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H.RES.135: Recognizing the importance of frontline health workers toward accelerating progress on global health and saving the lives of women and children, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor Nita M. Lowey, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 35 (30 Democrats, 5 Republicans)
Introduced March 21, 2013
Latest Major Action March 21, 2013
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Bill Summary

Reaffirms the important role of frontline health workers in saving lives and fostering a healthier and more secure world.

Commends the progress made by the United States in helping to build local capacity and to save lives in the world's most vulnerable communities by training and supporting frontline health care workers.

Calls on all relevant federal agencies to develop a comprehensive health workforce strengthening strategy for increasing access to qualified health workers in developing countries.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 21, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.