The Bleeding ACT

How can you help?

Two U.S. Senators (one Democrat from NJ-Menendez and one Republican from Arkansas-Boozman) have 

introduced a Federal Bill S. 3346 on 2/27 entitled the BLEEDing Act (Blood Loss with Emergency Equipment Devices). 

 

This bill would “expand access to life-saving bleeding control kits in schools, malls, houses of worship, libraries and other gathering placed in communities across the country”.  In general this is amendment to the Homeland Security Act to help fund bleeding control kits, locations receiving these kits would also have to place them in an immediately available space (like with an AED), additional this bill provides a $10 million appropriation to be distributed to help this endeavor.

We need to reach out to our two South Carolina Senators (Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott) to offer support of this bill.   A written letter via “snail mail” makes the most impact (or so they say). Please consider sending a letter to our senators  The addresses are listed below. 

 

Currently the bill has been referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.  Neither of our two senators sit on this committee. 

Senator Lindsey Graham

290 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Office: (202) 224-5972
Fax: (202) 224-3808

Senator Tim Scott

B40A Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6121
Toll Free: (855) 425-6324
Fax: (202) 228-5143