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H.R. 225 (113th): National Pediatric Research Network Act of 2013

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To amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act to provide for a National Pediatric Research Network, including with respect to pediatric rare diseases or conditions.

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Sponsor and status

Lois Capps

Sponsor. Representative for California's 24th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2013
Length: 8 pages
Jan 14, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Enacted Via Other Measures

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Provisions of this bill also appear in:

S. 252: PREEMIE Reauthorization Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 27, 2013. (compare text)

10 Cosponsors (7 Democrats, 3 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Upton Thankful as Pediatric Research, Meningitis/Drug Safety Bills Signed into Law
    — Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6, 1993-2022] on Nov 27, 2013

Bill to Help Children with Rare Diseases Like the Kennedy Girls of Mattawan Now One Step Closer to Becoming Law
    — Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6, 1993-2022] on Nov 21, 2013

Upton, House Approve Landmark Children’s Health Research Bill
    — Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6, 1993-2022] on Nov 12, 2013

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Jan 14, 2013

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Jan 22, 2013
Considered by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Feb 4, 2013
Passed House (Senate next)

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Feb 4, 2013
Text Published

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H.R. 225 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 225. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

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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