Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 115th Congress.

S. 670 - Over-The-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017

Health. 115th Congress (2017-2018) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to provide for the regulation of over-the-counter hearing aids. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Over-The-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017

S. 670 — 115th Congress (2017–2018)

Summary
A bill to provide for the regulation of over-the-counter hearing aids. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to provide for the regulation of over-the-counter hearing aids.
Other Titles
  • Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017
  • Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017
  • Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017
Sponsor
Elizabeth Warren
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Consumer affairs
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Drug safety, medical device, and laboratory regulation
  • Health technology, devices, supplies
  • Hearing, speech, and vision care
  • Marketing and advertising
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/21/2017
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/21/2017
3/21/2017Introduced in Senate
3/21/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$1,283,573
$632,146
$259,310
$2,175,029
6.7 times as much
$14,205,818
$362,426
$55,350
$14,623,594
3 Organizations Support and 13 Oppose; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Over-The-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017

3 organizations support this bill

Academy of Doctors of Audiology
Academy of Doctors of Audiology (2017, March 22). ADA Supports Bipartisan, Bicameral Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017. Retrieved March 29, 2017, from Academy of Doctors of Audiology.
Hearing Loss Association of America
Hearing Loss Association of America (2017, March 21). HLAA Supports Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Legislation. Retrieved March 29, 2017, from Hearing Loss Association of America.
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Richtman, Max (2017, April 18). Letter Endorsing the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017. Retrieved April 19, 2017, from National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.

