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Titles (4)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

National Pediatric Research Network Act of 2013

Short Titles as Reported to House

National Pediatric Research Network Act of 2013

Short Titles as Introduced

National Pediatric Research Network Act of 2013

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act to provide for a National Pediatric Research Network, including with respect to pediatric rare diseases or conditions.


Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
02/04/2013Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 375 - 27 (Roll no. 31).(text: CR H322)
02/04/2013Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-4.
01/14/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (13)

Date Chamber All Actions
02/07/2013SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
02/04/2013-6:56pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
02/04/2013-6:56pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 375 - 27 (Roll no. 31). (text: CR H322)
02/04/2013-6:31pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H325-326)
02/04/2013-5:34pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
02/04/2013-5:17pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 225.
02/04/2013-5:17pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H322-325)
02/04/2013-5:17pmHouseMr. Pitts moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
02/04/2013HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 2.
02/04/2013HouseReported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-4.
01/18/2013HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
01/14/2013HouseReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
01/14/2013HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (10)


Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce01/14/2013 Referred to
02/04/2013 Reported by H. Rept. 113-4
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health01/18/2013 Referred to
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions02/07/2013 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House without amendment (02/04/2013)

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National Pediatric Research Network Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in carrying out the Pediatric Research Initiative, to act through the Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to provide for the establishment of a National Pediatric Research Network.

Authorizes the Director of the Institute to award funding to public or private nonprofit entities for: (1) planning, establishing, or strengthening pediatric research consortia; and (2) providing basic operating support for such consortia, including to meet unmet needs for pediatric research through basic, clinical, behavioral, or translational research and the training of researchers in pediatric research techniques. Authorizes the Director of NIH to make awards for not more than 20 pediatric research consortia, which must be formed from a collaboration of cooperating institutions, coordinated by a lead institution, agree to disseminate scientific findings, and meet requirements prescribed by the Director of NIH. Allows such support to be for a period of five years, with additional extensions at the discretion of the Director of NIH.

Requires the Director of NIH to provide for the coordination of activities among the consortia and to require the periodic preparation and submission of reports on their activities. Requires each pediatric research consortium receiving an award to assist the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the establishment or expansion of patient registries and other surveillance systems as appropriate and upon request by the CDC.

Requires the Director of NIH to ensure that an appropriate number of such awards are awarded to consortia that agree to: (1) focus primarily on pediatric rare diseases or conditions; and (2) conduct or coordinate multi-site clinical trials of therapies for, or approaches to, the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of pediatric rare diseases or conditions.

Requires the Director of NIH to establish a data coordinating center to: (1) distribute such findings; (2) provide assistance in the design and conduct of collaborative research projects and the management, analysis, and storage of data associated with such projects; and (3) organize and conduct multi-site monitoring activities.

Requires the Director of NIH to: (1) require the data coordinating center to provide regular reports to the Director of NIH and the Commissioner of Food and Drugs (FDA) on research conducted by consortia, including information on enrollment in clinical trials and the allocation of resources with respect to such research; and (2) incorporate such information into NIH's biennial reports.