WASHINGTON, D.C.—Capping a year of bipartisan accomplishments, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee met in executive session today to approve two health bills, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act and the Poison Center Network Act. Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) issued the following statement to mark the HELP Committee’s productive year in 2013:
“Throughout 2013, Democrats and Republicans on the HELP Committee worked together on a variety of important measures to protect the public health; strengthen federal child care and workforce training and education programs; improve supports and social services for senior citizens; and safeguard Americans from discrimination in the workplace. I am encouraged by the Committee’s growing record of bipartisan accomplishments,” Harkin said. “By working together across party lines, Congress can enact meaningful legislation that benefits all Americans. I thank Ranking Member Alexander and all of the members on the Committee who made these bipartisan accomplishments possible.”
A list of bipartisan bills passed by the HELP Committee in 2013 follows.
Signed Into Law
Passed (or attached to legislation) in the Senate
Reported Out of HELP Committee