House Bills - 109th Congress
Session I | Session II
H.R. 2520The Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005
On May 23, 2005, Representative Christopher Smith (R-NJ) introduced H.R. 2574, the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005. The bill to provide for the collection and maintenance of human cord blood stem cells for the treatment of patients and research, and to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program. H.R. 2520 was referred to the House Energy and Commerce.
May 24, 2005 - The House passed H.R. 2520 by a vote of 431-1.
December 20, 2005 - The President signed H.R. 2520 into law as P.L. 109-129.
Legislative Update (December 2006): Stem Cells Derived From Umbilical Cord Blood