CLSA strongly supports a full repeal of the medical device tax, and is urging members of the California congressional delegation to vote in support of H.R. 160, the Protect Medical Innovation Act, when it is brought to the full House for a vote as early as the week of June 15.
CLSA’s Bay Area policy team attended the South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 State of the City luncheon in May at the South San Francisco Conference Center. Industry leaders gathered along with Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, San Mateo Supervisor Dave Pine, and other representatives from federal, state, and regional governments to hear Mayor Garbarino declare the state of South City’s economy as ‘strong and secure.’
Rep. Suzan DelBene, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema and Rep. Scott Peters pen an op-ed in The Huffington Post on the need to repeal the medical device tax. Doing so would stimulate our economy, strengthen America’s global leadership, and invest in a brighter tomorrow.
On May 27, CLSA members had the opportunity to discuss healthcare issues, the importance of innovation and the increased need for patient access to drugs with Deputy Legislative Secretary Donna Campbell as part of our ongoing Sacramento Speaker Series.
The 21st Century Cures Act is not only visionary, but critical to ensuring that California and our nation remains the worldwide leader in life sciences research, investment and innovation.
Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) led a group of 18 freshman and sophomore House Democrats in sending a letter to congressional leadership, urging action on legislation to fully repeal the medical device excise tax (H.R. 160, the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015)
CLSA is leading the charge to defeat H.R. 9, the so-called Innovation Act, legislation that contains patent litigation-related provisions that would threaten the ability of biomedical innovators to enforce their patents and fund continued R&D by inadvertently making it more difficult, time-consuming and expensive to enforce legitimate and important IP rights.
Rep. Knight represents the 25th Congressional District, including the cities of Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Palmdale and Lancaster. Prior Congress, Rep. Knight spent 18 years as a sworn police officer in the Los Angeles Police Department.
CLSA led a multi-state and regional life sciences association letter of endorsement for H.R. 1078, the FDA Safety Over Sequestration (SOS) Act, legislation to exempt FDA industry-paid user fees from sequestration.