
Senate.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization 
                              Act of 2017


                               H.R. 3017

    To amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to reauthorize and 
improve the brownfields program, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3017 would authorize the appropriation of $250 million 
annually over the 2017 to 2021 period for the Environmental 
Protection Agency to provide grants to clean up brownfields and 
support State brownfield programs.

Legislative History

    On April 4, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing on an untitled discussion draft regarding the 
reauthorization of the Brownfields program.
    On June 15, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment met in 
open markup session to consider the discussion draft and 
forwarded the bill, without amendment, to the full committee by 
a voice vote.
    H.R. 3017 was introduced by Representative David B. 
McKinley (WV-01) on June 22, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure. H.R. 3017 was referred to 
the Subcommittee on Environment on March 23, 2017. H.R. 3017 
was similar to the discussion draft.
    On June 28, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3017 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    On July 14, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3017, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-303, Part 1). On November 9, 2017, the bill was placed on 
the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 298).
    On November 30, 2017, H.R. 3017 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 631, and the bill, as 
amended, was passed by a recorded vote of 409 yeas and 8 nays 
(Roll Call No. 649).
    On December 1, 2017, H.R. 3017 was received in the Senate.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

              Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018


                               H.R. 3053

    To amend the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    Under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, the Federal government, 
through the Department of Energy (DOE), is responsible for 
permanently disposing of the nation's nuclear waste in a 
geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. H.R. 3053 would 
not change that fundamental requirement, but would temporarily 
limit DOE's authority to collect certain fees charged to 
utilities with nuclear plants to cover the costs of disposing 
of the waste they generate and would authorize DOE to enter 
into agreements to provide benefits to State, local, and tribal 
governments that might host or be affected by facilities 
related to the waste management program.

Legislative History

    On April 26, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Nuclear Waste Policy 
Amendments Act of 2017.''
    On June 15, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment met in 
open markup session to consider the discussion draft and 
forwarded the bill, without amendment, to the full committee by 
a voice vote.
    H.R. 3053 was introduced by Representative John Shimkus 
(WV-01) on June 26, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 
Natural Resources and Committee on Armed Services. H.R. 3053 
was not referred to a subcommittee. H.R. 3017 was similar to 
the discussion draft.
    On June 28, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3053 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
recorded vote of 49 yeas and 4 nays.
    On October 19, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3053, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-355, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 259).
    On May 10, 2018, H.R. 3053 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 879, and the bill, as 
amended, was passed by a recorded vote of 340 yeas and 72 nays 
(Roll Call No. 179).
    On May 14, 2018, H.R. 3053 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public 
Works.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 To amend section 111 of the Clean Air Act to clarify when a physical 
change in, or change in the method of operation of, a stationary source 
           constitutes a modification, and for other purposes


                               H.R. 3128

    To amend section 111 of the Clean Air Act to clarify when a 
physical change in, or change in the method of operation of, a 
stationary source constitutes a modification, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3128 amends the definition of ``modification'' in 
section 111 of the Clean Air Act to clarify that a change at an 
existing source constitutes a modification only when the change 
increases the source's maximum achievable hourly emission rate 
of an air pollutant.

Legislative History

    On May 16, 2018, the Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend sections 111, 
169, and 171 of the Clean Air Act to clarify when a physical 
change in, or change in the method of operation of, a 
stationary source constitutes a modification or construction, 
and for other purposes.''
    H.R. 3128 was introduced by Representative H. Morgan 
Griffith (VA-09) on June 29, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3128 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Environment on June 30, 2017. H.R. 3128 was 
similar to the discussion draft.
    On July 17, 2018, the Subcommittee on Environment met in 
open markup session to consider H.R. 3128 and forwarded the 
bill, as amended, to the full committee by a recorded vote of 
13 yeas and 9 nays.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

             Drinking Water System Improvement Act of 2017


                               H.R. 3387

    To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to improve public 
water systems and enhance compliance with such Act, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3387 would amend the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to 
reauthorize $8 billion in capitalization grants for fiscal 
years 2018 through 2022. H.R. 3387 also would amend the SDWA to 
improve accuracy and availability of compliance data; enhance 
asset management practices used by public water systems; expand 
how States may use Drinking Water State Revolving Funds; 
provide additional assistance and reforms for disadvantaged 
communities; enhance the readability of consumer confidence 
reports; and expand the use of new methods, means, and 
technology to ensure the integrity of community water systems.

Legislative History

    On May 19, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``Drinking Water System 
Improvement Act.''
    On July 13, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment met in 
open markup session to consider the discussion draft and 
forwarded the bill, as amended, to the full committee by a 
voice vote.
    H.R. 3387 was introduced by Gregg Harper (MS-03) on July 
25, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 
H.R. 3387 was similar to the discussion draft.
    On July 27, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3387 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On November 1, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3387, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-
380), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar 
No. 279).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

         Alaska Remote Generator Reliability and Protection Act


                                S. 1934

    To prevent catastrophic failure or shutdown of remote 
diesel power engines due to emission control devices, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    S. 1934 would require the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) to revise regulations for certain internal combustion 
engines used in remote areas of Alaska to allow those engines 
to emit higher levels of particulate matter compared to current 
standards. The bill also would require EPA to report to the 
Congress on options for the federal government to assist remote 
areas in Alaska with meeting their energy needs in an 
affordable and reliable manner.

Legislative History

    S. 1934 was introduced by Senator Dan Sullivan (AK) on 
October 5, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Environment 
and Public Works.
    On September 18, 2018, Senator John Barrasso (WY) reported 
S. 1934, as amended, to the Senate without a written report, 
and the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar 
under General Orders (Calendar No. 576).
    On November 26, 2018, Senator Barrasso filed a written 
report (Report 115-379).
    On December 4, 2018, S. 1934 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous consent.
    S. 2322 was received in the House on December 6, 2018, and 
held at the desk.
    On December 21, 2018, S. 1934 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
further amendment, was defeated by a recorded vote of 202 yeas 
and 171 nays (Roll Call No. 494) (pursuant to clause 1(a) of 
Rule XV of the Rules of the House, a motion to suspend the 
Rules requires a vote of two-thirds of the Members voting.).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend title II of the Clean Air Act and title II of the 
Petroleum Marketing Practices Act with respect to high-octane 
fuels, and for other purposes.

Summary

    The discussion draft would amend title II of the Clean Air 
Act and title II of the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act to 
boost the octane content of the nation's transportation fuels 
for light duty vehicles and light duty trucks beginning in 
2023. The discussion draft also would amend Federal vehicle 
fuel economy requirements in title 49 of the United States Code 
and reform the Environmental Protection Agency's Renewable Fuel 
Standard.

Legislative History

    On December 11, 2018, the Subcommittee on Environment held 
a hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``21st Century 
Transportation Fuels Act.''
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                          OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES


   Modernizing Environmental Laws: Challenges and Opportunities for 
  Expanding Infrastructure and Promoting Development and Manufacturing

    On February 16, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment held 
a hearing entitled ``Modernizing Environmental Laws: Challenges 
and Opportunities for Expanding Infrastructure and Promoting 
Development and Manufacturing.'' The purpose of the hearing was 
to examine challenges and opportunities for expanding 
infrastructure, economic redevelopment, and manufacturing by 
modernizing certain environmental statutes in the 
Subcommittee's jurisdiction, including the Clean Air Act, and 
the Brownfields provisions of the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Ross E. Eisenberg, Vice President, 
Energy and Resources Policy, National Association of 
Manufacturers; Jonathan F. Mitchell, Mayor, New Bedford, 
Massachusetts; Thomas M. Sullivan, Vice President, Small 
Business Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Kevin Sunday, 
Director, Government Affairs, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business 
and Industry; Melissa Mays, Founder, Water You Fighting For?; 
and Emily Hammond, George Washington University Law School, on 
behalf of Center for Progressive Reform.

  Reinvestment and Rehabilitation of our Nation's Safe Drinking Water 
                            Delivery Systems

    On March 16, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing entitled ``Reinvestment and Rehabilitation of Our 
Nation's Safe Drinking Water Delivery Systems.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine the Nation's drinking water delivery 
systems and discuss reinvestment and rehabilitation. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Randy Ellingboe, Minnesota 
Department of Health, on behalf of the Association of State 
Drinking Water Administrators; John Donahue, CEO, North Park 
Public Water District, Machesney Park, Illinois, on behalf of 
the American Water Works Association; Rudolph S. Chow, 
Director, Department of Public Works, Baltimore, Maryland, on 
behalf of the American Municipal Water Association; Martin A. 
Kropelnicki, President and CEO, California Water Service Group, 
on behalf of the National Association of Water Companies; Greg 
DiLoreto, Chairman, Committee for America's Infrastructure, 
American Society of Civil Engineers; and Erik Olson, Director, 
Health and Environment Program, Natural Resources Defense 
Council.

  H.R. _, Drinking Water System Improvement Act and Related Issues of 
Funding, Management, and Compliance Assistance under the Safe Drinking 
                               Water Act

    On May 19, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing entitled ``H.R. _, Drinking Water System Improvement 
Act and Related Issues of Funding, Management, and Compliance 
Assistance under the Safe Drinking Water Act.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine funding, management, and compliance 
issues related to drinking water infrastructure. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Lisa Daniels, Director, 
Bureau of Safe Drinking Water, Pennsylvania Department of 
Environmental Protection, on behalf of the Association of State 
Drinking Water Administrators; Kurt Vause, Special Projects 
Director, Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility, on behalf of 
the American Water Works Association; Scott Potter, Director of 
Nashville Metro Water Services, Nashville, Tennessee, on behalf 
of the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies; Martin A. 
Kropelnicki, President and CEO, California Water Service Group, 
on behalf of the National Association of Water Companies; Steve 
Fletcher, Manager, Washington County Water Company, Nashville, 
Illinois, on behalf of the National Rural Water Association; 
Lynn Thorp, National Campaigns Director, Clean Water Action; 
and James Proctor, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, 
McWane, Inc.

   Air Quality Impacts of Wildfires: Perspectives of Key Stakeholders

    On October 4, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing entitled ``Air Quality Impacts of Wildfires: 
Perspectives of Key Stakeholders.'' The purpose of the hearing 
was to explore the impacts of wildfires on air quality and air 
emissions. The Subcommittee received testimony from John 
Bailey, Professor, College of Forestry, Oregon State 
University; Jim Karels, State Forester, Florida; Knox Marshall, 
Vice President of Resources, Murphy Company; and Christopher 
Topik, Director, Restoring America's Forest, The Nature 
Conservancy.

Response and Recovery to Environmental Concerns from the 2017 Hurricane 
                                 Season

    On November 14, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment held 
a hearing entitled ``Response and Recovery to Environmental 
Concerns from the 2017 Hurricane Season.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine Federal, State, local, and private 
responses to and recovery efforts from environmental concerns 
associated with the recent hurricanes in Texas, the Gulf Coast, 
Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Peter Lopez, Regional 
Administrator, Region 2, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; 
Trey Glenn, Regional Administrator, Region 4, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency; Sam Coleman, Acting Regional 
Administrator, Region 6, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; 
Bryan Shaw, Chairman, Texas Department of Environmental 
Quality; Mark Lichtenstein, Chief of Staff and Chief 
Sustainability Officer, College of Environmental Science and 
Forestry, SUNY; Lyvia N. Rodriguez Del Valle, Executive 
Director, Corporacion del Proyecto ENLACE del Cano Martin Pena; 
Trent Epperson, Assistant City Manager, City of Pearland, 
Texas; Garett Thomas Sansom, Associate Director, Institute for 
Sustainable Communities, Texas A&M University; and Mike Howe, 
Executive Director, Texas Section of American Water Works 
Association, on behalf of the American Water Works Association.

        The Mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    On December 7, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing entitled ``The Mission of the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency.'' The purpose of the hearing was to discuss 
the missions of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from E. Scott Pruitt, 
Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    Update on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Program (CAFE) and 
         Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Motor Vehicles

    On December 12, 2017, the Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection 
held a joint hearing entitled ``Update on the Corporate Average 
Fuel Economy Program (CAFE) and Greenhouse Gas Emissions 
Standards for Motor Vehicles.'' The purpose of the hearing was 
to discuss the updates on the CAFE program and Greenhouse Gas 
Emissions standards for motor vehicles. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Mitch Bainwol, President and CEO, 
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers; John Bozzella, President 
and CEO, Global Automakers; Forrest McConnell, III, President, 
McConnell Honda and Acura, Montgomery, Alabama, on behalf of 
the National Automobile Dealers Association; and Dave Cooke, 
Senior Vehicle Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists.

               Modernizing the Superfund Cleanup Program

    On January 18, 2018, the Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing entitled ``Modernizing the Superfund Cleanup Program.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to review the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Barry Breen, Principal 
Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Office of Land and 
Emergency Management, Environmental Protection Agency; Steve 
Cobb, Chief of Land Division, Alabama Department of 
Environmental Management, on behalf of the Association of State 
and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials; J. Winston 
Porter, Environmental and Energy Consultant; James McKenna, 
Portland Harbor Policy Analyst, Office of the Governor, State 
of Oregon; Debbie Mans, Executive Director and Baykeeper, NY/NJ 
Baykeeper; and Katherine Probst, Independent Consultant.

     New Source Review Permitting Challenges for Manufacturing and 
                             Infrastructure

    On February 14, 2018, the Subcommittee on Environment held 
a hearing entitled ``New Source Review Permitting Challenges 
for Manufacturing and Infrastructure.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine the impact of the Environmental 
Protection Agency's New Source Review air permitting 
requirements on manufacturing and infrastructure expansions in 
the United States. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Kevin Sunday, Director of Government Affairs, Pennsylvania 
Chamber of Business and Industry; Paul Noe, Vice President 
Public Policy, American Forest and Paper Association and 
American Wood Council; Stuart Spencer, Associate Director of 
Office of Air Quality, Arkansas Department of Environmental 
Quality, on behalf of the Association of Air Pollution Control 
Agencies; Jeffrey Holmstead, Partner, Bracewell LLP; John 
Walke, Clean Air Director, Natural Resources Defense Council; 
and Emily Hammond, Professor, the George Washington University 
Law School.

            The Future of Transportation Fuels and Vehicles

    On March 7, 2018, the Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing entitled ``The Future of Transportation Fuels and 
Vehicles.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine how 
transportation fuel and vehicle choices are likely to change, 
research on alternative fuels and vehicles and improving the 
gasoline-powered internal combustion engine and fueling 
infrastructure, and discuss the impact on consumers of a 
changing fuels and vehicles marketplace. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from John Maples, Senior Transportation 
Analyst, Energy Information Administration; John Farrell, 
Laboratory Program Manager of Vehicles Technologies, National 
Renewable Energy Laboratory; Joshua Linn, Senior Fellow, 
Resources for the Future; Jeremy Martin, Senior Scientist and 
Fuels Lead of Clean Vehicles Program, Union of Concerned 
Scientists; and John Eichberger, Executive Director, Fuels 
Institute.

         Fiscal Year 2019 Nuclear Regulatory Commission Budget

    On March 20, 2018, the Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Subcommittee on Energy held a joint hearing entitled ``Fiscal 
Year 2019 Nuclear Regulatory Commission Budget.'' The purpose 
of the hearing was to discuss the Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission's budget proposal for fiscal year 2019, ongoing 
financial, organizational, management initiatives, rulemakings 
and regulatory issues, and policy issues associated with 
advanced nuclear technology licensing. The Subcommittees 
received testimony from Kristine Svinicki, Chairman, Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission; Stephen Burns, Commissioner, Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission; and Jeff Baran, Commissioner, Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission.

    High Octane Fuels and HIGH Efficiency Vehicles: Challenges and 
                             Opportunities

    On April 13, 2018, the Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing entitled ``High Octane Fuels and High Efficiency 
Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine the potential for high octane fuels and 
vehicles, the impacts of a transition to high octane fuels and 
vehicles on refiners, biofuel, producers, automakers, fuel 
retailers, and consumers, and the legal and regulatory steps 
necessary to bring about a transition to high octane fuels and 
vehicles. The Subcommittee received testimony from Chet 
Thompson, President, American Fuel and Petrochemicals 
Manufacturers; Dan Nicholson, Vice President of Global 
Propulsion Systems, General Motors, on behalf of the United 
States Council for Automotive Research; Tim Columbus, General 
Counsel, Society of Gasoline Marketers of America and National 
Association of Convenience Stores; Paul Jeschke, on behalf of 
the Illinois Corn Growers Association; and Emily Skor, CEO, 
Growth Energy.

      The Fiscal Year 2019 Environmental Protection Agency Budget

    On April 26, 2018, the Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing entitled ``The Fiscal Year 2019 Environmental 
Protection Agency Budget.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine the Environmental Protection Agency's budget proposal 
for fiscal year 2019, rulemakings and regulatory issues, and 
management and operations reform. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Scott Pruitt, Administrator, Environmental 
Protection Agency.

  Sharing the Road: Policy Implications of Electric and Conventional 
                      Vehicles in the Years Ahead

    On May 8, 2018, the Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing entitled ``Sharing the Road: Policy Implications of 
Electric and Conventional Vehicles in the Years Ahead.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine the implications of the 
growth in the electric vehicles (EV) sector. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Megan McKernan, Manager of Automotive 
Engineering, Automobile Club of Southern California, on behalf 
of the American Automobile Association; Mitch Bainwol, 
President and CEO, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers; 
Genevieve Cullen, President, Electric Drive Transportation 
Association; Bob Dinneen, President and CEO, Renewable Fuels 
Association; Geisha Williams, President and CEO, Pacific Gas 
and Electric Company, on behalf of the Edison Electric 
Institute; Frank Macchiarola, Group Director of Downstream and 
Industry Operations, American Petroleum Institute; David 
Reichmuth, Senior Engineer of Clean Vehicles Program, Union of 
Concerned Scientists; and Dylan Remley, Senior Vice President, 
Global Partners LP, on behalf of the National Association of 
Convenience Stores and Society of Gasoline Marketers of 
America.

  The Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards Program (CFATS)--A 
                            Progress Report

    On June 14, 2018, the Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing entitled ``The Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism 
Standards Program (CFATS) A Progress Report.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine the implementation of the CFATS 
program by the Department of Homeland Security. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from David Wulf, Acting Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, Department 
of Homeland Security; Chris Currie, Director of Emergency 
Management, National Preparedness, and Critical Infrastructure 
Protection, Homeland Security and Justice Team, Government 
Accountability Office; Steve Roberts, Principal, Chemical 
Security Group, LLC; Doug Brown, President and COO, Brown 
Chemical Company; Mike Wilson, National Director for 
Occupational and Environmental Health, BlueGreen Alliance; 
James Conrad, Principal, Conrad Law and Policy Counsel, on 
behalf of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates; 
and Yvette Arellano, Policy Research and Grassroots Advocate, 
Texas Environmental Justices Advocacy Services.

Advanced Biofuels Under the Renewable Fuel Standard: Current Status and 
                            Future Prospects

    On June 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing entitled ``Advanced Biofuels Under the Renewable Fuel 
Standard: Current Status and Future Prospects.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine the advanced biofuels component of 
the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Mike McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels 
Association; Derrick Morgan, Senior Vice President, American 
Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers; Robin Puthusseril, Vice 
President, Greater Chicago Truck Plaza, on behalf of the 
National Association of Truck Stop Operators; Randy Howard, 
CEO, Renewable Energy Group, on behalf of the National 
Biodiesel Board; Brooke Coleman, Executive Director, Advanced 
Biofuels Business Council; Collin O'Mara, President, National 
Wildlife Federation; and Luke Morrow, Managing Director, Morrow 
Energy, on behalf of the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas.

  Examining Renewable Identification Numbers under the Renewable Fuel 
                                Standard

    On July 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining Renewable Identification Numbers 
under the Renewable Fuel Standard.'' The purpose of the hearing 
was to review how Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) work 
and their place within the Renewable Fuel Standard. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Brent Yacobucci, Energy 
and Minerals Manager, Congressional Research Services; Sandra 
Dunphy, Energy Compliance Director, Weaver and Tidwell, LLP; 
Paul Niznik, Consultant, Argus Consulting Services; Gabriel 
Lade, Assistant Professor of Economics, Iowa State University; 
and Corey Lavinsky, Director of Global Biofuels, S&P Global 
Platts Analytics.

Perfluorinated Chemicals in the Environment: An Update on the Response 
               to Contamination and Challenges Presented

    On September 6, 2018, the Subcommittee on Environment held 
a hearing entitled ``Perfluorinated Chemicals in the 
Environment: An Update on the Response to Contamination and 
Challenges Presented.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
receive an update on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and 
the effects on the environment. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Peter Grevatt, Director, Office of Groundwater 
and Drinking Water, Environmental Protection Agency; Maureen 
Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment, 
Department of Defense; Lisa Daniels, Director, Bureau of Safe 
Drinking Water, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental 
Protection, on behalf of the Association of State Drinking 
Water Administrators; Sandeep Burman, Manager, Site Remediation 
and Redevelopment, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, on 
behalf of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste 
Management Officials; Carol Isaacs, Director, Michigan PFAS 
Action Response Team; Emily Donovan, Co-Founder, Clean Cape 
Fear; and Erik Olson, Senior Director, Health and Food, Healthy 
People and Thriving Communities Program, Natural Resources 
Defense Council.

 Air Quality Impacts of Wildfires: Mitigation and Management Strategies

    On September 13, 2018, the Subcommittee on Environment held 
a hearing entitled ``Air Quality Impacts of Wildfires: 
Mitigation and Management Strategies.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to explore the available tools and best practices 
to reduce and manage the air quality impacts of wildfires. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Herman Baertschiger, Jr., 
Senator, Oregon State Senate; Mary Anderson, Mobile and Area 
Source Program Manager, Air Quality Division, Idaho Department 
of Environmental Quality; Sonya Germann, State Forester, 
Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, 
Forestry Division, on behalf of the National Association of 
State Foresters; Collin O'Mara, President and CEO, National 
Wildlife Federation; and Tom Boggus, State Forester and 
Director, Texas A&M Forest Service, on behalf of the National 
Association of State Foresters.

                         Subcommittee on Health

                         LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES

  Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, 
United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health 
and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by 
             project recipients in selecting Subrecipients

                    PUBLIC LAW 115-23 (H.J.RES. 43)

    Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of 
title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by 
Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance 
with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting 
subrecipients.
Summary
    H.J. Res. 43 would provide that Congress disapproves the 
rule submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
relating to compliance with title X requirements by project 
recipients in selecting subrecipients (81 Fed. Reg. 91852; 
December 19, 2016), and such rule shall have no force or 
effect.
Legislative History
    H.J. Res. 43 was introduced by Representative Diane Black 
(TN-06) on January 30, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On February 16, 2017, H.J. Res. 43 was considered in the 
House pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 123, and the 
resolution, without amendment, by was passed a recorded vote of 
230 yeas and 188 nays (Roll Call No. 99).
    On February 17, 2017, H.J. Res. 43 was received in the 
Senate and read twice.
    On March 30, 2017, H.J. Res. 43 was considered in the 
Senate, and the resolution, without amendment, was passed by a 
recorded vote of 51 yeas and 50 nays (Roll Call No. 101).
    On April 5, 2017, H.J. Res. 43 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on April 13, 2017 
(Public Law 115-23).

                    FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017


                     PUBLIC LAW 115-52 (H.R. 2430)

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise 
and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs, 
medical devices, generic drugs, and biosimilar biological 
products, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2430 would authorize the Food and Drug Administration 
(FDA) to continue collecting user fees from regulated industry 
to supplement Congressional appropriations. Specifically, the 
bill would revise and reauthorize the Prescription Drug User 
Fee Act, the Medical Device User Fee Amendments, the Generic 
Drug User Fee Amendments, and the Biosimilars User Fee Act 
through 2022. In addition, the bill would make a number of 
changes to the regulation of medical products, support the 
development of pediatric drugs and medical devices, and 
encourage increased generic competition.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2430 was introduced by Representative Greg Walden (OR-
02) on May 16, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 2430 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health on May 16, 2017.
    On May 18, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 2430 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On June 7, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2430 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
recorded vote of 54 yeas and 0 nays.
    On July 11, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2430, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-201), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
138).
    On July 12, 2017, H.R. 2430 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On July 13, 2017, H.R. 2430 was received in the Senate, 
read the first time, and placed on the Senate Legislative 
Calendar under Read the First Time.
    On July 18, 2017, H.R. 2430 was read the second time and 
placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders 
(Calendar No. 174).
    On August 3, 2017, H.R. 2430 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, without amendment, was passed by a recorded vote 
of 94 yeas and 1 nay (Roll Call No. 187).
    On August 7, 2017, H.R. 2430 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on August 18, 2017 
(Public Law 115-52).

          Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2017


                 PUBLIC LAW 115-71 (S. 652, H.R. 1539)

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize a 
program for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment regarding 
deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns, infants, and young children.

Summary

    S. 652 would amend the Public Health Service Act to 
reauthorize research and public health activities conducted by 
the Health Resources and Services Administration and the 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those activities 
are related to early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of 
hearing loss in newborns, infants, and young children.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1539 was introduced by Representative Brett Guthrie 
(KY-02) on March 15, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1539 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on March 17, 2017.
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    S. 652 was introduced by Senator Rob Portman (OH) on March 
15, 2017, read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions. S. 652 was the Senate companion 
bill to H.R. 1539.
    On May 1, 2017, Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) reported S. 
652, as amended, to the Senate without a written report, and 
the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 44).
    On September 6, 2017, S. 652 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous consent.
    On October 3, 2017, S. 652 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
further amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On October 6, 2017, S. 652 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on October 18, 2017 (Public 
Law 115-71).

                 National Clinical Care Commission Act


                  PUBLIC LAW 115-80 (S. 920, H.R. 309)

    To establish a National Clinical Care Commission.

Summary

    S. 920 would establish a National Clinical Care Commission 
within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to 
evaluate Federal programs related to clinical care for 
individuals with a complex metabolic or autoimmune disease such 
as diabetes. Commission members would include medical 
professionals, advocates, and representatives from many 
agencies within HHS, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the 
Department of Defense, and the Department of Agriculture. 
Within three years of convening, the Commission would be 
required to issue a report on its findings, including suggested 
improvements for Federally-funded clinical and educational 
initiatives focused on the targeted populations.

Legislative History

    H.R. 309 was introduced by Representative Anna G. Eshoo 
(CA-18) on January 5, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On January 9, 2017, H.R. 309 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On January 10, 2017, H.R. 309 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    S. 920 was introduced by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) on 
April 24, 2017, read twice, and referred to the Committee on 
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S. 920 was the Senate 
companion bill to H.R. 309.
    On May 1, 2017, Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) reported S. 
920 to the Senate without a written report, and the bill was 
placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders 
(Calendar No. 47).
    On September 6, 2017, S. 920 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous consent.
    On October 11, 2017, S. 920 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
further amendment was passed by a voice vote.
    On October 24, 2017, S. 920 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on November 2, 2017 (Public 
Law 115-80).

     Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017


                      PUBLIC LAW 115-83 (H.R. 304)

    To amend the Controlled Substances Act with regard to the 
provision of emergency medical services.

Summary

    H.R. 304 would authorize the Department of Justice to 
register and collect additional registration fees from certain 
providers of emergency medical services to dispense controlled 
substances. H.R. 304 also would require the Government 
Accountability Office to report to Congress on the potential 
abuse of certain controlled substances.

Legislative History

    H.R. 304 was introduced by Representative Richard Hudson 
(NC-08) on January 5, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the 
Judiciary.
    On January 9, 2017, H.R. 304 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 404 yeas and 0 nays 
(Roll Call No. 25).
    On January 10, 2017, H.R. 304 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    On October 24, 2017, H.R. 304 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous consent.
    On November 2, 2017, Representative Hudson asked unanimous 
consent to take from the Speaker's table H.R. 304 and to agree 
to the Senate amendment. The bill, as amended, was passed by 
unanimous consent.
    On November 7, 2017, H.R. 304 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on November 17, 
2017 (Public Law 115-83).

    To Amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to Authorize 
  Additional Emergency Uses for Medical Products to Reduce Deaths and 
  Severity of Injuries Caused by Agents of War, and for Other Purposes


                     PUBLIC LAW 115-92 (H.R. 4374)

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
authorize additional emergency uses for medical products to 
reduce deaths and severity of injuries caused by agents of war, 
and for other purposes.

Summary

    Section 716 (``Additional emergency uses for medical 
products to reduce deaths and severity of injuries caused by 
agents of war'') of H.R. 2810, National Defense Authorization 
Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91), amended 10 U.S.C. 
1107a to authorize the Secretary of Defense to approve the 
emergency use of medical products, outside the United States, 
in situations in which an emergency use of an unapproved 
product or an emergency unapproved use of an approved product 
cannot be authorized under section 564 of the Federal Food, 
Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA, 21 U.S.C. 360bbb-3) because the 
emergency does not involve an actual or threatened attack with 
a biological, chemical, radiological, or nuclear agent.
    As noted in the conference report to that bill (H.Rept. 
115-404), this provision was included in the Senate amendment 
to H.R. 2810. The House bill contained no similar provision, 
and the House receded to the Senate position.
    As a result, the Committee on Energy and Commerce was not 
given an opportunity to address this matter through regular 
order. The conference report to H.R. 2810 stated that:

          The conferees agree that traditional pathways to the 
        Food and Drug Administration's approval and licensure 
        of critical medical products for combat casualty care 
        are too slow to allow for rapid insertion and use of 
        these products on the battlefield. The conferees 
        believe this provision could lead to even higher 
        survival rates from severe combat wounds and injuries 
        suffered by servicemembers. (p. 851)

However, as conferees to this provision, the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce believes that the provision would expose 
servicemembers to unnecessary risks.
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees the world's 
preeminent regulatory process for the approval of medical 
products. By contrast, the Department of Defense (DOD) has no 
experience in evaluating and approving medical products. The 
Committee on Energy and Commerce believes that, given DOD's 
inexperience, DOD could approve medical products that harm 
servicemembers.
    After the conference report to H.R. 2810 was finalized, but 
before it was considered by the House, the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce introduced H.R. 4374, which would repeal section 
716 and authorize the emergency use of an otherwise unapproved 
medical product if DOD determines that there is a military 
emergency involving an agent that may cause imminently life-
threatening and specific risk to U.S. forces. If a military 
emergency is determined to exist, the bill would allow DOD to 
request that the FDA expedite certain procedures for approving 
medical products that would be reasonably likely to diagnose, 
prevent, treat, or mitigate such risk. The FDA must take 
specified actions to facilitate such a request by DOD.
    H.R. 4374 is a commonsense approach to protect 
servicemembers by leveraging the FDA's over 100 years of 
experience in evaluating and approving medical products.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4374 was introduced by Representative Greg Walden (OR-
02) on November 13, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Armed 
Services. H.R. 4374 was not referred to a subcommittee.
    On November 15, 2017, H.R. 4374 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On November 16, 2017, H.R. 4374 was considered in the 
Senate, and the bill, without amendment, was passed by 
unanimous consent.
    On December 12, 2017, H.R. 4374 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on December 12, 
2017 (Public Law 115-92).

 Helping Ensure Access for Little Ones, Toddlers, and Hopeful Youth by 
     Keeping Insurance Delivery Stable Act or the HEALTHY KIDS Act


 (Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending 
              September 30, 2018, and for other purposes)


 PUBLIC LAW 115-120 (DIVISION C OF H.R. 195, S.CON.RES. 33, H.R. 3921, 
                        DIVISION B OF H.R. 3922)

    To extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance 
Program, and for other purposes.

Summary

    Division C of H.R. 195 would extend Federal funding for the 
Children's Health Insurance Program for six years, extend 
funding for the Childhood Obesity Demonstration Project and the 
Pediatric Quality Measures Program; extend funding through for 
specified outreach and enrollment grants and make eligible for 
such grants ``parent-mentors'' trained to assist families with 
children who have no health-insurance coverage; maintain 
enhanced Federal Matching Assistance Percentage for child-
health assistance at a reduced percentage-point increase; and 
direct the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shall 
make additional funding available to States for specified 
activities related to mechanized claims systems.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3921 was introduced by Representative Michael C. 
Burgess (TX-26) on October 3, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to Committee 
on Ways and Means. H.R. 3921 was not referred to a 
subcommittee.
    On October 4, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3921 and 
ordered the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House 
by a recorded vote of 28 yeas and 23 nays.
    On October 19, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3921, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-358, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 263).
    No further action was taken on the bill. Provisions similar 
to H.R. 3921 were included in H.R. 3922 as division B, which is 
discussed elsewhere in this report.
    H.R. 195 was introduced by Representative Steve Russell 
(OK-05) on January 3, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the 
Committee on House Administration.
    On October 19, 2017, the Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform reported H.R. 195, without amendment, to the 
House (H.Rept. 115-128, Part 1), was discharged from further 
consideration of the bill, and the bill was placed on the Union 
Calendar (Calendar No. 78).
    On May 17, 2017, H.R. 195 was considered in the House under 
a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without amendment, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On May 18, 2017, H.R. 195 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on the Homeland Security 
and Governmental Affairs.
    On November 8, 2017, Senator Ron Johnson (WI) reported H.R. 
195, without amendment, to the Senate with a written report 
(Report 115-184), and the bill was placed on the Senate 
Legislative Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 261).
    On December 21, 2018, H.R. 195 was considered in the 
Senate, and the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On January 18, 2018, H.R. 195 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 696, and the bill, with an 
amendment to the Senate amendment, was passed by a recorded 
vote of 230 yeas and 197 nays (Roll Call No. 33). (Pursuant to 
the provisions of H.Res. 696, H.R. 3921, as reported by the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce, was incorporated in to H.R. 
195 as division C.).
    On January 22, 2018, H.R. 195 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, with an amendment to the House amendment to the 
Senate amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 81 yeas and 
18 nays (Roll Call No. 16).
    On January 22, 2018, H.R. 195 was considered in the House 
pursuant to a unanimous consent request made by Representative 
Pete Sessions (TX-32), and the bill was passed, with the Senate 
amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment 
thereto, by a recorded vote of 266 yeas and 150 nays (Roll Call 
No. 44).
    On January 22, 2018, H.R. 195 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill (Public Law 115-
120).

