Blog - House Committee on Energy and Commerce approves TBI Reauthorization Act of 2013
On December 11, 2013, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce voted to approve the H.R. 1098, the “Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act of 2013.” The next step is for the full House to consider the bill, which will probably be early next year.
Originally passed in 1996 and reauthorized in 2000 and 2008, the TBI Act represents a foundation of coordinated and balanced public policy in prevention, education, research and community living for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The TBI Act specifically allocated federal funds for programs supporting individuals with brain injury to federal funds for programs supporting individuals with brain injury to federal agencies including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institute for Health (NIH) and the Health Resources Administration (HRSA).
To view the official release from the Energy and Commerce Committee, click here.