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H.R. 5729 (113th): Adding Ebola to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act

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To expand the program of priority review to encourage treatments for tropical diseases.

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Sponsor and status

Marsha Blackburn

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 18, 2014
Length: 2 pages
Nov 18, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)
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Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was enacted as:

S. 2917: Adding Ebola to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 16, 2014. (compare text)

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What legislators are saying

House Approves Blackburn Legislation to Help Combat Ebola
    — Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN] (Sponsor) on Dec 3, 2014

Green and Blackburn Lead Bipartisan Legislation to Grant Ebola Treatment Priority Review
    — Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 19, 2014

Reps. Blackburn, Green, Butterfield, McCaul & Fleischmann Introduce Legislation as Part of Effort to Combat Ebola Virus
    — Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN] (Sponsor) on Nov 19, 2014

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Nov 18, 2014

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H.R. 5729 (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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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