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H.R. 2700: Lowering Prescription Drug Costs and Extending Community Health Centers and Other Public Health Priorities Act

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To incentivize low-cost drug options and generic competition, and to provide extensions for community health centers and the National Health Service Corps, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Michael Burgess

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 26th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 14, 2019
Length: 45 pages
May 14, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on May 14, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 14, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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Dr. Burgess Remarks on Vital Public Health Reauthorizations
    — Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26] (Sponsor) on Jun 4, 2019

Joyce Visits Lyndhurst Community Center, Serves Lunch and Discusses Costs of Medication, Home Health Services
    — Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 12, 2019

Rep. Will Hurd: Community Health Centers are a great prescription for good public health
    — Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 11, 2019

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May 14, 2019

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