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President Signs Bill Authorizing Funding of Combating Autism Act

December 26, 2007

(WASHINGTON DC - Dec 26, 2007) Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism advocacy organization, today applauded as President Bush signed 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.

The bill contains the following appropriations:

Override Veto Lost by Two Votes

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.