S. 15 (108th): Project BioShield Act of 2004

Introduced:

Mar 11, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 21, 2004

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 21, 2004.

Law:

Pub.L. 108-276

Sponsor:

Judd Gregg

Senator from New Hampshire

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 14, 2004
Length: 30 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide protections and countermeasures against chemical, radiological, or nuclear agents that may be used in a terrorist attack against the United States by giving the National Institutes of Health contracting flexibility, infrastructure improvements, and expediting the scientific peer review process, and streamlining the Food and Drug Administration approval process of countermeasures.

Summary

The Project Bioshield Act was an act passed by the United States Congress in 2004 calling for $5 billion for purchasing vaccines that would be used in the event of a bioterrorist attack. This was a ten-year program to acquire medical countermeasures to biological, chemical, radiological, and nuclear agents for civilian use. A key element of the Act was to ...

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History

Mar 11, 2003
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 19, 2003
 
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.

May 19, 2004
 
Passed Senate

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

Jul 14, 2004
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jul 21, 2004
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This page is about 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.

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