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H.R. 1057: STOP Act of 2017

About the bill

252 bipartisan House cosponsors, more than for almost any other bill in recent memory, endorse the STOP Act, which aims to halt opioids like fentanyl from coming into America from other countries.

Context

Opioid deaths from overdoses on products such as fentanyl have surged in recent years, with fatalities last year eclipsing the peak year of deaths for car crashes, guns, or AIDS. President Trump in October declared the opioid epidemic an official “public health emergency,” one level below the highest declaration of “national emergency.”

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Sponsor and status

Patrick “Pat” Tiberi

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 12th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2017
Length: 11 pages
Introduced:

Feb 14, 2017

Status:

Introduced on Feb 14, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 14, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Feb 14, 2017
 
Introduced

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

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Ordered Reported

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Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

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Signed by the President

H.R. 1057 is 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.

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