SENIOR CITIZENS

SENIOR CITIZENS

SENIOR CITIZENS

Amendments

Dept. of Justice: establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled (H.R. 695), S627, S656 [6FE], S709 [7FE], H699, H700 [30JA]

——— establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled (H.R. 695), consideration of Senate amendments (H. Res. 714), H697 [30JA]

Drugs: provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment (H.R. 6), S6063 [6SE], S6193 [17SE], H5522, H5560, H5561, H5562, H5564, H5565, H5566 [22JN]

——— provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment (H.R. 6), consideration (H. Res. 949), H5302 [20JN]

Economy: promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections (S. 2155), S1381, S1382, S1383, S1384, S1386, S1387, S1388, S1389, S1390, S1394 [6MR], S1432, S1446, S1462, S1463, S1464, S1465, S1466, S1468, S1469, S1470, S1471, S1472, S1473, S1474, S1475, S1482, S1483, S1484, S1485, S1486, S1487, S1488, S1489, S1490, S1491, S1492, S1493, S1494, S1495, S1497, S1498, S1501, S1502, S1504, S1524 [7MR], S1545, S1584, S1585, S1586, S1588, S1590, S1592, S1593, S1594, S1600, S1601, S1610, S1614 [8MR], S1635, S1636, S1637, S1639, S1640 [12MR]

——— promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections (S. 2155), consideration (H. Res. 905), H4300 [22MY]

Federal Task Force To Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: establish (S. 1091), S1977 [22MR]

Insurance: ensure that health insurance issuers and group health plans do not prohibit pharmacy providers from providing certain information to enrollees (S. 2554), S6062 [6SE], S6179 [17SE]

Medicare: modify requirement for certain former Armed Forces members to enroll in Part B to be eligible for TRICARE for Life and provide coverage of certain DNA specimen provenance assay tests (H.R. 6886), H9157 [28SE]

——— prohibit health plans and pharmacy benefit managers from restricting pharmacies from informing individuals regarding prices for certain drugs and biologicals (S. 2553), S6030, S6033 [4SE]

Appointments

Social Security Advisory Board, S6415 [1OC], H1337 [1MR]

Bills and resolutions

Balance Awareness Week: designate (see H. Res. 1061), H8170 [12SE]

Budget: exempt Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from any Federal balanced budget requirement (see H.R. 5466), H3146 [11AP]

Bureau of Prisons: improve compassionate release process (see S. 2471), S1286 [28FE]

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: accelerate progress toward prevention strategies, treatments, and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and provide caregivers dementia care training (see S. 2387), S703 [7FE] (see H.R. 4957), H973 [7FE]

——— provide for an action plan to prevent opioid addictions and enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (see S. 2769), S2484 [26AP] (see H.R. 5590), H3505 [24AP]

Commission on Retirement Security: establish (see S. 2753), S2440 [25AP]

Commission on Sustaining Medicare and Social Security: establish (see H.R. 6837), H8732 [17SE]

Dept. of Agriculture: authorize appropriations for the Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (see H.R. 5316), H1651 [15MR]

Dept. of HHS: authorize Federal assistance to State adult protective services programs to implement a network of elder abuse prevention and response measures (see H.R. 6744), H7941 [7SE]

——— authorize grants for local care corps programs through which qualified volunteers provide care, companionship, and other services to seniors and individuals in need (see S. 3608), S6816 [11OC]

——— award grants to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other long-term care facilities to improve their preparedness for power outages (see H.R. 5832), H3977 [15MY]

——— clarify intent, enhance integrity, and protect and expand 340B discount drug program to meet the needs of the opioid drug crisis (see H.R. 6071), H5093 [12JN]

——— conduct a study and submit a report on barriers to accessing abuse-deterrent opioid formulations for certain Medicare enrollees (see H.R. 5582), H3451 [23AP]

——— develop guidance on pain management and prevention of opioid use disorder for hospitals receiving payments under Medicare (see H.R. 5699), H3833 [8MY] (see H.R. 5774), H3934 [11MY]

——— establish a technical expert panel for purposes of evaluating use of opioid-related quality measures under Medicare (see H.R. 5779), H3935 [11MY]

——— establish Office of Older LGBT Policy and a rural outreach grant program carried out by such Office (see S. 3555), S6630 [5OC]

——— extend funding for certain public health programs (see H.R. 4820), H551 [18JA]

——— finalize certain proposed provisions relative to Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) under Medicare and Medicaid (see S. 3338), S5582 [1AU] (see H.R. 6561), H7721 [26JY]

——— make available on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website opioid prescribing guidance for certain Medicare beneficiaries and update such guidance periodically (see H.R. 5777), H3934 [11MY]

——— reauthorize Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program and reinstate Geriatric Academic Career Awards program (see S. 2888), S2793 [21MY]

——— report on extent to which certain Medicare Advantage plans include supplemental health care benefits designed to treat or prevent substance use disorders (see H.R. 5725), H3884 [9MY]

——— study and submit to Congress a report recommending how to improve use of non-opioid treatments for acute and chronic pain management for individuals under Medicare (see S. 3008), S3035 [6JN] (see H.R. 5722), H3884 [9MY]

——— study feasibility of expanding eligibility for enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans to individuals enrolled in Medicaid or a group health plan (see H.R. 5254), H1542 [13MR]

——— submit report on effects of inclusion of quality increases in the determination of blended benchmark amounts under Medicare part C (see S. 3496), S6304 [25SE] (see H.R. 4952), H901 [6FE]

Dept. of Justice: establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled (H.R. 695), consideration of Senate amendments (see H. Res. 714), H676 [29JA]

Dept. of Transportation: establish a grant program to reimburse public transportation agencies that offer free unlimited transportation passes to eligible individuals (see H.R. 5542), H3396 [17AP]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish Alzheimer’s disease research, education, and clinical centers (see H.R. 5191), H1475 [7MR]

Depts. of Justice and Transportation: authorize Federal funding to integrate U.S. territories into the national AMBER Alert system (see S. 3461), S6223 [18SE] (see H.R. 6350), H6173 [12JY]

Depts. of Labor and HHS: draft disclosures describing the rights and liabilities of customers of domestic care services and require such services to provide such disclosures in their contracts (see H.R. 5577), H3448 [19AP]

Diseases and disorders: protect Medicare and VA benefits for medical device treatments for male incontinence and impotence resulting from treatment for prostate cancer and other diseases (see H. Res. 812), H3095 [10AP]

Drugs: provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment (see H.R. 6), H5151 [13JN]

——— provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment (H.R. 6), concur in Senate amendment (see H. Res. 1099), H9406 [28SE]

——— provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment (H.R. 6), consideration (see H. Res. 949), H5283 [19JN]

Economy: promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections (S. 2155), consideration (see H. Res. 905), H4283 [21MY]

Employment: extend age discrimination protections to additional employees (see H.R. 6811), H8725 [13SE]

Federal aid programs: recognize essential benefit of Medicare and Social Security programs to current enrollees and strengthen such programs for future generations (see H. Res. 1026), H7687 [25JY]

Independent Transportation Network of America (organization): tribute (see S. Res. 491), S2485 [26AP] (see H. Res. 851), H3706 [26AP]

Insurance: ensure that health insurance issuers and group health plans do not prohibit pharmacy providers from providing certain information to enrollees (see S. 2554), S1735 [14MR] (see H.R. 6143), H5284 [19JN]

——— prohibit health insurance issuers, group health plans, Medicare Advantage organizations, and prescription drug plan sponsors from limiting drug price information a pharmacy may give to a consumer (see H.R. 6641), H7734 [31JY] (see H.R. 6733), H7941 [7SE]

