Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 114th Congress.

S. 3056 - CREATES Act of 2016

Health. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to provide for certain causes of action relating to delays of generic drugs and biosimilar biological products. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

CREATES Act of 2016

S. 3056 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to provide for certain causes of action relating to delays of generic drugs and biosimilar biological products. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to provide for certain causes of action relating to delays of generic drugs and biosimilar biological products.
Other Titles
  • CREATES Act of 2016
  • Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act of 2016
  • CREATES Act of 2016
Sponsor
Patrick J. Leahy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Drug safety, medical device, and laboratory regulation
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Prescription drugs
  • Product development and innovation
Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced6/14/2016
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced6/14/2016
    6/14/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    6/14/2016Introduced in Senate
    6/21/2016Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. Hearings held.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    3.8 times as much
    $8,196,785
    $577,528
    $750
    $4,285,129
    $2,276,678
    $8,625,639
    $1,475,560
    $1,301,294
    $1,821,581
    $1,237,173
    $547,752
    $224,126
    $1,941,921
    $9,118,059
    $1,040,021
    $7,300
    $10,272,691
    $3,133,711
    $56,083,698
    $14,631,643
    $14,631,643

    opposed this bill

    Republican/Conservative
    Fiscal & tax policy (split)
    30 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    CREATES Act of 2016

    30 organizations supported this bill

    AARP
    Rother, John (2016, June 20). CSRxP Letter CREATES Act. Retrieved November 14, 2016, from Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing.
    Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
    Undersigned organizations (2016, June 14). CREATES Act Group Letter. Retrieved June 15, 2016, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
    AIDS Healthcare Foundation
    Rother, John (2016, June 20). CSRxP Letter CREATES Act. Retrieved November 14, 2016, from Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing.
    America's Health Insurance Plans
    Rother, John (2016, June 20). CSRxP Letter CREATES Act. Retrieved November 14, 2016, from Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing.
    American Academy of Neurology
    Rother, John (2016, June 20). CSRxP Letter CREATES Act. Retrieved November 14, 2016, from Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing.
    American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
    Rother, John (2016, June 20). CSRxP Letter CREATES Act. Retrieved November 14, 2016, from Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing.
    American College of Physicians
    Rother, John (2016, June 20). CSRxP Letter CREATES Act. Retrieved November 14, 2016, from Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing.
    American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research
    Undersigned organizations (2016, June 14). CREATES Act Group Letter. Retrieved June 15, 2016, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
    American Gastroenterological Association
    Rother, John (2016, June 20). CSRxP Letter CREATES Act. Retrieved November 14, 2016, from Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing.
    American Hospital Association
    Nickels, Tom (2016, June 14). AHA expresses support for Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act of 2016. Retrieved June 15, 2016, from American Hospital Association.
    American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
    Rother, John (2016, June 20). CSRxP Letter CREATES Act. Retrieved November 14, 2016, from Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing.
    Anthem
    Rother, John (2016, June 20). CSRxP Letter CREATES Act. Retrieved November 14, 2016, from Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing.
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
    Undersigned organizations (2016, June 14). CREATES Act Group Letter. Retrieved June 15, 2016, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
    Blue Shield of California
    Rother, John (2016, June 20). CSRxP Letter CREATES Act. Retrieved November 14, 2016, from Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing.
    Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing
    Rother, John (2016, June 20). CSRxP Letter CREATES Act. Retrieved November 14, 2016, from Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing.
    Consumer Action
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 12). CREATES Act Coalition Letter. Retrieved July 27, 2016, from American Consumer Institute.
    Consumer Watchdog
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 12). CREATES Act Coalition Letter. Retrieved July 27, 2016, from American Consumer Institute.
    Consumers Union
    Undersigned organizations (2016, June 14). CREATES Act Group Letter. Retrieved June 15, 2016, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
    Express Scripts
    Undersigned organizations (2016, June 14). CREATES Act Group Letter. Retrieved June 15, 2016, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
    Healthcare Supply Chain Association
    Undersigned organizations (2016, June 14). CREATES Act Group Letter. Retrieved June 15, 2016, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
    Kaiser Permanente
    Rother, John (2016, June 20). CSRxP Letter CREATES Act. Retrieved November 14, 2016, from Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing.
    National Association of Chain Drug Stores
    Undersigned organizations (2016, June 14). CREATES Act Group Letter. Retrieved June 15, 2016, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
    Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
    Undersigned organizations (2016, June 14). CREATES Act Group Letter. Retrieved June 15, 2016, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
    Premier
    Undersigned organizations (2016, June 14). CREATES Act Group Letter. Retrieved June 15, 2016, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
    Prime Therapeutics
    Undersigned organizations (2016, June 14). CREATES Act Group Letter. Retrieved June 15, 2016, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
    Public Citizen
    Undersigned organizations (2016, June 14). CREATES Act Group Letter. Retrieved June 15, 2016, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
    Public Sector HealthCare Roundtable
    Undersigned organizations (2016, June 14). CREATES Act Group Letter. Retrieved June 15, 2016, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
    Taxpayers for Common Sense
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 12). CREATES Act Coalition Letter. Retrieved July 27, 2016, from American Consumer Institute.
    UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
    Rother, John (2016, June 20). CSRxP Letter CREATES Act. Retrieved November 14, 2016, from Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing.
    Walmart
    Rother, John (2016, June 20). CSRxP Letter CREATES Act. Retrieved November 14, 2016, from Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing.

