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Congressional panel wants priority review program for medtech

January 27, 2015 by Brian Johnson

21st Century Cures, a bipartisan panel led by Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), calls for the FDA to create a new, expedited review process for medical technology designed to address unmet needs.

Congressional panel wants priority review program for medtech

A congressional panel is calling fora new, expedited priority review process for medical technology aimed at unmet medical needs, similar to similar programs for drugs and biologics.

Exclusive: Paulsen, Kind expected to file new bill aimed at repealing medical device tax this week

January 5, 2015 by Brian Johnson

MassDevice.com has learned that Reps. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) plan this week to introduce another bill aimed at repealing the 2.3% medical device excise tax.

Exclusive: Paulsen, Kind expected to file new bill aimed at repealing medical device tax this week

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House passes bill to repeal, refund medical device tax

September 19, 2014 by Brad Perriello

The U.S. House of Representatives passes a jobs package that would repeal the medical device tax and issue refunds for all levies paid since the 2.3% excise tax went into effect last year.

House passes bill to repeal, refund medical device tax

UPDATED Sept. 19, 2014, with comment from MDMA, MITA and AdvaMed. 

The U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday to repeal and refund the medical device tax and promptly went into recess until after the mid-term elections in November.

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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.

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.

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.