Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for Senate amendment to H.R. 34 - Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

Nov 29, 2016 4:01 PM

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Duncan (TN)


Expresses the sense of Congress that public schools possessing AEDs (automatic external defibrillators) need to conduct annual trainings in how to use AEDs. This amendment echoes H. Res. 877, endorsed by the American Heart Association, American Ambulance Association, and others.

Fitzpatrick (PA), Slaughter (NY)


Improves medical device safety programs by incorporating physicians into the adverse event reporting system and by removing the existing ban on the ability of victims of dangerous to access the justice system.

Hanabusa (HI)


Restores Medicaid eligibility to Compact of Free Associated States (COFA) migrants.

McKinley (WV)


Amends the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to transfer certain funds to the Multiemployer Health Benefit Plan and the 1974 United Mine Workers of America Pension Plan, and for other purposes.

Upton (MI)


MANAGER’S Reallocates credits in accounts for NIH and FDA accounts. These changes do not alter the overall $6.3 billion in total transfers for NIH, FDA and opioids. Reductions in budget authority and transfers for NIH, FDA and opioids accounts still match on a year to year basis. Alters scope of provisions eligible for FDA funding. The Tick Borne strike and replace language changes this section from a ‘may’ to a ‘shall’ and adds a list of Federal and Non-Federal members to be included in the working group. Codifies due process for determinations by Secretary of VA. Makes technical, conforming and cross-reference corrections. Strikes division D (Child and Family Services and Support).