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Upton Champions Repeal of Medical Device Tax

Bipartisan leg. will help local employers & protect Michigan jobs

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Washington, July 24, 2018 | Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761) | comments

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 184, the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation repeals the Medical Device Tax and was passed by a 283 to 132 vote.  

“Protecting Michigan jobs is a top priority of mine and getting rid of the medical device tax once and for all is critical to Southwest Michigan’s med-tech industry,” said Upton. “As I’ve heard directly, the medical device tax has cost our region jobs, investment, and medical innovation opportunities. This bipartisan bill repeals the medical device tax, yielding immediate benefits to Southwest Michigan. I look forward to our continued work to make Southwest Michigan a great place for medical innovation and jobs.”

Upton visited Stryker earlier this month to see their innovative medical devices and speak with employees.

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