U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement on Wednesday after Senate passage of the Food and Drug Administration Authorization Bill, a comprehensive bill which will strengthen the authority of the FDA to enhance health and safety for Americans:
"Over the last few months, the Senate has placed great importance on working together to forge bipartisan solutions. This bill represents what we can accomplish when we put health and safety first. In addition to increasing drug safety and improving the review process for new drugs and medical devices, this legislation strengthens the ability of the FDA to protect patients. Senator Enzi and all members of the HELP Committee are to be commended for producing a comprehensive bill which will increase consumer safety and improve patient health."