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Paulsen takes another run at medical device tax repeal

September 16, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) tells MassDevice.com about his latest run at repealing the medical device tax, which the U.S. House is slated to take up as part of a larger package of jobs bills this week.

Paulsen takes another run at medical device tax repeal

UPDATED Sept. 16, 2014, with comment from AdvaMed CEO Stephen Ubl.

The U.S. House of Representatives is slated to take up a package of already-passed jobs bills this week, including a provision sponsored by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) that would repeal the medical device tax.

Treasury Secretary Lew nears decision on Medtronic's Covidien inversion deal

September 8, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Washington D.C. is preparing to move on efforts to penalize companies that move their headquarters overseas to benefit from lower corporate tax rates.

Treasury Secretary Lew nears decision on Medtronic's Covidien inversion deal

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Bay State Democrats spar over the medical device tax in 6th district congressional race

August 29, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Massachusetts Congressional challenger Seth Moulton vows to fight against the medical device tax, putting fellow Democrat and long-time House incumbent John Tierney on blast.

Bay State Democrats spar over the medical device tax

The medical device tax has long been a rallying point for lawmakers on the right, but the levy is making a cameo appearance in a fight among Democrats looking to represent Massachusetts' 6th District.

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Amid political noise, Ishrak seeks to reassure employees on Medtronic-Covidien deal

August 15, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak seeks to reassure employees amid the political fallout over the tax inversion aspects of its $43 billion deal to acquire Covidien.

Ishrak seeks to reassure employees on Medtronic-Covidien deal

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FTC wants more data on Medtronic-Covidien deal, but analysts aren't worried

August 7, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Despite the furor on Capitol Hill, lawmakers aren't likely to produce reform that will hinder Medtronic's $43 billion acquisition of Covidien, according to Morgan Stanley analysts.

Analyst report: Dems can't stop Medtronic-Covidien merger

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Congress moves to punish Medtronic and other 'corporate deserters'

August 5, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Democrats in the Senate and House push a measure to withhold federal contracts from companies that move their headquarters overseas to find better corporate tax rates.

Senate moves to punish Medtronic and other 'corporate deserts'

A handful of Democrats in Congress are hoping to curb a corporate exodus by threatening to withhold federal contracts from firms that shift their headquarters overseas to benefit from lower tax rates.

Edwards CEO talks innovation and regulation on Capitol Hill

July 30, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Edwards Lifesciences chairman & CEO Michael Mussallem warns Congress that healthcare regulators and payers are cultivating an "alarming and documented decline in U.S. medical innovation."

Edwards CEO talks innovation and regulation on Capitol Hill
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