Senate

Medical Alley Association Backs Sen. Klobuchar’s Push to Repeal Medical Device Tax

For Immediate Release: March 7th, 2019 Medical Alley Association Backs Sen. Klobuchar’s Push to Repeal Medical Device Tax Minneapolis, MN – Medical Alley Association thanks Senator Amy Klobuchar for her leadership on permanently repealing the medical device excise tax. The Protect Medical Innovation Act, introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Pat Toomey (R-PA), has […]

Medical Alley Applauds House Passage of Device Tax Repeal – Urges Senate Action

For Immediate Release: July 24, 2018 Today, the United States House of Representatives voted 283-132 to permanently repeal the Medical Device Excise Tax. The Medical Alley Association thanks those House members who voted to bring certainty to the healthcare marketplace and to prioritize health consumer access to the next-generation of medical technology solutions. The House […]

Department of Employment and Economic Development presents in both the House and Senate

Earlier this week the Department of Employment and Economic Development presented an Agency overview to the Jobs Committees in both the House and the Senate.  Of note, DEED stressed the importance of the Minnesota Investment Fund and Job Creation Fund in spurring economic development in the state.  Both incentives were stripped from the budget at […]

Hearings of Interest

March 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM – Committee on State and Local Government Chair: Sen Patricia Torres Ray Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Bldg. Agenda: S.F. 2558  –  Sieben  –  Family and medical leave benefit insurance program; wage tax imposition; rulemaking; account creation; appropriation. March 15, 2016 at 2:45 PM –  Commerce and Regulatory Reform Chair: Rep. Joe Hoppe Room: […]

Senator Al Franken (D- MN) has co-sponsored a bill known as “The Device Act” that will help to ensure patients are able to benefit from new medical devices in as timely a manner as possible without sacrificing patient safety.  The bill eliminates unnecessary burdens when evaluating devices as well as permitting the use of centralized […]

Letter of Support for the Combination Product Regulatory Fairness Act

Combination Products Legislation Advances in the Senate A proposal supported by Medical Alley and its members to streamline the approval pathway for combination products advanced in the Senate in April of this year.  This was a similar proposal that was found in the Houses’ 21st Century Cures legislation that passed the House floor last year.  This […]

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