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Autism Speaks: Bills Lobbied 2005

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Bill NumberCongressBill TitleNo. of Reports & Specific Issues*
H.R.2421 109Combating Autism Act of 20052
H.R.3010 109Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 20062
S.843 109Combating Autism Act of 20062
H.R.2863 109Department of Defense, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 20062
H.J.RES.72 109Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2006, and for other purposes.1
H.J.RES.68 109Making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2006, and for other purposes.1
H.J.RES.75 109Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2006, and for other purposes.1
S.1422 109Mercury-Free Vaccines Act of 20051
H.R.881 109Mercury-Free Vaccines Act of 20051
H.R.2528 109Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 20061

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Autism Speaks: Bills Lobbied in 2006

Bill NumberCongressBill TitleNo. of Reports & Specific Issues*
H.R.5631 109Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 20073
S.843 109Combating Autism Act of 20063
H.R.2421 109Combating Autism Act of 20053
H.R.5647 109Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 20071
S.1422 109Mercury-Free Vaccines Act of 20051
H.J.RES.100 109Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2007, and for other purposes.1
H.R.881 109Mercury-Free Vaccines Act of 20051

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Autism Speaks: Bills Lobbied In 2007

Bill NumberCongressBill TitleNo. of Reports & Specific Issues*
S.937 110Expanding the Promise for Individuals With Autism Act of 20073
H.R.1881 110Expanding the Promise for Individuals With Autism Act of 20073
H.R.2609 110Empowering Children with Autism through Education Act of 20072
H.R.2390 110TEACH Act of 20072
S.2009 110A bill to authorize additional funds for emergency repairs and reconstruction of the Interstate I-35 bridge located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that collapsed on August 1, 2007, to waive the $100,000,000 limitation on emergency relief funds for those emergency repairs and reconstruction, and for other purposes.1
H.J.RES.69 110Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2008, and for other purposes.1
H.J.RES.72 110Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2008, and for other purposes.1
S.CON.RES.21 110An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2008 and including the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2007 and 2009 through 2012.1
H.CON.RES.99 110Revising the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2007, establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2008, and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2009 through 2012.1
H.J.RES.20 110Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 20071
S.1710 110Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 20081

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Autism Speaks: Bills Lobbied 2008

Bill NumberCongressBill TitleNo. of Reports & Specific Issues*
S.2741 110Disability Savings Act of 20083
S.2950 110Helping HANDS for Autism Act of 20083
H.R.2370 110Financial Security Accounts for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 20073
S.2743 110Financial Security Accounts for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 20083
H.R.5658 110Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 20093
H.R.6930 110To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize extended benefits for certain autistic dependents of certain retirees.2
S.3230 110Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 20092
S.3689 110Economic Recovery Act of 20081
H.R.2638 110Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 20091
H.R.2642 110Supplemental Appropriations Act, 20081
H.R.7110 110Job Creation and Unemployment Relief Act of 20081
S.3604 110Economic Recovery Act, 20081

Autism Speaks: Bills Lobbied 2009

Bill NumberCongressBill TitleNo. of Reports & Specific Issues*
H.R.3200 111America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 20097
S.819 111Autism Treatment Acceleration Act of 20097
H.R.2413 111Autism Treatment Acceleration Act of 20095
S.493 111ABLE Act of 20095
H.R.1205 111ABLE Act of 20095
S.1679 111Affordable Health Choices Act4
S.706 111Helping HANDS for Autism Act of 20093
H.R.1600 111To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for the treatment of autism under TRICARE.3
H.R.3326 111Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 20103
H.R.3293 111Department of Education Appropriations Act, 20103
H.R.2918 111Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 20103
H.R.3590 111Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act2
H.R.3962 111Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 20102
S.1373 111Federal Research Public Access Act of 20092
H.R.1670 111Community Choice Act of 20092
H.R.2996 111Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 20102
S.683 111Community Choice Act of 20092
S.1169 111A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for the treatment of autism under TRICARE.2
H.R.3288 111Consolidated Appropriations Act, 20102
H.R.1707 111Helping HANDS for Autism Act of 20092
S.1796 111America’s Healthy Future Act of 20092
S.914 111Cures Acceleration Network and National Institutes of Health Reauthorization Act of 20092
S.3230 111NEPA Certainty Act1
H.R.2412 111Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act1
H.R.4247 111Keeping All Students Safe Act1
H.R.1 111American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 20091
H.R.1105 111Omnibus Appropriations Act, 20091
H.R.2 111Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 20091

