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S. 2405 (113th): Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Emergency Care Reauthorization Act

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A bill to amend title XII of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain trauma care programs, and for other purposes.

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The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

Sponsor and status

John “Jack” Reed

Sponsor. Senator for Rhode Island. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 23, 2014
Length: 6 pages
May 22, 2014
113th Congress, 2013–2015
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 23, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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What legislators are saying

Reed’s New Trauma Law to Have a Key Impact on Improving Burn Care
    — Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI] (Sponsor) on Aug 29, 2014

Executive Session: Commitee On Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
    — Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK] on Jul 23, 2014

Reed Offers Bipartisan Proposals to Improve U.S. Trauma Care Systems, Expand Federal Definition of Trauma
    — Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI] (Sponsor) on Jun 3, 2014

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May 22, 2014

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Jul 23, 2014
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S. 2405 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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