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H.R. 647 (116th): Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

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To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine.

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Sponsor and status

Eliot Engel

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 16th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 29, 2019
Length: 22 pages
Introduced
Jan 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 October 28, 2019 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

295 Cosponsors (193 Democrats, 102 Republicans)

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What legislators are saying

House Passes Engel Authored Bill to Improve Care for Patients Suffering from Serious Illnesses
    — Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16, 2013-2020] (Sponsor) on Oct 29, 2019

house passes Reed sponsored bipartisan bill to improve care for patients suffering from serious illnesses
    — Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 30, 2019

McSally Introduces Glioblastoma Awareness Day Resolution
    — Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ, 2019-2020] on May 16, 2019

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History

Jan 17, 2019
 
Introduced

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Oct 28, 2019
 
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.

H.R. 647 (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. 647. 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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