13 organizations oppose this bill

60 Plus Association
Undersigned organizations (2017, May 8). Coalition Letter on Hearing Aids. Retrieved May 19, 2017, from Free Beacon.
Campaign for Liberty
Undersigned organizations (2017, May 8). Coalition Letter on Hearing Aids. Retrieved May 19, 2017, from Free Beacon.
Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Undersigned organizations (2017, May 8). Coalition Letter on Hearing Aids. Retrieved May 19, 2017, from Free Beacon.
Conservative Leadership PAC
Undersigned organizations (2017, May 8). Coalition Letter on Hearing Aids. Retrieved May 19, 2017, from Free Beacon.
ConservativeHQ.com
Undersigned organizations (2017, May 8). Coalition Letter on Hearing Aids. Retrieved May 19, 2017, from Free Beacon.
Frontiers of Freedom
Undersigned organizations (2017, May 8). Coalition Letter on Hearing Aids. Retrieved May 19, 2017, from Free Beacon.
Independent Women's Forum
Undersigned organizations (2017, May 8). Coalition Letter on Hearing Aids. Retrieved May 19, 2017, from Free Beacon.
Independent Women's Voice
Undersigned organizations (2017, May 8). Coalition Letter on Hearing Aids. Retrieved May 19, 2017, from Free Beacon.
Institute for Liberty
Undersigned organizations (2017, May 8). Coalition Letter on Hearing Aids. Retrieved May 19, 2017, from Free Beacon.
National Black Chamber of Commerce
Undersigned organizations (2017, May 8). Coalition Letter on Hearing Aids. Retrieved May 19, 2017, from Free Beacon.
National Tax Limitation Committee
Undersigned organizations (2017, May 8). Coalition Letter on Hearing Aids. Retrieved May 19, 2017, from Free Beacon.
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
Undersigned organizations (2017, May 8). Coalition Letter on Hearing Aids. Retrieved May 19, 2017, from Free Beacon.
Tea Party Nation
Undersigned organizations (2017, May 8). Coalition Letter on Hearing Aids. Retrieved May 19, 2017, from Free Beacon.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 115th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$24,250$23,050
Tammy BaldwinDWI$44,053$0
John BarrassoRWY$6,000$18,900
Michael F. BennetDCO$30,582$1,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$11,700$500
Roy BluntRMO$121,880$141,086
Cory A. BookerDNJ$28,000$6,600
John BoozmanRAR$7,700$23,232
Sherrod BrownDOH$58,557$4,250
Richard BurrRNC$20,250$139,699
Maria CantwellDWA$3,992$750
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$24,450$127,225
Ben CardinDMD$54,250$3,000
Tom CarperDDE$13,370$1,500
Bob CaseyDPA$48,800$13,250
Bill CassidyRLA$12,149$303,773
William Thad CochranRMS$28,700$7,250
Susan M. CollinsRME$31,800$26,250
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$4,000$500
Bob CorkerRTN$750$33,620
John CornynRTX$6,950$87,855
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$25,646$6,416
Tom CottonRAR$4,942$1,245,542
Mike CrapoRID$3,500$39,294
Ted CruzRTX$12,315$1,877,947
Steve DainesRMT$3,500$231,975
Joe DonnellyDIN$8,250$0
Tammy DuckworthDIL$73,747$250
Dick DurbinDIL$24,300$1,000
Mike EnziRWY$19,950$0
Joni ErnstRIA$0$187,461
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$13,922$2,000
Deb FischerRNE$2,250$193,121
Jeff FlakeRAZ$9,000$1,353,749
Al FrankenDMN$26,448$3,300
Cory GardnerRCO$6,583$402,905
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$13,022$5,965
Lindsey GrahamRSC$16,000$64,788
Chuck GrassleyRIA$23,600$154,529
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$27,057$1,000
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$22,428$8,100
Orrin G. HatchRUT$54,800$21,750
Martin HeinrichDNM$31,799$500
Heidi HeitkampDND$13,122$0
Dean HellerRNV$22,000$135,587
Mazie K. HironoDHI$10,719$500
John HoevenRND$9,000$15,400
Jim InhofeROK$1,500$50,674
Johnny IsaksonRGA$11,500$47,895
Ron JohnsonRWI$6,800$803,214
Tim KaineDVA$24,614$3,850
John KennedyRLA$0$16,500
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$6,250$500
Amy KlobucharDMN$6,922$0
James LankfordROK$10,050$145,190
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$1,150$0
Mike LeeRUT$2,000$729,484
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$1,200$7,500
Ed MarkeyDMA$34,562$2,500
John McCainRAZ$4,400$177,370
Claire McCaskillDMO$42,847$1,750
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$26,200$254,406
Bob MenéndezDNJ$38,200$1,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$16,724$1,000
Jerry MoranRKS$25,450$7,700
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$11,500$43,750
Chris MurphyDCT$29,550$250
Patty MurrayDWA$59,197$5,750
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$25,750$3,000
Rand PaulRKY$7,000$448,242
David PerdueRGA$7,700$200,678
Gary C. PetersDMI$20,300$5,950
Rob PortmanROH$40,890$221,886
John "Jack" ReedDRI$7,950$0
Jim RischRID$1,500$45,587
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$15,689$97,967
Mike RoundsRSD$11,000$65,881
Marco RubioRFL$8,050$862,705
Bernie SandersIVT$10,447$0
Ben SasseRNE$750$692,551
Brian SchatzDHI$12,305$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$57,799$3,500
Tim ScottRSC$23,800$265,661
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$37,547$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$1,500$8,700
Debbie StabenowDMI$35,222$8,976
Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
Dan SullivanRAK$2,000$611,923
Jon TesterDMT$48,050$1,250
John ThuneRSD$20,408$171,341
Thom TillisRNC$4,700$231,134
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$31,700$1,295,094
Tom UdallDNM$7,951$2,000
Chris Van HollenDMD$123,600$3,000
Mark R. WarnerDVA$24,800$1,700
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$64,762$4,300
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$20,950$600
Roger F. WickerRMS$10,000$2,000
Ron WydenDOR$64,660$750
Todd YoungRIN$5,550$150,066

