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Congressman Pete Sessions

Representing the 32nd District of Texas

Sessions Introduces Medical Controlled Substances Transportations Act

March 10, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, released the following statement announcing his new bill, H.R. 1492, Medical Controlled Substances Transportations Act:

"Today I proudly introduced the Medical Controlled Substances Transportation Act of 2017. As we have seen in the news lately, the rules for traveling physicians are not clearly defined. I am working to provide necessary guidance to clarify the requirements of physicians whose jobs inherently require transporting controlled substances. In addition to providing much needed clarity, this measure will also increase oversight to ensure physicians are appropriately administering controlled substances to their patients. I believe this is an extremely important issue for all doctors, sports doctors in particular, and this bill will provide them with the opportunity to provide their athletes and patients with much needed medical care under the authority of the DEA."