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H.R.1915: GEDI Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 44 (38 Democrats, 6 Republicans)
Introduced May 9, 2013
Latest Major Action May 10, 2013
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Bill Summary

Gestational Diabetes Act of 2013 or the GEDI Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a multisite gestational diabetes research project within the diabetes program of the CDC to expand and enhance surveillance data and public health research on gestational diabetes. 

Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand and intensify public health research on gestational diabetes, including; (1) developing and testing novel approaches for improving postpartum testing or screening and for preventing type 2 diabetes in women with a history of gestational diabetes, and (2) conducting research to further understanding of the factors and health systems that influence the risk of gestational diabetes and the development of type 2 diabetes in women with a history of gestational diabetes.

Requires the Director to: (1) award grants for demonstration ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 10, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
May 9, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.