H. R. 1646, HERO Act of 2019.

Full Title: Helping Emergency Responders Overcome Act of 2019.

Summary: To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to improve the detection, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues among public safety officers, and for other purposes. Cosponsors (Somewhat Bipartisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 9/12/19.

STATUS: Introduced 3/8/19 by Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] .

  • On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote on 09/21/20. (text: CR H4627-4629)


  • Please support passage of H.R. 1646, the Helping Emergency Responders Overcome (HERO) Act of 2019 introduced by Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA) to provide resources to increase recognition and treatment of PTS for EMS practitioners and firefighters, provide grants to establish and assist peer-to-peer support programs, and collect data on EMS practitioner and firefighter suicides. (Source: Rep. Ryan Uyehara.)


  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.