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H.Res. 403: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1629) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to limitations on exclusive approval or licensure of orphan drugs, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 275) condemning the horrific shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 16, 2021, and reaffirming the House of Representative’s commitment to combating hate, bigotry, and violence against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community; and for other purposes.


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on May 18, 2021.


This resolution sets forth the rule for consideration of H.R. 1629 (Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act) and H. Res. 275 (condemning the acts of gun violence that led to the tragic loss of eight lives in Georgia on March 16, 2021). In addition, the resolution adopts H. Res. 398 (recognizing the forthcoming centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and reaffirming the House of Representative's opposition to violence against Asian Americans).

The resolution also extends through July 1, 2021, the waiver of certain procedural requirements regarding journal approval, adjournment, suspension of the rules, and consideration of certain resolutions.

Finally, the resolution authorizes the Speaker of the House at any time through the legislative day of Thursday, May 20, 2021, to suspend the rules on multiple measures that were the object of a motion to suspend the rules on the legislative day of May 17, 2021, or May 18, 2021.