This month, CLSA’s Federal Government Relations team participated in the annual BIO Fly-In to advocate for biomedical innovation, investment, and job creation in California. CLSA took part in a total of 18 meetings with bipartisan members of the California Congressional Delegation.
CLSA is proud to endorse bipartisan, bicameral legislation to curb abusive patent litigation practices while maintaining and strengthening important patent-holder rights and protections.
As a result of CLSA’s advocacy efforts, 35 members of the California delegation signed on to a letter urging for an increase of at least $2.2 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of this year’s congressional appropriations process.
Last month, CLSA President & CEO, Sara Radcliffe, and our Federal Government Relations team participated in AdvaMed’s State MedTech Alliance (SMTA) annual fly-in to advocate for medical technology investment, innovation and jobs.
CLSA’s seasoned federal government relations team is engaged on behalf of the biomedical, agriculture, and industrial biotechnology sectors in multiple ways through strategic collaborations and direct lobbying in Washington, D.C. to advance innovation, investment and job creation for California’s treasured life sciences ecosystem. Read CLSA’s 2018 federal policy goals here.
This month (February 9), Congress passed and the President signed into law a full and permanent repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Eliminating the IPAB is critical for the continued success of California’s innovative life sciences sector, because the board could have harmed biomedical innovation by reducing incentives for investment in new research and product development.
On Jan. 22, Congress passed a 2-year suspension of the medical device excise tax, retroactive to Dec. 31, 2017, providing much-needed relief for California’s medical device sector.
On Jan. 24, the United States Senate confirmed Alex Azar as the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by a vote of 55 to 43.
CLSA, the trade association representing California’s life sciences industry, today commended the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Alex Azar as the new secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
InsideHealthPolicy features commentary from CLSA President & CEO Sara Radcliffe regarding the 2 year suspension of the medical device tax.