***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MONDAY, JUNE 7 AT 10:30 AM ET***

PRESS CALL: Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Pallone and Health Advocates Will Call on Congress to Give Medicare the Power to Negotiate for Lower Drug Prices

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06) Will Join Protect Our Care and Leaders from AARP and Little Lobbyists to Announce Summer Activities to Reduce Drug Prices for All Americans

New Jersey On Monday, June 7 at 10:30 AM ET, U.S. Representative and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06), Nancy LeaMond of AARP, and Elena Hung of Little Lobbyists will join Protect Our Care for a virtual press conference to kick off a summer of activities in support of congressional action to lower prescription drug prices for Americans. It is time to put an end to Big Pharma’s rigged system and put patients, not profits, first. 

In the coming months, President Biden and members of Congress have an unprecedented opportunity to finally take action to lower drug prices. In 2019, the House of Representatives passed the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3), bold legislation to give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower prices — the single most effective measure to bring down drug costs for patients. In April, Rep. Pallone reintroduced this legislation, giving Congress another opportunity to lower prescription drug prices and meet the demands of voters across the political spectrum. 

During the call, Protect Our Care will announce “Lower Rx Summer” as part of The Campaign to Reduce Drug Prices. Protect Our Care recently launched the seven-figure campaign to demonstrate the urgent need for comprehensive legislation to lower drug prices. Protect Our Care will continue to host events both nationally and in 13 key states throughout the summer.

PRESS CALL:

WHO:
U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman
Nancy LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer
Elena Hung, Executive Director & Co-Founder of Little Lobbyists
Leslie Dach, Chair of Protect Our Care

WHAT: Virtual Press Conference to Call for Action to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

WHERE: Register for the Event Here

WHEN: Monday, June 7 at 10:30 AM ET