Ryan Signs Collins’ Firefighter Cancer Registry Act
Written by WBTA STAFF on June 27, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker Paul Ryan (WI-01) today signed legislation authored by Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) that will collect data regarding cancer incidence in firefighters to better inform the development of new protocols, safeguards, and equipment to protect these men and women. When signed into law, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will develop and maintain a registry to collect data regarding the incidence of certain cancers in firefighters. The registry will improve collection capabilities and activities to address an enormous gap in research on the heath impacts of cancer incidence among all firefighters – career and volunteer.
The Firefighter Cancer Registry Act unanimously passed the House on September 12, 2017 and passed the Senate on May 10, 2018 with one amendment making technical corrections. On June 22, 2018 the amended version passed the House under unanimous consent and will head to President Trump for signature.
For more information on H.R. 931, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act, click here.