H.R.6: 21st Century Cures Act

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about health
  • Introduced May 19, 2015
  • Latest Major Action July 13, 2015

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Bill Cosponsors

230 (121 Democrats, 109 Republicans)

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Week Ending Rank
Sept. 6, 2015 9th
Aug. 29, 2015 9th
July 19, 2015 5th

Bill Summary

21st Century Cures Act (Sec. 2) The NIH and Cures Innovation Fund is established and funds are appropriated: (1) for biomedical research, including high-risk, high-reward research and research conducted by early stage investigators; (2) to develop and implement a strategic plan for biomedical research; and (3) to carry out specified provisions of this Act. TITLE I--DISCOVERY Subtitle A--National Institutes of Health Funding (Sec. 1001) This...

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There are 100 statements associated with H.R.6.

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Bill Actions

Date Description
July 13, 2015
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
July 10, 2015
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 10, 2015

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 344 - 77 (Roll no. 433).

July 10, 2015
The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of bill as amended: CR H5035-5069)
July 10, 2015
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H5082)
July 10, 2015
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 6.
July 10, 2015
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
July 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 350, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 8.
July 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 350, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 7.
July 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 350, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fitzpatrick amendment No. 6.
July 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 350, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Slaughter amendment No. 5.
July 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 350, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castro (TX) amendment No. 4.
July 10, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
July 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 350, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee amendment No. 3.
July 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 350, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (IN) amendment No. 2.
July 10, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Brat amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Brat demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
July 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 350, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brat amendment No. 1.
July 10, 2015
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
July 10, 2015
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5035-5082)
July 9, 2015
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 6 as unfinished business.
July 9, 2015
On motion that the Committee now rise. Agreed to by voice vote.
July 9, 2015
Mr. Upton moved that the Committee now rise.
July 9, 2015
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 6.
July 9, 2015
The Speaker designated the Honorable Cresent Hardy to act as Chairman of the Committee.
July 9, 2015
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 350 and Rule XVIII.
July 9, 2015
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
July 9, 2015
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 350. (consideration: CR H5008-5016)
July 9, 2015
Rule H. Res. 350 passed House.
July 8, 2015
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 350 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
July 7, 2015
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 142.
July 7, 2015

Committee on Ways and Means discharged.

July 7, 2015
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 114-190, Part I.
May 21, 2015
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 51 - 0.
May 21, 2015
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 19, 2015
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 19, 2015
Referred to House Ways and Means
May 19, 2015
Referred to House Energy and Commerce
May 19, 2015

Introduced in the House by Fred Upton (R-Mich.)

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