On Oct. 28, PCHETA – the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (H.R. 647) – passed in the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support.

PCHETA, introduced by Congressmen Eliot Engel (D-NY), Tom Reed (R-NY), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Buddy Carter (R-GA), Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Greg Walden (R-OR), will help to expand palliative care access for all Americans.

Before voting on the bill, multiple co-sponsors spoke about their personal experiences with hospice and the importance of this legislation:

Rep. Eliot Engel:

Rep. Tom Reed:

Rep. Buddy Carter:

Rep. Jan Schakowsky:

Rep. Michael Burgess:

Now, it’s time for the Senate to act. Click here to send an email asking your Senators to support PCHETA now.