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Passed in the House: Historic Legislation to Improve Access to Health Care

November 30, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) today released the following statement after the House voted 392 to 26 to pass the 21st Century Cures Act. Sponsored by Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), the legislation unleashes medical innovation and the development and delivery of life-saving treatments. This historic legislation also includes ten bipartisan provisions from the Ways and Means Committee—all of which have been through regular order in the House or Senate—that will expand access to affordable, quality health care.

As Chairman Brady said upon passage of the bill:

“For too long, federal policies have stood in the way of our researchers, innovators, and doctors delivering the care our patients need. Today, with the passage of the Cures Act, we moved one step closer to breaking down those barriers and finding the cures Americans have been desperately hoping for. I am grateful to Chairman Upton for taking a big idea and—with the help of Members from across the country—turning it into legislation that will save millions of lives for generations to come. Thank you to Health Subcommittee Chairman Tiberi for his leadership, and for the nearly two-dozen Members who were able to contribute innovative solutions. Because of their work, we will provide much-needed regulatory relief for our doctors and hospitals and empower workers, families, and job creators with more health care options. And we will also help America’s most vulnerable patients access the treatment they need more quickly.” 

CLICK HERE to learn about the provisions included in the Cures Act from Ways and Means Committee Members.

WATCH Chairman Brady’s floor statement in support of the 21st Century Cures Act.