Current Status

Current Status – This bill has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate as part of the FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

House and Senate Armed Services Committee Members went to conference committee and threw out both versions of the NDAA before passing a “One-year Pilot Program” for TRICARE to provide ABA therapy to all standard beneficiaries as part of the NDAA.  It was signed by The President on January 2, 2013, giving TRICARE 90 days to implement this pilot study.

House of Representative Sponsors and cosponsors [updated May 10, 2012]:

Sponsor – Congressman John Larson [D-CT1].

Cosponsors:

Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] (joined Jul 11, 2011)
Rep. Christopher Murphy [D-CT5] (joined Jul 15, 2011)
Rep. Dan Burton [R-IN5] (joined Oct 24, 2011)
Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ7] (joined Oct 24, 2011)
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY14] (joined Oct 24, 2011)
Rep. Steven Rothman [D-NJ9] (joined Oct 24, 2011)
Rep. John Carter [R-TX31] (joined Oct 31, 2011)
Rep. Maurice Hinchey [D-NY22] (joined Nov 01, 2011)
Rep. David Scott [D-GA13] (joined Nov 01, 2011)
Rep. José Serrano [D-NY16] (joined Nov 01, 2011)
Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4] (joined Nov 14, 2011)
Rep. Spencer Bachus [R-AL6] (joined Nov 17, 2011)
Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL16] (joined Nov 17, 2011)
Rep. John Conyers [D-MI14] (joined Nov 18, 2011)
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5] (joined Dec 01, 2011)
Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1] (joined Dec 01, 2011)
Rep. Gary Ackerman [D-NY5] (joined Dec 05, 2011)
Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12] (joined Dec 08, 2011)
Del. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] (joined Dec 12, 2011)
Rep. Laura Richardson [D-CA37] (joined Dec 12, 2011)
Rep. David Rivera [R-FL25] (joined Dec 12, 2011)
Rep. Mark Critz [D-PA12] (joined Dec 16, 2011)
Rep. Robert Turner [R-NY9] (joined Dec 16, 2011)
Rep. Bob Filner [D-CA51] (joined Dec 19, 2011)
Rep. James Himes [D-CT4] (joined Dec 19, 2011)
Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3] (joined Dec 20, 2011)
Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2] (joined Jan 18, 2012)
Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2] (joined Feb 06, 2012)
Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA9] (joined Feb 09, 2012)
Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1] (joined Feb 09, 2012)
Del. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0] (joined Feb 14, 2012)
Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA8] (joined Feb 14, 2012)
Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1] (joined Feb 14, 2012)
Rep. Silvestre Reyes [D-TX16] (joined Feb 14, 2012)
Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA35] (joined Feb 14, 2012)
Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3] (joined Feb 14, 2012)
Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1] (joined Feb 15, 2012)
Rep. Leonard Boswell [D-IA3] (joined Feb 16, 2012)
Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY6] (joined Feb 16, 2012)
Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2] (joined Feb 17, 2012)
Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA23] (joined Feb 27, 2012)
Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA36] (joined Feb 27, 2012)
Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA16] (joined Feb 27, 2012)
Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY28] (joined Feb 27, 2012)
Rep. Jon Runyan [R-NJ3] (joined Feb 29, 2012)
Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1] (joined Mar 01, 2012)
Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3] (joined Mar 05, 2012)
Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY18] (joined Mar 19, 2012)
Rep. Charles Rangel [D-NY15] (joined Mar 20, 2012)
Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1] (joined Apr 16, 2012)
Rep. Todd Platts [R-PA19] (joined Apr 16, 2012)
Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15] (joined Apr 16, 2012)
Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL23] (joined Apr 18, 2012)
Rep. David Price [D-NC4] (joined Apr 18, 2012)
Rep. Aaron Schock [R-IL18] (joined Apr 25, 2012)
Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6] (joined May 08, 2012)
Rep. Wittman, Rob [R-VA1] (joined May 30, 2012)

Senate Sponsors and cosponsors [updated December 9, 2012]:

Sponsor – Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

Cosponsors:
Senators Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), John Kerry (D-Mass.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Scott Brown (R-Mass.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

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