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Combating Autism Act of 2006

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Combating Autism Act of 2006

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Combating Autism Act of 2006

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Combating Autism Act of 2006

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Combating Autism Act of 2005

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A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to combat autism through research, screening, intervention and education.


Actions Overview (8)

Date
12/19/2006 Became Public Law No: 109-416. (TXT | PDF)
12/19/2006 Signed by President.
12/11/2006 Presented to President.
12/07/2006 Resolving differences -- Senate actions: Senate agreed to the House amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S11442-11445; text: CR S11442-11445)
12/06/2006 Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
08/03/2006 Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S8772-8775)
08/03/2006 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Enzi with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 109-318.
04/19/2005 Introduced in Senate

All Actions (24)

Date Chamber
12/19/2006 Became Public Law No: 109-416. (TXT | PDF)
12/19/2006 Signed by President.
12/11/2006 Senate Presented to President.
12/07/2006 Senate Message on Senate action sent to the House.
12/07/2006 Senate Senate agreed to the House amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S11442-11445; text: CR S11442-11445)
12/06/2006 Senate Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
12/06/2006-12:51pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. (text: CR 12/7/2006 H8780-8782)
12/06/2006-12:51pm House On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
12/06/2006-12:28pm House DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 843.
12/06/2006-12:28pm House Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR 12/7/2006 H8779-8788)
12/06/2006-12:28pm House Mr. Deal (GA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/25/2006 House Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
09/06/2006 House Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
09/06/2006-2:04pm House Received in the House.
08/04/2006 Senate Message on Senate action sent to the House.
08/03/2006 Senate Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S8772-8775)
08/03/2006 Senate The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
08/03/2006 Senate S.Amdt.4878 Amendment SA 4878 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
08/03/2006 Senate S.Amdt.4878 Amendment SA 4878 proposed by Senator Santorum. (consideration: CR S8772; text: CR S8772) To make certain technical corrections.
08/03/2006 Senate Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S8765-8775; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S8765-8768)
08/03/2006 Senate Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 578.
08/03/2006 Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Enzi with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 109-318.
Action By: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
07/19/2006 Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Action By: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
04/19/2005 Senate Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Cosponsors (48)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Dodd, Christopher J. [D-CT]* 04/19/2005
Sen. Corzine, Jon S. [D-NJ] 04/25/2005
Sen. Lieberman, Joseph I. [D-CT] 04/28/2005
Sen. Lautenberg, Frank R. [D-NJ] 04/28/2005
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] 05/10/2005
Sen. Pryor, Mark L. [D-AR] 05/16/2005
Sen. Jeffords, James M. [I-VT] 05/16/2005
Sen. Kerry, John F. [D-MA] 05/16/2005
Sen. Coleman, Norm [R-MN] 05/24/2005
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] 05/24/2005
Sen. Cochran, Thad [R-MS] 06/08/2005
Sen. Akaka, Daniel K. [D-HI] 06/08/2005
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] 06/21/2005
Sen. Clinton, Hillary Rodham [D-NY] 06/21/2005
Sen. Dayton, Mark [D-MN] 06/24/2005
Sen. Landrieu, Mary L. [D-LA] 06/28/2005
Sen. Johnson, Tim [D-SD] 07/12/2005
Sen. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA] 09/06/2005
Sen. DeWine, Mike [R-OH] 09/15/2005
Sen. Mikulski, Barbara A. [D-MD] 10/24/2005
Sen. Sarbanes, Paul S. [D-MD] 11/07/2005
Sen. Inouye, Daniel K. [D-HI] 01/26/2006
Sen. Biden, Joseph R., Jr. [D-DE] 02/01/2006
Sen. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA] 02/08/2006
Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] 03/03/2006
Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] 03/14/2006
Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT] 03/27/2006
Sen. Domenici, Pete V. [R-NM] 04/24/2006
Sen. Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM] 04/26/2006
Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] 05/01/2006
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] 05/01/2006
Sen. Sununu, John E. [R-NH] 05/04/2006
Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA] 05/04/2006
Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ] 05/04/2006
Sen. Bennett, Robert F. [R-UT] 05/19/2006
Sen. Talent, Jim [R-MO] 06/06/2006
Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL] 06/08/2006
Sen. Chafee, Lincoln [R-RI] 06/08/2006
Sen. Salazar, Ken [D-CO] 06/13/2006
Sen. Harkin, Tom [D-IA] 06/20/2006
Sen. Hutchison, Kay Bailey [R-TX] 07/12/2006
Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] 07/25/2006
Sen. Enzi, Michael B. [R-WY] 08/03/2006
Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC] 08/03/2006
Sen. Frist, William H. [R-TN] 08/03/2006
Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] 08/03/2006
Sen. Chambliss, Saxby [R-GA] 08/03/2006
Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] 08/03/2006

