#Cures2015 Moves Forward
WASHINGTON, DC – After more than a year of listening to and engaging with patients and other experts across the country, the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today advanced the 21st Century Cures Act by a voice vote. The full committee will consider the legislation next week. The bipartisan discussion draft was introduced by full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), full committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr., (D-NJ), and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Gene Green (D-TX).
"Our time is now. For more than a year we have been listening and diligently working on policies that we believe will truly make a difference in the lives of families and patients. 21st Century Cures is for them. It is their optimism, hope, and drive that has kept us moving forward. In the coming days we will continue working to make improvements to this important bill and prepare for a full committee markup next week," said Upton, DeGette, Pitts, Pallone, and Green.
Catch up on the full year of 21st Century Cures online here.
Read the draft legislation online here.
Read a section-by-section of the latest draft online here.
The Health Subcommittee also advanced the bipartisan Microbead-Free Waters Act. H.R. 1321 was authored by Ranking Member Pallone and Chairman Upton.