21st Century Cures Town Hall

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Congresswoman Diana DeGette and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton took a comprehensive look at what steps we can take to accelerate the pace of treatments and cures in America. This bipartisan effort, launched more than one year ago, took a broad look at the full arc of the process – from spurring the latest discoveries in basic science, supporting the development of new, innovative drugs and devices, to ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of care to patients. The 21st Century Cures Act – introduced as H.R. 6 – passed the Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously on May 21, 2015, and passed the full House 344-77 on July 10. It is now headed to the Senate.

Congresswoman DeGette joined the Global Down Syndrome Foundation at a town hall briefing on the 21st Century Cures Act and its impact on people with Down syndrome.