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S. 2777 - Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016

Commerce. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to modernize the prescription verification process for contact lenses, to clarify consumer protections regarding false advertising of contact lenses, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016

S. 2777 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to modernize the prescription verification process for contact lenses, to clarify consumer protections regarding false advertising of contact lenses, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to modernize the prescription verification process for contact lenses, to clarify consumer protections regarding false advertising of contact lenses, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016
  • Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016
Sponsor
Bill Cassidy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Commerce
  • Consumer affairs
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Health technology, devices, supplies
  • Hearing, speech, and vision care
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Medical research
  • Product safety and quality
  • Retail and wholesale trades
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced4/11/2016
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced4/11/2016
4/11/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
4/11/2016Introduced in Senate
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

$1,397,698
$1,301,294
$3,959,639
$508,239
$7,166,870
140% more
$43,350
$14,631,643
$750
$1,941,921
$612,336
$17,230,000
5 Organizations Supported and 14 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016

5 organizations supported this bill

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology (2016, April 25). Nation's Ophthalmologists Declare Support for Critical Patient Protections Under Congressional Contact Lens Proposal. Retrieved April 26, 2016, from PR Newswire.
American Optometric Association
American Optometric Association (2016, April 12). Legislation targets prescription verification, deceptive internet sales tactics. Retrieved April 14, 2016, from American Optometric Association.
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (2016, April 21). ASCO Supports Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry.
Bausch & Lomb
Coalition for Patient Vision Care Safety (2016, April 4). Coalition for Patient Vision Care Safety_Cassidy Bill Letter of Support. Retrieved April 27, 2016, from Coalition for Patient Vision Care Safety.
Coalition for Patient Vision Care Safety
Coalition for Patient Vision Care Safety (2016, April 4). Coalition for Patient Vision Care Safety_Cassidy Bill Letter of Support. Retrieved April 27, 2016, from Coalition for Patient Vision Care Safety.

