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Guthrie’s BOLD Act Reauthorization Passes Out of Full E&C Committee

Washington, D.C. , March 20, 2024 | DJ Griffin (202-225-3501)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) released the following statement after his bill the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Reauthorization Act of 2024, passed out of the full House Energy & Commerce Committee, advancing to the House floor for full consideration by the House of Representatives:

“Today I was proud to see my bill, the BOLD Reauthorization Act, advance through the Energy & Commerce Committee in bipartisan fashion. Alzheimer's and related dementias affect nearly every person and family across our nation, and we must do more to help patients and caregivers manage this vicious disease. My bill enables continued investments in programming to drive early screening and detection, as well as research initiatives to help identify treatments and cures for Alzheimer’s Disease. The legislation also ensures families and caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer's have the resources they need to significantly improve the quality of life for patients living with the disease. I look forward to this passing the full House soon, and urge immediate action in the Senate to ensure patients, their families, as well as health care providers can continue benefitting from these important programs,” said Congressman Guthrie.



  • The BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act was first passed into law in 2018 and was signed by President Trump in 2019. This created a public health infrastructure to support prevention, treatment, and care for patients with Alzheimer’s and related neurological diseases.
  • Specifically, the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Reauthorization Act will:
    • Continue to build an Alzheimer’s and related dementias network by establishing Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Public Health Centers of Excellence and awarding cooperative agreements to public health departments, which will help the Centers and state, local and tribal public health departments develop and carry out Alzheimer’s interventions. This support will help the Centers and public health departments across the country strengthen their efforts aimed at increasing early detection and diagnosis, reducing risk, and preventing unnecessary hospitalizations of people living with Alzheimer's and related dementias.
    • Facilitate information sharing that will help ensure information on Alzheimer’s, cognitive decline, caregiving, and health disparities are analyzed and disseminated to the public in a timely manner.

Click Here to read the full text of the bill.