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H.R. 4675: Low-Dose Radiation Research Act of 2018

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 4675 provides doctors and government agencies with evidence-based research on the effects that low-dose radiation exposure has on the population. Specifically, the legislation:

  • Directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to carry out a basic research program on low-dose radiation within the Office of Science
  • Directs DOE to identify ongoing scientific challenges in low dose radiation research and to develop a long-term basic research plan that addresses these challenges while leveraging the existing body of scientific knowledge and engaging with the international research community
  • Directs DOE to consult with ...

Sponsor and status

Roger Marshall

Sponsor. Representative for Kansas's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2018
Length: 6 pages

Dec 18, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 13, 2018

This bill passed in the House on February 13, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Dec 18, 2017

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Jan 10, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Feb 13, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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Feb 13, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 4675 is 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.

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