H.R. 5956: YOUTH Act

To amend the Public Health Service Act to better address substance use and substance use disorders among young people.

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Sep 8, 2016


Referred to Committee on Sep 8, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on September 8, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Katherine Clark

Representative for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 8, 2016
Length: 8 pages


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Sep 8, 2016

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H.R. 5956 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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