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Wednesday, June 18th

Jun 20, 2018
Legislative Digest

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

1 Suspension

1) H.R. 5925 - CRISIS Act, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill authorizes appropriations for the operations of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and changes the Office’s name to the Office of National Drug Control. 

2 Rule Bills

1) H.R. 6082 - Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, Rules Committee Print (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) | Energy and Commerce Committee

Topline Summary: This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to permit substance use disorder (SUD) records to be shared among covered entities and Part 2 programs in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), for the purposes of treatment, payment, and healthcare operations.

2) H.R. 5797 - IMD CARE Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) | Energy and Commerce Committee

Topline Summary: This bill allows state Medicaid programs to remove the Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion for Medicaid beneficiaries aged 21 to 64 with an opioid use disorder for fiscal years 2019 to 2023. 

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

Rep. Bobby Rush Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Dan Kildee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick Amendment (10 minutes of debate)


115th Congress