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S. 2629 (116th): United States Public Health Service Modernization Act of 2019

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About the bill

Many hands make light work. At 335 pages, March’s $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act only came together so quickly by incorporating provisions of 29 other bills pending before Congress. So what were some of these other bills?

Rapid Coverage for Coronavirus Vaccines Act

This requires private health insurance plans to cover any covid-19 treatments or vaccines.

It was previously introduced in the Senate on March 17 as bill number S. 3505, by Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL).

“We have to do everything we can to mitigate the spread of covid-19. This bill will allow Americans to rapidly access vaccines for this novel coronavirus as soon as they are available,” Sen. Jones said in a press release upon introduction. “Congress should immediately pass [it] as part ...

Sponsor and status

Mike Rounds

Sponsor. Senator for South Dakota. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 13, 2020
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Oct 17, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 748: H.R. 748: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 27, 2020. (compare text)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Clarksville Online: Lamar Alexander says Senate Health Committee Approves Eight Bipartisan Public Health Bills
    — Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN, 2003-2020] on Nov 2, 2019

Alexander: Senate Health Committee Approves Eight Bipartisan Public Health Bills
    — Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN, 2003-2020] on Oct 31, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 2629 will add $359 million in new spending through 2025.

History

Oct 17, 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.

Jan 9, 2020
 
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.

S. 2629 (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 S. 2629. 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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