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Hice Applauds the Passage of 21st Century Cures Act

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Washington, November 30, 2016 | comments

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act, by a vote of 392 – 26. This legislation is a comprehensive healthcare package that will expedite the discovery, development, and delivery of medical treatments and cures. According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill is entirely offset and paid for. Additionally, it does not change or raise the budgetary caps in current law. Congressman Hice released the following statement after the passage of the bill:

“Nearly all of us have been affected by or know someone dealing with a debilitating disease like cancer, Alzheimer’s, or Cystic Fibrosis. The 21st Century Cures Act will invest in cutting-edge medical and technological breakthroughs to help deliver better, more personalized care for patients and their families. Simply put, harnessing scientific collaboration will improve the way we fight diseases and increase access to quality treatments.

Furthermore, this initiative removes regulatory barriers that have continually thwarted medical researchers, providers, and innovators. It also works to combat the scourge of opioid abuse and improves our Nation’s mental health system. Advancing our healthcare innovation infrastructure is vital to future generations, and I am proud to vote in favor of legislation that will better the lives of Georgians and Americans across the country.”

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