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H.R. 5469 (116th): Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act

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To address mental health issues for youth, particularly youth of color, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Bonnie Watson Coleman

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 30, 2020
Length: 11 pages
Introduced
Dec 17, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 29, 2020 but was never passed by the Senate.

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).

Cosponsors

35 Cosponsors (35 Democrats)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

House Passes Legislation to Reduce Mental Health Care Disparities for Youth
    — Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12] (Sponsor) on Sep 29, 2020

Washington Review, October 5, 2020
    — Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 5, 2020

Walden, Burgess on House Passage of 16 Bipartisan E&C Health Bills
    — Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26] on Oct 1, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 5469 will add $3.1 billion in new spending through 2025.

History

Dec 17, 2019
 
Introduced

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Jun 30, 2020
 
Considered by Health

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Sep 9, 2020
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 25, 2020
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Sep 29, 2020
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 29, 2020
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

H.R. 5469 (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. 5469. 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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