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S.2035: SPRINT Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Mark Begich, D-Alaska
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 24, 2014
Latest Major Action Feb. 24, 2014
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Bill Summary

Suicide Prevention Research INnovaTion Act or the SPRINT Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the National Institute of Mental Health to use funds made available by this Act exclusively for the purpose of conducting and supporting: (1) research on the determinants of self-directed and other violence in mental illness, including studies designed to reduce the risk of self-harm, suicide, and interpersonal violence, especially in rural communities with a shortage of mental health services; and (2) brain research through the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 24, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.