DeGette and Upton to Take Rocky Mountain #RoadTrip4Cures
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-01) and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (MI-06) will headline a panel on Saturday with former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg at the Aspen Ideas Festival 2015: Spotlight Health.
DeGette and Upton will discuss H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, and provide insight into their multiyear effort to help patients and bring the health care innovation infrastructure into the 21st century. H.R. 6 includes policies to incorporate the patient perspective, modernize clinical trials, remove barriers to research collaboration, embrace personalized medicine, and help the entire biomedical ecosystem coordinate more efficiently.
DeGette and Upton will then road trip together across the continental divide from Aspen to Dennver to meet with health care leaders in the Denver Metro Area. To follow their trip on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram use #RoadTrip4Cures.
DeGette last year hosted a roundtable discussion about 21st Century Cures in Denver and earlier this year she joined Upton in his home district in Southwest Michigan for #CuresInTheMitten.
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