President Barack Obama has said repeatedly that our goal must be to “win the future.” No one can argue with that sentiment. But nothing defines the future more compellingly than a medical technology sector that is creating jobs, improving lives and developing exciting new innovations to confront and conquer disease and disability.
If Congress and the administration truly want to win the future, an essential first step is to support our effort to repeal this destructive and counterproductive medical device tax.
Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) is co-chairman of the House Medical Technology Caucus, of which Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) is a member.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.