Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Applauds House Passage of His Diabetes Bill

November 14, 2016
Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today announced that the House passed H.R. 1192, the National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act. This Olson bill would establish a National Clinical Care Commission to evaluate and recommend solutions regarding better coordination and use of federal programs relating to supporting care for people with diabetes and related metabolic syndromes and disorders. The bill passed with unanimous support in the House.

“Thank you to my House colleagues for getting this important bill across the finish line,” Rep. Olson said. “Diabetes is a national epidemic that impacts a large number of Americans. Cutting-edge medical research and clinical care institutions only matter if we can translate that research into direct patient care. This bill will help ensure that Americans at risk of diabetes receive appropriate and effective preventive care and those with diabetes receive the same high-quality care and enjoy a better quality of life by successfully managing their disease.”

*H.R. 1192 has 229 cosponsors. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration.

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