H.R. 1008: Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act

Mar 06, 2013
Referred to Committee
1% chance of being enacted
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Steny Hoyer
Representative for Maryland's 5th congressional district
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Mar 06, 2013
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 6, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Mar 06, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 06, 2013
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4% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To reauthorize the Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act of 2004, to provide assistance to Best Buddies to support the expansion and development of mentoring programs, and for other purposes.


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101 cosponsors (87D, 14R) (show)

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House Energy and Commerce


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Library of Congress Summary

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act - Reauthorizes the Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act of 2004 for FY2014-FY2018.
Directs the Secretary of State to act through the Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs in awarding grants or entering agreements with Special Olympics for activities outside the United States. Includes community-based prevention among the activities for which the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) may award grants or enter into agreements with Special Olympics. Requires grant or agreement applications to include a description of specific measurable annual benchmarks, as well as long-term goals and objectives, to be achieved through specified activities, which must include:
(1) activities to increase the full participation of people with intellectual disabilities in inclusive school and community activities with people without disabilities,
(2) education programs that dispel negative stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities, and
(3) activities to increase the participation of people with intellectual disabilities in Special Olympics outside of the United States and to promote volunteerism on behalf of such activities.
Requires annual reports by Special Olympics to describe demographic data about Special Olympics participants.
Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award grants or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements to promote the expansion of Best Buddies, including activities to increase the participation of people with intellectual disabilities in social relationships and other aspects of community life, including education and employment, within the United States.

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