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H.R. 6609 (116th): Immediate COVID Testing Procurement Act

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To provide for the immediate procurement of COVID-19 medical testing components, materials, and supplies under the Defense Production Act of 1950.

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Jimmy Panetta

Sponsor. Representative for California's 20th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 23, 2020
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Apr 23, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 23, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Cosponsors Bill to Help Independent Restaurants Devastated by Coronavirus Crisis
    — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 5, 2020

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Calls For Hawaii Department of Health To Fully Mobilize COVID-19 Contact Tracing Force
    — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 5, 2020

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Telephone Town Hall Covers Impact of Surging COVID-19 Infections on State, Ways to Prevent Virus Spread
    — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 4, 2020

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History

Apr 23, 2020
 
Introduced

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H.R. 6609 (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. 6609. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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