Archived | Autism Speaks: Override Veto Lost by Two Votes | Circa November 20, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Override Veto Lost by Two Votes On Thursday night, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to override President Bush's veto of the fiscal year 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations bill by a margin of just two votes. This legislation contains the actual funding for the provisions of the Combating Autism Act (CAA), the …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Combating Autism Act Funding Jeopardized | Circa November 15, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Combating Autism Act Funding Jeopardized On Thursday, November 15, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to sustain President Bush's veto of the fiscal year 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations bill. This legislation contains the actual funding for the provisions of the Combating Autism Act, the critical legislation passed last year that authorized needed …

Archived | Autism Speaks Statement Of Support | Circa November 13, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Autism Speaks Statement of Support Autism Speaks, the world's leading foundation dedicated to autism research, urges all Members of Congress to vote to override President Bush's veto of H.R. 3043, the FY 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill. Last December, Congress passed unanimously, and President Bush signed into law, the Combating Autism Act …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Conference Committee Approves Increase in Budget for Autism Services and Treatment | Circa November 1, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Conference Committee Approves Increase in Budget for Autism Services and Treatment On November 1, the joint House and Senate conference committee approved $37 million for autism services and treatment programs at the Health and Human Services's Health Resources and Services Administration. This represents a $17 million increase over last year's level, and is the amount …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Senate HELP Committee Releases Thimerosal Report | Circa September 28, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Senate HELP Committee Releases Thimerosal Report On Friday, September 28, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP Committee) released a report from Ranking Member Senator Michael B. Enzi (R-WY), entitled Thimerosal and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Alleged Misconduct by Government Agencies and Private Entities. These findings are the result of an 18-month …

Archived | Autism Speaks: National Public Radio Covers New Jersey Autism Case | Circa September 26, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

National Public Radio Covers New Jersey Autism Case On Sept. 26, the National Public Radio program "Morning Edition" broadcast a story about Jake Micheletti, a New Jersey boy whose parents succesfully sued their insurance company to force the insurer to cover Jake's therapy. The case eventually reached the New Jersey Supreme Court, which decided in …

Archived | Autism Speaks: New Jersey Governor Corzine Signs Bills on Autism | Circa September 12, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

New Jersey Governor Corzine Signs Bills on Autism On September 12, 2007, New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine signed into law a package of seven bills relating to autism spectrum disorders.  “Today, we are enhancing New Jersey's pioneer status in the fight against autism spectrum disorders by bolstering our arsenal of programs, training, education, and …