H.RES.709: Recognizing the importance of transformative breakthroughs in biomedicine, biotechnology, and life sciences in the diagnosis, management, curing, and treatment of illness and the existence of a ''Valley of Death'' in biotechnology and life sciences funding that stifles innovation and impedes translational medical research.

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Sponsor Juan Vargas, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 6 (4 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced July 31, 2014
Latest Major Action Aug. 1, 2014
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Bill Summary

Recognizes the value of biomedicine, biotechnology, and life sciences; the challenges those industries face; and ways those challenges can be addressed.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 1, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
July 31, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.