FDA REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2017; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 132
(Senate - August 03, 2017)

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                    FDA REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2017

  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the bill.
  The senior assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

       A bill (H.R. 2430) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and 
     Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the user-fee programs for 
     prescription drugs, medical devices, generic drugs, and 
     biosimilar biological products, and for other purposes.

  The PRESIDING OFFICER. There will be 10 minutes of debate equally 
divided.
  The Senator from Tennessee.
  Mr. ALEXANDER. Madam President, I thank Senator Murray and the 
committee for 2 years of work to produce a bipartisan result. This bill 
funds the Food and Drug Administration and advances the 21st Century 
Cures legislation that Senator McConnell called the most important bill 
of the last Congress. Senator Murray and I have already spoken to the 
bill and have thanked everybody involved. Senators have other 
appointments they would like to keep.
  I yield back all time.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. All time is yielded back.
  The bill was ordered to a third reading and was read the third time.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The bill having been read the third time, the 
question is, Shall the bill pass?
  Mr. BARRASSO. Madam President, I ask for the yeas and nays.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there a sufficient second?
  There appears to be a sufficient second.
  The clerk will call the roll.
  The senior assistant legislative clerk called the roll.
  Mr. CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the 
Senator from North Carolina (Mr. Burr), the Senator from North Dakota 
(Mr. Hoeven), the Senator from Oklahoma (Mr. Inhofe), the Senator from 
Georgia (Mr. Isakson), and the Senator from Arizona (Mr. McCain).
  Further, if present and voting, the Senator from Georgia (Mr. 
Isakson) would have voted ``yea'' and the Senator from North Dakota 
(Mr. Hoeven) would have voted ``yea.''
  The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Sasse). Are there any other Senators in 
the Chamber desiring to vote?
  The result was announced--yeas 94, nays 1, as follows:

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                      [Rollcall Vote No. 187 Leg.]

                                YEAS--94

     Alexander
     Baldwin
     Barrasso
     Bennet
     Blumenthal
     Blunt
     Booker
     Boozman
     Brown
     Cantwell
     Capito
     Cardin
     Carper
     Casey
     Cassidy
     Cochran
     Collins
     Coons
     Corker
     Cornyn
     Cortez Masto
     Cotton
     Crapo
     Cruz
     Daines
     Donnelly
     Duckworth
     Durbin
     Enzi
     Ernst
     Feinstein
     Fischer
     Flake
     Franken
     Gardner
     Gillibrand
     Graham
     Grassley
     Harris
     Hassan
     Hatch
     Heinrich
     Heitkamp
     Heller
     Hirono
     Johnson
     Kaine
     Kennedy
     King
     Klobuchar
     Lankford
     Leahy
     Lee
     Manchin
     Markey
     McCaskill
     McConnell
     Menendez
     Merkley
     Moran
     Murkowski
     Murphy
     Murray
     Nelson
     Paul
     Perdue
     Peters
     Portman
     Reed
     Risch
     Roberts
     Rounds
     Rubio
     Sasse
     Schatz
     Schumer
     Scott
     Shaheen
     Shelby
     Stabenow
     Strange
     Sullivan
     Tester
     Thune
     Tillis
     Toomey
     Udall
     Van Hollen
     Warner
     Warren
     Whitehouse
     Wicker
     Wyden
     Young

                                NAYS--1

       
     Sanders
       

                             NOT VOTING--5

     Burr
     Hoeven
     Inhofe
     Isakson
     McCain
  The bill (H.R. 2430) was passed.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Nebraska.
  Mrs. FISCHER. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that with 
respect to H.R. 2430, the motion to reconsider be considered made and 
laid upon the table.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.

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