To direct the Secretaries of Health and Human Services, Defense, and Veterans Affairs to end American over-dependence on Chinese pharmaceuticals by encouraging the growth of a robust domestic medicine supply chain for generic drugs, to empower the Food and Drug Administration to issue boxed warnings in the case of critical contamination, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2021
Length: 11 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
This bill was introduced on August 10, 2021, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)
Feb 18, 2020
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 5927 (116th).
Feb 26, 2020
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 5982 (116th).
Aug 10, 2021
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H.R. 5003 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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