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House Proceeding on Dec 6th, 2006 :: 2:32:28 to 2:47:26
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Frank Jr.Pallone

2:29:15 to 2:32:28( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Frank Jr.Pallone

Frank Jr.Pallone

2:32:12 to 2:32:28( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: understand what brain changes are responsible for the decline in cognitive functions as we age. the chimpanzee exhibits some of the age-related changes as humans. accordedly the ability

Nathan Deal

2:32:28 to 2:33:08( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: to use noninvasive brain imaging in chimpanzees whose behavioral experiences has been well documented can be important for alzheimer's research. mr. speaker, i believe that h.r. 5798 preserves our

Nathan Deal

2:32:28 to 2:47:26( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Nathan Deal

Mary Bono

2:33:41 to 2:33:54( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Bono: ability to conduct important medical research while providing needed safeguards for the animals. i would ask my colleagues to join me in supporting this legislation. i reserve the balance

Mary Bono

2:33:54 to 2:34:08( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Bono: of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves his time. the gentleman from noiming. mr. pallone: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker

Mary Bono

2:34:08 to 2:34:22( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Bono: pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. pallone: i rise in support of h.r. 5798, a bill to modify the program for the sanctuary system for surplus chimpanzees by terminating the authority

Mary Bono

2:34:22 to 2:34:38( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Bono: for the removal of chimpanzees from the system for research purposes. on december 20, 2000, the chimpanzee health improvement maintenance and protection act was signed into law by president

Mary Bono

2:34:38 to 2:34:54( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Bono: clinton requiring the secretary of health and human services to establish a nonprofit sanctuary system of lifetime care for chimpanzees that have been used by the federal government for research.

Mary Bono

2:34:54 to 2:35:10( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Bono: chimpanzees were declared surplus and any research save for noninvasive behavioral research was restricted. the bill before us today takes greater stepts to ensure the stringent criteria are met. there

Mary Bono

2:35:10 to 2:35:24( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Bono: are 1,500 captive chimpanzees in laboratories in the u.s. no longer being used in biomedical research. this legislation takes important stems to protect their health, well being and livelihood.

Mary Bono

2:35:24 to 2:35:42( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Bono: h.r. 5798 is supported by dr. jane goodall whose work in wildlife research, education with respect to chimpanzees is unmatched. i would like to thank dr. goodall and representative mccrery

James R. Langevin

2:35:42 to 2:35:56( Edit History Discussion )

James R. Langevin: for his hard work on this bill. i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 5798. thank you, mr. speaker. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey

James R. Langevin

2:35:56 to 2:36:08( Edit History Discussion )

James R. Langevin: reserves his time. the gentleman from georgia. mr. deal: i have no other requests for time. i'm prepared to close. mr. pa lope: i urge support of this bill and i yield back the balance of

James R. Langevin

2:36:08 to 2:36:22( Edit History Discussion )

James R. Langevin: my time. mr. deal: i would likewise wish to express appreciation to jim mccrery and thank him for bringing this to our attention and i urge my colleagues to vote in favor of this legislation

James R. Langevin

2:36:22 to 2:36:34( Edit History Discussion )

James R. Langevin: and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia yields back the balance of his time. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the

James R. Langevin

2:36:34 to 2:36:56( Edit History Discussion )

James R. Langevin: bill h.r. 5798. savor savor. those opposed, no. -- so many as in favor, say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those present having voted in the affirmative, the bill

James R. Langevin

2:36:56 to 2:37:15( Edit History Discussion )

James R. Langevin: is suspended, the motion is passed and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the gentleman from georgia. mr. deal: mr. speaker, i move the house suspend the rules and

James R. Langevin

2:37:15 to 2:37:29( Edit History Discussion )

James R. Langevin: pass the bill s. 843 with an amendment. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 843, an act to amend the public health service act to combat

Christopher H. Smith

2:37:29 to 2:37:42( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher H. Smith: autism through research, screening, intervention and intervention. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule the gentleman from georgia, mr. deal, the gentleman from new jersey, mr. pa

Christopher H. Smith

2:37:42 to 2:38:04( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher H. Smith: lope each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from georgia. mr. deal: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days

Christopher H. Smith

2:38:04 to 2:38:18( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher H. Smith: to revise and extend their remarks on this legislation and to insert extraneous material. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. deal: i yield myself such time as i may consume.

