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S. 340 (116th): CREATES Act of 2019

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A bill to promote competition in the market for drugs and biological products by facilitating the timely entry of lower-cost generic and biosimilar versions of those drugs and biological products.

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Sponsor and status

Patrick Leahy

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Vermont. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 6, 2019
Length: 24 pages
Feb 5, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 1865: Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2019. (compare text)

41 Cosponsors (22 Democrats, 18 Republicans, 1 Independent)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

CREATES Act Chief Sponsor Leahy Hails House Panels Unanimous Vote To Advance Counterpart House Bill
    — Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT] (Sponsor) on Apr 4, 2019

Senator Markey Decries Lack of Lower Drug Cost Provisions, Consumer Health Care Protections in End-Of-Year Spending Package
    — Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 17, 2019

Alexander: Ending Tariffs on American Beef is a Big Win for Tennessees Cattlemen
    — Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN, 2003-2020] on May 20, 2019

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Feb 5, 2019

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

S. 340 (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. 340. 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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