House Bill 3635
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Strengthening America's Strategic National Stockpile Act of 2021
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Passed House on Oct 20, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 28, 2021
Latest Action
Oct 21, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
3635
Congress
117
Policy Area
Health
Health
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Sponsorship by Party
Michigan
New Jersey
Michigan
Colorado
New Jersey
North Carolina
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Washington
West Virginia
House Votes (2)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
October 20, 2021
Type
Final Passage Under Suspension Of The Rules Results
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Strengthening America's Strategic National Stockpile Act of 2021

This bill makes changes to the administration and management of the Strategic National Stockpile.

Among these changes, the bill authorizes through September 30, 2024, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to transfer supplies from the stockpile to any federal departments or agencies under certain conditions. HHS must also ensure the contents of the stockpile remain in working order and may enter into maintenance service contracts to carry out this requirement.

Furthermore, as part of its management of the stockpile, HHS must establish and maintain domestic reserves of certain supplies, including by entering into cooperative agreements or partnerships to access facilities and equipment to produce these supplies. The authority for such agreements and partnerships terminates on September 30, 2024.

Additionally, the bill temporarily authorizes HHS to award grants to states for maintaining stockpiles of certain equipment and supplies for use during public health emergencies.

HHS must also develop transparent processes for the use and distribution of supplies from the stockpile that address, for example, the prioritization of requests. Additionally, during the COVID-19 emergency, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response must report monthly on requests for supplies from states, tribes, and other jurisdictions. These reports must include the rationale for any partially fulfilled or denied requests.

Lastly, the Government Accountability Office must study the feasibility of establishing user fees to offset costs for procuring single-source materials for, and distributing such materials from, the stockpile.

Text (3)
October 21, 2021
October 20, 2021
Actions (12)
10/21/2021
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
10/20/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/20/2021
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 397 - 22 (Roll no. 322). (text: CR 10/19/2021 H5651-5653)
10/20/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 397 - 22 (Roll no. 322).(text: CR 10/19/2021 H5651-5653)
10/20/2021
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5701)
10/19/2021
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
10/19/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3635.
10/19/2021
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5651-5654)
10/19/2021
Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
05/31/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
05/28/2021
Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
05/28/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
May 29, 2021 7:12:15 AM
Record Updated
Dec 7, 2021 3:59:53 PM