H.R. 1429: Scleroderma Research and Awareness Act of 2013

Apr 09, 2013
Referred to Committee on Apr 09, 2013
0% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 9, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Apr 09, 2013
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Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
Lois Capps
Representative for California's 24th congressional district
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Apr 09, 2013
3 pages
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H.R. 1672 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 02, 2011

Full Title

To expand the research and awareness activities of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with respect to scleroderma, and for other purposes.


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3% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

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42 cosponsors (33D, 9R) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Scleroderma Research and Awareness Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand, intensify, and coordinate NIH activities relating to scleroderma, with particular emphasis on:
(1) research focused on the etiology of scleroderma and the development of new treatment options;
(2) clinical research to evaluate new treatments options; and
(3) basic research on the relationship between scleroderma and secondary conditions, such as pulmonary hypertension, gastroparesis, Raynaud's phenomenon, and Sjogren's Syndrome.
Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to carry out an educational campaign to increase public awareness of scleroderma. Permits print, video, and web-based materials distributed through this campaign to include: (1) basic information on scleroderma and its symptoms; and (2) information on the incidence and prevalence of scleroderma, diseases and conditions affiliated with scleroderma, or the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of scleroderma.

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