House Republicans are trying to reverse the prescription drug price cut that Democrats passed and signed into law.
Some key House Republicans are calling for the Democrats’ newly passed drug pricing measure to be overturned if the GOP flips control of one or both houses of Congress next year.
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, indicated that repealing the drug pricing law is a likely agenda item. “Because these drug regulations are so dangerous in discouraging investment in life-saving cures, I would imagine that’s going to be a top priority for Republicans in the new session,” he said.
Republicans want to raise prescription drug prices
The claim that lowering drug prices would lead to fewer cures is a talking point in the pharmaceutical industry. What the law is doing is curbing Big Pharma’s price gouging.
It’s as if House Republicans are scrambling for issues that could cost them November’s election. Reversing the drug price cut is a loser on an issue Democrats should be driving home any day until Election Day.
A vote for the Republican candidate in your district is a vote to increase the cost of your prescription drugs.
Even if the House of Representatives passes an overturn, it will die in the Senate. If it got through the Senate, President Biden would veto it, so Republicans are shooting themselves in the foot for no reason other than to remind voters that House Republicans will always put their interests last.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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