Investments: increase portability of and access to retirement savings (see S. 2474), S1286 [28FE] (see H.R. 6540), H7720 [26JY]

Medicare: allow individuals to choose to opt out of part A benefit (see S. 3560), S6731 [9OC] (see H.R. 6703), H7870 [5SE]

——— allow qualified group practices to furnish certain items and services at qualified skilled nursing facilities to individuals entitled to certain benefits to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations (see H.R. 6502), H7685 [25JY]

——— apply secondary payer rules to certain workers’ compensation settlement agreements and qualified set-aside provisions (see S. 3079), S3982 [18JN] (see H.R. 6619), H7723 [26JY]

——— codify and permanently extend hospital wage index imputed rural floor (see S. 3599), S6816 [11OC] (see H.R. 6855), H8738 [20SE]

——— cover opioid treatment program services (see S. 2875), S2773 [17MY] (see H.R. 5080, 5083), H1226 [23FE] (see H.R. 5776), H3934 [11MY]

——— cover screening computed tomography colonography as a colorectal screening test (see S. 3465), S6223 [18SE]

——— create alternative sanctions for technical noncompliance with the Stark rule limiting certain physician referrals (see S. 3054), S3760 [12JN]

——— deliver a meaningful drug benefit and lower prescription drug prices (see H.R. 6575), H7722 [26JY]

——— eliminate Medicare Advantage provision that inadvertently penalizes Medicare Advantage plans for providing high quality care to beneficiaries (see S. 3497), S6304 [25SE]

——— encourage use of non-opioid analgesics for management of post-surgical pain (see H.R. 5809), H3976 [15MY]

——— ensure equitable payment for, and beneficiary access to, diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals under hospital outpatient prospective payment system (see H.R. 6948), H9150 [27SE]

——— establish a smart card pilot program to combat fraud, waste, and abuse and to protect beneficiary identity (see H.R. 6690), H7776 [28AU]

——— establish rules for payment for graduate medical education (GME) costs for hospitals that establish a new medical residency training program after hosting resident rotators for short durations (see S. 3305), S5517 [31JY] (see H.R. 6056), H5020 [8JN]

——— expand coverage of services furnished by genetic counselors under part B (see H.R. 7083), H9443 [23OC]

——— expand eligibility for medication therapy management programs to include certain individuals who are at risk for prescription drug abuse (see H.R. 5684), H3781 [7MY]

——— expand use of telehealth services for treatment of opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders (see S. 2901), S2835 [22MY]

——— extend or renew certain reasonable cost reimbursement contracts (see H.R. 6341), H6111 [11JY]

——— extend special election period under part C for certain deemed individuals enrolled in a reasonable cost reimbursement contract to certain nondeemed individuals enrolled in such contract (see H.R. 6662), H7750 [10AU]

——— identify and notify outlier prescribers of opioids (see S. 2920), S2835 [22MY] (see H.R. 5716), H3884 [9MY]

——— improve access to, and utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits under part B by establishing a minimum payment amount under such part for bone mass measurement (see S. 3160), S4734 [28JN]

——— improve access to mental health services (see S. 2613), S1947 [22MR]

——— improve affordability and enrollment procedures (see S. 3316), S5581 [1AU]

——— improve home health payment reforms (see S. 3458), S6223 [18SE] (see S. 3545), S6495 [3OC] (see H.R. 6932), H9149 [27SE]

——— improve quality measurement and development (see S. 3493), S6304 [25SE]

——— include screening for potential substance use disorders and a review of any current opioid prescriptions as part of the initial preventive physical examination and the annual wellness visit (see S. 2900), S2835 [22MY]

——— increase hospital competition (see H.R. 7084), H9443 [23OC]

——— modify payments for certain outpatient surgical services (see H.R. 5804), H3976 [15MY]

——— modify requirement for certain former Armed Forces members to enroll in Part B to be eligible for TRICARE for Life and provide coverage of certain DNA specimen provenance assay tests (see H.R. 6886), H8884 [25SE]

——— permit nurse practitioners and physician assistants to satisfy the documentation requirement for coverage of certain shoes for individuals with diabetes (see S. 3067), S3951 [14JN]

——— permit occupational therapists to conduct initial assessment visits under a home health plan of care for certain rehabilitation cases (see H.R. 6225), H5748 [26JN]

——— permit review of certain payment determinations for disproportionate share hospitals (see S. 2690), S2218 [17AP] (see H.R. 5985), H4736 [29MY]

——— preserve integrity by maintaining current eligibility age of 65 (see H. Res. 1096), H9151 [27SE]

——— prevent growth rate cliff for out-of-pocket threshold under part D (see H.R. 6563), H7721 [26JY]

——— prohibit health plans and pharmacy benefit managers from restricting pharmacies from informing individuals regarding prices for certain drugs and biologicals (see S. 2553), S1735 [14MR] (see H.R. 6144), H5284 [19JN]

——— prohibit health plans and pharmacy benefit managers from restricting pharmacies from informing individuals regarding prices for certain drugs and biologicals (S. 2553), correction in enrollment (see S. Con. Res. 49), S6388 [28SE]

——— provide clarification about minimal self-adjustment for off-the-shelf orthotics (see H.R. 4772), H168 [11JA]

——— provide coverage for custom fabricated breast prostheses following a mastectomy (see H.R. 6980), H9405 [28SE]

——— provide coverage for digital retinal imaging with remote interpretation (see H.R. 6639), H7732 [27JY]

——— provide coverage of certain mental health telehealth services (see H.R. 6781), H8169 [12SE]

——— provide coverage of FDA-approved qualifying colorectal cancer screening blood-based tests (see S. 2523), S1578 [8MR] (see S. 2928), S2877 [23MY] (see H.R. 6062), H5021 [8JN]

——— provide coverage of hearing aids and related hearing services (see H.R. 6052), H5020 [8JN]

——— provide coverage of methadone (see S. 2704), S2261 [18AP]

——— provide educational resources regarding opioid use and pain management as part of the ‘‘Medicare & You’’ handbook (see S. 2707), S2262 [18AP] (see H.R. 5685), H3781 [7MY]

——— provide for a combined part B and D drug out-of-pocket costs limitation (see H.R. 7001), H9406 [28SE]

——— provide for a special enrollment period for individuals enrolled in COBRA continuation coverage (see H.R. 5104), H1332 [27FE]

——— provide for ambulatory surgical center representation during review of hospital outpatient payment rates (see H.R. 6138), H5284 [19JN]

——— provide for an opioid use disorder treatment demonstration program (see H.R. 5605), H3505 [24AP]

——— provide for certain program integrity transparency measures (see S. 2905), S2835 [22MY] (see H.R. 5715), H3884 [9MY]

——— provide for certain reforms relative to supplemental health insurance policies (see H.R. 6431), H6557 [18JY]

——— provide for coverage of cancer care planning and coordination (see H.R. 5160), H1372 [5MR]

——— provide for coverage of rural emergency medical center services (see H.R. 5678), H3781 [7MY]

——— provide for direct payment to physician assistants (see H.R. 5506), H3315 [13AP]

——— provide for electronic prior authorization for covered part D drugs (see S. 2908), S2835 [22MY] (see H.R. 4841), H553 [18JA]

——— provide for patient protection by establishing safe nurse staffing levels at certain Medicare providers (see S. 2446), S1164 [15FE] (see H.R. 5052), H1212 [15FE]

——— provide for review and adjustment of payments under outpatient prospective payment system to avoid financial incentives to use opioids instead of non-opioid alternative treatments (see H.R. 5778), H3935 [11MY] (see H.R. 6110), H5199 [14JN]

