The EMPOWER for Health Act – The EMPOWER Act – H.R. 2781, which reauthorizes the GWEP and GACA programs under Title VII of the Public Health Service Act will come to the House floor for consideration on Monday afternoon. This is a major milestone in our efforts to secure these programs in statute. https://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20191028/BILLS-116hr2781-SUS.pdf
Also coming to the floor are the:
- Dignity in Aging Act – H.R. 4334, which reauthorizes the Older Americans Act.
- Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2029 – H.R. 728, which authorizes programs under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act. https://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20191028/BILLS-116hr728-SUS.pdf; and
- The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) – H.R.647. https://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20191028/BILLS-116hr647-SUS.pdf
These bills are being considered by the House under suspension of the rules which is used for quick passage when there is broad-based support for a bill. It may be by a simple voice vote or roll call vote, which would need a 2/3 majority to pass.
More on Monday…
Thanks to all of you who have helped us get this far!
Brian W. Lindberg, NAGE Public Policy Advisor
1612 K Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006