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H.R. 1462 (114th): Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015

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To combat the rise of prenatal opioid abuse and neonatal abstinence syndrome.

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Sponsor and status

Katherine Clark

Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 9, 2015
Length: 9 pages
Mar 19, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Enacted Via Other Measures

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99 Cosponsors (58 Democrats, 41 Republicans)

See Instead

S. 799 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Nov 25, 2015


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What legislators are saying

Clark bill to help opioid-exposed infants passes unanimously in U.S. House
    — Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5] (Sponsor) on Sep 8, 2015

Brooks Applauds the Passage of Legislation to Address Opioid Epidemic
    — Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 9, 2015

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Smith bill taken up at hearing</span>Lifesaving Adult Stem Cell Research &amp; Cures Focus of Capitol Hill Hearing
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] on Jun 25, 2015

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Mar 19, 2015

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Jun 25, 2015
Considered by Health

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Jul 23, 2015
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 28, 2015
Considered by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 29, 2015
Ordered Reported

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Sep 8, 2015
Passed House (Senate next)

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Sep 8, 2015
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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H.R. 1462 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1462. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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