21st Century Cures
‘Yesterday the House passed the 21st Century Cures bill with overwhelming bipartisan support, and I hope to see the same here in the Senate.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today in support of the 21st Century Cures bill:
“Yesterday the House passed the 21st Century Cures bill with overwhelming bipartisan support, and I hope to see the same here in the Senate.
“This medical innovation bill is one that can have a substantial impact for families across the country.
“It supports medical research, including promoting regenerative medicine.
“It provides real funding to help combat the prescription opioid epidemic that’s swept our nation, particularly places like my home state of Kentucky.
“And it improves mental health programs, among other bipartisan priorities.
“I want to thank Senator Alexander, chairman of the HELP Committee, for his tireless work in driving this critical legislation forward.
“We should also thank Senator Hatch, who worked with our Finance colleagues on a significant number of Medicare provisions in the package to protect care for America’s seniors.
“And I’d like to note the great work by Senator Cornyn and Senator Cassidy to incorporate key mental health reforms into this Cures legislation.
“Let’s work together to send it to the president’s desk as soon as possible.”
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