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#SubHealth Advances Four Public Health Bills

Feb 5, 2015
Legislation Adds to Committee’s #RecordOfSuccess

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), yesterday approved four bills to help patients and local communities. These bills will improve transparency, reduce regulatory burdens, provide clarity, and reduce costs for patients and families across the country.

The bills advanced are:

  • The Ensuring Patient Access to Effective Drug Enforcement Act, authored by full committee Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Reps. Tom Marino (R-PA), Peter Welch (D-VT), and Judy Chu (D-CA).
  • The Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act, authored in the previous Congress by Subcommittee Chairman Pitts, Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) and Frank Pallone (D-NJ), now Ranking Member of the full committee.
  • The Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Emergency Care Reauthorization Act, authored by Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Gene Green (D-TX).
  • The Access to Life-Saving Trauma Care for All Americans Act, a bill to reauthorize language from the Public Health Service Act to fund trauma care centers. This funding is set to expire in Fiscal Year 2015.

The legislation, amendments, and vote counts are available here.