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H.R. 550: Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2021

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About the bill

This bill would authorize $400 million in grants to state, local, tribal, and territorial public health departments to update their computer databases of immunization records to meet federal standards, improve their accuracy, facilitate exchange of information between these databases, and support activities that schedule vaccinations. It also mandates that a report assess immunization access in medically underserved, rural, and frontier areas.

Sponsor and status

Ann Kuster

Sponsor. Representative for New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 1, 2021
Length: 12 pages
Introduced
Jan 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Nov 30, 2021

This bill passed in the House on November 30, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

14 Cosponsors (10 Democrats, 4 Republicans)

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

House Passes Kusters Bipartisan Legislation To Improve National Vaccine Infrastructure in Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic
    — Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2] (Sponsor) on Nov 30, 2021

Statement on H.R. 550
    — Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8] on Dec 5, 2021

Huizenga Statement on HR 550, The Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act
    — Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2] on Dec 6, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 550 will add $396 million in new spending through 2026.

History

Jan 28, 2021
 
Introduced

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Jun 15, 2021
 
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 15, 2021
 
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 21, 2021
 
Ordered Reported

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Nov 26, 2021
 
Text Published

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Nov 30, 2021
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Nov 30, 2021
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 550 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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