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S. 1641 (114th): Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act

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A bill to improve the use by the Department of Veterans Affairs of opioids in treating veterans, to improve patient advocacy by the Department, and to expand availability of complementary and integrative health, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Tammy Baldwin

Sponsor. Senator for Wisconsin. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 22, 2015
Length: 71 pages
Jun 22, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 22, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills.

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)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

President Obama Signs Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan VA Reforms into Law
    — Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI] (Sponsor) on Jul 22, 2016

Capito Urges CARA Conferees to Include Provisions to Address West Virginias Drug Epidemic
    — Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 23, 2016

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan VA Reforms Pass the Senate, Move to President Obama to be Signed into Law
    — Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI] (Sponsor) on Jul 13, 2016

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Jun 22, 2015

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 1641 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1641. 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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