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“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.”
FRANCIS OF ASSISI

21 Act

This piece of legislation is meant to correct the significant oversight of not including Down syndrome in The Children’s Health Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-310). The 21 Act will “ attempt to incorporate Down syndrome as an area of permissible research and surveillance at the National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will foster a better understanding of Down syndrome.”

Introduced to the House by Rep. Cathy McMorris (R) (WA-5) Rodgers on 9/25/09. House: HR 3656; Senate by Sen. Sam Brownback (R) (KS) on 10/7/09 Senate: S1762