Tonight, Senator Joe Donnelly released the following statement after a budget amendment to repeal the medical device tax passed with a vote of 79-20. The bipartisan amendment was introduced by Senators Hatch, Klobuchar, Donnelly, and Coats.
"We need to make every effort to encourage, not stifle, continued growth in our manufacturing sector, including the medical device industry. Indiana is home to many innovative medical device companies, and I support repealing the medical device excise tax because it makes sense for Hoosier businesses, workers, and the patients who use their products. I was proud to co-sponsor the amendment to repeal the tax, and I am pleased that it passed with bipartisan support."