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Key Votes

HR 2122 - Project BioShield Act of 2003 - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Paul Ryan voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (421-2) - (Key vote)

Title: Project BioShield Act of 2003

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would authorize the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to carry out Project Bioshield.

  • $5.6 billion was authorized for fiscal years 2004 to 2113, with strict limitations.
  • Specified only $3.4 billion to be used between fiscal 2004 and fiscal 2008.
  • Only $890 million of the $3.4 billion can be used in fiscal 2004.
  • Project Bioshield is an initiative to research and develop vaccines, medications, and other countermeasures to combat biological, chemical, nuclear, or radiological bioterrorism threats to our national security.
  • Allows the Secretary of HHS to allow the use of "unapproved products" in the event of an emergency.
  • Speeds up the process of authorization for funds for research and purchase of agents to combat bioterrorism.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Project BioShield Act of 2003


  • William J. 'Billy' Tauzin (LA - ) (Out Of Office)


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