H. R. 5790, To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and extend the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention and Services program, and for other purposes.

Summary: To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and extend the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention and Services program, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors, Bipartisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 02/06/20.

 

STATUS: Introduced 02/06/20 by Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] .

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, or FASD, impact an alarmingly high percentage of children and adults in the U.S, and research and investments in FASD have been historically underrecognized,” McCollum said. “In Minnesota, important work by Proof Alliance – our state’s chapter of National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) – have established best practices for the prevention, recognition, and treatment of FASD. This legislation builds on this success, charting a comprehensive path on a national level to address this health issue on a wider scale. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to make progress in addressing the needs of Americans living with this disability.”

ADDITIONAL DETAIL: 

Link to the text of the bill.

Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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