About the bill
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.
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 …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 24th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 3, 2019
Length: 4 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on May 3, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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18 Cosponsors (18 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“congressman joe Morelle sponsors legislation to ensure every child attending public school is vaccinated, protecting the health and safety of our communities”
— Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 13, 2019
May 1, 2015
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2232 (114th).
May 3, 2019
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H.R. 2527 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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