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H.R. 2527: 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.

Medical experts agree that ...

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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)

Introduced on May 3, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 3, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 3, 2019

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H.R. 2527 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.

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.

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