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Washington, D.C. --  After attending a press conference yesterday on the repeal of the job-killing medical device tax, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement:

“The medical device industry is a vital component of Minnesota’s economy and I am proud to be an original cosponsor on the repeal of the medical device tax. This tax, mandated by Obamacare, has stifled innovation and killed jobs across the state of Minnesota and it is imperative that we take the steps necessary to prevent further damage.

“This bill has been stalled for the past four years and I believe that with the new Senate majority we will have a great opportunity to finally move it forward. I look forward to working with my colleagues on this, particularly fellow Minnesotan Rep. Erik Paulsen and Rep. Ron Kind of neighboring Wisconsin, to bring renewed hope to repealing this tax.”

Emmer is an original cosponsor of H.R. 160, which if passed will repeal the medical device excise tax. To view the text of this legislation, click here.