Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

Markup of East Palestine Health Impact Monitoring Act and other legislation

430 Dirksen
Thu, 23 May 2024 14:00:00 GMT

Full committee executive session.

  • S. 3679, Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Reauthorization Act
  • S. 3765, Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act of 2024
  • S. 4351, A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain poison control programs
  • S. 3757, Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act of 2024
  • S. 4045, East Palestine Health Impact Monitoring Act of 2024

The bill establishes a study on the public health impacts resulting from the February 3, 2023, train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. The Secretary of Health and Human Services, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), or the NIEHS, is to award a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement to an eligible entity—a group of higher education institutions with expertise in the relevant fields and a physical presence in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The study will assess the human health impacts of the derailment and subsequent chemical venting and burning. Annual progress reports are required until the final report is submitted within five years. The findings, along with any recommendations, will be reported to the appropriate congressional committees.

  • Stephen H. Ravas, to be Inspector General, Corporation for National and Community Service