Autism CARES Act passes Senate HELP Committee

26 Jun

The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee met today to review the proposed Autism CARES Act. According to The Hill, the bill passed the committee and will move on to the full Senate for vote (Senate panel advances autism research bill)

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee quickly approved legislation Wednesday to reauthorize federal autism research and services for five years.

The bipartisan bill, which now advances to the Senate floor, is identical to a measure passed by the House on Tuesday night and has a strong likelihood of becoming law this summer.

The next steps are–Senate vote, reconciling any differences between the Senate and House versions, and Presidential Signature.

Here’s the US Legislative process:

By Matt Carey

note: I serve as a public member to the IACC (which is part of the legislation discussed above) but all opinions here and elsewhere are my own.

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