|In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District:
Recent Congressional Votes
Upcoming Congressional Bills
Editor’s Note: The House is not in session this week.
|Recent Senate Votes|
|Opioid Abuse Anti-Kickback Penalties – Vote Rejected (46-50, 4 Not Voting)
The amendment would have increased anti-kickback penalties for doctors prescribing opioids and test a model for limiting Medicare opioid prescriptions. The amendment fell when a budgetary point of order, offered by Wyoming Republican Michael B. Enzi, was sustained. Sixty votes were needed to overcome the point of order.
Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted YES
Opioid Abuse Additional Funding – Vote Rejected (48-47, 5 Not Voting)
|Recent House Votes|
|Ensuring Terminated Providers are Removed from Medicaid and the Childrens Health Insurance Program Passage – Vote Passed (406-0, 27 Not Voting)
The bill requires states to notify the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department of health care providers who are terminated from the state’s Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) program because of fraud or other “for cause” reasons, and for HHS to maintain a database of providers terminated from a state Medicaid or CHIP program or the federal Medicare program in order to prevent such providers from participating in another state’s Medicaid program.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted YES
Regulatory Action and Kilns Passage – Vote Passed (238-163, 32 Not Voting)
|Opioid Abuse – S524
The measure would authorize the Attorney General and Health and Human Services Department to issue grants to states, organizations and local entities for opioid abuse prevention and treatment programs.