About the bill
Although numerous studies have already found that there is no causal relationship between vaccination and autism, Bill Posey [R-FL8] introduced this bill to direct the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct another study on the relationship between vaccination and autism and other chronic or neurological conditions. The bill cites the simultaneous rise in rates of childhood developmental disorders, such as autism, and an increase in the number of immunizations given to children. He claims, but falsely, that although individual vaccines undergo thorough testing, there is little study of the interaction between the combinations of modern vaccines. The bill lists it as the duty of government to maintain public confidence in public health programs by studying the interactions.
The bill notes that there are current populations in the U.S. that …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2013
Length: 6 pages
113th Congress (2013–2015)
This bill was introduced on April 25, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)
Apr 25, 2013
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Mar 25, 2015
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1636 (114th).
Jul 28, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3615 (115th).
H.R. 1757 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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