House Bill 5585
117th Congress(2021-2022)
ARPA–H Act
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Passed House on Jun 22, 2022
Overview
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Introduced
Oct 15, 2021
Latest Action
Jun 23, 2022
Origin Chamber
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Type
Bill
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Bill Number
5585
Congress
117
Policy Area
Health
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House Votes (2)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
June 22, 2022
Type
Passage Of A Measure
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Advanced Research Project Agency-Health Act or the ARPA-H Act

This bill establishes within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Health to accelerate innovation in health and medicine by investing in high-risk, high-reward research projects. The bill also establishes an interagency committee to inform, and a fund in the Treasury to support, the agency's activities.

The President must appoint from the personnel of HHS a director to lead the agency. The director may submit testimony and recommendations concerning the agency to Congress without review or approval by other federal officers or agencies.

The director must designate personnel to serve as program managers who administer the agency's research programs, including by selecting projects to support, setting progress milestones for projects, and making recommendations about terminating or continuing projects.

The agency may use a variety of mechanisms to support the research projects, including grants, contracts, and prize competitions. The agency's budget is separate from that of HHS.

The agency must coordinate with the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to expedite development and coverage of high-need cures. Additionally, the agency may partner with other public and private entities, such as institutions of higher education and patient advocacy organizations.

The bill also requires the agency to develop and periodically update a strategic plan and annually report on its activities. Furthermore, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine must evaluate the agency's performance.

Text (4)
June 23, 2022
June 22, 2022
June 13, 2022
October 15, 2021
Amendments (2)
Displaying only amendments with a detailed public record (1)
Jun 22, 2022
Agreed to in House
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Sponsorship
House Amendment 238
Amendment clarifies organizational structure of offices within ARPA-H, limit the amount of administrative funding that may be used to operate ARPA-H to 15%, remove the requirement of Senate confirmation of Director, and clarify ARPA-H's leasing authority.
Agreed To
Public Record
Record Created
Oct 16, 2021 7:12:15 AM
Record Updated
Jun 28, 2022 4:30:20 PM