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S. 957: DUMP Opioids Act

A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that certain medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs have physical locations for the disposal of controlled substances medications.

Sponsor and status

John Neely Kennedy

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Louisiana. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 28, 2021
Length: 1 page
Mar 24, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 29, 2021

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 29, 2021.

Pub.L. 117-29

1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Washington Review, July 30, 2021
    — Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8] on Jul 30, 2021

the daily leader: tuesday, july 27, 2021
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Jul 27, 2021

the daily leader: monday, july 26, 2021
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Jul 25, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to S. 957 will be negligible.


Mar 24, 2021

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

Apr 22, 2021
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 23, 2021
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Jul 27, 2021
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jul 29, 2021
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 957 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 S. 957. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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