                     Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018


 PUBLIC LAW 115-123 (DIVISION E OF H.R. 1892, H.R. 829, H.R. 938, H.R. 
1148, H.R. 2465, H.R. 3120, H.R. 3163, H.R. 3245, H.R. 3263, H.R. 3271, 
H.R. 3394, H.R. 3900, H.R. 3917, H.R. 3922, H.R. 3924, H.R. 3926, H.R. 
                            3935, H.R. 4430)

    To amend title 4, United States Code, to provide for the 
flying of the flag at half-staff in the event of the death of a 
first responder in the line of duty.

Summary

    Division E of H.R. 1892 would provide $7.8 billion to fully 
fund Community Health Centers for two years. The act also would 
provide $6 billion to combat the opioid crisis and improve 
mental health care--$3 billion for fiscal year 2018 and $3 
billion for fiscal year 2019--to combat the substance abuse 
epidemic, including enhanced State grants (with additional 
assistance for those States with the highest mortality rates 
and tribes), public prevention programs, and law enforcement 
activities related to substance abuse and mental health 
programs. In addition, $2 billion would be directed to the 
National Institutes of Health--$1 billion for fiscal year 2018 
and $1 billion for fiscal year 2019--to support additional 
scientific research. Additional provisions would repeal the 
Independent Payment Advisory Board, delay reductions in 
Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital payments, permanently 
repeal Medicare therapy caps, extend the Children's Health 
Insurance Program from six to ten years, extend the Maternal, 
Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program for five 
years, and increase Medicaid caps for Puerto Rico and U.S. 
Virgin Islands for two years.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1892 was introduced by Representative John B. Larson 
(CT-01) on April 4, 2017, and referred to the Committee on the 
Judiciary.
    On May 15, 2017, the Committee on the Judiciary reported 
H.R. 1892, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 115-119), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
72).
    On May 16 and 18, 2017, H.R. 1892 was considered in the 
House under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, 
without amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 411 yeas 
and 1 nay (Roll Call No. 266).
    On May 22, 2017, H.R. 1892 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    On November 28, 2018, H.R. 1892 was considered in the 
Senate, and the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On February 6, 2018, H.R. 1892 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 727, and the bill was 
passed, with an amendment to the Senate amendment, by a 
recorded vote of 245 yeas and 182 nays (Roll Call No. 60).
    On February 9, 2018, H.R. 1892 was considered in the 
Senate, and the bill, with an amendment to the House amendment 
to the Senate amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 71 
yeas and 28 nays (Roll Call No. 31). (The Senate amendment to 
the House amendment to the Senate amendment incorporated 
provisions within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce in to H.R. 1892 as division E).
    On February 9, 2018, H.R. 1892 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 734, and the bill, with 
the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate 
amendment thereto, was passed by a recorded vote of 240 yeas 
and 186 nays (Roll Call No. 69).
    On February 9, 2018, H.R. 1892 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill (Public Law 115-
123).

 Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina 
                        Right to Try Act of 2018


                 PUBLIC LAW 115-176 (S. 204, H.R. 5247)

    To authorize the use of unapproved medical products by 
patients diagnosed with a terminal illness in accordance with 
State law, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5247 would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic 
Act to exempt from specified requirements and restrictions, the 
provision of certain unapproved, investigational drugs to a 
terminally ill patient who has exhausted approved treatment 
options and is unable to participate in a clinical trial 
involving the drugs. The manufacturer or sponsor of an eligible 
investigational drug would be required to report annually to 
the Food and Drug Administration on any use of the drug in 
accordance with these provisions.
    The bill would limit the liability of a sponsor, 
manufacturer, prescriber, or dispenser that provides or 
declines to provide, an eligible investigational drug to an 
eligible patient in accordance with the bill.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5247 was introduced by Representative Brian K. 
Fitzpatrick (PA-08) on March 13, 2018, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    On March 13, 2018, H.R. 5247 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was defeated by a recorded vote of 259 yeas and 140 
nays (Roll Call No. 102) (pursuant to clause 1(a) of Rule XV of 
the Rules of the House, a motion to suspend the Rules requires 
a vote of two-thirds of the Members voting.).
    On March 21, 2018, H.R. 5247 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 787, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 267 yeas and 149 
nays (Roll Call No. 121).
    On March 22, 2018, H.R. 5247 was received in the Senate. On 
March 23, 2018, H.R. 5247 was read the first time and placed on 
the Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time. On 
April 9, 2018, H.R. 5247 was read the second time and placed on 
the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders (Calendar 
No. 367).
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    S. 204 was introduced by Senator Ron Johnson (WI) on 
January 24, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions.
    On August 3, 2017, S. 204 was considered in the Senate, and 
the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous consent.
    S. 204 was received in the House on August 4, 2017, and 
referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. S. 204 was 
referred to the Subcommittee on Health on August 11, 2017.
    On October 3, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on S. 204.
    On May 22, 2018, S. 204 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 905, and the bill, without 
further amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 250 yeas 
and 169 nays (Roll Call No. 214).
    On May 24, 2018, S. 204 was presented to the President, and 
the President signed the bill on May 30, 2018 (Public Law 115-
176).

 Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act of 
                 2018 or the Childhood Cancer STAR Act


                      PUBLIC LAW 115-180 (S. 292)

    To maximize discovery, and accelerate development and 
availability, of promising childhood cancer treatments, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    S. 292 would amend the Public Health Service Act to 
authorize the Director of the National Institutes of Health to 
support the collection of donated biospecimens from children, 
adolescents, and young adults with cancer. The bill would allow 
the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish 
pilot programs that develop or evaluate systems for monitoring 
and caring for childhood cancer survivors. S. 292 also would 
direct the Secretary of HHS, through the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention, to award grants to States to update and 
improve childhood cancer registries.

Legislative History

    S. 292 was introduced by Senator Jack Reed (RI) on February 
2, 2017, read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions.
    On March 12, 2018, Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) reported S. 
292, as amended, to the Senate without a written report, and 
the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 342).
    On March 22, 2018, S. 292 was considered in the Senate, and 
the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous consent.
    On March 26, 2018, S. 292 was received in the House and 
referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. S. 292 was 
referred to the Subcommittee on Health on March 30, 2018.
    On May 22, 2018, S. 292 was considered in the House under a 
motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without further 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On May 24, 2018, S. 292 was presented to the President, and 
the President signed the bill on June 5, 2018 (Public Law 115-
180).

                Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017


                     PUBLIC LAW 115-194 (H.R. 931)

    To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to 
develop a voluntary registry to collect data on cancer 
incidence among firefighters.

Summary

    H.R. 931 would require the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services, through the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention, to develop and maintain a voluntary registry to 
monitor cancer incidence among firefighters. The registry would 
incorporate relevant information--including demographic 
characteristics, number and type of fire incidents attended, 
and health information relevant to cancer incidence--that would 
be linked to State cancer registries.

Legislative History

    H.R. 931 was introduced by Representative Chris Collins 
(NY-27) on February 7, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 931 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on February 10, 2017.
    On May 10, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 931.
    On June 29, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 931 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On July 27, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 931 and ordered the 
bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a voice 
vote.
    On September 8, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 931, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-301), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
215).
    On September 12, 2017, H.R. 931 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On September 13, 2017, H.R. 931 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    On May 10, 2018, H.R. 931 was considered in the Senate, and 
the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous consent.
    On June 22, 2018, Representative Collins (NY) asked 
unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table H.R. 931 and 
to agree to the Senate amendment. The bill, as amended, was 
passed by unanimous consent.
    On June 27, 2018, H.R. 931 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on July 7, 2018 (Public Law 
115-194).

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to delay the reduction in 
   Federal medical assistance percentage for Medicaid personal care 
services furnished without an electronic visit verification system, and 
                           for other purposes


                     PUBLIC LAW 115-222 (H.R. 6042)

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to delay the 
reduction in Federal medical assistance percentage for Medicaid 
personal care services furnished without an electronic visit 
verification system, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 6042 would delay by one year the Medicaid Federal 
matching rate reduction that is scheduled to take effect for 
States that fail to require an electronic visit verification 
system for personal care services. The bill also would exclude 
specified services from such verification system requirements, 
including inpatient hospital services and 24-hour residential 
group home services.

Legislative History

    H.R. 6042 was introduced by Representative Brett Guthrie 
(KY-02) on June 7, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On June 19, 2018, H.R. 6042 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 20, 2018, H.R. 6042 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    On July 17, 2018, H.R. 6042 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, without amendment, was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On July 19, 2018, H.R. 6042 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on July 30, 2018 (Public Law 
115-222).

    Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018


                     PUBLIC LAW 115-234 (H.R. 5554)

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
reauthorize user fee programs relating to new animal drugs and 
generic new animal drugs.

Summary

    H.R. 5554 would authorize the Food and Drug Administration 
(FDA) to collect and spend fees to cover the cost of expedited 
approval for the development and marketing of certain drugs for 
use in animals. H.R. 5554 also would extend through fiscal year 
2023 the FDA's existing approval processes and fee programs for 
brand-name and generic veterinary drugs.

Legislative History

    On March 14, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Animal Drug and Animal 
Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018.''
    H.R. 5554 was introduced by Representative Markwayne Mullin 
(OK-02) on April 18, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5554 was similar to the discussion 
draft. H.R. 5554 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on 
April 25, 2018.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 5554 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5554 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On July 16, 2018, H.R. 5554 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On July 17, 2018, H.R. 5554 was received in the Senate and 
read twice.
    On July 31, 2018, H.R. 5554 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, without amendment, was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On August 3, 2018, H.R. 5554 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on August 14, 2018 
(Public Law 115-234).

       Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children's Hospital GME Support 
                      Reauthorization Act of 2018


                     PUBLIC LAW 115-241 (H.R. 5385)

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the 
program of payments to children's hospitals that operate 
graduate medical education programs, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5385 would amend the Public Health Service Act to 
authorize payments to children's hospitals for operating 
training programs that provide graduate medical education.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5385 was introduced by Representative Gene Green (TX-
29) on March 22, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 5385 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health on March 23, 2018.
    On May 23, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 5385.
    On June 27, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 5385 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    On July 12, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5385 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On July 23, 2018, H.R. 5385 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On July 24, 2018, H.R. 5385 was received in the Senate and 
read twice.
    On September 4, 2018, H.R. 5385 was considered in the 
Senate, and the bill, without amendment, was passed by 
unanimous consent.
    On September 6, 2018, H.R. 5385 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on September 18, 
2018 (Public Law 115-241).

                    FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018


            [Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2018]


        PUBLIC LAW 115-254 (DIVISION A OF H.R. 302, H.RES. 1082)

    To provide protections for certain sports medicine 
professionals, to reauthorize Federal aviation programs, to 
improve aircraft safety certification processes, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    Division A of H.R. 302 would allow licensed athletic 
trainers and other sports medicine professionals to provide 
medical services when traveling with athletic teams without 
obtaining licenses to practice in other States. H.R. 302 also 
would require insurers to cover the liability of those 
professionals when they provide medical services for their 
athletes outside of their home State.

Legislative History

    H.R. 302 was introduced by Representative Brett Guthrie 
(KY-02) on January 5, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On January 9, 2017, H.R. 302 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On January 10, 2017, H.R. 302 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    On September 6, 2018, H.R. 302 was considered in the 
Senate, and the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On September 6, 2018, H.Res. 1082 was considered in the 
House under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the resolution 
was passed, without amendment, by a recorded vote of 398 yeas 
and 23 nays (Roll Call No. 407).
    Upon the adoption of H.Res. 1082, the House was considered 
to have taken from the Speaker's table H.R. 302, with the 
Senate amendment thereto, and to have concurred in the Senate 
amendment with an amendment.
    On October 3, 2018, H.R. 302 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, without further amendment, was passed by a 
recorded vote of 93 yeas and 6 nays (Roll Call No. 320).
    On October 4, 2018, H.R. 302 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on October 5, 2018 
(Public Law 115-254).

  Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and 
Treatment for Patients and Communities Act or the SUPPORT for Patients 
                          and Communities Act


  PUBLIC LAW 115-271 (H.R. 6, H.RES. 1099, H.R. 449, H.R. 1925, H.R. 
2851, H.R. 3192, H.R. 3331, H.R. 3528, H.R. 3692, H.R. 4005, H.R. 4275, 
H.R. 4284, H.R. 4684, H.R. 4998, H.R. 5002, H.R. 5009, H.R. 5041, H.R. 
5102, H.R. 5176, H.R. 5197, H.R. 5228, H.R. 5261, H.R. 5272, H.R. 5327, 
H.R. 5329, H.R. 5353, H.R. 5473, H.R. 5477, H.R. 5483, H.R. 5580, H.R. 
5582, H.R. 5583, H.R. 5587, H.R. 5590, H.R. 5603, H.R. 5605, H.R. 5675, 
  H.R. 5685, H.R. 5687, H.R. 5752, SECTION 2 OF H.R. 5776, H.R. 5789, 
H.R. 5796, H.R. 5797, H.R. 5798, H.R. 5799, H.R. 5800, H.R. 5801, H.R. 
5804, H.R. 5806, H.R. 5808, H.R. 5809, H.R. 5810, H.R. 5811, H.R. 5812, 
                                S. 916)

    To provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, 
and treatment, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 6 would help in Federal and State efforts to advance 
treatment and recovery initiatives, improve prevention, protect 
communities, and bolster efforts to fight deadly illicit 
synthetic drugs like fentanyl.

Legislative History

    H.R. 6 was introduced by Representative Greg Walden (OR-02) 
on June 13, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means 
and Committee on the Judiciary.
    On June 19, 2018, H.R. 6 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 949, and the bill, as 
amended, was passed by a recorded vote of 396 yeas and 14 nays 
(Roll Call No. 288).
    On June 25, 2018, H.R. 6 was received in the Senate, read 
the first time, and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar 
under Read the First Time. On June 26, 2018, H.R. 6 was read 
the second time and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar 
under General Orders (Calendar No. 485).
    On September 17, 2018, H.R. 6 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, as amended, was passed by a recorded vote of 99 
yeas and 1 nay (Roll Call No. 210).
    On September 28, 2018, H.Res. 1099 was considered in the 
House under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the resolution 
was passed, without amendment, by a recorded vote of 393 yeas 
and 8 nays (Roll Call No. 415).
    Upon the adoption of H.Res. 1099, the House was considered 
to have taken from the Speaker's table H.R. 6, with the Senate 
amendment thereto, and to have concurred in the Senate 
amendment with an amendment.
    On October 3, 2018, H.R. 6 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, without further amendment, was passed by a 
recorded vote of 98 yeas and 1 nay (Roll Call No. 221).
    On October 16, 2018, H.R. 6 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on October 24, 2018 (Public 
Law 115-271).

                   Know the Lowest Price Act of 2018


                PUBLIC LAW 115-262 (S. 2553, H.R. 6733)

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit 
Medicare Part D plans from restricting pharmacies from 
informing individuals regarding the prices for certain drugs 
and biologicals.

Summary

    S. 2553 prohibits a prescription drug plan under Medicare 
or Medicare Advantage from restricting a pharmacy from 
informing an enrollee of any difference between the price, 
copayment, or coinsurance of a drug under the plan and a lower 
price of the drug without health-insurance coverage.

Legislative History

    On September 5, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend title XXVII 
of the Public Health Service Act and title XVIII of the Social 
Security Act to prohibit group health plans, health insurance 
issuers, prescription drug plan sponsors, and Medicare 
Advantage organizations from limiting certain information on 
drug prices.''
    On September 7, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in 
open markup session to consider the discussion draft and 
forwarded the bill, without amendment, to the full committee by 
a voice vote.
    H.R. 6733 was introduced by Representative Earl L. 
``Buddy'' Carter (GA-01) on September 7, 2018, and referred to 
the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the 
Committee on Ways and Means. H.R. 6733 was similar to the 
discussion draft.
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    S. 2553 was introduced by Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI) on 
March 14, 2018, read twice, and referred to the Committee on 
Finance. S. 2553 was the Senate companion bill to H.R. 6733.
    On September 4, 2018, S. 2553 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous consent.
    On September 4, 2018, S. 2553 was received in the House and 
referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in 
addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.
    On September 25, 2018, S. 2553 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
further amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    October 4, 2018, S. 2553 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on October 10, 2018 (Public 
Law 115-262).

                 Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act


                PUBLIC LAW 115-263 (S. 2554, H.R. 6733)

    To ensure that health insurance issuers and group health 
plans do not prohibit pharmacy providers from providing certain 
information to enrollees.

Summary

    S. 2554 would prohibit certain insurers from restricting 
pharmacists' ability to share information about drug prices and 
require certain patent agreements to be filed with the Federal 
government.

Legislative History

    On September 5, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend title XXVII 
of the Public Health Service Act and title XVIII of the Social 
Security Act to prohibit group health plans, health insurance 
issuers, prescription drug plan sponsors, and Medicare 
Advantage organizations from limiting certain information on 
drug prices.''
    On September 7, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in 
open markup session to consider the discussion draft and 
forwarded the bill, without amendment, to the full committee by 
a voice vote.
    H.R. 6733 was introduced by Representative Earl L. 
``Buddy'' Carter (GA-01) on September 7, 2018, and referred to 
the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the 
Committee on Ways and Means. H.R. 6733 was similar to the 
discussion draft.
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    S. 2554 was introduced by Senator Susan M. Collins (ME) on 
March 14, 2018, read twice, and referred to the Committee on 
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S. 2554 was the Senate 
companion bill to H.R. 6733.
    On July 31, 2018, Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) reported S. 
2554, as amended, to the Senate without a written report, and 
the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 549).
    On September 17, 2017, S. 2554 was considered in the 
Senate, and the bill, as amended, was passed by a recorded vote 
of 98 yeas and 2 nays (Roll Call No. 209).
    On September 25, 2018, S. 2554 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
further amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    October 1, 2018, S. 2554 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on October 10, 2018 (Public 
Law 115-263).

                  Action for Dental Health Act of 2017


                     PUBLIC LAW 115-302 (H.R. 2422)

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve essential 
oral health care for low-income and other underserved 
individuals by breaking down barriers to care, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2422 would amend the Public Health Service Act to 
reauthorize and amend grant programs conducted by the Health 
Resources and Services Administration and the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention to provide assistance to States 
and tribal governments to increase access to oral health care 
services.

Legislative History

    On May 17, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``Action for Dental Health Act 
of 2017.''
    H.R. 2422 was introduced by Representative Robin L. Kelly 
(IL-02) on May 15, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2422 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on May 19, 2017. H.R. 2422 was similar to the 
discussion draft.
    On June 29, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 2422 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On July 27, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2422 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On September 25, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2422, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-328), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
238).
    On February 26, 2018, H.R. 2422 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a recorded vote of 387 yeas and 13 nays (Roll 
Call No. 82).
    On February 27, 2018, H.R. 2422 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    On October 11, 2018, H.R. 2422 was considered in the 
Senate, and the bill, as amended, was passed by a voice vote.
    On November 28, 2018, H.R. 2422 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules and concur in the Senate 
amendment to H.R. 2422, and the bill, without further 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On November 29, 2018, H.R. 2422 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on December 11, 
2018 (Public Law 115-302).

                 Improving Access to Maternity Care Act


                     PUBLIC LAW 115-320 (H.R. 315)

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to distribute 
maternity care health professionals to health professional 
shortage areas identified as in need of maternity care health 
services.

Summary

    Under current law, maternity health care professionals may 
participate in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan 
Repayment Program, in which eligible licensed health care 
providers may earn up to $50,000 toward student loans in 
exchange for a two-year commitment at a NHSC approved site in a 
Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). They also can 
participate in the NHSC Scholarship Program while in medical 
school. The NHSC Scholarship Program pays tuition, fees, other 
educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for 
at least a two-year commitment at NHSC approved site in a HPSA. 
Maternity health care professionals participate in the NHSC 
under the primary care designation. H.R. 315 would improve data 
collection under the existing HPSA to improve maternity health 
care professional placement in areas with the greatest need for 
their services.

Legislative History

    H.R. 315 was introduced by Representative Michael C. 
Burgess (TX-26) on January 5, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    On January 9, 2017, H.R. 315 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 405 yeas and 0 nays 
(Roll Call No. 24).
    On January 10, 2017, H.R. 315 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    On December 6, 2018, H.R. 315 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, without amendment, was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On December 11, 2018, H.R. 315 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on December 17, 
2018 (Public Law 115-320).

 Sickle Cell Disease Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment 
                              Act of 2017


                PUBLIC LAW 115-327 (S. 2465, H.R. 2410)

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize a 
sickle cell disease prevention and treatment demonstration 
program and to provide for sickle cell disease research, 
surveillance, prevention, and treatment.

Summary

    S. 2465 would authorize the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services, through the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention, to conduct research, surveillance, and public 
health activities related to sickle cell disease and other 
heritable blood disorders. In addition, the bill would 
authorize grants for the prevention and treatment of 
complications from sickle cell disease.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2410 was introduced by Representative Danny K. Davis 
(IL-07) on May 11, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2410 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on May 12, 2017.
    On May 18, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 2410 and forwarded the bill, 
without amendment, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On June 7, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2410 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    On October 19, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2410, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-354), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 258).
    On February 27, 2018, H.R. 2410 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    S. 2465 was introduced by Senator Tim Scott (SC) on 
February 28, 2018, read twice, and referred to the Committee on 
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S. 2465 was the Senate 
companion bill to H.R. 2410.
    On August 15, 2018, Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) reported 
S. 2465, as amended, to the Senate without a written report, 
and the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar 
under General Orders (Calendar No. 553).
    On October 11, 2018, S. 2456 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous consent.
    On October 16, 2018, S. 2456 was received in the House and 
held at the desk.
    On December 11, 2018, S. 2456 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
further amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    December 13, 2018, S. 2456 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on December 18, 2018 (Public 
Law 115-327).

 Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who deliver 
          Infants Early (PREEMIE) Reauthorization Act of 2018


                      PUBLIC LAW 115-328 (S. 3029)

    To revise and extend the Prematurity Research Expansion and 
Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early Act (PREEMIE 
Act).

Summary

    S. 3029 would amend provisions of the Public Health Service 
Act that authorize the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention to conduct research and education activities 
relating to preterm labor and delivery and infant mortality. 
The bill also would authorize several reports and an 
interagency working group to improve coordination of and 
provide recommendations for programs and activities relating to 
preterm birth and infant mortality.

Legislative History

    S. 3029 was introduced by Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) on 
June 7, 2018, read twice, and referred to the Committee on 
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
    On July 9, 2018, Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) reported S. 
3029, as amended, to the Senate without a written report, and 
the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 503).
    On September 12, 2018, S. 3029 was considered in the 
Senate, and the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On September 17, 2018, S. 3029 was received in the House 
and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    On December 11, 2018, S. 3029 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
further amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 406 yeas 
and 3 nays (Roll Call No. 429).
    December 13, 2018, S. 3029 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on December 18, 2018 (Public 
Law 115-328).

          Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act of 2017


                     PUBLIC LAW 115-XX (H.R. 1222)

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to coordinate 
Federal congenital heart disease research efforts and to 
improve public education and awareness of congenital heart 
disease, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 1222 would reauthorize research and surveillance 
efforts to study and track congenital heart disease (CHD), 
enhance activities at the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention, award grants to study CHD further, and direct the 
National Institutes of Health to report on their ongoing 
research efforts in this space.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1222 was introduced by Representative Gus M. Bilirakis 
(FL-12) on February 27, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1222 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on March 3, 2017.
    On May 18, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 1222 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On June 7, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1222 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On September 25, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1222, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-
329), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar 
No. 239).
    On February 26, 2018, H.R. 1222 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a recorded vote of 394 yeas and 7 nays (Roll Call 
No. 81).
    On February 27, 2018, H.R. 1222 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions.
    On August 15, 2018, Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) reported 
H.R. 1222, as amended, to the Senate without a written report, 
and the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar 
under General Orders (Calendar No. 555).
    On December 12, 2018, H.R. 1222 was considered in the 
Senate, and the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On December 19, 2018, H.R. 1222 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules and concur in the Senate 
amendment to H.R. 1222, and the bill, without further 
amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 355 yeas and 7 nays 
(Roll Call No. 436).
    December 21, 2018, H.R. 1222 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill (Public Law 115-
__).

                 Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2017


                     PUBLIC LAW 115-XX (H.R. 1318)

    To support States in their work to save and sustain the 
health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the 
postpartum period, to eliminate disparities in maternal health 
outcomes for pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths, 
to identify solutions to improve health care quality and health 
outcomes for mothers, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 1318 would reauthorize programs at the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention that promote safe motherhood, 
and authorize support for States and tribes in establishing or 
operating maternal mortality review committees. These 
committees would be tasked with identifying the trends and risk 
factors that contribute to deaths in new or expectant mothers, 
and developing recommendations for appropriate interventions to 
reduce maternal deaths in the future.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1318 was introduced by Representative Jaime Herrera 
Beutler (WA-03) on March 2, 2017, and referred to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce.
    On December 11, 2018, H.R. 1318 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On December 12, 2018, H.R. 1318 was received in the Senate, 
and read twice. On December 13, 2018, H.R. 1318 was considered 
in the Senate, and the bill, without amendment, was passed by 
unanimous consent.
    On December 19, 2018, H.R. 1318 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on December 21, 
2018 (Public Law 115-__).

       Traumatic Brain Injury Program Reauthorization Act of 2018


                     PUBLIC LAW 115-XX (H.R. 6615)

    To reauthorize the Traumatic Brain Injury program.

Summary

    H.R. 6615 would reauthorize the Centers for Disease Control 
and Prevention's Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program. It also 
would authorize resources to launch a National Concussion 
Surveillance System to collect and disseminate information 
about TBI.

Legislative History

    H.R. 6615 was introduced by Representative Bill Pascrell, 
Jr. (NJ-09) on July 26, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On December 11, 2018, H.R. 6615 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On December 12, 2018, H.R. 6615 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 730).
    On December 18, 2018, H.R. 6615 was considered in the 
Senate, and the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous 
consent.
    On December 19, 2018, H.R. 6615 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules and concur in the Senate 
amendment to H.R. 6615, and the bill, without further 
amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 352 yeas and 6 nays 
(Roll Call No. 437).
    December 21, 2018, H.R. 6615 was presented to the 
President, and the President signed the bill on December 21, 
2018 (Public Law 115-__).

                SOAR to Health and Wellness Act of 2017


                      PUBLIC LAW 115-XX (H.R. 767)

    To establish the Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond to Health 
and Wellness Training pilot program to address human 
trafficking in the health care system.

Summary

    H.R. 767 would expand and codify the Stop, Observe, Ask, 
and Respond (SOAR) training program at the Administration for 
Children and Families, Office on Trafficking in Persons, which 
provides health care professionals training on how to identify 
and appropriately treat human trafficking victims.

Legislative History

    H.R. 767 was introduced by Representative Steve Cohen (TN-
09) on January 31, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On May 17, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 767.
    On June 29, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 767 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    On July 27, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 767 and ordered the 
bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a voice 
vote.
    On September 25, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 767, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-327), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
237).
    On February 26, 2018, H.R. 767 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On February 27, 2018, H.R. 767 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    On December 20, 2018, H.R. 767 was considered in the 
Senate, and the bill, as amended, was passed by voice vote.
    On December 20, 2018, H.R. 767 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules and concur in the Senate 
amendment to H.R. 767, and the bill, without further amendment, 
was passed by a recorded vote of 386 yeas and 6 nays (Roll Call 
No. 462).
    December 21, 2018, H.R. 767 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on December 31, 2018 (Public 
Law 115-__).

                   Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act


                 PUBLIC LAW 115-XX (S. 2076, H.R. 4256)

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the 
expansion of activities related to Alzheimer's disease, 
cognitive decline, and brain health under the Alzheimer's 
Disease and Healthy Aging Program, and for other purposes.

Summary

    S. 2076 would authorize grants to support public health 
awareness and evidence-based practices related to Alzheimer's 
disease and related dementia.

Legislative History

    S. 2076 was introduced by Senator Susan M. Collins (ME) on 
November 6, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions.
    On November 29, 2018, Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) reported 
S. 2076, as amended, to the Senate without a written report, 
and the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar 
under General Orders (Calendar No. 694).
    On December 12, 2018, S. 2076 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, as amended, was passed by a voice vote.
    On December 13, 2018, S. 2076 was received in the House and 
held at the desk.
    On December 19, 2018, S. 2076 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
further amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 361 yeas 
and 3 nays (Roll Call No. 438).
    December 27, 2018, S. 2076 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on December 31, 2018 (Public 
Law 115-__).

       State Offices of Rural Health Reauthorization Act of 2018


                 PUBLIC LAW 115-XX (S. 2278, H.R. 5641)

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to 
improve health care in rural areas.

Summary

    S. 2278 would reauthorize a program to provide $12.5 
million annually through fiscal year 2022 in grants to state 
offices of rural health.

Legislative History

    S. 2278 was introduced by Senator Pat Roberts (KS) on 
January 4, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions.
    On March 23, 2018, Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) reported S. 
2278, as amended, to the Senate without a written report, and 
the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 344).
    On July 24, 2018, S. 2278 was considered in the Senate, and 
the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous consent.
    On July 25, 2018, S. 2278 was received in the House and 
referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. S. 2278 was 
not referred to a subcommittee.
    On December 19, 2018, S. 2278 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
further amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 357 yeas 
and 4 nays (Roll Call No. 439).
    December 27, 2018, S. 2076 was presented to the President, 
and the President signed the bill on December 31, 2018 (Public 
Law 115-__).

  Recognizing the Importance and Effectiveness of Trauma-Informed Care


                              H. RES. 443

    Recognizing the importance and effectiveness of trauma-
informed care.

Summary

    H. Res. 443 would recognize the importance, effectiveness, 
and need for trauma-informed care among existing programs and 
agencies at the Federal level; and the resolution would 
encourage the use and practice of trauma-informed care within 
the Federal Government, its agencies, and the United States 
Congress.

Legislative History

    H. Res. 443 was introduced by Representative Mike Gallagher 
(WI-08) on July 13, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H. Res. 443 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on July 14, 2017.
    On February 26, 2018, H. Res. 443 was considered in the 
House under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the resolution, 
as amended, was passed by a voice vote.

No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure 
                              Act of 2017


                                 H.R. 7

    To prohibit taxpayer funded abortions.

Summary

    H.R. 7 would prohibit the use of Federal funds, including 
funds in the budget of the District of Columbia, for abortion 
or health coverage that includes abortion. The prohibitions do 
not apply to abortions in cases of rape or incest, or where a 
physical condition endangers a woman's life unless an abortion 
is performed. In addition, abortions may not be provided in a 
Federal health care facility or by a Federal employee.

Legislative History

    H.R. 7 was introduced by Representative Christopher H. 
Smith (NJ-04) on January 13, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the 
Committee on Ways and Means and Committee on the Judiciary.
    On January 13, 2017, H.R. 7 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 55, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 238 yeas and 183 
nays (Roll Call No. 65).
    On January 30, 2017, H.R. 7 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

  To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to count portions of 
  income from annuities of a community spouse as income available to 
   institutionalized spouses for purposes of eligibility for medical 
                   assistance, and for other purposes


                                H.R. 181

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to count 
portions of income from annuities of a community spouse as 
income available to institutionalized spouses for purposes of 
eligibility for medical assistance, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 181 would provide that, for purposes of determining 
the Medicaid eligibility of an institutionalized individual, 
portions of certain annuity income made in the name of the 
individual's spouse to count as available income.

Legislative History

    H.R. 181 was introduced by Representative Markwayne Mullin 
(OK-02) on January 3, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 181 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on January 25, 2017.
    On February 1, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 181.
    On February 7, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 181 and forwarded the bill, 
without amendment, to the full committee by a recorded vote of 
19 yeas and 13 nays.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                  Synthetic Drug Awareness Act of 2018


                                H.R. 449

    To require the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service 
to submit to Congress a report on the health effects of new 
psychoactive substances (including synthetic drugs) use.

Summary

    H.R. 449 would require the Surgeon General to report to the 
Congress on the health effects of synthetic psychoactive drugs 
on children between the ages of 12 and 18.

Legislative History

    H.R. 449 was introduced by Representative Hakeem S. 
Jeffries (NY-08) on January 11, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 449 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on January 25, 2018.
    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 449.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 449 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full Committee by unanimous consent.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 449 and ordered the 
bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a voice 
vote.
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 449 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 449 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 449 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

                    Verify Eligibility Coverage Act


                                H.R. 705

    To amend titles XI and XIX of the Social Security Act to 
promote program integrity with respect to the enrollment of 
certain immigrants in State plans under Medicaid, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 705 would require individuals to provide documentation 
of citizenship or lawful presence before obtaining Medicaid 
coverage.

Legislative History

    H.R. 705 was introduced by Representative Bill Flores (TX-
17) on January 27, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 705 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on February 1, 2017.
    On February 1, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 705.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

               Plan Verification and Fairness Act of 2017


                                H.R. 706

    To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable 
Care Act to require verification for eligibility for enrollment 
during special enrollment periods in PPACA insurance plans, and 
for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 706 would amend the Patient Protection and Affordable 
Care Act to require health insurance exchanges to verify an 
individual's eligibility for a special enrollment period before 
coverage is made effective.

Legislative History

    H.R. 706 was introduced by Representative Marsha Blackburn 
(TN-07) on January 27, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 706 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on February 3, 2017.
    On February 2, 2017, the Subcommittee Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 706.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                State Age Rating Flexibility Act of 2017


                                H.R. 708

    To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable 
Care Act to require verification for eligibility for enrollment 
during special enrollment periods in PPACA insurance plans, and 
for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 708 would amend the Public Health Service Act to 
increase the permissible variation based on age for health 
insurance premiums for coverage offered in the individual or 
small group market from a factor of three to a factor of five, 
or to a factor determined by the State.

Legislative History

    H.R. 708 was introduced by Representative Larry Bucshon 
(IN-08) on January 27, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 708 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on February 2, 2017.
    On February 2, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 708.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

             Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017


                                H.R. 772

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
improve and clarify certain disclosure requirements for 
restaurants and similar retail food establishments, and to 
amend the authority to bring proceedings under section 403A.

