To amend the Public Health Service Act to raise awareness of, and to educate breast cancer patients anticipating surgery, especially patients who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, regarding the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction, prostheses, and other options.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 21, 2015
Length: 8 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on May 21, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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40 Cosponsors (23 Democrats, 17 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Lance Holds Breast Cancer Round Table in Summit, Discusses Proposed Legislation”
— Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018] (Sponsor) on Jul 1, 2015
Jun 8, 2012
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 5937 (112th).
May 15, 2013
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1984 (113th).
May 21, 2015
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H.R. 2540 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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