——— provide for technical amendments to Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (see H.R. 4987), H1074 [8FE]

——— provide for temporary stabilization of Medicare Advantage payments following Hurricane Maria (see H.R. 6809), H8725 [13SE]

——— recognize certain certified diabetes educators as certified providers for purposes of outpatient diabetes self-management training services (see S. 3366), S5831 [22AU] (see H.R. 5768), H3929 [10MY]

——— reform graduate medical education program to support rural residency training funding that is equitable for all States (see S. 3014), S3035 [6JN]

——— remove the physician certification requirement for inpatient critical access hospital services (see H.R. 5507), H3315 [13AP]

——— require Dept. of HHS to determine covered part D prescription drug prices for beneficiaries (see H.R. 6574), H7722 [26JY]

——— require Dept. of HHS to negotiate prices of prescription drugs (see H.R. 6505), H7685 [25JY]

——— require drug manufacturers to pay a rebate for certain drugs if the price of such drugs increases faster than inflation (see H.R. 5150), H1340 [1MR]

——— require e-prescribing for coverage under part D of prescription drugs that are controlled substances (see S. 2460), S1243 [27FE]

——— require hospitals to provide information on acquisition costs for drugs in the 340B discount drug program and total revenues received by the hospital for such drugs (see S. 2453), S1243 [27FE]

——— require Medicare Advantage and part D prescription drug plans to include information on risks associated with opioids, coverage of certain nonopioid pain treatments, and safe disposal of prescription drugs (see H.R. 5775), H3934 [11MY]

——— require Medicare Advantage and part D prescription drug plans to provide information on safe disposal of prescription drugs that are controlled substances to certain enrolled individuals (see S. 3489), S6304 [25SE] (see H.R. 5714), H3884 [9MY]

——— require prescription drug plan sponsors to establish drug management programs for at-risk beneficiaries (see H.R. 5675), H3749 [3MY]

——— require prescription drug plan sponsors to establish drug management programs for at-risk beneficiaries, electronic prior authorization for covered part D drugs, and provide for other program integrity measures (see H.R. 5773), H3934 [11MY]

——— require prescription drug plans to include information on adverse effects of opioid overutilization and of coverage of nonpharmacological therapies and nonopioid medications or devices used to treat pain (see H.R. 5686), H3781 [7MY]

——— require review of current opioid prescriptions for chronic pain and screening for opioid use disorder be included in initial preventive physical examinations (see H.R. 5798), H3975 [15MY]

——— require the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to report on opioid payment, adverse incentives, and data (see H.R. 5723), H3884 [9MY]

——— revise certain measures used under the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey relating to pain management (see H.R. 5719), H3884 [9MY]

——— suspend payments by prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage prescription drug plans pending investigation of credible allegations of fraud by pharmacies (see S. 3327), S5582 [1AU] (see H.R. 5676), H3749 [3MY]

——— treat audiologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing services, improve access to audiology services available for coverage, and enable beneficiaries to have their choice of audiologists (see S. 2575), S1844 [20MR]

——— waive certain telehealth requirements in the case of certain treatment of an opioid use disorder or co-occurring mental health disorder (see H.R. 5603), H3505 [24AP]

Medicare/Medicaid: ensure prompt coverage of breakthrough devices (see H.R. 5997), H4775 [5JN]

——— help end addictions and lessen substance abuse disorders (see S. 3120), S4368 [25JN]

——— improve access to care for beneficiaries through models tested under Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (see H.R. 6601), H7723 [26JY]

——— modify skilled nursing facility training lockout penalties to allow certain facilities to continue certified nurse assistant training (see H.R. 6986), H9405 [28SE]

——— protect (see S. 3330), S5582 [1AU]

——— provide coverage of services furnished by freestanding emergency centers (see S. 3531), S6388 [28SE]

——— provide for a demonstration program and pilot project to expand choice for inpatient psychiatric services (see H.R. 6343), H6172 [12JY]

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day: designate (see S. Res. 638), S6224 [18SE]

National Pressure Ulcer/Injury Prevention Day: designate (see H. Res. 1133), H9448 [26OC]

National Retirement Security Week: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 654), S6342 [26SE]

National Senior Corps Week: designate (see S. Res. 483), S2440 [25AP] (see H. Res. 859), H3742 [27AP]

National Senior Fraud Awareness Day: designate (see S. Res. 506), S2623 [10MY] (see H. Res. 765), H1441 [6MR]

Older Americans Month: designate (see S. Res. 517), S2793 [21MY]

Pensions: authorize a new composite multiemployer pension plan design (see H.R. 4997), H1125 [13FE]

Postal Service: issue Stamp Out Elder Abuse Semipostal Stamp (see S. 3594), S6815 [11OC] (see H.R. 7061), H9430 [12OC]

SEC: establish Senior Investor Taskforce (see S. 3323), S5582 [1AU] (see H.R. 6323), H6041 [10JY]

Senior Scams Prevention Advisory Council: establish (see S. 3522), S6356 [27SE]

Social Security: allow older disabled individuals to remain in the workforce by removing age limit on Medicaid buy-in program and work restrictions on disabled adult children who have reached retirement age (see H.R. 7101), H9448 [26OC]

——— clarify entitlement to certain benefits through the month of the death of the beneficiary (see H.R. 5302), H1651 [15MR]

——— credit prospectively individuals serving as caregivers of dependent relatives with deemed wages for up to five years of such service (see H.R. 6952), H9150 [27SE]

——— eliminate waiting periods for disability insurance benefits and Medicare coverage for individuals with metastatic breast cancer (see H.R. 6114), H5199 [14JN]

——— enhance benefits for children, divorced spouses, and widows and widowers (see S. 2484), S1316 [1MR]

——— exempt firefighters and police officers from the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions (see S. 3433), S6142 [12SE]

——— expand exception to the windfall elimination provision based on years of coverage (see H.R. 6962), H9151 [27SE]

——— prevent low-income seniors from losing benefits due to defaulted student loan debt by increasing amount of benefits exempted from garnishment (see S. 3320), S5582 [1AU]

——— protect system and improve benefits (see S. 2671), S2141 [16AP]

——— protect system and improve benefits (H.R. 1902), consideration (see H. Res. 968), H5748 [26JN]

——— strengthen by reforming benefit formula and calculation of cost-of-living adjustments and improving long-term condition of the trust fund (see H.R. 6929), H9149 [27SE]

SSA: permanently appropriate funding for administrative expenses, eliminate waiting periods for receipt of disability benefits and Medicare eligibility, and implement a moratorium on closure of field offices (see S. 3147), S4512 [27JN] (see H.R. 6251), H5815 [27JN]

——— provide confirmation of fraud protection data to certain permitted entities (see H.R. 5192), H1475 [7MR]

——— provide confirmation of fraud protection data to certain permitted entities (H.R. 5192), consideration (see H. Res. 830), H3342 [16AP]

SSI: create poverty relief benefit for certain senior citizens and disabled individuals (see S. 2653), S2120 [12AP]

Taxation: allow a deduction for health insurance costs of eligible retirees (see H.R. 6936), H9150 [27SE]

——— allow first responders to continue to exclude service-connected disability pension payments after reaching the age of retirement (see S. 2860), S2724 [16MY] (see H.R. 5860), H4209 [17MY]

——— allow individuals entitled to Medicare Part A by reason of being over age 65 to contribute to health savings accounts (see H.R. 6309), H5990 [6JY]

——— allow individuals only enrolled in Medicare Part A to contribute to health savings accounts (see H.R. 6283), H5974 [28JN]

