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#SubHealth Advances Four Bipartisan #PublicHealth Bills

Jun 29, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), today held a markup examining four bipartisan public health bills.

The subcommittee advanced the following bills

  • 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 the subcommittee, 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 Dr. Burgess, 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 the subcommittee, 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 the subcommittee, as amended, 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 (HRSA) grants to states to support oral health workforce activities. H.R. 2422 passed the subcommittee, as amended, by voice vote.

“Today’s markup focuses on four important pieces of legislation that will support the folks who work to improve our communities every day, and I am encouraged by the bipartisan fashion that the subcommittee has worked to craft these policies,” said Chairman Burgess.

For more information on today’s markup, including a background memo, archived webcast, and text of the legislation, click here.

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