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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: decriminalize marijuana, use tax revenues to assist certain small businesses, research effects on driving and health, restrict advertising to protect children, and expunge certain marijuana-related convictions (see S. 3174), S4734 [28JN]

——— improve prosecution of the sale and distribution of synthetic drugs known as analogues (see H.R. 6047), H4980 [7JN]

——— require drug manufacturers to disclose prices of prescription drugs in any direct-to-consumer advertising and marketing to practitioners of a drug (see H.R. 6576), H7722 [26JY]

——— 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]

Elections: constitutional amendment permitting Congress and the States to establish limits on contributions and expenditures in elections for public office (see H.J. Res. 136), H5816 [27JN]

——— provide political advertising vouchers and payments to defray costs of postage for congressional general election candidates who agree to restrictions on contributions and expenditures (see H.R. 7067), H9435 [16OC]

FCC: clarify prohibitions on making robocalls (see S. 3078), S3982 [18JN] (see H.R. 6026), H4979 [7JN]

——— improve enforcement and enhance penalties for violations involving illegal robocalls (see S. 3149), S4512 [27JN]

——— 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]

——— require radio and television broadcasters to provide free broadcasting time for political advertising (see H.R. 6248), H5815 [27JN]

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]

——— provide greater oversight over advertising and other promotion materials for opioid drugs to ensure that such materials do not mislead consumers and exacerbate existing crisis (see S. 3420), S6059 [6SE]

Financial institutions: limit overdraft fees and establish fair and transparent practices relative to marketing and provision of overdraft coverage programs at depository institutions (see S. 3343), S5582 [1AU]

FTC: extend, enhance, and revise certain laws on collection, use, and disclosure of personal information of children and establish additional protections (see S. 2932), S2877 [23MY] (see H.R. 5930), H4692 [23MY]

——— promulgate regulations relative to sensitive personal information or behavioral data (see H.R. 6864), H8742 [24SE]

——— regulate use of automated software programs, or bots, intended to impersonate or replicate human activity on social media and prohibit use of such programs for political advertising (see S. 3127), S4369 [25JN]

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]

Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities (see S. 3150), S4512 [27JN] (see H.R. 6239), H5814 [27JN]

——— require donor disclosure for certain organizations accepting donations from foreign nationals (see S. 2966), S2924 [24MY]

Russia: combat subversive activities (see H.R. 6437), H6587 [19JY]

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

Voting: develop academic curriculum on importance, history of suppression, and current restrictive laws, issue stamp recognizing efforts supporting the right to vote, and promote elections and automatic registration (see S. Res. 626), S6143 [12SE] (see H. Res. 1058), H8170 [12SE]

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]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs protection of veterans from predatory home lending: Senators Tillis and Warren, H9065 [26SE]

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]

Dept. of HHS: reauthorize poison center national toll-free number, media campaign, and grant program (H.R. 5329), H5057–H5059 [12JN]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: protect veterans from predatory home lending, H9064, H9065 [26SE]

Elections: constitutional amendment permitting Congress and the States to establish limits on contributions and expenditures in elections for public office (H.J. Res. 136), E938 [27JN]

FCC: require radio and television broadcasters to provide free broadcasting time for political advertising (H.R. 6248), E935 [27JN]

FDA: clarify regulatory framework relative to certain nonprescription drugs that are marketed without an approved new drug application (H.R. 5333), H6227–H6237 [16JY]

——— 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]

FEC: enhance transparency and accountability for online political advertisements by requiring those who purchase and publish such ads to disclose information about the advertisements, H6272 [17JY]

Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities (H.R. 6239), H6060, H6061 [11JY]

——— reform campaign finance system and ease voter restrictions, H5966 [28JN]

Russia: combat subversive activities (H.R. 6437), H7846 [5SE]

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]

Dept. of Agriculture: prohibit certain activities and require greater transparency in commodity check-off programs, S4474 [27JN], S4704, S4713 [28JN]

Drugs: improve prosecution of the sale and distribution of synthetic drugs known as analogues, S6473 [3OC]

——— require drug manufacturers to disclose prices of prescription drugs in any direct-to-consumer advertising and marketing to practitioners of a drug, S5406–S5409 [26JY], S5736 [21AU], S5809–S5811 [22AU], S5882–S5884 [23AU]

——— 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, S3596 [11JN], S6173 [17SE]

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], S3748 [12JN], S4031 [19JN]

——— 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], S3748 [12JN]

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]

Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation, and Reform Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 5333) (H. Rept. 115–827), H6262 [16JY]

Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances (SALTS) Act: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 207), S4035 [19JN]

Texts of

H.R. 5329, Poison Center Network Enhancement Act, H5057 [12JN]

H.R. 5333, Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation, and Reform Act, H6227–H6235 [16JY]

S. 3174, Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, S4740 [28JN]

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

S. Res. 626, develop academic curriculum on importance, history of suppression, and current restrictive laws on voting, issue stamp recognizing efforts supporting the right to vote, and promote elections and automatic registration, S6146 [12SE]