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S.315: 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 Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 29 (21 Democrats, 2 Independents, 6 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action July 23, 2014
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Bill Summary

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 Plan to provide for: (1) health economic studies to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of providing independent living resources and support to pati...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 23, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 478.
July 23, 2014 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Harkin with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. Without written report.
July 23, 2014 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Feb. 13, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.