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S. 3129: Lower Costs, More Cures Act of 2019

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About the bill

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

Context

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 ...

Sponsor and status

Michael Crapo

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Idaho. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 19, 2019
Length: 125 pages
Introduced
Dec 19, 2019
Status

Introduced on Dec 19, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on December 19, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Dec 19, 2019
 
Introduced

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Passed Committee

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 3129 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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