CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.R. 1362 is expected to be considered on the House floor on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, under a suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote to pass. Rep. Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced H.R. 1362 on March 5, 2009, and it was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
H.R. 1362 would require the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to do the following: (1) develop a system to collect data on neurological diseases and (2) create a National Neurological Diseases Surveilance System.
The legislation would require the secretary to ensure that information and analysis in the National Neurological Diseases Surveillance System available to Federal deparments and agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the Department of Defense (DOD).
Lastly, H.R. 1362 would authorize $5 million to be appropriated for fiscal years 2012 through 2016.
Neurological diseases affect more than 1,000,000 Americans.
As of publication, the Congressional Budget Office had not released a score of H.R. 1362.