Washington, DC — Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal and Education & Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott announced that Democrats’ landmark drug pricing bill, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3) will be brought to the House floor for a vote next week. In response, Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach released the following statement: 

“Thanks to the leadership of Speaker Pelosi, Congress now has the opportunity to take historic action to lower prescription drug prices by passing the Lower Drug Costs Now Act. A vote on this bill puts every member of Congress on the record on whether they stand with the American people or with big drug companies who spend hundreds of millions of dollars on lobbying and campaign contributions to rig the system to keep prices high. Meanwhile, the White House and Congressional Republicans continue defending big pharma and oppose the single most effective and popular solution to lower costs — giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices. By holding a vote on H.R. 3 next week, Democrats are sending a clear message that they’re united in their mission to lower costs and are ready to deliver for the American people.”