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$24,250$23,050
Tammy BaldwinDWI$44,053$0
John BarrassoRWY$6,000$18,900
Michael F. BennetDCO$30,582$1,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$11,700$500
Roy BluntRMO$121,880$141,086
Cory A. BookerDNJ$28,000$6,600
John BoozmanRAR$7,700$23,232
Sherrod BrownDOH$58,557$4,250
Richard BurrRNC$20,250$139,699
Maria CantwellDWA$3,992$750
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$24,450$127,225
Ben CardinDMD$54,250$3,000
Tom CarperDDE$13,370$1,500
Bob CaseyDPA$48,800$13,250
Bill CassidyRLA$12,149$303,773
William Thad CochranRMS$28,700$7,250
Susan M. CollinsRME$31,800$26,250
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$4,000$500
Bob CorkerRTN$750$33,620
John CornynRTX$6,950$87,855
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$25,646$6,416
Tom CottonRAR$4,942$1,245,542
Mike CrapoRID$3,500$39,294
Ted CruzRTX$12,315$1,877,947
Steve DainesRMT$3,500$231,975
Joe DonnellyDIN$8,250$0
Tammy DuckworthDIL$73,747$250
Dick DurbinDIL$24,300$1,000
Mike EnziRWY$19,950$0
Joni ErnstRIA$0$187,461
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$13,922$2,000
Deb FischerRNE$2,250$193,121
Jeff FlakeRAZ$9,000$1,353,749
Al FrankenDMN$26,448$3,300
Cory GardnerRCO$6,583$402,905
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$13,022$5,965
Lindsey GrahamRSC$16,000$64,788
Chuck GrassleyRIA$23,600$154,529
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$27,057$1,000
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$22,428$8,100
Orrin G. HatchRUT$54,800$21,750
Martin HeinrichDNM$31,799$500
Heidi HeitkampDND$13,122$0
Dean HellerRNV$22,000$135,587
Mazie K. HironoDHI$10,719$500
John HoevenRND$9,000$15,400
Jim InhofeROK$1,500$50,674
Johnny IsaksonRGA$11,500$47,895
Ron JohnsonRWI$6,800$803,214
Tim KaineDVA$24,614$3,850
John KennedyRLA$0$16,500
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$6,250$500
Amy KlobucharDMN$6,922$0
James LankfordROK$10,050$145,190
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$1,150$0
Mike LeeRUT$2,000$729,484
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$1,200$7,500
Ed MarkeyDMA$34,562$2,500
John McCainRAZ$4,400$177,370
Claire McCaskillDMO$42,847$1,750
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$26,200$254,406
Bob MenéndezDNJ$38,200$1,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$16,724$1,000
Jerry MoranRKS$25,450$7,700
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$11,500$43,750
Chris MurphyDCT$29,550$250
Patty MurrayDWA$59,197$5,750
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$25,750$3,000
Rand PaulRKY$7,000$448,242
David PerdueRGA$7,700$200,678
Gary C. PetersDMI$20,300$5,950
Rob PortmanROH$40,890$221,886
John "Jack" ReedDRI$7,950$0
Jim RischRID$1,500$45,587
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$15,689$97,967
Mike RoundsRSD$11,000$65,881
Marco RubioRFL$8,050$862,705
Bernie SandersIVT$10,447$0
Ben SasseRNE$750$692,551
Brian SchatzDHI$12,305$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$57,799$3,500
Tim ScottRSC$23,800$265,661
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$37,547$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$1,500$8,700
Debbie StabenowDMI$35,222$8,976
Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
Dan SullivanRAK$2,000$611,923
Jon TesterDMT$48,050$1,250
John ThuneRSD$20,408$171,341
Thom TillisRNC$4,700$231,134
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$31,700$1,295,094
Tom UdallDNM$7,951$2,000
Chris Van HollenDMD$123,600$3,000
Mark R. WarnerDVA$24,800$1,700
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$64,762$4,300
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$20,950$600
Roger F. WickerRMS$10,000$2,000
Ron WydenDOR$64,660$750
Todd YoungRIN$5,550$150,066

Interest Groups that support this bill

$ Donated
Other non-physician health practitioners$1,283,573
Health & welfare policy$632,146
Elderly issues/Social Security$259,310

Interest Groups that oppose this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$14,205,818
Chambers of commerce$362,426
Fiscal & tax policy$55,350
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