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H.R. 2009 (105th): Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Research, Treatment, and Assistance Act of 1997

To amend the Social Security Act to waive the 24 month waiting period for Medicare coverage of individuals disabled with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), to provide Medicare coverage of drugs used for treatment of ALS, and to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase Federal funding for research on ALS.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Walter Capps

Sponsor. Representative for California's 22nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 23, 1997
Length: 6 pages

Jun 23, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 23, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jun 23, 1997

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H.R. 2009 (105th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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