H.R. 648 (114th): 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.

Overview

Introduced:

Feb 2, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 16, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.

Sponsor:

Michael Burgess

Representative for Texas's 26th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2015
Length: 4 pages

History

Feb 2, 2015
 
Introduced

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Mar 16, 2015
 
Ordered Reported by Committee

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Mar 16, 2015
 
Passed House

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

H.R. 648 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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