FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Sen. Grassley’s Support for Government Mandated Price Controls on Prescription Drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) most recent support for government mandated price controls on prescription drugs, Dan Savickas, FreedomWorks Regulatory Policy Manager, commented:

"President Trump’s regulatory agenda has shown what is possible when the government gets out of the way and allows the market to innovate. Furthermore, the President has declared from the State of the Union dais that ‘America will never be a socialist nation.’ It is sad that Senator Grassley, who has been a conservative champion on so many issues, misconstrued these statements as some sort of endorsement of backdoor price controls on prescription medicine.

"As Senator Grassley well knows and likes to point out, the History Channel very rarely airs any actual historical programming. If they did, however, it would frown upon big government central planners who think they can single-handedly solve all of society’s problems with command-and-control policies. We urge Senator Grassley not to fall on the wrong side of actual history by trying to implement these underhanded price controls."

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