Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) issued the following statement after a bill he cosponsored, the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6), passed with wide bipartisan support in the U.S. House of Representatives:

“I am extremely enthusiastic about today’s vote to pass the 21st Century Cures Act. This sterling example of bipartisan legislation will provide over $8.75 billion in guaranteed funding for the National Institutes of Health and modernize the process in which new medicine and medical technology is tested and approved by the FDA. This is great news for San Diego County’s economy as we continue to grow in our role as a global hub for biomedical innovation and job creation.  This bill will enable America to remain on the cutting edge of science and medicine as we work to provide patients with access to newer, more effective, and more affordable treatments.”