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H.R. 4447 (114th): Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act

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Making appropriations to address the heroin and opioid drug abuse epidemic for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes.

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The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an appropriations bill, which sets overall spending limits by agency or program, typically for a single fiscal year (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).

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Joe Courtney

Sponsor. Representative for Connecticut's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 3, 2016
Length: 6 pages
Feb 3, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 3, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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What legislators are saying

Courtney, Esty Lead 23 Members Of The House, Asking For Emergency Funding To Address The Growing Opioid Addiction Crisis
    — Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] (Sponsor) on Nov 21, 2016

Larson, Courtney Ask for Emergency Funding to Address the Growing Opioid Addiction Crisis
    — Rep. John Larson [D-CT1] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 21, 2016

VIDEO: Pingree shares stories of Maine families impacted by addiction
    — Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1] (Co-sponsor) on May 11, 2016

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Feb 3, 2016

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H.R. 4447 (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. 4447. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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