To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to complete a study on barriers to participation in federally funded cancer clinical trials by populations that have been traditionally underrepresented in such trials.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2020
Length: 2 pages
What legislators are saying
“Higgins Announces Passage of Bills Aimed at Improving Access to Cancer Screening & Clinical Trials”
— Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 10, 2020
“House Passes Legislation Honoring Immortal Cells of Baltimore Native Henrietta Lacks”
— Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 9, 2020
This bill incorporates provisions from:
S. 4819: Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2020
Introduced on Oct 20, 2020. 0% incorporated. (compare text)
S. 946: Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act of 2019
Introduced on Mar 28, 2019. 92% incorporated. (compare text)
Mar 28, 2019
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Dec 7, 2020
Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).
Dec 9, 2020
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Dec 18, 2020
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 Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Jan 5, 2021
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
H.R. 1966 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1966. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act of 2019, Pub. L. No. 116-291, H.R. 1966, 116th Cong. (2021).
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