About legislation H.R.3334, S.2042 (110th Congress):
Investigators, clinicians, and families are working to find a treatment or cure for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The SMA Treatment Acceleration Act supports these efforts with federal funding.
This legislation authorizes federal funding in order to:
The House bill was sponsored by Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-RI 1st) and had 70 cosponsors including 49 Democrats and 21 Republicans. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) sponsored the Senate bill which had 19 cosponsors including 15 Democrats, 2 Independents, and 2 Republicans.
This bill did not pass in the 110th Congress.
MDA on the Record: