H.R. 1978 (107th): Major Drug Trafficking Prosecution Act of 2001


May 23, 2001
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 23, 2001, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Maxine Waters

Representative for California's 35th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 23, 2001
Length: 7 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To concentrate Federal resources aimed at the prosecution of drug offenses on those offenses that are major.

Summary (CRS)

5/23/2001--Introduced.Major Drug Trafficking Prosecution Act of 2001- Requires the Attorney General's prior written approval for a Federal prosecution of an offense under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) or the Controlled ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 23, 2001

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1978”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


44 cosponsors (43D, 1R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 1681 (106th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 4, 1999

H.R. 1466 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 12, 2009

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