By the end of the last session of Congress (December 2012) the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act was voted out of the Senate Committee on Envirnomnet Protection and Public Works and was supported by nearly 200 co-sponosrs in the House and Senate. The bill was not voted on before the close of the 112th Congress. The bill will be reintoduced in the 113th Congress.
Meanwhile, the National Institutes of Health has developed a plan to retire directly to the Federal Sanctuary System all of its chimpanzees it deems "ineligible for research." These 100 chimps at the New Iberia Research Lab in Texas will be moved to Chimp Haven in Louisiana in 2013. There will still be chimps languishing in U.S. labs, so the fight continues.