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Quest For Political Capital, Legacy Could Push 'Cures' Over The Finish Line

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When Congress returns to work after the summer recess, the House and Senate medical innovation packages may gain momentum as legislators seek a “feather in the cap” for reelection campaigns, and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton and Vice President Joe Biden look to cement legacies, say legislative analysts. Also, a Zika virus funding rider is expected be attached to a continuing resolution.

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