Summary

                            To support programs for mosquito-borne and other vector-borne disease surveillance and control.

Introduced in House
Strengthening Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health Act or the SMASH Act

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend through
FY2023 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grants for mosquito
control programs. The grant program is expanded so that grants may be used to
address emerging, infectious mosquito-borne diseases and to improve existing
control programs. The CDC must give preference to applicants that have: (1) a
public health emergency due to a mosquito-borne disease, or (2) a control
program that is consistent with existing state preparedness plans. The
requirement for matching funds may be waived if the area covered by a grant
applicant has an extreme need due to the size or density of the human
population, the size or density of the mosquito population, or the severity of
the mosquito-borne disease. 

CDC grants to help public health agencies improve surveillance and response
activities are extended through FY2023.

The Government Accountability Office must report on the surveillance and control
of mosquito-borne infectious diseases in the United States and territories.



                        

Actions

  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

    Mar 17th, 2017
  • Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

    Mar 2nd, 2017
  • Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H1490)

    Mar 2nd, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Mar 2nd, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Mar 2nd, 2017