H.R. 2646: Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016


Jun 4, 2015


Passed House on Jul 6, 2016

This bill passed in the House on July 6, 2016 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Tim Murphy

Representative for Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 155 pages


27% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To make available needed psychiatric, psychological, and supportive services for individuals with mental illness and families in mental health crisis, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


Most Republicans argue that the main issue causing mass shootings is not guns but mental illness. H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, is the main bill in this Congress tackling the issue of mental health. Although it was introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA18) more than a year ago, the House Energy and Commerce Committee ...

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Jun 4, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 15, 2016
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 6, 2016
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

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