Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Smith voted to pass H.R. 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act.
“I am proud to have voted in favor of the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act on the House floor this week. Too many Americans find quality, affordable health care out of reach, and continue to suffer from the high price of prescription drugs and medicine they need. This legislation takes important steps to reduce the barriers for lower-priced generic prescription drugs get to market earlier. Furthermore, this bill invests in efforts to expand access to health insurance and rescinds the President’s Junk Plan rule that undermines protections for pre-existing conditions and allows inadequate health insurance plans. House Democrats are committed to improving health care for the American people, and this legislation was an important step in fulfilling that promise.”