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions04/19/2005 Referred to
07/19/2006 Markup by
08/03/2006 Reported by S. Rept. 109-318
House Energy and Commerce09/06/2006 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health09/25/2006 Referred to

Related Bills (1)

A related bill may be a companion measure, an identical bill, a procedurally-related measure, or one with text similarities. Bill relationships are identified by the House, the Senate, or CRS, and refer only to same-congress measures.

Subjects (48)

  • Autism
  • Birth defects
  • Communication in medicine
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Continuing education
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Data banks
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Disabled
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Environmental health
  • Environmental research
  • Epidemiology
  • Executive reorganization
  • Federal aid to research
  • Genetics
  • Health education
  • Health information systems
  • Health surveys
  • Hereditary diseases
  • Higher education
  • Immunology and vaccination
  • Infants
  • Medical education
  • Medical fees
  • Medical research
  • Medical screening
  • Medical statistics
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Neurology
  • Physicians
  • Preventive medicine
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Research centers
  • Research grants
  • Siblings
  • Strategic planning
  • Tissue banks
  • Toxicology

Latest Summary (3)

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Passed Senate amended (08/03/2006)

Combating Autism Act of 2006 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Public Health Service Act to rewrite provisions governing National Institutes of Health (NIH) autism research. Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of NIH, to develop and implement a strategic plan to conduct and support autism spectrum disorder research.

Requires the Director of NIH to award grants or contracts for centers of excellence on environmental health and autism spectrum disorder.

Requires the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to establish mechanisms and entities to collect, store, coordinate, and make publicly available data collected by the centers of excellence and data generated from public and private research partnerships.

Directs the Secretary to establish a program under which samples of tissue and genetic and other biological material are donated, collected, preserved, and made available for autism spectrum disorder research.

(Sec. 3) Allows the Secretary, acting through the Director of CDC, to awards grants or cooperative agreements for the collection, analysis, and reporting of state epidemiological data on autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Requires the Secretary, acting through the Director of CDC, to award grants or cooperative agreements for the establishment of regional centers of excellence in such disabilities epidemiology to collect and analyze information on the number, incidence, correlates and causes of such disabilities.

Requires the Secretary to establish and evaluate activities to: (1) inform and educate on such disabilities to increase awareness of developmental milestones; (2) promote research into the development and validation of reliable screening tools for such disabilities; (3) promote early screening of individuals at higher risk for such disabilities; and (4) increase the number of individuals who are able to confirm or rule out a diagnosis of such a disability and provide evidence-based interventions for individuals diagnosed with such disabilities.

Directs the Secretary to provide culturally competent information regarding such disabilities and evidence-based interventions for individuals and their families through state and federal programs and community organizations. Requires states to provide individuals with information about state and local resources.

Requires the Secretary to: (1) develop a curriculum for continuing education to assist individuals in recognizing the need for, and using, valid and reliable screening tools; (2) collect, store, coordinate, and make publicly available such tools and other products that are used by federal programs; (3) expand existing interdisciplinary training opportunities or opportunities to increase the number of sites able to diagnose individuals with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities; (4) promote research into additional tools for shortening the time required to confirm diagnoses of such disabilities and for detecting individuals with such disabilities at an early age; and (5) promote research to determine evidence-based practices for interventions for such individuals, develop guidelines for those interventions, and disseminate information related to such research and guidelines.

Requires the Secretary to establish the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee to: (1) coordinate all efforts within HHS concerning autism spectrum disorder; (2) make recommendations concerning the strategic plan; (3) develop and update advances in research; and (4) make recommendations to the Secretary regarding public participation in decisions relating to such disorder. Sets forth reporting requirements.

Repeals provisions that: (1) require NIH to expand, intensify, and coordinate autism research activities; (2) allow the Secretary, acting through the Director of CDC, to make awards of grants and cooperative agreements to collect, analyze, and report data on autism and pervasive developmental disabilities; (3) require the Secretary to establish a program to provide information and education on autism to health professionals and the general public; and (4) require the Secretary to establish the Autism Coordinating Committee to coordinate all HHS efforts concerning autism.