March 1922
Congressional Digest;Mar1922, Vol. 1 Issue 6, p5
This article focuses on public health legislations which were put forward in the U.S. Congress. In a recent survey of all the public health measures in the U.S. Congress, it was found that there were approximately 150 such bills pending, and that action on practically all of them has been delayed in committee owing to the crowded calendars of the various committees considering them, and to the heavy pressure for action by those committees on legislation demanding immediate attention. Thirty years ago, a committee on public health of the House was abolished and last year, at the beginning of the 67th Congress, the Senate, in reducing the number of its committees from 75 to 34, abolished the Committee on Public Health and Quarantine. Five bills related to the United States Public Health Service are described that furnish an excellent guide to the manner in which health bills as a whole are handled under the present committee system of the Congress. This article also presents a list of committees in the Senate before which Public Health Bills are pending.


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