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H.R. 2862: VACCINES Act of 2019

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To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a national system for surveillance of vaccine rates, to authorize research on vaccine hesitancy, to increase public understanding of the benefits of immunizations, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Kim Schrier

Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 8th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 21, 2019
Length: 9 pages
May 21, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on May 21, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 21, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Rep. Schrier Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Increase Immunizations, Prevent Future Outbreaks
    — Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA8] (Sponsor) on May 21, 2019

Engel & House Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Immunizations, Prevent Future Outbreaks
    — Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16] (Co-sponsor) on May 22, 2019

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

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May 21, 2019

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