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Pallone Statement Following Defeat of GOP Right-to-Try Bill

Mar 13, 2018
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement tonight following the defeat of the House Republicans’ Right-to-Try legislation:

“By defeating this bill tonight, we protected patients and supported FDA’s continued role in approving experimental treatments that may help save a patient’s life.  This bill should have never been on the House Floor in the first place since it was only introduced today and has never been reviewed or discussed by our Committee.  With tonight’s result, I’d hope Chairman Walden would let the Committee continue its work to develop legislation that protects patients from bad actors while also protecting FDA’s critical role in the review process.”