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Titles (7)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act

Short Titles as Passed House for portions of this bill
  • Home Visiting to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Act
  • Pathways to Health Careers Act

Short Titles as Reported to House

Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act
Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019

Short Titles as Introduced

Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To establish a fair price negotiation program, protect the Medicare program from excessive price increases, and establish an out-of-pocket maximum for Medicare part D enrollees, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (5)

Date
12/12/2019Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 192 (Roll no. 682).
12/09/2019Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 116-324, Part III.
12/06/2019Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 116-324, Part II.
12/06/2019Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 116-324, Part I.
09/19/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (80)

Date Chamber
12/16/2019SenateReceived in the Senate.
12/12/2019-2:09pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/12/2019-2:09pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 192 (Roll no. 682).
12/12/2019-2:03pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 196 - 226 (Roll no. 681).
12/12/2019-1:56pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
12/12/2019-1:44pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Upton motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to change the effective date of the Act until the Secretary of Health and Human Services certifies that the implementation of the provisions in the bill are not projected to result in fewer new drug applications with respect to unmet medical needs and life saving cures.
12/12/2019-1:43pmHouseMr. Upton moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. (text: CR H10223)
12/12/2019-1:43pmHouseThe House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
12/12/2019-1:42pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12/12/2019-1:41pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3.
12/12/2019-1:41pmHouseH.Amdt.721 On agreeing to the Cunningham amendment (A011) Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 - 192 (Roll no. 680).
12/12/2019-1:35pmHouseH.Amdt.720 On agreeing to the Luria amendment (A010) Agreed to by recorded vote: 231 - 192 (Roll no. 679).
12/12/2019-1:30pmHouseH.Amdt.717 On agreeing to the Gottheimer amendment (A007) Agreed to by recorded vote: 380 - 45 (Roll no. 678).
12/12/2019-1:26pmHouseH.Amdt.715 On agreeing to the O'Halleran amendment (A005) Agreed to by recorded vote: 351 - 73 (Roll no. 677).
12/12/2019-1:20pmHouseH.Amdt.711 On agreeing to the Walden amendment (A001) Failed by recorded vote: 201 - 223 (Roll no. 676).
12/12/2019-12:46pmHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
12/12/2019-12:46pmHouseH.Amdt.722 On agreeing to the Houlahan amendment (A012) Agreed to by voice vote.
12/12/2019-12:36pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Houlahan amendment No. 12.
12/12/2019-12:36pmHouseH.Amdt.722 Amendment (A012) offered by Ms. Houlahan. (consideration: CR H10217-10219; text: CR H10217-10218)
12/12/2019-12:36pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cunningham amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Roe (TN) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
12/12/2019-12:28pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cunningham amendment No. 11.
12/12/2019-12:28pmHouseH.Amdt.721 Amendment (A011) offered by Mr. Cunningham. (consideration: CR H10216-10217, H10222; text: CR H10216)
12/12/2019-12:27pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Luria amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Walden demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
12/12/2019-12:21pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Luria amendment No. 10.
12/12/2019-12:21pmHouseH.Amdt.720 Amendment (A010) offered by Mrs. Luria. (consideration: CR H10215-10216, H10221-10222; text: CR H10215)
12/12/2019-12:21pmHouseH.Amdt.719 On agreeing to the Finkenauer amendment (A009) Agreed to by voice vote.
12/12/2019-12:13pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Finkenauer amendment No. 9.
12/12/2019-12:13pmHouseH.Amdt.719 Amendment (A009) offered by Ms. Finkenauer. (consideration: CR H10214-10215; text: CR H10214)
12/12/2019-12:12pmHouseH.Amdt.718 On agreeing to the Axne amendment (A008) Agreed to by voice vote.
12/12/2019-12:05pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Axne amendment No. 8.
12/12/2019-12:05pmHouseH.Amdt.718 Amendment (A008) offered by Mrs. Axne. (consideration: CR H10211-10214; text: CR H10211-10213)
12/12/2019-12:04pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gottheimer amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Gottheimer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
12/12/2019-11:54amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gottheimer amendment No. 7.
12/12/2019-11:54amHouseH.Amdt.717 Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Gottheimer. (consideration: CR H10210-10211, H10221; text: CR H10210)
12/12/2019-11:53amHouseH.Amdt.716 On agreeing to the Kennedy amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
12/12/2019-11:45amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kennedy amendment No. 6.
12/12/2019-11:45amHouseH.Amdt.716 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Kennedy. (consideration: CR H10208-10210; text: CR H10208)
12/12/2019-11:45amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the O'Halleran amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. O'Halleran demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
12/12/2019-11:34amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O'Halleran amendment No. 5.
12/12/2019-11:34amHouseH.Amdt.715 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. O'Halleran. (consideration: CR H10206-10208, H10220-10221; text: CR H10207)
12/12/2019-11:34amHouseH.Amdt.714 On agreeing to the Kennedy amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
12/12/2019-11:25amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kennedy amendment No. 4.
12/12/2019-11:25amHouseH.Amdt.714 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Kennedy. (consideration: CR H10205-10206; text: CR H10205)
12/12/2019-11:24amHouseH.Amdt.713 On agreeing to the Peters amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
12/12/2019-11:15amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters amendment No. 3.
12/12/2019-11:15amHouseH.Amdt.713 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Peters. (consideration: CR H10204-10205; text: CR H10204)
12/12/2019-11:14amHouseH.Amdt.712 On agreeing to the Tonko amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
12/12/2019-11:03amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tonko amendment No. 2.
12/12/2019-11:03amHouseH.Amdt.712 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Tonko. (consideration: CR H10202-10204; text: CR H10202-10203)
12/12/2019-11:02amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Walden amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Walden demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
12/12/2019-10:49amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 758, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walden amendment No. 1.
12/12/2019-10:49amHouseH.Amdt.711 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Walden. (consideration: CR H10167-10202, H10219-10220; text: CR H10167-10201)
12/12/2019-9:15amHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of further debate on H.R. 3.
12/12/2019-9:15amHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
12/12/2019-9:14amHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H10129-10225; text: CR H10141-10167)
12/11/2019-9:20pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3 as unfinished business.
12/11/2019-9:20pmHouseOn motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
12/11/2019-9:19pmHouseMr. Scott (VA) moved that the Committee rise.
12/11/2019-6:19pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with four hours of general debate on H.R. 3.
12/11/2019-6:18pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Donald M. Payne, Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
12/11/2019-6:18pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 758 and Rule XVIII.
12/11/2019-6:18pmHouseThe rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3, under a structured rule, with 4 hours of general debate. The rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5038 under a closed rule, with 1 hour of general debate. The rule provides for consideration of the conference report to accompany S. 1790 with 1 hour of debate.
