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Bills and resolutions

Dept. of HHS: reauthorize and enhance poison center national toll-free number, media campaign, and grant program (see H.R. 501), H517 [11JA]

Dept. of Justice: convene an interagency working group to study enforcement of Communications Act provisions relative to restrictions on use of automated telephone equipment (see H.R. 721), H1170 [23JA]

Drugs: reduce gap between Federal and State marijuana policy (see S. 421), S1133 [7FE] (see H.R. 1119), H1491 [8FE]

Elections: constitutional amendment permitting Congress and the States to establish limits on contributions and expenditures in elections for public office (see H.J. Res. 39), H1336 [30JA]

FCC: clarify prohibitions on making robocalls (see H.R. 946), H1348 [4FE]

——— improve enforcement and enhance penalties for violations involving illegal robocalls (see S. 151), S273 [16JA]

——— require radio and television broadcasters to provide free broadcasting time for political advertising (see H.R. 896), H1334 [30JA]

FDA: amend mission statement to require the agency to address the nation’s prescription opioid addiction epidemic (see S. 417), S1133 [7FE]

——— clarify regulatory framework relative to certain nonprescription drugs that are marketed without an approved new drug application (see H.R. 269), H280 [8JA]

FEC: apply restrictions on personal use of campaign funds to political committees, treat certain coordinated expenditures as candidate contributions, and disclose funding source for political advertisements (see H.R. 679), H718 [17JA]

Insurance: require a health insurance issuer offering short-term insurance to disclose certain information on coverage exclusions and premium variations and prohibit sale of such insurance during certain periods (see H.R. 1143), H1517 [11FE]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: provide Federal exchange outreach and educational activities (see H.R. 987), H1389 [6FE]

——— provide for American Health Benefit Exchanges outreach and educational activities (see S. 455), S1275 [12FE]

Taxation: prohibit deduction for prescription drug advertising and promotional expenses (see S. 73), S141 [10JA]

Remarks in House

Elections: constitutional amendment permitting Congress and the States to establish limits on contributions and expenditures in elections for public office (H.J. Res. 39), E114 [30JA]

FCC: require radio and television broadcasters to provide free broadcasting time for political advertising (H.R. 896), E114 [30JA]

FDA: clarify regulatory framework relative to certain nonprescription drugs that are marketed without an approved new drug application (H.R. 269), H237–H266 [8JA]

Remarks in Senate

FDA: clarify regulatory framework relative to certain nonprescription drugs that are marketed without an approved new drug application (H.R. 269), S106 [9JA], S111 [10JA]

Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities, S107 [9JA]

Texts of

S. 151, Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, S276 [16JA]