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H.R. 2974 (115th): Stop Price Gouging Act

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To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish an excise tax on certain prescription drugs which have been subject to a price spike, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Mark Pocan

Sponsor. Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 21, 2017
Length: 24 pages
Jun 21, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 21, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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What legislators are saying

Pocan, Kaptur introduce bill to protect consumers from rising prescription drug prices
    — Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2] (Sponsor) on Jun 23, 2017

Kaptur secures report on prescription drug pricing in Appropriations Committee
    — Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 12, 2018

Pocan, Kaptur introduce bill to protect consumers from rising prescription drug prices
    — Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 22, 2017

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Jun 21, 2017

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

H.R. 2974 (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.

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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