——— encourage retirement savings (see S. 2526), S1578 [8MR] (see H.R. 5282), H1608 [14MR]

——— extend earned income tax credit to caregivers and qualifying students and establish a Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Matching Grant Program (see H.R. 6873), H8883 [25SE]

——— increase work opportunity credit for certain Social Security Disability Insurance and SSI beneficiaries and vocational rehabilitation referrals, and expand benefits relative to access for the disabled (see S. 3260), S5267 [24JY]

——— provide a credit for eldercare expenses (see S. 3028), S3293 [7JN]

——— provide a tax credit to taxpayers who provide reductions in rent to low-income senior renters (see S. 3580), S6815 [11OC]

——— provide for greenhouse gas emission fees, reduce corporate income tax, provide tax credits to workers, and deliver additional benefits to the retired and disabled (see S. 2368), S612 [5FE] (see H.R. 4926), H783 [5FE]

——— support responsible middle class tax cuts and the closing of special interest loopholes, and oppose paying for tax cuts with cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid (see H. Res. 1097), H9151 [27SE]

Veterans: extend authorities relating to homeless veterans (see S. 3419), S6059 [6SE] (see H.R. 4898), H731 [30JA]

——— modify requirements for applications for construction of State home facilities to increase maximum percentage of nonveterans allowed to be treated at such facilities (see S. 3184), S4843 [9JY]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: designate (see S. Res. 549), S3952 [14JN]

Cloture motions

Dept. of Justice: establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled (H.R. 695), S627 [6FE], S798 [8FE]

Economy: promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections (S. 2155), S1565 [8MR], S1623 [12MR], S1729 [14MR]

——— promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections (S. 2155), motion to proceed, S1307 [1MR], S1347 [6MR]

E-Mails 

Substance Use-Disorder Prevention That Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act: Advocates for Opioid Recovery (organization), H9252 [28SE]

Letters

Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment Transparency Act: Representative Kevin Brady, Committee on Ways and Means (House), H7117 [24JY]

——— Representative Walden, Committee on Energy and Commerce (House), H7116, H7117 [24JY]

Constitutional amendment to require balanced budget: Nancy LeaMond, AARP (organization), H3107 [11AP], H3190 [12AP]

——— Scott Frey, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, H3190 [12AP]

Dept. of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program reform: Consortium for Citizens With Disabilities, H3580 [26AP]

——— Joyce A. Rogers, AARP (organization), H3580 [26AP]

Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act: Daniel K. Tarullo, Harvard Law School, S1725 [14MR]

——— Hilary O. Shelton, NAACP, S1652 [13MR]

——— Paul A. Volcker, Volcker Alliance (organization), S1724 [14MR]

——— Phil Angelides, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, S1654 [13MR]

——— several housing and civil rights organizations, S1653 [13MR]

——— Sheila C. Bair, S1652 [13MR]

Elder Poverty Relief Act: Max Richtman, National Committee To Preserve Social Security and Medicare, S2122 [12AP]

Fighting Fraud To Protect Care for Seniors Act: Representative Kevin Brady, Committee on Ways and Means (House), H8119 [12SE]

——— Representative Walden, Committee on Energy and Commerce (House), H8120 [12SE]

Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program reauthorization and Geriatric Academic Career Awards program reinstatement: Maura Brennan, National Association for Geriatric Education and National Association of Geriatric Education Centers, S2795 [21MY]

Improving Seniors Access to Quality Benefits Act: Representative Kevin Brady, Committee on Ways and Means (House), H7116 [24JY]

——— Representative Walden, Committee on Energy and Commerce (House), H7116, H7117 [24JY]

Know the Lowest Price Act: David Mitchell, Patients for Affordable Drugs, Inc., S2665 [15MY]

——— Karry K. La Violette, National Community Pharmacists Association, H8798 [25SE]

——— several health organizations, S2666 [15MY]

——— Tom O’Donnell, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, H8798 [25SE]

Opioid drug abuse prevention legislation: Representative Kevin Brady, Committee on Ways and Means (House), H5033, H5062, H5065 [12JN], H5238, H5241, H5248, H5252, H5256, H5257, H5260, H5262, H5264 [19JN]

——— Representative Walden, Committee on Energy and Commerce (House), H5033, H5062, H5065 [12JN], H5237, H5241, H5248, H5252, H5256, H5258, H5260, H5262, H5264 [19JN]

Patient Right To Know Drug Prices Act: David Mitchell, Patients for Affordable Drugs, Inc., S2665 [15MY]

——— Karry K. La Violette, National Community Pharmacists Association, H8798 [25SE]

——— Saul Levin, American Psychiatric Association, H8798 [25SE]

——— several health organizations, S2666 [15MY]

——— Thomas E. Menighan, American Pharmacists Association, S2665 [15MY]

Senior$afe Act: Jaye L. Martin, Legal Services for the Elderly (organization), S1712 [14MR]

——— Mike Rothman, North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc., S1712 [14MR]

Stamp Out Elder Abuse Act: Jonathan F. Thompson, National Sheriffs’ Association, S6819 [11OC]

——— Mai Fernandez, National Center for Victims of Crime, S6819 [11OC]

——— Robert B. Blancato, Elder Justice Coalition, S6819 [11OC]

Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act: Christopher Detzler, National Council of Social Security Management Associations, Inc., H747 [5FE]

——— Committee on Ways and Means (House), H746 [5FE]

——— Curt Decker, National Disability Rights Network, H748 [5FE]

——— Gretchen Knauff, Disability Rights Connecticut, Inc., H747 [5FE]

Substance Use-Disorder Prevention That Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act: Carol Keehan, Catholic Health Association of the U.S., H9252 [28SE]

——— Corporate Health Care Coalition, H9250 [28SE]

——— James A. Klein, American Benefits Council, H9251 [28SE]

——— Peter Morris, Alex Dodd, David White, Jay Higham, and John Steinbrun, Opioid Treatment Program Consortium, H5561 [22JN]

——— several organizations, H9253 [28SE]

——— Suzanne P. Clark, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, H9252 [28SE]

——— Tom Van Coverden, National Association of Community Health Centers, H9251 [28SE]

Lists

Current and former regulatory officials and experts opposed to S. 2155, Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, S1724 [14MR]

Labor, consumer, and civil rights organizations opposed to S. 2155, Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, S1724 [14MR]

Organizations supporting H.R. 6, Substance Use-Disorder Prevention That Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, H9243 [28SE]

Motions

Dept. of Justice: establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled (H.R. 695), S627 [6FE], H700 [30JA]

Drugs: provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment (H.R. 6), H5567 [22JN]

Economy: promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections (S. 2155), S1307 [1MR], S1708 [14MR]

Federal Task Force To Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: establish (S. 1091), S4351 [21JN]

Press releases

Know the Lowest Price Act: CVS Health Corp., S2666 [15MY]

——— Express Scripts Holding Co., S2666 [15MY]

Patient Right To Know Drug Prices Act: CVS Health Corp., S2666 [15MY]

——— Express Scripts Holding Co., S2666 [15MY]

——— Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, S2666 [15MY]

Remarks in House

Agnew, Margaret: Trivity Health, Inc., SilverSneakers National Instructor of the Year Award recipient, E759 [5JN]

Air Force Enlisted Village (organization): anniversary, E170 [13FE]

Assistance League of Glendale, CA (organization): anniversary, E658 [16MY]

Aurora, CO: anniversary of BLR Elder Care, E1265 [17SE]

Avery, Annie: Alabama Nursing Home Association Ms. Alabama Nursing Home award recipient, E1155 [17AU]

Balance Awareness Week: designate (H. Res. 1061), E1238 [12SE]

