H.R. 717 (107th): MD-CARE Act


Feb 14, 2001
107th Congress, 2001–2002


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 18, 2001

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 18, 2001.


Pub.L. 107-84


Roger Wicker

Representative for Mississippi's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 3, 2001
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for research with respect to various forms of muscular dystrophy, including Duchenne, Becker, limb girdle, congenital, facioscapulohumeral, myotonic, oculopharyngeal, distal, and Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophies.

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S. 805 (Related)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 1, 2001

What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 717” means this is a House of Representatives 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.


Feb 14, 2001
Reported by Committee
Jul 19, 2001
Passed House
Sep 24, 2001
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Passed Senate with Changes
Nov 15, 2001
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
House Agreed to Changes
Nov 29, 2001
Vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.
Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 18, 2001


310 cosponsors (163R, 146D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Sep 24, 2001 6:36 p.m.
Passed 383/0

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