Congress Likely To Vote On Cures Bill Package After Thanksgiving
Back-to-back votes from the House and Senate on matching medical innovation bills, including provisions streamlining FDA device oversight, is expected the week of Nov. 28, with "pay-fors" expected to come from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve fund and the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
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On April 6, the Senate HELP Committee finished the last of three markup sessions on medical innovation bills designed to be the Senate's version of the 21st Century Cures Act, which passed the House last July. Check out this Gray Sheet chart that lists device-relevant bills that have passed through the HELP Committee aligned with similar House Cures' provisions.
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