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Titles (3)

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Short Titles as Introduced

HERO Act of 2020
Helping Emergency Responders Overcome Act of 2020

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to improve the detection, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues among public safety officers, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/28/2020Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date All Actions
01/28/2020Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (6)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE]* 01/28/2020
Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] 02/10/2020
Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] 03/04/2020
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] 03/11/2020
Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO] 03/11/2020
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] 03/11/2020

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions01/28/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (01/28/2020)

Helping Emergency Responders Overcome Act of 2020 or the HERO Act of 2020

This bill establishes a series of programs relating to the behavioral health of public-safety officers (e.g., law-enforcement officers, firefighters, ambulance crew members, and 911 operators). For example, the bill establishes (1) a public-safety officer suicide-reporting system at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and (2) a grant program for peer-support behavioral health and wellness programs within fire departments and emergency medical services agencies.