Rep. Pitts' Bill "On the Fast Track"
May 4, 2005
Bipartisan bill cuts red tape, assists small pharmaceutical manufacturers keep jobs here at home
Washington -The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today approved H.R. 184, the Controlled Substances Export Reform Act of 2005. The legislation, written by Congressman Joe Pitts (R, PA-16), would significantly reduce the costs imposed by unnecessary government regulation on small pharmaceutical manufacturers, like Cephalon in Chester County, Pennsylvania and 260 others across the country.
"Small businesses create new jobs; they strengthen communities; they drive innovation. The law should help them thrive, not make them second class citizens of the manufacturing world. Current U.S. law forces small manufacturers here to compete at a disadvantage with foreign competitors and large corporations. The result is a loss of high paying American jobs as companies decide it's just too expensive to do business here. This bill levels the playing field for small businesses and protects jobs. It's on the fast track and I look forward to floor vote soon," said Congressman Pitts.
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