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H.R. 4585: Campaign to Prevent Suicide Act

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To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a national suicide prevention media campaign, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Donald Beyer

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

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2020
Length: 9 pages
Introduced
Oct 1, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 21, 2020

This bill passed in the House on September 21, 2020 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
15% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Bipartisan Congressional Group Seeks Expedited Consideration Of Legislation To Implement 9-8-8 National Suicide Hotline
    — Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8] (Sponsor) on Jan 17, 2020

Gianforte Focuses on Suicide Prevention, Increasing Access to Mental Health Services at Hearing
    — Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 1, 2020

Three Bilirakis Bills Considered as Part of Hearing on Suicide Prevention and Public Health Promotion
    — Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12] on Jun 30, 2020

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History

Oct 1, 2019
 
Introduced

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Jun 30, 2020
 
Considered by Health

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Jul 15, 2020
 
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Sep 18, 2020
 
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Sep 18, 2020
 
Text Published

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Sep 18, 2020
 
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Sep 21, 2020
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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