DeGette Statement on Release of Potential Policy Proposals by Chairman Upton

Jan 27, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-01) issued the following statement after House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton released potential proposals that have been submitted for inclusion in the 21st Century Cures initiative, which Chairman Upton and Rep. DeGette have been leading:

“From the beginning of the 21st Century Cures initiative, Chairman Upton and I have paid special attention to public engagement, idea-sharing, and feedback. In that vein, I appreciate his effort today to publicly share possible legislative language on a number of proposals that might be included in an eventual bill. As Chairman Upton and I begin to draft the bill itself, we look forward to receiving feedback on the issues identified in his draft document and other suggestions. While I don’t endorse the draft document, I know that with continued engagement, we can reach a bipartisan consensus to help advance biomedical research and cures.”