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S. 109 (115th): Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act

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A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare program of pharmacist services.

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Sponsor and status

Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 12, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Jan 12, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 12, 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).


55 Cosponsors (30 Democrats, 24 Republicans, 1 Independent)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Grassley, Casey, Brown Re-introduce Popular Bipartisan Bill to Help Pharmacists Provide Medical Services to Older Americans in Under-served Areas
    — Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Sponsor) on Jan 12, 2017

Strange Highlights Role of Pharmacists in Access to Care
    — Sen. Luther Strange [R-AL, 2017-2017] (Co-sponsor) on May 11, 2017

Rep. Zeldin, County Exec Bellone, Suffolk Police Chief Cameron, FRES Commissioner Williams and Local First Responders and Elected Officials Call for Congressional Passage of the Dont Break Up the T-Band Act
    — Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1] on Jun 25, 2018

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Jan 12, 2017

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

S. 109 (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 S. 109. 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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