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H.R.4631: Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 86 (41 Democrats, 45 Republicans)
Introduced May 9, 2014
Latest Major Action Aug. 8, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on June 24, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act of 2014 or the Autism CARES Act of 2014 - (Sec. 2) Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to designate an official to oversee national autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research, services, and support activities. Directs the official to implement such activities taking into account the strategic plan developed by the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (the Interagency Committee) and ensure that duplication of activities by federal agencies is minimized.

Extends through FY2019: (1) the developmental disabilities surveillance and research program; (2) the autism education, early detection, and intervention program; and (3) the Interagency Committee.

(Sec. 3) Includes support for regional centers of excellence in ASD and other d...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 8, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-157.
Aug. 8, 2014 Signed by President.
Aug. 4, 2014 Presented to President.
Aug. 1, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
July 31, 2014 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR 8/1/2014 S5312)
June 25, 2014 Received in the Senate, read twice.
June 24, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5688-5690)
June 24, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4631.
June 24, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5688-5693)
June 24, 2014 Mr. Pitts moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
June 23, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 365.
June 23, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-490.
June 10, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
June 10, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 9, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 16, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
May 9, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.