Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 115th Congress.

S. 469 - Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act

Health. 115th Congress (2017-2018) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow for the importation of affordable and safe drugs by wholesale distributors, pharmacies, and individuals. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act

S. 469 — 115th Congress (2017–2018)

Summary
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow for the importation of affordable and safe drugs by wholesale distributors, pharmacies, and individuals. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow for the importation of affordable and safe drugs by wholesale distributors, pharmacies, and individuals.
Other Titles
  • Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act
  • Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act
Sponsor
Bernard Sanders
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Canada
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Drug safety, medical device, and laboratory regulation
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Prescription drugs
  • Trade restrictions
  • User charges and fees
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/28/2017
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/28/2017
2/28/2017Introduced in Senate
2/28/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

support this bill

$259,310
$632,146
$891,456
21 times as much
$1,301,811
$1,835,049
$1,492,124
$14,205,818
$18,834,802
4 Organizations Support and 3 Oppose; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act

4 organizations support this bill

Alliance for Retired Americans
Alliance for Retired Americans (2017, March 3). Addressing Skyrocketing Drug Prices, Senators Introduce Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act. Retrieved May 24, 2017, from Alliance for Retired Americans.
Economic Policy Institute
Bivens, Josh (2017, February 28). The Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act is what real health reform looks like. Retrieved March 1, 2017, from Economic Policy Institute.
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Richtman, Max (2017, February 28). Letter Endorsing the Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act of 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017, from National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.
Patients for Affordable Drugs
Patients For Affordable Drugs (2017, February 28). STATEMENT ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG IMPORTATION LEGISLATION. Retrieved May 24, 2017, from Patients For Affordable Drugs.

3 organizations oppose this bill

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
Wright, Elizabeth L. (2017, March 3). Bernie’s Bereft and Bogus Bill. Retrieved May 24, 2017, from Council for Citizens Against Government Waste.
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Gray, John & Anderson, Steven (2017, May 8). Drug importation will threaten supply chain security and the patients it protects. Retrieved May 24, 2017, from The Hill.
National Consumers League
National Consumers League (2017, May 9). NCL statement on the risks of prescription drug importation and counterfeit drugs. Retrieved May 24, 2017, from National Consumers League.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 115th 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 Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$7,200$132,700
Tammy BaldwinDWI$17,972$42,930
John BarrassoRWY$0$77,150
Michael F. BennetDCO$8,150$90,675
Richard BlumenthalDCT$6,700$35,750
Roy BluntRMO$93,380$204,536
Cory A. BookerDNJ$15,700$58,850
John BoozmanRAR$700$35,132
Sherrod BrownDOH$20,975$106,650
Richard BurrRNC$10,000$200,149
Maria CantwellDWA$222$1,900
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$9,500$140,075
Ben CardinDMD$14,250$44,350
Tom CarperDDE$2,200$32,150
Bob CaseyDPA$6,000$139,650
Bill CassidyRLA$3,649$428,728
William Thad CochranRMS$12,600$39,850
Susan M. CollinsRME$4,500$56,250
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$17,000
Bob CorkerRTN$500$136,656
John CornynRTX$0$164,655
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$11,582$11,615
Tom CottonRAR$4,667$1,258,158
Mike CrapoRID$0$58,594
Ted CruzRTX$0$1,901,897
Steve DainesRMT$0$230,441
Joe DonnellyDIN$6,000$26,450
Tammy DuckworthDIL$19,707$57,690
Dick DurbinDIL$9,850$59,300
Mike EnziRWY$250$43,500
Joni ErnstRIA$0$182,311
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$11,922$30,338
Deb FischerRNE$250$197,721
Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$1,364,699
Al FrankenDMN$7,830$23,155
Cory GardnerRCO$0$423,705
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$8,522$29,050
Lindsey GrahamRSC$2,500$86,928
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$221,589
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$17,082$18,809
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$16,607$11,188
Orrin G. HatchRUT$19,050$121,150
Martin HeinrichDNM$9,999$40,904
Heidi HeitkampDND$6,472$28,900
Dean HellerRNV$0$154,837
Mazie K. HironoDHI$6,219$17,000
John HoevenRND$500$22,110
Jim InhofeROK$0$66,174
Johnny IsaksonRGA$2,500$101,495
Ron JohnsonRWI$5,050$829,709
Tim KaineDVA$14,350$25,300
John KennedyRLA$0$44,450
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$3,500$22,517
Amy KlobucharDMN$2,922$71,600
James LankfordROK$8,000$182,091
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$150$18,300
Mike LeeRUT$0$754,634
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$32,300
Ed MarkeyDMA$26,612$5,750
John McCainRAZ$500$197,110
Claire McCaskillDMO$20,572$44,300
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$16,200$380,481
Bob MenéndezDNJ$17,750$51,715
Jeff MerkleyDOR$5,774$14,950
Jerry MoranRKS$14,950$23,950
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$2,500$43,750
Chris MurphyDCT$16,900$44,350
Patty MurrayDWA$29,792$87,791
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$13,250$78,400
Rand PaulRKY$0$472,638
David PerdueRGA$0$255,378
Gary C. PetersDMI$8,500$58,850
Rob PortmanROH$14,140$341,575
John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,000$31,263
Jim RischRID$0$52,487
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$4,439$179,742
Mike RoundsRSD$0$123,685
Marco RubioRFL$7,250$906,480
Bernie SandersIVT$4,225$375
Ben SasseRNE$0$722,217
Brian SchatzDHI$10,555$31,600
Chuck SchumerDNY$31,199$90,250
Tim ScottRSC$1,250$373,538
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$11,997$43,799
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$4,700
Debbie StabenowDMI$9,722$88,150
Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
Dan SullivanRAK$0$610,839
Jon TesterDMT$12,100$24,350
John ThuneRSD$5,200$202,503
Thom TillisRNC$0$256,588
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$9,100$1,499,673
Tom UdallDNM$4,000$20,275
Chris Van HollenDMD$92,550$31,150
Mark R. WarnerDVA$8,950$57,000
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$40,300$22,803
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$2,500$43,300
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$30,900
Ron WydenDOR$17,000$111,936
Todd YoungRIN$0$217,816

