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H.R. 931: Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 931 requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop and maintain a registry to collect data regarding the incidence of cancer in firefighters. This bill authorizes $10 million for fiscal years 2018-2022 to carry out those activities.

Firefighters may experience detrimental health effects due to smoke inhalation and other harmful substances. A 2015 study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that firefighters in the U.S. have a greater number of cancer diagnoses and cancer-related deaths. H.R. 931 seeks to establish ...

Sponsor and status

Chris Collins

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 27th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 13, 2017
Length: 9 pages
Introduced:

Feb 7, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 12, 2017

This bill passed in the House on September 12, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

36% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Feb 7, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 17, 2017
 
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 29, 2017
 
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 27, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 7, 2017
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Sep 8, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Sep 12, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 931 is 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.

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