    2 organizations opposed this bill

    Americans for Tax Reform
    Hendrie, Alexander (2016, November 11). Lawmakers Should Oppose the CREATES Act. Retrieved November 14, 2016, from Americans for Tax Reform.
    Campaign for Liberty
    Singleton, Norm (2016, October 18). What to excpect in the Lame Duck: Cures and Creates?. Retrieved November 30, 2016, from Campaign for Liberty.

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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$810,717$18,050
    Kelly AyotteRNH$821,747$369,382
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$400,364$0
    John BarrassoRWY$922,276$18,900
    Michael F. BennetDCO$1,017,943$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$432,365$0
    Roy BluntRMO$1,092,602$130,836
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$675,186$6,100
    John BoozmanRAR$336,749$20,232
    Barbara BoxerDCA$11,000$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,079,529$0
    Richard BurrRNC$968,714$134,199
    Maria CantwellDWA$239,928$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$497,574$113,725
    Ben CardinDMD$599,069$0
    Tom CarperDDE$491,260$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$1,168,910$10,000
    Bill CassidyRLA$1,993,118$303,273
    Daniel CoatsRIN$101,900$1,500
    William Thad CochranRMS$341,218$7,250
    Susan M. CollinsRME$467,300$21,650
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$355,200$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$788,369$28,370
    John CornynRTX$1,283,504$78,605
    Tom CottonRAR$569,398$1,229,842
    Mike CrapoRID$463,144$36,594
    Ted CruzRTX$614,154$1,875,947
    Steve DainesRMT$219,751$224,025
    Joe DonnellyDIN$348,659$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$554,735$0
    Mike EnziRWY$418,800$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$81,515$174,861
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$292,748$1,000
    Deb FischerRNE$288,924$185,221
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$467,611$1,342,999
    Al FrankenDMN$318,133$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$550,980$392,155
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$569,015$-35
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$462,530$48,088
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$616,685$150,779
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,435,031$21,500
    Martin HeinrichDNM$402,040$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$252,755$0
    Dean HellerRNV$570,545$129,337
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$148,219$0
    John HoevenRND$130,885$15,400
    Jim InhofeROK$164,950$48,174
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$711,125$35,445
    Ron JohnsonRWI$467,514$796,764
    Tim KaineDVA$550,265$100
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$178,226$0
    Mark KirkRIL$644,720$207,275
    Amy KlobucharDMN$400,038$0
    James LankfordROK$346,776$142,490
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$114,400$0
    Mike LeeRUT$232,952$727,234
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$460,598$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$519,052$0
    John McCainRAZ$309,620$171,070
    Claire McCaskillDMO$617,452$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,280,121$228,606
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,212,079$1,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$246,013$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$158,764$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$308,541$7,700
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$223,350$38,750
    Chris MurphyDCT$507,401$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$969,324$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$801,153$0
    Rand PaulRKY$583,176$447,992
    David PerdueRGA$352,940$199,928
    Gary C. PetersDMI$866,917$0
    Rob PortmanROH$1,330,505$205,086
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$219,663$0
    Harry ReidDNV$480,300$0
    Jim RischRID$86,260$45,587
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$650,714$92,967
    Mike RoundsRSD$333,104$63,381
    Marco RubioRFL$624,673$850,205
    Bernie SandersIVT$83,593$0
    Ben SasseRNE$332,294$691,801
    Brian SchatzDHI$263,519$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$1,486,779$1,500
    Tim ScottRSC$1,121,102$263,161
    Jeff SessionsRAL$96,250$4,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$401,585$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$90,650$2,700
    Debbie StabenowDMI$850,350$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$148,128$596,373
    Jon TesterDMT$504,125$0
    John ThuneRSD$479,135$166,033
    Thom TillisRNC$483,258$218,634
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,364,621$1,278,152
    Tom UdallDNM$228,656$2,000
    David VitterRLA$101,200$1,500
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$820,755$1,700
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$743,686$2,550
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$320,988$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$205,258$2,000
    Ron WydenDOR$1,332,281$0

