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  • Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016


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    Representative Tim Murphy

    From: PA District 18

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-06

    MURPHY of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 2646) to make available needed psychiatric, psychological, and supportive services for individuals with mental...



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    Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    From: NJ District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-06

    PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I rise in support of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. Today's mental health system can hardly be described...



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    Representative Leonard Lance

    From: NJ District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-06

    LANCE. Mr. Speaker, today marks a very important moment in the long and tortuous road to reform a mental health system that is broken and must be fixed. I joined the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr....



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    Representative Gene Green

    From: TX District 29

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-06

    GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 2646, legislation to improve our mental health system. This bill is a positive step forward. I want to thank my colleagues on both sides of the...



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    Representative Steve Scalise

    From: LA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-06

    SCALISE. Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Pennsylvania for yielding, but especially for taking the lead on this issue. Mr. Speaker, it has been decades since Congress has reformed our mental...



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    Representative Doris O. Matsui

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    Date: 2016-07-06

    MATSUI. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. For far too long, those with mental illness have been left in the shadows, and mental health prevention and treatment have been left out of...



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    Representative Fred Upton

    From: MI District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-06

    UPTON. Mr. Speaker, today marks an important milestone in the multiyear, multi-Congress effort to deliver meaningful reforms to the Nation's mental health system. Last month, the Energy and Commerce...



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    Representative Paul Tonko

    From: NY District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-06

    TONKO. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from New Jersey for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. While this bill is not perfect...



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    Representative Greg Walden

    From: OR District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-06

    WALDEN. Mr. Speaker, today I rise in support of Representative Murphy's Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. Ten million Americans suffer from serious mental illness, Mr. Speaker. If they...



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    Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III

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    Date: 2016-07-06

    KENNEDY. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank Ranking Member Pallone, Chairman Upton, and Congressman Murphy for, once again, the bipartisan leadership that has guided this bill through our committee and onto...



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    Representative Gus M. Bilirakis

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    Date: 2016-07-06

    BILIRAKIS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, of which I am a cosponsor. I want to thank Chairman Murphy for the extensive amount of...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-06

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. As the original Democratic cosponsor of this piece of legislation and the one that...



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    Representative Susan W. Brooks

    From: IN District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-06

    BROOKS of Indiana. Mr. Speaker, 1 in 4 adults, a total of 61.5 million Americans, will experience mental illness within a given year. The numbers alone don't tell the stories behind the deeply personal...



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    Representative Marcy Kaptur

    From: OH District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-06

    KAPTUR. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, H.R. 2646, and wish to thank Chairman Upton, Ranking Member Pallone, and the two driving sponsors of...



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    Representative Joseph R. Pitts

    From: PA District 16

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-06

    PITTS. Mr. Speaker, I thank Mr. Murphy for his leadership and his persistence in getting this historic legislation to the floor. When a person struggles with mental illness, he or she may lose her job,...



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    Representative Jim McDermott

    From: WA District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-06

    McDERMOTT. Mr. Speaker, first of all, I want to say congratulations to Congressman Murphy. His persistence brought this bill to the floor, and it is important that this issue be discussed. We are all...



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    Representative Michael C. Burgess

    From: TX District 26

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-06

    BURGESS. I thank the gentleman for the recognition. Mr. Speaker, passage of this bill represents a major milestone for individuals affected by mental illness across the country, and, of course, I want...



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    Representative Diana DeGette

    From: CO District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-06

    DeGETTE. Mr. Speaker, today's vote on this wonderful bill is the result of longstanding efforts in the Energy and Commerce Committee to come to a bipartisan compromise on mental health legislation. I...



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    Representative Dan Benishek

    From: MI District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-06

    BENISHEK. Mr. Speaker, we are here today to vote on long overdue bipartisan mental health legislation. This bill will finally take concrete steps toward improving the quality of care available to those...



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    Representative Christopher P. Gibson

    From: NY District 19

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-06

    GIBSON. Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate Dr. Murphy and Ms. Johnson for this landmark mental health legislation. I believe it builds on earlier legislation we enacted in this Congress, like the Clay...



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    Representative Keith J. Rothfus

    From: PA District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-06

    ROTHFUS. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague and neighbor from Pennsylvania, Congressman Murphy, for his unrelenting leadership on this legislation and for calling attention to a problem that affects...



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    Representative Rick W. Allen

    From: GA District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-06

    ALLEN. Mr. Speaker, I thank Chairman Murphy for this great piece of legislation. I rise today in support of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. Too many families across America...



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    Representative Barbara Comstock

    From: VA District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-06

    COMSTOCK. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding and for his tireless work on this important bipartisan legislation which I was proud to cosponsor. I rise in support of H.R. 2646, the Helping...



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    Representative Earl L. "Buddy" Carter

    From: GA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-06

    CARTER of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015. Mental health has...



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    Representative Mimi Walters

    From: CA District 45

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-06

    WALTERS of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. Across this country, our mental health system is broken. Nearly 10 million Americans...



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    Representative Kevin McCarthy

    From: CA District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-06

    McCARTHY. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, it is a testament to Representative Tim Murphy's expertise, persuasion, and sheer force of will that something so many thought...



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    Representative Sander M. Levin

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    Date: 2016-07-06

    LEVIN. Mr. Speaker, reforming our mental health system has been an active priority of mine. That's why I supported legislation increasing access to the mental health care, including the Mental Health...



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    Representative Tim Murphy

    From: PA District 18

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-06

    MURPHY of pennsylvania in the house of representatives Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Mr. MURPHY of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I would...