[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 132 (Thursday, August 3, 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
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:
[Rollcall Vote No. 187 Leg.]
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.