Reed promotes Cures Act during stop at Clifton Springs Hospital

In these highly political times, bipartisan legislation that proponents believe will lead to better treatments — even cures — for a host of deadly diseases is something worth celebrating, says Rep. Tom Reed.

The Corning Republican, who represents the 23rd District in the House, was at Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic Thursday morning championing the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, bipartisan legislation that allocates $8.4 billion for disease research its proponents believe will lead to better treatments and possible cures for a number of diseases, including Alzheimer’s and cancer. It also includes money to address mental health issues and opiate abuse.

Reed said widespread support for the legislation in the House and Senate — it was signed by former President Obama — “shows that there’s more Americans agree on than disagree.”

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