H.R. 877 (111th): Patients First Act of 2009


Feb 4, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 4, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Randy Forbes

Representative for Virginia's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2009
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To intensify stem cell research showing evidence of substantial clinical benefit to patients, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/4/2009--Introduced.Patients First Act of 2009 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct and support basic and applied research to ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 4, 2009

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


48 cosponsors (46R, 2D) (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. 2807 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 21, 2007

H.R. 2951 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 15, 2011

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