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

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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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


Mar 11, 2003

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Mar 19, 2003
Reported by Committee

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May 19, 2004
Passed Senate

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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.

S. 15 (108th) was 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.

This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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