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H.R. 959 (115th): Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2018

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To amend title VIII of the Public Health Service Act to extend advanced education nursing grants to support clinical nurse specialist programs, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

David Joyce

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 14th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 24, 2018
Length: 11 pages
Introduced
Feb 7, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 23, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

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).

Cosponsors

105 Cosponsors (85 Democrats, 20 Republicans)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Joyce nursing bill passes house unanimously
    — Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14] (Sponsor) on Jul 23, 2018

Gabbard-Backed Bill to Address Nationwide Nursing Shortage Passes House Unanimously
    — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 23, 2018

Cramer-supported bills on health, suicide prevention and precision ag pass house
    — Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND] on Jul 24, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 959 will add $1.2 billion in new spending through 2028.

History

Feb 7, 2017
 
Introduced

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Sep 14, 2017
 
Considered by Health

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Jun 27, 2018
 
Considered by Health

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Jul 12, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 23, 2018
 
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.

H.R. 959 (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. 959. 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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