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H.R. 3: Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act

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To establish a fair price negotiation program, protect the Medicare program from excessive price increases, and establish an out-of-pocket maximum for Medicare part D enrollees, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Frank Pallone Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 8, 2020
Length: 320 pages
Introduced
Sep 19, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Dec 12, 2019

This bill passed in the House on December 12, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
89% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Chairman Neal Statement on Trumps Empty Drug Pricing Order
    — Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 14, 2020

Rep. Payne, Jr.s Statement on the Dangers of Colon Cancer after Chadwick Bosemans Passing
    — Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 1, 2020

VIDEO: Cassidy Speaks on Urgent Need to Lower Drug Costs
    — Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA] on Jul 23, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 3 will add $40.3 billion in new spending through 2029.
Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) The Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) is pleased that the Lymphedema Treatment Act (H.R. 1948) will be included in H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019. The Lymphedema Treatment Act is sponsored by Congressperson ...

History

Sep 19, 2019
 
Introduced

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Sep 25, 2019
 
Considered by Health

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Oct 17, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Oct 22, 2019
 
Considered by House Committee on Ways and Means

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Dec 12, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Jan 29, 2020
 
Considered by House Committee on Homeland Security

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 3 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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