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H.R. 3460: End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act

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To facilitate effective research on and treatment of neglected tropical diseases through coordinated international efforts.

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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: Dec 4, 2019
Length: 14 pages
Jun 25, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Passed House (Senate next) on Dec 3, 2019

This bill passed in the House on December 3, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Smith to HHS Secretary &amp; NIHs Dr. Fauci:</span>What Is Impact on Lyme Disease Patients?
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Apr 11, 2020

Durham Federal Courthouse Naming Ceremony-John Hervey Wheeler
    — Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1] on Oct 15, 2019

Chris Smiths TICK Act and End Neglected Diseases Act to become law
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Dec 17, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 3460 will be negligible.


Jun 25, 2019

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Jun 26, 2019
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Dec 3, 2019
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 3460 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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