House passes “21st Century Cures"

The House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act by a 344-77 vote on Friday, July 10, eighteen months after Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and his Democratic co-sponsor Diana DeGette (D-CO) began listening sessions and hearings to draft the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reauthorization and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reform bill. During debate many lawmakers praised the “non-partisan” effort.

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House Energy and Commerce Committee considers legislation on NIH and FDA

21st Century Cures bill looks to boost NIH funding in new ways

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will mark up a major health bill the week of May 19:  the 21st Century Cures Act.  It is meant to boost biomedical innovation through authorizing additional funding and making regulatory changes at National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Federal Drug Administration (FDA).  This bill has gotten a lot of attention for the bipartisan way in which it was conceived and the bipartisan hearings and listening sessions conducted by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), both senior members of the committee. 

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