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S. 2579 (115th): Eliminating Opioid Related Infectious Diseases Act of 2018

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A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and expand a program of surveillance and education, carried out by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, regarding infections associated with injection drug use.

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Sponsor and status

Todd Young

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Indiana. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 20, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Mar 20, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 20, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

See Instead

H.R. 5353 (same title)
Enacted Via Other Measures — Jun 12, 2018


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senator Young’s Opioid Bills Signed Into Law
    — Sen. Todd Young [R-IN] (Sponsor) on Oct 24, 2018

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Todd Young and Edward Markey Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Opioid-Related Infectious Diseases
    — Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 23, 2018

Senator Markey Praises Passage of Legislation to Help Respond to Opioid Overdose Crisis
    — Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 3, 2018

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Mar 20, 2018

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S. 2579 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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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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