Christopher H. Smith

2:38:18 to 2:38:36( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher H. Smith: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. deal: mr. speaker, i rise to join chairman barton in support of s 843 as amended, the combating autism act of 2006. although many

Christopher H. Smith

2:38:36 to 2:38:48( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher H. Smith: of us would like to have done more sooner, the bill represents a positive step forward in addressing the serious problem of autism in the united states. the legislation focuses on expanding and

Christopher H. Smith

2:38:48 to 2:38:56( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher H. Smith: coordinating autism research at the national institutes of health, monitoring the disorder and educating the public through programs at the center for disease control and prevention as well as

Christopher H. Smith

2:38:56 to 2:39:18( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher H. Smith: ensuring citizens have a voice in the government's response to autism. leo canner described autism as a developmental disorder characterized by, i quote, extreme autistic loneliness and

Christopher H. Smith

2:39:18 to 2:39:27( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher H. Smith: an obsessional desire for the maintenance of sameness, closed quote. we have learned much more about autism since the 1940's, including diagnosis, traits and possible treatments. data from

Christopher H. Smith

2:39:27 to 2:39:36( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher H. Smith: several recent studies show two in six of 1,000 children fall within the definition of autism spectrum disorder. the roughly four million children born in the united states each year, about

Christopher H. Smith

2:39:36 to 2:39:46( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher H. Smith: 24,000 of these children will eventually be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. autism affects many aspects of a person's mental development, social skills, speech, language and communication,

Christopher H. Smith

2:39:46 to 2:39:56( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher H. Smith: repetive behaviors and routines and the other ways that children interact with the world. these children also often exhibit emotional problems, challenging behaviors, hyperactivity, and other difficulties.

Christopher H. Smith

2:39:56 to 2:40:09( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher H. Smith: as a child with autism grows into adolescents, some of these behaviors are intensified. the teen suffering from autism may also suffer from depression related to their inability to interact

Christopher H. Smith

2:40:09 to 2:40:21( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher H. Smith: normally with their peers. all of these problems exert tremendous pressures on parents and siblings who often must devote round-the-clock attention to a family member with autism. although there is

Christopher H. Smith

2:40:21 to 2:40:48( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher H. Smith: no cure for autism, early detection and early intervention has shown promise in lessening the impact of the disorder and increasing a child's ability to have normal social interaction and functioning.

Danny K. Davis

2:40:48 to 2:40:58( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: early intervention is a child's best hope for reaching his or her full potential. furthermore, research has shown that developmental disabilities like autism can be diagnosed as early as 18 months.

Danny K. Davis

2:40:58 to 2:41:10( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: however, an estimated 50% of children with these disorders remain unidentified until they are five years old. missing critical opportunities to improve their functioning early on. therefore

Danny K. Davis

2:41:10 to 2:41:24( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: it is imperative that both parents and doctors caring for children learn the warning signs of autism and are familiar with the developmental milestones that each child should reach. the legislation before

Danny K. Davis

2:41:24 to 2:41:37( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: us takes several steps to improve upon and expand educational and outreach activities that will alert the public on the warning signs for autism and the need for early screening and intervention.

