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Congressional Actions to Address the Opioid Crisis

Timothy Swope / Blog August 16, 2018

Based on provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 50,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017.

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BPC Comments on Examining the Extension of Special Needs Plans

Health / Research July 26, 2017

BPC commends the bipartisan collaboration of Energy & Commerce Committee and Ways & Means Committee members and staff to examine the SNP program.

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Government Spending Bill Includes Important Funding for Accelerating Cures

Janet M. Marchibroda, Timothy Swope / Blog May 5, 2017

The bill provides a $2 billion increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support important research.

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Considerations for the FDA's User Fee Reauthorization Bill

Health / Research April 26, 2017

Timely completion and passage of FDA user fee reauthorization legislation is a crucial next step toward helping Americans in need.

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21st Century Cures Act Big Win for Patients

Health / Press Release November 30, 2016

The passage of the 21st Century Cures Act in the House is a significant opportunity to bring the promise of cures to millions with life-threatening diseases.

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Three Medical Innovation Priorities Ready for Congressional Action

Janet M. Marchibroda, Ashley Ridlon / Blog November 3, 2015

The urgent need to find cures for life-threatening diseases calls for policies that modernize the discovery, development, and delivery of drugs and devices.

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House Committee Action Paves Way to Lifting Outdated Oil Export Ban

Energy / Press Release September 18, 2015

Lifting the crude oil export ban will eliminate a counterproductive market barrier, strengthen our economy and put downward pressure on gasoline prices.

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Upton Wants to Keep Pressure on Senate to Take Up FDA Reform Bill

Health / News July 28, 2015

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton is working to push his much beloved 21st Century Cures bill over the finish line.

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Licensing Challenges Limit Hydropower’s Potential

Kimberly Dean / Blog July 16, 2015

A proven source of energy for more than 100 years, hydropower accounts for 52 percent of all renewable energy generation in the United States.

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Talking TSCA: Updating the Law for the 21st Century

Energy / June 25, 2015 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. ET

Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative John Shimkus (R-IL) headlined a BPC discussion about the Toxic Substance Control Act.

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