After Easily Passing Through House, Cures Bill Now Faces More Vocal Detractors In Senate
The house votes to approve the wide-sweeping legislation, 392-26. The Senate is expected to take action next week.
Los Angeles Times:
House Approves Sprawling Bill That Would Expand Medical Research
The House overwhelmingly backed broad legislation Tuesday to increase federal support for medical research, advancing a long-anticipated bill that is expected to clear the Senate soon and get President Obama’s signature. The $6.3-billion bill — known as the 21st Century Cures Act — attracted strong bipartisan support, with 218 Republicans and 174 Democrats voting for it, despite warnings from some consumer groups that the hastily assembled bill would jeopardize patient safety. (Levey, 11/30)