S. 1 (108th): Prescription Drug and Medicare Improvement Act of 2003

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a voluntary prescription drug benefit under the Medicare program and to strengthen and improve the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



Jun 11, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on June 27, 2003 but was never passed by the House.


William “Bill” Frist

Senator from Tennessee



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Last Updated: Jun 27, 2003
Length: 1044 pages


Jun 11, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 12, 2003
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 27, 2003
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Jun 27, 2003
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

S. 1 (108th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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