Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act:
“The NIH and the FDA have played a critical role in ensuring that Americans have access to the safest and most cutting-edge drugs in the world. However, ever-increasing regulation from Washington has stifled innovation and slowed – even prevented – life-saving medications and medical devices from entering our health care delivery system. By cutting red tape, increasing accountability, and making critical investment in medical research, the 21st Century Cures Act will pave the way for a new era of medical innovation, which will not only help save lives, but also reduce our deficit and strengthen our economy. I applaud its passage.”
Congressman Steve Womack has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011 and serves on the House Appropriations Defense, Financial Services and General Government, and Labor-Health and Human Services subcommittees and the House Committee on the Budget.