H.R. 5185, EARLY Act Reauthorization of 2014

H.R. 5185

EARLY Act Reauthorization of 2014

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

December 9, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 5185, the Young Women’s Breast Health Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young (EARLY) Act Reauthorization of 2014, under a suspension of the rules.  H.R. 5185 was introduced on July 24, 2014, by Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).

Bill Summary

H.R. 5185 reauthorizes programs related to young women’s breast health and breast cancer, including a public education campaign, a health care professional education campaign, research activities, support for young women diagnosed with breast cancer, and reporting requirements.


According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, approximately 24,000 women under the age of 45 each year are diagnosed with breast cancer, with approximately 3,000 diagnoses fatal. Today, there are approximately 250,000 breast cancer survivors who were diagnosed under the age of 40.  Initially signed into law in 2010, the EARLY Act authorized the CDC to implement a broad education and outreach campaign to highlight the breast cancer risks facing young women. H.R. 5185 reauthorizes the campaign, programs, and outreach.


CBO estimates that enacting the bill will have no effect on direct spending or revenue.

Additional Information

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