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H.R. 1231 (115th): RACE for Children Act

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To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a program to increase the development of new drugs to treat pediatric cancers, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Michael McCaul

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 27, 2017
Length: 11 pages
Feb 27, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted Via Other Measures

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Provisions of this bill also appear in:

H.R. 2430: FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017
Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 18, 2017. (compare text)

28 Cosponsors (18 Democrats, 10 Republicans)


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What legislators are saying

McCaul, Butterfield Bill to Boost Pediatric Cancer Research Passes the House
    — Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10] (Sponsor) on Jul 12, 2017

FDA Reauthorization Includes Bill Critical to Fighting Pediatric Cancer
    — Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 13, 2017

Butterfield, McCaul Bipartisan Bill to Boost Pediatric Cancer Research Passes House
    — Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 12, 2017

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Feb 27, 2017

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H.R. 1231 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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