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H.R. 5855: Bipartisan Solution to Cyclical Violence Act of 2020

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To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program supporting trauma center violence intervention and violence prevention programs, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

A. Dutch Ruppersberger

Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2020
Length: 8 pages
Feb 11, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Passed House (Senate next) on Nov 17, 2020

This bill passed in the House on November 17, 2020 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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

Position statements

What legislators are saying

House Passes Bipartisan Ruppersberger-Kinzinger Bill to Reduce the Cycle of Violence in America
    — Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2] (Sponsor) on Nov 17, 2020

Key Committee Clears Bipartisan Ruppersberger-Kinzinger Bill to End the Cycle of Violence
    — Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 11, 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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Feb 11, 2020

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Jun 30, 2020
Considered by Health

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Sep 9, 2020
Ordered Reported

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Nov 13, 2020
On House Schedule

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Nov 13, 2020
Text Published

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Nov 17, 2020
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 5855 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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