Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Rep. Paul Cook Votes to Repeal Medical Device Tax

Jun 18, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) voted for HR 160, the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015. This bill passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 280-140. Cook is an original cosponsor of this bill.

The Medical Innovation Act of 2015 eliminates the tax on medical devices that was included in the President’s 2010 health care law. This legislation now heads to the Senate where repealing the medical device tax also has bipartisan support.

Cook said, “Repealing the medical device tax lowers heath care costs. Taxes on necessary devices that can be the difference between life or death are a prime example of how Obamacare is fundamentally broken and increasing costs for millions of American families. I’m glad to see the House take the first step toward repealing this tax and hope the Senate will follow our lead.”