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H.R. 6 (114th): 21st Century Cures Act

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About the bill

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 an increase in NIH and FDA funding, the bill would reduce regulations on access to medical research and expedite the testing processes of new drugs. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which released a section-by-section summary and a discussion document. The committee chairman, Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI6), sponsored the bill. It passed by a vote of 344-77 last Friday. It received bipartisan support, with ...

Sponsor and status

Fred Upton

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 13, 2015
Length: 362 pages
Introduced
May 19, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 10, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

230 Cosponsors (121 Democrats, 109 Republicans)

See Instead

H.R. 34 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Dec 13, 2016

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Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: 21st Century Cures Act (Jul 8, 2015)

What legislators are saying

The Energy and Commerce Committee: Getting the Job Done
    — Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6] (Sponsor) on Jun 28, 2016

Guthrie Involved in House-Passed Bill to Modernize Health Care System, Spark Innovation in Medical Cures
    — Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 10, 2015

Gohmerts Statement on 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34)
    — Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1] on Nov 30, 2016

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History

May 19, 2015
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

May 19, 2015
 
Considered by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 21, 2015
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 7, 2015
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Jul 10, 2015
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 6 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

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

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