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H.R. 3: Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act

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To establish a fair price negotiation program, protect the Medicare program from excessive price increases, and establish an out-of-pocket maximum for Medicare part D enrollees, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Frank Pallone Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2021
Length: 178 pages
Introduced
Apr 22, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Apr 22, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 22, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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15% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Feb 25, 2021
 
Considered by Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets

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

Mar 10, 2021
 
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

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

Mar 11, 2021
 
Considered by Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions

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

Mar 18, 2021
 
Considered by Diversity and Inclusion

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

Mar 24, 2021
 
Considered by Housing, Community Development, and Insurance

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

Apr 22, 2021
 
Introduced

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May 4, 2021
 
Considered by Health

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

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Passed Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 3 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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