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Grassley Takes Aim at Fellow Republicans in Drug-Pricing Fight

Yuval Rosenberg

Dan Diamond of Politico’s Pulse newsletter reports that Sen. Chuck Grassley, the GOP Senate Finance Committee Chair who last month said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the reason more Republicans haven’t supported his bipartisan drug-pricing legislation, said that competing House legislation doesn’t go far enough:

“Grassley on Wednesday dismissed House Energy and Commerce Republicans' competing drug legislation as too soft on pharma, and little more than an effort to deflect attacks over the party's failure to slash prices. ‘They have felt necessary to get a Republican bill out there that gives some Republicans that are up for election cover,’ he told reporters, adding that the House bill's failure to impose major restrictions on companies shows the ‘strength of big pharma.’”

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