12/11/2019-6:18pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 758. (consideration: CR H10096-10117)
12/10/2019-9:16pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 758 Reported to House. The rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3, under a structured rule, with 4 hours of general debate. The rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5038 under a closed rule, with 1 hour of general debate. The rule provides for consideration of the conference report to accompany S. 1790 with 1 hour of debate.
12/09/2019HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 264.
12/09/2019HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 116-324, Part III.
12/06/2019HouseHouse Committee on Education and Labor Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than Dec. 9, 2019.
12/06/2019HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 116-324, Part II.
12/06/2019HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 116-324, Part I.
10/22/2019HouseOrdered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 24 - 17.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
10/22/2019HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
10/17/2019HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 27 - 21.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
10/17/2019HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
09/25/2019HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
09/20/2019HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
09/19/2019HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
09/19/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
09/19/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
09/19/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
09/19/2019HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (106)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1]* 09/19/2019
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 09/19/2019
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 09/20/2019
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 09/24/2019
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 09/24/2019
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 09/24/2019
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27] 09/24/2019
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 09/24/2019
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] 09/24/2019
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large] 09/24/2019
Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1] 09/24/2019
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 09/25/2019
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 09/25/2019
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21] 09/25/2019
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3] 09/25/2019
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 09/25/2019
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 09/25/2019
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 09/25/2019
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 09/25/2019
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 09/25/2019
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 09/25/2019
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 09/26/2019
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 09/26/2019
Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] 09/26/2019
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 09/26/2019
Rep. Hill, Katie [D-CA-25] 09/26/2019
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5] 10/01/2019
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8] 10/01/2019
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 10/01/2019
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] 10/01/2019
Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] 10/01/2019
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] 10/01/2019
Rep. Allred, Colin Z. [D-TX-32] 10/01/2019
Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11] 10/01/2019
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 10/01/2019
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 10/01/2019
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 10/01/2019
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 10/08/2019
Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7] 10/08/2019
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 10/08/2019
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 10/08/2019
Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4] 10/08/2019
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 10/08/2019
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 10/08/2019
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 10/11/2019
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 10/11/2019
Rep. Golden, Jared F. [D-ME-2] 10/11/2019
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 10/11/2019
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] 10/11/2019
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 10/16/2019
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18] 10/16/2019
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29] 10/16/2019
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 10/16/2019
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 10/16/2019
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 10/16/2019
Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8] 10/16/2019
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 10/16/2019
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 10/21/2019
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] 10/21/2019
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 10/21/2019
Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie [D-FL-26] 10/21/2019
Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6] 10/21/2019
Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] 10/21/2019
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 10/21/2019
Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10] 10/22/2019
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 10/22/2019
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 10/22/2019
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 10/22/2019
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 10/28/2019
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] 10/28/2019
Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] 10/28/2019
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] 10/28/2019
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 10/29/2019
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 10/29/2019
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 10/29/2019
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 10/30/2019
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 10/30/2019
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 10/31/2019
Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11] 10/31/2019
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 10/31/2019
Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3] 10/31/2019
Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] 11/01/2019
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 11/01/2019
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 11/01/2019
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 11/01/2019
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] 11/05/2019
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] 11/08/2019
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 11/08/2019
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5] 11/08/2019
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] 11/08/2019
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 11/08/2019
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] 11/08/2019
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 11/08/2019
Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6] 11/08/2019
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 11/12/2019
Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1] 11/12/2019
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 11/13/2019
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 11/13/2019
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 11/13/2019
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 11/21/2019
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15] 11/21/2019
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 11/21/2019
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 11/26/2019
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 12/03/2019
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 12/05/2019
Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie [D-TX-7] 12/06/2019

