This Week’s Update

This week The House passed a number of bills related to opioids, including the “Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016” (H.R. 5046); the “Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016” (H.R. 5046) and H. R. 4641, to provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication.

This Week in Congress

  • House – The House passed a number of bills related to opioids, including the “Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016” (H.R. 5046); the “Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016” (H.R. 5046) and H. R. 4641, to provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication.

 

  • Senate – The Senate passed the “Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016” (H.R. 2028) and the “American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016” (H.R. 4923). The Senate began consideration of the legislative vehicle (H.R.2577) for the “Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016” (S. 2844) and “Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017” (S.2806).

 

Next Week in Congress

  • House – The House is expected to consider the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017” (H.R. 4909).

 

  • Senate – The Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the legislative vehicle (H.R.2577) for the “Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016” (S. 2844) and “Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017” (S.2806).

 

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