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S. 64 (115th): Safe and Affordable Drugs from Canada Act of 2017

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A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow for the personal importation of safe and affordable drugs from approved pharmacies in Canada.

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Sponsor and status

John McCain

Sponsor. Senator for Arizona. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 9, 2017
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Jan 9, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 9, 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).

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What legislators are saying

Murphy slams sky-rocketing premiums and trumps continued sabotage of americans health care
    — Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT] on Jun 13, 2018

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce More Than a Half Million Dollars in Federal Funding for the Chesapeake Bay
    — Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD] on Nov 7, 2017

Bennet Advocates to Extend Critical Funding for Community Health Centers before End of Month Deadline
    — Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO] on Sep 20, 2017

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History

Jan 9, 2017
 
Introduced

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

S. 64 (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. 64. 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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