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H.R. 1797 (114th): End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act

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To facilitate effective research on and treatment of neglected tropical diseases, including Ebola, through coordinated domestic and international efforts.

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Sponsor and status

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 15, 2015
Length: 24 pages
Apr 15, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 7, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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What legislators are saying

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Smith Chairs Hearing on Zika Virus</span>CDC, NIH and USAID Testify on Scope of Threat, Actions to Address Virus
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Feb 10, 2016

Roger Williams Supports Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
    — Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25] on May 13, 2015

Overlooked Tropical Diseases &amp; Other Threats Topic of House Hearing Chaired by Rep. Smith
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Apr 15, 2015

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Apr 15, 2015

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Jan 7, 2016
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H.R. 1797 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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