The House May 15 passed legislation reauthorizing the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program (H.R. 6960) for an additional five years, providing funding for equipment and training to help hospitals and paramedics treat pediatric emergencies. AHA advocated for funding the program at $28 million for fiscal year 2025. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will consider their version of the bill (S. 3765) during an executive session the week of May 20.

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