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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

October 2005


Appropriations
  • A resolution making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2006 (P. L. 109-77)
Disease-specific bills or resolutions
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Research Act of 2005 (S. 1774)
  • A resolution recognizing the need to pursue research into the causes, a treatment, and an eventual cure for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and supporting the goals and ideals of National Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Week (H.Con.Res. 178 and S.Res. 236)
  • A resolution designating September 2005 as "Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Awareness Month" (S.Res. 241)

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Appropriations

A resolution making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2006

Number: P. L. 109-77 (formerly H.J.Res. 68)
Date Signed: September 30, 2005
Highlights: The law allows agencies for which fiscal year 2006 appropriations bills have not been passed (e.g., the NIH) to continue funding existing programs and activities through November 18, 2005.

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Disease-specific bills or resolutions

Pulmonary Hypertension Research Act of 2005

Number: S. 1774
Sponsor: Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
Referred to: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Highlights: Like its companion measure H.R. 3005, which was introduced by Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) and referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on June 21, S. 1774 would require the NHLBI to develop
  • centers of excellence dedicated to research on pulmonary hypertension and education of scientists, health professionals, and public members interested in pulmonary hypertension.
  • a clearinghouse to disseminate information about pulmonary hypertension to health professionals, patients, industry, and the public.
  • a system for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and dissemination of data derived from patient populations with pulmonary hypertension.

A resolution recognizing the need to pursue research into the causes, a treatment, and an eventual cure for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and supporting the goals and ideals of National Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Week

Numbers: H.Con.Res. 178 and S.Res. 236
Sponsors: Representative Charlie Norwood (R-GA) and Senator Norm Coleman (R MN)
Latest actions: The House of Representatives passed H.Con.Res. 178 on September 29. The Senate version was introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on September 13.

A resolution designating September 2005 as "Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Awareness Month"

Number: S.Res. 241
Sponsor: Senator James M. Jeffords (I-VT)
Latest action: The Senate passed S.Res. 241 on September 15.

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Content last modified: 10/4/2005
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