FLASH: Senate votes 79-20 in favor of medical device tax repeal amendment

March 21, 2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

The Senate votes overwhelmingly in favor of a non-binding amendment that would repeal the medical device tax and establish a reserve fund to help pay for it.

Capitol Hill

The U.S. Senate voted 79-20 in favor of a bipartisan amendment that would repeal the medical device tax.

The measure, proposed by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), is a non-binding amendment contained in a the Senate's continuing budget resolution, but the win may be an important step forward for opponents of the device tax.

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