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H.R. 623: Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 28, 2022 (Referred to Senate Committee).


IIB

117th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 623

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 28, 2022

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

AN ACT

To extend the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program at the National Institutes of Health, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0.

2.

Funding for the Pediatric Research Initiative

The Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 201 et seq.) is amended—

(1)

in section 402A(a)(2) (42 U.S.C. 282a(a)(2))—

(A)

in the heading—

(i)

by striking 10-year; and

(ii)

by striking through Common Fund;

(B)

by striking to the Common Fund and inserting to the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives;

(C)

by striking 10-Year;

(D)

by striking and reserved under subsection (c)(1)(B)(i) of this section; and

(E)

by inserting before the period the following: , and $25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2023 through 2027;

(2)

in each of paragraphs (1)(A) and (2)(C) of section 402A(c) (42 U.S.C. 282a(c)), by striking section 402(b)(7)(B) and inserting section 402(b)(7)(B)(i); and

(3)

in section 402(b)(7)(B)(ii) (42 U.S.C. 282(b)(7)(B)(ii)), by striking the Common Fund and inserting the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives.

3.

Coordination of NIH funding for pediatric research

(a)

Sense of Congress

It is the sense of the Congress that the Director of the National Institutes of Health should continue to oversee and coordinate research that is conducted or supported by the National Institutes of Health for research on pediatric cancer and other pediatric diseases and conditions, including through the Pediatric Research Initiative Fund.

(b)

Avoiding duplication

Section 402(b)(7)(B)(ii) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 282(b)(7)(B)(ii)) is amended by inserting and shall prioritize, as appropriate, such pediatric research that does not duplicate existing research activities of the National Institutes of Health before ; and.

4.

Report on progress and investments in pediatric research

Not later than 5 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report that—

(1)

details pediatric research projects and initiatives receiving funds allocated pursuant to section 402(b)(7)(B)(ii) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 282(b)(7)(B)(ii)); and

(2)

summarizes advancements made in pediatric research with funds allocated pursuant to section 402(b)(7)(B)(ii) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 282(b)(7)(B)(ii)).

Passed the House of Representatives July 27, 2022.

Cheryl L. Johnson,

Clerk.