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Biomedical Innovation Agency Bill Teed Up for House Floor Vote

June 21, 2022, 10:08 PM

Legislation to create a new biomedical accelerator independent of the NIH will move to a full House vote Wednesday after approval from the panel that sets up floor debate.

The House Rules Committee voted 9 to 4 to approve H.R. 5585 along with two other bills, allowing it to move to a floor vote.

H.R. 5585 would authorize the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, a new agency that aims to realize medical breakthroughs the same way similar programs in the departments of Defense and Energy paved the way for the internet and GPS. The bill appeared to have bipartisan ...