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Titles (3)

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Short Titles as Passed House

Low-Dose Radiation Research Act of 2014

Short Titles as Introduced

Low-Dose Radiation Research Act of 2014

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To increase the understanding of the health effects of low doses of ionizing radiation.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
11/17/2014Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H8011)
09/18/2014Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date Chamber All Actions
11/18/2014SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
11/17/2014-3:21pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/17/2014-3:21pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8011)
11/17/2014-3:15pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5544.
11/17/2014-3:15pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8011-8012)
11/17/2014-3:15pmHouseMr. Broun (GA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/18/2014HouseReferred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
09/18/2014HouseIntroduced in House

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Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Science, Space, and Technology09/18/2014 Referred to
Senate Energy and Natural Resources11/18/2014 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House amended (11/17/2014)

Low-Dose Radiation Research Act of 2014 - Requires the Director of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science to carry out a research program on low dose radiation to enhance the scientific understanding of and reduce uncertainties associated with the effects of exposure to low dose radiation.

Requires the Director to enter into an agreement with the National Academies to conduct a study assessing the current status and development of a long-term strategy for low dose radiation research.

Requires such study to:

  • identify current scientific challenges for understanding the long-term effects of ionizing radiation,
  • assess the status of current low dose radiation research,
  • formulate overall scientific goals for the future of low-dose radiation research,
  • recommend a long-term strategic and prioritized research agenda to address scientific research goals for overcoming the identified scientific challenges in coordination with other research efforts,
  • define the essential components of a research program that would address this research agenda within the universities and the National Laboratories, and
  • assess the effectiveness of such a program.

Directs the Secretary of Energy to deliver to Congress a five-year research plan that responds to the study's findings and recommendations and identifies and prioritizes research needs.

Makes DOE's limitation on human research inapplicable to research under this Act.