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S. 292 (115th): Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act of 2018

A bill to maximize discovery, and accelerate development and availability, of promising childhood cancer treatments, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

John “Jack” Reed

Sponsor. Senator for Rhode Island. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 24, 2018
Length: 9 pages
Feb 2, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 5, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 5, 2018.

Pub.L. 115-180

55 Cosponsors (32 Democrats, 21 Republicans, 2 Independents)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Reed’s Childhood Cancer STAR Act Signed into Law
    — Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI] (Sponsor) on Jun 5, 2018

Heller Joins President Trump at Signing Ceremony for Bill to Help Nevadas Young Cancer Patients
    — Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 5, 2018

Hudson Applauds Signing of Childhood Cancer STAR Act
    — Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8] on Jun 6, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 292 will add $128 million in new spending through 2023.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 820: Childhood Cancer STAR Act

Introduced on Feb 2, 2017. 26% incorporated. (compare text)


Feb 2, 2017

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Feb 28, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Mar 22, 2018
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

May 22, 2018
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 5, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 292 (115th) 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 S. 292. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

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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