Danny K. Davis

2:41:37 to 2:41:37( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: it will also strengthen biomedical research activities conducted at the national institutes of health looking into the causes, pathways, and possible cures for autism spectrum disorder. finally,

Danny K. Davis

2:41:37 to 2:41:52( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. pallone: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in support of s. 843, the combating autism act of 2006. today many american children

Danny K. Davis

2:41:37 to 2:41:53( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: it will also strengthen biomedical research activities conducted at the national institutes of health looking into the causes, pathways, and possible cures for autism spectrum disorder. finally,

2:41:52 to 2:41:53( Edit History Discussion )

suffer from autism spectrum disorders. the centers for disease control and prevention has estimated that between two in 1,000 to five in 1,000 children are classified as having an autism

2:41:52 to 2:42:05( Edit History Discussion )

suffer from autism spectrum disorders. the centers for disease control and prevention has estimated that between two in 1,000 to five in 1,000 children are classified as having an autism

2:41:53 to 2:42:04( Edit History Discussion )

the legislation provides for public participation in decisions relating to the federal response to the autism problem. allowing for greater transparency and accountability. i'm also pleased

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:42:04 to 2:42:05( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: that many of the major groups and organizations representing autistic people and their families have chosen to support this important piece of legislation. the autism society of america,

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:42:04 to 2:42:17( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: that many of the major groups and organizations representing autistic people and their families have chosen to support this important piece of legislation. the autism society of america,

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:42:05 to 2:42:14( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: spectrum disorder or a.s.d. whether this increases due to an increase in prevalence or changes in assessment standards, it's clear it's the second most common serious developmental disability

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:42:14 to 2:42:17( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: after mental retardation or intellectual imparityment. according to the c.d.c., autism speck tum -- spectrum disorders are a group of developmental disabilities characterized by significant imparmements

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:42:14 to 2:42:24( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: after mental retardation or intellectual imparityment. according to the c.d.c., autism speck tum -- spectrum disorders are a group of developmental disabilities characterized by significant imparmements

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:42:17 to 2:42:24( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: cure autism now, autism speaks, and the dan marino foundation are a few of the many organizations that support the reforms in this bill. finally, i would like to thank the lead house sponsor

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:42:17 to 2:42:31( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: cure autism now, autism speaks, and the dan marino foundation are a few of the many organizations that support the reforms in this bill. finally, i would like to thank the lead house sponsor

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:42:24 to 2:42:31( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: in social interaction and communication and presence of atypical behaviors and interests. it's important we treat common developmental disabilities and especially autism as conditions of urgent public

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:42:24 to 2:42:36( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: in social interaction and communication and presence of atypical behaviors and interests. it's important we treat common developmental disabilities and especially autism as conditions of urgent public

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:42:31 to 2:42:36( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: of the combating autism act, mrs. bono, of california, for her efforts on behalf of autistic people and their families. i urge my colleagues to support this legislation and i would reserve

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:42:31 to 2:42:44( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: of the combating autism act, mrs. bono, of california, for her efforts on behalf of autistic people and their families. i urge my colleagues to support this legislation and i would reserve

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:42:36 to 2:42:44( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: health concerns and the combating autism act of 2006 certainly moves in that direction. mr. speaker, this bill would authorize the award of grants and contracts to establish centers of excellence

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:42:36 to 2:42:47( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: health concerns and the combating autism act of 2006 certainly moves in that direction. mr. speaker, this bill would authorize the award of grants and contracts to establish centers of excellence

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:42:44 to 2:42:47( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from new jersey. mr. pallone: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:42:47 to 2:42:58( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: on autism spectrum disorder and to collect, analyze, and report state epidemiological data on autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. it would also provide culturally

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:42:58 to 2:43:10( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: competent information on developmental disabilities to increase awareness of developmental milestones, promote disabilities research, encourage early screening, and provide early diagnosis

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:43:10 to 2:43:20( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: and interventions for individuals diagnosed with such disabilities. a major theme of the bill is coordination and planning. this bill would authorize the strategy plan to be developed and implemented

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:43:20 to 2:43:32( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: to guide federal efforts in autism spectrum disorder research. it would also authorize the designation of an interagency autism coordinating committee to coordinate h.h.s. efforts concerning