14 organizations opposed this bill

1-800 Contacts
1-800 Contacts (2016, April 12). 1-800 Contacts Opposes Legislation Introduced Today That Would Gut "Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act". Retrieved April 15, 2016, from PR Newswire.
Americans for Prosperity
Gardner, Brent (2016, April 18). AFP Pens Letter Opposing Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act. Retrieved April 26, 2016, from Americans for Prosperity.
Americans for Tax Reform
Hendrie, Alexander (2016, June 21). Senate Legislation Would Destroy Contact Lens Consumer Choice and Restrict Free Market. Retrieved June 21, 2016, from Americans for Tax Reform.
Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 15). An Open Letter to Congress: Protect Contact Lens Users and the Free Market - Reject the Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Citizen Outreach
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 15). An Open Letter to Congress: Protect Contact Lens Users and the Free Market - Reject the Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Coalition for Contact Lens Consumer Choice
Coalition for Contact Lens Consumer Choice (2016, April 26). Why Coalition Members Oppose the Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016 (CLCHPA) . Retrieved April 26, 2016, from Coalition for Contact Lens Consumer Choice.
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 15). An Open Letter to Congress: Protect Contact Lens Users and the Free Market - Reject the Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Consumer Action
Consumer Action (2016, June 20). New bill could stop you from getting a copy of your eyewear prescription. Retrieved June 21, 2016, from Consumer Action.
Costco
Coalition for Contact Lens Consumer Choice (2016, April 26). Why Coalition Members Oppose the Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016 (CLCHPA) . Retrieved April 26, 2016, from Coalition for Contact Lens Consumer Choice.
FreedomWorks
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 15). An Open Letter to Congress: Protect Contact Lens Users and the Free Market - Reject the Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Latino Coalition
Latino Coalition (2016, April 20). The Latino Coalition Opposes Proposed Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016 S.2777 will produce higher prices and more hurdles for Hispanic market. Retrieved September 2, 2016, from Capital Wire PR.
Lens.com
Coalition for Contact Lens Consumer Choice (2016, April 26). Why Coalition Members Oppose the Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016 (CLCHPA) . Retrieved April 26, 2016, from Coalition for Contact Lens Consumer Choice.
R Street Institute
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 15). An Open Letter to Congress: Protect Contact Lens Users and the Free Market - Reject the Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 15). An Open Letter to Congress: Protect Contact Lens Users and the Free Market - Reject the Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from Competitive Enterprise Institute.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$145,688$46,250
Kelly AyotteRNH$109,605$389,212
Tammy BaldwinDWI$84,956$12,312
John BarrassoRWY$96,500$48,150
Michael F. BennetDCO$123,435$36,400
Richard BlumenthalDCT$67,850$30,450
Roy BluntRMO$108,450$163,836
Cory A. BookerDNJ$81,203$69,550
John BoozmanRAR$79,040$96,012
Barbara BoxerDCA$250$2,500
Sherrod BrownDOH$149,858$52,750
Richard BurrRNC$149,644$169,799
Maria CantwellDWA$32,085$17,700
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$24,300$126,725
Ben CardinDMD$81,877$23,000
Tom CarperDDE$25,700$25,000
Bob CaseyDPA$167,274$58,163
Bill CassidyRLA$87,300$304,273
Daniel CoatsRIN$35,950$8,500
William Thad CochranRMS$22,050$35,250
Susan M. CollinsRME$49,100$40,150
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$49,850$14,500
Bob CorkerRTN$95,969$40,370
John CornynRTX$155,550$106,955
Tom CottonRAR$20,015$1,293,467
Mike CrapoRID$17,500$51,794
Ted CruzRTX$71,145$1,897,992
Steve DainesRMT$32,400$248,225
Joe DonnellyDIN$137,271$15,750
Dick DurbinDIL$69,492$37,500
Mike EnziRWY$60,600$38,500
Joni ErnstRIA$25,000$187,461
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$48,588$25,000
Deb FischerRNE$23,241$192,721
Jeff FlakeRAZ$43,050$1,343,399
Al FrankenDMN$118,758$16,550
Cory GardnerRCO$48,028$428,255
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$51,726$41,150
Lindsey GrahamRSC$61,940$83,588
Chuck GrassleyRIA$53,160$188,179
Orrin G. HatchRUT$256,549$50,500
Martin HeinrichDNM$57,870$22,333
Heidi HeitkampDND$33,967$18,400
Dean HellerRNV$59,400$151,837
Mazie K. HironoDHI$22,950$99,310
John HoevenRND$3,835$28,400
Jim InhofeROK$11,500$80,974
Johnny IsaksonRGA$100,650$58,295
Ron JohnsonRWI$68,265$821,389
Tim KaineDVA$75,150$67,683
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$34,067$7,500
Mark KirkRIL$103,250$226,775
Amy KlobucharDMN$238,100$61,675
James LankfordROK$69,686$178,155
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$8,875$11,400
Mike LeeRUT$27,900$736,234
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$28,500$27,000
Ed MarkeyDMA$84,500$16,700
John McCainRAZ$22,810$222,233
Claire McCaskillDMO$97,200$28,200
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$246,048$296,306
Bob MenéndezDNJ$116,074$47,400
Jeff MerkleyDOR$40,047$13,250
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$34,350$0
Jerry MoranRKS$25,225$30,900
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$18,000$58,750
Chris MurphyDCT$140,830$4,500
Patty MurrayDWA$127,446$25,200
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$100,900$16,800
Rand PaulRKY$116,726$448,242
David PerdueRGA$58,549$219,128
Gary C. PetersDMI$86,525$23,700
Rob PortmanROH$160,518$260,386
John "Jack" ReedDRI$12,950$27,500
Harry ReidDNV$38,500$12,500
Jim RischRID$7,400$55,587
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$77,874$97,967
Mike RoundsRSD$43,704$81,181
Marco RubioRFL$40,881$881,900
Bernie SandersIVT$2,550$850
Ben SasseRNE$61,350$697,301
Brian SchatzDHI$41,300$24,150
Chuck SchumerDNY$175,829$41,298
Tim ScottRSC$147,927$308,961
Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$14,500
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$54,874$36,640
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$5,000$5,700
Debbie StabenowDMI$110,142$26,388
Dan SullivanRAK$15,300$603,823
Jon TesterDMT$49,990$17,550
John ThuneRSD$48,700$193,333
Thom TillisRNC$46,953$255,684
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$175,134$1,338,948
Tom UdallDNM$31,172$17,100
David VitterRLA$11,400$1,500
Mark R. WarnerDVA$63,625$38,350
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$80,531$16,696
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$34,970$19,000
Roger F. WickerRMS$8,350$19,200
Ron WydenDOR$196,804$29,500

