US HB6451 | 2023-2024 | 118th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 121-3)
Status: Introduced on November 17 2023 - 25% progression
Action: 2023-11-24 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Health Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to States, Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, and political subdivisions thereof to hire, employ, train, and dispatch mental health professionals to respond in lieu of law enforcement officers in emergencies involving one or more persons with a mental illness or an intellectual or developmental disability, and for other purposes.

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Mental Health Justice Act of 2023


Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA]Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]
Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. Robert Garcia [D-CA]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]
Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]Rep. Deborah Ross [D-NC]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]
Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]
Rep. Delia Ramirez [D-IL]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Sara Jacobs [D-CA]Rep. Jonathan Jackson [D-IL]
Rep. Troy Carter [D-LA]Rep. Yadira Caraveo [D-CO]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Andrea Salinas [D-OR]Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]Rep. Ritchie Torres [D-NY]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]
Rep. Kweisi Mfume [D-MD]Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]
Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]Rep. Melanie Stansbury [D-NM]
Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Nikema Williams [D-GA]Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]
Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. Cori Bush [D-MO]Rep. Jamaal Bowman [D-NY]Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]
Rep. Becca Balint [D-VT]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ]
Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]
Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]Rep. Eric Sorensen [D-IL]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]
Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]
Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]
Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]
Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]Rep. Jill Tokuda [D-HI]
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA]
Rep. David Scott [D-GA]Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Frank Mrvan [D-IN]
Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]
Rep. Elizabeth Fletcher [D-TX]Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]
Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]
Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]
Rep. Shri Thanedar [D-MI]Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]
Rep. Kathy Manning [D-NC]Rep. Valerie Foushee [D-NC]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS]
Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Jeff Van Drew [R-NJ]
Rep. Michelle Steel [R-CA]Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]Rep. Timothy Kennedy [D-NY]


2023-11-24HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2023-11-17HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2023-11-17HouseIntroduced in House


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