On April 3, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved an amended version of S. 2041, the “False Claims Act Correction Act of 2007.” As discussed in the last edition of Washington Watch, in addition to making technical amendments, the legislation addresses several judicial decisions that the bill’s sponsors believe have weakened the False Claims Act. For more information, click here. Separately, on April 2, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved H.R. 1108, the “Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act,” which authorizes the FDA to regulate tobacco products. In addition, the Subcommittee on Health has approved the following measures: H.R. 1198, the “Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2007”; H.R. 2464, the “Wakefield Act” (emergency medical services for children); H.R. 1237, the “Cytology Proficiency Improvement Act of 2007”; H.R. 3701, the “Keeping Seniors Safe From Falls Act of 2007”; H.R. 2063, the “Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act of 2007”; H.R. 3825, the “Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007”; and H.R. 1418, the “Reauthorization of the Traumatic Brain Injury Act.” In addition, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee recently approved a series of health policy bills: S. 579, the “Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Act of 2007”; S. 999, the “Stroke Treatment and Ongoing Prevention Act of 2008,” S. 1042, the “Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence (CARE) in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Act”; S. 1760, the “Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2007”; and S. 1810, the “Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act.”