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$7,200$132,700
Tammy BaldwinDWI$17,972$42,930
John BarrassoRWY$0$77,150
Michael F. BennetDCO$8,150$90,675
Richard BlumenthalDCT$6,700$35,750
Roy BluntRMO$93,380$204,536
Cory A. BookerDNJ$15,700$58,850
John BoozmanRAR$700$35,132
Sherrod BrownDOH$20,975$106,650
Richard BurrRNC$10,000$200,149
Maria CantwellDWA$222$1,900
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$9,500$140,075
Ben CardinDMD$14,250$44,350
Tom CarperDDE$2,200$32,150
Bob CaseyDPA$6,000$139,650
Bill CassidyRLA$3,649$428,728
William Thad CochranRMS$12,600$39,850
Susan M. CollinsRME$4,500$56,250
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$17,000
Bob CorkerRTN$500$136,656
John CornynRTX$0$164,655
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$11,582$11,615
Tom CottonRAR$4,667$1,258,158
Mike CrapoRID$0$58,594
Ted CruzRTX$0$1,901,897
Steve DainesRMT$0$230,441
Joe DonnellyDIN$6,000$26,450
Tammy DuckworthDIL$19,707$57,690
Dick DurbinDIL$9,850$59,300
Mike EnziRWY$250$43,500
Joni ErnstRIA$0$182,311
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$11,922$30,338
Deb FischerRNE$250$197,721
Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$1,364,699
Al FrankenDMN$7,830$23,155
Cory GardnerRCO$0$423,705
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$8,522$29,050
Lindsey GrahamRSC$2,500$86,928
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$221,589
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$17,082$18,809
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$16,607$11,188
Orrin G. HatchRUT$19,050$121,150
Martin HeinrichDNM$9,999$40,904
Heidi HeitkampDND$6,472$28,900
Dean HellerRNV$0$154,837
Mazie K. HironoDHI$6,219$17,000
John HoevenRND$500$22,110
Jim InhofeROK$0$66,174
Johnny IsaksonRGA$2,500$101,495
Ron JohnsonRWI$5,050$829,709
Tim KaineDVA$14,350$25,300
John KennedyRLA$0$44,450
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$3,500$22,517
Amy KlobucharDMN$2,922$71,600
James LankfordROK$8,000$182,091
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$150$18,300
Mike LeeRUT$0$754,634
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$32,300
Ed MarkeyDMA$26,612$5,750
John McCainRAZ$500$197,110
Claire McCaskillDMO$20,572$44,300
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$16,200$380,481
Bob MenéndezDNJ$17,750$51,715
Jeff MerkleyDOR$5,774$14,950
Jerry MoranRKS$14,950$23,950
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$2,500$43,750
Chris MurphyDCT$16,900$44,350
Patty MurrayDWA$29,792$87,791
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$13,250$78,400
Rand PaulRKY$0$472,638
David PerdueRGA$0$255,378
Gary C. PetersDMI$8,500$58,850
Rob PortmanROH$14,140$341,575
John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,000$31,263
Jim RischRID$0$52,487
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$4,439$179,742
Mike RoundsRSD$0$123,685
Marco RubioRFL$7,250$906,480
Bernie SandersIVT$4,225$375
Ben SasseRNE$0$722,217
Brian SchatzDHI$10,555$31,600
Chuck SchumerDNY$31,199$90,250
Tim ScottRSC$1,250$373,538
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$11,997$43,799
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$4,700
Debbie StabenowDMI$9,722$88,150
Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
Dan SullivanRAK$0$610,839
Jon TesterDMT$12,100$24,350
John ThuneRSD$5,200$202,503
Thom TillisRNC$0$256,588
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$9,100$1,499,673
Tom UdallDNM$4,000$20,275
Chris Van HollenDMD$92,550$31,150
Mark R. WarnerDVA$8,950$57,000
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$40,300$22,803
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$2,500$43,300
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$30,900
Ron WydenDOR$17,000$111,936
Todd YoungRIN$0$217,816

Interest Groups that support this bill

$ Donated
Health & welfare policy$632,146
Elderly issues/Social Security$259,310
Consumer groups$10,650

Interest Groups that oppose this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$14,205,818
Pharmaceutical wholesale$1,835,049
Drug stores$1,492,124
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,811
Consumer groups$10,650
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