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HR 2122 - Project BioShield Act of 2003 - National Key Vote

Rob Portman voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (421-2) - (Key vote)
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Title: Project BioShield Act of 2003

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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 II (LA - ) (Out Of Office)


  • Michael 'Mike' Bilirakis (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard M. Burr (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher Cox (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Davis (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas M. 'Tom' Davis III (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John D. Dingell (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James C. 'Jim' Greenwood (PA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ralph Moody Hall (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Darrell E. Issa (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward J. 'Ed' Markey (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John B. Shadegg (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clifford Bundy 'Cliff' Stearns (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
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