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


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.


Walter Capps

Representative for California's 22nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 23, 1997
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

6/23/1997--Introduced.Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Research, Treatment, and Assistance Act of 1997 - Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to provide for ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 23, 1997

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2009”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


144 cosponsors (104D, 39R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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