Some of the measures proposed by President Obama following December’s Newtown massacre bear a striking resemblance to recommendations made after the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting spree, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers said Thursday.

The group of six members of the Energy and Commerce Committee wants to know what became of the George W. Bush-era proposals to better identify and treat people with mental health problems.

“Despite evidence that prevention and treatment services can be effective, fewer than 40 percent of Americans experiencing mental illness receive treatment in a given year,” the group wrote in a letter sent Thursday to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.