President Donald Trump has already completed a list of amazing accomplishments that have helped folks in all walks of life, but what he did today, while the media obsessed over Rosanne Barr’s “racist” tweet, was nothing short of incredible.
This won’t get the attention it deserves (this transcends politics) but we wanted to make sure you knew about it.
Fox News reports:
President Trump on Wednesday signed into law a bill that would allow those with potentially terminal diseases to try experimental treatments and bypass the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The so-called Right to Try Act of 2017, sponsored by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., unanimously passed the Senate last August, and cleared the House last week on a party-line vote of 250-169 — in a win for both Johnson and the Trump administration.
“Today I am proud to keep another promise to the American people as I sign the Right to Try legislation into law,” Trump said Wednesday. “We’re going to be saving tremendous numbers of lives.”
The president said the issue was “very personal” for him.
“As I proudly sign this bill, thousands of terminally ill Americans will have the help, the hope and the fighting chance — and I think it’s going to be better than chance — that they will be cured, that they will be helped, that they will be able to be with their families for a long time, or maybe just for a longer time,” Trump said. “But we’re able to give them the absolute best we have at this current moment, at this current second. We’re going to help a lot of people. It’s an honor to be signing this.”
The president was joined by Vice President Pence, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, FDA Deputy Commissioner Anna Abram and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, along with several “brave Americans” battling ALS, muscular dystrophy and other conditions.
The president said that he was seeking the “better bill” for “the people.”
“Not the pharmaceutical companies, not the insurance companies–I don’t care about them. I really couldn’t care less,” Trump said, underscoring the importance of a bill for “the people.”
Trump has long supported the legislation, pushing Congress to pass the bill for the benefit of terminally ill patients during his first State of the Union address in January.