Baldwinsville, NY: anniversary of Canton Woods Senior Center, E1243 [13SE]

Brooklyn Chinese-American Association: anniversary of Eighth Avenue Senior Center, E1402 [12OC]

Broward County, FL: tribute to Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County Dr. Nan S. Hutchison Broward Senior Hall of Fame inductees, E473 [16AP]

Brownstown, MI: tribute to Downriver Senior Olympics, E1096 [26JY]

Budget: exempt Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from any Federal balanced budget requirement, H3107–H3109 [11AP], H3175 [12AP], E493 [18AP]

——— reform entitlement programs, H3391–H3394 [17AP], H3459, H3494, H3495 [24AP], H9142 [27SE]

CDC: create a modern infrastructure for the prevention, treatment, and care of Alzheimer’s and related dementias and preservation of brain health (H.R. 4256), H2031 [22MR], H4762 [5JN], H5161 [14JN]

——— create a modern infrastructure for the prevention, treatment, and care of Alzheimer’s and related dementias and preservation of brain health (S. 2076), H7827 [5SE]

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: provide for an action plan to prevent opioid addictions and enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (H.R. 5590), H5247–H5249 [19JN]

Chicago, IL: call for investigation of Wentworth Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, H5204 [15JN]

Congress: legislative priorities, H499 [18JA]

Corp. for National and Community Service: tribute to Senior Corps Foster Grandparent program, H8175 [13SE]

Crawford, Esther: North Little Rock, AR, Senior Citizens Hall of Fame inductee, H3938 [15MY]

DeAmicis, Lisa: California 3d Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E1461 [26OC]

Dept. of Agriculture: Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) funding, H3203 [12AP]

——— Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program reform, H3579–H3581 [26AP]

Dept. of HHS: conduct a study and submit a report on barriers to accessing abuse-deterrent opioid formulations for certain Medicare enrollees (H.R. 5582), H5061–H5063 [12JN]

——— develop guidance on pain management and prevention of opioid use disorder for hospitals receiving payments under Medicare (H.R. 5774), H5254–H5256 [19JN]

——— extend funding for certain public health programs, H614 [22JA], H824, H826, H891, H893–H895 [6FE]

——— extend funding for certain public health programs (H.R. 4820), H499, H506, H507, H533 [18JA]

——— finalize certain proposed provisions relative to Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) under Medicare and Medicaid (H.R. 6561), H8121, H8122 [12SE]

——— report on extent to which certain Medicare Advantage plans include supplemental health care benefits designed to treat or prevent substance use disorders, H5252, H5253 [19JN]

——— study and submit to Congress a report recommending how to improve use of non-opioid treatments for acute and chronic pain management for individuals under Medicare, H9249 [28SE]

——— submit report on effects of inclusion of quality increases in the determination of blended benchmark amounts under Medicare part C (H.R. 4952), H7115, H7116 [24JY]

Dept. of HUD: support affordable and public housing programs, H3986 [16MY]

Dept. of Justice: establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled (H.R. 695), consideration of Senate amendments (H. Res. 714), H690–H698 [30JA]

——— establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled (H.R. 695), Senate amendments, H685, H698–H725 [30JA]

——— make Indian tribes eligible for AMBER Alert grants to assist Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies in rapid recovery of missing individuals (S. 772), H1233, H1234 [26FE], E236 [27FE]

Dept. of the Treasury: Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program funding, H6532 [18JY]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: improve provision of adult day health care services for veterans (S. 324), H1513–H1515 [13MR]

Depts. of Justice and Transportation: authorize Federal funding to integrate U.S. territories into the national AMBER Alert system (H.R. 6350), H6121 [12JY]

Discrimination: provide equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older individuals (H.R. 4222), H6469 [18JY]

Diseases and disorders: Alzheimer’s disease research funding, H5370 [21JN], H6635 [23JY], H7716 [26JY]

——— strengthen care and support for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, declare goal to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s is a national priority, and increase research funding, H28 [9JA]

Drugs: provide access to medication-assisted treatment programs to reduce opioid addiction overdoses and relapses, H5522 [22JN]

——— provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment (H.R. 6), H5380 [21JN], H5511–H5572 [22JN], H5755 [27JN], E902 [22JN], E950 [28JN]

——— provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment (H.R. 6), concur in Senate amendment (H. Res. 1099), H9156, H9174–H9255 [28SE]

——— provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment (H.R. 6), consideration (H. Res. 949), H5294–H5304 [20JN], E901 [22JN]

——— provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment (H.R. 6), motion to recommit, H5570 [22JN], E905 [25JN]

East Haven, CT: anniversary of Woodview Associates, E874 [20JN]

Easton, PA: anniversary of Shiloh Manor, E805 [8JN]

Economy: national objectives priority assignments, H3497 [24AP]

——— promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections (S. 2155), H984 [8FE], H3117 [11AP], H3161 [12AP], H4270 [21MY], H4320–H4349 [22MY], H9064, H9065 [26SE], E792 [7JN]

——— promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections (S. 2155), consideration (H. Res. 905), H4292–H4301 [22MY]

Eskaton (nonprofit organization): anniversary, E715 [23MY]

Fairfax County, VA: anniversary of Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna, E1329 [28SE]

Federal Task Force To Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: establish (S. 1091), H5131–H5133 [13JN]

Financial institutions: provide training for financial services personnel to identify potential examples of financial exploitation of senior citizens and liability protection for such individuals who disclose such examples, H648–H650 [29JA], H4347 [22MY]

GAO: study how changes in navigation industry workforce with which Corps of Engineers collaborates may affect safety and operations of the navigation industry, H4819 [6JN]

Gorman, Douglas (Pat): Katy, TX, Senior Citizen of the Year award recipient, E637 [11MY]

Hatfield Township, PA: anniversary of Montgomery County Senior Softball League, H5368 [21JN]

Hawkins, Helen: Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame inductee, H87 [10JA]

Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, H7815 [4SE]

——— national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures (H.R. 676), H1450 [7MR], H3691, H3692–H3695 [26AP], H7098 [24JY]

House of Representatives: legislative priorities, H6568 [19JY]

House Rules: prohibit consideration of legislation that would cut Medicare or Medicaid, H7098 [24JY]

Houston, TX: tribute to Clarewood House Senior Community centenarian residents, E427 [10AP]

Hoyt, Bernice May: Greene County, NY, Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen Award recipient, E683 [18MY]

Insurance: ensure that health insurance issuers and group health plans do not prohibit pharmacy providers from providing certain information to enrollees (S. 2554), H8795–H8799 [25SE]

——— prohibit health insurance issuers, group health plans, Medicare Advantage organizations, and prescription drug plan sponsors from limiting drug price information a pharmacy may give to a consumer (H.R. 6733), H8796 [25SE]

Jewish Community Services of South Florida (organization): tribute to Matzah Mitzvah, H740 [5FE]

Kurumada, Kiljoo Lee: California 28th Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E446 [12AP]

Lake Ridge, VA: anniversary of Westminister at Lake Ridge retirement community, E1323 [27SE]

Liverpool, NY: anniversary of Keepsake Village at Greenpoint, E1077 [26JY]

McNicholas, Dennis: Village of Lombard, IL, Senior Man of the Year award recipient, E67 [18JA]

Medicare: anniversary, E1109 [31JY]

——— cover opioid treatment program services, H5520 [22JN]

——— eliminate cuts to disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, H895 [6FE]

——— eliminate gap in coverage of prescription drug benefit, H1078 [13FE]

——— encourage use of non-opioid analgesics for management of post-surgical pain, H5512, H5513, H5514 [22JN]

