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Suzanne and Bob Wright Attend White House Bill-Signing Extending Landmark Combating Autism Act Another Three Years

Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright today joined President Obama at a White House ceremony where the President signed cruc

September 30, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 30, 2011) – Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright today joined President Obama at a White House ceremony where the President signed crucial legislation renewing the landmark Combating Autism Act for another three years.

December 19, 2007

(WASHINGTON DC - December 19, 2007) Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism advocacy organization, today applauded the US House of Representatives for passing the Fiscal 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Act. The bill contains appropriations for the Combating Autism Act at the levels stipulated in the CAA, less an across the board cut of 1.747%. The cut is being administered to all programs and activities within the Labor, Health and Human Services section of the omnibus bill.

November 20, 2007

(WASHINGTON, DC - November 20, 2007) On Thursday night, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to override President Bush's veto of the fiscal year 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations bill by a margin of just two votes. This legislation contains the actual funding for the provisions of the Combating Autism Act (CAA), the critical legislation passed last year that authorized $940 million in funding for autism research, surveillance, treatment and intervention over the next five years.

November 15, 2007

(WASHINGTON, DC - November 15, 2007) On Thursday, November 15, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to sustain President Bush's veto of the fiscal year 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations bill. This legislation contains the actual funding for the provisions of the Combating Autism Act, the critical legislation passed last year that authorized needed funding for autism research, surveillance, treatment and intervention. The bill contained significant increases in all HHS programs for autism.

November 13, 2007

(November 13, 2007) Autism Speaks, the world's leading foundation dedicated to autism research, urges all Members of Congress to vote to override President Bush's veto of H.R. 3043, the FY 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill.

November 01, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC  (November 1, 2007) -- The joint House and Senate conference committee approved $37 million for autism services and treatment programs at the Health and Human Services's Health Resources and Services Administration. This represents a $17 million increase over last year's level, and is the amount authorized by the Combating Autism Act, which was signed into law last year.