H.R. 1676 / S. 693: Palliative Care, Hospice Education, Training Act

The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) aims to establish Palliative Care and Hospice Education Centers, provide physician and nurse training in palliative medicine. It provides Palliative Medicine and Hospice Academic and Career Incentive Awards to individuals to support career development, develop a national education and awareness campaign, and to expand national palliative care research programs. The Act was passed by the House on July 23 and the Senate version (S.693) is currently before the Senate HELP committee.

What you can do to help?: Tweet or email your members of the Senate.  Sample message:

Palliative care improves patient quality of life. [@YOURLAWMAKER]please urge @SenAlexander/ @PattyMurray to move #PCHETA S. 693 forward to make today better for patients with serious illness and their families.

Senate Cosponsors 33 (17R, 15D, 1I)
Capito, Shelley [R-WV] (joined Mar 22, 2017)
Collins, Susan [R-ME] (joined Mar 30, 2017)
King, Angus [I-ME] (joined Mar 30, 2017)
Coons, Chris [D-DE] (joined May 3, 2017)
Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK] (joined May 3, 2017)
Moran, Jerry [R-KS] (joined May 22, 2017)
Murphy, Christopher [D-CT] (joined May 22, 2017)
Boozman, John [R-AR] (joined Jul 24, 2017)
Gillibrand, Kirsten [D-NY] (joined Jul 24, 2017)
Blunt, Roy [R-MO] (joined Sep 5, 2017)
Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (joined Sep 5, 2017)
Heitkamp, Heidi [D-ND] (joined Sep 7, 2017)
Inhofe, James “Jim” [R-OK] (joined Sep 7, 2017)
Manchin, Joe [D-WV] (joined Sep 7, 2017)
Rounds, Mike [R-SD] (joined Sep 7, 2017)
Fischer, Deb [R-NE] (joined Sep 13, 2017)
Franken, Alan “Al” [D-MN] (joined Sep 13, 2017; no longer serving)
Crapo, Michael [R-ID] (joined Sep 19, 2017)
Reed, John “Jack” [D-RI] (joined Sep 19, 2017)
Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (joined Sep 27, 2017)
Risch, James [R-ID] (joined Sep 27, 2017)
Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] (joined Sep 27, 2017)
Wicker, Roger [R-MS] (joined Sep 27, 2017)
Bennet, Michael [D-CO] (joined Nov 15, 2017)
Hoeven, John [R-ND] (joined Nov 15, 2017)
Kennedy, John [R-LA] (joined Nov 30, 2017)
Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] (joined Nov 30, 2017)
Gardner, Cory [R-CO] (joined Jan 16, 2018)
Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (joined Jan 16, 2018)
Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] (joined Jul 16, 2018)
Heller, Dean [R-NV] (joined Jul 16, 2018)
Hyde-Smith, Cindy [R-MS] (joined Jul 26, 2018)
Markey, Edward “Ed” [D-MA] (joined Jul 26, 2018)