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H.R. 4697 (114th): Prevent Drug Addiction Act of 2016

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To provide for increased Federal oversight of prescription opioid treatment and assistance to States in reducing opioid addiction, diversion, and deaths.

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Sponsor and status

Elizabeth Esty

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

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Last Updated: Mar 3, 2016
Length: 34 pages
Mar 3, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

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

3 Cosponsors (2 Republicans, 1 Democrat)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Courtney, Esty Applaud New Opioid Funds in Year-End Continuing Resolution
    — Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018] (Sponsor) on Dec 7, 2016

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

Manchin Applauds Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Fight the Opioid Epidemic
    — Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV] on Jul 13, 2016

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Mar 3, 2016

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H.R. 4697 (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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