Federal - HR 539

Action for Dental Health Act of 2015

Introduced

January 27, 2015

Description

The bill would allow organizations to qualify for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) oral health grants to support activities that improve oral health education and dental disease prevention. The grants would also be used to develop and expand outreach programs establishing dental homes for children and adults, including the elderly, blind and disabled.  

“This bill adds no additional burden to taxpayers,” said ADA President Dr. Maxine Feinberg. “Rather, it will redirect existing resources to the kinds of programs that are already proven to reduce and eliminate the barriers that prevent millions of Americans from achieving good oral health.”

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Commentary

Support this effort and ask your Members of Congress to cosponsor the Action for Dental Health Act, H.R. 539.

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 123

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  • Nov. 14, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Keating, (D-Mass.)
  • Sept. 6, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Comstock, (R-Va.)
  • July 6, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Hahn, (D-Calif.)
  • June 21, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Amodei, (R-Nev.)
  • June 14, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Bustos, (D-Ill.)
  • May 17, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Castor, (D-Fla.)Murphy, T. (R-Pa.)
    Coffman, (R-Colo.)Walz, (D-Minn.)
  • May 3, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Gibson, C. (R-N.Y.)Lieu, (D-Calif.)
  • April 25, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Foster, (D-Ill.)Perlmutter, (D-Colo.)
    Katko, (R-N.Y.)Russell, (R-Okla.)
  • April 12, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Vela, (D-Texas)
  • Feb. 26, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Meng, (D-N.Y.)
  • Feb. 8, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Clark, K. (D-Mass.)Richmond, (D-La.)
    Lowenthal, (D-Calif.)Waters, (D-Calif.)
  • Jan. 28, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Green, A. (D-Texas)Napolitano, (D-Calif.)Young, D. (R-Iowa)
  • Jan. 11, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Chu, (D-Calif.)Watson Coleman, (D-N.J.)
  • Dec. 15, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Brady, R. (D-Pa.)Graham, G. (D-Fla.)Meeks, (D-N.Y.)
    Davis, R. (R-Ill.)Honda, (D-Calif.)Quigley, (D-Ill.)
  • Dec. 8, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Carson, (D-Ind.)Plaskett, (D-V.I.)
    Johnson, E. (D-Texas)Yarmuth, (D-Ky.)
  • Nov. 19, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Adams, (D-N.C.)Fattah, (D-Pa.)Jeffries, (D-N.Y.)
    Ashford, (D-Neb.)Gosar, (R-Ariz.)
  • Nov. 2, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Lujan Grisham, M. (D-N.M.)Payne, D.M. (D-N.J.)Sewell, (D-Ala.)
  • Oct. 7, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Duckworth, (D-Ill.)Visclosky, (D-Ind.)
  • Sept. 29, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Bass, K. (D-Calif.)Davis, D. (D-Ill.)Gallego, Ruben (D-Ariz.)
  • Sept. 28, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Brownley, (D-Calif.)Rouzer, (R-N.C.)Sinema, (D-Ariz.)
  • Sept. 11, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    DeLauro, (D-Conn.)Heck, D. (D-Wash.)Nugent, (R-Fla.)
  • July 29, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Bilirakis, G. (R-Fla.)Griffith, (R-Va.)
    Doggett, (D-Texas)Moore, (D-Wis.)
  • July 9, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Matsui, D. (D-Calif.)Veasey, (D-Texas)
  • June 24, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Blumenauer, (D-Ore.)Lee, B. (D-Calif.)McGovern, (D-Mass.)
    Cohen, (D-Tenn.)McCollum, Betty (D-Minn.)Posey, (R-Fla.)
  • June 11, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Brown, C. (D-Fla.)Esty, (D-Conn.)O'Rourke, (D-Texas)
    Connolly, (D-Va.)Johnson, H. (D-Ga.)Schrader, (D-Ore.)
  • June 2, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Price, D. (D-N.C.)
  • May 21, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Barton, J. (R-Texas)Hastings, (D-Fla.)
    Boyle, (D-Pa.)Higgins, (D-N.Y.)
  • May 19, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 7

    Beyer (D-Va.)Loebsack, (D-Iowa)Stefanik, (R-N.Y.)
    DelBene, (D-Wash.)Lujan, B. (D-N.M.)
    Kilmer, (D-Wash.)Nolan, (D-Minn.)
  • May 14, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 13

    Carter, E.L. (R-Ga.)Lewis, John (D-Ga.)Tonko, (D-N.Y.)
    Cleaver (D-Mo.)Palazzo, (R-Miss.)Wilson, F. (D-Fla.)
    DeFazio, (D-Ore.)Peters, S. (D-Calif.)Young, D. (R-Alaska)
    Fortenberry, (R-Neb.)Pocan, (D-Wis.)
    Jolly, (R-Fla.)Swalwell, (D-Calif.)
  • April 30, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 11

    Bishop, S. (D-Ga.)Jones, (R-N.C.)Ryan, T. (D-Ohio)
    Butterfield, (D-N.C.)Lipinski, D. (D-Ill.)Sires, (D-N.J.)
    Cartwright, (D-Pa.)Rangel, (D-N.Y.)Thompson, B. (D-Miss.)
    Jackson Lee, S. (D-Texas)Rush, (D-Ill.)
  • April 23, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Hanna, (R-N.Y.)Lawrence, (D-Mich.)
  • April 16, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Beatty, (D-Ohio)Conyers (D-Mich.)Vargas, (D-Calif.)
  • Feb. 27, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Babin, (R-Texas)
  • Feb. 26, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Clarke, Y. (D-N.Y.)Fudge, (D-Ohio)Schakowsky, (D-Ill.)
  • Feb. 9, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Polis, (D-Colo.)Scott, D. (D-Ga.)
  • Jan. 30, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Levin, (D-Mich.)Norton, (D-D.C.)
  • Jan. 27, 2015 — Original cosponsor(s): 1

    Simpson, M. (R-Idaho)
  • Jan. 27, 2015 — Read twice and referred to: House Energy and Commerce.Congressional Record p. H638