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Autism Speaks: Bills Lobbied 2010

Bill NumberCongressBill TitleNo. of Reports & Specific Issues*
H.R.2413 111Autism Treatment Acceleration Act of 20098
S.493 111ABLE Act of 20098
H.R.1205 111ABLE Act of 20098
S.819 111Autism Treatment Acceleration Act of 20098
H.R.3200 111America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 20096
H.R.1670 111Community Choice Act of 20094
S.683 111Community Choice Act of 20094
H.R.3590 111Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act4
H.R.1707 111Helping HANDS for Autism Act of 20094
H.R.5756 111TRAIN Act of 20104
H.R.1600 111To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for the treatment of autism under TRICARE.4
H.R.4872 111Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 20104
S.1373 111Federal Research Public Access Act of 20094
H.R.4247 111Keeping All Students Safe Act4
S.1796 111America’s Healthy Future Act of 20094
S.706 111Helping HANDS for Autism Act of 20093
S.2860 111Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act2
S.1679 111Affordable Health Choices Act2
S.3800 111Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 20112
H.R.3962 111Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 20102
S.1169 111A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for the treatment of autism under TRICARE.2
S.3686 111Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 20112
S.4044 111Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 20102
H.R.3081 111Continuing Appropriations Act, 20111
S.914 111Cures Acceleration Network and National Institutes of Health Reauthorization Act of 20091

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Autism Speaks: Bills Lobbied 2011

Bill NumberCongressBill TitleNo. of Reports & Specific Issues*
H.R.2005 112Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 20118
S.1094 112Combating Autism Reauthorization Act8
H.R.1208 112IDEA Fairness Restoration Act4
H.R.2007 112Autism Spectrum Disorders Services Act of 20113
S.1128 112National Autism Spectrum Disorders Initiative Act of 20113
S.613 112IDEA Fairness Restoration Act3
H.R.1540 112National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 20123
H.R.2006 112National Autism Spectrum Disorders Initiative Act of 20113
S.850 112Autism Services and Workforce Acceleration Act of 20113
S.1132 112Autism Spectrum Disorders Services Act of 20113
H.R.2288 112Caring for Military Kids with Autism Act3
S.1599 112Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 20122
H.R.2017 112Continuing Appropriations Act, 20122
H.R.2219 112Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 20122
H.R.2608 112Continuing Appropriations Act, 20121
H.R.3423 112ABLE Act of 20111
H.R.2055 112Consolidated Appropriations Act, 20121
H.R.1 112Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 20131

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Autism Speaks: Bills Lobbied in 2012

Bill NumberCongressBill TitleNo. of Reports & Specific Issues*
S.1872 112ABLE Act of 201114
H.R.2288 112Caring for Military Kids with Autism Act12
H.R.3423 112ABLE Act of 201111
H.R.4310 112National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 20136
S.850 112Autism Services and Workforce Acceleration Act of 20114
S.1132 112Autism Spectrum Disorders Services Act of 20114
S.613 112IDEA Fairness Restoration Act4
H.R.1208 112IDEA Fairness Restoration Act4
H.R.2007 112Autism Spectrum Disorders Services Act of 20114
S.1128 112National Autism Spectrum Disorders Initiative Act of 20114
H.R.2006 112National Autism Spectrum Disorders Initiative Act of 20114
S.3295 112Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 20134
H.R.5856 112Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 20133
H.R.5195 112Autism Understanding and Training in School Methodologies for Educators Act of 20123
H.R.2005 112Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 20113
H.R.3243 112Common Sense Deficit Reduction Act of 20113
H.R.4341 112To direct the Secretary of Defense to establish a working group to review TRICARE policy with respect to providing health care to children and determine how to improve such policy, and for other purposes.2
H.J.RES.117 112Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 20132
S.2467 112National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 20131
H.R.8 112American Taxpayer Relief Act of 20121
S.3254 112National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013

