California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), the premier public policy advocacy and business leadership trade association representing California’s life sciences industry, today issued the following statement in response to the President’s FY 2018 budget request.
On May 3, 19 members of CLSA’s board of directors spent a full day on Capitol Hill meeting with more than two dozen key members of Congress on issues of importance to California’s life sciences innovation ecosystem.
On May 18, the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee unanimously voted to advance legislation that would reauthorize the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authority to collect user fees for another five years.
WASHINGTON & BAY AREA, May 9, 2017 – California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), the state’s premier public policy and business solutions organization representing the California life sciences industry, today commended the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Scott Gottlieb, M.D., as the new commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As the key federal agency … Continue reading CLSA Applauds Confirmation of Dr. Scott Gottlieb as New FDA Commissioner
New Digital Advocacy “Take Action” Center helps members stay informed about CLSA’s advocacy efforts, view priority legislation, contact their elected officials and more.
CLSA is proud to endorse bipartisan legislation to improve the process for FDA inspections of medical device establishments and granting export certifications. California is home to over 1,700 medical device companies, providing approximately 75,000 jobs in vibrant medical technology clusters up and down the state.
CLSA announces a major expansion to its advocacy team, hiring three new government relations directors based in its Sacramento and Washington, D.C. offices, bringing its in-house advocacy staff count to 9 personnel. Oliver Rocroi has been hired as Senior Director, State Government Relations; Manny Heer has been hired as Director, Alliance Development & Advocacy; and Adam Lotspike has been hired as Associate Director, Federal Government Relations.
CLSA Pres. & CEO Sara Radcliffe pens an op-ed in the San Jose Mercury News calling on Congress to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a controversial advisory board enacted as part of the ACA, which threatens seniors’ care and could harm biomedical innovation by reducing incentives for investment in new research and product development.
On March 16, the President released his budget blueprint for fiscal year (FY) 2018, which proposes deep cuts in funding for federal research at the NIH as well as an increase in FDA user fees.
Leadership of federal departments and agencies with oversight of issues of importance to California’s life sciences sector continue to take shape under the new Trump Administration.