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June 18, 2015

Rep. Pete Aguilar Fights For Inland Empire Medical Device Manufacturers

Today, the Rep. Aguilar co-sponsored bill to repeal the medical device tax passed in the House of Representatives. The bill repeals the Affordable Care Act’s medical device tax, and was among the first bills co-sponsored by Rep. Aguilar.

“Repealing the medical device tax is about supporting our manufacturers to create jobs and grow the Inland Empire economy. This burdensome tax hurts American innovation, has slowed research and development in an important industry, and has cost American jobs. I’m proud to have been a part of the bi-partisan effort to see this succeed in the House.”

Last month, Rep. Aguilar joined 17 members of Congress in sending a letter to Speaker Boehner, asking him to expedite the bill and to bring it to a vote. The letter can be read here. The bill, H.R. 160, the Protect Medical Innovation Act, was introduced by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN). It passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 280 to 140.