U.S. House of Representatives Passes H.R. 2468
After many months of activism and advocacy, important legislation is progressing through the US Congress helping central schools across America better protect and support students at risk for dangerous allergic reactions.
October 10th, 2020
Allergy & Asthma Network today applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act, H.R. 2468 — but our work is not done!
The legislation, long a priority for Allergy & Asthma Network and a host of health and patient organizations, now heads to the U.S. Senate for consideration. The Network will continue its advocacy efforts, urging passage of the bill before the end of the year so it becomes law.
Introduced in 2019 by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Rep. Phil Roe, MD (R-TN), H.R. 2468 provides increased grant preference to states that implement comprehensive school-based asthma and allergy management programs (SAMPRO) that include student action plans, and education and training for school staff to administer medications in an emergency.
We commend House Majority Leader Hoyer and Rep. Roe for their leadership on this issue and support for those living with chronic conditions.
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