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Autism Speaks: Bills Lobbied 2013

Bill NumberCongressBill TitleNo. of Reports & Specific Issues*
H.R.647 113ABLE Act of 201411
S.313 113ABLE Act of 201311
H.R.1960 113National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 20146
S.1034 113National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 20143
S.1197 113National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 20143
S.1284 113Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 20143
H.R.2397 113Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 20143
H.R.1724 113Kids First Research Act of 20133
H.R.2019 113Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act3
S.1259 113AGE-IN Act3
H.R.4310 112National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 20132
S.2467 112National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013

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Autism Speaks: Bills Lobbied 2014

Bill NumberCongressBill TitleNo. of Reports & Specific Issues*
H.R.647 113ABLE Act of 201414
S.313 113ABLE Act of 201312
H.R.4631 113Autism CARES Act of 201410
S.2449 113Autism CARES Act of 20149
H.R.4870 113Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 20153
S.2410 113Carl Levin National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 20153
S.2386 113Avonte’s Law Act of 20143
H.R.4630 113Caring for Military Children with Developmental Disabilities Act of 20143
H.R.2019 113Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act3
H.R.4435 113Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 20153
S.2333 113Caring for Military Children with Developmental Disabilities Act of 20143
S.1259 113AGE-IN Act1
H.R.3547 113Consolidated Appropriations Act, 20141
H.R.83 113Making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes.1
S.1284 113Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 20141
H.R.2397 113Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014

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Autism Speaks: Bills Lobbied 2015

Bill NumberCongressBill TitleNo. of Reports & Specific Issues*
H.R.647 114Access to Life-Saving Trauma Care for All Americans Act8
H.R.6 11421st Century Cures Act7
S.163 114Avonte’s Law Act of 20156
S.313 114Prevent Interruptions in Physical Therapy Act of 20154
H.R.4631 114Stop Taxpayer-Funded Alcohol Marketing Act3
S.1558 114Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 20163
H.R.2685 114Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 20163
S.1177 114Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 20152
H.R.2029 114Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 20152
S.1695 114Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 20162
H.R.3020 114Health Care Conscience Rights Act2
H.R.4631 113Autism CARES Act of 20141
H.R.1447 114Perkins Modernization Act of 20151
H.R.4028 114IDEA High Cost Pool Funding Act1
H.R.1151 114USPSTF Transparency and Accountability Act of 20151

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Autism Speaks: Bills Lobbied 2016

Bill NumberCongressBill TitleNo. of Reports & Specific Issues*
H.R.6 11421st Century Cures Act11
H.R.647 114Access to Life-Saving Trauma Care for All Americans Act8
S.2614 114Missing Americans Alert Program Act of 20167
H.R.4794 114ABLE Financial Planning Act7
H.R.4813 114ABLE Age Adjustment Act7
H.R.4795 114ABLE to Work Act of 20167
S.2704 114ABLE Age Adjustment Act6
S.2703 114ABLE Financial Planning Act6
H.R.4919 114Missing Americans Alert Program Act of 20165
S.2702 114ABLE to Work Act of 20165
H.R.5587 114Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act4
H.R.4631 114Stop Taxpayer-Funded Alcohol Marketing Act4
S.1719 114Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage Family Caregivers Act of 20154
S.313 114Prevent Interruptions in Physical Therapy Act of 20154
H.R.3099 114Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage Family Caregivers Act of 20154
S.2718 114Perkins Fund for Equity and Excellence4
H.R.546 114Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 20153
S.298 114Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 20153
S.2759 114Credit for Caring Act of 20162
H.R.3377 114Social Security Caregiver Credit Act of 20152
H.R.5293 114Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 20172
S.2721 114Social Security Caregiver Credit Act of 20162
H.R.5926 114Health Care Conscience Rights Act2
H.R.4708 114Credit for Caring Act of 20162
S.3000 114Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 20172
S.3040 114Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 20172
H.R.34 114Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 20151
H.R.8 114Promoting Renewable Energy with Shared Solar Act of 20151
S.1604 114Transition to Independence Act1
S.163 114Avonte’s Law Act of 20151
S.1177 114Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 20151
S.2427 114Disability Integration Act of 20151
H.R.1477 114Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 20151
H.R.1447 114Perkins Modernization Act of 20151
H.R.5902 114Disability Community Act of 20161

