About the bill
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Minnesota's 3rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 26, 2018
Length: 4 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 24, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
“Renacci Statement on the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017”
— Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 30, 2018
“Hudson Statement on Blue Cross NC Lowering Rates by Average of 4.1 Percent”
— Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 31, 2018
Feb 6, 2013
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 523 (113th).
Jun 18, 2015
Earlier Version — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 160 (114th).
Jan 3, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jul 19, 2018
On House Schedule
The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.
Jul 24, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
H.R. 184 (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. 184. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2018, H.R. 184, 115th Cong. (2017).
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