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H.R.1791: Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about emergency management
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Sponsor Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 4 (All Republicans)
Introduced April 26, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 4, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on November 21, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the use of Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program funding for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities, including the development and maintenance of an initial pharmaceutical stockpile, including medical kits, and diagnostics sufficient to protect first responders, their families, immediate victims, and vulnerable populations from a chemical or biological event.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 4, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Feb. 3, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 391 - 2 (Roll no. 32). (text: CR H1518)

Feb. 3, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1526-1527)
Feb. 3, 2014 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Feb. 3, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1518-1520)
Feb. 3, 2014 Mrs. Brooks (IN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Nov. 21, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 194.
Nov. 21, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 113-273.
Oct. 29, 2013 Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications Discharged.
Oct. 29, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Oct. 29, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications.
April 26, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.