US SB289 | 2015-2016 | 114th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-0)
Status: Introduced on January 28 2015 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2015-01-28 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S744-745; text of measure as introduced: CR S600-601)
Pending: Senate Budget Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

American Cures Act This bill amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to require certain adjustments to discretionary spending limits in FY2016-FY2021 to accommodate increases in appropriations for agencies that perform biomedical research. Adjustments are required for the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, the Department of Defense health program, and the Department of Veterans Affairs medical and prosthetics research program. The bill also requires annual appropriations for each of the programs and agencies referenced in this bill to be at least the amount appropriated in FY2015. The bill exempts appropriations provided pursuant to this bill from sequestration. Sequestration is a process of automatic, usually across-the-board spending reductions under which budgetary resources are permanently cancelled to enforce specific budget policy goals.

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Title

American Cures Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2015-01-28SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S744-745; text of measure as introduced: CR S600-601)

Same As/Similar To

HB2104 (Same As) 2015-08-13 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.

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Bill Comments 750

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