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S. 1399: Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019

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A bill to amend title VIII of the Public Health Services Act to revise and extend nursing workforce development programs.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

Sponsor and status

Jeff Merkley

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Oregon. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 5, 2019
Length: 22 pages
Introduced
May 9, 2019
Status

Ordered Reported on Oct 31, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on October 31, 2019.

Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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What legislators are saying

Clarksville Online: Lamar Alexander says Senate Health Committee Approves Eight Bipartisan Public Health Bills
    — Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN] on Nov 2, 2019

Alexander: Senate Health Committee Approves Eight Bipartisan Public Health Bills
    — Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN] on Oct 31, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 1399 will add $1.3 billion in new spending through 2029.

History

May 9, 2019
 
Introduced

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

Oct 31, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 1399 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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