Largest Vote Total and Most Democratic Support To Date
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA (July 24, 2018) – The Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium (FMMC) applauds the House of Representatives for passage of H.R. 184, the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017, by a overwhelming vote of 283 to 132. Fifty-seven (57) Democrats joined 226 Republicans in support. This important legislation, which would permanently repeal the onerous medical device tax, now moves to the Senate with great momentum.
“The FMMC would like to thank the bi-partisan group of Florida Congressional members who stood up for medical technology manufacturers today and voted for this critical legislation.” said Geary Havran, FMMC Chairman and President of NDH Medical, Inc. “It is now more than time for the Senate to follow suit and end this bad tax policy.”
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The Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium (FMMC) is Florida’s statewide association of medical technology manufacturers and allied firms. The FMMC has been actively engaged in advocating for full repeal of the medical device tax since its original passage in 2010. The FMMC exists to unite, promote and grow the Florida medical device industry, and to enhance the business success of its member companies. Florida is home to one of our nation’s largest medical device economies – encompassing 662 device manufacturers employing nearly 21,000 Floridians, paying an average annual wage of more than $60,000. Florida ranks 2nd nationally in the number of FDA-registered medical device establishments. Go to www.floridamedtech.com for more information.