H.R.5986 - Neglected Infections of Impoverished Americans Act of 2010111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Introduced 07/30/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce | Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/29/2010 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
This bill has the status Passed House
Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:
- Passed House
Text: H.R.5986 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Referred in Senate (09/29/2010)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To require the submission of a report to the Congress on parasitic disease among poor Americans.
This Act may be cited as the “Neglected Infections of Impoverished Americans Act of 2010”.
(a) In general.—Not later than 12 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall report to the Congress on the epidemiology of, impact of, and appropriate funding required to address neglected diseases of poverty, including neglected parasitic diseases such as—
(1) Chagas disease;
(6) the soil-transmitted helminths; and
(7) other related diseases, as designated by the Secretary.
(b) Required information.—The report under subsection (a) should provide the information necessary to guide future health policy to—
(1) accurately evaluate the current state of knowledge concerning diseases described in such subsection and define gaps in such knowledge; and
(2) address the threat of such diseases.
Passed the House of Representatives September 28, 2010.
|Attest:||lorraine c. miller,|