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S. 1960: A bill 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President Trump’s nominee for drug czar was withdrawn last week, after an investigative report highlighted his leadership in passing a law at the behest of drug companies to weaken drug enforcement.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 ...

Sponsor and status

Claire McCaskill

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Missouri. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 16, 2017
Length: 3 pages

Oct 16, 2017


Introduced on Oct 16, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 16, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Oct 16, 2017

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S. 1960 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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