S. 1379 (107th): Rare Diseases Act of 2001


Aug 3, 2001
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 16, 2001, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Edward “Ted” Kennedy

Senator from Massachusetts



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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2001
Length: 22 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish an Office of Rare Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

TitleI - National Institutes of HealthAmends the Pubic Health Service Act to: (1) establish an Office of Rare Diseases at the National Institutes of Health; and (2) provide for rare ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Aug 3, 2001

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 16, 2001
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1379”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


21 cosponsors (16D, 4R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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