About the bill
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H.R. 5272, the Do No Harm Act, is a Democrat-crafted bill that would ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 18, 2016
Length: 4 pages
May 18, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on May 18, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
May 18, 2016
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jul 13, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3222.
H.R. 5272 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
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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