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The 21st Century Cures Initiative and My Small Role.
I don’t normally do this but today I’m feeling especially proud (and humbled) to be part of Team Upton.
For the past 18 months we (and by “we” I mean a TEAM of countless individuals — too many to tag) came together to work on a thing called 21st Century Cures. It’s a piece of legislation that will speed the discovery, development, and delivery of life-saving cures and devices to families across the country. One family in Michigan, the Kennedy’s (whom I got to meet on the campaign trail this fall), will be impacted greatly by this legislation and it was incredible to learn their story and hear stories from countless other families who will be positively impacted.
Earlier today, the 21st Century Cures Act passed the House of Reps by a 344–77 vote. Having the privilege of being on the House floor when it passed is one of the highlights of my career.
In honor of being one step closer to the finish line — I’ve assembled some truly behind-the-scenes pictures that capture some of the craziness.