Congress delays hearing on autism bill

2 Aug

The Santa Monica Dispatch is reporting that committee hearings on the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act have been pushed off to September:

e U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee has just announced that it is postponing a meeting on the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA) until September 7. The meeting had been scheduled for this Wednesday August 3, but Congress is apparently so exhausted by its represensible behavior during the debt ceiling debate that it’s giving itself a five-week recess. With pay.

http://www.santamonicadispatch.com/2011/08/congress-delays-hearing-in-autism-bill/

The Combating Autism Act reinstated the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) which creates a strategic plan for autism research in the US. More importantly, the CAA authorizes congress to appropriate money for autism specific research.

The CAA is set to end (sunset) on September 30. This leaves very little time from committee hearing to any potential vote by the legislature.

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