U.S. SENATE

The following Bills pertaining to healthcare, opioids, prescription drugs, and drug abuse/addiction have been introduced to the Senate for the 2017-18 Congressional session.

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Number Title Sponsor Sponsor’s District Date Introduced Committee Referral Subcommittee Stage
S.Amdt63 To create a point of order against legislation that would reduce access to substance use disorder treatment and worsen the opioid abuse epidemic Joe Manchin D-WV 1/10/2017 Withdrawn 1/12/17
S.Res.10 A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate reguarding the trafficking of illiicit fentanyl into the US from Mexido and China Edward Markey D-MA 1/10/2017
S.514 No Hero Left Untreated Act David Perdue R-GA 3/2/2017 Veterans’ Affairs
S.523 Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act Joe Manchin D-WV 3/2/2017 Finance
S.581 Jessie’s Law Joe Manchin D-WV 3/8/2017 HELP Health Passed
S.Res.83 A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate reguarding the trafficking of illiicit fentanyl into the US from Mexido and China Edward Markey D-MA 3/8/2017 Foreign Relations Agreed to
S.693 Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act Tammy Baldwin D-WI 3/22/2017 HELP
S.708 INTERDICT Act Edward Markey D-MA 3/23/2017 Homeland Security
S.778 Prescription Drug Monitoring Act of 2017 Amy Klobuchar D-MN 3/30/2017 HELP
S.786 Student and Student Athlete Opioid Misuse Prevention Act Jeanne Shaheen D-NH 3/30/2017 HELP
S.892 Opioid Addiction Prevention Act of 2017 Kirsten Gillibrand D-NY 4/7/2017 Judiciary
S.992 Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act of 2017 John McCain R-AZ 5/1/2017 Veterans’ Affairs
S.1049 Opioid Addiction Risk Transparency Act Margaret Hassan D-NH 5/4/2017 HELP
S.1077 Changing the Culture of the FDA Act Joe Manchin D-WV 5/9/2017 HELP
S.1078 FDA Accountability for Public Safety Act Joe Manchin D-WV 5/9/2017 HELP
S.1079 Protecting Americans from Dangerous Opioids Act Joe Manchin D-WV 5/9/2017 HELP
S.1091 Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act Susan Collins R-ME 5/10/2017 HELP
S.1148 CRIB Act Sherrod Brown D-OH 5/17/2017 Finance
S.1355 Combatting the Heroin Epidemic Through Forensic Drug Testing Act of 2017 Jeanne Shaheen D-NH 6/14/2017 Judiciary
S.1453 Strengthening the Addiction Treatment Workforce Act Joe Donnelly D-IN 6/28/2017 HELP
S.1554 Safer Prescribing of Controlled Substances Act Edward Markey D-MA 7/13/2017 HELP
S.1678 A bill to amend the consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to improve access to grants and loans for evidence-based substance use disorder treatment services in rurual areas, and for other purposes Joe Donnelly D-IN 7/31/2017 Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry
S.1882 Opioid QuOTA Act Edward Markey D-MA 9/28/2017 Judiciary
S.2004 Combating the Opioid Epidemic Act Robert Casey D-PA 10/25/2017 HELP
S.2008 Combating the Opioid Epidemic Through Forensic Drug Testing Act of 2017 Jeanne Shaheen D-NH 10/25/2017 Judiciary
S.2055 YOUTH Act Gary Peters D-MI 11/1/2017 HELP
S.2125 Targeted Opioid Funding Act Jeanne Shaheen D-NH 11/14/2017 HELP
S.2134 Andrew White Veterans Community Care Opioid Safety Act Tammy Baldwin D-WI 11/15/2017 Veterans’ Affairs
S.2193 An original bill to amend title 38, USC, to improve health care for veterans, and for other purposes Johnny Isakson R-GA 12/5/2017 Veterans’ Affairs
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