Washington, D.C. – Today, President Trump said “big legislation will be signed by me shortly,” and both the Right to Try legislation and regulatory relief package that makes reforms to Dodd-Frank he touted are efforts U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly led. Enactment of these provisions will build on the 19 Donnelly provisions already signed into law by President Trump since the President took office and 41 measures the Senator’s had signed into law since he began serving in the Senate in 2013.
Donnelly said, “I worked tirelessly on both the Right to Try legislation and regulatory relief bill with my colleagues, and this shows it’s possible to break through the partisanship and gridlock and what we can achieve by working together. I’m looking forward to President Trump signing both of these bills that will make a difference for Hoosiers and the American people.”
Both of Donnelly’s Senate-passed bills–the Right to Try legislation and regulatory relief bill–advanced with bipartisan support in the House Tuesday. Donnelly partnered with U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) on the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act, which would allow families to access potentially life-saving, clinically tested medical treatment to treat terminally ill loved ones before time runs out. During a Tuesday evening press conference Johnson called Donnelly a “stalwart” and he said, “This would not have happened without Joe Donnelly.” The Donnelly-Johnson bipartisan bill passed the Senate unanimously in August 2017. Donnelly partnered with Indianapolis resident Laura McLinn and her son Jordan McLinn–who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease with no cure–and he discussed the importance of advancing the Senate-passed bill with Vice President Pence during a meeting last month. President Trump expressed support for Right to Try during his State of the Union earlier this year.
In addition, Donnelly negotiated and co-wrote the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which would reduce regulatory burdens on the 103 community banks and 154 credit unions in Indiana that have been inadvertently burdened by rules and regulations intended to hold Wall Street accountable. This is an issue Donnelly has worked on since 2013 and after developing a framework with a bipartisan group of Senators in 2015, Donnelly and a similar group of Senators negotiated and carefully crafted bipartisan legislation in November 2017 intended to deliver regulatory relief to main street community banks, while maintaining the safety of our financial system and providing several new protections to consumers, veterans, and servicemembers. Donnelly’s bipartisan bill passed the Senate in March with strong bipartisan support and at that time President Trump signaled his support for the legislation.
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