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H.R. 2858 (116th): FORWARD Act of 2019

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To support endemic fungal disease research, incentivize fungal vaccine development, discover new antifungal therapies and diagnostics, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Kevin McCarthy

Sponsor. Representative for California's 23rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 21, 2019
Length: 17 pages
May 21, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 21, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


12 Cosponsors (7 Democrats, 5 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

McCarthy, Schweikert Lead Letter SupportingProposed NIH Valley Fever Research Centers
    — Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23] (Sponsor) on Sep 15, 2020

Schweikert, McCarthy Request FDA Action on Valley Fever Drug and Vaccine Development
    — Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 14, 2020

McSally Leads Bicameral Letter to Incentivize Investment in Valley Fever Drug and Vaccine Development
    — Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ, 2019-2020] on Jul 26, 2019

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May 21, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 2858 (116th) 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 H.R. 2858. 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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