Summary

    H.R. 772 would address the Food and Drug Administration's 
final menu labeling regulations. H.R. 772 would provide a 
flexible approach to nutrition disclosures by allowing 
establishments to provide consumers with information in a 
workable and helpful format, such as online or on a digital 
table rather than a traditional menu board.
    Additionally, H.R. 772 would eliminate the criminal 
penalties and allows restaurants and retailers to take 
corrective action, and preempt civil litigation for violations 
of the Federal menu labeling law and any State laws that may 
exist. Employees would no longer be penalized for inadvertent 
human error while preparing foods.

Legislative History

    H.R. 772 was introduced by Representative Cathy McMorris 
Rodgers (WA-05) on January 31, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 772 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on February 3, 2017.
    On July 27, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce met 
in open markup session to consider H.R. 772 and ordered the 
bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a recorded 
vote of 37 yeas and 14 nays.
    On January 8, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 772, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-486), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
360).
    On February 6, 2018, H.R. 772 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 725, and the bill, as 
amended, was passed by a recorded vote of 266 yeas, 157 nays, 
and 1 present (Roll Call No. 56).
    On February 7, 2018, H.R. 772 was received in the Senate.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

   Prioritizing the Most Vulnerable Over Lottery Winners Act of 2017


                                H.R. 829

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to clarify 
the treatment of lottery winnings and other lump sum income for 
purposes of income eligibility under the Medicaid program, and 
for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 829 would require States, for purposes of determining 
Modified Adjusted Gross Income for Medicaid and CHIP 
eligibility, to consider monetary winnings from lotteries (and 
other lump sum payments) as if they were obtained over multiple 
months, even if obtained in a single month. The bill would 
allow States to continue to provide Medicaid coverage for an 
individual if the denial of coverage would cause an undue 
medical or financial hardship on the basis of criteria 
established by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Legislative History

    On February 1, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Prioritizing the Most 
Vulnerable Over Lottery Winners Act of 2017.''
    H.R. 829 was introduced by Representative Fred Upton (MI-
06) on February 2, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 829 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on February 3, 2017. H.R. 829 was similar to the 
discussion draft.
    On February 7, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 829 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full committee by a recorded vote of 20 yeas 
and 11 nays.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 829 were included in H.R. 1892, which is discussed 
elsewhere in this report.

               Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act


                                H.R. 849

    To repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment 
Advisory Board.

Summary

    H.R. 849 would repeal the provisions of the Affordable Care 
Act that established the Independent Payment Advisory Board and 
that created a process by which the Board (or the Secretary of 
the Department of Health and Human Services) would be required 
under certain circumstances to modify the Medicare program to 
achieve specified savings.

Legislative History

    H.R. 849 was introduced by Representative David P. Roe (TN-
01) on February 3, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Ways 
and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce and Committee on Rules. H.R. 849 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on February 10, 2017.
    On July 20, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 849.
    On October 31, 2017, the Committee on Ways and Means 
reported H.R. 849, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-373, 
Part 1), the Committee on Energy and Commerce was discharged 
from further consideration, and the bill was placed on the 
Union Calendar (Calendar No. 273).
    On November 2, 2017, H.R. 849 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 600, and the bill was 
passed, as amended, by a recorded vote of 307 yeas and 111 nays 
(Roll Call No. 604).
    On November 6, 2017, H.R. 849 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

Military Injury Surgical Systems Integrated Operationally Nationwide to 
                  Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths Act


                                H.R. 880

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to facilitate 
assignment of military trauma care providers to civilian trauma 
centers in order to maintain military trauma readiness and to 
support such centers, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 880 would establish a grant program for qualified 
military personnel to provide trauma care in civilian trauma 
centers. The bill would provide a total of $15 million annually 
for grants to eligible trauma centers through fiscal year 2022.

Legislative History

    H.R. 880 was introduced by Representative Michael C. 
Burgess (TX-26) on February 6, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 880 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on February 10, 2017.
    On June 29, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 880 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On July 27, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 880 and ordered the 
bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a voice 
vote.
    On September 25, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 880, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-330), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
240).
    On February 26, 2018, H.R. 880 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On February 27, 2018, H.R. 880 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

        Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017


                                H.R. 959

    To amend title VIII of the Public Health Service Act to 
extend advanced education nursing grants to support clinical 
nurse specialist programs, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 959 would amend title VIII of the Public Health 
Service Act to reauthorize nursing workforce development 
programs, which support the recruitment, retention, and 
advanced education of skilled nursing professionals.

Legislative History

    H.R. 959 was introduced by Representative David P. Joyce 
(OH-14) on February 7, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 959 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on February 10, 2017.
    On September 13, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 959.
    On July 2, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 959 and forwarded the bill, 
without amendment, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On July 12, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 959 and ordered the 
bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a voice 
vote.
    On July 23, 2018, H.R. 959 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On July 24, 2018, H.R. 959 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

              Compassionate Freedom of Choice Act of 2017


                               H.R. 1020

    To allow the manufacture, importation, distribution, and 
sale of investigational drugs and devices intended for use by 
terminally ill patients who execute an informed consent 
document, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 1020 would provide that the Food and Drug 
Administration (FDA) may not prevent or restrict the 
manufacture, importation, distribution, or sale of drugs or 
medical devices that are intended for terminally ill patients, 
have been the subject of a clinical trial, and have not been 
approved by the FDA.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1020 was introduced by Representative H. Morgan 
Griffith (VA-09) on February 13, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1020 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on February 17, 2017.
    On October 3, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 1020.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

             Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act of 2017


                               H.R. 1121

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit 
application of pre-existing condition exclusions and to 
guarantee availability of health insurance coverage in the 
individual and group market, contingent on the enactment of 
legislation repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable 
Care Act, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 1121 would set forth amendments that would take effect 
in the event of the repeal of the Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the health care provisions of 
the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and 
the restoration of the provisions amended by those provisions.
    The amendments of H.R. 1121 would revise the Public Health 
Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 
1974, and Internal Revenue Code to maintain PPACA consumer 
protections, including the requirement for health insurance to 
cover preexisting conditions; the requirement for health 
insurers to accept every employer and every individual applying 
for coverage; the prohibition against health insurers 
discriminating against individuals based on health status 
factors; the prohibition against collecting genetic information 
in connection with issuing health insurance; and requirements 
for workplace wellness programs connected to health insurance.

Legislative History

    On February 2, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Pre-existing 
Conditions Protection and Continuous Coverage Incentive Act of 
2017.''
    H.R. 1121 was introduced by Representative Greg Walden (OR-
02) on February 16, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 
Education and the Workforce and Committee on Ways and Means. 
H.R. 1121 was similar to the discussion draft.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

      Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act of 2017


                               H.R. 1148

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand 
access to telehealth-eligible stroke services under the 
Medicare program.

Summary

    H.R. 1148 would expand the use of remote (telehealth) 
services for Medicare stroke patients located in non-rural 
areas.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1148 was introduced by Representative H. Morgan 
Griffith (VA-09) on February 16, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the 
Committee on Ways and Means. H.R. 1148 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on February 17, 2017.
    On July 20, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 1148.
    On September 13, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health met in 
open markup session to consider H.R. 1148 and forwarded the 
bill, as amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On October 4, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1148 and 
ordered the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House 
by a voice vote.
    On December 6, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1148, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-444, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 328).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 1148 were included in H.R. 1892, which is discussed 
elsewhere in this report.

        Medical Controlled Substances Transportation Act of 2017


                               H.R. 1492

    To amend the Controlled Substances Act to direct the 
Attorney General to register practitioners to transport 
controlled substances to States in which the practitioner is 
not registered under the Act for the purpose of administering 
the substances (under applicable State law) at locations other 
than principal places of business or professional practice.

Summary

    H.R. 1492 would amend the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) 
to authorize a practitioner registered under section 303(f) of 
the CSA, to transport and administer controlled substances to 
patients outside of the State in which they are registered 
under subsection (f) at locations other than a principal place 
of business or professional practice. The practitioner would 
need to have a separate registration issued by the Drug 
Enforcement Administration pursuant to section 303(k), as added 
by this bill, and meet a number of conditions.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1492 was introduced by Representative Peter Sessions 
(TX-32) on March 10, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the 
Judiciary. H.R. 1492 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on March 17, 2017.
    On June 7, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1495 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    On June 23, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1492, without amendment, to the House (H. Rept. 
115-192, Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 131).
    On July 12, 2017, H.R. 1492 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 416 yeas and 2 nays 
(Roll Call No. 349).
    On July 13, 2017, H.R. 1492 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                    American Health Care Act of 2017


                          TITLE I OF H.R. 1628

    To provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the 
concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2017.

Summary

    Title I of H.R. 1628 would repeal and replace portions of 
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Among other 
provisions, the bill would redirect money from the Prevention 
and Public Health Fund to Federally Qualified Health Centers; 
transition the Medicaid expansion to a per-capita payment model 
for each enrolled individual; eliminate the Medicaid 
Disproportionate Share Hospital cuts for non-expansion States 
in 2018; establish a Patient and State Stability Fund, designed 
to lower patient costs and stabilize State markets; provide a 
continuous coverage incentive to limit adverse selection in 
health care markets; increase plan options by eliminating 
actuarial value standards; and, allow States to loosen their 
age variation ratio to five-to-one.

Legislative History

    On March 8 and March 9, 2017, the full Committee on Energy 
and Commerce met in open markup session to consider Committee 
Print, Budget Reconciliation Legislative Recommendations 
Relating to Repeal and Replace of the Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act and approved and transmitted the 
recommendations, as amended, and all appropriate accompanying 
material, including additional, supplemental or dissenting 
views, to the Committee on the Budget by a recorded vote of 31 
yeas and 23 nays.
    On March 13, 2017, the Committee on Energy and transmitted 
the Committee Print, Budget Reconciliation Legislative 
Recommendations Relating to Repeal and Replace of the Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act and the appropriate 
accompanying material to the Committee on the Budget.
    The Committee Print was included in H.R. 1628, American 
Health Care Act of 2017, as title I--Energy and Commerce.
    On March 20, 2017, Representative Diane Black (TN-06) 
reported H.R. 1628 to the House (H. Rept. 115-52), and the bill 
was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 30).
    On March 24, 2017, H.R. 1628 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 228.
    On May 4, 2017, H.R. 1628 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 308, and the bill, as 
amended, was passed by a recorded vote of 217 yeas and 213 nays 
(Roll Call No. 256).
    On June 7, 2017, H.R. 1628 was received in the Senate, read 
the first time, and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar 
under Read the First Time. On June 8, 2017, H.R. 1628 was read 
the second time and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar 
under General Orders (Calendar No. 120).
    On July 26 and July 27, 2017, H.R. 1628 was considered in 
the Senate.
    On July 28, 2017, H.R. 1628 was returned to the calendar 
(Calendar No. 120).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017


                               H.R. 1652

    To provide for the regulation of over-the-counter hearing 
aids.

Summary

    H.R. 1652 would require the Food and Drug Administration to 
promulgate regulations to establish a category of over-the-
counter hearing aids intended to be used by adults to 
compensate for perceived mild to moderate hearing impairment.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1652 was introduced by Representative Joseph P. 
Kennedy, III (MA-04) on March 21, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1652 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on March 24, 2017.
    On May 2, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 1652.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

         Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act


                               H.R. 1676

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the 
number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited 
allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, 
social work schools, and other programs, including physician 
assistant education programs, to promote education and research 
in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development 
of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine.

Summary

    H.R. 1676 would amend the Public Health Service Act to 
authorize initiatives that support the delivery of palliative 
care and hospice services. The bill would authorize several 
grant programs for the education and training of the palliative 
care workforce. In addition, H.R. 1676 would authorize the 
Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to 
disseminate information about palliative care to patients, 
family members, and health professionals. Finally, the bill 
would direct the National Institutes of Health to develop a 
strategy for expanding research in palliative care.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1676 was introduced by Representative Eliot L. Engel 
(NY-16) on March 22, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1676 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on March 24, 2017.
    On June 27, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 1676 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On July 12, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1676 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On July 23, 2018, H.R. 1676 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On July 24, 2018, H.R. 1676 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

               Medical Product Communications Act of 2017


                               H.R. 1703

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with 
respect to determining the intended use of drugs and devices.

Summary

    H.R. 1703 would clarify that a new intended use of a drug 
may not be determined by reference to actual or constructive 
knowledge that a product is being used in a manner that varies 
from the approved labeling, non-public statements to that 
effect, or communications that fall within a scientific 
exchange safe harbor established by the legislation. To qualify 
for the scientific exchange safe harbor, the communication may 
not be advertising or otherwise promotional in nature; it must 
be supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence; it 
must clearly disclose appropriate contextual information about 
the data presented, including limitations with the data and any 
contradictory data or information; must include a conspicuous 
and prominent statement about such information not being 
contained in the labeling; and must not make any representation 
that an unapproved use has been demonstrated to be safe and 
effective.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1703 was introduced by Representative H. Morgan 
Griffith (VA-07) on March 23, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1703 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on March 24, 2017.
    On July 12, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 1703.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

   To amend the Federal Food, Drug, And Cosmetic Act to improve the 
   process for inspections of device establishments and for granting 
                         export certifications


                               H.R. 1736

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
improve the process for inspections of device establishments 
and for granting export certifications.

Summary

    H.R. 1736 would modernize the Food and Drug 
Administration's inspection of establishments that manufacture 
or process medical devices and certification of medical devices 
for export.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1736 was introduced by Representative Larry Bucshon 
(IN-08) on March 27, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1736 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on March 31, 2017.
    On May 2, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 1736.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

            Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2017


                               H.R. 1876

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to limit the 
liability of health care professionals who volunteer to provide 
health care services in response to a disaster.

Summary

    H.R. 1876 would shield a health care professional from 
liability for harm caused by any act or omission if: (1) the 
professional is serving as a volunteer in response to a 
disaster and (2) the act or omission occurs during the period 
of the disaster, in the professional's capacity as a volunteer, 
and in a good faith belief that the individual being treated is 
in need of health care services.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1876 was introduced by Representative Marsha Blackburn 
(TN-07) on April 4, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the 
Judiciary. H.R. 1876 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on April 7, 2017.
    On May 17, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 1876.
    On January 17, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 1876 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On February 14, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1876 and 
ordered the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House 
by a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

             At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act of 2018


                               H.R. 1925

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to protect 
at-risk youth against termination of Medicaid eligibility while 
an inmate of a public institution.

Summary

    H.R. 1925 would require States to suspend, rather than 
terminate, Medicaid eligibility for juvenile enrollees 
(generally under 21 years of age) who become inmates of public 
correctional institutions. States also would have to 
redetermine those enrollees' Medicaid eligibility before their 
release and restore their coverage upon release if they qualify 
for the program. States would be required to process Medicaid 
applications submitted by or on behalf of juveniles in public 
correctional institutions who were not enrolled in Medicaid 
before becoming inmates and ensure that Medicaid coverage is 
provided when they are released if they are found to be 
eligible.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1925 was introduced by Representative Tony Cardenas 
(CA-29) on April 5, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 1925 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on April 7, 2017.
    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 1925.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 1925 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 1925 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 1925, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-
738), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar 
No. 572).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 1925 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

          Fostering Innovation in Medical Imaging Act of 2017


                               H.R. 2009

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
provide clarity with respect to the regulation of diagnostic 
imaging devices intended for use with contrast agents.

Summary

    H.R. 2009 would clarify the Food and Drug Administration's 
review process for medical imaging devices intended to be used 
in conjunction with contrast agents, which are drugs that 
enhance the contrast between the targeted tissue of a patient 
and the surrounding areas.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2009 was introduced by Representative Ryan A. Costello 
(PA-06) on April 6, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2009 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on April 7, 2017.
    On May 2, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 2009.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                Pharmaceutical Information Exchange Act


                               H.R. 2026

    To improve patient access to emerging medication therapies 
by clarifying the scope of permitted health care economic and 
scientific information communications between biopharmaceutical 
manufacturers and population health decision makers.

Summary

    H.R. 2026 would clarify how drug and medical device 
companies can share health care economic or scientific 
information with the previously described entities if the 
information is based on competent and reliable scientific 
evidence and relates to an investigational use of a drug or 
device.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2026 was introduced by Representative Brett Guthrie 
(KY-02) on April 6, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2026 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on April 7, 2017.
    On July 12, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 2026.
    On January 17, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 2026 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full committee by a recorded vote of 18 yeas 
and 14 nays.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

Opioid Preventing Abuse through Continuing Education Act of 2017 or the 
                        Opioid PACE Act of 2017


                               H.R. 2063

    To amend the Controlled Substances Act to require certain 
training as a condition of registration to prescribe or 
dispense opioids for the treatment of pain or pain management, 
and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2063 would amend the Controlled Substances Act to 
require a practitioner to comply with a training requirement as 
a condition of obtaining or renewing a registration to 
prescribe or dispense opioids for the treatment of pain or pain 
management.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2063 was introduced by Representative Bradley Scott 
Schneider (IL-10) on April 6, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the 
Committee on the Judiciary. H.R. 2063 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on April 7, 2017.
    On February 28, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 2063.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

         Medical Device Servicing Safety and Accountability Act


                               H.R. 2118

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
require the registration of establishments that service 
devices, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2118 would require medical device servicers to 
register with the Food and Drug Administration, maintain 
records, and ensure the safety and effectiveness of service 
devices.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2118 was introduced by Representative Ryan A. Costello 
(PA-06) on April 25, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 2118 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on April 28, 2017.
    On May 2, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 2118.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

To amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application 
     of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and 
                          congressional staff


                               H.R. 2192

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the 
non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members 
of Congress and congressional staff.

Summary

    H.R. 2192 amends the Public Health Service Act, if the 
American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628) is enacted, to make plans 
made available by the Federal government to Members of Congress 
and congressional staff subject to State waivers of the Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requirement for 
health insurance to cover the essential health benefits and 
PPACA restrictions on premium variation by age and health 
status.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2192 was introduced by Representative Martha McSally 
(AZ-02) on April 27, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on House 
Administration. H.R. 2192 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health on April 28, 2017.
    On May 4, 2017, H.R. 2192 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 308, and the bill, 
without amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 429 yeas 
and 0 nays (Roll Call No. 255).
    On June 7, 2017, H.R. 2192 was received in the Senate, read 
twice, and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

               Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act of 2017


                               H.R. 2465

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make 
permanent the removal of the rental cap for durable medical 
equipment under the Medicare program with respect to speech 
generating devices.

Summary

    H.R. 2465 would modify Medicare coverage and payment rules 
for speech-generating devices.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2465 was introduced by Representative Cathy McMorris 
Rodgers (WA-05) on May 16, 2017, and referred to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 
Ways and Means. H.R. 2465 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health on May 19, 2017.
    On July 20, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 2465.
    On September 13, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health met in 
open markup session to consider H.R. 2465 and forwarded the 
bill, without amendment, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On October 4, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2465 and 
ordered the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the 
House by a voice vote.
    On December 18, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2465, without amendment, to the House (H. Rept. 
115-469, Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 348).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 2465 were included in H.R. 1892, which is discussed 
elsewhere in this report.

          Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis Elimination Act of 2017


                               H.R. 2557

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide 
for coverage under the Medicare program of certain DNA Specimen 
Provenance Assay clinical diagnostic laboratory tests.

Summary

    H.R. 2557 would require the Medicare program to cover a 
certain type of laboratory test for beneficiaries who test 
positive for prostate cancer.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2557 was introduced by Representative Larry Bucshon 
(IN-08) on May 19, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways 
and Means. H.R. 2557 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on May 26, 2017.
    On July 20, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 2557.
    On September 13, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health met in 
open markup session to consider H.R. 2557 and forwarded the 
bill, without amendment, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On October 4, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 2557 and 
ordered the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House 
by a voice vote.
    On December 6, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 2557, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-449, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 331).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 2557 were included in H.R. 6886, which is discussed 
elsewhere in this report.

Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017 
                            or the SITSA Act


                               H.R. 2851

    To amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify how 
controlled substance analogues are to be regulated, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 2851 would classify certain drugs as controlled 
substances. Individuals who wish to handle those substances 
would have to register with the Drug Enforcement Administration 
and pay a fee.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2851 was introduced by Representative John Katko (NY-
24) on June 8, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the 
Judiciary. H.R. 2851 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on June 9, 2017.
    On June 8, 2018, the Committee on the Judiciary reported 
H.R. 2851, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-713, Part 1).
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 2851 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 934, and the bill, as 
amended, was passed by a recorded vote of 239 yeas and 142 nays 
(Roll Call No. 268).
    On July 12, 2017, H.R. 2851 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    No further action was taken on the bill. Pursuant to the 
provisions of H.Res. 949, in the engrossment of H.R. 6, H.R. 
2851, as passed by the House, was added as new matter at the 
end H.R. 6. However, H.R. 2851 was a matter of disagreement 
between the House and the Senate and was not included in P.L. 
115-271.

                 Closing Loopholes for Orphan Drugs Act


                               H.R. 2889

    To amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to 
limit the orphan drug exclusion under the drug discount program 
under section 340B of such title.

Summary

    H.R. 2889 would amend the Public Health Service Act to 
revise the 340B Drug Pricing Program, which requires drug 
manufacturers to discount orphan drugs (drugs for rare 
conditions) for certain entities covered by the program. The 
bill would discount orphan drugs that are not used to treat 
rare conditions for all entities covered by the program.

Legislative History

    H.R. 2889 was introduced by Representative Peter Welch (VT) 
on June 13, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce. H.R. 2889 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on June 16, 2017.
    On July 11, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 2889.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

          Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis Elimination Act of 2017


                               H.R. 3120

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce 
the volume of future electronic health record-related 
significant hardship requests.

Summary

    H.R. 3120 would eliminate a requirement that, over time, 
the Secretary of Health and Human Services must make the 
criteria more stringent for physicians and hospitals to achieve 
``meaningful use'' of electronic technology for health records. 
Under current law, some Medicaid providers may be eligible for 
bonus payments if they achieve meaningful use, and some 
Medicare providers may be subject to penalties if they fail to 
achieve meaningful use.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3120 was introduced by Representative Michael C. 
Burgess (TX-26) on June 29, 2017, and referred to the Committee 
on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 3120 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health on June 30, 2017.
    On July 20, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 3120.
    On September 13, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health met in 
open markup session to consider H.R. 3120 and forwarded the 
bill, without amendment, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On October 4, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3120 and 
ordered the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House 
by a voice vote.
    On December 6, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3120, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-445, 
Part 1).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 3120 were included in H.R. 1892, which is discussed 
elsewhere in this report.

                     Chip Mental Health Parity Act


                               H.R. 3192

    To amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to ensure 
access to mental health services for children under the 
Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3192 would require all Children's Health Insurance 
Program plans to cover mental health and substance abuse 
treatment. In addition, States would not be allowed to impose 
financial or utilization limits on mental health treatment that 
are lower than limits placed on physical health treatment.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3192 was introduced by Representative Joseph P. 
Kennedy (MA-04) on July 12, 2017, and referred to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3192 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on July 14, 2017.
    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 3192.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 3192 and forwarded the bill, 
without amendment, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3192 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3192, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-734), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
569).
    On June 19, 2018, H.R. 3192 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 20, 2018, H.R. 3192 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 3192 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

            Medicare Civil and Criminal Penalties Update Act


                               H.R. 3245

    To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to increase 
civil money penalties and criminal fines for Federal health 
care program fraud and abuse, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3245 would modify certain civil and criminal monetary 
penalties for violations of Federal law related to health care 
programs.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3245 was introduced by Representative Gus M. Bilirakis 
(FL-12) on July 14, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways 
and Means. H.R. 3245 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on July 20, 2017.
    On July 20, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 3245.
    On September 13, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health met in 
open markup session to consider H.R. 3245 and forwarded the 
bill, without amendment, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On October 4, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3245 and 
ordered the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the 
House by a voice vote.
    On December 6, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3245, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-448, Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 330).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 3245 were included in H.R. 1892, which is discussed 
elsewhere in this report.

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the Medicare 
      independence at home medical practice demonstration program


                               H.R. 3263

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend 
the Medicare independence at home medical practice 
demonstration program.

Summary

    H.R. 3263 would extend the Independence at Home program for 
two years, through late fiscal year 2019, and would increase 
the aggregate cap on the number of Medicare beneficiaries 
served by participating providers from 10,000 to 15,000.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3263 was introduced by Representative Michael C. 
Burgess (TX-26) on July 17, 2017, and referred to the Committee 
on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 3263 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health on July 20, 2017.
    On July 20, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 3263.
    On September 13, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health met in 
open markup session to consider H.R. 3263 and forwarded the 
bill, without amendment, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On October 4, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3263 and 
ordered the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House 
by a voice vote.
    On December 6, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3263, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-446, 
Part 1).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 3263 were included in H.R. 1892, which is discussed 
elsewhere in this report.

           Protecting Access to Diabetes Supplies Act of 2017


                               H.R. 3271

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act in order to 
strengthen rules in case of competition for diabetic testing 
strips, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3271 would codify certain requirements with respect to 
Medicare coverage of diabetic testing supplies.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3271 was introduced by Representative Diana DeGette 
(CO-01) on July 17, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways 
and Means. H.R. 3271 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on July 20, 2017.
    On July 20, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 3271.
    On September 13, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health met in 
open markup session to consider H.R. 3271 and forwarded the 
bill, as amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On October 4, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3271 and 
ordered the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House 
by a voice vote.
    On December 6, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3271, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-447, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 329).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 3271 were included in H.R. 1892, which is discussed 
elsewhere in this report.

      Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act or the ACE Kids Act


                               H.R. 3325

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide 
States with the option of providing coordinated care for 
children with complex medical conditions through a health home, 
and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3325 would create a new option for State Medicaid 
programs by allowing States to utilize a Health Home model to 
coordinate care for children with medically complex conditions.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3325 was introduced by Representative Joe Barton (TX-
06) on July 20, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 3325 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health on July 21, 2017.
    On September 5, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 3325.
    On September 7, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in 
open markup session to consider H.R. 3325 and forwarded the 
bill, as amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On September 13, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3325 and 
ordered the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House 
by a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 3325 were included in H.R. 7217, which is discussed 
elsewhere in this report.

  To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to promote testing of 
incentive payments for behavioral health providers for adoption and use 
            of certified electronic health record technology


                               H.R. 3331

    To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to promote 
testing of incentive payments for behavioral health providers 
for adoption and use of certified electronic health record 
technology.

Summary

    H.R. 3331 would authorize the Center for Medicare and 
Medicaid Innovation to test a program offering incentive 
payments to behavioral health providers that adopt and use 
certified electronic health record technology.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3331 was introduced by Representative Lynn Jenkins 
(KS-02) on July 20, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways 
and Means. H.R. 3331 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on July 21, 2017.
    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 3331.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 3331 and forwarded the bill, 
without amendment, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3331 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 8, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3331, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-720, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 555).
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 3331 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 3331 was received in the Senate. On 
June 14, 2018, H.R. 3331 was read twice and referred to the 
Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 3331 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

                Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act


                               H.R. 3528

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require 
e-prescribing for coverage under Part D of the Medicare program 
of prescription drugs that are controlled substances.

Summary

    H.R. 3528 would require prescriptions for controlled 
substances covered under Medicare Part D to be transmitted 
electronically starting on January 1, 2021.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3528 was introduced by Representative Katherine M. 
Clark (MA-05) on July 28, 2017, and referred to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 
Ways and Means. H.R. 3528 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health on August 4, 2017.
    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 3528.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 3528 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3528 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3528, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-748, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 582).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 3528 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

Educating Medical Professionals and Optimizing Workforce Efficiency and 
                         Readiness Act of 2017


                               H.R. 3728

    To amend title VII of the Public Health Service Act to 
reauthorize certain programs relating to the health professions 
workforce, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3728 would amend title VII of the Public Health 
Service Act to reauthorize a number of programs to support loan 
repayment and provider training experiences in primary care, 
dentistry, rural or underserved areas, and in community-based 
settings.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3728 was introduced by Representative Michael C. 
Burgess (TX-26) on September 11, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3728 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on September 13, 2017.
    On September 14, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 3728.
    On June 27, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 3728 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    On July 12, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3728 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On July 23, 2018, H.R. 3728 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On July 24, 2018, H.R. 3728 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to clarify the authority 
  of State Medicaid fraud and abuse control units to investigate and 
 prosecute cases of Medicaid patient abuse and neglect in any setting, 
                         and for other purposes


                               H.R. 3891

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to clarify 
the authority of State Medicaid fraud and abuse control units 
to investigate and prosecute cases of Medicaid patient abuse 
and neglect in any setting, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 3891 would improve the authority of Medicaid Fraud 
Control Units (MFCUs) that investigate and prosecute Medicaid 
provider fraud as well as patient abuse or neglect in health 
care facilities and board and care facilities. Under current 
law, MFCUs are allowed only to investigate cases of provider 
fraud and patient abuse in health care facilities or board and 
care facilities. H.R. 3891 would broaden the authority of these 
units to investigate and prosecute abuse and neglect of 
Medicaid beneficiaries in non-institutional or other settings.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3891 was introduced by Representative Tim Walberg (MI-
07) on September 28, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 3891 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on September 29, 2017.
    On September 5, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 3891.
    On September 7, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in 
open markup session to consider H.R. 3891 and forwarded the 
bill, without amendment, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On September 13, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3891 and 
ordered the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the 
House by a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 Community Health and Medical Professionals Improve Our Nation Act of 
                2017 or the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act


                          H.R. 3922, H.R. 3921

    To extend funding for certain public health programs, and 
for other purposes.

Summary

    Division A of H.R. 3922 would extend funding for Community 
Health Centers and several other public health programs for two 
years, through 2019. It also would shorten the grace period for 
repaying delinquent premiums for people receiving subsidies for 
nongroup health insurance coverage and reduce funding available 
for the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
    Division B (from H.R. 3921) would extend Federal funding 
for the Children's Health Insurance Program for five years, 
increase Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico and the Virgin 
Islands, and change policies that require other sources of 
health insurance coverage, or third parties, to pay claims 
before the Medicaid program. It also would modify payments to 
hospitals that treat a disproportionate share of uninsured and 
Medicaid patients and require States to count lottery winnings 
as income for purposes of determining Medicaid eligibility.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3921 was introduced by Representative Michael C. 
Burgess (TX-26) on October 3, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to Committee 
on Ways and Means. H.R. 3921 was not referred to a 
subcommittee.
    On October 4, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3921 and 
ordered the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House 
by a recorded vote of 28 yeas and 23 nays.
    On October 19, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3921, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-358, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 263).
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    H.R. 3922 was introduced by Representative Greg Walden (OR-
02) on October 3, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce, and in addition to Committee on Ways and Means. 
H.R. 3922 was not referred to a subcommittee.
    On October 4, 2017, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 3922 and 
ordered the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House 
by a recorded vote of 28 yeas and 23 nays.
    On October 19, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 3922, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-359, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 262).
    On November 3, 2017, H.R. 3922 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 601, and the bill, as 
amended, was passed by a recorded vote of 242 yeas and 174 nays 
(Roll Call No. 606). (Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 601, 
H.R. 3922 and H.R. 3921, both as reported by the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, were incorporated in to H.R. 3922 as 
divisions A and B respectively.)
    On November 6, 2017, H.R. 3922 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 3922 were included in H.R. 1892, which is discussed 
elsewhere in this report.

                          Medicaid Reentry Act


                               H.R. 4005

    To promote State innovations to ease transitions to the 
community for individuals who are inmates of a public 
institution and eligible for medical assistance under the 
Medicaid program.

Summary

    H.R. 4005 would direct the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to convene a group of stakeholders to develop and 
report to the Congress on best practices for addressing issues 
related to health care faced by those returning from 
incarceration to their communities. The bill also would require 
the Secretary to issue a letter to State Medicaid directors 
about relevant demonstration projects.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4005 was introduced by Representative Paul Tonko (NY-
20) on October 10, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4005 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on October 13, 2017.
    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 4005.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4005 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4005, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-
733), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar 
No. 568).
    On June 19, 2018, H.R. 4005 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 20, 2018, H.R. 4005 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 4005 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

      Empowering Pharmacists in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse Act


                               H.R. 4275

    To provide for the development and dissemination of 
programs and materials for training pharmacists, health care 
providers, and patients on indicators that a prescription is 
fraudulent, forged, or otherwise indicative of abuse or 
diversion, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4275 would require the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to develop and disseminate materials for training 
pharmacists, health care practitioners, and the public about 
the circumstances under which a pharmacist may decline to fill 
a prescription.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4275 was introduced by Representative Mark DeSaulnier 
(CA-11) on November 7, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4275 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on November 10, 2017.
    On February 28, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 4275.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 4275 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4275 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 4275 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 4275 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 4275 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

         Indexing Narcotics, Fentanyl, and Opioids Act of 2018


                               H.R. 4284

    To establish a substance use disorder information dashboard 
within the Department of Health and Human Services, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4284 would direct the Department of Health and Human 
Services to create a public and easily accessible electronic 
dashboard linking to all of the nationwide efforts and 
strategies to combat the opioid crisis.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4284 was introduced by Representative Robert E. Latta 
(OH-05) on November 7, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4284 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on November 10, 2017.
    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 4284.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 4284 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4284 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 4284 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 4284 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 4284 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

    To provide that the provision of the Medicare Program: Hospital 
 Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment 
  Systems and Quality Reporting Programs final regulation relating to 
    changes in the payment amount for certain drugs and biologicals 
 purchased under the 340B drug discount program shall have no force or 
                     effect, and for other purposes


                               H.R. 4392

    To provide that the provision of the Medicare Program: 
Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical 
Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs final 
regulation relating to changes in the payment amount for 
certain drugs and biologicals purchased under the 340B drug 
discount program shall have no force or effect, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4392 would prohibit the Department of Health and Human 
Services from taking any action to implement, administer, or 
enforce the provision of the final regulation entitled 
``Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and 
Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality 
Reporting Programs,'' published on November 13, 2017, that 
would change the payment amount under the Prospective Payment 
System for Hospital Outpatient Department Services under 
section 1833(t) of the Social Security Act for separately 
payable, nonpass-through drugs and biologicals purchased under 
the drug discount program under section 340B of the Public 
Health Service Act.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4392 was introduced by Representative David B. 
McKinley (WV-01) on November 14, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the 
Committee on Ways and Means. H.R. 4392 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on November 17, 2017.
    On July 11, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 4392.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

          Ensuring Access to Quality Sober Living Act of 2018


                               H.R. 4684

    To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to 
identify or facilitate the development of best practices for 
operating recovery housing, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4684 would direct the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to develop and disseminate best practices for 
organizations that operate housing designed for people 
recovering from substance use disorders.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4684 was introduced by Representative Judy Chu (CA-27) 
on December 19, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 4684 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health on December 22, 2017.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 4684 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4684 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 4684 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 4684 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 4684 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

340B Protecting Access for the Underserved and Safety-Net Entities Act 
                         or the 340B PAUSE Act


                               H.R. 4710

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a 
moratorium on the registration of certain new 340B hospitals 
and associated sites, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4710 would prohibit the registration of any new 340B 
covered entities into the program for two years.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4710 was introduced by Representative Larry Bucshon 
(IN-08) on December 21, 2017, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4710 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on December 22, 2017.
    On July 11, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 4710.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 Standardizing Electronic Prior Authorization for Safe Prescribing Act 
                                of 2018


                               H.R. 4841

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide 
for electronic prior authorization under Medicare Part D for 
covered Part D drugs, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 4841 would require health care professionals to submit 
prior authorization requests electronically, starting on 
January 1, 2021, for drugs covered under Medicare Part D.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4841 was introduced by Representative David Schweikert 
(AZ-06) on January 18, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways 
and Means. H.R. 4841 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on January 19, 2018.
    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 4841.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 4841 and forwarded the bill, 
without amendment, to the full Committee by unanimous consent.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4841 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4841, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-747, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 581).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 4841 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

              Health Insurance for Former Foster Youth Act


                               H.R. 4998

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure 
health insurance coverage continuity for former foster youth.

