July 24,2020

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Wyden Statement on Trump Drug Pricing Announcement

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released a statement after the president signed executive orders to pursue several drug pricing policies through administrative action:

“Trump’s failed leadership throughout the pandemic crisis has left him searching for anything to change the conversation. Today’s announcement is more snake oil for Trump to sell on the campaign trail. Americans need lower drug prices now, not some day in the future that may never come. The president has had over a year to bring Congress together on a bipartisan plan to lower drug prices, but he has chosen to take the easy route of empty rhetoric instead. If he were serious about lowering drug prices for Americans in need, he would be pushing Republicans to take on Big Pharma as Congress considers additional pandemic relief legislation.