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H.R. 4429: Fairness to Kids with Cancer Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 20, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4429

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 20, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Gottheimer, Ms. Stefanik, Mrs. Murphy of Florida, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, and Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To ensure that a fair percentage of Federal cancer research funds are dedicated to pediatric cancer research.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Fairness to Kids with Cancer Act of 2019.

2.

Percentage of Federal cancer research funds required To be used for pediatric cancer research

(a)

In general

For fiscal year 2020 and each subsequent fiscal year, the President shall ensure that, of the total amount of Federal funds obligated for cancer research, the percentage obligated for pediatric cancer research is equal to the percentage described in subsection (b).

(b)

Percentage

The percentage described in this subsection is the percentage constituted by the ratio of the number of individuals who are under the age of 18 residing in the United States at the end of the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year to which subsection (a) is being applied, to the total number of individuals residing in the United States at such time, as determined by the Bureau of the Census.