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H.R. 4084 (115th): To repeal the amendments made to the Controlled Substances Act by the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016.

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President Trump’s nominee for drug czar was withdrawn last week, after an investigative report highlighted his leadership in passing a law at the behest of drug companies to weaken drug enforcement. Now there’s a push to repeal that original law.

The original law

When Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA10) was nominated in early September by Trump to lead the Office of National Drug Control, the fourth-term Pennsylvania Republican remained relatively anonymous even after his nomination was announced.

That all changed on October 15, when a joint investigation from 60 Minutesand the Washington Post reported about a law Marino introduced in the House, which diminished the Drug Enforcement Agency’s ability to prevent “suspicious” companies from distributing opioids. The law was heavily supported by the drug industry.

It did so by raising …

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Ann Kuster

Sponsor. Representative for New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 19, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Oct 19, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 19, 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).


8 Cosponsors (7 Democrats, 1 Republican)



Oct 19, 2017

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H.R. 4084 (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. 4084. 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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