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21st Century Cures Signed into Law

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Washington, December 13, 2016 | Tom Wilbur/Lynn Turner (202-225-3761/269-385-0039) | comments

Marking the culmination of a three-year journey, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law. The House passed the game-changing medical innovation bill 392 to 26 on November 30, and the Senate followed suit, voting 94 to 5 on December 7. Last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch (R-UT) signed the bill at an enrollment ceremony before formally sending it to the president.

U.S. Reps Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) authors of the 21st Century Cures Act released the following statement:

“Working together, we got the job done. Patients needed a game-changer – and it is our hope that history will look back at the Cures effort as the moment in time when the tide finally turned against disease. Today’s milestone is not the end, it’s just the beginning for #CuresNow.” 

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