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Autism Speaks: Bills Lobbied 2017

Bill NumberCongressBill TitleNo. of Reports & Specific Issues*
H.R.1896 115ABLE to Work Act of 20178
H.R.1897 115ABLE Financial Planning Act8
S.818 115ABLE to Work Act of 20178
S.816 115ABLE Financial Planning Act8
H.R.1874 115ABLE Age Adjustment Act8
S.817 115ABLE Age Adjustment Act8
H.R.1628 115American Health Care Act of 20176
H.R.2353 115Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act3
H.R.4508 115PROSPER Act2
H.R.5926 115Naloxone Guidelines Act of 20182
H.R.3759 115Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage Family Caregivers Act of 20172
S.1771 115Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 20182
S.1827 115KIDS Act of 20172
S.3040 114Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 20172
S.3040 115Credit Access and Inclusion Act of 20182
S.1028 115Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage Family Caregivers Act of 20172
H.R.1301 115Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 20172
H.R.3199 115Improving Access to Higher Education Act of 20172
H.R.3358 115Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 20182
H.R.3219 115Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 20182
H.R.3921 115Helping Ensure Access for Little Ones, Toddlers, and Hopeful Youth by Keeping Insurance Delivery Stable Act of 20172
H.R.1 115Tax Cuts and Jobs Act2
H.R.5926 114Health Care Conscience Rights Act2
S.2237 115Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act1
H.R.4221 115Missing Americans Alert Program Act of 20171
S.235 115Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education Act1
S.2070 115Missing Americans Alert Program Act of 20171
S.191 115Patient Freedom Act of 20171

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Autism Speaks: Bills Lobbied in 2018

Bill NumberCongressBill TitleNo. of Reports & Specific Issues*
H.R.3325 115Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act6
H.R.2353 115Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act5
S.428 115Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 20175
S.2237 115Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act5
H.R.3199 115Improving Access to Higher Education Act of 20174
H.R.4508 115PROSPER Act4
S.2070 115Missing Americans Alert Program Act of 20174
H.R.4221 115Missing Americans Alert Program Act of 20174
H.R.5952 115Science Appropriations Act, 20193
S.3072 115Science Appropriations Act, 20193
H.R.5306 115Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources, and Care Act3
H.R.6157 115Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 20192
S.3159 115Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 20192
S.3158 115Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 20192
H.R.6042 115To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to delay the reduction in Federal medical assistance percentage for Medicaid personal care services furnished without an electronic visit verification system, and for other purposes.1
H.R.6611 115Healthcare Extension and Accessibility for Developmentally disabled and Underserved Population Act of 20181
H.R.7217 115Improving Medicaid Programs and Opportunities for Eligible Beneficiaries Act1
H.R.3921 115Helping Ensure Access for Little Ones, Toddlers, and Hopeful Youth by Keeping Insurance Delivery Stable Act of 20171
S.1827 115KIDS Act of 20171
S.3626 115Keeping All Students Safe Act1
H.R.7124 115Keeping All Students Safe Act1

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Autism Speaks: Bills Lobbied in 2019

