I rise to join my colleagues in opposition to this bill.
We need to take a serious look at drug prices. Far too many Americans are forced to make tough decisions about their expenses. Many are left to decide whether to go to the grocery store, keep the lights on, stay warm, or buy the life saving prescription drugs they need. Americans according to a study from Brookings spend $1,112 per capita on prescription drugs. That is more than any other country.
So in my mind there is no question we need to find solutions. However, I think we can all agree it is going to take more than legislation designed to score political points and actually not solve this issue for people. To resolve this complex issue we need to sit down and discuss a solution that is more than a one sentence bill. The majority should pull this bill and we should get to work on an actual solution.
I yield the floor.