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

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about health
  • Introduced Sept. 19, 2019
  • Latest Major Action Dec. 16, 2019

Bill Cosponsors

106 (All Democrats)

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Week Ending Rank
Feb. 23, 2020 8th
Feb. 16, 2020 6th
Feb. 9, 2020 2nd
Jan. 5, 2020 10th
Dec. 29, 2019 10th
Dec. 22, 2019 10th
Dec. 15, 2019 5th
Nov. 17, 2019 10th
Nov. 10, 2019 6th
Oct. 27, 2019 7th
Oct. 20, 2019 7th
Oct. 13, 2019 4th
Oct. 6, 2019 9th

Bill Summary

Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act This bill establishes several programs and requirements relating to the prices of prescription drugs, health care coverage and costs, and public health. TITLE I--LOWERING PRICES THROUGH FAIR DRUG PRICE NEGOTIATION The bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to negotiate prices for certain drugs. (Under current law, HHS may not negotiate the prices of covered drugs under the...

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Statement of Administration Policy

The administration opposes this legislation and has recommended the president veto it.

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 511 statements associated with H.R.3.

Congressional Budget Office Estimate

The Congressional Budget Office has produced a cost estimate for H.R.3.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 16, 2019
Received in the Senate.
Dec. 12, 2019
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Dec. 12, 2019

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 192 (Roll no. 682).

Dec. 12, 2019

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 196 - 226 (Roll no. 681).

Dec. 12, 2019
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
Dec. 12, 2019
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Upton motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to change the effective date of the Act until the Secretary of Health and Human Services certifies that the implementation of the provisions in the bill are not projected to result in fewer new drug applications with respect to unmet medical needs and life saving cures.
Dec. 12, 2019
Mr. Upton moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Dec. 12, 2019
The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
Dec. 12, 2019
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
Dec. 12, 2019
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3.
Dec. 12, 2019
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
Dec. 12, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Houlahan amendment No. 12.
Dec. 12, 2019
Mr. Upton moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. (text: CR H10223)
Dec. 12, 2019
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cunningham amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Roe (TN) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
Dec. 12, 2019
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H10129-10225; text: CR H10141-10167)
Dec. 12, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cunningham amendment No. 11.
Dec. 12, 2019
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Luria amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Walden demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
Dec. 12, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Luria amendment No. 10.
Dec. 12, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Finkenauer amendment No. 9.
Dec. 12, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Axne amendment No. 8.
Dec. 12, 2019
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gottheimer amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Gottheimer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
Dec. 12, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gottheimer amendment No. 7.
Dec. 12, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kennedy amendment No. 6.
Dec. 12, 2019
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the O'Halleran amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. O'Halleran demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
Dec. 12, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O'Halleran amendment No. 5.
Dec. 12, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kennedy amendment No. 4.
Dec. 12, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters amendment No. 3.
Dec. 12, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tonko amendment No. 2.
Dec. 12, 2019
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Walden amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Walden demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
Dec. 12, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walden amendment No. 1.
Dec. 12, 2019
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of further debate on H.R. 3.
Dec. 12, 2019
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Dec. 12, 2019
Considered as unfinished business.
Dec. 11, 2019
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3 as unfinished business.
Dec. 11, 2019
On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
Dec. 11, 2019
Mr. Scott (VA) moved that the Committee rise.
Dec. 11, 2019
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with four hours of general debate on H.R. 3.
Dec. 11, 2019
The Speaker designated the Honorable Donald M. Payne, Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
Dec. 11, 2019
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 758 and Rule XVIII.
Dec. 11, 2019
The rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3, under a structured rule, with 4 hours of general debate. The rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5038 under a closed rule, with 1 hour of general debate. The rule provides for consideration of the conference report to accompany S. 1790 with 1 hour of debate.
Dec. 11, 2019
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 758.
Dec. 11, 2019
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 758. (consideration: CR H10096-10117)
Dec. 10, 2019
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 758 Reported to House. The rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3, under a structured rule, with 4 hours of general debate. The rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5038 under a closed rule, with 1 hour of general debate. The rule provides for consideration of the conference report to accompany S. 1790 with 1 hour of debate.
Dec. 9, 2019
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 264.
Dec. 9, 2019
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 116-324, Part III.
Dec. 6, 2019
House Committee on Education and Labor Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than Dec. 9, 2019.
Dec. 6, 2019
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 116-324, Part II.
Dec. 6, 2019
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 116-324, Part I.
Oct. 22, 2019
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Oct. 22, 2019
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 24 - 17.
Oct. 17, 2019
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 27 - 21.
Oct. 17, 2019
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Sept. 25, 2019
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Sept. 20, 2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Sept. 19, 2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Sept. 19, 2019
Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Sept. 19, 2019

Introduced in the House by Frank Pallone (D-N.J.)

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