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S. 934 (115th): FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017

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A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs, medical devices, generic drugs, and biosimilar biological products, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

Sponsor and status

Lamar Alexander

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Tennessee. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 11, 2017
Length: 268 pages
Introduced
Apr 25, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

H.R. 2430: FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017
Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 18, 2017. (compare text)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Chairman Alexander on 2017: 13 HELP Bills Signed into Law, 32 Trump Nominees Sent to Floor
    — Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN] (Sponsor) on Jan 3, 2018

Alexander: Senate Health Committee Advances Critical Bipartisan FDA User Fee Agreements
    — Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN] (Sponsor) on May 11, 2017

Alexander: Senate Health Committee Advances Critical Bipartisan FDA User Fee Agreements
    — Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN] (Sponsor) on May 11, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 934 will add $10 billion in new spending through 2027.

History

Apr 25, 2017
 
Introduced

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

May 10, 2017
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 11, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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S. 934 (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.

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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