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S. 301 (111th): Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2009

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A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for transparency in the relationship between physicians and manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, or medical supplies for which payment is made under Medicare, Medicaid, or SCHIP.

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Sponsor and status

Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Sponsor. Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 22, 2009
Length: 19 pages
Jan 22, 2009
111th Congress (2009–2010)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 22, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


11 Cosponsors (11 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Grassley works to have drug company payments disclosed
    — Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Sponsor) on Oct 23, 2009

Grassley works for transparency in financial ties between doctors and industry
    — Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Sponsor) on Jul 29, 2009

Grassley, Kohl work to bring transparency to biomedical research funding
    — Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Sponsor) on Jul 9, 2009

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Jan 22, 2009

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 301 (111th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 301. This is the one from the 111th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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