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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
The Republican Party of Texas Calls on Senate Candidates to Urge Chuck Schumer to Stop Blocking the Bipartisan Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
AUSTIN, TX – Today, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) attempted to call up Senate Bill 1416 – the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act – which would curb prescription drug prices by limiting the anti-competitive abuse of patents by large drug companies to prevent affordable generic alternative prescriptions. Of the ten co-sponsors, six are Democrats and four are Republicans indicating high levels of bipartisan support.
Senator Chuck Schumer himself blocked the bill on the floor this morning after Senator Cornyn called it up.
Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey commented:
“Senator Chuck Schumer has focused all of his political ire on killing a bill that would make healthcare more affordable for hardworking Texas families. He is unwilling to give Americans what they sorely deserve because it would give Senator John Cornyn, Republicans, and, most importantly, Texans, a victory. We are calling on Royce West, MJ Hegar, and Amanda Edwards and all Democrats to prove they care more about Texans than they do about partisan victories by asking Schumer to bring this important bill up for a vote.”
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