To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow for the personal importation of safe and affordable drugs from approved pharmacies in Canada.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Maine's 1st congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2019
Length: 6 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on January 10, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
15 Cosponsors (12 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Congresswoman Angie Craig Continues to Fight to Lower Skyrocketing Drug Costs”
— Rep. Angie Craig [D-MN2] (Co-sponsor) on May 1, 2019
May 1, 2015
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2228 (114th).
Mar 9, 2017
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1480 (115th).
Jan 10, 2019
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Feb 4, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 832 (117th).
H.R. 478 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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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