STAT September 19, 2019
Lev Facher and Nicholas Florko

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday broke with most Republicans on Capitol Hill on the issue of drug pricing, saying on Twitter that it was “great to see” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduce a bill that many GOP lawmakers derided earlier in the day as “socialist.”

In the tweet, Trump also reiterated his support for an existing, bipartisan drug pricing package currently before the Senate, and encouraged lawmakers to pursue a bipartisan solution.

“Because of my Administration, drug prices are down for the first time in almost 50 years,” Trump tweeted. “But the American people need Congress to help. I like Sen. Grassley’s drug pricing bill very much, and it’s great to see Speaker Pelosi’s bill today. Let’s get it...

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2019-09-19T22:18:07-04:00