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H.R. 5173 (103rd): Office for Rare Disease Research Act of 1994

To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish within the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health an Office for Rare Disease Research.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Ron Wyden

Sponsor. Representative for Oregon's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 4, 1994
Length: 3 pages

Oct 4, 1994
103rd Congress, 1993–1994

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 4, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

See Instead:

S. 1203 (same title)
Passed Senate (House next) — Oct 8, 1994


Oct 4, 1994

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H.R. 5173 (103rd) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 103rd Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 1, 1994. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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