H.R. 648: Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Emergency Care Reauthorization Act

Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death among people aged 1 to 44, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet 45 million Americans don’t have access to a trauma center within an hour of their location, which is nicknamed “the golden window” for maximum odds of saving a patient’s life. This despite 35 million ...

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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.

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Feb 2, 2015


Passed House on Mar 16, 2015

This bill passed in the House on March 16, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Michael Burgess

Representative for Texas's 26th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2015
Length: 4 pages


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Feb 2, 2015

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Mar 16, 2015
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Mar 16, 2015
Passed House

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 648 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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