Summary

    H.R. 4998 would require States to provide Medicaid coverage 
to adults up to age 25 who had aged out of foster care in any 
State. Under current law, such coverage is mandatory only if 
the former foster care youth has aged out in the State in which 
the individual applies for coverage. The policy also would 
apply to former foster children who had been in foster care 
upon turning 14 years of age, but subsequently left foster care 
to enter into a legal guardianship with a kinship caregiver. 
The provisions would take effect respect for foster youth who 
turn 18 on or after January 1, 2023.

Legislative History

    H.R. 4998 was introduced by Representative Karen Bass (CA-
37) on February 13, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4998 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on February 16, 2018.
    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 4998.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 4998 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 4998, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 115-
732), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar 
No. 567).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 4998 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

      Advancing Cutting Edge Research Act or the ACE Research Act


                               H.R. 5002

    To expand the unique research initiatives authority of the 
National Institutes of Health.

Summary

    H.R. 5002 would amend the Public Health Service Act to 
expand the National Institutes of Health's research initiatives 
to include cutting-edge research that (1) fosters scientific 
creativity and increases fundamental biological understanding 
leading to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of diseases 
and disorders; or (2) is urgently required to respond to a 
public health threat.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5002 was introduced by Representative Debbie Dingell 
(MI-12) on February 13, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5002 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on February 16, 2018.
    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 5002.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 5002 and forwarded the bill, 
without amendment, to the full Committee by unanimous consent.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5002 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 5002 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5002 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5002 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

                              Jessie's Law


                               H.R. 5009

    To include information concerning a patient's opioid 
addiction in certain medical records.

Summary

    H.R. 5009 would require the Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS), in collaboration with outside experts, to 
develop best practices for displaying information about opioid 
use disorder in a patient's medical record. HHS also would be 
required to develop and disseminate written materials annually 
to health care providers about what disclosures could be made 
while still complying with Federal laws that govern health care 
privacy.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5009 was introduced by Representative Tim Walberg (MI-
07) on February 13, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5009 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on February 16, 2018.
    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 5009.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 5009 and forwarded the bill, 
without amendment, to the full Committee by unanimous consent.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5009 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 5009 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5009 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5009 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

                 Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act


                               H.R. 5041

    To include information concerning a patient's opioid 
addiction in certain medical records.

Summary

    H.R. 5041 would require hospice programs to have written 
policies and procedures for the disposal of controlled 
substances after a patient's death. Certain licensed employees 
of hospice programs would be permitted to assist in the 
disposal of controlled substances that were lawfully dispensed.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5041 was introduced by Representative Tim Walberg (MI-
07) on February 15, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the 
Judiciary. H.R. 5041 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on February 16, 2018.
    On February 28, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 5041.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 5041 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5041 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 5041 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a recorded vote of 398 yeas and 0 nays (Roll Call 
No. 259).
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5041 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5041 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

      Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2018


                               H.R. 5102

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a loan 
repayment program for substance use disorder treatment 
employees, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5102 would establish a loan repayment program for 
mental health professionals who practice in areas with few 
mental health providers or with high rates of death from 
overdose.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5102 was introduced by Representative Katherine M. 
Clark (MA-05) on February 27, 2018, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5102 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on March 2, 2018.
    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 5102.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 5102 and forwarded the bill, 
without amendment, to the full Committee by unanimous consent.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5102 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 5102 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5102 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5102 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

       Tribal Addiction and Recovery Act of 2018 or the TARA Act


                               H.R. 5140

    To make improvements to the Account For the State Response 
to the Opioid Abuse Crisis to improve tribal health.

Summary

    H.R. 5140 would authorize tribes to participate in the 
opioid grant program established in section 1003 of the 21st 
Century Cures Act (42 U.S.C. 290ee-3 note), and include 
prevention and treatment of prescription drug abuse and the use 
of other addictive substances (such as alcohol, heroin, and 
methamphetamine), including by providing mental health services 
among the permissible uses of such grant program.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5140 was introduced by Representative Markwayne Mullin 
(OK-01) on March 1, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5140 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on March 2, 2018.
    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 5140.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

       Preventing Overdoses While in Emergency Rooms Act of 2018


                               H.R. 5176

    To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to 
provide coordinated care to patients who have experienced a 
non-fatal overdose after emergency room discharge, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5176 would require the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to develop protocols and a grant program for health 
care providers to address the needs of people who survive a 
drug overdose.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5176 was introduced by Representative David B. 
McKinley (WV-01) on March 6, 2018, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5176 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on March 9, 2018.
    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 5176.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 5176 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5176 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 5176 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5176 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5176 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

Alternatives to Opioids in the Emergency Department Act or the ALTO Act


                               H.R. 5197

    To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to 
conduct a demonstration program to test alternative pain 
management protocols to limit the use of opioids in emergency 
departments.

Summary

    H.R. 5197 would direct the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to carry out a demonstration program for hospitals and 
emergency departments to develop alternative protocols for pain 
management that limit the use of opioids.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5197 was introduced by Representative Bill Pascrell, 
Jr. (NJ-09) on March 7, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5197 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on March 9, 2018.
    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 5197.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 5197 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5197 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 5197 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5197 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5197 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

  Ensuring Patient Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatments Act of 
                                  2018


                           H.R. 5202, S. 916

    To amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for the 
delivery of a controlled substance by a pharmacy to an 
administering practitioner.

Summary

    H.R. 5202 would clarify the authority of pharmacists to 
deliver controlled substances to providers under certain 
circumstances.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5202 was introduced by Representative Ryan A. Costello 
(PA-06) on March 7, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the 
Judiciary. H.R. 5202 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on March 9, 2018.
    On February 28, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 5202.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 5202 and forwarded the bill, 
without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5202 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    S. 916 was introduced by Senator Bill Cassidy (LA) on April 
24, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions. S. 916 was the Senate companion bill to 
H.R. 5202.
    On March 21, 2017, Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) reported S. 
916, as amended, to the Senate without a written report, and 
the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 46).
    On May 23, 2018, S. 916 was considered in the Senate, and 
the bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous consent.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
S. 916 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere in 
this report.

Stop Counterfeit Drugs by Regulating and Enhancing Enforcement Now Act 
                           or the SCREEN Act


                               H.R. 5228

    To strengthen the authorities of the Food and Drug 
Administration to address counterfeit drugs, illegal and 
synthetic opioids, and opioid-like substances, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5228 would require drug distributors to cease 
distributing any drug that the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services determines might present an imminent or substantial 
hazard to public health.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5228 was introduced by Representative Frank Pallone, 
Jr. (NJ-06) on March 8, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the 
Budget. H.R. 5228 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on 
March 9, 2018.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 5228 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5228 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 5228 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5228 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5228 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

  Treatment, Education, and Community Help to Combat Addiction Act of 
           2018 or the TEACH to Combat Addiction Act of 2018


                               H.R. 5261

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for 
regional centers of excellence in substance use disorder 
education, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5261 would direct the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to designate regional centers of excellence to improve 
the training of health professionals who treat substance use 
disorders.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5261 was introduced by Representative Bill Johnson 
(OH-06) on March 13, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5261 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on March 16, 2018.
    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 5261.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 5261 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full Committee by unanimous consent.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5261 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 5261 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5261 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5261 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

To provide additional guidance to grantees seeking funding to treat or 
            prevent mental health or substance use disorders


                               H.R. 5272

    To provide additional guidance to grantees seeking funding 
to treat or prevent mental health or substance use disorders.

Summary

    H.R. 5272 would require the newly established National 
Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory to issue 
guidance to applicants for Substance Abuse and Mental Health 
Services Administration grants that support evidence-based 
practices.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5272 was introduced by Representative Steve Stivers 
(OH-15) on March 14, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5272 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on March 16, 2018.
    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 5272.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 5272 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5272 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 5272 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5272 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5272 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

    Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, 
            Resources, and Care Act or the EMPOWER Care Act


                               H.R. 5306

    To reauthorize the Money Follows the Person Demonstration 
Program.

Summary

    H.R. 5306 would extend funding for the Money Follows the 
Person Demonstration Program (MFP demonstration) for an 
additional year. The MFP demonstration provides additional 
resources for State Medicaid programs to help ensure Medicaid 
patients needing long term care are served in their 
communities.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5306 was introduced by Representative Brett Guthrie 
(KY-02) on March 15, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5306 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on March 16, 2018.
    On September 5, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 5306.
    On September 7, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in 
open markup session to consider H.R. 5306 and forwarded the 
bill, as amended, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    On September 13, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5306 and 
ordered the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House 
by a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

           Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers Act of 2018


                               H.R. 5327

    To amend title V of the Public Health Service Act to 
establish a grant program to create comprehensive opioid 
recovery centers, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5327 would direct the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to award grants to at least ten providers that offer 
treatment services for people with opioid use disorder.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5327 was introduced by Representative Brett Guthrie 
(KY-02) on March 19, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5327 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on April 25, 2018.
    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 5327.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 5327 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5327 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 5327 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a recorded vote of 383 yeas and 13 nays (Roll 
Call No. 258).
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5327 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5327 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

             Poison Center Network Enhancement Act of 2018


                               H.R. 5329

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and 
enhance the poison center national toll-free number, national 
media campaign, and grant program, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5329 would reauthorize the poison control center toll-
free number, national media campaign, and grant program under 
the Public Health Service Act. H.R. 5329 also would increase 
the share of poison control center funding that could be 
provided by Federal grants.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5329 was introduced by Representative Susan W. Brooks 
(IN-05) on March 19, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5329 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on April 25, 2018.
    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 5329.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 5329 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5329 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 5329 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5329 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5329 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

 Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation, and Reform Act of 2018


                               H.R. 5333

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
clarify the regulatory framework with respect to certain 
nonprescription drugs that are marketed without an approved new 
drug application, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5333 would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic 
Act to reform the over-the-counter monograph framework.

Legislative History

    On September 13, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Over-the-Counter 
Monograph Safety, Innovation, and Reform Act of 2017.''
    On January 17, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full committee by a voice 
vote.
    H.R. 5333 was introduced by Representative Robert E. Latta 
(OH-05) on March 19, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5333 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on March 23, 2018. H.R. 5333 was similar to the 
discussion draft.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5333 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On July 16, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5333, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-827), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
640).
    On July 16, 2018, H.R. 5333 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On July 17, 2018, H.R. 5333 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders (Calendar No. 518). The provisions of H.R. 5333 
were included in H.R. 7328 and H.R. 6378, which are discussed 
elsewhere in this report.

       Eliminating Opioid Related Infectious Diseases Act of 2018


                               H.R. 5353

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and 
expand a program of surveillance and education, carried out by 
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regarding 
infections associated with injection drug use.

Summary

    H.R. 5353 would amend the Public Health Service Act by 
broadening the focus of surveillance and education programs 
from preventing and treating hepatitis C virus to preventing 
and treating infections associated with injection drug use.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5353 was introduced by Representative Leonard Lance 
(NJ-07) on March 20, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5353 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on April 25, 2018.
    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 5353.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 5353 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5353 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 5353 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5353 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5353 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

         Better Pain Management Through Better Data Act of 2018


                               H.R. 5473

    To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to 
update or issue one or more guidances addressing alternative 
methods for data collection on opioid sparing and inclusion of 
such data in product labeling, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5473 would require that the Food and Drug 
Administration conduct a public meeting and issue guidance to 
industry addressing data collection and labeling for medical 
products that reduce pain while enabling the reduction, 
replacement, or avoidance of oral opioids.

Legislative History

    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To direct the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services to update or issue 
guidance addressing alternative methods for data collection on 
opioid sparing and inclusion of such data in product labeling, 
and for other purposes.''
    H.R. 5473 was introduced by Representative Barbara Comstock 
(VA-10) on April 11, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5473 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on April 13, 2018.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice 
vote.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5473 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 5473 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5473 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5473 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

           Rural Development of Opioid Capacity Services Act


                               H.R. 5477

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide 
for a demonstration project to increase substance use provider 
capacity under the Medicaid program.

Summary

    H.R. 5477 would direct the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to conduct a five-year demonstration to increase the 
number and ability of providers participating in Medicaid to 
provide treatment for substance use disorders.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend title XIX of 
the Social Security Act to provide for a demonstration project 
to increase substance use provider capacity under the Medicaid 
program.''
    H.R. 5477 was introduced by Representative Tom O'Halleran 
(AZ-01) on April 11, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5477 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on April 25, 2018. H.R. 5477 was similar to the 
discussion draft.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5477 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5477, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-731), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
566).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5477 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

    Special Registration for Telemedicine Clarification Act of 2018


                               H.R. 5483

    To impose a deadline for the promulgation of interim final 
regulations in accordance with section 311(h) of the Controlled 
Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 831(h)) specifying the circumstances 
in which a special registration may be issued to a practitioner 
to engage in the practice of telemedicine, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5483 would direct the Department of Justice, within 
one year of the bill's enactment, to issue regulations 
concerning the practice of telemedicine (for remote diagnosis 
and treatment of patients).

Legislative History

    On February 28, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Special Registration 
for Telemedicine Clarification Act of 2018.''
    H.R. 5483 was introduced by Representative Earl L. 
``Buddy'' Carter (GA-01) on April 12, 2018, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the 
Committee on the Judiciary. H.R. 5483 was similar to the 
discussion draft. H.R. 5483 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health on April 25, 2018.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider H.R. 5483 and forwarded the bill, as 
amended, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5483 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 5483 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5483 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5483 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

 Protecting Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Babies Act or the Protecting 
                             NAS Babies Act


                               H.R. 5562

    To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to 
develop a strategy implementing certain recommendations 
relating to the Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5562 would direct the Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) to submit to Congress a strategy for 
implementing recommendations under the ``child'' categories in 
the HHS Behavioral Health Coordinating Council report entitled 
``Protecting Our Infants Act: Final Strategy.'' The strategy 
would (1) include a timeline for the implementation of each 
such recommendation; (2) provide for the dissemination of 
information to State health agencies on best practices and 
available resources and data with respect to implementing each 
such recommendation; and (3) include recommendations for any 
statutory change, including providing for additional 
authorities, that would help the HHS implement the strategy.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5562 was introduced by Representative Evan H. Jenkins 
(WV-03) on April 18, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5562 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on April 25, 2018.
    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on H.R. 5562.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 Surveillance and Testing of Opioids to Prevent Fentanyl Deaths Act of 
              2018 or the STOP Fentanyl Deaths Act of 2018


                               H.R. 5580

    To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to 
conduct programs to address the usage of illicit drugs, 
particularly fentanyl, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5580 would establish a grant program for public health 
laboratories that conduct testing for fentanyl and other 
synthetic opioids. It also would direct the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention to expand its drug surveillance program, 
with a particular focus on collecting data on fentanyl.

Legislative History

    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To authorize the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct programs to 
address the usage of illicit drugs, particularly fentanyl, and 
for other purposes.''
    H.R. 5580 was introduced by Representative Ann M. Kuster 
(NH-02) on April 23, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5580 was similar to the discussion 
draft. H.R. 5580 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on 
April 27, 2018.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by unanimous 
consent.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5580 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5580 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

                   Abuse Deterrent Access Act of 2018


                               H.R. 5582

    To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to 
conduct a study and submit a report on barriers to accessing 
abuse-deterrent opioid formulations for individuals enrolled in 
a plan under Part C or D of the Medicare program.

Summary

    H.R. 5582 would require the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to report to the Congress on existing barriers to 
access to ``abuse-deterrent opioid formulations'' by Medicare 
Part C and D beneficiaries.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To direct the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a study on 
barriers to accessing abuse-deterrent opioid formulations for 
individuals enrolled in a plan under Part C or D of the 
Medicare program.''
    H.R. 5582 was introduced by Representative Earl L. 
``Buddy'' Carter (GA-01) on April 23, 2018, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the 
Committee on Ways and Means. H.R. 5582 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on April 27, 2018. H.R. 5582 was similar 
to the discussion draft.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice 
vote.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5582 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5582, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-721, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 556).
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 5582 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5582 was received in the Senate, and 
read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5582 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

   To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require States to 
annually report on certain adult health quality measures, and for other 
                                purposes


                               H.R. 5583

    To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require 
States to annually report on certain adult health quality 
measures, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5583 would require States to include behavioral health 
indicators in their annual reports on the quality of care under 
Medicaid.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend title XI of 
the Social Security Act to require States to annually report on 
certain adult health quality measures, and for other 
purposes.''
    H.R. 5583 was introduced by Representative Yvette D. Clarke 
(NY-09) on April 23, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5583 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on April 27, 2018. H.R. 5583 was similar to the 
discussion draft.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice 
vote.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5583 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    On June 8, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5583, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-716), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 551).
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 5583 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5583 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5583 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

                Peer Support Communities of Recovery Act


                               H.R. 5587

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize certain 
recovery services grants to be used to establish regional 
technical assistance centers.

Summary

    H.R. 5587 would direct the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to award grants to nonprofit organizations that 
support community-based, peer-delivered support, including 
technical support for the establishment of recovery community 
organizations, independent, nonprofit groups led by people in 
recovery and their families.

Legislative History

    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend the Public 
Health Service Act to authorize certain recovery services 
grants to be used to establish regional technical assistance 
centers.''
    H.R. 5587 was introduced by Representative Ben Ray Lujan 
(NM-03) on April 23, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5587 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on April 27, 2018. H.R. 5587 was similar to the 
discussion draft.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice 
vote.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5587 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 5587 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5587 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5587 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

                    Opioid Addiction Action Plan Act


                               H.R. 5590

    To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to 
provide for an action plan on recommendations for changes under 
Medicare and Medicaid to prevent opioids addictions and enhance 
access to medication-assisted treatment, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5590 would require the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) to develop an action plan by January 1, 2019, 
for increasing access to medication-assisted treatment among 
Medicare and Medicaid enrollees. The bill also would require 
HHS to convene a stakeholder meeting and issue a request for 
information within three months of enactment, and to submit a 
report to the Congress by June 1, 2019.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To require the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide for an action 
plan on recommendations for changes under Medicare and Medicaid 
to prevent opioids addictions and enhance access to medication-
assisted treatment, and for other purposes.''
    H.R. 5590 was introduced by Representative Adam Kinzinger 
(IL-16) on April 24, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways 
and Means. H.R. 5590 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on April 27, 2018. H.R. 5590 was similar to the discussion 
draft.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by unanimous 
consent.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5590 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5590, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-746, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 580).
    On June 19, 2018, H.R. 5590 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 20, 2018, H.R. 5590 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5590 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

   Improving Access to Remote Behavioral Health Treatment Act of 2018


                               H.R. 5594

    To amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify the 
eligibility of certain community mental health centers to 
register for purposes of the practice of telemedicine, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5594 would expand access for patients in rural and 
underserved communities who may live near community mental 
health or addiction treatment centers, but not a hospital or 
State-licensed clinic. Without a Drug Enforcement 
Administration (DEA) registration, these health facilities do 
not qualify for the Ryan Haight Act's telemedicine exception 
and are unable to provide care to patients in need. The bill 
would direct the Attorney General, with the Secretary of Health 
and Human Services, to promulgate interim final regulations for 
these treatment facilities to register with the DEA to engage 
in the practice of telemedicine.

Legislative History

    On February 28, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Improving Access to 
Remote Behavioral Health Treatment Act of 2018.''
    H.R. 5594 was introduced by Representative Gregg Harper 
(MS-03) on April 24, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the 
Judiciary. H.R. 5594 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on April 27, 2018. H.R. 5594 was similar to the discussion 
draft.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice 
vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                         340B Optimization Act


                               H.R. 5598

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to require certain 
disproportionate share hospital covered entities under the 340B 
drug discount program to submit to the Secretary of Health and 
Human Services reports on low-income utilization rates of 
outpatient hospital services furnished by such entities.

Summary

    H.R. 5598 would require certain disproportionate share 
hospitals covered entities under the 340B program to submit 
reports to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the 
low-income utilization rates of outpatient hospital services 
furnished by such entities, including both parent and child 
sites.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5598 was introduced by Representative Earl L. 
``Buddy'' Carter (GA-01) on April 24, 2018, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5598 was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Health on April 27, 2018.
    On July 11, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 5598.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

     Access to Telehealth Services for Substance Use Disorders Act


                               H.R. 5603

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide 
the Secretary of Health and Human Services authority to waive 
certain Medicare telehealth requirements in the case of certain 
treatment of an opioid use disorder or co-occurring mental 
health disorder.

Summary

    H.R. 5603 would permit the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to lift current geographic and other restrictions on 
coverage of telehealth services under Medicare for treatment of 
substance use disorders or co-occurring mental health 
disorders. Under the bill, the Secretary would be directed to 
encourage other payers to coordinate payments for opioid use 
disorder treatments and to evaluate the extent to which the 
demonstration reduces hospitalizations, increases the use of 
medication-assisted treatments, and improves the health 
outcomes of individuals with opioid use disorders during and 
after the demonstration.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend title XVIII 
of the Social Security Act to provide the Secretary of Health 
and Human Services authority to waive certain Medicare 
telehealth requirements in the case of certain treatment of an 
opioid use disorder or co-occurring mental health disorder.''
    H.R. 5603 was introduced by Representative Doris O. Matsui 
(CA-06) on April 24, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways 
and Means. H.R. 5603 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on April 27, 2018. H.R. 5603 was similar to the discussion 
draft.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice 
vote.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5603 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5603, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-745, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 579).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5603 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

 Advancing High Quality Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Medicare 
                                  Act


                               H.R. 5605

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide 
for an opioid use disorder treatment demonstration program, and 
for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5605 would establish a five-year demonstration program 
to increase access to treatment for opioid use disorder. The 
demonstration would provide incentive payments and funding for 
care management services based on criteria such as patient 
engagement, use of evidence-based treatments, and treatment 
length and intensity. Under the bill, the Secretary of Health 
and Human Services would be directed to encourage other payers 
to coordinate payments for opioid use disorder treatments and 
to evaluate the extent to which the demonstration reduces 
hospitalizations, increases the use of medication-assisted 
treatments, and improves the health outcomes of individuals 
with opioid use disorders during and after the demonstration.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Advancing High Quality 
Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Medicare Act.''
    H.R. 5605 was introduced by Representative Raul Ruiz (CA-
36) on April 24, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and 
Means. H.R. 5605 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on 
April 27, 2018. H.R. 5605 was similar to the discussion draft.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice 
vote.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5605 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5605, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-744, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 578).
    On June 19, 2018, H.R. 5605 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 20, 2018, H.R. 5605 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5605 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require prescription 
    drug plan sponsors under the Medicare program to establish drug 
             management programs for at-risk beneficiaries


                               H.R. 5675

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require 
prescription drug plan sponsors under the Medicare program to 
establish drug management programs for at-risk beneficiaries.

Summary

    H.R. 5675 would require Part D prescription drug plans to 
provide drug management programs for Medicare beneficiaries who 
are at risk for prescription drug abuse.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend title XVIII 
of the Social Security Act to require prescription drug plan 
sponsors under the Medicare program to establish drug 
management programs for at-risk beneficiaries.''
    H.R. 5675 was introduced by Representative Gus M. Bilirakis 
(FL-12) on May 3, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and 
Means. H.R. 5675 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on 
May 4, 2018. H.R. 5675 was similar to the discussion draft.
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice 
vote.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5675 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5675, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-743, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 577).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5675 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

                Protecting Seniors From Opioid Abuse Act


                               H.R. 5684

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand 
eligibility for medication therapy management programs 
established under Part D of the Medicare program to include 
certain individuals who are at risk for prescription drug 
abuse.

Summary

    H.R. 5684 would expand medication therapy management 
programs under Medicare Part D to include beneficiaries who are 
at risk for prescription drug abuse.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend title XVIII 
of the Social Security Act to expand eligibility for medication 
therapy management programs established under Part D of the 
Medicare program to include certain individuals who are at risk 
for prescription drug abuse.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by unanimous 
consent.
    H.R. 5684 was introduced by Representative Mike Kelly (PA-
03) on May 7, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means. 
H.R. 5684 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on May 4, 
2018. H.R. 5684 was similar to the discussion draft.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5684 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5684, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-742, 
Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 576).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5684 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

              Medicare Opioid Safety Education Act of 2018


                               H.R. 5685

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide 
educational resources regarding opioid use and pain management 
as part of the Medicare & You handbook.

Summary

    H.R. 5685 would require the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to include information on opioid use, pain management, 
and nonopioid pain management treatments in future editions of 
Medicare & You, the program's handbook for beneficiaries, 
starting on January 1, 2019.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend title XVIII 
of the Social Security Act to provide educational resources 
regarding opioid use and pain management as part of the 
Medicare & You handbook.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by unanimous 
consent.
    H.R. 5685 was introduced by Representative John J. Faso 
(NY-19) on May 7, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Ways 
and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce. H.R. 5685 was similar to the discussion draft.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5685 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    On June 8, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5685, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-715, Part 1).
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 5685 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5685 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5685 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

                      Medicare CHOICE Act of 2018


                               H.R. 5686

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require 
prescription drug plans under Medicare Part D to include 
information on the adverse effects of opioid overutilization 
and of coverage of nonpharmacological therapies and nonopioid 
medications or devices used to treat pain.

Summary

    H.R. 5686 would require prescription drug plans that 
provide coverage under Medicare Part D to furnish information 
to beneficiaries about the risks of opioid use and the 
availability of alternative treatments for pain.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend title XVIII 
of the Social Security Act to require prescription drug plans 
under Medicare Part D to include information on the adverse 
effects of opioid overutilization and of coverage of 
nonpharmacological therapies and nonopioid medications or 
devices used to treat pain.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice 
vote.
    H.R. 5686 was introduced by Representative Erik Paulsen 
(MN-03) on May 7, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and 
Means. H.R. 5686 was similar to the discussion draft.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5686 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5686, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-741, Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 575).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5686 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

  Securing Opioids and Unused Narcotics with Deliberate Disposal and 
     Packaging Act of 2018 or the SOUND Disposal and Packaging Act


                               H.R. 5687

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
require improved packaging and disposal methods with respect to 
certain drugs, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5687 would permit the Food and Drug Administration to 
require certain packaging and disposal technologies, controls, 
or measures to mitigate the risk of abuse and misuse of drugs.

Legislative History

    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend the Federal 
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require improved packaging and 
disposal methods with respect to certain drugs, and for other 
purposes.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice 
vote.
    H.R. 5687 was introduced by Representative Richard Hudson 
(NC-08) on May 7, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 5687 was similar to the discussion draft.
    On May 9, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5687 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    On June 19, 2018, H.R. 5687 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a recorded vote of 342 yeas and 13 nays (Roll 
Call No. 269).
    On June 20, 2018, H.R. 5687 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5687 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

         Strengthening Partnerships to Prevent Opioid Abuse Act


                               H.R. 5715

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide 
for certain program integrity transparency measures under 
Medicare Parts C and D.

Summary

    H.R. 5715 would require the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) to establish a secure Internet portal to allow 
HHS, Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare Part D plans to 
exchange information about fraud, waste, and abuse among 
providers and suppliers no later than two years after 
enactment. H.R. 5715 also would require organizations with 
Medicare Advantage contracts to submit information on 
investigations related to providers suspected of prescribing 
large volumes of opioids through a process established by the 
Secretary no later than January 2021.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend title XVIII 
of the Social Security Act to provide for certain program 
integrity transparency measures under Medicare Parts C and D.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by unanimous 
consent.
    H.R. 5715 was introduced by Representative James B. Renacci 
(OH-16) on May 9, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Ways 
and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce. H.R. 5715 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on May 11, 2018. H.R. 5715 was similar to the discussion draft.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5715 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5715, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-737, Part 1).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5715 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

   Commit to Opioid Medical Prescriber Accountability and Safety For 
                     Seniors Act or the COMPASS Act


                               H.R. 5716

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require 
the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide 
notifications under the Medicare program to outlier prescribers 
of opioids.

Summary

    H.R. 5716 would require the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services on an annual basis to identify high prescribers of 
opioids and furnish them with information about proper 
prescribing methods.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend title XVIII 
of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health 
and Human Services to provide notifications under the Medicare 
program to outlier prescribers of opioids.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by unanimous 
consent.
    H.R. 5716 was introduced by Representative Peter J. Roskam 
(IL-06) on May 9, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and 
Means. H.R. 5716 was similar to the discussion draft.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5716 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5716, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-740, Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 574).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5716 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

               Stop Illicit Drug Importation Act of 2018


                               H.R. 5752

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with 
respect to the importation of certain drugs, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5752 would amend the Federal, Food, Drug, and Cosmetic 
Act to strengthen the Food and Drug Administration's seizure 
powers and enhance its authority to detain, refuse, seize, or 
destroy illegal products offered for import.

Legislative History

    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend the Federal 
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the importation of 
certain drugs, and for other purposes.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, as amended, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    H.R. 5752 was introduced by Representative Marsha Blackburn 
(TN-07) on May 10, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5752 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on May 11, 2018. H.R. 5752 was similar to the 
discussion draft.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5752 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5752 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 14, 2018, H.R. 5752 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5752 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

 To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicaid 
coverage protections for pregnant and post-partum women while receiving 
    inpatient treatment for a substance use disorder, and for other 
                                purposes


                               H.R. 5789

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide 
for Medicaid coverage protections for pregnant and post-partum 
women while receiving inpatient treatment for a substance use 
disorder, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5789 would direct the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to issue guidance to States on best practices under 
Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program for 
treating infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome. H.R. 5789 
also would direct the Government Accountability Office to study 
Medicaid coverage for pregnant and postpartum women with 
substance use disorders.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend title XIX of 
the Social Security Act to provide for Medicaid coverage 
protections for pregnant and postpartum women while receiving 
inpatient treatment for a substance use disorder.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice 
vote.
    H.R. 5789 was introduced by Representative Bill Foster (IL-
11) on May 15, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 5789 was similar to the discussion draft.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5789 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5789, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-730), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
565).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5789 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

  Responsible Education Achieves Care and Healthy Outcomes for Users' 
           Treatment Act of 2018 or the REACH OUT Act of 2018


                               H.R. 5796

    To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to 
provide grants for eligible entities to provide technical 
assistance to outlier prescribers of opioids, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5796 would allow the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to award grants to certain organizations that provide 
technical assistance and education to high-volume prescribers 
of opioids.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To require the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide grants for 
eligible entities to provide technical assistance to outlier 
prescribers of opioids.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by unanimous 
consent.
    H.R. 5796 was introduced by Representative Brian K. 
Fitzpatrick (PA-08) on May 15, 2018, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the 
Committee on Ways and Means. H.R. 5796 was similar to the 
discussion draft.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5796 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5796, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-729, Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 564).
    On June 19, 2018, H.R. 5796 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 20, 2018, H.R. 5796 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5796 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

     Individuals in Medicaid Deserve Care that is Appropriate and 
          Responsible in its Execution Act or the IMD CARE Act


                               H.R. 5797

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow 
States to provide under Medicaid services for certain 
individuals with opioid use disorders in institutions for 
mental diseases.

Summary

    H.R. 5797 would expand Medicaid coverage for people with 
opioid use disorder who are in institutions for mental disease 
for up to 30 days per year.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Limited repeal of the 
IMD Exclusion for adult Medicaid beneficiaries with substance 
use disorder.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a 
recorded vote of 16 yeas and 10 nays.
    H.R. 5797 was introduced by Representative Mimi Walters 
(CA-45) on May 15, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5797 was similar to the discussion 
draft.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5797 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5797, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-723), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
558).
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5797 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 949, and the bill, as 
amended, was passed by a recorded vote of 261 yeas and 155 nays 
(Roll Call No. 276).
    On June 21, 2018, H.R. 5797 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5797 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

 Opioid Screening and Chronic Pain Management Alternatives for Seniors 
                                  Act


                               H.R. 5798

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require 
a review of current opioid prescriptions for chronic pain and 
screening for opioid use disorder to be included in the Welcome 
to Medicare initial preventive physical examination.

Summary

    H.R. 5798 would add an assessment of current opioid 
prescriptions and screening for opioid use disorder to the 
Welcome to Medicare Initial Preventive Physical Examination.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Welcome to Medicare.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice 
vote.
    H.R. 5798 was introduced by Representative Larry Bucshon 
(IN-08) on May 15, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways 
and Means. H.R. 5798 was similar to the discussion draft.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5798 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5798, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-739, Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 573).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5798 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

 Medicaid Drug Review, Utilization, Good Governance Improvement Act or 
                   the Medicaid DRUG Improvement Act


                               H.R. 5799

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require as 
a condition of receipt of full Federal medical assistance 
percentage under Medicaid that State Medicaid plans have in 
place certain drug utilization review activities.

