Federal - H Con Res 79

Congressional Resolution against assisted suicide as threat to vulnerable citizens

Introduced

December 12, 2019

Description

"Expressing the sense of the Congress that assisted suicide (sometimes referred to using other terms) puts everyone, including those most vulnerable, at risk of deadly harm."

Our Position

Support

Commentary

"Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that the Federal Government should ensure that every person facing the end of their life has access to the best quality and comprehensive medical care, including palliative, in-home, or hospice care, tailored to their needs and that the Federal Government should not adopt or endorse policies or practices that support, encourage, or facilitate suicide or assisted suicide, whether by physicians or others."

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 10

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  • Dec. 12, 2019 — Original cosponsor(s): 10

    Abraham, (R-La.)Langevin, (D-R.I.)Wagner, (R-Mo.)
    Cartwright, (D-Pa.)Lipinski, (D-Ill.)Wenstrup, (R-Ohio)
    Harris, A. (R-Md.)Peterson, (D-Minn.)
    LaHood, (R-Ill.)Smith, C. (R-N.J.)
  • Dec. 12, 2019 — Read twice and referred to: House Energy and Commerce.Congressional Record p. H10258