Published Date:  

2006-05-17 04:00

Public Description:  

The bill would authorize the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants to state and local governments and other public entities as to: (1) effect improvement in the health of border area residents; and(2) enhance border area bioterrorism preparedness; would authorize a $10 million appropriation for Fiscal 2007 to carry out the aims of the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission, and would allow Commission members or staff to provide advice or recommendations to Congress at any time – whether there is a request for such advice/recommendations or not; would create a health alert system alerting medical and public health professionals to health concerns along the border; and would require HHS to contract with the Institute of Medicine for the conduct of a study concerning binational public health infrastructure and health insurance efforts.

A bill to establish grant programs to improve the health of border area residents and for bioterrorism preparedness in the border area, and for other purposes.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
Sponsored by:  Sen. Jeff Bingaman [D-NM, 1983-2013] in the 109th congress

Bill Number:  

S. 2825

Chamber:  

Senate