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S. 1416: Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act of 2019

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A bill to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to prohibit anticompetitive behaviors by drug product manufacturers, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

John Cornyn

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Texas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2019
Length: 44 pages
Introduced
May 9, 2019
Status

Ordered Reported on Jun 27, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on June 27, 2019.

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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What legislators are saying

Schakowsky Chairs Hearing On Prescription Drug Pricing
    — Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9] on Sep 19, 2019

Judiciary Committee Advances Grassley-Backed Bills to Improve Competition & Transparency in Prescription Drug Industry
    — Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] on Jun 27, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 1416 will save $440 million through 2029.

History

May 9, 2019
 
Introduced

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

Jun 20, 2019
 
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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

Jun 27, 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.

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Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 1416 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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