Summary

    H.R. 5799 would require State Medicaid programs to 
implement additional reviews of opioid prescriptions, monitor 
concurrent prescribing of opioids and certain other drugs, and 
monitor use of antipsychotic drugs by children.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Medicaid Drug Review, 
Utilization, Good Governance Improvement Act'' or the 
``Medicaid DRUG Improvement Act.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a 
recorded vote of 18 yeas and 9 nays.
    H.R. 5799 was introduced by Representative Marsha Blackburn 
(TN-07) on May 15, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5799 was similar to the discussion 
draft.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5799 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5799, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-728), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
563).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5799 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

   Medicaid Institutes for Mental Disease Are Decisive in Delivering 
Inpatient Treatment for Individuals but Opportunities for Needed Access 
 are Limited without Information Needed about Facility Obligations Act 
                or the Medicaid IMD ADDITIONAL INFO Act


                               H.R. 5800

    To require the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access 
Commission to conduct an exploratory study and report on 
requirements applicable to and practices of institutions for 
mental diseases under the Medicaid program.

Summary

    H.R. 5800 would direct the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and 
Access Commission to study institutions for mental diseases in 
a representative sample of States.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Medicaid Institutes 
for Mental Disease Are Decisive in Delivering Inpatient 
Treatment for Individuals but Opportunities for Needed Access 
are Limited without Information Needed about Facility 
Obligations Act'' or the ``Medicaid IMD ADDITIONAL INFO Act.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice 
vote.
    H.R. 5800 was introduced by Representative Fred Upton (MI-
06) on May 15, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 5800 was similar to the discussion draft.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5800 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    On June 8, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5800, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-717), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 552).
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 5800 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5800 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5800 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

 Medicaid Providers Are Required To Note Experiences in Record Systems 
      to Help In-need Patients Act or the Medicaid PARTNERSHIP Act


                               H.R. 5801

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide 
for requirements under the Medicaid program relating to the use 
of qualified prescription drug monitoring programs and 
prescribing certain controlled substances.

Summary

    H.R. 5801 would require providers who are permitted to 
prescribe controlled substances and who participate in Medicaid 
to query prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) before 
prescribing controlled substances to Medicaid patients. PDMPs 
are statewide electronic databases that collect data on 
controlled substances dispensed in the State. The bill also 
would require PDMPs to comply with certain data and system 
criteria, and it would provide additional Federal matching 
funds to certain States to help cover administrative costs.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Medicaid Providers and 
Pharmacists Required to Note Experiences in Record Systems to 
Help In-need Patients Act'' or the ``Medicaid PARTNERSHIP 
Act.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a 
recorded vote of 18 yeas and 9 nays.
    H.R. 5801 was introduced by Representative Morgan Griffith 
(VA-09) on May 15, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5801 was similar to the discussion 
draft.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5801 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5801, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-725), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
560).
    On June 19, 2018, H.R. 5801 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 20, 2018, H.R. 5801 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5801 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

Saving American Families through Efficacy and Trusted Ways Act of 2018 
                       or the SAFETY Act of 2018


                               H.R. 5803

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to 
consider the potential for misuse and abuse when determining 
whether to approve certain drugs, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5803 would strengthen the Food and Drug 
Administration's authority to consider the misuse and abuse of 
a controlled substance when determining if its overall benefits 
outweigh the risks.

Legislative History

    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend the Federal 
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize the Secretary of 
Health and Human Services to consider the potential for misuse 
and abuse when determining whether to approve certain drugs, 
and for other purposes.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice 
vote.
    H.R. 5803 was introduced by Representative Gene Green (TX-
29) on May 15, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 5803 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health on May 18, 2018. H.R. 5803 was similar to the discussion 
draft.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

         Post-Surgical Injections as an Opioid Alternative Act


                               H.R. 5804

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide 
for modifications in payment for certain outpatient surgical 
services.

Summary

    H.R. 5804 would freeze the Medicare payment rate for 
certain analgesic injections provided in ambulatory surgical 
centers.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend title XVIII 
of the Social Security Act to provide for modifications in 
payment for certain outpatient surgical services.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a 
recorded vote of 17 yeas and 10 nays.
    H.R. 5804 was introduced by Representative John Shimkus 
(IL-15) on May 15, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways 
and Means. H.R. 5804 was similar to the discussion draft.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5804 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a recorded vote of 36 yeas and 14 nays.
    On June 13, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5804, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-752, Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 585).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5804 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

        21st Century Tools for Pain and Addiction Treatment Act


                               H.R. 5806

    To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to 
issue guidance with respect to the expedited approval of 
certain drugs, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5806 would direct the Food and Drug Administration to 
issue or update existing guidance on ways these existing 
pathways can be used to bring novel non-addictive treatments 
for pain and addiction to patients.

Legislative History

    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider a discussion draft entitled ``21st 
Century Tools for Pain and Addiction Treatment Act'' and 
forwarded the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by 
a recorded vote of 19 yeas and 10 nays.
    H.R. 5806 was introduced by Representative Michael C. 
Burgess (TX-26) on May 15, 2018, and referred to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5806 was similar to the discussion 
draft.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5806 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a recorded vote of 31 yeas and 23 nays.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5806 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

                Medicaid Pharmaceutical Home Act of 2018


                               H.R. 5808

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require 
States to operate drug management programs for at-risk 
beneficiaries, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5808 would require State Medicaid programs to operate 
pharmacy programs that would identify people at high risk of 
abusing controlled substances and require those patients to use 
a limited number of providers and pharmacies.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Medicaid 
Pharmaceutical Home Act of 2018.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a 
recorded vote of 18 yeas and 14 nays.
    H.R. 5808 was introduced by Representative Gus M. Bilirakis 
(FL-12) on May 15, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5808 was similar to the discussion 
draft.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5808 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5808, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-726), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 561).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5808 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

              Postoperative Opioid Prevention Act of 2018


                               H.R. 5809

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to 
encourage the use of non-opioid analgesics for the management 
of post-surgical pain under the Medicare program, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5809 would create an additional payment under Medicare 
for nonopioid analgesics. Under current law, certain new drugs 
and devices may receive an additional payment separate from the 
bundled payment for a surgical procedure in outpatient hospital 
departments and ambulatory surgical centers. The bill would 
allow nonopioid analgesics to qualify for a five-year period of 
additional payments.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Postoperative Opioid 
Prevention Act of 2018.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a 
recorded vote of 18 yeas and 11 nays.
    H.R. 5809 was introduced by Representative Scott H. Peters 
(CA-52) on May 15, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways 
and Means. H.R. 5809 was similar to the discussion draft.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5809 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a recorded vote of 34 yeas and 17 nays.
    On June 13, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5809, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-753, Part 1), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 586).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5809 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

   Medicaid Health Homes for Opioid-Use-Disorder Medicaid Enrollees 
             Encouraged Act or the Medicaid Health HOME Act


                               H.R. 5810

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide 
for an extension of the enhanced FMAP for certain Medicaid 
health homes for individuals with substance use disorders.

Summary

    H.R. 5810 would allow States to receive six months of 
enhanced Federal Medicaid funding for programs that coordinate 
care for people with substance use disorders. The bill also 
would require States to cover all Food and Drug Administration-
approved drugs used in medication-assisted treatment for five 
years, although States could seek a waiver from that 
requirement.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend title XIX of 
the Social Security Act to provide for an extension of the 
enhanced FMAP for certain Medicaid health homes for individuals 
with substance use disorders.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full Committee by a voice 
vote.
    H.R. 5810 was introduced by Representative Leonard Lance 
(NJ-07) on May 15, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5810 was similar to the discussion 
draft.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5810 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5810, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-727), and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 562).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5810 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

   To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to 
postapproval study requirements for certain controlled substances, and 
                           for other purposes


                               H.R. 5811

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with 
respect to postapproval study requirements for certain 
controlled substances, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5811 would allow the Food and Drug Administration 
(FDA) to require that pharmaceutical manufacturers study 
certain drugs after they are approved to assess any potential 
reduction in those drugs' effectiveness for the conditions of 
use prescribed, recommended, or suggested in labeling. H.R. 
5811 also would require drug developers to conduct postapproval 
studies or clinical trials for certain drugs. Under current 
law, in certain instances, the FDA can require studies or 
clinical trials after a drug has been approved. H.R. 5811 would 
permit the FDA to use that authority if the reduction in a 
drug's effectiveness meant that its benefits no longer 
outweighed its costs.

Legislative History

    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend the Federal 
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to postapproval study 
requirements for certain controlled substances, and for other 
purposes.''
    H.R. 5811 was introduced by Representative Jerry McNerney 
(CA-09) on May 15, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5811 was similar to the discussion 
draft.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5811 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On June 19, 2018, H.R. 5811 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 20, 2018, H.R. 5811 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5811 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

 Creating Opportunities that Necessitate New and Enhanced Connections 
     That Improve Opioid Navigation Strategies Act of 2018 or the 
                            CONNECTIONS Act


                               H.R. 5812

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the 
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to 
carry out certain activities to prevent controlled substances 
overdoses, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 5812 would improve current Federal support for State-
run prescription drug monitoring programs. The bill also would 
authorize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to 
carry out certain controlled substances overdose prevention and 
surveillance activities in order to improve data collection and 
integration into physician clinical workflow so that timely, 
complete, and accurate information will get into the hands of 
providers and dispensers so that they can make the best 
clinical decisions for their patients.

Legislative History

    H.R. 5812 was introduced by Representative H. Morgan 
Griffith (VA-09) on May 15, 2018, and referred to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5812 and ordered 
the bill, without amendment, favorably reported to the House by 
a voice vote.
    On June 12, 2018, H.R. 5812 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 5812 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 5812 were included in H.R. 6, which is discussed elsewhere 
in this report.

Stretching Entity Resources for Vulnerable Communities Act or the SERV 
                            Communities Act


                               H.R. 6071

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to clarify the 
intent of the 340B program and provide for enhanced 340B 
program integrity, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 6071 would codify the 340B definition of a patient as 
described in the 1996 Federal Register. The bill also would 
prohibit covered entities from discriminating against a 
patient's choice of drugs received and pharmacies from 
discriminating against covered entities in the reimbursement 
for drugs. The bill would direct the Department of Health and 
Human Services (HHS) to publish 340B ceiling prices so that 
covered entities can verify that they are being charged the 
correct amount. If there is a discrepancy between the price 
paid by the covered entity and the 340B published ceiling 
price, then Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 
would enforce civil monetary penalties on manufacturers in the 
amount of $5,000 or 200 percent of the overcharged amount. The 
bill also would require parity in HRSA's audits of hospitals 
and pharmaceutical manufacturers; formalize penny pricing; and 
prevent HHS from making the Medicare hospital outpatient 
payment change as described in the November 2017 HHS 
regulation.

Legislative History

    H.R. 6071 was introduced by Representative Doris O. Masui 
(CA-06) on June 12, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways 
and Means. H.R. 6071 was referred to the Subcommittee on Health 
on June 15, 2018.
    On July 11, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 6071.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

               Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act


                    H.R. 6082, H.R. 5795, H.R. 3545

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to protect the 
confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records.

Summary

    H.R. 6082 would amend the Public Health Service Act so that 
requirements pertaining to the confidentiality and disclosure 
of medical records relating to substance use disorders align 
with the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and 
Accountability Act of 1996. The bill would require the Office 
of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue 
regulations prohibiting discrimination based on data disclosed 
from such medical records, to issue regulations requiring 
covered entities to provide written notice of privacy 
practices, and to develop model training programs and materials 
for health care providers and patients and their families.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3545 was introduced by Representative Tim Murphy (PA-
18) on July 28, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce. H.R. 3545 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Health on August 4, 2017.
    On May 5, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 3545.
    H.R. 3545 was scheduled for consideration by the 
Subcommittee on Health on April 25, 2018, but was not 
considered.
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    H.R. 5795 was introduced by Representative Earl Blumenauer 
(OR-03) on May 15, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 5795 was similar to H.R. 3545.
    On May 17, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5795 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
recorded vote of 35 yeas and 17 nays.
    On June 12, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.R. 5795, as amended, to the House (H.Rept. 115-724), 
and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar (Calendar No. 
559).
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    H.R. 6082 was introduced by Representative Markwayne Mullin 
(OK-02) on June 13, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 6082 was similar to H.R. 5795 and 
H.R. 3545.
    On June 13, 2018, H.R. 6082 was considered in the House 
pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 949, and the bill, as 
amended, was passed by a recorded vote of 357 yeas and 57 nays 
(Roll Call No. 278).
    On June 21, 2018, H.R. 6082 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                    Drug Discount Accountability Act


                               H.R. 6240

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for 
certain user fees under the 340B drug discount program.

Summary

    H.R. 6240 would direct the Health Resources and Services 
Administration to assess and collect user fees from covered 
entities. The Secretary of Health and Human Services would have 
180 days to determine the fee amount, which shall not exceed 
0.1 percent of the total paid during the previous year by a 
covered entity to manufacturers. The bill also would require 
user fees to be used to finance the administration and 
oversight of the program.

Legislative History

    H.R. 6240 was introduced by Representative Chris Collins 
(NY-27) on June 27, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 6240 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on June 29, 2018.
    On July 11, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 6240.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 To amend the Public Health Service Act to ensure appropriate care by 
 certain 340B covered entities for victims of sexual assault, and for 
                             other purposes


                               H.R. 6273

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to ensure 
appropriate care by certain 340B covered entities for victims 
of sexual assault, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 6273 would require 340B Disproportionate Share 
Hospitals with an emergency department to enact a plan to 
transfer victims of sexual assault to the nearest Sexual 
Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE)-certified facility using 
official hospital transportation at no charge to the victim. 
Within two years of enactment, such hospitals must become SAFE-
certified, meaning the entity employs or contracts with a 
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program such that a SANE 
is available or on call 24 hours a day. The bill also would 
require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to 
publish a list of 340B SAFE-certified entities on the HHS 
website, and update such list annually.

Legislative History

    H.R. 6273 was introduced by Representative Mimi Walters 
(CA-45) on June 28, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 6273 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Health on June 29, 2018.
    On July 11, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on H.R. 6273.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 Strengthening the Health Care Fraud Prevention Task Force Act of 2018


                               H.R. 6753

    To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to direct the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a public-
private partnership for purposes of identifying health care 
waste, fraud, and abuse.

Summary

    H.R. 6753 would codify the Healthcare Fraud Prevention 
Partnership (HFPP), a voluntary public-private partnership 
between the Federal government, State agencies, law 
enforcement, private health insurance plans, and health care 
anti-fraud associations. The HFPP is operated by the Centers 
for Medicare and Medicaid Services to detect and prevent health 
care fraud through public-private information sharing, 
streamlining analytical tools and data, and providing a forum 
for government and industry experts to exchange successful 
anti-fraud practices.

Legislative History

    On September 5, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Strengthening the 
Health Care Fraud Prevention Task Force Act of 2018.''
    On September 9, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in 
open markup session to consider the discussion draft and 
forwarded the bill, as amended, to the full Committee by a 
voice vote.
    H.R. 6753 was introduced by Representative Greg Walden (OR-
02) on September 7, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. H.R. 6753 was similar to the discussion 
draft.
    On September 13, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and 
Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 6753 and 
ordered the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House 
by a voice vote.
    On November 28, 2018, H.R. 6753 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed by a voice vote.
    On November 29, 2018, H.R. 6753 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

Health Equity and Access for Returning Troops and Servicemembers Act of 
                                  2018


                    H.R. 6886, H.R. 2557, H.R. 2243

    To amend title 10, United States Code, to modify the 
requirement for certain former members of the Armed Forces to 
enroll in Medicare Part B to be eligible for TRICARE for Life, 
and to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide 
for coverage of certain DNA specimen provenance assay tests 
under the Medicare program.

Summary

    H.R. 6886 would extend TRICARE eligibility to certain 
former members of the Armed Forces regardless of whether they 
enroll in Medicare's supplementary medical insurance program. 
The bill also would require the Medicare program to cover a 
certain type of laboratory test for beneficiaries who test 
positive for prostate cancer.

Legislative History

    H.R. 6886 was introduced by Representative Sam Johnson (TX-
03) on September 25, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways 
and Means and Committee on the Judiciary.
    On September 28, 2018, Representative Johnson asked 
unanimous consent that the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 
Committee on Ways and Means, and Committee on Armed Services be 
discharged from further consideration of H.R. 6886, and asked 
for its immediate consideration in the House. The bill was 
passed, without amendment, by unanimous consent.
    On October 1, 2018, H.R. 6886 was received in the Senate, 
read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

      Improving Medicaid Programs and Opportunities for Eligible 
                  Beneficiaries Act or the IMPROVE Act


               H.R. 7217, H.R. 3325, H.R. 5306, H.R. 7149

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide 
States with the option of providing coordinated care for 
children with complex medical conditions through a health home, 
and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 7217 would authorize funding or maintain current rules 
for two programs in Medicaid and allow States to create Health 
Home care for children with medically complex conditions. The 
two other programs are the Money Follows the Person (MFP) 
demonstration, and rules protecting the income of seniors from 
Spousal Impoverishment. For health homes, the bill would create 
a new option and limited incentive for States to utilize a 
Health Home model to coordinate care for children. Under 
current law, States can only use this model for adults. The 
extension of the MFP demonstration and spousal impoverishment 
rules would help equalize the incentives in Medicaid between 
long-term institutional care and long-term care in a home or 
community-based setting. The bill also would be fully offset by 
ensuring that State Medicaid programs have an Asset 
Verification system in place, only cover medically necessary 
procedures regarding vacuum erection devices and penile 
prosthetic implants, and authorize the Centers for Medicare and 
Medicaid Services to impose civil monetary penalties on drug 
companies that provide inaccurate rebate dollars to the 
Medicaid program. Finally, the bill would amend Medicare to 
prohibit the inclusion of manual Complex Rehabilitative (CRT) 
wheelchairs from the Competitive Acquisition Program and to 
delay the use of competitive bid pricing with CRT wheelchair 
accessories.

Legislative History

    H.R. 7217 was introduced by Representative Joe Barton (TX-
06) on December 6, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On December 11, 2018, H.R. 7217 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 400 yeas and 11 
nays (Roll Call No. 428).
    No further action was taken on the bill. The provisions of 
H.R. 3325, H.R. 5306, and H.R. 7149 were included in H.R. 7217. 
H.R. 3325 is discussed elsewhere in this report.

 Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 
                                  2018


                    H.R. 7328, H.R. 6378, H.R. 1876

    To reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health 
Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with 
respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness 
and response, to clarify the regulatory framework with respect 
to certain nonprescription drugs that are marketed without an 
approved drug application, and for other purposes.

Summary

    H.R. 7328, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and 
Advancing Innovation Act of 2018, would reauthorize key 
preparedness and response programs such as the Hospital 
Preparedness Program/Healthcare Preparedness and Response 
Program, Temporary Reassignment of Federally Funded Personnel, 
the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters, and 
the Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer 
Health Professionals. The bill would clarify the use of the 
Public Health Emergency Fund and codify the Public Health 
Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise. H.R. 7328 also 
would improve the ability of the Secretary of the Department of 
Health and Human Services to fill intermittent Federal employee 
vacancies in National Disaster Medical System personnel to 
support preparedness for and response to threats and provides 
Public Safety Officer Benefit Act coverage for NDMS Employees. 
In addition, the legislation would provide resources for the 
development of medical countermeasures for pandemic influenza 
within the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development 
Authority. In addition, the legislation would amend the Federal 
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reform the over-the-counter 
monograph framework and establish a user fee program for over-
the-counter drugs.

Legislative History

    On June 6, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``Pandemic and All-Hazards 
Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2018.''
    On June 27, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, as amended, to the full Committee by a voice vote.
    H.R. 6378 was introduced by Representative Susan W. Brooks 
(IN-05) on July 16, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the 
Judiciary, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and Committee on 
Homeland Security.
    On July 18, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.R. 6378 and ordered 
the bill, as amended, favorably reported to the House by a 
voice vote.
    On September 25, 2018, H.R. 6378 was considered in the 
House under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, as 
amended, was passed by a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.
    H.R. 7328 was introduced by Representative Susan W. Brooks 
(IN-05) on December 19, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 
Veterans' Affairs, Committee on the Judiciary, and Committee on 
Homeland Security. H.R. 7328 was similar to H.R. 6378.
    On December 20, 2018, H.R. 7328 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
amendment, was passed by a recorded vote of 367 yeas and 9 nays 
(Roll Call No. 449).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

Resolution of inquiry requesting the President of the United States and 
   directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to transmit 
 certain information to the House of Representatives relating to plans 
to repeal or replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and 
     the health-related measures of the Health Care and Education 
                       Reconciliation Act of 2010


                              H. RES. 154

    Resolution of inquiry requesting the President of the 
United States and directing the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to transmit certain information to the House of 
Representatives relating to plans to repeal or replace the 
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health-
related measures of the Health Care and Education 
Reconciliation Act of 2010.

Summary

    H. Res. 154 requests the President and directs the 
Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to 
transmit to the House of Representatives, not later than 14 
days after the adoption of the resolution, all documents, 
memoranda, and advisory legal opinions, including notes from 
meetings, memos, and telephone and electronic mail records, 
relating to plans to repeal or replace the Patient Protection 
and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) and the health-
related measures of the Health Care and Education 
Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-152).

Legislative History

    H. Res. 154 was introduced by Representative Joseph P. 
Kennedy, III (MA-04) on February 27, 2017, and referred to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    On March 8 and March 9, 2017, the full Committee on Energy 
and Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.Res. 154 
and ordered the resolution, without amendment, to be adversely 
reported to the House by a recorded vote of 29 yeas and 20 
nays.
    On March 21, 2017, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.Res. 154, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-54), and the resolution was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 24).
    No further action was taken on the resolution.

   Resolution of inquiry requesting the President, and directing the 
  Secretary of Health and Human Services, to transmit, respectively, 
 certain information to the House of Representatives referring to the 
 separation of children from their parents or guardians as a result of 
               the President's ``zero tolerance'' policy


                              H. RES. 982

    Resolution of inquiry requesting the President, and 
directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to 
transmit, respectively, certain information to the House of 
Representatives referring to the separation of children from 
their parents or guardians as a result of the President's 
``zero tolerance'' policy.

Summary

    H. Res. 982 requests the President and directs the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services, to transmit to the 
House of Representatives copies of all documents, memoranda, 
advisory legal opinions, notes from meetings, audio recordings, 
records (including telephone and electronic mail records), 
correspondence, and other communications, or any portion of any 
such communications, to the extent that any such one or more 
items are within the possession of the President or the 
Secretary, and refer to the health and welfare of children 
forcibly separated from their parents or guardians as a result 
of the President's ``zero tolerance'' policy, and the long-term 
implications of the President's ``zero tolerance'' policy on 
the health of such children.

Legislative History

    H. Res. 982 was introduced by Representative Frank Pallone, 
Jr. (NJ-06) on July 3, 2018, and referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    On July 12, 2018, the full Committee on Energy and Commerce 
met in open markup session to consider H.Res. 982 and ordered 
the resolution, without amendment, to be without recommendation 
reported to the House by a recorded vote of 52 yeas and 0 nays.
    On July 18, 2018, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
reported H.Res. 982, without amendment, to the House (H.Rept. 
115-835), and the resolution was placed on the Union Calendar 
(Calendar No. 170).
    No further action was taken on the resolution.

              Codifying Useful Regulatory Definitions Act


                           S. 2322, H.R. 4828

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to define 
the term natural cheese.

Summary

    S. 2322 would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic 
Act to include a definition for the term ``natural cheese.''

Legislative History

    S. 2322 was introduced by Senator Ron Johnson (WI) on 
January 18, 2018, and referred to the Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions.
    On December 13, 2018, S. 2322 was considered in the Senate, 
and the bill, as amended, was passed by a voice vote.
    S. 2322 was received in the House on December 19, 2018, and 
held at the desk.
    On December 13, 2018, S. 2322 was considered in the House 
under a motion to suspend the Rules, and the bill, without 
further amendment, was defeated by a recorded vote of 230 yeas 
and 162 nays (Roll Call No. 463) (pursuant to clause 1(a) of 
Rule XV of the Rules of the House, a motion to suspend the 
Rules requires a vote of two-thirds of the Members voting.).
    No further action was taken on the bill.

To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to implement the 
    Government Accountability Office recommendations for the Health 
    Resources and Services Administration relating to 340B contract 
                               pharmacies


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to 
implement the Government Accountability Office recommendations 
for the Health Resources and Services Administration relating 
to 340B contract pharmacies.

Summary

    The discussion draft would require the Health Resources and 
Services Administration to implement all the recommendations in 
the Government Accountability Office's 2018 report on contract 
pharmacies within three years.

Legislative History

    On July 11, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``To require the Secretary of 
Health and Human Services to implement the Government 
Accountability Office recommendations for the Health Resources 
and Services Administration relating to 340B contract 
pharmacies.''
    No further action was taken on the bill.

   To amend the Public Health Service Act to require certain covered 
entities under the 340B drug discount program to establish certain fee 
     amounts charged to certain low-income patients for 340B drugs


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to require certain 
covered entities under the 340B drug discount program to 
establish certain fee amounts charged to certain low-income 
patients for 340B drugs.

Summary

    The discussion draft would prohibit 340B covered entities 
from charging low-income and uninsured patients the full price 
for 340B drugs. The discussion draft does not mandate a 
specific discount for covered entities for such patients, but 
would require certain covered entities to pass on a discount 
(at or below the 340B ceiling price) and that covered entities 
have documentation of this process.

Legislative History

    On July 11, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend the Public Health 
Service Act to require certain covered entities under the 340B 
drug discount program to establish certain fee amounts charged 
to certain low-income patients for 340B drugs.''
    No further action was taken on the bill.

  To amend the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of 
    Health and Human Services to conduct audits under the 340B drug 
   discount program in accordance with generally accepted government 
               auditing standards, and for other purposes


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to require the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct audits under 
the 340B drug discount program in accordance with generally 
accepted government auditing standards, and for other purposes.

Summary

    The discussion draft would require the Health Resources and 
Services Administration to perform audits utilizing auditing 
standards recognized by the Government Accountability Office.

Legislative History

    On July 11, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend the Public Health 
Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to conduct audits under the 340B drug discount program 
in accordance with generally accepted government auditing 
standards, and for other purposes.''
    No further action was taken on the bill.

    Helping Unite Managers who have Abilities with Novel Chances to 
     Activate the Possibilities of Innovation, Transformation, and 
    Leadership in Medicaid Act or the HUMAN CAPITAL in Medicaid Act


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide 
for an increased Federal medical assistance percentage for the 
compensation of qualified officers of State agencies, and for 
other purposes.

Summary

    The discussion draft would provide enhanced Federal medical 
assistance percentage to use toward recruiting and retaining 
individuals to serve as a chief financial officer, chief 
information officer, or State Medicaid director.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``HUMAN CAPITAL in 
Medicaid Act.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full committee by a 
recorded vote of 18 yeas and 12 nays.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

          Medicaid Graduate Medical Education Transparency Act


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide 
for reporting requirements relating to graduate medical 
education.

Summary

    The discussion draft would improve transparency in the 
graduate medical education (GME) program by requiring State 
Medicaid programs to report data and information to the Centers 
for Medicare and Medicaid Services on how GME funds are used to 
support physician training. The discussion draft also would 
require State Medicaid programs to report specific information 
on how physicians are trained in specialties that are essential 
in the opioid crisis (i.e., psychiatry, addiction medicine, 
etc.) and how GME recipients are using Medicaid funds to train 
physicians on substance use disorder.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Medicaid Graduate 
Medical Education Transparency Act.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full committee by a 
recorded vote of 18 yeas and 10 nays.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

   To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the 
 Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue guidance with respect 
  to the accelerated approval of certain drugs, and for other purposes


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue 
guidance with respect to the accelerated approval of certain 
drugs, and for other purposes.

Summary

    The discussion draft would amend the Federal Food, Drug, 
and Cosmetic Act to direct the Department of Health and Human 
Services to issue draft guidance, clarifying how and when the 
Food and Drug Administration will provide expedited treatment 
for drugs developed to treat pain or addiction.

Legislative History

    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend the Federal 
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the Secretary of Health 
and Human Services to issue guidance with respect to the 
accelerated approval of certain drugs, and for other 
purposes.''
    No further action was taken on the bill.

to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for a one-year 
 claims filing period for State Medicaid claims, and for other purposes


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for 
a one-year claims filing period for State Medicaid claims, and 
for other purposes.

Summary

    The discussion draft would reduce the Medicaid filing 
window from two years to one year.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend title XI of 
the Social Security Act to provide for a one-year claims filing 
period for State Medicaid claims, and for other purposes.''
    No further action was taken on the bill.

     To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require an 
evaluation and management of chronic pain to be included in the Welcome 
          to Medicare initial preventive physical examination


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require 
an evaluation and management of chronic pain to be included in 
the Welcome to Medicare initial preventive physical 
examination.

Summary

    The discussion draft would add a pain assessment as part of 
the Welcome to Medicare initial examination, and provide 
intervention about non-opioid alternatives, as appropriate.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend title XVIII 
of the Social Security Act to require an evaluation and 
management of chronic pain to be included in the Welcome to 
Medicare initial preventive physical examination.''
    No further action was taken on the bill.

       Tableting and Encapsulating Machine Regulation Act of 2018


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend the Controlled Substances Act to apply provisions 
relating to certain controlled substances to tableting machines 
and encapsulating machines, and for other purposes.

Summary

    The discussion draft would give the Drug Enforcement 
Administration the authority to regulate the use of tableting 
and encapsulating machines with requirements for the 
maintenance of records, inspections for verifying location and 
stated use, and security provisions.

Legislative History

    On February 28, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Tableting and 
Encapsulating Machine Regulation Act of 2018.''
    No further action was taken on the bill.

To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Director of the 
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to carry out certain 
 activities to prevent controlled substances overdoses, and for other 
                                purposes


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the 
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to 
carry out certain activities to prevent controlled substances 
overdoses, and for other purposes.

Summary

    The discussion draft would authorize the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention to carry out certain controlled 
substances overdose prevention and surveillance activities in 
order to improve data collection and integration into physician 
clinical workflow so that timely, complete, and accurate 
information will get into the hands of providers and dispensers 
so that they can make the best clinical decisions for their 
patients.

Legislative History

    On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend the Public 
Health Service Act to authorize the Director of the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention to carry out certain activities 
to prevent controlled substances overdoses, and for other 
purposes.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full committee by a voice 
vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                   Medicaid Pharmacy Home Act of 2018


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require 
States to operate drug management programs for at-risk 
beneficiaries, and for other purposes.

Summary

    The discussion draft would require all State Medicaid 
programs to have a provider and pharmacist assignment program 
that identifies Medicaid beneficiaries at-risk for substance 
use disorder and assigns them to a pharmacy home program. The 
pharmacy home program must set reasonable limits on the number 
of prescribers and dispensers that beneficiaries may utilize, 
whether under a fee-for-service or managed care arrangement. 
The bill also codifies a requirement that requires Medicaid 
managed care plans have a similar program.

Legislative History

    On April 11 and 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend title XIX of 
the Social Security Act to require States to operate drug 
management programs for at-risk beneficiaries, and for other 
purposes.''
    On April 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in open 
markup session to consider the discussion draft and forwarded 
the bill, without amendment, to the full committee by a 
recorded vote of 18 yeas and 14 nays.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 To amend the Public Health Service Act to require under the 340B drug 
    discount program reports by covered entities regarding certain 
information on savings to covered entities from discounted prices under 
the program and the relationship between such savings and charity care 
                 expenditures of such covered entities


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to require under the 
340B drug discount program reports by covered entities 
regarding certain information on savings to covered entities 
from discounted prices under the program and the relationship 
between such savings and charity care expenditures of such 
covered entities.

Summary

    The discussion draft would require covered entities to 
report to the Health Resources and Services Administration 
every 12 months on 340B total savings, total amount of revenue 
generated from the sale of 340B outpatient drugs, payor mix, 
and total uncompensated costs (including charity care, net loss 
or income, bad debt, unreimbursed costs).

Legislative History

    On July 11, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend the Public Health 
Service Act to require under the 340B drug discount program 
reports by covered entities regarding certain information on 
savings to covered entities from discounted prices under the 
program and the relationship between such savings and charity 
care expenditures of such covered entities.''
    No further action was taken on the bill.

To amend the Public Health Service Act to allow the Secretary of Health 
and Human Services to prescribe regulations as necessary or appropriate 
  to carry out the 340B drug discount program, and for other purposes


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to allow the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services to prescribe regulations 
as necessary or appropriate to carry out the 340B drug discount 
program, and for other purposes.

Summary

    The discussion draft would authorize the Health Resources 
and Services Administration to enforce specific regulations 
regarding all aspects of the 340B program.

Legislative History

    On July 11, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend the Public Health 
Service Act to allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
to prescribe regulations as necessary or appropriate to carry 
out the 340B drug discount program, and for other purposes.''
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                Protecting Safety-Net 340B Hospitals Act


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to raise the minimum 
disproportionate share adjustment percentage required of 
certain hospitals as a condition of qualifying for the 340B 
drug discount program, and for other purposes.

Summary

    The discussion draft would increase the rate for 
Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) programs from 11.75 
percent to 18 percent. The discussion draft also would increase 
the 340B discount for all covered entity types, other than DSH 
hospitals and critical access hospitals, by five percent.

Legislative History

    On July 11, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``Protecting Safety-Net 340B 
Hospitals Act.''
    No further action was taken on the bill.

Bettering Operations and Oversight Through Senate-Process Transparency 
                   in 340B Act or the BOOST 340B Act


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for an 
Administrator for the 340B Drug Discount Program, and for other 
purposes.

Summary

    The discussion draft would require the administrator of the 
340B program to be an Assistant Secretary and Senate-confirmed, 
with the goal of increasing the oversight of the program and 
accountability of the administrator.

