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“Working together, we got the job done” – Medical Innovation Game-Changer Now Law


12.13.16

Signing Ceremony Marks Culmination of Three-Year Journey on the #Path2Cures


WASHINGTON, DC – Marking the culmination of a three-year journey on the #Path2Cures, President Obama today signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law. The House passed the game-changing medical innovation bill 392 to 26 on November 30, and the Senate followed suit, voting  94 to 5 on December 7. Last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch (R-UT) signed the bill at an enrollment ceremony before formally sending it to the president.

“Working together, we got the job done,” said Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), authors of the 21st Century Cures Act. “Patients needed a game-changer – and it is our hope that history will look back at the Cures effort as the moment in time when the tide finally turned against disease. Today’s milestone is not the end, it’s just the beginning for #CuresNow.”

For more information on the 21st Century Cures Act, click HERE.

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Health (114th Congress)
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