SAINT PAUL, MN – In response to Tuesday afternoon’s vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal the medical device tax, Karin Housley, Republican-endorsed candidate for Minnesota’s special election for U.S. Senate, issued the following statement:
“It’s time for the Senate to join the House of Representatives in voting to fully repeal the medical device tax. The tax, and its uncertain future, has halted progress on lifesaving technology, caused employers to forego hiring, and forced manufacturers to scale back research and development. With many of the nation’s top medical device manufacturers calling Minnesota home, and with startups flocking to our state as the epicenter of medical research, we should be encouraging job growth and medical innovation – not stifling it.
“I’m calling on Tina Smith to put Minnesotans before far-left special interests and publicly support a full repeal of the medical device tax. If Tina Smith won’t, as a U.S. Senator, I will.”
Karin Housley is a wife, mother, grandmother, small business owner, state senator, and Republican-endorsed candidate for the U.S. Senate special election in Minnesota. Learn more about Karin Housley at HousleyForSenate.com.