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H.R.4701: Tick-Borne Disease Research Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Chris Gibson, R-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 19 (12 Democrats, 7 Republicans)
Introduced May 21, 2014
Latest Major Action Sept. 10, 2014
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6th Sept. 14, 2014

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Bill Summary

Tick-Borne Disease Research Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct or support epidemiological, basic, translational, and clinical research regarding Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.

Directs the Secretary to establish the Interagency Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Working Group to review all HHS efforts concerning tick-borne diseases to ensure interagency coordination and examine research priorities. Requires the Working Group to: (1) provide a summary of tick-borne disease research, advances, and scientific viewpoints every two years; (2) make recommendations to HHS regarding tick-borne disease activities; and (3) hold annual public meetings.

Requires HHS to submit a strategic plan for tick-borne disease research within three years of enactment and every five years thereafter that includes: (1) budgetary requirements; (2) benchmarks for improving ti...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 10, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Sept. 9, 2014 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
Sept. 9, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Sept. 9, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7344-7345)
Sept. 9, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4701.
Sept. 9, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7344-7347)
Sept. 9, 2014 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Sept. 8, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 424.
Sept. 8, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-573.
July 30, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
July 30, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 29, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 19, 2014 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Unanimous Consent .
June 19, 2014 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 23, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
May 21, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.