Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) issued the following statement to announce the House will vote Tuesday on legislation to improve access to experimental treatments for patients.
“We are a resilient and resourceful nation, and when faced with long odds, Americans should be given the opportunity to harness our country’s vast medical innovation by accessing experimental treatments. As President Trump said in his State of the Union, and as Vice President Pence has long advocated, no one should have to look beyond the United States and our world-class health providers for hope. This bill was subject to months of negotiations and I thank Chairman Walden (OR-02), Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) and Andy Biggs (AZ-05), and Senator Ron Johnson (WI) for their commitment to getting it ready for floor action. The House will consider Right to Try on Tuesday, March 13th. Following its passage, I look forward to swift Senate action so more Americans facing dire circumstances can find some light in their darkest moments.”