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:43:32 to 2:43:45( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: autism spectrum disorder, make recommendations concerning a strategy plan for autism, develop and update advances in research and make recommendations regarding public participation in the

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:43:45 to 2:43:57( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: various autism programs. the combating autism act of 2006 has bipartisan support and it has the support of numerous national, state, and local autism focus stakeholder organizations, including autism

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:43:57 to 2:44:10( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: now, autism speaks, cure autism now, and the autism society of america. the bill before us is an affirmative step towards addressing this serious health issue of autism spectrum disorders

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:44:10 to 2:44:22( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: and towards ensuring all children are able to reach their full potential. and i urge all of my colleagues to join me along with these stakeholder groups in supporting this potentially life

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:44:22 to 2:44:36( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: saving legislation. i would also like to thank representatives bono and degette for all the hard work and dedication that they have devoted to this issue. thank you, mr. speaker. i reserve

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:44:36 to 2:44:46( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from georgia. mr. deal: mr. speaker, i would ask unanimous consent to insert

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:44:46 to 2:44:58( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: in the record at this time two letters, one from the chairman of the education and work force committee, and the response from the chairman of the energy and commerce committee relating

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:44:58 to 2:45:11( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: to jurisdiction on this bill. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection? seeing none, so ordered. mr. deal: mr. speaker, i am pleased to yield five minutes to the gentlelady who is the primary

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:45:11 to 2:45:24( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: sponsor of this legislation, mrs. bono, from california. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from california is recognized for five minutes. mrs. bono: thank you, mr. speaker. i'd like to

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:45:24 to 2:45:36( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: thank the gentleman from georgia for yielding me the time to speak on this most important piece of legislation. i'd also like to commend the members of our leadership and thank them for allowing

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:45:36 to 2:45:48( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: the vote on this legislation. mr. speaker, i rise today in strong support of the combating autism act of 2006. this historic and monumental piece of legislation is a critical first step towards

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:45:48 to 2:45:59( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: addressing the unknown causes of autism by providing record levels of research funding and support for other services. today one in 166 individuals is diagnosed with autism. this alarming statistic

Charles W. Chip Pickering

2:45:59 to 2:46:11( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Chip Pickering: proves that autism does not discriminate based on race or gender. as a long-standing supporter of the autism community, i have had the opportunity to speak with many national organizations,

Nathan Deal

2:46:11 to 2:46:22( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: individuals, and families who have been personally impacted by this disease. this self-less service that is provided by parents, siblings, extended family, and other caregivers is unwavering

Nathan Deal

2:46:22 to 2:46:31( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: and is unending. while we have made significant strides since the identification of the disease in 1943, the task that lies before us requires the support of all involved parties and i'm

Nathan Deal

2:46:31 to 2:46:41( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: proud to have witnessed the cooperation of many groups that span the autism community. they have banded together in an unprecedented manner and their collective voice resonated within the congress.

Nathan Deal

2:46:41 to 2:46:51( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: on may 18 of 2005, it was my privilege to introduce the house version of this legislation. more than 240 of my colleagues joined representative degette and myself in support of the autism research.

Nathan Deal

2:46:51 to 2:47:03( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: today i hope that they'll join me in voicing the support of the combating autism act of 2006. i would like to commend chairman joe barton who has been a steadfast supporter of the autism community,

Nathan Deal

2:47:03 to 2:47:15( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: and senators rick santorum and christopher dodd for their commitment and action to support the autism community. i would like to give special acknowledgement to former congressman jim greenwood of

Nathan Deal

2:47:15 to 2:47:26( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: pennsylvania who throughout the process has remained a tireless champion of this cause. i would also like to thank the hard-working members of the house energy and commerce committee staff, randy

2:47:26 to 2:47:38( Edit History Discussion )

pate and ryan long, of senate health committee staff, jennifer of senator santorum's office, jim of senator dodd's staff, and jud perry of congresswoman degette's office for their commitment

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