Text: H.R.6577 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/21/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6577


To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants or contracts to public or private entities to carry out a national awareness campaign to increase factual awareness and knowledge of COVID–19.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 21, 2020

Mr. Cox of California (for himself and Ms. Judy Chu of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants or contracts to public or private entities to carry out a national awareness campaign to increase factual awareness and knowledge of COVID–19.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Awareness campaign.

(a) In general.—The Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in coordination with other offices and agencies, as appropriate, shall award competitive grants or contracts to one or more public or private entities to carry out a national awareness campaign to increase factual awareness and knowledge of COVID–19.

(b) Components.—The campaign under subsection (a) shall include—

(1) multilingual and culturally appropriate information and distribution strategies;

(2) information based on available scientific evidence;

(3) an emphasis on countering stigma and shame, such as harmful and false accusations regarding origination of the virus; and

(4) scientific data countering propaganda related to viral origination.


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