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21st Century Cures bill’s progress hits possible funding roadblock
Modern Healthcare

Insiders say lawmakers are no closer to finding common ground on key funding issues that have postponed discussion on the proposed 21st Century Cures Act.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee scheduled a markup of the bill on Wednesday morning, but delayed the session until Thursday.

While the majority of committee members took time during opening statements Tuesday evening to praise the bipartisan work involved in drafting the proposed legislation, a number of legislators voiced concern over how to fund its estimated cost of $13 billion.