H.R. 3872 (97th): National Infant Screening Act of 1981


Jun 10, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 10, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Clair Burgener

Representative for California's 43rd congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide for a national program of screening of newborn infants for metabolic disorders that could retard brain development and cause other seriously disabling diseases.

Summary (CRS)

6/10/1981--Introduced.National Infant Screening Act of 1981 - Amends title XI (Genetic Diseases, Hemophilia Programs, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) of the Public Health Service Act to provide grants for infant ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 10, 1981

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3872”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


38 cosponsors (26D, 10R, 1I, 1N) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 2997 (96th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 15, 1979

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