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Bills and resolutions

Dept. of HHS: establish single, front-of-package labeling system for all foods required to bear nutrition labeling, eliminate deceptive claims, and update existing nutrition labels (see S. 2647), S2075 [11AP] (see H.R. 5425), H3055 [2AP]

——— reauthorize poison center national toll-free number, media campaign, and grant program (see H.R. 5329), H1698 [19MR]

Dept. of Labor: remove certain restrictions on advertising and public relations by allowing workforce development boards to use Federal resources to advertise their services (see H.R. 5880), H4242 [18MY]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: protect veterans from predatory home lending (see S. 2304), S168 [11JA]

Drugs: strengthen penalties on drug companies that fail to monitor and report suspicious opioid distribution practices and increase transparency of Federal oversight of opioid manufacturing and advertising (see S. 2440), S1164 [15FE]

FCC: lengthen statute of limitations for enforcing robocall violations (see S. 2694), S2261 [18AP]

——— provide for additional disclosure requirements for broadcasters that air or transmit content from registered foreign agents (see H.R. 5331), H1698 [19MR]

FDA: clarify regulatory framework relative to certain nonprescription drugs that are marketed without an approved new drug application (see S. 2315), S253 [17JA] (see H.R. 5333), H1698 [19MR]

——— hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for illegal marketing and distribution of opioid products and for their role in creating and exacerbating the opioid epidemic (see S. 2691), S2218 [17AP] (see H.R. 5782), H3935 [11MY]

Olympic Games: discourage ambush marketing by entities that adversely affect the ability of Team USA to attract sponsorships (see S. Res. 395), S704 [7FE]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: provide funding for American Health Benefit Exchanges navigator programs and outreach and promotional activities (see H.R. 4784), H169 [11JA]

Taxation: prohibit deduction for prescription drug advertising and promotional expenses (see S. 2478), S1316 [1MR]

Letters

Dept. of Agriculture authority to make certain grants to support development, production, or marketing of alcoholic beverages and rescind CCC funds made available for such grants: several organizations, H4201 [17MY]

——— Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, H4202 [17MY]

Lists

Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance members, H4202 [17MY]

Remarks in House

Dept. of Agriculture: eliminate authority to make certain grants to support development, production, or marketing of alcoholic beverages and rescind CCC funds made available for such grants, H4201–H4203 [17MY]

FDA: hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for illegal marketing and distribution of opioid products and for their role in creating and exacerbating the opioid epidemic (S. 2691), H3588 [26AP]

Remarks in Senate

Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.: Clear Channel Outdoor-Las Vegas, NV, recipient of FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award, S2259 [18AP]

Climate: National Association of Manufacturers actions to oppose efforts to address climate change and support fossil fuel industry, S899 [13FE]

——— U.S. Chamber of Commerce actions to oppose efforts to address climate change and support fossil fuel industry, S800 [8FE], S1234 [27FE]

FEC: enhance transparency and accountability for online political advertisements by requiring those who purchase and publish such ads to disclose information about the advertisements (S. 1989), S1755 [15MR]

Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities (S. 1585), S2376 [24AP]

——— reform campaign finance system, establish nonpartisan redistricting commissions to draw congressional districts, establish automatic voter registration, and reduce certain conflicts of interest (S. 1880), S2379 [24AP]

Reports filed

Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate) (S. 374) (S. Rept. 115–218), S1946 [22MR]

Over-the-Counter Drug Safety, Innovation, and Reform Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 2315), S2642 [14MY]

Texts of

S. Res. 395, discourage ambush marketing by entities that adversely affect the ability of Olympic Team USA to attract sponsorships, S706 [7FE]