Bill NumberCongressBill TitleNo. of Reports & Specific Issues*
H.R.1058 116Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act of 201910
S.427 116Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act of 20198
H.R.3055 116United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund Clarification Act5
H.R.873 116Transformation to Competitive Employment Act4
S.260 116Transformation to Competitive Employment Act4
H.R.2704 116Renewable Energy Transferability Act3
H.R.1342 116Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources, and Care Act3
H.R.582 116Raise the Wage Act3
H.R.2740 116Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 20202
S.2474 116Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 20202
S.2584 116Science Appropriations Act, 20202
H.R.4095 116Family Care Act of 20192
S.548 116Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources, and Care Act2
H.R.2968 116Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 20202
H.R.1865 116White Horse Hill National Game Preserve Designation Act2
H.R.21 116Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 20191
H.R.266 116Additional Emergency Appropriations for Coronavirus Response1
S.1836 116AFSFA Act1
S.634 116Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act1
S.1755 116Real Emergency Access for Aging and Disability Inclusion for Disasters Act1
H.R.1226 116Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 20191
H.R.1662 116Cultivating Learning Assistance for Student Success Act1
H.R.265 116Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 20191
H.R.1434 116Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act1
H.R.264 116Judiciary Appropriations Act, 20191
H.R.3208 116Real Emergency Access for Aging and Disability Inclusion for Disasters Act1
H.R.648 116Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 20191
H.R.1158 116Science Appropriations Act, 20201
H.R.2096 116Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act of 20191
H.R.3070 116Customized Approaches to Providing And Building Independent Lives of Inclusion for Transition-aged Youth Act of 20191
H.R.3253 116Empowering Beneficiaries, Ensuring Access, and Strengthening Accountability Act of 20191
S.1835 116Assistive Technology Act of 19981
S.317 116Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 20191
H.R.1625 116NEW GIG Act of 20191
H.R.989 116Promoting Apprenticeships through Regional Training Networks for Employers Required Skills Act of 20191
H.R.4378 116Continuing Appropriations Act, 20201
H.R.267 116Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 20191

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Autism Speaks: Bills Lobbied 2020

Bill NumberCongressBill TitleNo. of Reports & Specific Issues*
S.4100 116Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID�19 Act4
H.R.748 116Relief for Workers Affected by Coronavirus Act4
S.3652 116All Dependents Count Act of 20203
H.R.7308 116RISE Act3
H.R.8523 116Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID�19 Act3
H.R.6420 116All Dependent Children Count Act3
H.R.7120 116PRIDE Act of 20202
H.R.6800 116Worker Health Coverage Protection Act2
S.1895 116Lower Health Care Costs Act2
H.R.8406 116Victims of Crime Act Fix Act of 20202
H.R.133 116Water Resources Development Act of 20201
S.3277 116HCBS Infrastructure Improvement Act1
H.R.1342 116Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources, and Care Act1
S.1122 116Mental Health Services for Students Act of 20191
S.548 116Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources, and Care Act1

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Autism Speaks: Bills Lobbied in 2021

Bill NumberCongressBill TitleNo. of Reports & Specific Issues*
S.240 117Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID-19 Act2
S.2210 117Better Care Better Jobs Act2
H.R.4131 117Better Care Better Jobs Act2
H.R.525 117COVID HCBS Relief Act of 20212
H.R.1319 117Worker Health Coverage Protection Act2
S.151 117COVID HCBS Relief Act of 20212
H.R.838 117Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID-19 Act2
S.331 117ABLE Age Adjustment Act1
H.R.1235 117Charlotte Woodward Organ Transplant Discrimination Prevention Act1
H.R.1219 117ABLE Age Adjustment Act1
H.R.3437 117Long-term Opportunities for Advancing New Studies for Biomedical Research Act1
S.2108 117Work Without Worry Act1
H.R.1460 117Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 20211
H.R.4160 117Global Autism Act1
H.R.3824 117Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 20211
H.R.4003 117Work Without Worry Act1
S.2065 117Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 20211

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Client Profile: Autism Speaks

A special interest’s lobbying activity may go up or down over time, depending on how much attention the federal government is giving their issues. Particularly active clients often retain multiple lobbying firms, each with a team of lobbyists, to press their case for them.

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Itemized Lobbying Expenses for Autism Speaks

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Lobbyists representing Autism Speaks, 2021

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Issues Lobbied By Autism Speaks, 2021

