H.R. 6: 21st Century Cures Act


May 19, 2015


Passed House on Jul 10, 2015

This bill passed in the House on July 10, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Fred Upton

Representative for Michigan's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 13, 2015
Length: 362 pages


52% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of 21st century cures, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


The 21st Century Cures Act is a bipartisan bill that would reform the current standards and appropriations for biomedical research, provide $1.75 billion annually for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and $110 million for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This funding would end after five years. Support for this funding would come from budget offsets. Along with ...

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May 19, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 21, 2015
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 10, 2015
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

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