Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Supports 21st Century Cures Act for Healthcare Innovation

Nov 30, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement after the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act. The bill also included the legislative language of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act.

“Today, the House voted to upgrade to our healthcare infrastructure, positively impacting Americans across the country. This bill expedites the research and development for drugs that treat rare diseases, encourages data sharing that will accelerate progress for treatments and cures, and authorizes funding for both Vice President Biden's Cancer Moonshot and CARA, a bill recently signed into law that combats our nation's harrowing opioid crisis. In order to fight diseases in the 21st century, we need to ensure healthcare providers have the proper resources. I'm pleased the bill also includes the legislative language of Congressman Tim Murphy's Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, a bill I am a cosponsor of. By updating antiquated healthcare and mental health policies to better fit the needs of patients and their families, we can provide better care for those who are silently pleading for help.

“I congratulate Chairman Upton and Congressman Murphy on the passage of this bill, and I look forward to continue working with them to provide better healthcare solutions for our country.”