Federal - HR 4631

Autism CARES Act of 2014

Introduced

May 9, 2014

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A bill to reauthorize the Combating Autism Act for 5 years and changes the title to CARES Act.

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Co-Sponsors 86

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  • Aug. 8, 2014 — Became Public Law, PL 113-157, 128 Stat. 1831. Congressional Record p. H7896

  • Aug. 8, 2014 — Signed by the president. Congressional Record p. H7896

  • Aug. 4, 2014 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S5333

  • Aug. 1, 2014 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H7239

  • July 31, 2014 — Measure cleared for the president. Congressional Record p. S5312

  • July 31, 2014 — Measure passed in the Senate by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S5312

  • July 31, 2014 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S5312

  • June 30, 2014Waxman, D-Calif., House speech: Supports the bill. Congressional Record p. E1095-E1096

  • June 25, 2014 — Received in the Senate and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. S4002

  • June 24, 2014Frankel, D-Fla., House speech: Supports the bill. Congressional Record p. E1069

  • June 24, 2014Gingrey, R-Ga., House speech: Supports the bill. Congressional Record p. E1067-E1068

  • June 24, 2014Upton, R-Mich., House speech: Supports the bill. Congressional Record p. E1062-E1063

  • June 24, 2014 — Measure, as amended, passed in the House by voice vote, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H5693

  • June 24, 2014 — Pitts, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H5688-H5693

  • June 23, 2014 — Reported to the House by the House Energy and Commerce Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 113-490Congressional Record p. H5639

  • June 23, 2014 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Barletta, (R-Pa.)Bustos, (D-Ill.)Holt, (D-N.J.)
    Bass, K. (D-Calif.)Duckworth, (D-Ill.)
  • June 20, 2014 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Walz, (D-Minn.)
  • June 19, 2014 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Kline, J. (R-Minn.)
  • June 12, 2014 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Joyce, (R-Ohio)
  • June 11, 2014 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Kennedy (D-Mass.)Sensenbrenner, (R-Wis.)
  • June 10, 2014 — Energy & Commerce Committee vote: Combating Autism Reauthorization Act-Vote to Report
    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) .

  • June 10, 2014 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

    June 10, 2014 — Committee Vote: Combating Autism Reauthorization Act — Vote to Report
    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) .

  • June 10, 2014 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Eshoo, (D-Calif.)Esty, (D-Conn.)
  • June 9, 2014 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

  • June 9, 2014 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Carney, (D-Del.)McCarthy, C. (D-N.Y.)Welch, (D-Vt.)
  • May 30, 2014 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    McKeon, (R-Calif.)
  • May 29, 2014 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Heck, J. (R-Nev.)
  • May 28, 2014 — House Energy and Commerce Committee, Health Subcommittee vote: Reauthorization of Autism Programs-Vote to Approve
    Approved for full committee consideration (as amended) by voice vote.

  • May 28, 2014 — Subcommittee consideration and markup held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health.

    May 28, 2014 — Subcommittee Vote: Reauthorization of Autism Programs — Substitute Amendment
      Pitts, R-Pa. —

    Substitute amendment that would require the Health and Human Services secretary to designate an existing official within the department to oversee national autism spectrum disorder activities rather than have an official set up and oversee a National Autism Spectrum Disorder Initiative, as in the original text.

    The substitute amendment also would remove a provision that would have added members appointed by the speaker, Senate majority leader and House and Senate minority leaders to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee and instead make other adjustments to the committee’s membership.

    It would require a progress report submitted to Congress on activities related to autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities to be posted on the HHS website.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    May 28, 2014 — Subcommittee Vote: Reauthorization of Autism Programs — Vote to Approve

    Reauthorize the 2006 Combating Autism Act (PL 109-416) from fiscal 2015 through 2019, preventing key provisions from sunsetting Sept. 30.

    The bill would require the Health and Human Services secretary to designate an existing official within the department to oversee national autism spectrum disorder research, services and support activities in consultation with the Defense and Education secretaries. The official would implement the activities while considering the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee’s strategic plan and ensure that HHS autism activities and those of other federal agencies are not unnecessarily duplicative.

    It would also require the information and education provided through activities established by the secretary to be "culturally competent" and make other changes to the autism education, early detection and intervention provisions.

