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Medical device tax repeal bill has 259 co-sponsors with more on the way

Thu, 08/01/2013 - 5:25pm
Mass Device

Bi-partisan bill in the House of Representatives to repeal the medical device tax has 259 co-sponsors, ensuring an overwhelming victory when the bill comes to a vote

113th U.S. Congress

Representatives in the U.S. House are set to top last year's vote to repeal the 2.3% medical device excise tax.

The "Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2013," co-sponsored by Reps. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.), has garnered 259 signatures, according to the Library of Congress' THOMAS database. Rep. Roger Williams (R-Tex.) is the latest lawmaker to add his name to the list, having signed on this week.

That list is expected to grow by at least 2 more lawmakers, according to J.C. Scott, SVP, government affairs for AdvaMed, who appeared with Paulsen on a conference call Thursday.

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