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House Approves CHGME Reauthorization Bill

February 8, 2013—The House Feb. 4 approved, 352-50, the Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2013 (H.R. 297). The House voted on the legislation under suspension of the rules, limiting debate and amendments to expedite consideration, with the requirement that two-thirds of the chamber vote to advance the measure.

The bill extends the authorization for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program for five years. The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to advance the bill on Jan. 22 [see Washington Highlights, Jan. 25]. AAMC sent a Jan. 17 letter supporting the reauthorization in advance of the markup.

 The House also approved on Feb. 4 the National Pediatric Research Network Act (H.R. 225), authorizing the National Institutes of Health to fund consortia of institutions conducting research on conditions and diseases affecting children. Representatives approved H.R. 225 by a vote of 375 to 27.


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