U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly joined President Trump yesterday at the White House for the signing of his bipartisan ‘Right to Try’ legislation. The bill passed the Senate unanimously in August 2017 and the House of Representatives with bipartisan support on May 22. Donnelly introduced the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act with Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) in January 2017. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb recently announced his support for the Donnelly-Johnson ‘Right to Try’ legislation. Donnelly said, “I was proud to join President Trump at the White House, as he signed my Right to Try bill into law. This is about delivering for families in Indiana and across the country who have been asking for the right to try and access potentially life-saving, clinically tested medical treatment to treat terminally ill loved ones before time runs out. I want to thank Senator Johnson for his bipartisan partnership in this effort, and Hoosiers Laura and Jordan McLinn for their tireless advocacy, which was critical in helping us push this across the finish line.” President Trump said during the signing ceremony, “We would not be here today without the tireless efforts of dedicated members of Congress. That’s so true…I also want to thank Senator Donnelly. Senator Donnelly, thank you very much.” The bill will authorize the use of unapproved medical products by patients diagnosed with a terminal illness in accordance with State law, and for other purposes.
May 31st, 2018|Local News|