OVERVIEW OF HR6:
The Support for Patients and Communities ACT
This Bill has passed the House & Senate and was
signed into LAW by President Trump on October 24th 2018.
H.R. 6 — 115th Congress: SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act
S. 2680 — 115th Congress: Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018
OPIOID BILL TRACKING
The Constitution of the United States divides the federal government into three branches to make sure no individual or group will have too much power:
Each branch of government can change acts of the other branches:
This ability of each branch to respond to the actions of the other branches is called the system of checks and balances.
The legislative branch drafts proposed laws, confirms or rejects presidential nominations for heads of federal agencies, federal judges, and the Supreme Court, and has the authority to declare war. This branch includes Congress (the Senate and House of Representatives) and special agencies and offices that provide support services to Congress. American citizens have the right to vote for Senators and Representatives through free, confidential ballots.
The executive branch carries out and enforces laws. It includes the president, vice president, the Cabinet, executive departments, independent agencies, and other boards, commissions, and committees.
American citizens have the right to vote for the president and vice president through free, confidential ballots.
Key roles of the executive branch include:
Much of the work in the executive branch is done by federal agencies, departments, committees, and other groups.
The judicial branch interprets the meaning of laws, applies laws to individual cases, and decides if laws violate the Constitution. It's comprised of the Supreme Court and other federal courts.
Appointments for Supreme Court Justices and other federal judgeships follow the same basic process: