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Joint Letter to House Leadership Presses for Device Tax Vote

Wednesday, February 08, 2012  
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A letter signed by over 70 freshman Members of Congress was sent to the House leadership this week to press for a vote on repealing the medical device tax.

The letter, which was coordinated by Congressman Todd Rokita (IN), noted that with the challenging economy and persistently high unemployment, there is no better time to repeal a provision of healthcare reform that will harm job creation and innovation.

"With this tax on the near horizon, not only will companies be discouraged from investing in research to create the life-saving technologies of the future, they will be forced to consider reducing their workforces in order to survive. At a time the economy continues to struggle, Congress needs to protect jobs and innovation by passing H.R. 436 and repealing the medical device tax," the Members wrote.

H.R. 436 is sponsored by Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN) currently has strong bipartisan support, with 228 cosponsors.

To read the entire letter, click here.