Friday, June 27, 2008

Mentoring & Quitting Smoking: June 26, 2008

In the Senate, here is a bill to create and support mentoring programs - I'm a big believer in the power and positive influence of mentoring:

By Mr. KERRY (D-MA)(for himself, Mr. SPECTER (R-PA), Mr. COLEMAN (R-MN), and Mr. AKAKA (D-HI)):
S. 3200. A bill to develop capacity and infrastructure for mentoring programs; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Source: GPO [S6286

On the House side, as someone who knows full well the power of tobacco addiction, here is a bill to use several different health programs to promote quitting tobacco:

By Ms. DEGETTE (D-CO) (for herself and Mr. PLATTS (R-PA)):
H.R. 6393. A bill to amend titles V, XVIII, and XIX of the Social Security Act to promote tobacco use cessation under the Medicare Program, the Medicaid Program, and the maternal and child health program; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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. Source: GPO [H6174]

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