Client Profile: Autism Speaks lobbying on Health Issues, 2021

DocumentSpecific Issue
Read ReportIssues related to general funding for autism research, services, and treatment, including provisions related to appropriations for Autism CARES Act, (Public Law 113-157), Kevin and Avontes Law, and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program Autism Research Program; HR1460, Global Autism Act, all provisions; HR4131 & S2210, a bill to expand access to home and community-based services, all provisions; Issues related to the implementation of PL116-260, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, provisions related to USAID autism programs; PL116-60, Autism Collaboration, Research, Education, and Support Act of 2019
Read ReportIssues related to COVID relief including H.R. 1319, American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, provisions related to home and community-based services, special education funding, and economic impact payments for dependents over age 16, H.R. 838/S.240, Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID-19 Act, all provisions, H.R. 525/S.151, HCBS COVID Relief Act of 2021, all provisions. General funding for autism research, services, and treatment, including provisions related to Autism CARES Act, (Public Law 113-157), Kevin and Avontes Law, and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program Autism Research Program; issues related to the implementation of Kevin and Avontes Law; H.R1319, American Rescue.8406 – The Heroes Act; provisions that could affect the autism community.
Read ReportIssues related to Autism. Perkin’s Act Reauthorization.
Read ReportH.R. 1319, American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, provisions related to home and community-based services, special education funding, and economic impact payments for dependents over age 16 H.R. 838/S.240, Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID-19 Act, all provisions H.R. 1219/S.331, ABLE Age Adjustment Act, all provisions H.R. 525/S.151, HCBS COVID Relief Act of 2021, all provisions H.R. 1235, The Charlotte Woodward Organ Transplant Discrimination Prevention Act, all provisions Implementation of 1905(r) of the Social Security Act, provisions related to early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment services. Implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act, provisions related to Electronic Visit Verification A bill not yet introduced to assist communities with implementing alternative emergency response models in vulnerable populations to resolve crisis situations A bill not yet introduced to allow increased employer contributions to ABLE accounts A bill not yet introduced for Fiscal Year 2022 autism funding at the Department of Health and Human Services (National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Health Resources Services Administration) A bill not yet introduced for Fiscal Year 2022 funding for the Kevin and Avonte’s Law program A bill not yet introduced for Fiscal Year 2022 funding for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program Autism Research Program A bill not yet introduced to create patient-centered health reform A bill not yet introduced for improved autism services
Read ReportIssues related to Autism. Kevin and Avonte’s Law. Perkin’s Act Reauthorization.
Read ReportH.R. 3437, LOANS for Biomedical Research Act, all provisions H.R. 3824/S.2065. Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2021, all provisions H.R. 4003/S.2108, Work Without Worry Act, all provisions H.R. 4160, Global Autism Act, all provisions H.R. 4131, a bill to expand access to homes and community-based services, all provisions S.2210, Better Care Better Jobs Act, all provisions Implementation of 1905(r) of the Social Security Act, provisions related to early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment services. Implementation of Public Law No. 114-255, 21st Century Cures Act, provisions related to Electronic Visit Verification Implementation of Public Law No. 116-260, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, provisions related to USAID autism programs Implementation of Public Law No. 116-60, Autism Collaboration, Research, Education, and Support Act of 2019, all provisions Implementation of Public Law No. 117-2, American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, provisions related to home and community-based services, special education funding, and economic impact payments for dependents over age 16 ABLE Employment Flexibility Act, a bill not yet introduced to allow employers to contribute to ABLE accounts in lieu of retirement plan contributions Cures 2.0 Act, a bill not yet introduced to continue the acceleration of the discovery, development, and delivery of 21st century cures A bill not yet introduced to reauthorize the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act A bill not yet introduced for improved autism services A bill not yet introduced to improve coverage of autism services under TRICARE A bill not yet introduced making appropriations for Fiscal Year 2022 for the Department of Defense, provisions related to the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program Autism Research Program A bill not yet introduced making appropriations for Fiscal Year 2022 for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies, provisions related to autism funding at National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Health Resources and Services Administration A bill not yet introduced making appropriations for Fiscal Year 2022 for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, provisions related to the Kevin and Avontes Law program


Client Profile: Autism Speaks lobbying on Fed Budget & Appropriations, 2021

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DocumentSpecific Issue
Read ReportAppropriations. Emergency Appropriations Legislation.
Read ReportAppropriations. Emergency Appropriations Legislation.

