Trump Signs Autism Bill

In September 2019, President Donald Trump signed a bill into the law called Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act (CARES), which provides $1.8 billion for autism research and support for families and people suffering with the disease.

The funding will back autism research and everything related to its support programs and it would make sure it prioritizes all grants for underserved areas and rural.

Other news sources state that Trump referred to the bill and how it promotes the previous Autism CARES Act of 2014 for research, surveillance, and education activities related to autism spectrum disorders (autism).

On September 30, 2019, Trump signed into law H.R 1058 and the 2019 CARES Act. The congressional record shows it has become a law in the U.S. from that date.

The original legislation, which was created by the U.S. Representative Chris Smith R-N.J, commits to spending and about $369.7 million every year through government spending between the year 2020 and 2024 and a total of $1.85 billion over five years for this cause.

The commitment of funding represents a 42 percent increase in the amount Congress said they would set aside for the years 2015 to 2019 through the Autism CARES Act of 2014.

The bill signed by the president received sponsors from both political parties and was passed without the need for a roll call vote in the U.S. National Assembly on July 24 and the Senate on September 19.

The bill has given funding for all the distribution of all grants to the researchers as well as all ASD (autism spectrum disorder) programs around the country.