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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

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, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
05/11/2016Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 412 - 4 (Roll no. 184).
05/03/2016Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 114-536.
02/26/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (70)

Date Chamber All Actions
05/12/2016SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
05/11/2016-4:17pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/11/2016-4:17pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 412 - 4 (Roll no. 184).
05/11/2016-3:53pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2253)
05/11/2016-3:30pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate H.R. 4641, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Brooks (IN) demanded the yea and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until a time to be announced.
05/11/2016-3:29pmHouseThe House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H2238)
05/11/2016-3:28pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H2247)
05/11/2016-3:27pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4641.
05/11/2016-3:27pmHouseH.Amdt.997 On agreeing to the Sessions amendment (A015) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/11/2016-3:21pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sessions Part A amendment no. 15.
05/11/2016-3:21pmHouseH.Amdt.997 Amendment (A015) offered by Mr. Sessions. (consideration: CR H2247; text: CR H2247)
05/11/2016-3:21pmHouseH.Amdt.996 On agreeing to the Welch amendment (A014) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/11/2016-3:16pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Welch Part A amendment no. 14.
05/11/2016-3:15pmHouseH.Amdt.996 Amendment (A014) offered by Mr. Welch. (consideration: CR H2246-2247; text: CR H2246)
05/11/2016-3:15pmHouseH.Amdt.995 On agreeing to the Esty amendment (A013) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/11/2016-3:08pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty Part A amendment no. 13.
05/11/2016-3:08pmHouseH.Amdt.995 Amendment (A013) offered by Ms. Esty. (consideration: CR H2245-2246; text: CR H2245)
05/11/2016-3:07pmHouseH.Amdt.994 On agreeing to the Clark (MA) amendment (A012) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/11/2016-3:02pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clark (MA) Part A amendment no. 12.
05/11/2016-3:02pmHouseH.Amdt.994 Amendment (A012) offered by Ms. Clark (MA). (consideration: CR H2244-2245; text: CR H2244)
05/11/2016-3:02pmHouseH.Amdt.993 On agreeing to the Rothfus amendment (A011) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/11/2016-2:56pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rothfus Part A amendment no. 11.
05/11/2016-2:56pmHouseH.Amdt.993 Amendment (A011) offered by Mr. Rothfus. (consideration: CR H2243-2244; text: CR H2243)
05/11/2016-2:56pmHouseH.Amdt.992 On agreeing to the Clark (MA) amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/11/2016-2:53pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clark (MA) Part A amendment no. 10.
05/11/2016-2:53pmHouseH.Amdt.992 Amendment (A010) offered by Ms. Clark (MA). (consideration: CR H2243; text: CR H2243)
05/11/2016-2:53pmHouseH.Amdt.991 On agreeing to the Schiff amendment (A009) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/11/2016-2:48pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schiff Part A amendment no. 9.
05/11/2016-2:48pmHouseH.Amdt.991 Amendment (A009) offered by Mr. Schiff. (consideration: CR H2242-2243; text: CR H2242)
05/11/2016-2:48pmHouseH.Amdt.990 On agreeing to the Kuster amendment (A008) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/11/2016-2:43pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster Part A amendment no. 8.
05/11/2016-2:43pmHouseH.Amdt.990 Amendment (A008) offered by Ms. Kuster. (consideration: CR H2242; text: CR H2242)
05/11/2016-2:42pmHouseH.Amdt.989 On agreeing to the Watson Coleman amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/11/2016-2:38pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Watson Coleman Part A amendment no. 7.
05/11/2016-2:38pmHouseH.Amdt.989 Amendment (A007) offered by Mrs. Watson Coleman. (consideration: CR H2241-2242; text: CR H2241)
05/11/2016-2:37pmHouseH.Amdt.988 On agreeing to the Nolan amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/11/2016-2:33pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nolan Part A amendment no. 6.
05/11/2016-2:33pmHouseH.Amdt.988 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Nolan. (consideration: CR H2241; text: CR H2241)
05/11/2016-2:33pmHouseH.Amdt.987 On agreeing to the Pallone amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/11/2016-2:29pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pallone Part A amendment no. 5.
05/11/2016-2:29pmHouseH.Amdt.987 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Pallone. (consideration: CR H2240-2241; text: CR H2240)
05/11/2016-2:29pmHouseH.Amdt.986 On agreeing to the Clark (MA) amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/11/2016-2:25pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clark (MA) Part A amendment no. 4.
05/11/2016-2:25pmHouseH.Amdt.986 Amendment (A004) offered by Ms. Clark (MA). (consideration: CR H2240; text: CR H2240)
05/11/2016-2:25pmHouseH.Amdt.985 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/11/2016-2:22pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson Part A amendment no. 3.
05/11/2016-2:21pmHouseH.Amdt.985 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Grayson. (consideration: CR H2239; text: CR H2240)
05/11/2016-2:21pmHouseH.Amdt.984 On agreeing to the Brooks (IN) amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/11/2016-2:20pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brooks (IN) Part A amendment no. 2.
05/11/2016-2:19pmHouseH.Amdt.984 Amendment (A002) offered by Mrs. Brooks (IN). (consideration: CR H2239; text: CR H2239)
05/11/2016-2:18pmHouseH.Amdt.983 On agreeing to the Brownley (CA) amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/11/2016-2:13pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brownley (CA) Part A amendment no. 1.
05/11/2016-2:13pmHouseH.Amdt.983 Amendment (A001) offered by Ms. Brownley (CA). (consideration: CR H2238-2239; text: CR H2238)
05/11/2016-1:40pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4641.
05/11/2016-1:40pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.
05/11/2016-1:40pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 720 and Rule XVIII.
05/11/2016-1:38pmHouseResolution provides for consideration of H.R. 4641 and H.R. 5046 and makes specified amendments in order on each measure.
05/11/2016-1:38pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 720. (consideration: CR H2234-2247)
05/10/2016-8:12pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 720 Reported to House. Resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 4641 and H.R. 5046 and makes specified amendments in order on each measure.
05/03/2016HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 412.
05/03/2016HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 114-536.
04/27/2016HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
04/27/2016HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
04/26/2016HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
04/25/2016HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
04/20/2016HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
04/20/2016HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
03/04/2016HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
02/26/2016HouseReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
02/26/2016HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]* 02/26/2016
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] 03/03/2016

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Energy and Commerce02/26/2016 Referred to
04/27/2016 Markup by
05/03/2016 Reported by H. Rept. 114-536
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health03/04/2016 Referred to
04/20/2016 Markup by
04/20/2016 Reported by
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions05/12/2016 Referred to

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (05/11/2016)

(Sec. 1) This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to convene a Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force to: (1) review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication; and (2) examine and identify the need for, development of, and availability of medical alternatives to opioids (drugs with effects similar to opium, such as certain pain medications).

The task force must submit a report that includes: (1) the modified and updated best practices; (2) a strategy for disseminating the best practices; (3) the feasibility of linking the best practices to Drug Enforcement Administration registration of manufacturers, distributors, and dispensers of controlled substances; (4) recommendations for effectively applying the best practices at medical facilities; and (5) recommendations regarding medical alternatives to opioids.