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H.R. 4063 (114th): Jason Simcakoski PROMISE Act

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To improve the use by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of opioids in treating veterans, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Gus Bilirakis

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 12th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 11, 2016
Length: 27 pages
Nov 18, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Enacted Via Other Measures

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This bill was incorporated into:

S. 524: Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 22, 2016. (compare text)

35 Cosponsors (19 Republicans, 16 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Walorski Speaks About Protecting Veterans at Opioid Conference Committee Meeting
    — Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2, 2013-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 6, 2016

Bucshon, Brooks, Walorski Tapped to Negotiate Final Opioid Legislation
    — Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8] (Co-sponsor) on May 17, 2016

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce New Federal Effort to Reduce Opioid Abuse in Maryland and Across America
    — Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3] on May 16, 2016

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Nov 18, 2015

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Jan 27, 2016
Considered by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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Feb 25, 2016
Ordered Reported

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May 10, 2016
Passed House (Senate next)

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May 10, 2016
Reported by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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H.R. 4063 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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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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