Chairman Alexander announces committee schedule for “step by step” consideration of biomedical innovation bills

Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today announced the Senate health committee will hold its first executive session considering bills on biomedical innovation on Tuesday, Feb. 9. At that committee meeting, the committee will consider at least seven bipartisan bills. 

The committee’s February meeting will be the first of three. The two meetings held in March and April will consider additional bipartisan bills.

“Senators and staff on our committee have been working together throughout 2015 to produce a number of bipartisan pieces of legislation that are ready for the full committee to consider,” said Alexander. “The House has completed its work on the 21st Century Cures Act. The president has announced his support for a precision medicine initiative and a cancer ‘moonshot.’ It is urgent that the Senate finish its work and turn into law these ideas that will help virtually every American.”

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