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H.R. 6: 21st Century Cures Act
On Passage of the Bill in the House

This was a vote to pass H.R. 6 (114th) in the House.

The 21st Century Cures Act is a bipartisan bill that would reform the current standards and appropriations for biomedical research, provide $1.75 billion annually for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and $110 million for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This funding would end after five years. Support for this funding would come from budget offsets. Along with an increase in NIH and FDA funding, the bill would reduce regulations on access to medical research and expedite the testing processes of new drugs. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which released a section-by-section summary and a discussion document. The committee chairman, Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI6), sponsored the bill. It passed by a vote of 344-77 last Friday. It received bipartisan support, with 170 Republicans and 174 Democrats voting in favor of the bill. It has moved on to the Senate.


All Votes R D
Aye 79%
No 18%
Not Voting 3%

Passed. Simple Majority Required. Jul 10, 2015 at 11:26 a.m. ET. Source:

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