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S. 640 (116th): Phair Pricing Act of 2019

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A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require pharmacy-negotiated price concessions to be included in negotiated prices at the point-of-sale under part D of the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

John Kennedy

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Louisiana. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 4, 2019
Length: 11 pages
Mar 4, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 4, 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).


14 Cosponsors (11 Republicans, 3 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

BREAKING: Testers Great American Outdoors Act with Permanent Full Funding for LWCF Passes Senate [press_release]
    — Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 17, 2020

Congresswoman Elaine Luria Supports Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act
    — Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA2] on Jul 22, 2020

Bennet Celebrates Passage of Historic Public Lands Package to Fully Fund LWCF and Reduce the Public Lands Maintenance Backlog
    — Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO] on Jun 17, 2020

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Mar 4, 2019

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

S. 640 (116th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 640. 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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