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The Public Health Trade Advisory Committee Act

Introduced by Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) on May 6, 2009, H.R. 2293 – The Public Health Trade Advisory Committee Act – amends the Trade Act of 1974 to include formal and effective public health representation in the Federal Trade Advisory Committee System, and to improve transparency and accountability in the system generally.

The Government Accountability Office and public health advocates have noted that trade agreement provisions can affe