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H.R. 1017 (115th): Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2017

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To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening.

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Sponsor and status

Charles Dent

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Feb 13, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 13, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


305 Cosponsors (162 Democrats, 143 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Dent Cosponsors Bill to Make Colorectal Cancer Screenings More Accessible, Affordable
    — Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018] (Sponsor) on Feb 14, 2017

Reps. Payne, Jr., Dent, Lance Introduce Legislation to Remove Cost Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Treatment
    — Rep. Donald Payne Jr. [D-NJ10] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 14, 2017

Congressman Gonzalez Sponsors Bill to Remove Payment Barriers for Colorectal Cancer Screenings
    — Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX34] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 4, 2018

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Feb 13, 2017

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

H.R. 1017 (115th) 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 H.R. 1017. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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