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H.R. 6637 (116th): Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2020

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To improve the health of minority individuals, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jesús “Chuy” García

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 28, 2020
Length: 1003 pages
Apr 28, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 28, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote. Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills.

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

H.R. 1966: Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act of 2019
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 5, 2021. (compare text)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. García, Tri-Caucus Urge Congressional Leadership to Support Health Equity Measures in Upcoming Relief Package
    — Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García [D-IL4] (Sponsor) on Jul 31, 2020

Sarbanes Joins Effort to Reduce COVID-19 Health Disparities and Improve Health Care for Communities of Color
    — Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 14, 2020

Addressing Constituents Coronavirus Concerns: Congressional Update
    — Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3] (Co-sponsor) on May 2, 2020

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Apr 28, 2020

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

H.R. 6637 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6637. 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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