Rich Pezzullo, the Republican businessman seeking to unseat Congressman Frank Pallone in November, today applauded President Donald Trump for signing the Right to Try Act into law. The new law grants terminally ill patients the right to choose alternative treatment options when they have exhausted all fully FDA-approved treatment options.
President Trump signed the bill this afternoon.
“This is a victory for everyone in America who is struggling with a terminal illness, their families, and their loved ones,” said Pezzullo. “This is a victory for hope.”
Pezzullo said he was “incensed” by Pallone’s vocal opposition to the bill.
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Posted: May 30th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News | Tags: Congressman Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News, President Donald Trump, Rich Pezzullo, Right to try, Right to Try Act | Comments Off on Pezzullo praises Trump for signing “Right to Try” into law; Rips Pallone for his opposition
Congressman Frank Pallone
Congressman Frank Pallone and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rallied House Democrats to block the passage of legislation supported by President Trump that would allow terminally ill patients to try to extend their lives by using experimental drugs that have not been approved by the FDA.
President Trump called for the “right to try” legislation in his State of the Union Address. The U.S. Senate passed the bill unanimously and there is bi-partisan support for the bill in the House.
The bill was up for a ‘fast track’ vote in the House on Tuesday, which requires passage with votes from two-thirds of the chamber. The vote was 250 aye to 140 no, falling short of the two-thirds requirement. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 14th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Congress, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2018 elections, CD 6, Congressman Frank Pallone, Frank Pallone, Middlesex County News, Monmouth County News, Nancy Pelosi, NJ-6, Right to try | 8 Comments »