Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Accountable and Combatting Rising Prescription Drug Prices

The rising cost of prescription drugs is something I have heard from folks all across Upstate New York. This is why I led the effort in Congress to crack down on big drug companies who try to stop generic drugs coming to the market, so people have access to lower-priced prescription drugs. In my first year since being elected, I took on the big pharmaceutical companies and voted to pass legislation allowing Medicare to negotiate directly with pharmaceutical companies in order to lower prices. This legislation helps working families and seniors, while still allowing companies to invest in research and development to find the next generation of life-saving drugs.