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$145,688$46,250
Kelly AyotteRNH$109,605$389,212
Tammy BaldwinDWI$84,956$12,312
John BarrassoRWY$96,500$48,150
Michael F. BennetDCO$123,435$36,400
Richard BlumenthalDCT$67,850$30,450
Roy BluntRMO$108,450$163,836
Cory A. BookerDNJ$81,203$69,550
John BoozmanRAR$79,040$96,012
Barbara BoxerDCA$250$2,500
Sherrod BrownDOH$149,858$52,750
Richard BurrRNC$149,644$169,799
Maria CantwellDWA$32,085$17,700
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$24,300$126,725
Ben CardinDMD$81,877$23,000
Tom CarperDDE$25,700$25,000
Bob CaseyDPA$167,274$58,163
Bill CassidyRLA$87,300$304,273
Daniel CoatsRIN$35,950$8,500
William Thad CochranRMS$22,050$35,250
Susan M. CollinsRME$49,100$40,150
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$49,850$14,500
Bob CorkerRTN$95,969$40,370
John CornynRTX$155,550$106,955
Tom CottonRAR$20,015$1,293,467
Mike CrapoRID$17,500$51,794
Ted CruzRTX$71,145$1,897,992
Steve DainesRMT$32,400$248,225
Joe DonnellyDIN$137,271$15,750
Dick DurbinDIL$69,492$37,500
Mike EnziRWY$60,600$38,500
Joni ErnstRIA$25,000$187,461
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$48,588$25,000
Deb FischerRNE$23,241$192,721
Jeff FlakeRAZ$43,050$1,343,399
Al FrankenDMN$118,758$16,550
Cory GardnerRCO$48,028$428,255
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$51,726$41,150
Lindsey GrahamRSC$61,940$83,588
Chuck GrassleyRIA$53,160$188,179
Orrin G. HatchRUT$256,549$50,500
Martin HeinrichDNM$57,870$22,333
Heidi HeitkampDND$33,967$18,400
Dean HellerRNV$59,400$151,837
Mazie K. HironoDHI$22,950$99,310
John HoevenRND$3,835$28,400
Jim InhofeROK$11,500$80,974
Johnny IsaksonRGA$100,650$58,295
Ron JohnsonRWI$68,265$821,389
Tim KaineDVA$75,150$67,683
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$34,067$7,500
Mark KirkRIL$103,250$226,775
Amy KlobucharDMN$238,100$61,675
James LankfordROK$69,686$178,155
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$8,875$11,400
Mike LeeRUT$27,900$736,234
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$28,500$27,000
Ed MarkeyDMA$84,500$16,700
John McCainRAZ$22,810$222,233
Claire McCaskillDMO$97,200$28,200
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$246,048$296,306
Bob MenéndezDNJ$116,074$47,400
Jeff MerkleyDOR$40,047$13,250
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$34,350$0
Jerry MoranRKS$25,225$30,900
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$18,000$58,750
Chris MurphyDCT$140,830$4,500
Patty MurrayDWA$127,446$25,200
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$100,900$16,800
Rand PaulRKY$116,726$448,242
David PerdueRGA$58,549$219,128
Gary C. PetersDMI$86,525$23,700
Rob PortmanROH$160,518$260,386
John "Jack" ReedDRI$12,950$27,500
Harry ReidDNV$38,500$12,500
Jim RischRID$7,400$55,587
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$77,874$97,967
Mike RoundsRSD$43,704$81,181
Marco RubioRFL$40,881$881,900
Bernie SandersIVT$2,550$850
Ben SasseRNE$61,350$697,301
Brian SchatzDHI$41,300$24,150
Chuck SchumerDNY$175,829$41,298
Tim ScottRSC$147,927$308,961
Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$14,500
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$54,874$36,640
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$5,000$5,700
Debbie StabenowDMI$110,142$26,388
Dan SullivanRAK$15,300$603,823
Jon TesterDMT$49,990$17,550
John ThuneRSD$48,700$193,333
Thom TillisRNC$46,953$255,684
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$175,134$1,338,948
Tom UdallDNM$31,172$17,100
David VitterRLA$11,400$1,500
Mark R. WarnerDVA$63,625$38,350
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$80,531$16,696
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$34,970$19,000
Roger F. WickerRMS$8,350$19,200
Ron WydenDOR$196,804$29,500

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Medical Devices & Supplies$3,959,639
Optometrists & Ophthalmologists$1,397,698
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
Medical schools$508,239
Optical services (glasses & contact lenses)$54,950

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$14,631,643
Department, variety & convenience stores$1,941,921
Minority/Ethnic Groups$612,336
Optical services (glasses & contact lenses)$54,950
Fiscal & tax policy$43,350
Consumer groups$750
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