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Join Rep. Jeffries for a Health care Town Hall with health care providers and advocates to address the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs. This discussion will focus on current legislative efforts to ensure access and affordability of health care for all.
RSVP HERE for the event Thursday, October 10th at 7pm.
WASHINGTON D.C. – On September 4, 2019, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and a member of the House Judiciary and Budget committees, released the following statement on his sponsorship of a series of bills designed to drive down healthcare costs and expand coverage for everyday Americans:
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Representative Doug Collins (GA-09) introduced the bipartisan “Terminating the Extension of Rights Misappropriated” (TERM) Act of 2019. This legislation would address the rising cost of prescription drugs by significantly limiting the process known as “evergreening”, whereby pharmaceutical companies make minor changes to a drug and file for a new patent on those trivial changes in order to extend their exclusivity and maintain high prices.
WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, U.S.
WASHINGTON — Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the Synthetic Drug Awareness Act, a bipartisan bill sponsored by U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Trey Gowdy (R-SC) that will direct the Surgeon General to prepare a report on the public health effects of synthetic drug use by 12 to 18 year olds in America.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court’s decision to allow nationwide health care subsidies:
“President Obama’s health care law is one of the most important pieces of legislation of our generation. It has provided vital health insurance to millions of people across this nation, many of whom could not afford it or were previously denied due to preexisting conditions.