H.R. 4550 (109th): National Hepatitis B Act


Dec 15, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 15, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Charles Dent

Representative for Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2005
Length: 17 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish, promote, and support a comprehensive prevention, education, research, and medical management program that will lead to a marked reduction in liver cirrhosis and a reduction in the cases of, and improved survival of, liver cancer caused by chronic hepatitis B infection.

Summary (CRS)

National Hepatitis B Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a plan for hepatitis B prevention, control, and ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Dec 15, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4550”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


29 cosponsors (22D, 7R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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