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H.R. 2527 (116th): Vaccinate All Children Act of 2019

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Is there a role for the federal government in vaccinations, or should it be left to the states as is the status quo?


The recent trend of decreasing vaccination rates have caused, for example, a 2019 measles rate unsurpassed in decades — a deadly disease easily prevented by vaccines. This despite the CDC declaring the disease eliminated from the U.S. in 2000, on the presumption that people would still vaccinate their children.

Currently, all 50 states require vaccinations for children to attend school. However, 44 states allow religious exemptions, while 15 states allow exemptions for either religion or personal beliefs.

Five states — a mix of red and blue states — currently allow no exemptions except for medical reasons: California, Maine, Mississippi, New York, and West Virginia.

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Sponsor and status

Frederica Wilson

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 24th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 3, 2019
Length: 4 pages
May 3, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 3, 2019, 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).


18 Cosponsors (18 Democrats)



May 3, 2019

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

H.R. 2527 (116th) 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. 2527. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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