Washington, D.C. – Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, today issued the following statement responding to the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing scheduled for Thursday, February 8:
"Once again, Senate HELP Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders is weaponizing a U.S. Senate hearing to advance a political agenda. Tomorrow's spectacle promises to be a 'legislative placebo,' with a heavy dose of partisan theatrics overshadowing a meaningful exchange of ideas.
"The fact is that patients in America have greater access to the latest medical innovations than anywhere else. So why do the Chairman and the Biden Administration want to impose illegal price controls that will lead to fewer new medicines, longer wait times for patients, and hinder the private sector-led research vital to discovering the next breakthrough treatment or cure?
"We call on Chairman Sanders to abandon the political theatrics and refocus his efforts on real solutions."