    The bill would require the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee to monitor and coordinate federal autism spectrum disorder research, services and support activities. It also would require the committee’s strategic plan to cover research and services and supports for those with the condition, as well as their families, and include recommendations to ensure that activities at HHS and other federal agencies and not unnecessarily duplicative. The committee would submit annual plan updates to Congress and the president.

    In addition, the measure would make adjustments to the committee’s membership by requiring no more than one-half but no less than one-third of the total membership to be non-federal members appointed by the secretary. It would change the makeup of that group from at least one individual diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, at least one parent or legal guardian of such an individual and at least one representative of a leading autism organization, to two members from each category. It also would set four-year terms for federal members of the committee and a maximum of two two-year terms for nonfederal members.

    The bill would increase the authorization for the coordinating committee and other specific programs from $161 million to $190 million a year. The measure also would require a progress report submitted to Congress on activities related to autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities to be posted on the HHS website.

    Within two years of enactment, the legislation would require the comptroller general to submit a report to Congress on the demographics and needs of those with autism spectrum disorder in the United States. The study would address issues such as the transition from school-based support to adulthood and the employment, housing and transportation of adults with the condition and also provide policy recommendations for improvement. The comptroller general would also be required to get input from certain stakeholders about what needs exist for adults with autism spectrum disorder, available services and resources, and their effectiveness.

    Approved for full committee consideration (as amended) by voice vote.
  • May 28, 2014 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Griffin, (R-Ark.)
  • May 27, 2014 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Kaptur, (D-Ohio)
  • May 23, 2014 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Braley, (D-Iowa)Schiff, A. (D-Calif.)
  • May 22, 2014 — Additional cosponsor(s): 7

    Burgess, (R-Texas)Maloney, C. (D-N.Y.)Shimkus, (R-Ill.)
    Gerlach, (R-Pa.)Roskam, (R-Ill.)
    Holding, (R-N.C.)Schwartz, A. (D-Pa.)
  • May 21, 2014 — Additional cosponsor(s): 7

    Bilirakis, G. (R-Fla.)Huffman, (D-Calif.)Peterson, C. (D-Minn.)
    Capito, (R-W.Va.)Lipinski, D. (D-Ill.)
    Fattah, (D-Pa.)McIntyre, (D-N.C.)
  • May 20, 2014 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Quigley, (D-Ill.)
  • May 19, 2014 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Carson, (D-Ind.)Ellison, (D-Minn.)Roybal-Allard, (D-Calif.)
    Daines, (R-Mont.)Norton, (D-D.C.)Schock, (R-Ill.)
  • May 15, 2014 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Bishop, S. (D-Ga.)Grimm, (R-N.Y.)
    Fortenberry, (R-Neb.)Scott, D. (D-Ga.)
  • May 13, 2014 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Israel, (D-N.Y.)McGovern, (D-Mass.)Slaughter, L. (D-N.Y.)
    Jenkins, L. (R-Kan.)Roe, (R-Tenn.)Vargas, (D-Calif.)
  • May 9, 2014 — Original cosponsor(s): 34

    Aderholt, R. (R-Ala.)Lance, (R-N.J.)Rooney, (R-Fla.)
    Bachus, S. (R-Ala.)Larson, J. (D-Conn.)Sessions, P. (R-Texas)
    Blackburn, M. (R-Tenn.)Marino, (R-Pa.)Shea-Porter, (D-N.H.)
    DeLauro, (D-Conn.)Matheson, (D-Utah)Stivers, (R-Ohio)
    Deutch, (D-Fla.)McMorris Rodgers, (R-Wash.)Terry, (R-Neb.)
    Doyle, (D-Pa.)Meadows, (R-N.C.)Van Hollen, (D-Md.)
    Fitzpatrick, (R-Pa.)Meehan, (R-Pa.)Walorski, (R-Ind.)
    Gibson, C. (R-N.Y.)Miller, C. (R-Mich.)Wolf, (R-Va.)
    Harper, (R-Miss.)Miller, J. (R-Fla.)Yoder, (R-Kan.)
    Jackson Lee, S. (D-Texas)Moran, James (D-Va.)Young, D. (R-Alaska)
    Kelly, (R-Pa.)Murphy, T. (R-Pa.)
    King, P. (R-N.Y.)Pompeo, (R-Kan.)
  • May 9, 2014 — Read twice and referred to: House Energy and Commerce.Congressional Record p. H4058