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Rep. Capps joined her colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Committee in support of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646), which passed unanimously, by a vote of 53 to 0. Following a lengthy revision process, Committee members were able to come together to pass H.R. 2646 in a bipartisan effort to address gaps in the American mental health care system. The bill contains several provisions to strengthen current mental health care services and practices.
Rep. Capps applauded the Obama Administration’s announcement of new efforts to reduce the organ transplant waiting list and enable more transplants for patients in need. This research initiative is a direct result of Capps’s HOPE Act, signed into law by President Obama in November 2013, which removed the blanket ban on HIV-positive organ transplant research and set up a science-based path for medical research to proceed on the feasibility, effectiveness, and safety of organ transplants between HIV-positive patients.
Bill streamlines process for veterans with military medical training to become EMTs
Announcement paves way to protect youth from e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookah tobacco
Two-day session will include pipeline safety reauthorization critical to Central Coast and Capps’ Vets EMT Act