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H.R. 269 (116th): Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019

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To reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, to clarify the regulatory framework with respect to certain nonprescription drugs that are marketed without an approved drug application, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Anna Eshoo

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

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Last Updated: Jan 10, 2019
Length: 260 pages
Jan 8, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Enacted Via Other Measures

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

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

S. 1379: Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 24, 2019. (compare text)
H.R. 748: H.R. 748: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 27, 2020. (compare text)

7 Cosponsors (4 Republicans, 3 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

House approves bill aimed at making over-the-counter drugs safer, more available for consumers
    — Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 8, 2019

Reforms to Over-the-Counter Monograph Process Championed by Latta Approved by the U.S. House
    — Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 9, 2019

Rep. McCarthy Introduces Bill to Name Success Dam After Richard L. Schafer
    — Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23] on May 14, 2019

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Jan 8, 2019

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Jan 8, 2019
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H.R. 269 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 269. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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