——— ensure appropriate care for victims of sexual assault (H.R. 3415), H977 [8FE], H3458 [24AP], H6583 [19JY]

——— establish a smart card pilot program to combat fraud, waste, and abuse and to protect beneficiary identity (H.R. 6690), H8118–H8120 [12SE]

——— expand eligibility for medication therapy management programs to include certain individuals who are at risk for prescription drug abuse, H5260, H5261 [19JN]

——— extend special election period under part C for certain deemed individuals enrolled in a reasonable cost reimbursement contract to certain nondeemed individuals enrolled in such contract (H.R. 6662), H8120, H8121 [12SE]

——— funding, H1422 [6MR], H1732 [21MR]

——— identify and notify outlier prescribers of opioids, H5260, H5261 [19JN]

——— improve access to, and utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits under part B by establishing a minimum payment amount under such part for bone mass measurement (H.R. 1898), H6065 [11JY]

——— improve process whereby administrative contractors issue local coverage determinations (H.R. 3635), H8122–H8124 [12SE]

——— modify payments for certain outpatient surgical services, H5512 [22JN]

——— modify requirement for certain former Armed Forces members to enroll in Part B to be eligible for TRICARE for Life and provide coverage of certain DNA specimen provenance assay tests (H.R. 6886), H9156 [28SE], E1340 [28SE]

——— preserve and strengthen Medicare Advantage program, H1105 [13FE]

——— prohibit health plans and pharmacy benefit managers from restricting pharmacies from informing individuals regarding prices for certain drugs and biologicals (S. 2553), H8796–H8801 [25SE]

——— provide educational resources regarding opioid use and pain management as part of the ‘‘Medicare & You’’ handbook (H.R. 5685), H5064–H5066 [12JN]

——— provide for ambulatory surgical center representation during review of hospital outpatient payment rates (H.R. 6138), H7116–H7118 [24JY]

——— provide for an opioid use disorder treatment demonstration program (H.R. 5605), H5239–H5243 [19JN]

——— provide for an option for individuals age 50 to 64 to buy into Medicare (H.R. 3748), H22 [9JA], H5105 [13JN], H7661 [25JY]

——— provide for certain program integrity transparency measures, H5260, H5261 [19JN], H9248 [28SE], E902 [22JN]

——— provide for electronic prior authorization for covered part D drugs, H5260, H5261 [19JN]

——— provide for review and adjustment of payments under outpatient prospective payment system to avoid financial incentives to use opioids instead of non-opioid alternative treatments, E870 [20JN]

——— provide for review and adjustment of payments under outpatient prospective payment system to avoid financial incentives to use opioids instead of non-opioid alternative treatments (H.R. 6110), H5249–H5254 [19JN], E870 [20JN]

——— require e-prescribing for coverage under part D of prescription drugs that are controlled substances, H5512, H5514 [22JN]

——— require Medicare Advantage and part D prescription drug plans to include information on risks associated with opioids, coverage of certain nonopioid pain treatments, and safe disposal of prescription drugs (H.R. 5775), H5256–H5258 [19JN], E877 [20JN]

——— require Medicare Advantage and part D prescription drug plans to provide information on safe disposal of prescription drugs that are controlled substances to certain enrolled individuals, H5258 [19JN], E877 [20JN]

——— require prescription drug plan sponsors to establish drug management programs for at-risk beneficiaries, H5520 [22JN]

——— require prescription drug plan sponsors to establish drug management programs for at-risk beneficiaries, electronic prior authorization for covered part D drugs, and provide for other program integrity measures, E902 [22JN]

——— require prescription drug plan sponsors to establish drug management programs for at-risk beneficiaries, electronic prior authorization for covered part D drugs, and provide for other program integrity measures (H.R. 5773), H5103 [13JN], H5258–H5261 [19JN]

——— require prescription drug plans to include information on adverse effects of opioid overutilization and of coverage of nonpharmacological therapies and nonopioid medications or devices used to treat pain, H5257, H5258 [19JN], E877 [20JN]

——— require review of current opioid prescriptions for chronic pain and screening for opioid use disorder be included in initial preventive physical examinations, H5514 [22JN]

——— require the Dept. of HHS to negotiate lower covered part D prescription drug prices for beneficiaries, H1647 [15MR]

——— require the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to report on opioid payment, adverse incentives, and data (H.R. 5723), H4270 [21MY], H5264, H5265 [19JN]

——— restore trust fund solvency, H7665, H7666 [25JY]

——— revise certain measures used under the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey relating to pain management, H5257, H5258 [19JN]

——— solvency, H4858 [7JN]

——— suspend payments by prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage prescription drug plans pending investigation of credible allegations of fraud by pharmacies (H.R. 5676), H5261–H5264 [19JN], E904 [22JN]

——— waive coinsurance for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening (H.R. 1017), H1719 [20MR], H3957 [15MY]

Missouri City, TX: Plantation at Quail Valley recipient of Houston Apartment Association Senior Living Community of the Year award, E1134 [7AU]

National Retirement Planning Week: observance, H3196 [12AP]

National Skilled Nursing Week: observance, E596 [7MY]

New Mexico: cancellation of contract with Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging for managing senior care services, H128 [10JA]

Newport, NH: anniversary of Summercrest Assisted Living, E753 [1JN]

Plymouth, NH: anniversary of Plymouth Regional Senior Center, E363 [22MR]

Rockport, TX: tribute to Gulf Point Plaza, E624 [10MY]

Shult, Marilyn: California 3d Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E1435 [23OC]

Social Security: funding, H3768 [7MY], H4783 [6JN]

——— protect system and improve benefits, H8180 [13SE]

——— provide for cost-of-living adjustments indexed to the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly, H6310 [17JY]

Social Security Act: anniversary, E1158 [17AU]

South Glens Falls, NY: tribute to Moreau Community Center, E387 [2AP]

Southeast Michigan PACE (organization): tribute, E414 [10AP]

Spanish Speaking Elderly Council-RAICES (organization): anniversary, E593 [7MY]

SSA: improve and strengthen representative payment program (H.R. 4547), H741–H749 [5FE], E154 [7FE]

——— provide confirmation of fraud protection data to certain permitted entities (H.R. 5192), H3223 [13AP], H3377–H3381 [17AP]

——— provide confirmation of fraud protection data to certain permitted entities (H.R. 5192), consideration (H. Res. 830), H3353–H3356 [17AP]

——— SSI eligibility hearings backlog, H129 [10JA]

Stillings, JoAnn: Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame inductee, E641 [15MY]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: impact, H3393 [17AP]

Taxation: allow individuals entitled to Medicare Part A by reason of being over age 65 to contribute to health savings accounts, H7659, H7661 [25JY]

——— prohibit making permanent certain tax relief for individuals, families, and small business unless enactment will not harm the financial position of Medicare and Social Security trust funds, H9173 [28SE]

Terns-Thorpe, Dede: Greene County, NY, Senior Citizen of the Year award recipient, E686 [18MY]

Twilight Wish Foundation: anniversary, H6045 [11JY]

Utica, NY: anniversary of Masonic Care Community of New York, H3562 [25AP]

Wheeler, Heidi: California 3d Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E1437 [23OC]

Wilbert, Emma: North Little Rock, AR, Senior Citizens Hall of Fame inductee, H3938 [15MY]

World Lymphedema Day: observance, E592 [7MY]

Ypsilanti, MI: groundbreaking on facility to expand Huron Valley PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), E426 [10AP]

Remarks in Senate

Budget: provide parity for defense and nondefense spending, S33–S35 [4JA]

——— reform entitlement programs, S828 [8FE], S2742, S2745 [17MY]

