CLSA today announced the appointment of Molly Fishman as Director of Federal Government Relations based in CLSA’s Washington, D.C. Office. Fishman joins CLSA following many years on Capitol Hill, where she most recently served as Legislative Director for U.S. Representative Jackie Speier.
On April 3, 2019, CLSA cohosted a multi-state life sciences association bipartisan congressional briefing on “Life Sciences Innovation: From Research to Cures.” The event was convened in collaboration with Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) and Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah).
With the help of a broad coalition reflecting every segment of our membership, CLSA was instrumental in defeating a bill, Assembly Bill 889, that would have established an on-line publicly searchable database of California researchers conducting animal research.
California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), the trade association representing California’s life sciences sector, joined with Congressman Scott Peters (D-San Diego) to issue the following statements announcing support for the reintroduction of the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation that fully repeals the 2.3% excise tax levied on medical device firms as part of the Affordable Care Act.
CLSA had a chance to speak with STAT News regarding medical research community concerns with AB889, a bill that would threaten the safety of researchers and discovery of new medicines. Check out Rebecca Robbins’ interview with Oliver Rocroi, CLSA’s VP, State Government Relations.
CLSA was recently featured in the news voicing concerns with a newly proposed California law (AB 889) that would add duplicative and burdensome reporting requirements for medical researchers who utilize animal models for testing throughout the Golden State.
CLSA was recently featured in BioSpace regarding the Association’s 2018 Life Sciences Champions awards that took place in Sacramento.
By Brett Johnson March 20, 2019 Assembly Bill (AB) 889, introduced by Assemblymember Brian Maienschein, would require detailed reporting on animals used in research in California. The total number of animals kept during the previous year and the purposes for which each animal was used would be required to be reported, and the State Department of Public … Continue reading Animal Research Mandatory Reporting Bill Introduced in California State Legislature
In the coming weeks, legislation will be introduced to permanently repeal the medical device excise tax.
On Tuesday, Feb. 26, members and representatives of the CLSA Board visited the State Capitol to meet with Governor’s Office staff and legislators from both Senate and Assembly chambers.