H.R. 5397 (109th): Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2006


May 16, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 16, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Lucille Roybal-Allard

Representative for California's 34th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 16, 2006
Length: 23 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish grant programs to provide for education and outreach on newborn screening and coordinated followup care once newborn screening has been conducted, to reauthorize programs under part A of title XI of such Act, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/16/2006--Introduced.Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2006 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Associate Administrator of the ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 16, 2006

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. 5397”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


7 cosponsors (5D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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H.R. 4493 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 2, 2004

H.R. 3825 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Mar 13, 2008

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