Committees (3)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce09/19/2019 Referred to
12/06/2019 Reported by H. Rept. 116-324,Part 1
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health09/20/2019 Referred to
09/25/2019 Hearings by
House Ways and Means09/19/2019 Referred to
10/22/2019 Markup by
12/06/2019 Reported by H. Rept. 116-324,Part 2
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health09/19/2019 Referred to
House Education and Labor09/19/2019 Referred to
10/17/2019 Markup by
12/09/2019 Reported by H. Rept. 116-324,Part 3

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Introduced in House (09/19/2019)

Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019

This bill establishes several programs and requirements relating to the prices of prescription drugs.

In particular, the bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to negotiate prices for certain drugs (current law prohibits the CMS from doing so). Specifically, the CMS must negotiate maximum prices for (1) insulin products; and (2) at least 25 single source, brand-name drugs that do not have generic competition and that are among the 125 drugs that account for the greatest national spending or the 125 drugs that account for the greatest spending under the Medicare prescription drug benefit and Medicare Advantage (MA). The negotiated prices must be offered under Medicare and MA, and may also be offered under private health insurance unless the insurer opts out.

The negotiated maximum price may not exceed (1) 120% of the average price in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom; or (2) if such information is not available, 85% of the U.S. average manufacturer price. Drug manufacturers that fail to comply with the bill's negotiation requirements are subject to civil and tax penalties.

The bill also makes a series of additional changes to Medicare prescription drug coverage and pricing. Among other things, the bill (1) requires drug manufacturers to issue rebates to the CMS for covered drugs that cost $100 or more and for which the average manufacturer price increases faster than inflation; and (2) reduces the annual out-of-pocket spending threshold, and eliminates beneficiary cost-sharing above this threshold, under the Medicare prescription drug benefit.