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The Alliance for Aging Research has issued the following statement on the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, or H.R. 6, today in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“The Alliance for Aging Research applauds the U.S. House of Representatives on today’s passage of H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act. This bill makes vital changes to how biomedical research will be conducted in this country and removes barriers to therapeutic development that will ensure patient access to innovative treatments and life-saving cures. The Alliance would like to extend a special thanks to Chairman Fred Upton and Representative Diana DeGette for their bipartisan leadership and dedication to crafting H.R. 6 in the interest of patients. We look forward to the Senate taking action on this important bill and the innovations that will be realized in the years to come as a result.”