Rep. Rahm EmanuelDemocrat
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Establishes the Commission on Economic Indicators to study and report to Congress on: (1) economic statistics collected and reported by U.S. government agencies, including national income, employment and unemployment, wages, personal income, wealth, savings, debt, productivity, inflation, and international trade and capital flows; and (2) ways to improve the related statistical measurements.
Elects certain named Majority Members to specified Committees of the House, including chairmen.
|H878: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require broker reporting of customer's basis in securities transactions, and for other purposes [0 comments]|
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to include within the reporting requirements of investment brokers the adjusted basis of any security owned by customers of such brokers.
|HR47: Electing Members and Delegates to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives [0 comments]|
Elects majority Members to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
|HR1066: Electing certain Members to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives [0 comments]|
Elects named Majority Members to the House Committee on Financial Services.
|H1100: To revise the boundary of the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in the State of North Carolina, and for other purposes [0 comments]|
- Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire from willing sellers not more than 115 acres of land (including any improvements to the land) or interest (including conservation easements) in land contiguous to the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site for inclusion in the Site.
- Permits up to five acres of such acquired land to be used for: (1) a visitor and education center; and (2) a visitor parking area.
- Instructs the Secretary, upon the acquisition of any land or interest in land under this Act, to revise the boundary of the Site to reflect the acquisition. Requires any land acquired under this Act to be administered by the Secretary as part of the Site.
|H1663: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand and improve coverage of mental health services under the Medicare Program [0 comments]|
- Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to provide for: (1) elimination of the lifetime limit on inpatient mental health services; (2) parity in treatment for outpatient mental health services; (3) coverage of intensive residential services under Medicare part A (Hospital Insurance) and of intensive outpatient services under Medicare part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance); (4) exclusion of clinical social worker services from coverage under the Medicare skilled nursing facility prospective payment system; and (5) coverage of marriage and family therapist services and mental health counselor services under Medicare.
- Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to study and report to Congress on whether the criteria for coverage of any therapy service or any outpatient mental health care service under Medicare unduly restricts the access to such a service of any Medicare beneficiary with Alzheimer's disease or a related mental illness because the coverage criteria requires the Medicare beneficiary to display continuing clinical improvement to continue to receive the service.
- Amends the Public Health Service Act to revise the national program for traumatic brain injury registries to include grants for state traumatic brain injury surveillance systems.
- Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , to conduct a study to: (1) determine the incidence of traumatic brain injury and prevalence of traumatic brain injury related disability; (2) report national trends in traumatic brain injury; (3) identify common therapeutic interventions which are used for the rehabilitation of individuals with such injuries; (4) identify interventions and therapies that can prevent or remediate the development of secondary neurologic conditions related to traumatic brain injury; and (5) develop practice guidelines for such rehabilitation.
- Authorizes appropriations for FY2008-FY2011 for the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) trauma research program.
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- Amends federal civil service law, with respect to both the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS), to require the Office of Personnel and Management (OPM) to prescribe regulations that deny eligibility under CSRS or FERS for a Member convicted of certain felony offenses in which: (1) every act or omission of such individual that is needed to satisfy the elements of the offense occurs while the individual is a Member; (2) such act or omission relates to the performance of the individual's official duties as a Member; and (3) the offense is committed after the enactment of this Act. Requires refund of annuity contributions and deposits, excluding interest earned, to a convicted individual.
- Defines Member as the Vice President, a member of the Senate or the House of Representatives, a Delegate to the House of Representatives, and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico.
|H2818: To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the establishment of epilepsy centers of excellence in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs [0 comments]|
- Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to designate, establish, and operate at least six Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health-care facilities as locations for epilepsy centers of excellence. Requires the Under Secretary for Health of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to establish a peer review panel to assess the scientific and clinical merit of proposals for the designation of such centers.
- Requires a VHA national coordinator for epilepsy programs to: (1) supervise the operation of the centers; (2) coordinate and support throughout the VA health-care system better access to diagnosis, research, care, and education for epilepsy and traumatic brain injury; and (3) conduct regular evaluations of the centers.