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S. 3129 (116th): Lower Costs, More Cures Act of 2019

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This bill of bipartisan healthcare fixes would be much more likely to pass the Republican Senate and earn President Trump’s signature.


In December, the House passed the Democratic-led Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. Voting Democrats were unanimously in support 228–0, while Republicans almost entirely opposed it 2–191. The two supportive Republicans were Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA1) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA3).

A few days before the vote, when House passage appeared imminent, congressional Republicans introduced a healthcare bill called the Lower Costs, More Cures Act which featured only bipartisan provisions.

Republicans challenged Democrats to vote for this more bipartisan iteration, which could ostensibly earn the Republican president’s signature, instead of Democrats’ own iteration which was much further left and almost certainly doomed ...

Sponsor and status

Michael “Mike” Crapo

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Idaho. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 19, 2019
Length: 125 pages
Dec 19, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 19, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


9 Cosponsors (9 Republicans)



Dec 19, 2019

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S. 3129 (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 S. 3129. 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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