CDC: create a modern infrastructure for the prevention, treatment, and care of Alzheimer’s and related dementias and preservation of brain health (S. 2076), S5878, S5879 [23AU]

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: accelerate progress toward prevention strategies, treatments, and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and provide caregivers dementia care training (S. 2387), S1135 [15FE]

Dept. of Agriculture: streamline application processes and reduce administrative burden for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (S. 2085), S6336 [26SE]

Dept. of HHS: establish a National Family Caregiving Strategy (H.R. 3759), S68 [8JA]

——— extend funding for certain public health programs, S373–S375, S377 [20JA], S401 [21JA]

——— reauthorize Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program and reinstate Geriatric Academic Career Awards program (S. 2888), S2795 [21MY]

——— study and submit to Congress a report recommending how to improve use of non-opioid treatments for acute and chronic pain management for individuals under Medicare, S6470 [3OC]

Dept. of Justice: establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled, S1924 [22MR]

——— establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled (H.R. 695), House amendment, S565 [30JA], S601 [5FE], S626, S627, S630 [6FE], S667 [7FE], S794 [8FE]

——— make Indian tribes eligible for AMBER Alert grants to assist Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies in rapid recovery of missing individuals (S. 772), House amendment, S1968 [22MR]

Diseases and disorders: Alzheimer’s disease research funding, S5874, S5875, S5877–S5879 [23AU]

Drugs: provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment (H.R. 6), S4376 [25JN], S4380 [26JN], S6048–S6050 [6SE], S6116–S6121, S6126, S6149 [12SE], S6159–S6170, S6172–S6178 [17SE], S6198, S6210, S6215–S6217, S6218 [18SE]

——— provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment (H.R. 6), House amendment, S6432–S6436 [2OC], S6456, S6459, S6463, S6467, S6468–S6474, S6477–S6484, S6489, S6491 [3OC], S6796–S6798 [11OC]

——— provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment (H.R. 6), unanimous-consent agreement, S6105 [6SE], S6457 [3OC]

Economy: promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections (S. 2155), S146 [11JA], S1432 [7MR], S1529, S1531, S1532, S1535–S1567, S1569–S1574 [8MR], S1617, S1619–S1626 [12MR], S1646, S1649–S1660 [13MR], S1695, S1696, S1699–S1702, S1706–S1720, S1723–S1730 [14MR], S1741, S1746, S1761, S1762 [15MR], S1777 [19MR], S1939 [22MR], S2782 [21MY], S2844, S2854 [23MY], S2893, S2895 [24MY]

——— promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections (S. 2155), motion to proceed, S1307 [1MR], S1329 [5MR], S1343, S1346–S1364, S1399 [6MR], S1405, S1408–S1410, S1413–S1419, S1423–S1429 [7MR]

——— promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections (S. 2155), unanimous-consent request, S1708 [14MR]

Federal Task Force To Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: establish (S. 1091), S1977, S1978 [22MR]

——— establish (S. 1091), House amendments, S4351 [21JN]

Financial institutions: provide training for financial services personnel to identify potential examples of financial exploitation of senior citizens and liability protection for such individuals who disclose such examples (S. 223), S1711 [14MR]

Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, S3001 [6JN], S3865 [13JN]

Independent Payment Advisory Board: repeal, S799 [8FE]

Independent Transportation Network of America (organization): tribute (S. Res. 491), S2498 [26AP]

Insurance: ensure that health insurance issuers and group health plans do not prohibit pharmacy providers from providing certain information to enrollees (S. 2554), S2664–S2667 [15MY], S6164, S6170–S6173, S6175, S6176, S6178 [17SE]

——— ensure that health insurance issuers and group health plans do not prohibit pharmacy providers from providing certain information to enrollees (S. 2554), unanimous-consent agreement, S6105 [6SE]

——— ensure that self-insured group health insurance plans that are exempt from State regulations do not prohibit pharmacy providers from providing certain information to enrollees, S6178 [17SE]

——— limit application of provision to prohibit pharmacy providers from providing certain information to enrollees to self-insured group health plans, S6171, S6172 [17SE]

Medicare: anniversary, S5484–S5491 [31JY]

——— eliminate Medicare Advantage provision that inadvertently penalizes Medicare Advantage plans for providing high quality care to beneficiaries (S. 3497), S6306 [25SE]

——— expand use of telehealth services for treatment of opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders, S6210 [18SE]

——— implement payment policies designed to improve management of chronic disease, streamline care coordination, and improve quality outcomes, S799 [8FE]

——— improve access to, and utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits under part B by establishing a minimum payment amount under such part for bone mass measurement (S. 3160), S4737 [28JN]

——— improve home health payment reforms (S. 3545), S6496 [3OC]

——— permit nurse practitioners and physician assistants to satisfy the documentation requirement for coverage of certain shoes for individuals with diabetes (S. 3067), S3953 [14JN]

——— prohibit health plans and pharmacy benefit managers from restricting pharmacies from informing individuals regarding prices for certain drugs and biologicals (S. 2553), S2664–S2667 [15MY], S6033 [4SE], S6173 [17SE]

——— prohibit health plans and pharmacy benefit managers from restricting pharmacies from informing individuals regarding prices for certain drugs and biologicals (S. 2553), correction in enrollment (S. Con. Res. 49), S6375 [28SE]

——— reform, S799 [8FE]

——— require the Dept. of HHS to negotiate lower covered part D prescription drug prices for beneficiaries (S. 41), S5880 [23AU]

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day: designate (S. Res. 638), S6259 [18SE]

National Retirement Security Week: support goals and ideals (S. Res. 654), S6349 [26SE]

National Senior Corps Week: designate (S. Res. 483), S2443 [25AP]

National Senior Fraud Awareness Day: designate (S. Res. 506), S2631 [10MY]

Older Americans Month: designate (S. Res. 517), S2799 [21MY]

Postal Service: issue Stamp Out Elder Abuse Semipostal Stamp (S. 3594), S6818 [11OC]

Quincy, IL: outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at the Illinois Veterans Home, S2590 [9MY]

Social Security: create a point of order against legislation that would cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid, S5490 [31JY]

SSA: disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), S1225 [27FE]

——— improve and strengthen representative payment program (H.R. 4547), S1982 [22MR], S2010 [9AP]

SSI: create poverty relief benefit for certain senior citizens and disabled individuals (S. 2653), S2121 [12AP]

St. Johnsbury, VT: tribute to Meals on Wheels program, S2118 [12AP]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: impact, S2087 [12AP], S2132 [16AP]

Taxation: encourage retirement savings (S. 2526), S1580 [8MR]

——— provide for greenhouse gas emission fees, reduce corporate income tax, provide tax credits to workers, and deliver additional benefits to the retired and disabled (S. 1639), S899 [13FE]

——— provide for greenhouse gas emission fees, reduce corporate income tax, provide tax credits to workers, and deliver additional benefits to the retired and disabled (S. 2368), S5482 [31JY], S6211 [18SE]

Vermont: tribute to Meals on Wheels programs, S2259 [18AP]

Reports filed

Abuse Deterrent Access Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 5582) (H. Rept. 115–721), H5020 [8JN]

Access to Telehealth Services for Opioid Use Disorders Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 5603) (H. Rept. 115–745), H5092 [12JN]

Advancing High Quality Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Medicare Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 5605) (H. Rept. 115–744), H5092 [12JN]

Allowing Working Seniors To Keep Their Health Savings Accounts Act: Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 6309) (H. Rept. 115–851), H6587 [19JY]

Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment Transparency Act: Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 6138) (H. Rept. 115–831), H6462 [17JY]

