H.Res. 517 (107th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1862) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide greater access to affordable pharmaceuticals.

This resolution sets the rules for debate for another bill, such as limiting who can submit an amendment and setting floor debate time.


Sep 5, 2002
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on September 5, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Karen Thurman

Representative for Florida's 5th congressional district



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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

9/5/2002--Introduced.Sets forth the rule (open) for the consideration of H.R. 1862 (greater access to affordable pharmaceuticals). Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 5, 2002

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 517”). A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.


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Debate on H.R. 1862 is governed by these rules.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 16, 2001

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