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house Bill H.R. 1098

Reauthorizing Funds Related to Traumatic Brain Injury

Argument in favor

Helps those millions of Americans affected by traumatic brain injuries every year, and is an important component of aiding injured veterans.

Argument opposed

The research component of the bill is better left to the private sector, which would in turn free more funds for grants and service programs.

bill Progress

  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • The house Passed June 24th, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedMarch 12th, 2013

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What is House Bill H.R. 1098?

This bill reauthorizes funding related to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) for Fiscal Years 2014-2018. The Act authorizes the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to assist States in developing and expanding service  for individuals with traumatic brain injury; authorizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct surveillance, prevention and public education programs; authorizes the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct basic and applied research of traumatic brain injuries, and; authorizes HRSA to make grants for the Protection and Advocacy for Traumatic Brain Injury (PATBI) program, which provides critical advocacy services for  people with TBIs.


This bill impacts federal funding for research, service programs, and grants related traumatic brain injuries.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 1098

$74.00 Million
The CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost about $74 million over the 2014-2019 period.

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Of Note:

-The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 1.7 million people in the U.S. sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) annually and at least 5.3 million children and adults live with a permanent disability as a result of a TBI. 


Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act of 2014

Official Title

To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain programs relating to traumatic brain injury and to trauma research.

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