9:51 PM EDT
Frank Pallone, D-NJ 6th

Mr. PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. [Page: H7184]

Mr. Speaker, H.R. 1347, or the ConTACT Act, will help to reduce the number of concussion-related injuries nationally by improving a school's ability to guide return-to-play decisions and by raising awareness for parents, students, health professionals, and others of the consequences of multiple concussions.

I want to thank Mr. Shimkus and Mr. Barton for their willingness to work on this bill with me and, of course, thank the sponsor of the bill, my colleague from New Jersey (Mr. Pascrell) who has worked so hard on this legislation.

Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.