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Combating Autism Reauthorization Act Passes House and Senate - Awaiting President's Signature
The U.S. Senate last night voted the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA) out of Congress by unanimous consent and on to the President's desk. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the bill, HR.2005, last week. CARA would authorize a total of $693 million on continued biomedical and treatment research on autism and require further development of an overall strategic plan for the intensification, expansion and better coordination of federal efforts designed to help persons with autism and their families.