H.RES.1286: Expressing the sentiment of Congress that the Department of Health and Human Services should declare the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency.

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about health
  • Introduced July 26, 2022
  • Latest Major Action July 26, 2022

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Bill Summary

This resolution recommends that the Department of Health and Human Services declare a public health emergency to respond to the spread of monkeypox in countries, including the United States, where the disease is not endemic. (Monkeypox is a viral disease that is endemic to parts of Africa and causes symptoms similar to, but less severe than, smallpox.)

(Source: Library of Congress)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 2 statements associated with H.RES.1286.

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 26, 2022
Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
July 26, 2022

Introduced in the House by Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.)

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