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H.R. 3073 (116th): 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
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 3, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


60 Cosponsors (30 Democrats, 29 Republicans, 1 Independent)


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What legislators are saying

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Congressional watchdog to investigate ticks and Lyme disease as a bioweapon </span>House approves Chris Smith amendment which could help find a cure for Lyme disease
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Jul 21, 2020

Stefanik Sends TICK Act Letter to Energy and Commerce Committee Chairs
    — Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 30, 2019

Delgado Introduces Bipartisan “Stamp Out Lyme Disease Act” to Raise Funds for Lyme Disease Research
    — Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY19] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 5, 2019

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Jun 3, 2019

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H.R. 3073 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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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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