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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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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Cosponsor H.R. 712, the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act

While data is limited, the American Legion, a congressionally-chartered Veteran Service Organization, commissioned a nationwide

survey in October 2017 on a portion of its approximately 2.2 million veteran members and found that 92 percent of all respondents support medicinal cannabis research and 82 percent of all respondents support legalizing medicinal cannabis. The survey also
found that “22 percent of veterans are currently using cannabis to treat a medical condition.” Therefore, medical research into the safety and efficacy of cannabis usage for medical purposes is timely, necessary, and widely supported by the veteran community.

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Cosponsor H.R. 1029 – the Space Resource Institute Act

Since the 1960s, the U.S. has dominated space exploration and aeronautical innovation. Colorado has played a critical role in this success as one of the largest aerospace industries in the country. Stakeholders like the Colorado Space Business Roundtable,
the Space Foundation, the United Launch Alliance, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Lockheed Martin have engaged us on the newer issue of In-Situ Research Utilization (ISRU). ISRU is the practice of using materials found on the moon and asteroids
to replace materials that have otherwise been found on Earth.

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