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H.R. 4704 (116th): Advancing Research to Prevent Suicide Act


To direct the Director of the National Science Foundation to support multidisciplinary research on the science of suicide, and to advance the knowledge and understanding of issues that may be associated with several aspects of suicide including intrinsic and extrinsic factors related to areas such as wellbeing, resilience, and vulnerability.

Sponsor and status

Ben McAdams

Sponsor. Representative for Utah's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2020
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Oct 16, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 13, 2021

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 13, 2021.

Law
Pub.L. 116-339
Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

McAdams suicide prevention bill passes the House
    — Rep. Ben McAdams [D-UT4, 2019-2020] (Sponsor) on Jan 27, 2020

Wexton’s Amendment Advances New Research Into Connections Between Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Suicide
    — Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA10] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 14, 2019

My Votes – Week of January 27
    — Rep. Cathy Rodgers [R-WA5] on Jan 31, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 4704 will be negligible.

History

Oct 16, 2019
 
Introduced

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Nov 14, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Dec 12, 2019
 
Reported by House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Jan 27, 2020
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Dec 14, 2020
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 31, 2020
 
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 13, 2021
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4704 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4704. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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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