S. 3187 (112th): Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act


May 15, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 9, 2012

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 9, 2012.


Pub.L. 112-144


Thomas “Tom” Harkin

Senator from Iowa



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Last Updated: Jun 27, 2012
Length: 140 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs and medical devices, to establish user-fee programs for generic drugs and biosimilars, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

7/9/2012--Public Law.Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to reauthorize and establish new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prescription ... Read more >


May 15, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 16, 2012
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.

May 24, 2012
Passed Senate

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

Jun 20, 2012
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 26, 2012
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jul 9, 2012
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3187”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
May 24, 2012 12:08 p.m.
Amendment Rejected 28/67
May 24, 2012 12:37 p.m.
Amendment Rejected 46/50
May 24, 2012 1:58 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 78/15
May 24, 2012 2:19 p.m.
Amendment Rejected 43/54
May 24, 2012 2:38 p.m.
Amendment Rejected 9/88
May 24, 2012 2:57 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 77/20
May 24, 2012 3:15 p.m.
Bill Passed 96/1
Jun 25, 2012 5:31 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 89/3
On the Motion (Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to Accompany S. 3187)
Jun 26, 2012 4:45 p.m.
Motion Agreed to 92/4

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 2516 (Related)
Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 7, 2012

H.R. 5651 (Related)
Food and Drug Administration Reform Act of 2012

Passed House
Last Action: May 30, 2012

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