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H.R.594: Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 113 (69 Democrats, 46 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 8, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 26, 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 reported to the House on July 24, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments of 2014 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Public Health Service Act to revise the muscular dystrophy research program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Expands the range of forms of muscular dystrophy included within the program. Requires the research conducted through Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Centers to include cardiac and pulmonary function research. Requires the Director of NIH to ensure the sharing of data between such centers.

Revises the composition of the Muscular Dystrophy Coordinating Committee (MDCC) to include the Social Security Administration and the United States Administration for Community Living.

Requires the MDCC to meet at least two times per year. Requires the MDCC Action...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 26, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-166.
Sept. 26, 2014 Signed by President.
Sept. 23, 2014 Presented to President.
Sept. 19, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Sept. 18, 2014 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5862)
Aug. 1, 2014 Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 529.
July 29, 2014 Received in the Senate.
July 28, 2014 The Speaker announced the title of H.R. 594 was amended in the form at the desk. Agreed to without objection.
July 28, 2014 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
July 28, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 28, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6933)
July 28, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 594.
July 28, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6933-6935)
July 28, 2014 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
July 24, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 416.
July 24, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-556.
July 15, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
July 15, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 14, 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.
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.