Legislative History

    On July 11, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``BOOST 340B ACT.''
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 To amend the Public Health Service Act to define the term patient for 
               purposes of the 340B drug discount program


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to define the term 
patient for purposes of the 340B drug discount program.

Summary

    The discussion draft would establish a new definition of a 
patient for purposes of the 340B program.

Legislative History

    On July 11, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on a discussion draft entitled ``To amend the Public Health 
Service Act to define the term patient for purposes of the 340B 
drug discount program.''
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                 Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2018


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To support States in their work to save and sustain the 
health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the 
postpartum period, to eliminate disparities in maternal health 
outcomes for pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths, 
to identify solutions to improve health care quality and health 
outcomes for mothers, and for other purposes.

Summary

    The discussion draft would improve Federal efforts to 
support State maternal mortality review committees in order to 
improve data collection and reporting around maternal 
mortality, and to develop or support surveillance systems at 
the local, State, and national level in order to better 
understand the burden of maternal complications. These 
surveillance efforts include identifying groups of women with 
disproportionately high rates of maternal mortality and 
identifying the determinants of disparities in maternal care, 
health risks, and health outcomes.

Legislative History

    On September 27, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing on a discussion draft entitled ``Preventing Maternal 
Deaths Act of 2018.''
    No further action was taken on the bill.

 To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide the Medicare 
    Payment Advisory Commission with access to certain drug rebate 
                              information


                            DISCUSSION DRAFT

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide 
the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission with access to certain 
drug rebate information.

Summary

    The discussion draft would authorize the Centers for 
Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide information regarding 
drug rebate data to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 
and the Medicaid and CHIP Payment Advisory Commission.

Legislative History

    On September 7, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health met in 
open markup session to consider a discussion draft entitled 
``To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide the 
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission with access to certain 
drug rebate information,'' and forwarded the bill, without 
amendment, to the full committee by a voice vote.
    No further action was taken on the bill.

                          OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES


      Strengthening Medicaid and Prioritizing the Most Vulnerable

    On February 1, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Strengthening Medicaid and Prioritizing the 
Most Vulnerable.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine 
ways to improve the Medicaid program. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Avik Roy, President, The Foundation for Research 
on Equal Opportunity; John McCarthy, former Director, Ohio 
Department of Medicaid, former Deputy Director, District of 
Columbia Department of Health Care Finance; and Judith Solomon, 
Vice President for Health Policy, The Center on Budget and 
Policy Priorities.

     Examining FDA's Generic Drug and Biosimilar User Fee Programs

    On March 2, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Examining FDA's Generic Drug and Biosimilar User Fee 
Programs.'' The purpose of the hearing was to review the user 
fee programs. The Subcommittee received testimony from Janet 
Woodcock, Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, 
Food and Drug Administration; David Gaugh, Senior Vice 
President of Sciences and Regulatory Sciences, Association for 
Accessible Medicines; Bruce A. Leicher, Senior Vice President 
and General Counsel, Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Chair, The 
Biosimilars Council, a Division of the Association for 
Accessible Medicines; Juliana Reed, Vice President of 
Government Affairs, Coherus BioSciences, Immediate Past 
President, The Biosimilars Forum; Kay Holcombe, Senior Vice 
President of Science Policy, Biotechnology Industry 
Organization; and Allan Coukell, Senior Director, Health 
Programs, The Pew Charitable Trusts.

           Examining FDA's Prescription Drug User Fee Program

    On March 22, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining FDA's Prescription Drug User Fee 
Program.'' The purpose of the hearing was to hear from 
shareholders on how the prescription drug user fee program. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Janet Woodcock, Director, 
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug 
Administration; Jeff Allen, President and CEO, Friends of 
Cancer Research; Kay Holcombe, Senior Vice President of Science 
Policy, Biotechnology Industry Organization; and Anne 
Pritchett, Vice President of Policy and Research, 
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

            Examining FDA's Medical Device User Fee Program

    On March 28, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining FDA's Medical Device User Fee 
Program.'' The purpose of the hearing was to hear from 
stakeholders on how the medical device user fee program. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Jeffrey Shuren, Director, 
Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug 
Administration; Cynthia Bens, Vice President of Public Policy, 
Alliance for Aging Research; Robert Kieval, Founder and Chief 
Development Officer, CVRx; Patrick Daly, President and CEO, 
Cohera Medical; and Diane Wurzburger, Executive, Regulatory 
Affairs U.S. and Canada, Global Strategic Policy and Programs, 
GE Healthcare.

         Examining the Extension of Safety Net Health Programs

    On June 23, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Examining the Extension of Safety Net Health 
Programs.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine funding 
for Federal safety net health programs that provide health care 
and coverage for low-income adults and children. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Michael Holmes, CEO, Cook 
Arena Health Services; Jami Snyder, Associate Commissioner for 
Medicaid/SCHIP Services, Health and Human Services Commission, 
State of Texas; and Cindy Mann, Partner, Manatt Health.

         Examining Medical Product Manufacturer Communications

    On July 12, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Examining Medical Product Manufacturer 
Communications.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine how 
medical products are prescribed and administered for uses that 
are not included in the labeling approved by the Food and Drug 
Administration, as well as how product manufacturers are 
limited in their ability to communicate about such ``off-
label'' uses. The Subcommittee received testimony from Coleen 
Klasmeier, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP; R. Alta Charo, 
Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School; George F. Van 
Hare, Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiology, Professor, 
Washington University School of Pediatrics, Co-Director, St. 
Louis Children's and Washington University Heart Center; Aaron 
Kesselheim, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, 
Director, Program on Regulation, Therapeutics and Law, Division 
of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and 
Women's Hospital; Linda House, President, Cancer Support 
Community; and Kat Wolf Khachatourian, Vice President, 
Delegation Oversight, Pharmacy Services and Strategy, 
Qualchoice Health Plan Services.

             Examining the Extension of Special Needs Plan

    On July 26, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Examining the Extension of Special Needs Plans.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to examine Special Needs Plans 
under the Medicare Advantage program, and their interactions 
with other programs. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Chris Wing, CEO, SCAN Health Plan; Larry Atkins, President, 
National MLTSS Health Plan Association; and Melanie Bella, 
Consultant and former Director, Federal Coordinated Health Care 
Office, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

         Modernizing FDA's Regulation of Over-the-Counter Drugs

    On September 13, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Modernizing FDA's Regulation of Over-the-
Counter Drugs.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine the 
regulatory framework for over-the-counter drug products and to 
consider a proposal to improve the over-the-counter drug 
monograph process. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Janet Woodcock, Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and 
Research, Food and Drug Administration; Scott Melville, 
President and CEO, Consumer Health Products Association; 
Kirsten Moore, Project Director, Health Care Products, The Pew 
Charitable Trusts; Michael Werner, Partner, Holland and Knight, 
on behalf of the Public Access to SunScreens Coalition; 
Bridgette Jones, Chair, American Academy of Pediatrics; and Gil 
Roth, President, Pharma and Biopharma Outsourcing Association.

 Supporting Tomorrow's Health Providers: Examining Workforce Programs 
                  Under the Public Health Service Act

    On September 14, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Supporting Tomorrow's Health Providers: 
Examining Workforce Programs Under the Public Health Service 
Act.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine two primary 
care workforce programs, the National Health Service Corps and 
the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from Neil S. Calman, 
President and CEO, Institute for Family Health, Chair, 
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Icahn 
School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/Mount Sinai Hospital, 
President, American Association of Teaching Health Centers; 
Adrian Billings, Chief Medical Officer, Preventative Care 
Health Services, Associate Professor, Department of Family and 
Community Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences; 
Janice A. Knebl, Chair and Professor, Geriatrics, University of 
North Texas Health Science Center, Medical Director, James L. 
West Presbyterian Special Care Center; and Juliann G. 
Sebastian, Dean and Professor, College of Nursing, University 
of Nebraska Medical Center.

           Examining Patient Access to Investigational Drugs

    On October 3, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining Patient Access to Investigational 
Drugs.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine patient 
access to investigational drugs and devices under the Food and 
Drug Administration's expanded access program, and to examine 
proposals for ``Right to Try'' laws. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Brian Fitzpatrick, Member, U.S. Representatives; 
Andy Biggs, Member, U.S. Representatives; Scott Gottlieb, 
Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration; John Dicken, 
Director, Health Care, Government Accountability Office; Naomi 
Lopez-Bauman, Director of Healthcare Policy, Goldwater 
Institute; Matthew Bellina, U.S. Navy (Retired); Kenneth I. 
Moch, President and CEO, Cognition Therapeutics, Inc.; Alison 
Bateman-House, Assistant Professor, Department of Population 
Health, New York University Langone Health; and Ellen V. Sigal, 
Chairperson and Founder, Friends of Cancer Research.

        Member Day: Testimony and Proposals on the Opioid Crisis

    On October 11, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Member Day: Testimony and Proposals on the 
Opioid Crisis.'' The purpose of the hearing was to solicit 
Member input on potential ways to complement existing law and 
administrative action to combat the opioid epidemic and address 
acute emerging issues. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
the following Members of the U.S. Representatives: Gus 
Bilirakis, Earl Blumenauer, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Susan W. 
Brooks, Larry Bucshon, Cheri Bustos, G.K. Butterfield, Early L. 
``Buddy'' Carter, Judy Chu, Katherine M. Clark, Ryan A. 
Costello, Charlie Crist, Daniel M. Donovan, Elizabeth H. Esty, 
John J. Faso, Brian K. Fitzpatrick, Bob Goodlatte, Karen 
Handel, Vicky Hartzler, Richard Hudson, Hakeem S. Jeffries, 
Evan H. Jenkins, Bill Johnson, John Katko, William R. Keating, 
Leonard Lance, Robert E. Latta, Mia B. Love, Ben Ray Lujan, 
Thomas MacArthur, Roger W. Marshall, Doris O. Matsui, Markwayne 
Mullin, Tom O'Halleran, Frank Pallone, Bill Pascrell, Erik 
Paulsen, Nancy Pelosi, Bruce Poliquin, Harold Rogers, Keith J. 
Rothfus, David Rouzer, Bradley Scott Schneider, Steve Stivers, 
Paul Tonko, Niki Tsongas, Michael R. Turner, Fred Upton, Tim 
Walberg, Greg Walden, Jackie Walorski, Peter Welch, Brad 
Wenstrup; and David Young.

  MACRA and Alternative Payment Models: Developing Options for Value-
                               based Care

    On November 8, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``MACRA and Alternative Payment Models: 
Developing Options for Value-based Care.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine the implementation of one of the two 
tracks eligible professionals can be reimbursed under the 
Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Jeffrey Bailet, 
Chairperson, Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory 
Committee; Elizabeth Mitchell, Vice Chairperson, Physician-
Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee; Frank 
Opelka, Medical Director, Quality and Health Policy, American 
College of Surgeons; Bill Wulf, Central Ohio Primary Care 
Physicians, CAPG; Colin Edgerton, American College of 
Rheumatology; Daniel Varga, Chief Clinical Officer, Texas 
Health Resources, Premier, Inc.; Brian Kavanagh, Chair, 
American Society for Radiation Oncology; and Louis Friedman, 
American College of Physicians.

  Implementing the 21st Century Cures Act: An Update from FDA and NIH

    On November 30, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled, ``Implementing the 21st Century Cures Act: An 
Update from FDA and NIH.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
provide a status update on the 21st Century Cures Act and 
receive testimony from agency officials charged with 
implementing the drug development and biomedical research 
provisions included in the law. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Francis S. Collins, Director, National 
Institutes of Health; and Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner, Food 
and Drug Administration.

                    Examining the Drug Supply Chain

    On December 13, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining the Drug Supply Chain.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine the role of each player 
in the drug supply chain that brings medicines from 
manufacturers to consumers, and how this impacts pricing and 
access. The Subcommittee received testimony from Chip Davis, 
President and CEO, Association for Accessible Medicines; Tom 
DiLenge, President, Advocacy, Law, and Public Policy, 
Biotechnology Innovation Organization; Matt Eyles, Senior 
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Policy 
and Regulatory Affairs, America's Health Insurance Plans; 
Elizabeth Gallenagh, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs 
and General Counsel, Healthcare Distribution Alliance; Gerald 
Harmon, Chair, Board of Trustees, American Medical Association; 
B. Douglas Hoey, CEO, National Community Pharmacists 
Association; Mark Merritt, President and CEO, Pharmaceutical 
Care Management Association; David Mitchell, Founder and 
President, Patients for Affordable Drugs; Tom Nickels, 
Executive Vice President for Government Relations and Public 
Policy, American Hospital Association; and Lori Reilly, 
Executive Vice President for Policy, Research and Membership, 
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

        Examining Implementation of the Compounding Quality Act

    On January 30, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining Implementation of the Compounding 
Quality Act.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine 
implementation of the Compounding Quality Act as it pertains to 
patient specific compounding, interstate distribution, pharmacy 
inspections, and the duplication of existing products. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Scott Gottlieb, 
Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration; Jenn Adams, Senior 
Vice President, Clinical Product Solutions, PharMEDium; Bruce 
Brod, Chair, Congressional Policy Committee, American Academy 
of Dermatology Association; Nancy Dargan; Shawn Hodges, Vice 
President, International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists; 
Elizabeth Jungman, Director, Public Health, The Pew Charitable 
Trusts; Jacob Olson, President and CEO, Skywalk Pharmacy, on 
behalf of National Community Pharmacists Association; Molly 
Ventrelli, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Fresenius Kabi; 
and George Williams, President Elect, American Academy of 
Ophthalmology.

        Oversight of the Department of Health and Human Services

    On February 15, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Department of Health and 
Human Services.'' The purpose of the hearing was to review the 
Fiscal Year 2019 budget request for the Department of Health 
and Human Services. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Alex Azar, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

 Combating the Opioid Crisis: Helping Communities Balance Enforcement 
                           and Patient Safety

    On February 28, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Combating the Opioid Crisis: Helping 
Communities Balance Enforcement and Patient Safety.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine efforts to combat the 
opioid crisis through enforcement. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Susan Gibson, Deputy Assistant Attorney, 
Diversion Control Division, Drug Enforcement Administration; 
Frank Fowler, Chief of Police, Syracuse Police Department; 
Patrick Beardsley, Professor, Department of Pharmacology and 
Toxicology, Virginia Commonwealth University; John Mulder, 
Director, Trillium Institute; Ponni Subbiah, Chief Medical 
Officer, Indivior PLC; David Kan, President, California Society 
of Addiction Medicine; Richard Nance, Director, Utah County 
Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment; Thomas 
Cosgrove, Partner, Covington and Burling LLP; Andrew Kolodny, 
Co-Director, Opioid Policy Research, Brandeis University; and 
Richard Logan, Owner, L&S Pharmacy.

 21st Century Cures Implementation: Examining Mental Health Initiatives

    On July 19, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``21st Century Cures Implementation: Examining Mental 
Health Initiatives.'' The purpose of the hearing was to receive 
a status update on the 21st Century Cures Act and its 
provisions furthering substance abuse and mental health 
treatment. The Subcommittee received testimony from Elinore 
McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary, Substance Abuse and Mental 
Health Services Administration.

          21st Cures Implementation: Updates From FDA and NIH

    On July 25, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``21st Cures Implementation: Updates from FDA and 
NIH.'' The purpose of the hearing was to receive a status 
update on the 21st Century Cures Act and its provisions 
furthering drug development and biomedical research. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Francis Collins, Director, 
National Institutes of Health; and Scott Gottlieb, 
Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration.

 MACRA and MIPS: An Update on the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System

    On July 26, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``MACRA and MIPS: An Update on the Merit-based 
Incentive Payment System.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
receive an update from industry professionals on the 
implementation of one of the two tracks eligible professionals 
can be reimbursed under the Medicare Access and CHIP 
Reauthorization Act of 2015, specifically the ``Merit-based 
Incentive Payment System'' quality program. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from David Barbe, Immediate Past President, 
American Medical Association; Frank Opelka, Medical Director of 
Quality and Health Policy, American College of Surgeon; Parag 
Parekh, Chair, Government Relations Committee, American Society 
of Cataract and Refractive Surgery; Ashok Rai, Chairman of the 
Board, American Medical Group Association; and Kurt Ransohoff, 
Chairman of the Board, America's Physicians Groups.

Examining Barriers to Expanding Innovative Value-Based Care in Medicare

    On September 13, 2018, the Subcommittee on Health held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining Barriers to Expanding Innovative 
Value-Based Care in Medicare.'' The purpose of the hearing was 
to examine the ongoing efforts to transition the Medicare 
program away from fee-for-service and toward various 
arrangements that enable better care delivery and the 
integration of new technologies, and the potential need to 
update Federal law in response to this change. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Michael Robertson, Chief Medical 
Officer, Covenant Health Partners; Michael Weinstein, 
President, Digestive Health Physicians Association; Morgan 
Reed, President, The App Association; Nishant Anand, Chief 
Medical Officer, Adventist Health System; Timothy Peck, CEO, 
Call9; and Mary Grealy, President, Healthcare Leadership 
Council.
              Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations


   Medicaid Oversight: Existing Problems and Ways to Strengthen the 
                                Program

    On January 31, 2017, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Medicaid Oversight: 
Existing Problems and Ways to Strengthen the Program.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to conduct oversight of the Medicaid 
program. The Subcommittee received testimony from Carolyn L. 
Yocom, Director, Health Care, Government Accountability Office; 
Ann Maxwell, Assistant Inspector General, Office of Evaluation 
and Inspections, Office of Inspector General, Department of 
Health and Human Services; Paul Howard, Senior Fellow, 
Director, Health Policy, The Manhattan Institute; Josh 
Archambault, Senior Fellow, The Foundation for Government 
Accountability; and Timothy M. Westmoreland, Professor from 
Practice, Senior Scholar in Health Law, Georgetown University 
Law Center.

  Ways to Improve and Strengthen the International Anti-Doping System

    On February 28, 2017, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Ways to Improve and 
Strengthen the International Anti-Doping System.'' The purpose 
of the hearing was to examine the global anti-doping system 
following the Summer 2016 Olympic Games. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Richard Budgett, Medical and Scientific 
Director, International Olympic Committee; Rob Koehler, Deputy 
Director General, World Anti-Doping Agency; Travis Tygart, CEO, 
U.S. Anti-Doping Agency; Adam Nelson, U.S. Olympic Gold 
Medalist, Shot Put; and Michael Phelps, U.S. Olympic Gold 
Medalist, Swimming.

              Fentanyl: The Next Wave of the Opioid Crisis

    On March 21, 2017, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Fentanyl: The Next 
Wave of the Opioid Crisis.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
discuss the emerging threat of the synthetic drug Fentanyl and 
Federal strategy for and response to the crisis. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Kemp Chester, Acting 
Deputy Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy; Louis 
Milione, Assistant Administrator, Diversion Control Division, 
Drug Enforcement Administration; William Brownfield, Assistant 
Secretary of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement 
Affairs, Department of State; Matthew Allen, Assistant 
Director, Homeland Security Investigative Programs, Homeland 
Security Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 
Department of Homeland Security; Debra Houry, Director, 
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention; and Wilson Compton, Deputy 
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse.

 Cybersecurity in the Health Care Sector: Strengthening Public-Private 
                              Partnerships

    On April 4, 2017, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Cybersecurity in the 
Health Care Sector: Strengthening Public-Private 
Partnerships.'' The purpose of the hearing was to discuss the 
current state of public-private partnerships for cybersecurity 
in health care. The Subcommittee received testimony from Denise 
Anderson, President, National Health Information Sharing and 
Analysis Center; Michael McNeil, Global Product Security and 
Services Officer, Royal Philips; and Terry Rice, Vice 
President, IT Risk Management and Chief Information Security 
Officer, Merck and Co., Inc.

Combating Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Medicaid's Personal Care Services 
                                Program

    On May 2, 2017, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Combating Waste, 
Fraud, and Abuse in Medicaid's Personal Care Services 
Program.'' The purpose of the hearing was to discuss areas of 
concern in Medicaid's Personal Care Services Program. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Timothy Hill, Deputy 
Director, Medicaid and CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare and 
Medicaid Services; Christi Grimm, Chief of Staff, Office of 
Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services; and 
Katherine Iritani, Director, Health Care, Government 
Accountability Office.

  U.S. Public Health Response to the Zika Virus: Continuing Challenges

    On May 23, 2017, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``U.S. Public Health 
Response to the Zika Virus: Continuing Challenges.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to examine the findings and 
recommendations of a Government Accountability Office report on 
the Zika virus and discuss challenges of the crisis. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Timothy Persons, Chief 
Scientist, Government Accountability Office; Lyle R. Petersen, 
Director, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center 
for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention; Luciana Borio, Acting Chief 
Scientist, Food and Drug Administration; Anthony Fauci, 
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious 
Diseases, National Institutes of Health; and Rick A. Bright, 
Director, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development 
Authority; Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health 
and Human Services.

 Examining the Role of the Department of Health and Human Services in 
                       Health Care Cybersecurity

    On June 8, 2017, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examining the Role of 
the Department of Health and Human Services in Health Care 
Cybersecurity.'' The purpose of the hearing was to discuss the 
role of the Department of Health and Human Services in health 
care cybersecurity. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Steve Curren, Director, Division of Resilience, Office of 
Emergency Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary for 
Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human 
Services; Leo Scanlon, Deputy Chief Information Security 
Officer, Department of Health and Human Services; and Emery 
Csulak, Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Privacy 
Official, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Co-Chair, 
Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force.

           Combating the Opioid Crisis: Battles in the States

    On July 12, 2017, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Combating the Opioid 
Crisis: Battles in the States.'' The purpose of the hearing was 
to learn how some States are battling the opioid crisis and 
what State policies can improve the Federal response. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Boyd K. Rutherford, 
Lieutenant Governor, Maryland; Brian J. Moran, Secretary of 
Public Safety and Homeland Security, Virginia; Rebecca Boss, 
Director, Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, 
Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals; and John Tilley, 
Secretary, Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, Kentucky.

      Examining Hrsa's Oversight of the 340B Drug Pricing Program

    On July 18, 2017, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examining HRSA's 
Oversight of the 340B Drug Pricing Program.'' The purpose of 
the hearing was to examine the Health Resources and Services 
Administration's oversight of the 340B drug pricing program. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from Krista M. Pedley, 
Director, Office of Pharmacy Affairs, Health Resources and 
Services Administration, Department of Health and Human 
Services; Debra Draper, Director, Health Care, Government 
Accountability Office; and Erin Bliss, Assistant Inspector 
General, Office of Evaluation and Inspections, Office of 
Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services.

 EPA Oversight: Unimplemented Inspector General and GAO Recommendations

    On September 6, 2017, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``EPA Oversight: 
Unimplemented Inspector General and GAO Recommendations.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to allow the Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Inspector General and the 
Government Accountability Office to discuss open and 
unimplemented recommendations at the EPA. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Alan Larsen, Counsel to the Inspector 
General, Office of Inspector General, Environmental Protection 
Agency; and Alfredo Gomez, Director, Natural Resources and 
Environment, Government Accountability Office.

  Examining How Covered Entities Utilize the 340B Drug Pricing Program

    On October 11, 2017, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examining How Covered 
Entities Utilize the 340B Drug Pricing Program.'' The purpose 
of the hearing was to examine how covered entities utilize and 
track the 340B drug pricing program. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Sue Veer, President and CEO, Carolina Health 
Centers; Michael J. Gifford, President and CEO, AIDS Resource 
Center of Wisconsin; Ronald A. Paulus, President and CEO, 
Mission Health; Charles Reuland, Executive Vice President and 
COO, Johns Hopkins Hospital; and Shannon A. Banna, Director of 
Finance and System Controller, Northside Hospital, Inc.

Examining HHS's Public Health Preparedness for and Response to the 2017 
                            Hurricane Season

    On October 24, 2017, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examining HHS's Public 
Health Preparedness for and Response to the 2017 Hurricane 
Season.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine the 
Department of Health and Human Services' preparedness for and 
response to the 2017 hurricane season. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Robert P. Kadlec, Assistant Secretary 
for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human 
Services; Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner, Food and Drug 
Administration; Kimberly Brandt, Principal Deputy Administrator 
for Operations, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and 
Stephen C. Redd, Director of the Office of Public Health 
Preparedness and Response, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention.

   Concerns Over Federal Select Agent Program Oversight of Dangerous 
                               Pathogens

    On November 2, 2017, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Concerns over Federal 
Select Agent Program Oversight of Dangerous Pathogens.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to discuss concerns over the Federal 
Select Agent Program's oversight of hazardous pathogens. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Mary Denigan-Macauley, 
Acting Director, Health Care, Government Accountability Office; 
Samuel S. Edwin, Director, Division of Select Agents and 
Toxins, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Freeda 
E. Isaac, Director, Agriculture Select Agent Services, Animal 
and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture.

              Identity Verification in a Post-Breach World

    On November 30, 2017, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Identity Verification 
in a Post-Breach World.'' The purpose of the hearing was to 
examine the challenges that large-scale data breaches create 
for identity verification and personal security. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Troy Hunt, Information 
Security Author and Instructor, Pluralsight; Jeremy Grant, 
Managing Director of Technology Business Strategy, Venable, 
LLP; and Ed Mierzwinski, Consumer Program Director, U.S. PIRG.

 Examining Concerns of Patient Brokering and Addiction Treatment Fraud

    On December 12, 2017, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examining Concerns of 
Patient Brokering and Addiction Treatment Fraud.'' The purpose 
of the hearing was to investigate patient brokering and fraud 
in the treatment of substance abuse disorders. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Douglas Tieman, President and CEO, 
Caron Treatment Centers; Pete Nielsen, CEO, California 
Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals; Dave 
Aronberg, State Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach 
County, Florida; Alan S. Johnson, Chief Assistant State 
Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County, Florida; 
Head, Palm Beach County Sober Homes Task Force; and Eric Gold, 
Assistant Attorney General, Chief, Health Care Division, Office 
of the Attorney General, Massachusetts.

 Safety of the U.S. Food Supply: Continuing Concerns Over the Food and 
               Drug Administration's Food-Recall Process

    On January 19, 2018, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Safety of the U.S. 
Food Supply: Continuing Concerns Over the Food and Drug 
Administration's Food-Recall Process.'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to examine a December 2017 report by the Department 
of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General on 
the Food and Drug Administration's food recall process. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Gloria Jarmon, Deputy 
Inspector General for Audit Services, Office of Inspector 
General, Department of Health and Human Services; and Douglas 
Stearn, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Director, Office of 
Enforcement and Import Operations, Food and Drug 
Administration.

           Examining the Impact of Health Care Consolidation

    On February 14, 2018, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examining the Impact 
of Health Care Consolidation.'' The purpose of the hearing was 
to examine consolidation trends in the health care sector, the 
reasons behind those trends, and the effects they have on the 
cost and quality of care. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Martin Gaynor, Professor, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon 
University; Leemore Dafny, Professor, Harvard Business School; 
and Kevin A. Schulman, Professor, Duke University, and Visiting 
Scholar, Harvard Business School.

Examining the U.S. Public Health Preparedness for and Response Efforts 
                         to Seasonal Influenza

    On March 8, 2018, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examining the U.S. 
Public Health Preparedness for and Response Efforts to Seasonal 
Influenza.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine the 
Department of Health and Human Services' efforts to combat 
seasonal influenza, develop an effective influenza vaccine, and 
prepare a long-term strategy to improve seasonal influenza 
preparedness. The Subcommittee received testimony from Anne 
Schuchat, Acting Director, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention; Anthony S. Fauci, Director, National Institute of 
Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health; 
Rick A. Bright, Director, Biomedical Advanced Research and 
Development Authority, and Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office 
of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, 
Department of Health and Human Services; and Scott Gottlieb, 
Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration.

  The Drug Enforcement Administration's Role in Combating the Opioid 
                                Epidemic

    On March 20, 2018, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``The Drug Enforcement 
Administration's Role in Combating the Opioid Epidemic.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to discuss the response of the Drug 
Enforcement Administration to the opioid crisis, including the 
detection and investigation of suspicious orders of opioids. 
The Subcommittee received testimony from Robert W. Patterson, 
Acting Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration.

   Update on the Restoration of Puerto Rico's Electric Infrastructure

    On April 11, 2018, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Update on the 
Restoration of Puerto Rico's Electric Infrastructure.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to hear updates on the efforts to 
rebuild Puerto Rico's electrical infrastructure following the 
Fall 2017 Hurricane Season. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Bruce J. Walker, Assistant Secretary, Office of 
Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of 
Energy; Jeffrey Byard, Associate Administrator, Office of 
Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency; 
Charles R. Alexander, Jr., Director, Contingency Operations and 
Homeland Security Headquarters, Army Corps of Engineers; Carlos 
D. Torres, Power Restoration Coordinator, Edison Electric 
Institute; and Gene Shlatz, Director, Navigant Consulting.

 Combating the Opioid Epidemic: Examining Concerns About Distribution 
                             and Diversion

    On May 8, 2018, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Combating the Opioid 
Epidemic: Examining Concerns About Distribution and 
Diversion.'' The purpose of the hearing was to investigate the 
role of wholesale drug distribution and diversion in the opioid 
epidemic. The Subcommittee received testimony from George S. 
Barrett, Executive Chairman of the Board, Cardinal Health, 
Inc.; Steven H. Collis, Chairman, President and CEO, 
AmerisourceBergen Corporation; John H. Hammergren, Chairman, 
President and CEO, McKesson Corporation; Joseph Mastandrea, 
Chairman of the Board, Miami-Luken, Inc.; and J. Christopher 
Smith, former President and CEO, H.D. Smith Wholesale Drug Co.

  Examining the Olympic Community's Ability to Protect Athletes from 
                              Sexual Abuse

    On May 23, 2018, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examining the Olympic 
Community's Ability to Protect Athletes from Sexual Abuse.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to examine the pervasiveness of 
sexual misconduct within the U.S. Olympic community and whether 
there are adequate policies and procedures in place to protect 
athletes at all levels of sport. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from Susanne Lyons, acting CEO, U.S. Olympic 
Committee; Kerry Perry, President and CEO, USA Gymnastics; Tim 
Hinchey, President and CEO, USA Swimming; Steve McNally, 
Executive Director, USA Taekwondo; Jamie Davis, CEO, USA 
Volleyball; and Shellie Pfohl, President and CEO, U.S. Center 
for SafeSport.

    The State of U.S. Public Health Biopreparedness: Responding to 
     Biological Attacks, Pandemics, and Emerging Disease Outbreaks

    On June 15, 2018, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``The State of U.S. 
Public Health Biopreparedness: Responding to Biological 
Attacks, Pandemics, and Emerging Disease Outbreaks.'' The 
purpose of the hearing was to follow up on the past 
biopreparedness oversight issues examined by the Subcommittee, 
and to receive updates from the agencies on current assessments 
and strategies. The Subcommittee received testimony from Rick 
A. Bright, Director, Biomedical Advanced Research and 
Development Authority, and Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office 
of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, 
Department of Health and Human Services; Anne Schuchat, 
Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention; Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of 
Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health; 
and Denise Hinton, Chief Scientist, Food and Drug 
Administration.

        Examination of the GAO Audit Series of HHS Cybersecurity

    On June 20, 2018, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examination of the GAO 
Audit Series of HHS Cybersecurity.'' The purpose of the hearing 
was to examine a series of audits that the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce requested that the Government Accountability 
Office perform on the Department of Health and Human Services 
and its component agencies' cybersecurity programs. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from Sherri Berger, Chief 
Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 
Suzi Connor, Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention; Beth Killoran, Chief Information 
Officer, Department of Health and Human Services; and Greg 
Wilshusen, Director, Information Security Issues, Government 
Accountability Office. The Subcommittee recessed at the 
conclusion of Member opening statements and reconvened in 
executive session to receive testimony from and question 
witnesses.

 Examining State Efforts to Improve Transparency of Health Care Costs 
                             for Consumers

    On July 17, 2018, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examining State 
Efforts to Improve Transparency of Health Care Costs for 
Consumers.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine State 
laws and policies that improve transparency of health care 
costs for consumers. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
Jaime King, Professor, UC Hastings College of the Law, and 
Associate Dean and Co-Director, UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on 
Law, Science, and Health Policy; Michael Chernew, Professor, 
and Director, Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab, Harvard 
Medical School; and Kavita Patel, Associate Chief Medical 
Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Examining Advertising and Marketing Practices within the Substance Use 
                           Treatment Industry

    On July 24, 2018, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examining Advertising 
and Marketing Practices within the Substance Use Treatment 
Industry.'' The purpose of the hearing was to examine practices 
within the substance use treatment industry, including 
advertising and marketing and quality of care. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from Jason Brian, Founder and Owner, Redwood 
Recovery Solutions and TreatmentCalls.com; Michael T. 
Cartwright, Chairman and CEO, American Addiction Centers; Mark 
Mishek, President and CEO, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation; 
Robert Niznik, CEO, Addiction Recovery Now and Niznik 
Behavioral Health, Inc.; Kenneth Stoller, Director, Johns 
Hopkins Hospital Broadway Center for Addiction; and Marvin 
Ventrell, Executive Director, National Association of Addiction 
Treatment Providers.

Examining Federal Efforts to Ensure Quality of Care and Resident Safety 
                            in Nursing Homes

    On September 6, 2018, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examining Federal 
Efforts to Ensure Quality of Care and Resident Safety in 
Nursing Homes.'' The purpose of the hearing was to review the 
roles of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the 
Office of Inspector General at the Department of Health and 
Human Services (HHS OIG) relating to the management and safety 
of nursing home facilities. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from Kate Goodrich, Director, Center for Clinical Standards and 
Quality and Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare and 
Medicaid Services; Ruth Ann Dorrill, Regional Inspector 
General, Department of Health and Human Services; and John 
Dicken, Director, Health Care, Government Accountability 
Office.

