Marchant Votes to Fully Repeal Medical Device Tax

June 18, 2015 - The House voted today 280-140 to pass the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015. The legislation repeals the 2.3 percent excise tax on the sale of medical devices created by the president’s health care law. Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24), an original cosponsor of this bill, issued the following statement upon the bill’s passage:

“Today I voted to fully repeal the president’s job-killing medical device tax that drives up health care costs and restricts access to lifesaving innovations Americans depend on. The United States has led the world in the development of ground-breaking medical technologies. This has revolutionized the way we diagnose and treat disease. Yet, the president wants to take our nation a step backward by taxing medical innovation. I urge the Senate to quickly take up and pass the Protect Medical Innovation Act. The medical device tax was wrong from the start and needs to be completely eliminated.”