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H.R. 1818: To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to States and political subdivisions of States to support the improvement, renovation, or modernization of infrastructure at clinical laboratories that will help to improve SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 testing and response activities, including the expansion and enhancement of testing capacity at such laboratories.


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 11, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1818

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 11, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to States and political subdivisions of States to support the improvement, renovation, or modernization of infrastructure at clinical laboratories that will help to improve SARS–CoV–2 and COVID–19 testing and response activities, including the expansion and enhancement of testing capacity at such laboratories.

1.

Pilot program to improve laboratory infrastructure

(a)

In general

The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall award grants to States and political subdivisions of States to support the improvement, renovation, or modernization of infrastructure at clinical laboratories (as defined in section 353 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 263a)) that will help to improve SARS–CoV–2 and COVID–19 testing and response activities, including the expansion and enhancement of testing capacity at such laboratories.

(b)

Authorization of appropriations

To carry out this section, there is authorized to be appropriated $4,500,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2022 through 2026.