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Walberg, House Advance 21st Century Cures Act to Expedite Life-Saving Medical Breakthroughs

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Washington, November 30, 2016 | comments

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) voted today for the 21st Century Cures Act, a landmark initiative to expedite the discovery and development of new cures and treatments by investing in medical research and streamlining outdated bureaucracy. This bipartisan legislation, which passed by a 392-26 vote, also includes significant provisions to direct additional resources to fight the heroin epidemic and reform our nation’s mental health care system. Click here to watch Congressman Walberg’s speech on the House floor about how the 21st Century Cures Act will impact constituents in Michigan and across the country.

“The 21st Century Cures Act is a transformational initiative that will unleash an era of new innovation,” said Walberg. “By speeding up the rate of medical breakthroughs, we can save lives and offer hope to millions of patients and families suffering from some of the worst diseases. Additionally, by providing greater resources to tackle the heroin epidemic and delivering critical mental health reforms, this life-changing legislation will make a difference in people’s lives for years to come.”

Congressman Walberg serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee. In addition, he serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. For more information on Walberg’s work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov.

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