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H.R. 5942 (115th): Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018

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To improve the health of minority individuals, and for other purposes.

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Barbara Lee

Sponsor. Representative for California's 13th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 23, 2018
Length: 840 pages
May 23, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 23, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


71 Cosponsors (71 Democrats)


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What legislators are saying

representative adriano Espaillat recognizes june as national mens health month
    — Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 12, 2018

Torres Announces $2 Million HHS Grant Award for the Pomona Community Health Center to Provide Care for Underserved Communities
    — Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 6, 2018

Hirono Leads Introduction of Comprehensive Legislation to Address Health Disparities and Achieve Health Equity
    — Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI] on Nov 28, 2018

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May 23, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 5942 (115th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5942. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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