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H.R. 4439: Creating Hope Reauthorization Act

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To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue priority review vouchers to encourage treatments for rare pediatric diseases.

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Sponsor and status

George “G.K.” Butterfield Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 20, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Sep 20, 2019
Status

Introduced on Sep 20, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on September 20, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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History

Sep 20, 2019
 
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