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The bill’s title was written by its sponsor. H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 27, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.
Last updated Nov 28, 2012.
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To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to codify authority under existing grant guidance authorizing use of Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program funding for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities.
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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
This summary can be found at http://www.gop.gov/bill/112/2/hr5997.
According to the bill’s sponsor, the Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) provides funding to state and local governments to assist in preparing for and responding to mass casualty incidents resulting from acts of terrorism, natural disasters, and other public health emergencies. The grants help local jurisdictions develop response plans, conduct exercises and training, and acquire medical countermeasures and protective equipment for dealing with large scale biological events.
As a stand-alone program, MMRS has not been reauthorized or appropriated funds in recent years. H.R. 5997 would authorize the use of Urban Area Security Initiatives (UASI) and State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) funding for enhancing medical preparedness, in effect, making the activities of the MMRS program an allowable use for jurisdictions under the UASI and SHSGP.
H.R. 5997 would authorize the use of Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program funding for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities. Under the bill, the grants could be used for the development and maintenance of an initial pharmaceutical stockpile, including medical kits, and diagnostics sufficient to protect first responders, their families, and immediate victims from a chemical or biological event.
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