Rep. Phil HareDemocrat
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|H995: To amend Public Law 106-348 to extend the authorization for establishing a memorial in the District of Columbia or its environs to honor veterans who became disabled while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States [0 comments]|
Amends the Act of October 24, 2000, which authorized the establishment in the District of Columbia of a service-disabled veterans' memorial, to extend the authority for establishing such memorial until October 24, 2015.
|H4651: To amend the Federal Employees' Compensation Act to cover services provided to injured Federal workers by physician assistants and nurse practitioners, and for other purposes [0 comments]|
Amends the Federal Employees' Compensation Act to include physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, or certified registered nurse anesthetists as eligible providers of medical, surgical, and hospital services and supplies under such Act.
- Amends the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986, as amended by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989, with respect to payments for reasonable costs of certified registered nurse anesthetist services in critical access hospitals.
- Declares that such hospitals shall be treated as being located in a rural area to permit pass-through of such payments, regardless of any geographic reclassification of the hospital, including reclassification as located in an urban county ("Lugar county").
- Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to include on-call and standby costs in determining reasonable costs for such services.
|H3167: To impose a temporary moratorium on the discharge of members of the Armed Forces for personality disorder, except in certain specified cases [0 comments]|
- Prohibits the Secretary of a military department from discharging due to a personality disorder a member of the Armed Forces who has served on active duty in a combat zone until the later of the date of: (1) completion by the Secretary of Defense (Secretary) of a review of Department of Defense (DOD) policies and procedures for diagnosing such a disorder; (2) issuance by the Secretary of policies and procedures to ensure the appropriate use of such a discharge; (3) establishment by the Secretary of an independent review board for personality disorder discharges; (4) submittal by the Secretary of a report to Congress on progress in implementing the requirements under (1) through (3), above; or (5) the date that is 45 days after the date of the submission of the report referred to in (4), which period shall permit Congress to consider the report.
- Provides an exception to such requirement in the case of a member who, during recruitment for or enlistment in the Armed Forces, provided false or misleading information, or omitted providing information about past criminal behavior, that is material to a discharge for personality disorder.
|H521: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2633 11th Street in Rock Island, Illinois, as the "Lane Evans Post Office Building" [0 comments]|
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2633 11th Street in Rock Island, Illinois, as the "Lane Evans Post Office Building."
- Amends the Social Security Act (SSA) to establish an Elder Justice program under title XX (Block Grants to States for Social Services).
- Establishes within the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) an Elder Justice Coordinating Council (EJCC).
- Establishes the Advisory Board on Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation.
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|H579: To amend title 10, United States Code, to prohibit certain increases in fees for military health care [0 comments]|
- Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) and the nation have a committed health benefits obligation to retired military personnel that exceeds the obligation of corporate employers to civilian employees; and (2) DOD has many additional options to constrain the growth of health care spending in ways that do not disadvantage beneficiaries, and should pursue such options rather than seeking large fee increases for beneficiaries.
- Prohibits an increase after: (1) April 1, 2006, in a premium, deductible, copayment, or other charge prescribed by the Secretary of Defense for medical and dental health care coverage for military personnel; and (2) September 30, 2007, in the dollar amount of a cost-sharing requirement under the DOD pharmacy benefits program.
- Prohibits: (1) charges for DOD inpatient care from exceeding $535 per day; and (2) beginning on April 1, 2006, an increase in premiums under TRICARE (a DOD managed health care program) for certain members of the Selected Reserve.
|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.
- Congratulates Chicago on securing the bid to represent the United States in the international competition to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
- Encourages the International Olympic Committee to select Chicago as the site of the Games.
|H566: To waive the time limitations specified by law for the award of certain military decorations in order to allow the posthumous award of the Medal of Honor to Doris Miller for actions while a member of the Navy during World War II [0 comments]|
Waives certain time limitations with respect to the posthumous award of the Medal of Honor to Doris Miller for acts of heroism during World War II as a member of the United States Navy.