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#FullCmte Passes Five #SubHealth Bills to Advance Public Health

Jul 27, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today marked up seven bipartisan bills. Five of the bills originated from #SubHealth, and will advance public health. The #FullCmte also considered bills from #SubDCCP and #SubEnvironment.

“Today, we advanced seven bipartisan, commonsense bills. Cumulatively, these bills represent this committee’s dedication to advancing thoughtful solutions that put American consumers and patients first, and exemplify our dedication to work across the aisle on things we agree on,” said Chairman Walden.

Advancing the #FullCmte today were:

  • H.R. 767, the Stop, Observe, Ask and Respond (SOAR) to Health and Wellness Act of 2017, authored by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), would provide health care professionals training on how to identify and appropriately treat human trafficking victims. H.R. 767 passed #FullCmte, as amended, by voice vote.
  • H.R. 880, the Military Injury Surgical Systems Integrated Operationally Nationwide to achieve ZERO Preventable Deaths (MISSION ZERO) Act, authored by #SubHealth Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), establishes a grant program for military-civilian partnerships in trauma care that will allow both sectors to benefit from the others’ expertise and experience. H.R. 880 passed #FullCmte, as amended, by voice vote.
  • H.R. 931, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017, authored by Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop and maintain a registry to collect data regarding the incidence of cancer in firefighters. H.R. 931 passed #FullCmte by voice vote.
  • H.R. 2422, the Action for Dental Health Act of 2017, authored by Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL), would reauthorize CDC oral health promotion and disease prevention programs along with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s grants to states to support oral health workforce activities. H.R. 2422 passed #FullCmte by voice vote.
  • H.R. 772, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017, authored by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), would help improve consumer access to nutritional information in a way that works for customers and businesses. H.R. 772 passed #FullCmte, as amended by a vote of 39-14.

For a list of all seven bills considered today, click HERE.

Electronic copies of the legislation and a background memo can be found at the Energy and Commerce Committee’s website here. Amendment text and votes will be available at the same link as they are posted.