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Just got this email from the Franken folks. Thought I would pass it along.
Sen. Franken to Discuss Efforts to Repeal Medical Device Tax Today
Will Meet with Industry Leaders Privately in St. Paul; Later to Hold Media Availability
MINNESOTA [10/24/13]—Today, October 24, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) will be in St. Paul to meet with LifeScience Alley and several of Minnesota’s medical device companies. In his discussion with industry leaders, he will talk about his efforts to repeal the medical device tax.
Sen. Franken has opposed the medical device tax since it was first proposed, and fought successfully to cut it in half. He has been working hard to find a responsible bipartisan solution to repeal this tax once and for all. Companies in Minnesota are responsible for the devices that people all over the country rely on to keep them healthy. The medical device industry also provides thousands of high-quality jobs in Minnesota, and Sen. Franken believes that the device tax must be repealed in order to promote innovation and vital research and development.
At 11:45 a.m., after the closed-press meeting has concluded, Sen. Franken and the CEO of LifeScience Alley will hold a media availability.
WHO: U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Dale Wahlstrom, President & CEO, LifeScience Alley
WHAT: Meets with Minnesota medical device companies and discusses his efforts to repeal device tax
WHEN: Thursday, October 24. Media availability at approximately 11:45 a.m.
WHERE: University Enterprise Labs (South Entrance – Atrium), 1000 Westgate Drive, St. Paul, MN 55114