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S. 350: Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2021

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A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain programs under part A of title XI of such Act relating to genetic diseases, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

Sponsor and status

Margaret “Maggie” Hassan

Sponsor. Junior Senator for New Hampshire. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 22, 2021
Length: 12 pages
Feb 22, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Feb 22, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 22, 2021. 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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12 Cosponsors (9 Democrats, 3 Republicans)

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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H.R. 482 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — Jun 23, 2021


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Sen. Booker, Reps. Sherrill, Gottheimer, Malinowski Call for VA Vet Center in Northwest New Jersey
    — Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ] on Mar 11, 2021

Reps. Roybal-Allard, Simpson, Clark, Herrera Beutler Celebrate House Passage of Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act
    — Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40] on Jun 23, 2021

Transcript of Speaker Pelosi’s Remarks at the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference
    — Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12] on Mar 9, 2021

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Feb 22, 2021

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S. 350 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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