The Pain Relief Promotion Act was approved by the House of Representatives 271 to 156. The bill, if it becomes law, would overturn Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act, which allows assisted suicide. The Oregon House delegation objected to the act’s passage and Oregon Senator Ron Wyde, a Democrat, has vowed to block the act in the Senate.

Rep. Peter DeFazio, a Democract sharply criticized the bill:

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