WASHINGTON, DC — November 21, 2019 — Representatives Eliot L. Engel (D-NY-16), Fred Upton (R-MI-06), Pete King (R-NY-02) and TJ Cox (D-CA-21), all members of the House Asthma and Allergy Caucus, have introduced legislation to honor Elijah E. Cummings’ long-time advocacy for those living with asthma.
The Elijah E. Cummings Family Asthma Act would expand federal, state, and local efforts to improve care for individuals with asthma. More specifically, this legislation expands the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Asthma Control Program to serve all 50 states and directs the
CDC to collaborate with state and local health
departments to provide information and education to the public about asthma. It also requires the development of state plans to address asthma, particularly for disproportionately affected communities, and requires the collection and coordination of data on the impact of asthma.
This bipartisan legislation has been endorsed by the Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition, which consists of 15 organizations dedicated to reducing the prevalence and incidence of asthma. Members of the coalition include: Children’s Hospital Association, Trust for America’
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SOURCE: Bryant Daniels | Communications & Deputy District Director | Congressman Eliot L. Engel