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H.R. 6638 (116th): Reducing COVID-19 Disparities by Investing in Public Health Act

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To increase the annual funding for the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Fund, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and the Offices of Minority Health within the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Food and Drug Administration, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to enable the United States and State departments of public health to better combat disparities that have emerged during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, and for other purposes.

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Jahana Hayes

Sponsor. Representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 28, 2020
Length: 9 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.



Apr 28, 2020

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H.R. 6638 (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. 6638. 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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