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S. 1608: Promoting Physical Activity for Americans Act

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A bill to provide for the publication by the Secretary of Health and Human Services of physical activity recommendations for Americans.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Roger Wicker

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Mississippi. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
May 22, 2019
Status

Passed Senate (House next) on Dec 19, 2019

This bill passed in the Senate on December 19, 2019 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Prognosis
36% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Wicker, Brown, Capito, & Sinema Celebrate Senate Passage of Legislation to Promote Physical Activity
    — Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS] (Sponsor) on Dec 20, 2019

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. 1608 will add $10 million in new spending through 2024.

History

May 22, 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

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Dec 19, 2019
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 1608 is 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.

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