H.R. 639 (114th): Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act

To amend the Controlled Substances Act with respect to drug scheduling recommendations by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and with respect to registration of manufacturers and distributors seeking to conduct clinical testing.

Overview

Introduced:

Feb 2, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 25, 2015

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 25, 2015.

Law:

Pub.L. 114-89

Sponsor:

Joseph Pitts

Representative for Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2016
Length: 6 pages

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 481: Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act

Ordered Reported on Sep 30, 2015. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Feb 2, 2015
 
Introduced

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Feb 11, 2015
 
Considered by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Mar 16, 2015
 
Ordered Reported

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Mar 16, 2015
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 26, 2015
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 16, 2015
 
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 25, 2015
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 639 (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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