  Examining the Availability of Safe Kits at Hospitals in the United 
                                 States

    On December 12, 2018, the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examining the 
Availability of SAFE Kits at Hospitals in the United States.'' 
The purpose of the hearing was to examine the availability of 
nurses and medical professionals trained to conduct rape kits 
and the challenges hospitals face in providing access to rape 
kits. The Subcommittee received testimony from Nicole Clowers, 
Managing Director, Health Care, U.S. Government Accountability 
Office; Sara Jennings, President-elect, International 
Association of Forensic Nurses; Lynn M. Frederick Hawley, 
Executive Director, SAVI Program, Mount Sinai Hospital; and 
Kiersten Stewart, Director, Public Policy, Futures Without 
Violence.
                    Authorization and Oversight Plan


                       (Adopted January 25, 2017)

    During the 115th Congress, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce will hold hearings and conduct rigorous oversight over 
matters within its jurisdiction. The Committee will conduct 
thorough oversight, reach conclusions based on an objective 
review of the facts, and treat witnesses fairly. The Committee 
will request information in a responsible manner that is 
calculated to be helpful to the Committee in its oversight 
responsibilities. The Committee's oversight functions will 
focus on: 1) cutting government spending through the 
elimination of waste, fraud, and abuse and 2) ensuring laws are 
adequate to protect the public interest or are being 
implemented in a manner that protects the public interest, 
without stifling economic growth. The Committee will use the 
information it collects through its oversight to inform the 
reauthorization of certain lapsed programs within its 
jurisdiction.

                      HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE ISSUES


               Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

    To aid in legislative efforts to replace the Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the Committee will 
continue to examine issues related to the Department of Health 
and Human Services (HHS) implementation of PPACA, Public Law 
111-148, and the related Health Care and Education 
Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-152. It is critical 
that the Committee understand decisions made in drafting and 
implementing PPACA so that it can replace PPACA with better 
solutions focused on helping consumers. The Committee will 
examine the continuing impact of PPACA and its implementing 
regulations on the economy, consumers, and the health care 
industry. The Committee will also examine the status and future 
of employer-sponsored health care plans as well as the effects 
of PPACA's enactment on the States. The Committee will continue 
to monitor the law's effects on individuals as well as the 
regulations and requirements imposed on small and large 
businesses.

               Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

    The Committee will review the management, operations, and 
activity of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 
(CMS) and the programs it administers. The Committee will 
examine and review Medicare and Medicaid management and 
activity as it relates to ongoing Committee efforts to prevent 
bias, waste, fraud, and abuse in Federal health care programs. 
The Committee will investigate the process by which CMS 
implements statutory formulas to set prices for Medicare 
payment, as well as the effectiveness of those formulas. The 
Committee will investigate the processes by which CMS prevents 
bias, waste, fraud, and abuse in the award of government 
contracts.

              Food and Drug Administration and Drug Safety

    The Committee will review whether the Food and Drug 
Administration (FDA) is ensuring that regulated drugs and 
medical devices are safe, effective, and available to American 
patients in an expeditious fashion. The Committee will also 
explore the interplay between these policies and drug and 
medical device innovation, both in the United States and 
abroad. Further, the Committee will examine FDA's enforcement 
of current drug safety laws and the issues involved in 
protecting the nation's supply chains against economically 
motivated and other forms of adulteration, including those 
posed by illegal drug supply chains and economically-motivated 
adulteration. The Committee will examine whether FDA's 
reorganization efforts are improving the effectiveness of 
product reviews, or worsening delays and inefficiency in 
decision-making. The Committee will review FDA's efforts to 
improve and modernize import-safety screening, and the 
management of its foreign inspection program.

                Public Health and Pandemic Preparedness

    The Committee will examine the roles of various Federal 
agencies involved in insuring and protecting the public health, 
including the implementation and management of these programs. 
In particular, the Committee will review Federal efforts on the 
opioid epidemic, pandemic preparedness, including influenza 
preparedness, the United States' response to the spread of the 
Zika virus, and other emerging infectious disease threats from 
abroad. The Committee will continue to evaluate the Federal 
response to the opioid epidemic, the Zika virus, and other 
public health emergencies to better understand the operation 
and efficacy of key public health programs and to address 
broader concerns about national all-hazards preparedness and 
response capacity. Further, the Committee will monitor related 
spending to ensure the appropriate and efficient use of Federal 
tax dollars.

              21st Century Cures and Mental Health Reforms

    In the 115th Congress, the Committee will examine 
implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act, landmark 
legislation that will expedite the discovery, development, and 
delivery of new treatments and cures. The legislation also 
included meaningful mental health reforms. The Committee will 
ensure that HHS and its component agencies, including FDA and 
the National Institutes of Health, and other relevant agencies 
implement the legislation in a manner that will quickly deliver 
the benefits provided by the law. The Committee will conduct 
oversight of the implementation of and work done by the newly-
created Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance 
Use, an office which will be responsible for HHS mental health 
programs and policies. The Committee will also examine 
regulations drafted to implement the 21st Century Cures Act to 
ensure they comport with the intent of Congress, and will 
monitor funding provided by the legislation to ensure that it 
is appropriately spent.

                     ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT ISSUES


                         National Energy Policy

    During the 115th Congress, the Committee will examine 
issues relating to national energy policy, including U.S. 
policies that relate to the exploration, production, 
distribution, and consumption of electricity, oil and natural 
gas, coal, hydroelectric power, nuclear power, and renewable 
energy. The Committee will examine the impact of government 
policies and programs on the efficient exploration, production, 
storage, supply, marketing, pricing, and regulation of domestic 
energy resources, including issues relating to the nation's 
energy infrastructure. The Committee will continue to examine 
safety and security issues relating to energy exploration, 
production, and distribution.

            Electricity System and Electric Utility Markets

    During the 115th Congress, the Committee will undertake a 
comprehensive review of the nation's electricity system. This 
effort will include a review of the Federal electricity 
policies of the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to ensure that those 
policies promote competitive wholesale power markets, 
transmission, generation infrastructure upgrades, and 
compliance with relevant statutes. It will also examine the 
activities of the DOE and FERC relating to electric industry 
restructuring, protection of consumers, and the development of 
efficient and vigorous wholesale markets for electricity. It 
will also continue to examine the activities of the DOE and 
FERC with respect to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
regulations affecting the electricity sector, including 
regulatory requirements that may impact consumer prices and 
reliability of the electricity grid.

                           Energy Efficiency

    The Committee will continue to assess Federal programs 
setting energy efficiency standards for motor vehicles, crafted 
by EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
(NHTSA), and home appliances, crafted by DOE, to ensure that 
the programs are implemented in a manner that maximizes the 
benefit to consumers. In the case of motor vehicle standards, 
the Committee will also assess the merit of having two Federal 
agencies operating parallel efficiency programs. The Committee 
will continue to promote energy efficiency initiatives in order 
to create jobs, save businesses and consumers money, and 
improve our nation's energy security. This may include Federal 
programs setting energy efficiency standards for motor vehicles 
and appliances, to ensure that the programs are implemented in 
a manner that rewards innovation, ensures benefits for 
consumers and businesses, enhances U.S. energy security, and 
protects the environment.

  Management of the Department of Energy and its National Laboratories

    The Committee will continue to oversee the governance, 
management, and operations issues at DOE, including oversight, 
management, and operations of the National Nuclear Security 
Administration (NNSA) and the national laboratories. The 
Committee's oversight work will include review of the 
implementation of security and safety reforms at NNSA and DOE 
facilities, ongoing safety and security matters, and the Office 
of Environmental Management's cleanup program. This work will 
also include the Committee's special oversight functions over 
programs and activities relating to nonmilitary energy research 
and development.
    The Committee will also continue to examine the findings 
and the recommendations made by the final report of the 
Congressional Advisory Panel on the Governance of the National 
Nuclear Security Enterprise as established by Section 3166 of 
the FY 2013 NDAA.

                             Yucca Mountain

    The Committee will continue to examine the actions of DOE 
and the NRC in connection with obligations of these agencies 
under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, including licensing 
activities for the Yucca Mountain repository.

                   DOE Energy Grant and Loan Programs

    The Committee will continue to review management and 
implementation of clean energy and advanced technology grant 
and loan programs authorized under the Energy Policy Act of 
2005 and other statutes; the development of new technologies, 
products, and businesses including clean energy, advanced coal, 
nuclear, and other technologies; and the impact of DOE grant, 
cost-sharing, and loan spending on the domestic supply, 
manufacture and commercial deployment of clean and advanced 
energy products and other technologies.

                   The Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    The Committee will continue to review the activities of the 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The Committee will examine 
NRC's budget requests and conduct oversight of the manner in 
which the Commission discharges its various responsibilities, 
including licensing activity, the safety and security of 
nuclear power facilities and nuclear materials licensees, and 
the Commission's regulatory actions.

                             Clean Air Act

    The Committee will continue to review significant 
rulemakings under the Clean Air Act and the potential economic 
and job impacts of those rulemakings on the energy, 
manufacturing, industrial, and construction industries, and 
other critical sectors of the U.S. economy, as well as any 
public health and environmental benefits of the regulations. 
The Committee's review will include oversight of the EPA's 
decisions, strategies, and actions to meet Clean Air Act 
standards, and the current role of cost, employment and 
feasibility considerations in Clean Air Act rulemakings. The 
Committee will also continue to review EPA's implementation of 
the Renewable Fuel Standard.

                             Climate Change

    The Committee will continue to monitor international 
negotiations on efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions in 
connection with concerns about global climate change. In 
addition, the Committee will examine the EPA's efforts to 
regulate domestic greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air 
Act based on its endangerment findings. The Committee will 
consider whether such agreements and regulatory efforts are 
scientifically well grounded. The Committee will also review 
the activities undertaken in this area by DOE, HHS, and other 
agencies within the Committee's jurisdiction, including efforts 
to prepare for and respond to weather events and natural 
disasters in the future.

                     EPA Management and Operations

    The Committee will conduct general oversight of the EPA, 
including review of the agency's funding decisions, resource 
allocation, grants, research activities, enforcement actions, 
relations with State and local governments, public 
transparency, and respect for economic, procedural, public 
health, and environmental standards in regulatory actions. In 
addition, the Committee will review the government's activities 
in hydraulic fracturing research and regulation.

            Assessment and Management of Chemical Substances

    The Committee will monitor EPA implementation of reforms 
made to title I of the Toxic Substances Control Act. These 
efforts will include program management and the use of chemical 
risk analysis in environmental assessment programs. The 
Committee will also review deadline management and consistency 
of implementation, ensure that confidential business 
information is protected from unwarranted disclosure, and make 
certain that EPA provides the appropriate consideration of 
risks and their trade-offs during the evaluation and regulatory 
process.

              Drinking Water Infrastructure and Regulation

    The Committee will conduct oversight of the operation of 
the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund program authorized 
under section 1452 of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Included 
will be an examination of State funding uses, efficiencies that 
could be realized in managing this funding that maximize its 
effectiveness, and the use of this funding for leveraging other 
investments. In addition, the Committee will conduct oversight 
of EPA regulatory actions under section 1412 of the Safe 
Drinking Water Act and the protocol it uses to issue health 
advisories under the same section of law.

                  Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

    The Committee will review EPA implementation of various 
regulatory programs established under the most recent 
administration, including regulations regarding the definition 
of solid waste and coal ash.

                   CERCLA (Superfund) and Brownfields

    The Committee will monitor EPA implementation of the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation & Liability 
Act (CERCLA). These efforts will include an examination of 
State cleanup programs and a comprehensive analysis regarding 
whether cleanup under State programs would result in greater 
efficiency in the process. The Committee will also conduct 
oversight of EPA regulatory actions under CERCLA, in particular 
the current rule making for financial assurance under CERCLA 
section 108(b). The Committee will also examine the EPA 
brownfields program, including statutory implementation, the 
challenges of program operation, and whether changes to the 
program would result in more effective and efficient cleanup 
and redevelopment of abandoned and blighted properties.

                  COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY ISSUES


        A Modern Communications Framework for the Innovation Age

    The Committee will continue to exercise its jurisdiction 
over wired and wireless communications to ensure our nation's 
policies governing voice, video, audio, and data services are 
promoting investment, innovation, and job creation. The 
country's current regulatory regime takes a siloed approach in 
which different technological platforms--such as wireline, 
wireless, broadcast, cable, and satellite--are regulated 
differently based on regulations that may be decades old. As we 
move deeper into the Internet era, however, providers are 
increasingly using these platforms to offer the same or similar 
services. The Committee will examine whether these regulations 
should be updated to better meet the communications needs of 
the country and to ensure its citizens enjoy cutting edge 
services and the economic benefits they bring.

                   Federal Communications Commission

    During the 115th Congress, the Committee will conduct 
oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 
including the efforts to reverse the reclassification of 
Broadband Internet Access Service as a telecommunications 
service subject to title II of the Communications Act of 1934 
and efforts to bring transparency and accountability to the 
Commission's processes. The Committee will also continue to 
conduct oversight of the FCC's decisions and their impact on 
innovation and the U.S. economy. Among other things, the 
Committee will evaluate the impact generally of FCC actions on 
voice, video, audio, and data services, and on public safety. 
The Committee will pay particular attention to whether the FCC 
conducts cost-benefit and market analyses before imposing 
regulations.

                          Spectrum Management

    The Committee will conduct oversight of the Federal 
Communications Commission's and the National Telecommunications 
and Information Administration's (NTIA) management and 
allocation of the nation's spectrum for commercial and 
government use. Spectrum is increasingly being used to provide 
voice, video, audio, and data services to consumers and to 
serve the needs of our nation's government agencies. The 
Committee will evaluate spectrum-management policies to ensure 
efficient use of the public airwaves for innovative 
communications services. The Committee will also examine 
whether plans for allocating spectrum maximizes broadband 
deployment and encourages investment. The Committee will pay 
particular attention to FCC and NTIA implementation of the 
Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 and the 
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which included provisions 
intended to make more spectrum available for mobile broadband 
services, as well as raise billions in spectrum auction 
proceeds.

                       Availability of Broadband

    The Committee will investigate whether regulatory policies 
are helping or hindering broadband deployment. In particular, 
the Committee will examine the need for reforms to State and 
Federal permitting processes to speed the deployment of fiber 
optic systems and 5G wireless services. Additionally, the 
Committee will conduct oversight of funding mechanisms for 
broadband deployment and adoption, including the $9 billion per 
year Universal Service Fund. Specifically, the Committee will 
examine what procedures are in place to control waste, fraud, 
and abuse, whether the funds are appropriately targeted, and 
the impact of the funding on jobs and the economy.

                                Internet

    The Committee will exercise its jurisdiction over wired and 
wireless communications to ensure continued growth and 
investment in the Internet. In particular, the Committee will 
monitor efforts to employ the multi-stakeholder model of 
Internet governance--in which governmental and non-governmental 
entities develop best practices for the management of Internet 
networks and content. The Committee will also monitor 
international efforts to replace multistakeholder governance 
with domestic regulation and international multilateral 
institutions.

                      Public Safety Communications

    The Committee will examine whether the communications needs 
of first responders are being met. The Committee will examine 
the progress being made to ensure that first responders have 
interoperable communications capabilities with local, State, 
and Federal public safety officials. The Committee will also 
examine the progress being made by the First Responder Network 
Authority (FirstNet) in carrying out the mandates of the Middle 
Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. Specifically, 
the progress made in finding private sector partners to develop 
an interoperable public safety broadband network and 
implementation of the network. In addition, the Committee will 
conduct oversight regarding the implementation of legacy 911 
and Next Generation 911 (NG911) services. The Committee will 
review efforts to promote deployment of these advanced systems 
and challenges to realizing ubiquitous NG911.

                DIGITAL COMMERCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION


                          Privacy and Security

    In the 115th Congress, the Committee will examine issues 
relating to the privacy and security of methods, information 
and data collected by businesses about consumers and the 
potential for improving protection without undercutting 
innovative uses that benefit consumers and the economy. 
Further, the Committee will continue to review the manner in 
which fraud and other criminal activities affect e-commerce. 
The Committee will also explore how privacy and cybersecurity 
policies should treat the burgeoning Internet of Things.

                         Self-Driving Vehicles

    The Committee will examine the policy framework being put 
into place for self-driving vehicles. Self-driving vehicles 
hold the promise to greatly reduce traffic fatalities, while at 
the same time expanding mobility to additional subsets of 
Americans and doing so with less impact on the environment. It 
is critical that this technology is encouraged through smart 
approaches and to ensure that the potential of revolutionary 
change to the industry is not curtailed by unnecessary 
regulation.

                             Manufacturing

    The Committee will explore the state of manufacturing in 
the United States to identify factors that are hampering or 
furthering U.S. competitiveness. The Committee will review the 
issues presented by the globalization of production and 
manufacturing networks, including the integrity of products and 
components assembled overseas and the impact on national 
security.

                                 Trade

    The Committee will examine trade negotiations to ensure 
that foreign governments are not imposing non-tariff trade 
barriers, such as regulations or requirements, that harm U.S. 
businesses, their competitiveness and their ability to support 
jobs in the United States, especially as it relates to the flow 
of data across borders.

            Department of Commerce Management and Operations

    The Committee will conduct oversight of the Commerce 
Department and complementary or conflicting Federal efforts to 
promote U.S. manufacturing, exports, and trade, including 
efforts to lower or eliminate non-tariff barriers and harmonize 
regulation of products sold internationally where other 
countries share our health, safety, and consumer protection 
goals.

      Consumer Product Safety Commission Management and Operations

    The Committee will continue oversight of the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission and its implementation and 
enforcement of laws and regulations relating to the safety of 
consumer products, including the agency's implementation of 
Public Law 112-28 and determination of priorities to ensure 
that it is efficiently and effectively protecting consumers.

                    NHTSA Management and Operations

    The Committee intends to continue oversight of the National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), including the 
effectiveness of the agency's structure, regulations, research 
activities, investigations, and enforcement actions pertaining 
to motor vehicle safety. The committee will be particularly 
concerned with the way the Administration processes information 
and its ability to effectively oversee ever advancing safety 
technologies.

           Federal Trade Commission Management and Operations

    The Committee will conduct oversight of the Federal Trade 
Commission's management and operations, including the impact of 
its decisions and actions on the general public and the 
business community, its determination of priorities and the 
need, if any, for refinement of its authorities. In particular, 
the Committee will explore the FTC's role relative to emerging 
sectors of the economy and its jurisdiction relative to new 
technologies.

                             MISCELLANEOUS


                             Cybersecurity

    The Committee will exercise its jurisdiction over 
cybersecurity to ensure the country is well protected while at 
the same time avoiding one-size-fits all approaches that hinder 
the flexibility of commercial and governmental actors to combat 
the rapidly evolving threats. The Committee will also review 
the efforts of agencies within its jurisdiction to secure their 
networks consistent with the Homeland Security Act of 2002. In 
doing so, the Committee will explore current cybersecurity 
threats and strategies to address those threats. The Committee 
will also examine government initiatives to improve 
cybersecurity both in the public and private sectors, and 
review efforts at agencies within the Committee's jurisdiction 
to regulate cybersecurity. The Committee will also examine the 
security of the Internet of Things, discovery and disclosure of 
cybersecurity vulnerabilities, the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, and 
the recently released report from the Presidential Commission 
on Enhancing Cybersecurity.

                 Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response

    The Committee will continue its examination of the roles of 
HHS agencies in assisting the nation's detection, warning 
capability, and response to potential biological attacks. In 
addition, the Committee will evaluate the potential impact and 
preparedness of the nation's public health system. The 
Committee will continue to review the implementation of the 
Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and 
Response Act of 2002 by HHS, and the extent of the coordination 
between HHS and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 
especially as it relates to Project Bioshield.

         Federal Oversight of High-Containment Bio Laboratories

    The Committee will examine issues related to high-
containment bio laboratories, which handle some of the world's 
most exotic and dangerous diseases, including anthrax, 
smallpox, foot and mouth disease, and Ebola virus. Among the 
issues under review are the adequacy of the security and 
practices of high-containment bio laboratories, Federal efforts 
to oversee the laboratories, and whether some of these efforts 
are duplicative and overlapping. The Committee will continue 
its oversight into issues raised by the improper storage and 
handling of Federal select agents at CDC, NIH, and FDA labs.

            Anti-Terrorism Security for Chemical Facilities

    The Committee will continue its oversight of DHS's 
implementation of the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism 
Program, originally authorized in Section 550 of Public Law 
109-295, the Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007. The 
Committee will continue to examine whether taxpayer funds are 
spent prudently and the extent to which DHS is advancing the 
purpose of securing chemical facilities against terrorist 
threats.

           Government Scientific and Risk Assessment Programs

    During the 115th Congress, the Committee will examine 
issues relating to the numerous Federal science programs 
assessing public health risks, including the Integrated Risk 
Information System at the EPA, the Report on Carcinogens 
produced by the National Toxicology Program at HHS, and 
assessments proposed or ongoing in other Federal departments 
and agencies. The Committee will review programs to assess the 
objectives, transparency, and integrity of scientific 
assessments that inform regulatory and public health policies.

                          Controlling Spending

    The Committee will examine Departments and agencies under 
its jurisdiction to assure adequate and prompt implementation 
of recommendations from the Administration, the Offices of 
Inspectors General, the Government Accountability Office, and 
other sources to achieve cost savings or eliminate wasteful 
spending.

                        Critical Infrastructure

    In June 2006, the Bush Administration issued a National 
Infrastructure Protection Plan. This plan created a process by 
which DHS is to identify critical assets and assess their 
vulnerabilities and risks due to loss or natural disaster. 
During the 115th Congress, the Committee will review the 
Department's activities with respect to identifying high-
priority assets and implementing plans to protect these assets 
in areas within the Committee's jurisdiction. The Committee 
will also examine the activities of DOE, FERC, and other 
Federal agencies related to the physical and cybersecurity of 
the nation's energy infrastructure. Further, the Committee will 
examine the roles and responsibilities of the private sector, 
which owns and operates the bulk of the nation's critical 
infrastructure assets.

                           Nuclear Smuggling

    The Committee will continue to monitor Federal government 
and private sector efforts at border crossings, seaports, and 
mail facilities. The Committee's review will analyze and assess 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of 
Energy's efforts, including international efforts, aimed at 
detecting and preventing the smuggling of dangerous commerce, 
particularly nuclear and radiological weapons of mass 
destruction.

 AUTHORIZATION OF PROGRAMS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON 
                          ENERGY AND COMMERCE

    During the 115th Congress, as part of both its oversight 
and legislative agenda, the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
will review the authorizations of agencies and programs within 
its jurisdiction and, specifically with regard to lapsed 
authorizations, determine whether the program should be 
reauthorized or terminated. Each subcommittee will conduct 
oversight of these programs and offices, including hearings, 
outreach to the Executive Branch, and requests for information 
in order to gather the necessary information to support these 
determinations.
    The Committee plans to dedicate considerable time in the 
115th Congress to examining the policies of the Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and then developing 
legislation to improve health care delivery and treatment and 
lower costs for families. When the PPACA was enacted in 2010, 
it authorized dozens of individual programs. Some of these 
programs received indefinite, or ``such sums'' authorizations, 
and others were authorized at a specific level. Since 2010, the 
authorizations for most of these programs have expired; some 
have continued to receive appropriations while others have not. 
The Committee expects to consider the now-lapsed programs that 
the law authorized and determine which ones should be 
reauthorized. The Committee's oversight of the PPACA, as 
described previously in this document, will necessarily inform 
how the Committee will advance alternative solutions to the 
PPACA and either the reauthorize or terminate the programs 
first authorized by the that law. The Committee plans to work 
closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and 
the Executive Branch when making decisions about individual 
programs.
    In addition to examining the lapsed authorizations 
contained within the ACA, the Committee in the first session of 
the 115th Congress will work on the reauthorization of two key 
programs before they expire: the State Children's Health 
Insurance Program (SCHIP), last authorized in the Medicare 
Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and expiring in 
2017, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) User Fees, 
including the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) and 
Generic Drug User Fee Amendments (GDUFA). The reauthorization 
of both programs will require multiple hearings and may involve 
extensive negotiations.
    With regard to the Committee's jurisdiction over energy and 
the environment, a number of the energy and environment 
programs within the Committee's jurisdiction have lapsed but 
continue to receive appropriations. The bulk of the lapsed 
programs are within the Committee's energy jurisdiction, 
including the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-58) and the 
Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-140). In 
addition, there are various lapsed programs within the Clean 
Air Act; the Safe Drinking Water Act; the Toxic Substances 
Control Act; the Nuclear Waste Policy Act; the Solid Waste 
Disposal Act, also referred to as the Resource Conservation and 
Recovery Act (RCRA); the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980; the Superfund 
Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986; the Energy Act of 
2000; the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields 
Revitalization Act; the Pollution Prevention Act; the 
Department of Energy Organization Act; and the Energy Policy 
and Conservation Act of 1975.
    As many of the programs related to energy and environmental 
matters have lapsed for more than a decade, and as part of the 
Committee's ongoing work to modernize energy policy, it is an 
appropriate time to consider whether these programs should 
continue, be updated, or be terminated. The Committee plans to 
collect information as appropriate and to evaluate the relevant 
programs within the Department of Energy, the Environmental 
Protection Agency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the 
Energy Information Administration, the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, the Department of Homeland Security, and 
other relevant agencies. Such reauthorization activity will 
include consideration of programs in relation to current and 
projected U.S. economic, energy, and environmental conditions.
    In addition to the reauthorization work described 
previously in the health, environment, and energy jurisdictions 
of the Committee, and as explained in the oversight plan, the 
Committee plans to lay the groundwork for other 
reauthorizations in this Congress. Within the jurisdiction of 
the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, the 
oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and 
the NTIA that the Committee pursued in the 114th Congress will 
continue in the 115th Congress, including the examination of 
the Federal Communications Commission Authorization Act of 1990 
and the NTIA Organization Act. Finally, within the jurisdiction 
of the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer 
Protection, the Federal Trade Commission was last reauthorized 
in 1996, with the authorization expiring at the end of Fiscal 
Year 1998. The Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer 
Protection plans to conduct continued oversight of how the FTC 
carries out its authorities relating to unfair or deceptive 
acts or practices, specifically the agency's actions with 
respect to disruptive and technology-driven markets, innovative 
products, and services that benefit consumers. The purpose of 
this oversight work is to clarify the FTC's consumer protection 
authority in areas where observed harms have plagued consumers 
and better understand the legal and economic basis for the 
agency's enforcement actions.
    The reauthorization work will require extensive Committee 
resources and member participation, particularly of the members 
of the Subcommittee on Health and Subcommittee on Energy. While 
the Committee expects that the repeal and replacement of the 
PPACA will be accomplished by the end of the 115th Congress, it 
is possible that the Committee's work to reauthorize the energy 
and environment-related programs and agencies will continue 
into the next Congress.
                              PUBLIC LAWS

    This list includes: (1) legislation on which the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce acted directly, (2) legislation 
developed through Committee participation in House-Senate 
conferences, and (3) legislation which included provisions 
within the Committee's jurisdiction, including legislation 
enacted by reference as part of other legislation.

