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


Mar 11, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 21, 2004

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


Pub.L. 108-276


Judd Gregg

Senator from New Hampshire



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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 (CRS)

7/21/2004--Public Law.Project BioShield Act of 2004 - Section2 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) to:(1) conduct and support ... Read more >


Mar 11, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 19, 2003
Reported by Committee

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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

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Jul 21, 2004
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 15”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


11 cosponsors (11R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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May 19, 2004 1:59 p.m.
Bill Passed 99/0
Jul 14, 2004 7 p.m.
Passed 414/2

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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H.R. 2122 (identical)

Passed House
Last Action: Jul 16, 2003

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