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AFP Thanks Bipartisan Group of House Lawmakers for Supporting Right to Try 

Mar 21, 2018 by AFP

Arlington, Va. –  AFP launched a digital ad campaign Tuesday thanking a bipartisan group of House lawmakers for supporting the right-to-try bill that failed to pass the House of Representatives last week. The House will consider right-to-try legislation again today, with debate and a vote expected this afternoon.   

In addition to thanking both Republicans and Democrats who supported the bill, the ads direct people to tell their lawmakers to keep fighting for Right to Try and urge them to support this bill again. 

The list of lawmakers included in this campaign can be found here.  

An example of the ads can be found here.  

AFP Chief Government Affairs Officer Brent Gardner issued the following statement:  

“Despite the House of Representatives’ recent failure to pass a version of Right to Try under a procedure that required two-thirds votes for passage, today presents another chance for Members of Congress to advance this compassionate policy that gives hope and could save lives.  

“We urge lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to support Right to Try and take the necessary steps to get this bill to the President’s desk, where he’s eagerly waiting to sign it.” 

Background:  

ICYMI from the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: A GOP Right to Try Fumble  (3/20/18)

 In January, AFP and Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce launched a digital ad urging Congress to pass federal Right to Try legislation and issued a letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden calling for the committee to send the bill to the House floor for a full vote. 

In February, the group called on activists to urge Rep. Walden and the House Energy and Commerce Committee to pass right-to-try legislation and highlighted President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence’s support for right-to-try. 

Read the AFP, Freedom Partners memo on the need for Federal Right-to-Try Legislation. (1/12/18) 

 

 

For further information or to set up an interview, reach Gabrielle Braud at GBraud@afphq.org or (571) 329-1846. 

 

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