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     Serial No.               Bill                      Title
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115-22.............  S.J.Res. 34...........  Providing for congressional
                                              disapproval under chapter
                                              8 of title 5, United
                                              States Code, of the rule
                                              submitted by the Federal
                                              Communications Commission
                                              relating to ``Protecting
                                              the Privacy of Customers
                                              of Broadband and Other
                                              Telecommunications
                                              Services''.
115-23.............  H.J.Res. 43...........  Providing for congressional
                                              disapproval under chapter
                                              8 of title 5, United
                                              States Code, of the final
                                              rule submitted by
                                              Secretary of Health and
                                              Human Services relating to
                                              compliance with title X
                                              requirements by project
                                              recipients in selecting
                                              subrecipients.
115-43.............  H.R. 1238.............  Securing our Agriculture
                                              and Food Act.
115-52.............  H.R. 2430.............  FDA Reauthorization Act of
                                              2017.
115-63.............  H.R. 3823.............  Disaster Tax Relief and
                                              Airport and Airway
                                              Extension Act of 2017.
115-70.............  S. 178................  Elder Abuse Prevention and
                                              Prosecution Act
115-71.............  S. 652, H.R. 1539.....  Early Hearing Detection and
                                              Intervention Act of 2017.
115-78.............  S. 190, H.R. 511......  Power And Security Systems
                                              (PASS) Act.
115-80.............  S. 920, H.R. 309......  National Clinical Care
                                              Commission Act.
115-83.............  H.R. 304..............  Protecting Patient Access
                                              to Emergency Medications
                                              Act of 2017.
115-92.............  H.R. 4374.............  To amend the Federal Food,
                                              Drug, and Cosmetic Act to
                                              authorize additional
                                              emergency uses for medical
                                              products to reduce deaths
                                              and severity of injuries
                                              caused by agents of war,
                                              and for other purposes.
115-115............  H.R. 518..............  EPS Improvement Act of
                                              2017.
115-120............  H.R. 195..............  Making further continuing
                                              appropriations for the
                                              fiscal year ending
                                              September 30, 2018, and
                                              for other purposes (P.L.
                                              115-120 included H.R.
                                              3921).
115-123............  H.R. 1892.............  Bipartisan Budget Act of
                                              2018 (P.L. 115-123
                                              included the following
                                              bills: H.R. 829, H.R. 938,
                                              H.R. 1148, H.R. 2465, H.R.
                                              3120, H.R. 3163, H.R.
                                              3245, H.R. 3263, H.R.
                                              3271, H.R. 3394, H.R.
                                              3900, H.R. 3917, H.R.
                                              3922, H.R. 3924, H.R.
                                              3926, H.R. 3935, H.R.
                                              4430, H.R. 4987).
115-127............  H.R. 582..............  Kari's Law Act of 2017
115-129............  S. 96, H.R. 460.......  Improving Rural Call
                                              Quality and Reliability
                                              Act of 2017.
115-141............  H.R. 1625.............  Consolidated Appropriations
                                              Act, 2018 [P.L. 115-141
                                              included the following
                                              bills: H.R. 3017, H.R.
                                              4986, H.R. 423, H.R. 588,
                                              H.R. 599, H.R. 1340, H.R.
                                              1546, H.R. 1581, H.R.
                                              2546, H.R. 2636, H.R.
                                              3347, H.R. 3995, H.R.
                                              5236, H.R. 6394, H.R.
                                              1814, H.R. 3685, H.R.
                                              4109, H.R. 4795, H.R.
                                              4798, H.R. 4839, H.R.
                                              4800, H.R. 4847].
115-161............  S. 2030, H.R. 3477....  Ceiling Fan Energy
                                              Conservation Harmonization
                                              Act.
115-164............  H.R. 1865.............  Allow States and Victims to
                                              Fight Online Sex
                                              Trafficking Act of 2017.
115-176............  S. 204, H.R. 5247.....  Trickett Wendler, Frank
                                              Mongiello, Jordan McLinn,
                                              and Matthew Bellina Right
                                              to Try Act of 2018.
115-180............  S. 292................  Childhood Cancer
                                              Survivorship, Treatment,
                                              Access, and Research Act
                                              of 2018.
115-194............  H.R. 931..............  Firefighter Cancer Registry
                                              Act of 2017.
115-196............  S. 1091...............  Supporting Grandparents
                                              Raising Grandchildren Act.
115-202............  H.R. 446..............  To extend the deadline for
                                              commencement of
                                              construction of a
                                              hydroelectric project.
115-203............  H.R. 447..............  To extend the deadline for
                                              commencement of
                                              construction of a
                                              hydroelectric project.
115-204............  H.R. 951..............  To extend the deadline for
                                              commencement of
                                              construction of a
                                              hydroelectric project.
115-205............  H.R. 2122.............  To extend the deadline for
                                              commencement of
                                              construction of a
                                              hydroelectric project
                                              involving Jennings
                                              Randolph Dam.
115-206............  H.R. 2292.............  To extend a project of the
                                              Federal Energy Regulatory
                                              Commission involving the
                                              Cannonsville Dam.
115-219............  S. 490, H.R. 3872.....  To reinstate and extend the
                                              deadline for commencement
                                              of construction of a
                                              hydroelectric project
                                              involving the Gibson Dam.
115-222............  H.R. 6042.............  To amend title XIX of the
                                              Social Security Act to
                                              delay the reduction in
                                              Federal medical assistance
                                              percentage for Medicaid
                                              personal care services
                                              furnished without an
                                              electronic visit
                                              verification system, and
                                              for other purposes.
115-328............  S. 3029...............  Prematurity Research
                                              Expansion and Education
                                              for Mothers who deliver
                                              Infants Early (PREEMIE)
                                              Reauthorization Act of
                                              2018
115-233............  H.R. 2345.............  National Suicide Hotline
                                              Improvement Act of 2017.
115-234............  H.R. 5554.............  Animal Drug and Animal
                                              Generic Drug User Fee
                                              Amendments of 2018.
115-241............  H.R. 5385.............  Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks
                                              Children's Hospital GME
                                              Support Reauthorization
                                              Act of 2018.
115-247............  H.R. 1109.............  To amend section 203 of the
                                              Federal Power Act.
115-254............  H.R. 302..............  FAA Reauthorization Act of
                                              2018 (Division A, Sports
                                              Medicine Licensure Clarity
                                              Act of 2018; Division E,
                                              Concrete Masonry Products
                                              Research, Education, and
                                              Promotion Act of 2018).
115-262............  S.2553, H.R. 6733.....  Know the Lowest Price Act
                                              of 2018.
115-263............  S.2554, H.R. 6733.....  Patient Right to Know Drug
                                              Prices Act.
115-270............  S. 3021, H.R. 587,      America's Water
                      H.R. 2786, H.R. 2872,   Infrastructure Act of
                      H.R. 2880, H.R. 3043.   2018.
115-271............  H.R. 6................  Substance Use-Disorder
                                              Prevention that Promotes
                                              Opioid Recovery and
                                              Treatment for Patients and
                                              Communities Act.
115-278............  H.R. 3359.............  Cybersecurity and
                                              Infrastructure Security
                                              Agency Act of 2018.
115-302............  H.R. 2422.............  Action for Dental Health
                                              Act of 2018.
115-320............  H.R. 315..............  Improving Access to
                                              Maternity Care Act.
115-327............  S. 2465, H.R. 2410....  Sickle Cell Disease and
                                              Other Heritable Blood
                                              Disorders Research,
                                              Surveillance, Prevention,
                                              and Treatment Act of 2018.
115-...............  H.R.-7213.............  Countering Weapons of Mass
                                              Destruction Act of 2018.
115-...............  S. 1311...............  Abolish Human Trafficking
                                              Act of 2017.
115-334............  H.R. 2, H.R. 4881.....  Agriculture Improvement Act
                                              of 2018.
115-...............  H.R. 1318.............  Preventing Maternal Deaths
                                              Act of 2018.
115-...............  H.R. 6615.............  Traumatic Brain Injury
                                              Program Reauthorization
                                              Act of 2018.
115-...............  H.R. 1222.............  Congenital Heart Futures
                                              Reauthorization Act of
                                              2017.
115-...............  S. 2076, H.R. 4256....  BOLD Infrastructure for
                                              Alzheimer's Act.
115-...............  S. 2278, H.R. 5641....  State Offices of Rural
                                              Health Reauthorization Act
                                              of 2018.
115-...............  H.R. 767..............  SOAR to Health and Wellness
                                              Act of 2018.
115-...............  S. 512................  Nuclear Energy Innovation
                                              and Modernization Act.
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                            PRINTED HEARINGS
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     Serial No.             Hearing Title             Hearing Date(s)
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115-1..............  Medicaid Oversight:          January 31, 2017
                      Existing Problems and Ways
                      to Strengthen the Program.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-2..............  Strengthening Medicaid and   February 1, 2017
                      Prioritizing the Most
                      Vulnerable. (Subcommittee
                      on Health).
115-3..............  The Electricity Sector's     February 1, 2017
                      Efforts to Respond to
                      Cybersecurity Threats.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-4..............  Patient Relief from          February 2, 2017
                      Collapsing Health Markets.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-5..............  Reauthorization of NTIA.     February 2, 2017
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-6..............  Self-Driving Cars: Road to   February 14, 2017
                      Deployment. (Subcommittee
                      on Digital Commerce and
                      Consumer Protection).
115-7..............  Modernizing Energy and       February 15, 2017
                      Electricity Delivery
                      Systems--Challenges and
                      Opportunities to Promote
                      Infrastructure Improvement
                      and Expansion.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-8..............  Modernizing Environmental    February 16, 2017
                      Laws: Challenges and
                      Opportunities for
                      Expanding Infrastructure
                      and Promoting Development
                      and Manufacturing.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-9..............  Ways to Improve and          February 28, 2017
                      Strengthen the
                      International Anti-Doping
                      System. (Subcommittee on
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
115-10.............  Examining FDA's Generic      March 2, 2017
                      Drug and Biosimilar User
                      Fee Programs.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-11.............  Disrupter Series: Advanced   March 15, 2017
                      Materials and Production.
                      (Subcommittee on Digital
                      Commerce and Consumer
                      Protection).
115-12.............  Modernizing Energy           March 15, 2017
                      Infrastructure: Challenges
                      and Opportunities to
                      Expanding Hydropower
                      Generation. (Subcommittee
                      on Energy).
115-13.............  Reinvestment and             March 16, 2017
                      Rehabilitation of Our
                      Nation's Safe Drinking
                      Water Delivery Systems.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-14.............  Disrupter Series: Smart      March 16, 2017
                      Communities. (Subcommittee
                      on Digital Commerce and
                      Consumer Protection).
115-15.............  Broadband: Deploying         March 21, 2017
                      America's 21st Century
                      Infrastructure.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-16.............  Fentanyl: The Next Wave of   March 21, 2017
                      the Opioid Crisis.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-17.............  H.R. 806, Ozone Standards    March 22, 2017
                      Implementation Act of
                      2017. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-18.............  Examining FDA's              March 22, 2017
                      Prescription Drug User Fee
                      Program. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-19.............  Self-Driving Cars: Levels    March 28, 2017
                      of Automation.
                      (Subcommittee on Digital
                      Commerce and Consumer
                      Protection).
115-20.............  Examining FDA's Medical      March 28, 2017
                      Device User Fee Program.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-21.............  Realizing Nationwide Next-   March 29, 2017
                      Generation 911.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-22.............  Federal Energy Related Tax   March 29, 2017
                      Policy and its Effects on
                      Markets, Prices, and
                      Consumers. (Subcommittee
                      on Energy).
115-23.............  Discussion Draft:            April 4, 2017
                      Brownfields
                      Reauthorization.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-24.............  Cybersecurity in the Heath   April 4, 2017
                      Care Sector: Strengthening
                      Public-Private
                      Partnerships.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-25.............  Facilitating the 21st        April 5, 2017
                      Century Wireless Economy.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-26.............  H.R. __, the Nuclear Waste   April 26, 2017
                      Policy Amendments Act of
                      2017. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-27.............  Outdoor Recreation: Vast     April 27, 2017
                      Impact of the Great
                      Outdoors. (Subcommittee on
                      Digital Commerce and
                      Consumer Protection).
115-28.............  Examining Improvements to    May 2, 2017
                      the Regulation of Medical
                      Technologies.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-29.............  Combating Waste, Fraud, and  May 2, 2017
                      Abuse in Medicaid's
                      Personal Care Services
                      Program. (Subcommittee on
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
115-30.............  Legislation Addressing       May 3, 2017
                      Pipeline and Hydropower
                      Infrastructure
                      Modernization.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-31.............  Future of Emergency          May 17, 2017
                      Alerting. (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-32.............  Examining Initiatives to     May 17, 2017
                      Advance Public Health.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-33.............  H.R. __, Drinking Water      May 19, 2017
                      System Improvement Act and
                      related issues of funding,
                      management, and compliance
                      assistance under the Safe
                      Drinking Water Act.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-35.............  Disrupter Series:            May 23, 2017
                      Delivering to Consumers.
                      (Subcommittee on Digital
                      Commerce and Consumer
                      Protection).
115-34.............  U.S. Public Health Response  May 23, 2017
                      to the Zika Virus:
                      Continuing Challenges.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-36.............  Disrupter Series: Improving  June 8, 2017
                      Consumer's Financial
                      Options With FinTech.
                      (Subcommittee on Digital
                      Commerce and Consumer
                      Protection).
115-37.............  Examining the Role of the    June 8, 2017
                      Department of Health and
                      Human Services in Health
                      Care Cybersecurity.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-38.............  Promoting Security in        June 13, 2017
                      Wireless Technology.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-39.............  Disrupter Series: Update on  June 13, 2017
                      IOT Opportunities and
                      Challenges. (Subcommittee
                      on Digital Commerce and
                      Consumer Protection).
115-40.............  Defining and Mapping         June 21, 2017
                      Broadband Coverage in
                      America. (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-41.............  Examining the Extension of   June 23, 2017
                      Safety Net Health
                      Programs. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-42.............  Self-Driving Vehicle         June 27, 2017
                      Legislation. (Subcommittee
                      on Digital Commerce and
                      Consumer Protection).
115-43.............  Examining Medical Product    July 12, 2017
                      Manufacturer
                      Communications.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-44.............  Combating the Opioid         July 12, 2017
                      Crisis: Battles in the
                      States. (Subcommittee on
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
115-45.............  Powering America: Examining  July 18, 2017
                      the State of the Electric
                      Industry through Market
                      Participant Perspectives.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-46.............  Examining HRSA's Oversight   July 18, 2017
                      of the 340B Drug Pricing
                      Program. (Subcommittee on
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
115-47.............  Examining Bipartisan         July 20, 2017
                      Legislation to Improve the
                      Medicare Program.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-48.............  Oversight and                July 25, 2017
                      Reauthorization of the
                      Federal Communications
                      Commission. (Subcommittee
                      on Communications and
                      Technology).
115-49.............  Powering America: A Review   July 26, 2017
                      of the Operation and
                      Effectiveness of the
                      Nation's Wholesale
                      Electricity Markets.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-50.............  Examining the Extension of   July 2, 2017
                      Special Needs Plans.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-51.............  Powering America:            September 6, 2017
                      Reevaluating PURPA's
                      Objectives and its Effects
                      on Today's Consumers.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-52.............  EPA Oversight:               September 6, 2017
                      Unimplemented Inspector
                      General and GAO
                      Recommendations.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-53.............  The Broadcast Incentive      September 7, 2017
                      Auction: Update on
                      Repacking Opportunities
                      and Challenges.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-54.............  Big Relief for Small         September 13, 2017
                      Business: Legislation
                      Reducing Regulatory
                      Burdens on Small
                      Manufacturers and Other
                      Job Creators.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-55.............  Modernizing FDA's            September 13, 2017
                      Regulation of Over-the-
                      Counter Drugs.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-56.............  Powering America: Defining   September 14, 2017
                      Reliability in a
                      Transforming Electricity
                      Industry (Part 1).
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-57.............  Supporting Tomorrow's        September 14, 2017
                      Health Providers:
                      Examining Workforce
                      Programs Under the Public
                      Health Service Act.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-58.............  Powering America:            September 26, 2017
                      Technology's Role in
                      Empowering Consumers.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-56.............  Powering America: Defining   October 3, 2017
                      Reliability in a
                      Transforming Electricity
                      Industry (Part 2).
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-59.............  Oversight of the Equifax     October 3, 2017
                      Data Breach: Answers for
                      Consumers. (Subcommittee
                      on Digital Commerce and
                      Consumer Protection).
115-60.............  Examining Patient Access to  October 3, 2017
                      Investigational Drugs.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-61.............  Air Quality Impacts of       October 4, 2017
                      Wildfires: Perspectives of
                      Key Stakeholders.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-62.............  Powering America: Consumer-  October 5, 2017
                      Oriented Perspectives on
                      Improving the Nation's
                      Electricity Markets.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-63.............  Examining How Covered        October 11, 2017
                      Entities Utilize the 340B
                      Drug Pricing Program.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-64.............  Member Day: Testimony and    October 11, 2017
                      Proposals on the Opioid
                      Crisis. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-65.............  Department of Energy         October 12, 2017
                      Missions and Management
                      Priorities. (Subcommittee
                      on Energy).
115-66.............  21st Century Trade           October 12, 2017
                      Barriers: Protectionist
                      Cross Border Data Flow
                      Policies Impact on U.S.
                      Jobs. (Subcommittee on
                      Digital Commerce and
                      Consumer Protection).
115-67.............  Examining HHS's Public       October 24, 2017
                      Health Preparedness for
                      and Response to the 2017
                      Hurricane Season.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-68.............  Federal Efforts to Combat    October 25, 2017
                      the Opioid Crisis: A
                      Status Update on CARA and
                      Other Initiatives. (Full
                      Committee).
115-69.............  Oversight of the Federal     October 25, 2017
                      Communications Commission.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-70.............  Securing Consumers' Credit   November 1, 2017
                      Data in the Age of Digital
                      Commerce. (Subcommittee on
                      Digital Commerce and
                      Consumer Protection).
115-71.............  Oversight of FirstNet--      November 1, 2017
                      State Perspectives.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-72.............  The 2017 Hurricane Season:   November 2, 2017
                      A Review of Emergency
                      Response and Energy
                      Infrastructure Recovery
                      Efforts. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy).
115-73.............  Concerns over Federal        November 2, 2017
                      Select Agent Program
                      Oversight of Dangerous
                      Pathogens. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
115-74.............  Discussion Draft, Energy     November 7, 2017
                      Star Reform Act of 2017
                      and H.R. 3477, Ceiling Fan
                      Energy Conservation
                      Harmonization Act.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-75.............  MACRA and Alternative        November 8, 2017
                      Payment Models: Developing
                      Options for Value-based
                      Care. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-76.............  Perspectives on Mixed        November 9, 2017
                      Martial Arts.
                      (Subcommittee on Digital
                      Commerce and Consumer
                      Protection).
115-77.............  H.R. __, Farm Regulatory     November 9, 2017
                      Certainty Act.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-78.............  Response and Recovery to     November 14, 2017
                      Environmental Concerns
                      from the 2017 Hurricane
                      Season. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-79.............  The Race to 5G and its       November 16, 2017
                      Potential to Revolutionize
                      American Competitiveness.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-80.............  Algorithms: How Companies'   November 29, 2017
                      Decisions About Data and
                      Content Impact Consumers.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology and
                      Subcommittee on Digital
                      Commerce and Consumer
                      Protection).
115-81.............  Powering America: Examining  November 29, 2017
                      the Role of Financial
                      Trading in the Electricity
                      Markets. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy).
115-82.............  Implementing the 21st        November 30, 2017
                      Century Cures Act: An
                      Update from FDA and NIH.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-83.............  Identity Verification in a   November 30, 2017
                      Post-Breach World.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-84.............  Latest Developments in       November 30, 2017
                      Combating Online Sex
                      Trafficking. (Subcommittee
                      on Communications and
                      Technology).
115-85.............  The Mission of the U.S.      December 12, 2017
                      Environmental Protection
                      Agency. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-86.............  Update on the Corporate      December 12, 2017
                      Average Fuel Economy
                      Program (CAFE) and
                      Greenhouse Gas Emissions
                      Standards for Motor
                      Vehicles. (Subcommittee on
                      Digital Commerce and
                      Consumer Protection and
                      Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-87.............  Examining Concerns of        December 2, 2017
                      Patient Brokering and
                      Addiction Treatment Fraud.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-88.............  Examining the Drug Supply    December 13, 2017
                      Chain. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-89.............  The Impacts and Future of    December 13, 2017
                      North American Energy
                      Trade. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy).
115-90.............  DOE Modernization:           January 9, 2018
                      Advancing DOE's Mission
                      for National, Economic,
                      and Energy Security of the
                      United States.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-91.............  Disrupter Series: The        January 18, 2018
                      Internet of Things,
                      Manufacturing and
                      Innovation. (Subcommittee
                      on Digital Commerce and
                      Consumer Protection).
115-92.............  Modernizing the Superfund    January 18, 2018
                      Cleanup Program.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-93.............  Safety of the U.S. Food      January 19, 2018
                      Supply: Continuing
                      Concerns Over the Food and
                      Drug Administration's Food-
                      Recall Process.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-94.............  Legislation Addressing LNG   January 19, 2018
                      Exports and PURPA
                      Modernization.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-95.............  Closing the Digital Divide-- January 30, 2018
                      Broadband Infrastructure
                      Solutions. (Subcommittee
                      on Communications and
                      Technology).
115-96.............  Examining Implementation of  January 30, 2018
                      the Compounding Quality
                      Act. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-97.............  DOE Modernization:           February 6, 2018
                      Advancing the Economic and
                      National Security Benefits
                      of America's Nuclear
                      Infrastructure.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-100............  New Source Review            February 14, 2018
                      Permitting Challenges for
                      Manufacturing and
                      Infrastructure.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-98.............  Oversight of the National    February 14, 2018
                      Highway Traffic Safety
                      Administration.
                      (Subcommittee on Digital
                      Commerce and Consumer
                      Protection).
115-99.............  Examining the Impact of      February 14, 2018
                      Health Care Consolidation.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-101............  Oversight of the Department  February 15, 2018
                      of Health and Human
                      Services. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-102............  State of the Nation's        February 27, 2018
                      Energy Infrastructure.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-103............  Combating the Opioid         February 28, 2018
                      Crisis: Helping
                      Communities Balance
                      Enforcement and Patient
                      Safety. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-104............  Oversight of the National    March 6, 2018
                      Telecommunications and
                      Information
                      Administration.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-105............  Review of Emerging Tech's    March 7, 2018
                      Impact on Retail
                      Operations and Logistics.
                      (Subcommittee on Digital
                      Commerce and Consumer
                      Protection).
115-106............  The Future of                March 7, 2018
                      Transportation Fuels and
                      Vehicles. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-107............  Examining U.S. Public        March 8, 2018
                      Health Preparedness for
                      and Response Efforts to
                      Seasonal Influenza.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-108............  DOE Modernization:           March 14, 2018
                      Legislation Addressing
                      Cybersecurity and
                      Emergency Response.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-109............  Reauthorization of Animal    March 14, 2018
                      Drug User Fees: ADUFA and
                      AGDUFA. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-110............  The Drug Enforcement         March 20, 2018
                      Administration's Role in
                      Combating the Opioid
                      Epidemic. (Subcommittee on
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
115-111............  Fiscal Year 2019 Nuclear     March 20, 2018
                      Regulatory Commission
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy and Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-112............  Combating the Opioid         March 22, 2018
                      Crisis--Prevention and
                      Public Health Solutions.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-113............  Legislative Hearing on Four  March 22, 2018
                      Communications Bills.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-114............  Facebook: Transparency and   April 11, 2018
                      Use of Consumer Data.
                      (Full Committee).
115-115............  Update on the Restoration    February 11, 2018
                      of Puerto Rico's Electric
                      Infrastructure.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-116............  Combating the Opioid         April 11, 2018,
                      Crisis: Improving the       April 12, 2018
                      Ability of Medicare and
                      Medicaid to Provide Care
                      for Patients.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-117............  The Fiscal Year 2019         April 12, 2018
                      Department of Energy
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy).
115-118............  High Octane Fuels and High   April 13, 2018
                      Efficiency Vehicles:
                      Challenges and
                      Opportunities.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-119............  Oversight of the Federal     April 17, 2018
                      Energy Regulatory
                      Commission and the FY2019
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy).
115-120............  From Core to Edge:           April 17, 2018
                      Perspective on Internet
                      Prioritization.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-121............  Oversight of the FY2019 EPA  April 26, 2018
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-122............  Perspectives on Reform of    April 26, 2018
                      the CFIUS Review Process.
                      (Subcommittee on Digital
                      Commerce and Consumer
                      Protection).
115-123............  Do Not Call: Combating       April 27, 2018
                      Robocalls and Caller ID
                      Spoofing. (Subcommittee on
                      Digital Commerce and
                      Consumer Protection).
115-124............  Combating the Opioid         May 8, 2018
                      Epidemic: Examining
                      Concerns About
                      Distribution and
                      Diversion. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
115-125............  Sharing the Road--Policy     May 8, 2018
                      Implications of Electric
                      and Conventional Vehicles
                      in the Years Ahead.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-126............  Improving the Coordination   May 8, 2018
                      and Quality of Substance
                      Use Disorder Treatment.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-127............  Examining the State of       May 10, 2018
                      Electric Transmission
                      Infrastructure--Investment
                      , Planning, Construction,
                      and Alternatives.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-128............  Telecommunications, Global   May 16, 2018
                      Competitiveness, and
                      National Security.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-129............  Legislation Addressing New   May 16, 2018
                      Source Review Permitting
                      Reform. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-130............  Legislative Hearing on H.R.  May 18, 2018
                      2278, the Responsible
                      Disposal Reauthorization
                      Act of 2017, and H.R.
                      2389, to reauthorize the
                      West Valley demonstration
                      project and for other
                      purposes. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-131............  Disrupter Series: Quantum    May 18, 2018
                      Computing. (Subcommittee
                      on Digital Commerce and
                      Consumer Protection).
115-132............  DOE Modernization:           May 22, 2018
                      Legislation Addressing
                      Development, Regulation,
                      and Competitiveness of
                      Advanced Nuclear Energy
                      Technologies.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-133............  Internet of Things           May 22, 2018
                      Legislation. (Subcommittee
                      on Digital Commerce and
                      Consumer Protection).
115-134............  Examining the Olympic        May 23, 2018
                      Community's Ability to
                      Protect Athletes from
                      Sexual Abuse.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-135............  Reauthorization of the       May 23, 2018
                      Children's Hospital
                      Graduate Medical Education
                      Program. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-136............  Examining the                June 6, 2018
                      Reauthorization of the
                      Pandemic and All-Hazards
                      Preparedness Act.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-137............  Improving the Hydropower     June 7, 2018
                      Licensing Process.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-138............  Understanding the Digital    June 14, 2018
                      Advertising Ecosystem.
                      (Subcommittee on Digital
                      Commerce and Consumer
                      Protection).
115-139............  The Chemical Facilities      June 14, 2018
                      Anti-Terrorism Standards
                      Program (CFATS)--A
                      Progress Report.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-140............  The State of U.S. Public     June 15, 2018
                      Health Biopreparedness:
                      Responding to Biological
                      Attacks, Pandemics, and
                      Emerging Infectious
                      Disease Outbreaks.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-141............  The Benefits of Tax Reform   June 20, 2018
                      on the Energy Sector and
                      Consumers. (Subcommittee
                      on Energy).
115-142............  Examination of the GAO       June 20, 2018
                      Audit Series of HHS
                      Cybersecurity.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-143............  H.R. 2651, the Horseracing   June 22, 2018
                      Integrity Act of 2017.
                      (Subcommittee on Digital
                      Commerce and Consumer
                      Protection).
115-144............  Advanced Biofuels Under the  June 22, 2018
                      Renewable Fuel Standard:
                      Current Status and Future
                      Prospects. (Subcommittee
                      on Environment).
115-145............  The Shifting Geopolitics of  June 26, 2018
                      Oil and Gas. (Subcommittee
                      on Energy).
115-146............  Discussion Draft: National   June 26, 2018
                      Telecommunications and
                      Information Administration
                      Reauthorization Act of
                      2018. (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-147............  Opportunities to Improve     July 11, 2018
                      the 340B Drug Pricing
                      Program. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-148............  Protecting Customer          July 11, 2018
                      Proprietary Network
                      Information in the
                      Internet Age.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-149............  Examining Drug-Impaired      July 11, 2018
                      Driving. (Subcommittee on
                      Digital Commerce and
                      Consumer Protection).
115-150............  Realizing the Benefits of    July 17, 2018
                      Rural Broadband:
                      Challenges and Solutions.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-151............  Examining State Efforts to   July 17, 2018
                      Improve Transparency of
                      Health Care Costs for
                      Consumers. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
115-152............  Powering America: The Role   July 18, 2018
                      of Energy Storage in the
                      Nation's Electricity
                      System. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy).
115-153............  Oversight of the Federal     July 18, 2018
                      Trade Commission.
                      (Subcommittee on Digital
                      Commerce and Consumer
                      Protection).
115-154............  21st Century Cures           July 19, 2018
                      Implementation: Examining
                      Mental Health Initiatives.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-155............  Examining Advertising and    July 24, 2018
                      Marketing Practices within
                      the Substance Use
                      Treatment Industry.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-156............  DOE Modernization:           July 24, 2018
                      Legislation to Authorize a
                      Pilot Project to
                      Commercialize the
                      Strategic Petroleum
                      Reserve. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy).
115-157............  21st Century Cures           July 25, 2018
                      Implementation: Updates
                      from FDA and NIH.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-158............  Background on Renewable      July 25, 2018
                      Identification Numbers
                      under the Renewable Fuel
                      Standard. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-159............  Oversight of the Federal     July 25, 2018
                      Communications Commission.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-160............  MACRA and MIPS: An Update    July 26, 2018
                      on the Merit-based
                      Incentive Payment System.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-161............  Opportunities to Improve     September 5, 2018
                      Health Care. (Subcommittee
                      on Health).
115-162............  Twitter: Transparency and    September 5, 2018
                      Accountability. (Full
                      Committee).
115-163............  Perfluorinated Chemicals in  September 6, 2018
                      the Environment: An Update
                      on the Response to
                      Contamination and
                      Challenges Presented.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-164............  Examining Federal Efforts    September 6, 2018
                      to Ensure Quality of Care
                      and Resident Safety in
                      Nursing Homes.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigation).
115-165............  Air Quality Impacts of       September 13, 2018
                      Wildfires: Mitigation and
                      Management Strategies.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-166............  Examining Barriers to        September 13, 2018
                      Expanding Innovative,
                      Value-Based Care in
                      Medicare. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-167............  Built in America: Jobs and   September 26, 2018
                      Growth in the
                      Manufacturing Sector.
                      (Subcommittee on Digital
                      Commerce and Consumer
                      Protection).
115-168............  Solutions to Strengthen      September 26, 2018
                      U.S. Public Safety
                      Communications.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-169............  Better Data and Better       September 27, 2018
                      Outcomes: Reducing
                      Maternal Mortality in the
                      U.S. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-170............  DOE Modernization--The       September 27, 2018
                      Office of Cybersecurity,
                      Energy Security, and
                      Emergency Response.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-171............  State of the Media           September 27, 2018
                      Marketplace. (Subcommittee
                      on Communications and
                      Technology).
115-172............  Discussion Draft: The 21st   December 11, 2018
                      Century Transportation
                      Fuels Act. (Subcommittee
                      on Environment).
115-173............  Implementing the 21st        December 11, 2018
                      Century Cures Act: An
                      Update from the Office of
                      the National Coordinator.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-174............  RAY BAUM'S Act: A            December 11, 2018
                      Bipartisan Foundation for
                      Bridging the Digital
                      Divide. (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-175............  Examining the Availability   December 12, 2018
                      of SAFE Kits at Hospitals
                      in the United States.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-176............  Public-Private Partnerships  December 12, 2018
                      for Federal Energy
                      Management. (Subcommittee
                      on Energy).
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     HEARINGS HELD PURSUANT TO CLAUSES 2(n), (o), OR (p) OF RULE XI
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     Serial No.             Hearing Title             Hearing Date(s)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
115-1..............  Medicaid Oversight:          January 31, 2017
                      Existing Problems and Ways
                      to Strengthen the Program.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-2..............  Strengthening Medicaid and   February 1, 2017
                      Prioritizing the Most
                      Vulnerable. (Subcommittee
                      on Health).
115-3..............  The Electricity Sector's     February 1, 2017
                      Efforts to Respond to
                      Cybersecurity Threats.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-4..............  Patient Relief from          February 2, 2017
                      Collapsing Health Markets.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-10.............  Examining FDA's Generic      March 2, 2017
                      Drug and Biosimilar User
                      Fee Programs.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-18.............  Examining FDA's              March 22, 2017
                      Prescription Drug User Fee
                      Program. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-20.............  Examining FDA's Medical      March 28, 2017
                      Device User Fee Program.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-24.............  Cybersecurity in the Heath   April 4, 2017
                      Care Sector: Strengthening
                      Public-Private
                      Partnerships.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-28.............  Examining Improvements to    May 2, 2017
                      the Regulation of Medical
                      Technologies.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-29.............  Combating Waste, Fraud, and  May 2, 2017
                      Abuse in Medicaid's
                      Personal Care Services
                      Program. (Subcommittee on
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
115-31.............  Future of Emergency          May 17, 2017
                      Alerting. (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-34.............  U.S. Public Health Response  May 23, 2017
                      to the Zika Virus:
                      Continuing Challenges.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-37.............  Examining the Role of the    June 8, 2017
                      Department of Health and
                      Human Services in Health
                      Care Cybersecurity.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-38.............  Promoting Security in        June 13, 2017
                      Wireless Technology.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-41.............  Examining the Extension of   June 23, 2017
                      Safety Net Health
                      Programs. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-43.............  Examining Medical Product    July 12, 2017
                      Manufacturer
                      Communications.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-44.............  Combating the Opioid         July 12, 2017
                      Crisis: Battles in the
                      States. (Subcommittee on
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
115-46.............  Examining HRSA's Oversight   July 18, 2017
                      of the 340B Drug Pricing
                      Program. (Subcommittee on
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
115-47.............  Examining Bipartisan         July 20, 2017
                      Legislation to Improve the
                      Medicare Program.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-48.............  Oversight and                July 25, 2017
                      Reauthorization of the
                      Federal Communications
                      Commission. (Subcommittee
                      on Communications and
                      Technology).
115-50.............  Examining the Extension of   July 2, 2017
                      Special Needs Plans.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-52.............  EPA Oversight:               September 6, 2017
                      Unimplemented Inspector
                      General and GAO
                      Recommendations.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-55.............  Modernizing FDA's            September 13, 2017
                      Regulation of Over-the-
                      Counter Drugs.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-63.............  Examining How Covered        October 11, 2017
                      Entities Utilize the 340B
                      Drug Pricing Program.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-64.............  Member Day: Testimony and    October 11, 2017
                      Proposals on the Opioid
                      Crisis. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-65.............  Department of Energy         October 12, 2017
                      Missions and Management
                      Priorities. (Subcommittee
                      on Energy).
115-67.............  Examining HHS's Public       October 24, 2017
                      Health Preparedness for
                      and Response to the 2017
                      Hurricane Season.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-68.............  Federal Efforts to Combat    October 25, 2017
                      the Opioid Crisis: A
                      Status Update on CARA and
                      Other Initiatives. (Full
                      Committee).
115-69.............  Oversight of the Federal     October 25, 2017
                      Communications Commission.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-71.............  Oversight of FirstNet--      November 1, 2017
                      State Perspectives.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-72.............  The 2017 Hurricane Season:   November 2, 2017
                      A Review of Emergency
                      Response and Energy
                      Infrastructure Recovery
                      Efforts. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy).
115-73.............  Concerns over Federal        November 2, 2017
                      Select Agent Program
                      Oversight of Dangerous
                      Pathogens. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
115-78.............  Response and Recovery to     November 14, 2017
                      Environmental Concerns
                      from the 2017 Hurricane
                      Season. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-88.............  Examining the Drug Supply    December 13, 2017
                      Chain. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-90.............  DOE Modernization:           January 9, 2018
                      Advancing DOE's Mission
                      for National, Economic,
                      and Energy Security of the
                      United States.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-93.............  Safety of the U.S. Food      January 19, 2018
                      Supply: Continuing
                      Concerns Over the Food and
                      Drug Administration's Food-
                      Recall Process.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-97.............  DOE Modernization:           February 6, 2018
                      Advancing the Economic and
                      National Security Benefits
                      of America's Nuclear
                      Infrastructure.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-98.............  Oversight of the National    February 14, 2018
                      Highway Traffic Safety
                      Administration.
                      (Subcommittee on Digital
                      Commerce and Consumer
                      Protection).
115-101............  Oversight of the Department  February 15, 2018
                      of Health and Human
                      Services. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-103............  Combating the Opioid         February 28, 201
                      Crisis: Helping
                      Communities Balance
                      Enforcement and Patient
                      Safety. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-104............  Oversight of the National    March 6, 2018
                      Telecommunications and
                      Information
                      Administration.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-107............  Examining U.S. Public        March 8, 2018
                      Health Preparedness for
                      and Response Efforts to
                      Seasonal Influenza.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-108............  DOE Modernization:           March 14, 2018
                      Legislation Addressing
                      Cybersecurity and
                      Emergency Response.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-109............  Reauthorization of Animal    March 14, 2018
                      Drug User Fees: ADUFA and
                      AGDUFA. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-110............  The Drug Enforcement         March 20, 2018
                      Administration's Role in
                      Combating the Opioid
                      Epidemic. (Subcommittee on
                      Oversight and
                      Investigations).
115-111............  Fiscal Year 2019 Nuclear     March 20, 2018
                      Regulatory Commission
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy and Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-112............  Combating the Opioid         March 21, 2018, March
                      Crisis--Prevention and       22, 2018
                      Public Health Solutions.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-115............  Update on the Restoration    February 11, 2018
                      of Puerto Rico's Electric
                      Infrastructure.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-116............  Combating the Opioid         April 11, 2018, April
                      Crisis: Improving the        12, 2018
                      Ability of Medicare and
                      Medicaid to Provide Care
                      for Patients.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-117............  The Fiscal Year 2019         April 12, 2018
                      Department of Energy
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy).
115-119............  Oversight of the Federal     April 17, 2018
                      Energy Regulatory
                      Commission and the FY2019
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Energy).
115-120............  From Core to Edge:           April 17, 2018
                      Perspective on Internet
                      Prioritization.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-121............  Oversight of the FY2019 EPA  April 26, 2018
                      Budget. (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-124............  Combating the Opioid         May 8, 2018
                      Epidemic: Examining
                      Concerns About
                      Distribution and
                      Diversion. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
115-126............  Improving the Coordination   May 8, 2018
                      and Quality of Substance
                      Use Disorder Treatment.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-128............  Telecommunications, Global   May 16, 2018
                      Competitiveness, and
                      National Security.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-132............  DOE Modernization:           May 22, 2018
                      Legislation Addressing
                      Development, Regulation,
                      and Competitiveness of
                      Advanced Nuclear Energy
                      Technologies.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
115-134............  Examining the Olympic        May 23, 2018
                      Community's Ability to
                      Protect Athletes from
                      Sexual Abuse.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-135............  Reauthorization of the       May 23, 2018
                      Children's Hospital
                      Graduate Medical Education
                      Program. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-136............  Examining the                June 6, 2018
                      Reauthorization of the
                      Pandemic and All-Hazards
                      Preparedness Act.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-139............  The Chemical Facilities      June 14, 2018
                      Anti-Terrorism Standards
                      Program (CFATS)--A
                      Progress Report.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-140............  The State of U.S. Public     June 15, 2018
                      Health Biopreparedness:
                      Responding to Biological
                      Attacks, Pandemics, and
                      Emerging Infectious
                      Disease Outbreaks.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-142............  Examination of the GAO       June 20, 2018
                      Audit Series of HHS
                      Cybersecurity.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-147............  Opportunities to Improve     July 11, 2018
                      the 340B Drug Pricing
                      Program. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-151............  Examining State Efforts to   July 17, 2018
                      Improve Transparency of
                      Health Care Costs for
                      Consumers. (Subcommittee
                      on Oversight and
                      Investigations).
115-153............  Oversight of the Federal     July 18, 2018
                      Trade Commission.
                      (Subcommittee on Digital
                      Commerce and Consumer
                      Protection).
115-155............  Examining Advertising and    July 24, 2018
                      Marketing Practices within
                      the Substance Use
                      Treatment Industry.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigations).
115-159............  Oversight of the Federal     July 25, 2018
                      Communications Commission.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Communications and
                      Technology).
115-160............  MACRA and MIPS: An Update    July 26, 2018
                      on the Merit-based
                      Incentive Payment System.
                      (Subcommittee on Health).
115-161............  Opportunities to Improve     September 5, 2018
                      Health Care. (Subcommittee
                      on Health).
115-163............  Perfluorinated Chemicals in  September 6, 2018
                      the Environment: An Update
                      on the Response to
                      Contamination and
                      Challenges Presented.
                      (Subcommittee on
                      Environment).
115-164............  Examining Federal Efforts    September 6, 2018
                      to Ensure Quality of Care
                      and Resident Safety in
                      Nursing Homes.
                      (Subcommittee on Oversight
                      and Investigation).
115-166............  Examining Barriers to        September 13, 2018
                      Expanding Innovative,
                      Value-Based Care in
                      Medicare. (Subcommittee on
                      Health).
115-170............  DOE Modernization--The       September 27, 2018
                      Office of Cybersecurity,
                      Energy Security, and
                      Emergency Response.
                      (Subcommittee on Energy).
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