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H.R. 3073: TICK Act

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To provide assistance to combat the escalating burden of Lyme disease and other tick and vector-borne diseases and disorders.

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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: Jun 3, 2019
Length: 12 pages
Jun 3, 2019

Introduced on Jun 3, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 3, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Chris Smiths Lyme Disease Amendment Passes House, Tells DOD IG to Investigate the Bioweaponization of Ticks
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Jul 12, 2019

Fitzpatrick Cosponsors TICK Act To Enhance Research, Funding for Lyme Disease Prevention Initiatives
    — Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 9, 2019

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Smith notes progress; Continues fight for whole of govt approach</span>Two Smith Amendments on Lyme Pass the House
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Jun 28, 2019

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Jun 3, 2019

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