Bills & Legislation – 108th Congress

Senate Bills

S. 1053
Sponsored by Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
Bill Title: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
Topic/Impact: Would prohibit discrimination in employment and health insurance on the basis of genetic information.
Status: 6/21/03, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions reported by voice vote, as amended by the committee substitute.
More Info: http://www.jewishgeneticscenter.org/advocacy/discrimination/

S. 1101
Sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Bill Title: National Cancer Act of 2003
Topic/Impact: A bill to provide for a comprehensive Federal effort relating to early detection of, treatments for, and the prevention of cancer, and for other purposes. Would expand cancer research, expand access to cancer drugs and treatment, require health insurers to allow access to cancer clinical trials, and provide quality of care and patient navigators.
Status: 5/21/2003, referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

House Bills

H.R. 1241
Sponsored by Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY)
Bill Title: Better Screening Test for Women Act
Topic/Impact: A bill to provide funding (to the National Institutes of Health) to conduct and support research on early detection and screening methods for breast cancer.
Status: 3/24/03, referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R. 1657
Sponsored by Representative Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)
Bill Title: Annie Fox Act (Breast Cancer in Younger Women)
Topic/Impact: A bill to provide funding for programs at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences regarding breast cancer in younger women.
Status: 4/24/03, referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R. 1910
Sponsored by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY)
Bill Title: The Genetic Non-Discrimination in Health Insurance and Employment Act
Topic/Impact: Would prohibit discrimination in employment and health insurance on the basis of genetic information.
Status: 6/24/03, 193 cosponsors. Referred to the Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations.
More Info: http://www.jewishgeneticscenter.org/advocacy/discrimination/

This page last updated on June 30, 2003.