Source https://www.opensecrets.org/federal-lobbying/clients/issues?cycle=2021&id=D000047522


Agencies Lobbied By Autism Speaks, 2021


Bills Lobbied By Autism Speaks, 2021

Bill NumberCongress NumberBill TitleNo. of Reports & Specific Issues*
S.151 117COVID HCBS Relief Act of 20212
H.R.1319 117Worker Health Coverage Protection Act2
H.R.838 117Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID-19 Act2
S.240 117Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID-19 Act2
H.R.4131 117Better Care Better Jobs Act2
H.R.525 117COVID HCBS Relief Act of 20212
S.2210 117Better Care Better Jobs Act2
H.R.1235 117Charlotte Woodward Organ Transplant Discrimination Prevention Act1
S.2065 117Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 20211
H.R.1219 117ABLE Age Adjustment Act1
S.331 117ABLE Age Adjustment Act1
H.R.3824 117Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 20211
H.R.4003 117Work Without Worry Act1
H.R.1460 117Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 20211
H.R.4160 117Global Autism Act1
H.R.3437 117Long-term Opportunities for Advancing New Studies for Biomedical Research Act1
S.2108 117Work Without Worry Act1

Lobbying reports filed By Autism Speaks, 2021

SubsidiaryLobbying Firm HiredReport Type (Click to view report. Opens in new window.)Amount
Autism SpeaksAutism SpeaksFIRST QUARTER REPORT$90,000
Autism SpeaksAutism SpeaksFIRST QUARTER REPORT$90,000
Autism SpeaksAutism SpeaksSECOND QUARTER REPORT$90,000
Autism SpeaksAutism SpeaksSECOND QUARTER REPORT$90,000
Autism SpeaksGephardt GroupFIRST QUARTER REPORT$20,000
Autism SpeaksGephardt GroupFIRST QUARTER REPORT$20,000
Autism SpeaksGephardt GroupSECOND QUARTER REPORT$20,000
Autism SpeaksGephardt GroupSECOND QUARTER REPORT$20,000
Autism SpeaksThe O TeamFIRST QUARTER REPORT$50,000
Autism SpeaksThe O TeamFIRST QUARTER REPORT$50,000
Autism SpeaksThe O TeamSECOND QUARTER REPORT$50,000
Autism SpeaksThe O Team


Note/Warning:

Autistic people have fought the inclusion of ABA in therapy for us since before Autism Speaks, and other non-Autistic-led autism organizations, started lobbying legislation to get it covered by insurances and Medicaid. 

ABA is a myth originally sold to parents that it would keep their Autistic child out of an institution. Today, parents are told that with early intervention therapy their child will either be less Autistic or no longer Autistic by elementary school, and can be mainstreamed in typical education classes. ABA is very expensive to pay out of pocket. Essentially, Autism Speaks has justified the big price tag up front will offset the overall burden on resources for an Autistic’s lifetime. The recommendation for this therapy is 40 hours a week for children and toddlers.

The original study that showed the success rate of ABA to be at 50% has never been replicated. In fact, the study of ABA by United States Department of Defense was denounced as a failure. Not just once, but multiple times. Simply stated: ABA doesn’t workIn study after repeated study: ABA (conversion therapy) doesn’t work. 

What more recent studies do show: Autistics who experienced ABA therapy are at high risk to develop PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions. Historically, the autism organizations promoting ABA as a cure or solution have silenced Autistic advocates’ opposition. ABA is also known as gay conversion therapy.


The ‘cure’ for Autistics not born yet is the prevention of birth. 

The ‘cure’ is a choice to terminate a pregnancy based on ‘autism risk.’ The cure is abortion. This is the same ‘cure’ society has for Down Syndrome. 

This is eugenics 2021. Instead of killing Autistics and disabled children in gas chambers or ‘mercy killings’ like in Aktion T4, it’ll happen at the doctor’s office, quietly, one Autistic baby at a time. Different approaches yes, but still eugenics and the extinction of an entire minority group of people.


Fact: You can’t cure Autistics from being Autistic.

Fact: You can’t recover an Autistic from being Autistic.

Fact: You can groom an Autistic to mask and hide their traits. Somewhat. … however, this comes at the expense of the Autistic child, promotes Autistic Burnout (this should not be confused with typical burnout, Autistic Burnout can kill Autistics), and places the Autistic child at high risk for PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions.


[Note: Autism is NOT a disease, but a neurodevelopmental difference and disability.]


Fact: Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism.


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