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    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$810,717$18,050
    Kelly AyotteRNH$821,747$369,382
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$400,364$0
    John BarrassoRWY$922,276$18,900
    Michael F. BennetDCO$1,017,943$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$432,365$0
    Roy BluntRMO$1,092,602$130,836
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$675,186$6,100
    John BoozmanRAR$336,749$20,232
    Barbara BoxerDCA$11,000$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,079,529$0
    Richard BurrRNC$968,714$134,199
    Maria CantwellDWA$239,928$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$497,574$113,725
    Ben CardinDMD$599,069$0
    Tom CarperDDE$491,260$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$1,168,910$10,000
    Bill CassidyRLA$1,993,118$303,273
    Daniel CoatsRIN$101,900$1,500
    William Thad CochranRMS$341,218$7,250
    Susan M. CollinsRME$467,300$21,650
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$355,200$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$788,369$28,370
    John CornynRTX$1,283,504$78,605
    Tom CottonRAR$569,398$1,229,842
    Mike CrapoRID$463,144$36,594
    Ted CruzRTX$614,154$1,875,947
    Steve DainesRMT$219,751$224,025
    Joe DonnellyDIN$348,659$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$554,735$0
    Mike EnziRWY$418,800$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$81,515$174,861
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$292,748$1,000
    Deb FischerRNE$288,924$185,221
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$467,611$1,342,999
    Al FrankenDMN$318,133$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$550,980$392,155
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$569,015$-35
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$462,530$48,088
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$616,685$150,779
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,435,031$21,500
    Martin HeinrichDNM$402,040$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$252,755$0
    Dean HellerRNV$570,545$129,337
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$148,219$0
    John HoevenRND$130,885$15,400
    Jim InhofeROK$164,950$48,174
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$711,125$35,445
    Ron JohnsonRWI$467,514$796,764
    Tim KaineDVA$550,265$100
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$178,226$0
    Mark KirkRIL$644,720$207,275
    Amy KlobucharDMN$400,038$0
    James LankfordROK$346,776$142,490
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$114,400$0
    Mike LeeRUT$232,952$727,234
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$460,598$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$519,052$0
    John McCainRAZ$309,620$171,070
    Claire McCaskillDMO$617,452$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,280,121$228,606
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,212,079$1,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$246,013$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$158,764$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$308,541$7,700
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$223,350$38,750
    Chris MurphyDCT$507,401$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$969,324$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$801,153$0
    Rand PaulRKY$583,176$447,992
    David PerdueRGA$352,940$199,928
    Gary C. PetersDMI$866,917$0
    Rob PortmanROH$1,330,505$205,086
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$219,663$0
    Harry ReidDNV$480,300$0
    Jim RischRID$86,260$45,587
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$650,714$92,967
    Mike RoundsRSD$333,104$63,381
    Marco RubioRFL$624,673$850,205
    Bernie SandersIVT$83,593$0
    Ben SasseRNE$332,294$691,801
    Brian SchatzDHI$263,519$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$1,486,779$1,500
    Tim ScottRSC$1,121,102$263,161
    Jeff SessionsRAL$96,250$4,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$401,585$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$90,650$2,700
    Debbie StabenowDMI$850,350$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$148,128$596,373
    Jon TesterDMT$504,125$0
    John ThuneRSD$479,135$166,033
    Thom TillisRNC$483,258$218,634
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,364,621$1,278,152
    Tom UdallDNM$228,656$2,000
    David VitterRLA$101,200$1,500
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$820,755$1,700
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$743,686$2,550
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$320,988$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$205,258$2,000
    Ron WydenDOR$1,332,281$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Other physician specialists$10,272,691
    Physicians$9,118,059
    Pharmaceutical manufacturing$8,625,639
    Hospitals$8,196,785
    Accident & health insurance$4,285,129
    HMOs$3,133,711
    Health care services$2,276,678
    Department, variety & convenience stores$1,941,921
    Pharmaceutical wholesale$1,821,581
    Drug stores$1,475,560
    Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
    Other non-physician health practitioners$1,237,173
    Nurses$1,040,021
    Pharmacists$577,528
    Health & welfare policy$547,752
    Elderly issues/Social Security$224,126
    Fiscal & tax policy$43,350
    AIDS treatment & testing$7,300
    Consumer groups$750

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$14,631,643
    Fiscal & tax policy$43,350
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