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HR 4157 - Better Health Information Systems Act of 2006 - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Al Green voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (270-148) - (Key vote)

Title: Better Health Information Systems Act of 2006

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the Public Health Service Act to establish a National Coordinator to implement a nationwide plan that organizes and manages federal government activities relating to health information technology for both private and public sectors.

Highlights:
  • Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to report a plan to Congress on how to create national standards for confidentiality of patient health information (Sec. 102).
  • Launches procedures to ensure timely updating of standards that enable electronic exchanges (Sec. 201).
  • Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide notice of new standards for transactions set by the Accredited Standards Committee and the National Council for Prescription Drugs Programs beginning on April 1, 2009 (Sec. 202).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Better Health Information Systems Act of 2006

Sponsors

  • Nancy L. Johnson (CT - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Charles F. 'Charlie' Bass (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Beauprez (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Judy Biggert (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roy Blunt (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sherwood L. 'Sherry' Boehlert (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeb E. Bradley (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Lee 'Dave' Camp (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John BT Campbell III (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Eric I. Cantor (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael N. 'Mike' Castle (DE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nathan Deal (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thelma D. Drake (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Vernon J. 'Vern' Ehlers (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jo Ann Emerson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip 'Phil' English (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael G. 'Mike' Fitzpatrick (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Luis Guillermo Fortuño (PR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Gerlach (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul E. Gillmor (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Melissa A. Hart (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard 'Doc' Hastings (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John David 'J.D.' Hayworth Jr. (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joel Hefley (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Walter 'Wally' Herger Jr. (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Lee 'Dave' Hobson (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenny C. Hulshof (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Piyush Amrit 'Bobby' Jindal (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sue W. Kelly (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark R. Kennedy (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Steven Kirk (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John R. 'Randy' Kuhl Jr. (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Leach (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Lewis (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thaddeus G. 'Thad' McCotter (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James O. 'Jim' McCrery III (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. McHugh (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jon Christopher Porter Sr. (NV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James M. 'Jim' Ramstad (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Rogers (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John H. 'Joe' Schwarz (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher H. Shays (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Ruhl 'Rob' Simmons (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lee R. Terry (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald C. 'Jerry' Weller (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Heather A. Wilson (NM - R) (Out Of Office)
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