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H.R. 1058: Autism CARES Act of 2019

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To reauthorize certain provisions of the Public Health Service Act relating to autism, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2019
Length: 10 pages
Feb 7, 2019

Introduced on Feb 7, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 7, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

This bill is scheduled for the following committee meetings:
Jun 25, 2019 10 a.m. — House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health

12% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Smith Guest on Disabilities Show to Discuss His 2019 Autism bill</span>'Tuesdays with Liz: Congressman Chris Smith Discusses Autism CARES Act'
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Apr 24, 2019

Washington Review, April 12, 2019
    — Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 12, 2019

At ECLC of New Jersey, Rep. Sherrill Announces Membership in Autism Caucus and Support for Autism CARES Act of 2019
    — Rep. Mikie Sherrill [D-NJ11] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 23, 2019

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Feb 7, 2019

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Jun 25, 2019
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H.R. 1058 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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