PHIT Joins the School House Rock Chorus and can sing “I am a bill. Yes, I am only a bill and I’m sitting here on Capitol Hill.”
Just before the IHRSA staff began boarding their planes for the convention, The Personal Health Investment Today Act (PHIT) was introduced in the House as H.R. 1218 by Reps. Boustany (R-LA) and Kind (D-WI).
Like the loveable Bill from School House Rock, PHIT had to be reintroduced because every two years, when a new Congress convenes, every bill under consideration needs to be reintroduced.
Watch this School House Rock Video for one of my favorite reminders of our legislative process.
The IHRSA/ SFIA team of Jay Sweeney (IHRSA) and Bill Sells (Sports & Fitness Industry Association SFIA) are arranging more Hill meetings to gather more sponsors. On the Senate side, we have lined up a Republican Senator to sponsor the bill. We are still looking for a Democratic Senator to sponsor the bill. (Do you have any good connections to a Democratic Senator who you believe might be interested in cosponsoring PHIT in the Senate? Let us know.)