To shorten monopoly periods for prescription drugs that are the subjects of sudden price hikes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Maine's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2019
Length: 4 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on February 13, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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7 Cosponsors (7 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
Feb 13, 2019
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H.R. 1188 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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