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H.R. 1520: Purple Book Continuity Act of 2019

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To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the publication of a list of licensed biological products, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Anna Eshoo

Sponsor. Representative for California's 18th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 9, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Mar 5, 2019
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on May 8, 2019

This bill passed in the House on May 8, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
21% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

My Votes – Week of May 6
    — Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5] on May 10, 2019

Upton votes for legislation to lower drug prices
    — Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6] on May 8, 2019

Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) Statement On Reports that Drug Companies Are Conspiring To Raise the Costs of Generic Prescription Drugs
    — Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4] on May 13, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 1520 will add $3 million in new spending through 2024.

History

Mar 5, 2019
 
Introduced

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

Mar 27, 2019
 
Considered by Health

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

Apr 3, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 3, 2019
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

May 8, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1520 is 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.

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