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H.R. 5554 (115th): Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reauthorize user fee programs relating to new animal drugs and generic new animal drugs.

Sponsor and status

Markwayne Mullin

Sponsor. Representative for Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 2, 2018
Length: 16 pages
Apr 18, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 14, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 14, 2018.

Pub.L. 115-234

5 Cosponsors (3 Democrats, 2 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Mullin Bill Signed into Law by President Trump
    — Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2] (Sponsor) on Aug 14, 2018

Rep. Schraders Bill to Reauthorize Animal Drug User Fee Act Passes the House
    — Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 16, 2018

Matsui Opening Remarks at Health Subcommittee Markup of Opioid Legislation
    — Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6] on Apr 25, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 5554 will add $249 million in new spending through 2023.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 2434: Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018

Ordered Reported on Feb 28, 2018. 96% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5599: Animal Health and Innovation Act of 2018

Introduced on Apr 24, 2018. 87% incorporated. (compare text)


Apr 18, 2018

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May 9, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Jul 16, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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Jul 31, 2018
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 14, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 5554 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5554. 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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