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H.R. 6561 (116th): Improving Social Determinants of Health Act of 2020

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To authorize the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to carry out a Social Determinants of Health Program, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Nanette Barragán

Sponsor. Representative for California's 44th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 21, 2020
Length: 11 pages
Apr 21, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 21, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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).


45 Cosponsors (45 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Select Committee Releases Solving the Climate Crisis, A Congressional Roadmap for Climate Action
    — Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44] (Sponsor) on Jun 30, 2020

Murphy, smith introduce bill to study, address how social inequities impact health in communities of color
    — Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT] on Aug 6, 2020

Health Law Lab: New SDOH Legislation Introduced in the House of Representatives: Will COVID-19 Spur Movement?
    — Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44] (Sponsor) on May 7, 2020

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Apr 21, 2020

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 6561 (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. 6561. 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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