It seems to be a time-honored tradition in Washington that bills of all varieties are rarely ever single issue endeavors. In fact, most bills that are shepherded through Congress are weighed rather than read and confected by lobbyists who then go looking for a sponsor or two to actually propose the legislation.
In the case of the opioid treatment bill titled “Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act,” the Democrats stuck something having to do with the invasion of the Capitol Building on January 6 in the thing, and they claim because of this, three dozen or more Republicans voted against the bill, which is probably true.
I won’t sit silent as Washington Democrats attempt to bring cancel culture to the House. Tonight they chose partisan political games and their Trump Derangement Syndrome over advancing what should have been bipartisan legislation in a bipartisan way. I refuse to apologize for standing up for my values and I’ll never stop fighting to make sure hardworking Georgians are heard on the floor of the House.
It certainly sounds like this opioid treatment bill has been in progress for some time if there were sponsors in 2020. In the meantime, the January 6 issue somehow made its way into the pages, and that topic needs its own forum.
Bringing opioid treatments to market is most definitely a worthy cause and should be pursued, but the truth is that putting secondary items in such bills will cause them to be killed as the Democrat advantage in the House of Representatives is not wide enough to withstand defection of any sort.
Playing political games has consequences, and the Democrats are going to learn that the hard way.
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