H.R. 1222 - Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act of 2017
This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to replace the authorization for a National Congenital Heart Disease Surveillance System with a requirement for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), regarding congenital heart disease, to enhance and expand research and surveillance infrastructure. (Congenital heart disease is a condition caused by a heart defect that is present at birth.)
Get involved and ask your state representatives to support this bill by becoming a co-sponsor.
CHD Legislative Conference
Asher James Foundation advocated for congenital heart disease along 190 other advocates. We asked them to co-sponsor H.R. 1222 to continue providing research on data collection for CHD. We were able to share our story with Senator Dick Durbin - IL, Senator Tammy Duckworth's aid Josie - IL and Congressman Raja Krishnamorti - IL.