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.

Summary (CRS)

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments of 2001, or the MD CARE Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Director of the National ... Read more >


Feb 14, 2001

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 19, 2001
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Sep 24, 2001
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Oct 30, 2001
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Nov 15, 2001
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 29, 2001
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 18, 2001
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 717”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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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