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108th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4001

   To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to use the Agricultural 
Research Service to conduct research regarding the likelihood and risks 
of the transfer between animal species of the proteinaceous infectious 
    particles, known as prions, that cause transmissible spongiform 
               encephalopathies, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 18, 2004

    Mr. Latham (for himself, Mr. Nethercutt, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mr. 
  McDermott, and Mr. Leach) introduced the following bill; which was 
                referred to the Committee on Agriculture

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                                 A BILL


 
   To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to use the Agricultural 
Research Service to conduct research regarding the likelihood and risks 
of the transfer between animal species of the proteinaceous infectious 
    particles, known as prions, that cause transmissible spongiform 
               encephalopathies, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE RESEARCH ON INTERSPECIES 
              TRANSFER OF PROTEINACEOUS INFECTIOUS PARTICLES CAUSING 
              TRANSMISSIBLE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHIES.

    (a) Research Program Authorized.--The Secretary of Agriculture may 
establish a research program under which the Agricultural Research 
Service will conduct research regarding the likelihood and risks of the 
transfer between animal species of the proteinaceous infectious 
particles, known as prions, that cause transmissible spongiform 
encephalopathies. In carrying out the research program, the 
Agricultural Research Service shall specifically study the risks 
associated with feeding livestock by-products to other animals, such as 
chickens, turkeys, and hogs, which are subsequently slaughtered and the 
by-products of which are feed to livestock or whose offspring are 
slaughtered and the by-products of which are feed to livestock.
    (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out the research 
program $15,000,000 for fiscal year 2005, $20,000,000 for fiscal year 
2006, and $25,000,000 for fiscal year 2007.
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