GILBERT, ARIZONA – Yesterday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced that Right to Try would receive floor consideration this week. Congressman Biggs, the original sponsor of the introductory House version, released the following statement:
“All Americans have the right and freedom to try to save their lives. The Right to Try Act is a significant bipartisan endeavor, having become law in 38 states. In 2014, Arizona voters passed this law with almost 80% of the vote. I am pleased that, after years in the making, this policy is being considered on the House floor tomorrow. Our bill will give some relief to terminally-ill patients who have no further options left to extend their lives, including Jordan McLinn, Trickett Wendler, Bertrand Might, Matt Bellina, and Diego Morris. These individuals – and countless others – deserve this hope.
“Right to Try legislation would not be possible without the persistent efforts of President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Senator Ron Johnson, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, the Goldwater Institute, FreedomWorks, Americans For Prosperity, Laura and Jordan McLinn, former Congressman Matt Salmon, and dozens of my House colleagues.