Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Bills Introduced – 07-14-15

There were 32 bills introduced in the House and Senate yesterday. Only two of those may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 3049 Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes. Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4]

S 1763 A bill to require a study on the public health and environmental impacts of the production, transportation, storage, and use of petroleum coke, and for other purposes. Sen. Durbin, Richard [D-IL]

With the recent work of Billy Rios on cybersecurity in medical devices, I thought I would watch this spending bill (and more importantly the Committee Report) for indications that Congress has been paying attention. Don’t hold your breath.

S 1763 will probably be a companion bill to HR 2636, in any case it is almost certainly part of the limited congressional interest in this topic.

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