End Pay-for-Delay: Cosponsor the Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act

For too long, brand name drug companies have reaped the benefits of limited competition, which force consumers to pay more for their medications.  That is why I introduced
H.R. 1499, the Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act.  This legislation prohibits the practice of “pay-for-delay,” in which brand name drug companies compensate generic
drug manufacturers to delay the entry of cheaper drugs into the market.  Pay-for-delay agreements lead to decreased competition and increased drug prices for Americans.  

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Congressional Black Caucus’s Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health Launch Event

Last year, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics published a report that found that for the first time in the history of such research, the rate of suicides for Black children between the ages of five and twelve has exceeded that
of White children and more than a third of elementary school-aged suicides involved Black children.
In order to raise awareness and identify solutions, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has established an Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health, which I have been appointed to chair. Our nation’s youngest generation
reports more mental health concerns then previous generations, and we cannot leave Black youth behind when addressing these issues.

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Prevent E-Cigarette Use Among Youth

I invite you to become a cosponsor of H.R. 2111, the Preventing Opportunities for Teen E-Cigarette and Tobacco Addiction (PROTECT) Act. This bicameral legislation led by Sen. Blumenthal and I would address the alarming rise in e-cigarette use among youth.

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