Combating Opioid Abuse for Care in Hospitals (COACH) Act: Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 5774) (H. Rept. 115–762), H5283 [19JN]

Commit to Opioid Medical Prescriber Accountability and Safety for Seniors (COMPASS) Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 5716) (H. Rept. 115–740), H5092 [12JN]

Comprehensive Care for Seniors Act: Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 6561) (H. Rept. 115–934), H8106 [10SE]

Consideration of H.R. 6, Substance Use-Disorder Prevention That Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 949) (H. Rept. 115–766), H5283 [19JN]

Consideration of H.R. 5192, Protecting Children From Identity Theft Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 830) (H. Rept. 115–640), H3342 [16AP]

Consideration of S. 2155, Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 905) (H. Rept. 115–698), H4283 [21MY]

Dept. of Justice Missing Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Alert Program Reauthorization and Injury or Death From Wandering Characteristics of Children With Autism Reduction: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 2070) (S. Rept. 115–200), S298 [18JA]

Empowering Seniors’ Enrollment Decision Act: Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 6662) (H. Rept. 115–935), H8106 [10SE]

Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 3528) (H. Rept. 115–748), H5092 [12JN]

Expanding Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Payment Act: Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 5723) (H. Rept. 115–760), H5283 [19JN]

Fighting Fraud To Protect Care for Seniors Act: Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 6690) (H. Rept. 115–936), H8106 [10SE]

Helping To End Addiction and Lessen Substance Use Disorders (HEAL) Act: Committee on Finance (Senate) (S. 3120) (S. Rept. 115–284), S4368 [25JN]

Improving Seniors Access to Quality Benefits Act: Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 4952) (H. Rept. 115–832), H6462 [17JY]

Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act: Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 3635) (H. Rept. 115–933), H8106 [10SE]

Medicare and Opioid Safe Treatment (MOST) Act: Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 5776) (H. Rept. 115–764), H5283 [19JN]

Medicare Clear Health Options in Care for Enrollees (Medicare CHOICE) Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 5686) (H. Rept. 115–741), H5092 [12JN]

Medicare Opioid Safety Education Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 5685) (H. Rept. 115–715), H5020 [8JN]

National Senior Investor Initiative Act: Committee on Financial Services (House) (H.R. 6323) (H. Rept. 115–886), H7742 [3AU]

Opioid Addiction Action Plan Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 5590) (H. Rept. 115–746), H5092 [12JN]

Opioid Screening and Chronic Pain Management Alternatives for Seniors Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 5798) (H. Rept. 115–739), H5092 [12JN]

Patient Right To Know Drug Prices Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 2554), S5516 [31JY]

Postoperative Opioid Prevention Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 5809) (H. Rept. 115–753), H5151 [13JN]

Post-Surgical Injections as an Opioid Alternative Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 5804) (H. Rept. 115–752), H5151 [13JN]

Preventing Addiction for Susceptible Seniors (PASS) Act: Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 5773) (H. Rept. 115–761), H5283 [19JN]

Protecting Children From Identity Theft Act: Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 5192) (H. Rept. 115–636), H3314 [13AP]

Protecting Seniors From Opioid Abuse Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 5684) (H. Rept. 115–742), H5092 [12JN]

Providing Reliable Options for Patients and Educational Resources (PROPER) Act: Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 5775) (H. Rept. 115–763), H5283 [19JN]

Require Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Sponsors To Establish Drug Management Programs for At-Risk Beneficiaries: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 5675) (H. Rept. 115–743), H5092 [12JN]

Standardizing Electronic Prior Authorization for Safe Prescribing Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 4841) (H. Rept. 115–747), H5092 [12JN]

Stop Excessive Narcotics in Our Retirement (SENIOR) Communities Protection Act: Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 5676) (H. Rept. 115–759), H5283 [19JN]

Strengthening Partnerships To Prevent Opioid Abuse Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 5715) (H. Rept. 115–737), H5092 [12JN]

Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 1091), S1629 [12MR]

Statements

Substance Use-Disorder Prevention That Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act: American Society of Addiction Medicine, H9252 [28SE]

——— National Association for Behavorial Healthcare, H9251 [28SE]

——— Simona Combi, First Focus Campaign for Children (organization), H9250 [28SE]

Texts of

H. Res. 830, consideration of H.R. 5192, Protecting Children From Identity Theft Act, H3353 [17AP]

H. Res. 905, consideration of S. 2155, Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, H4292 [22MY]

H. Res. 949, consideration of H.R. 6, Substance Use-Disorder Prevention That Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, H5294 [20JN]

H. Res. 1099, concur in Senate amendment to H.R. 6, Substance Use-Disorder Prevention That Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, H9174–H9242 [28SE]

H.R. 6, Substance Use-Disorder Prevention That Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, H5522–H5560 [22JN]

H.R. 3635, Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act, H8122 [12SE]

H.R. 4547, Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act, H741–H746 [5FE]

H.R. 4952, Improving Seniors Access to Quality Benefits Act, H7115 [24JY]

H.R. 5192, Protecting Children From Identity Theft Act, H3377 [17AP]

H.R. 5582, Abuse Deterrent Access Act, H5061 [12JN]

H.R. 5590, Opioid Addiction Action Plan Act, H5247 [19JN]

H.R. 5605, Advancing High Quality Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Medicare Act, H5239–H5241 [19JN]

H.R. 5676, Stop Excessive Narcotics in Our Retirement (SENIOR) Communities Protection Act, H5261 [19JN]

H.R. 5685, Medicare Opioid Safety Education Act, H5064 [12JN]

H.R. 5723, Expanding Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Payment Act, H5264 [19JN]

H.R. 5773, Preventing Addiction for Susceptible Seniors (PASS) Act, H5258 [19JN]

H.R. 5774, Combating Opioid Abuse for Care in Hospitals (COACH) Act, H5254 [19JN]

H.R. 5775, Providing Reliable Options for Patients and Educational Resources (PROPER) Act, H5256 [19JN]

H.R. 6110, Pain Management, Treatment, and Recovery Act, H5250–H5252 [19JN]

H.R. 6138, Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment Transparency Act, H7116 [24JY]

H.R. 6561, Comprehensive Care for Seniors Act, H8121 [12SE]

H.R. 6662, Empowering Seniors’ Enrollment Decision Act, H8120 [12SE]

H.R. 6690, Fighting Fraud To Protect Care for Seniors Act, H8118 [12SE]

H.R. 6886, Health Equity and Access for Returning Troops and Servicemembers (HEARTS) Act, H9156 [28SE]

S. 324, State Veterans Home Adult Day Health Care Improvement Act, H1513 [13MR]

S. 772, AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act, H1233 [26FE]

S. 1091, Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act, S1977 [22MR], H5131 [13JN]

S. 2155, Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, S1432–S1446 [7MR], H4320–H4340 [22MY]

S. 2553, Know the Lowest Price Act, S6033 [4SE], H8799 [25SE]

S. 2554, Patient Right To Know Drug Prices Act, H8795 [25SE]

S. 2653, Elder Poverty Relief Act, S2122 [12AP]

S. 2860, Putting First-Responders First Act, S2727 [16MY]

S. Con. Res. 49, correction in enrollment of S. 2553, Know the Lowest Price Act, S6390 [28SE], H9412 [2OC]

S. Res. 483, National Senior Corps Week, S2441 [25AP]

S. Res. 491, tribute to Independent Transportation Network of America (organization), S2493 [26AP]

S. Res. 506, National Senior Fraud Awareness Day, S2629 [10MY]

S. Res. 517, Older Americans Month, S2797 [21MY]

S. Res. 549, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, S3955 [14JN]

S. Res. 638, National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, S6235 [18SE]

S. Res. 654, support goals and ideals of National Retirement Security Week, S6347 [26SE]